Hip-Hop Rap Up 09:30:11: Madlib, J.Cole, Das Racist, Blu, Evidence, Sylvia Robinson (RIP), DMC World Finals, A-Plus, The Coup & Platurn @ O Zone, Roach GIgz, Bomb Hip-Hop + more

Posted by Billyjam, September 30, 2011 07:14am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music San Francisco Hip-Hop Top Six Week Ending 09:30:11

1) Madlib No.12-Raw Medicine-Madlib Remixes (Stones Throw)

2) J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story (Roc Nation)

3) Das Racist Relax (Greedhead Music)

4) Evidence Cats & Dogs (Rhymesayers)

5) Blu Open (Nature Sounds)

6) Lil Wayne  The Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal)

Thanks to Luis at the Amoeba Music San Francisco store for the latest Top 5 Hip-Hop chart which features tons of nice brand new stuff including the latest from Madlib No.12-Raw Medicine-Madlib Remixes. Below is an audio snippet from the Stones Throw release featuring both Doom and Dilla. Also below is an album snippet sampler of J-Cole's new Cole World album plus an audio track from the unstoppable Blu's latest release Open; the track "Part Time Suckers" with Chop and Fresh Daily. Also featured below are videos from Das Racist's Relax and also from another new Amoeba chart entrant Evidence - the DJ Premier produced track "You" off his recommended new Rhymesayers release Cats & Dogs.

Madlib feat. Doom & Dilla (2011)
Completing the twelve-part Madlib Medicine Show series from a year ago, Madlib serves up a mix of many things here in a release that Stones Throw calls "part mixtape, part beat tape, featuring a host of un-suspecting collaborators that run the gamut from thugs, street poets, star emcees and underdogs."

Sampler of J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story

New album from J.Cole on Roc Nation featuring snippets of all tracks including: 1) Intro 2) Dollar and a Dream III 3) Can't Get Enough ft. Trey Songz 4) Lights Please 5) Interlude 6) Sideline Story 7) Mr. Nice Watch ft. Jay-Z 8) Cold World 9) In The Morning ft. Drake 10) Lost Ones 11) Nobody's Perfect ft. Missy Elliott 12) Never Told 13) Rise and Shine 14) God's Gift 15) Breakdown 16) Work Out

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Amoeba Berkeley's DJ Inti - 2010 Year End Picks

Posted by Billyjam, December 29, 2010 09:18am | Post a Comment
Die Antwoord - "Wat Pomp" - $o$: "South Africa raps in the house." - DJ Inti

Including South Africa's Die Antwoord (above), these are, in no particular order, some of the artists and their accompanying songs (videos) that DJ Inti, who works at Amoeba Music Berkeley, was feeling during 2010. As a self-described "singles/12's kind of dude," these choices are more song-based than album- based and include such diverse artists as hella prolific hometown hip-hopper Lil B, French producer on an Irish label (All City) Onra, and Brooklyn based Das Racist featuring San Francisco transplant Victor Vazquez & Queens-born Himanshu Suri along with their always-entertaining hype man Dap. Most of the videos include quick comments by DJ Inti plus the artist name & song title.

Chico Mann - "Ya Yo Se" - Analog Drift: "Really feeling this album right now." - Inti

Washed Out - "Feel It All Around" - Life of Leisure: "Mellowed out, slowed down boogie samples." - Inti

Hubert Daviz - "Pa Vale (Prima Parte)" - Proceduri De Rutina: "Some chilled out niceness." - Inti

Onra - "Long Distance": "Boogie from France." - Inti

Lil B - "It's Okay To Be Different" - Rain in England: "Berkeley weird ass future rap released on a noise label. About nothing but himself." - Inti

And DJ Inti's honorable mentions of 2010: