So I’ve been slacking a lil bit on the posts, I know this. But shit, I work all day, talking to people, and sometimes I get home and just want to be lazy, and not think/talk to myself on this blog. However, the search engines are starting to respect the Funk, as I’ve been getting some solid hits lately, so I don’t want to kill the momentum and leave it dry for more than a couple days. Therefore, I had to put this together before I get my Taco Joint on (green and black margaritas are thee shit). This is no throwaway post by any means, meow. I had this Cassie joint set aside for a Wifey Wednesday post, but I’d be stretching to try and fill that post up with any other decent material. So here’s what I got. The song made me think of some other old school R&B joints I use to dig when I was younger/still secretly jam out to on my BBDs. Btw, I threw this short playlist together in less than 10 minutes, so don’t be mad if I forgot your favorite. I have many more quality slow jams to share for the future.
Damn, man. This chick is toooooo fine! Even with the silly shit Diddy made her to to her hair to get more attention. Also noteworthy, Fab kills this classic beat…Mobb Deep – Shook Ones pt. II for anyone born yesterday
(MP3): Cassie ft Fabolous – Radio
What we gon’ do right here is go back, way back. Back into time…..
(MP3): Blackstreet – Don’t Leave
(MP3): En Vogue – Don’t Let Go
(MP3): TLC – Creep
(MP3): Keith Sweat – Twisted
(MP3): Total – What About Us
(MP3): Keith Sweat – Nobody
(MP3): Nicole Wray – Make It Hot
(MP3): LL Cool J – Doin’ It
Royce came out on the rap scene about 2002 with a little help from his friend and fellow Detroit native, Eminem. Em sang the hook on his first single “Rock City” which came off the similarly titled album. The song wasn’t bad for a single, and the video at least help put his name on the map. But “Boom” is what really got people talking about dude. Not many are blessed enough to get a chance to spit over a classic DJ Premier beat like this. And not half the dudes that get the chance can kill it like Royce does. Kanye does Royce a similar favor (back when he still did favors) by providing this creative instrumental on “Heartbeat” which was released after Rock City.
“Im the next best to reach the peak.
Formally known as the best kept secret, I guess that I just leaked it”
MP3:Royce Da 5’9’’ – Heartbeat (prod. Kanye West)
These next 3 come from one of my favorite albums of all time, Death is Certain. You can tell Royce was in a different state of mind when he completed this project. I don’t remember the exact timeline of the whole falling out Royce and Em had, or when they came out with their respective diss tracks, but this album obviously harbored those feelings of resentment. Much of his anger is geared primarily toward the mainstream; most notably the success of garbage rap groups like D12. The tone stays the same from start to finish and that’s what makes it one of the best albums to listen straight through without use of the skip button. It’s a very personal album and is really best to listen to on a personal level, by yourself. Here are a few of my favorite tracks.
Wifey Wednesday/Throwback Thursday: Adina Howard, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Sean Paul, INOJ, Somethin for the People + More!
Kinda random, but if that’s not the baddest intro ever then just stop reading my blog right now and don’t EVER come back! Love me some Belly, man.
So I haven’t been up on my game in terms of really seeking out new shit lately, and I know thisss, maaannnnn. But I just got a new job that I think will make me much happier, not too mention the fact I will be moving out my parents house very soon (hallelujah!). Needless to say, I can relax now in a sense and get back on the grind with this music biz. But just because I don’t have a ton of new shit doesn’t mean I can’t catch you up on some classic jams from the vault.
I know I won’t be able to post tomorrow and I been slackin on the female friendlies, so I’m combining my Wifey Wednesday post with the brand new Throwback Thursday playlist. I wasn’t kidding when I told you I know my R&B shit. Definitely got my sister to thank for letting me steal her CD collection to stay in tune with the genre. I got jams like these for days. This definitely ain’t just for the ladies though, cuz I know some of my dudes out there are feelin this shit right along with me. Sheeeit, my boy is the one who requested a number of these. As a whole though, if this doesn’t take you back to a happy time as a young teenager, then I apologize. But I’ll have some more throwbacks each and every Thursday, and not so heavy on the R&B next time. And ladies, take a tip from Somethin For The People and get your mind right bout your boy. This first one though, this one is dedicated to well, me makin moves…and George Jefferson too, I guess.
Oh man, I couldn’t let the St. Louis throwback jam session end without my all time favorite. Shits making me so happy just thinking about it right now. Man, the stupid shit we would do in high school. Reminds me of clowning around in a red Volvo….really. That’s Boughetto!
Speaking of St. Louis, from what this chick I knew from Mizzou said, this was a onetime local hood smash. I have no idea where I found it initially, but it had to be back in 2000-2002. My, how far we have come; both my musical tastes and the St. Louis hip hop scene. Who am I kidding, I still love this shit.