Thursday, June 30, 2011

NOAH - "Love Hate" Video + Wonderful Struggle Mixtape

I just got wind of this artist from California named NOAH (No One After Him) via twitter.  It only took 2 songs and I'm hooked! I downloaded the mixtape immediately and I'm amazed at how focused this artist is. I damn near fell out of my chair when I heard "Fly Away". This track is just crazy! It samples 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?" and is a great example of how great his musical taste is.

This is Hip-Hop on a higher level and I feel very fortunate to have had this fall in my lap the way it did.

Check out the video for "Love Hate" below. Great video concept and art direction. You definitely want to keep this guy on your radar. This is something special....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DJ Commish & DJ Prince - "New Jack Swing Vol. 1"

Listening to the songs on this mixtape make me wish I had a pair of Slick overalls (One strap hanging off, of course!) and a pair of "Jodeci Boots". I'd throw them on and do the Running Man in the middle of my living room like it's 1990.

Being an 80's baby, this music takes me back! Like, "Bamboo earrings; at least two pair." and Z. Cavaricci jeans. This was a time when fellas were getting NO play if they couldn't dance. Playing the wall was never an option. When you listen to this music you'll understand why! The fusion of R&B vocals over Hip-Hop breaks, Pop synths and keys, etc. gets into your bones. 

DJ Commish and DJ Prince loaded this compilation up with classics. From Troop to Al B. Sure! to SWV to Bobby Brown.....New Jack Swing vol. 1 covers this incredible era of music in a big way. All the 25+ readers out there, you NEED this download! If you're younger than 25 and you don't know much about New Jack Swing, you NEED this download! You can't talk about the "Golden Era" of Hip-Hop and not include New Jack Swing in the conversation. Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Morris Day, Teddy Riley, Babyface and a handful of others truly set the tone of Black life in the late 80's and early 90's.

Click the link below to download and warp yourself to 1990. High Top Fade, Jehri Curl and patent leather shoes not included.