27 Jul

Big Block Silvers – Jack Sparrow

So i am going to make it a hip hop hat-trick for this week and its a beauty from a great EP.   Big Block Silvers hail from Oceanside, California. I came across their BOLD EP on bandcamp. Its the only thing they have up on the site so i assume its their first proper release. And what a release it is – Out in Feb of this year it is 6 tracks of quality hip...

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25 Jul

Odisee – NNGE (Feat. Toine)

So having not picked any hip hop for a while, recently i have picked up quite a bit and have been playing through on the way to work. Plus I'm following on nicely from Aapie's post last night.   Stand out is the latest from Washington DC rapper Odisee (great name). It appears the man is pretty damn prolific but i have to be honest and say i am pretty new to his stuff, but...

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14 Dec

Lupe Fiasco – I Gotcha

Yesterday I was reading that Lupe Fiasco is going to retire from music due to some grief he got for making anti-Semitic  remarks on one of his tracks. Can't say I know much about the context. Whatever the case, it made me think back to todays track.   Before I left for work this morning I downloaded I gotcha and then played it pretty much full blast all the way to work. It still sounds...

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05 Apr

Phife Dawg – Flawless

I have been on holiday over Easter so have been missing in action. Been a bit of a struggle going back to work. Feel like I need another holiday.   Anyway, I'm going to make tonight a short one and a belated tribute to the passing of Phife Dawg. There isn't much more to be said about it other than Aapie and I were both big fans of A Tribe Called Quest. Today's track is from...

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23 Dec

Dj Jazzy Jeff Featuring Rhymefest – Jeff n Fess

Tonight is going to be a really quick one, what with all the Christmas planning etc, but I have gone for a bit of a party tune that I have been playing a bit lately as I cruise through the Malta traffic. Jeff n Fess by Dj Jazzy Jeff. The man needs no introduction and this track from his 2006 album is classic old school style hip hop. Great break, great rhymes and my word just...

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