Yes, it has been a while since I have done this! But I’m back, so hopefully you are still with me. This week I have been listening to some more hip-hop inclined stuff, which should be equally noted.
For the new album, it has got to be Walé’s The Mixtape About Nothing which combines a variety of MC styles including Wayne, Talib Kweli, and Kanye west, rapping over Seinfeld samples and talking about DC, his place of origin (I just so happen to be of DC area residence as well). He’s probably the next big thing in Hip-Hop and he’s reppin’ the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) quite nicely.
key tracks: “The Perfect Plan,” “The Artistic Integrity”
As for the older album, 1999’s Australian DJ set The Avalances’ Since I Left You is quite a piece of work. One of the better solely sample produced records I have ever heard, similar to the likes of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing . . . , The Avalanches combine a vast array of samples to create a Soulful, Hip-Hop/Trip-Hop sound that’s in a league of its own.
Key Tracks: “Since I Left You,” “Frontier Psychiatrist”