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Hip-Hop Weekly Top Five [Video Version] Eligh, Jay Rock, Uncle Drew OST, J-Zone, Sami Baha

Posted by Billyjam, June 20, 2018 11:23pm | Post a Comment
#1: Eligh Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music)

Leading the top five chart of the latest batch of hip-hop arrivals at Amoeba Music is the Living Legends' legendary emcee Eligh whose long awaited brand new solo album Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music) comes highly recommended. While offering up a diverse sounding mix of tracks, from throwback boom bap to new school West Coast sounding, Eligh ties it all together with his effortlessly high-caliber engaging flow. Further enhancing this 66 minute, 18 track album are his well chosen mic guests, several of whom are longtime collaborators of the emcee. Album guests include Evidence ("Burn"),  R.A. The Rugged Man and Eamon ("Still Chasing"), Max ZT  and Priya Darshini ("Thursday Child"),  Zion I ("Focused") and gratefully his longtime partner in rhyme in his Legends side-project duo The Grouch who collaborates along with Zion I's Zumbi on "Focused" as well as on "Pain on the Break." The recently published accompanying Enkrypt directed music video (some great shots of LA) for that DJ Fresh produced summer banger appears immediately below as does the video for the album title track.

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Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums (Video Version): Planet Asia, J Dilla, Saweeti, Philty Rich, Sami Baha, Del + AmpLive, XXXTentacion +

Posted by Billyjam, June 11, 2018 06:57pm | Post a Comment
Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Chart [Video Version]


1: J Dilla Dilla's Mix The Instrumentals LP/vinyl also on CD (PayDay)

In the number slot of this new Top 20 hip-hop album releases chart (video version), that spans album releases from the several weeks, is both the CD and vinyl versions of the late J Dilla's album Ruff Draft: Dilla's Mix / aka Dilla's Mix The Instrumentals LP/vinyl also on CD (PayDay). The vinyl version arrived into Amoeba on Friday (June 8th) following the 2CD version that dropped a few weeks previously.  Over an hour in length the album is the latest reissue version of Dilla’s album that was originally released back in 2003 as a ten track EP (reportedly recorded within a week). Then four years later following his tragic death, it was reissued as a full length expanded 2CD remastered album as the 2007 release via Stones Throw that most are familiar with. For more background on this album and Dilla himself check out the wonderful video below: J Dilla: Ruff Draft Tribute video from the Ruff Draft release/tribute party in Toronto 2007 featuring interviews with Frank-N-Dank and J.Rocc.

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