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Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 5: Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 + Best Sequel + Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1)

Posted by Billyjam, January 16, 2020 11:55pm | Post a Comment


This retrospective on the best hip-hop of the past year is the fifth and final installment in the Best of 2019 Hip-Hop for the Amoeblog.  Scroll down to see videos and read about the final fifteen in the Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1) of the year; a year that surpassed all previous ones in hip-hop history in terms of sheer volume of quality releases both physical and digital/streaming only. Also below is the top contender in best 2019 sequel by a hip-hop artist to their own previously recorded song. But first up is the Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 song/video.



Best West Coast Anthem of 2019

G-Eazy "West Coast (feat. Blueface, ALLBLACK & YG)"

Following in the tradition of such classics as 2Pac / Dr .Dre’s “California Love” was East Bay rap star G-Eazy’s 2019 West Coast anthem, the appropriately titled “West Coast” (video above) featuring guest spots from Blueface, ALLBLACK and YG. Runner up was the 2019 Mellow Music Group released, Aesop Rock produced Homeboy Sandman (non-album) track “West Coast.”

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Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 3: Best Sports Team Theme + Top 5 Prolific Acts + Top 50 Artists/Songs: #50 - #31 (Video Countdown)

Posted by Billyjam, January 5, 2020 09:09pm | Post a Comment

#NewHipHopVinyl - Top 5 LPs + Upcoming & Reissue LP Picks - Tyler, The Creator, Skizz & CRIMEAPPLE, Denzel Curry, Y.O.D etc

Posted by Billyjam, August 18, 2019 07:02pm | Post a Comment
Upcoming Vinyl Hip-Hop LP Pick [Amoeba Pre-Order]

Tyler, The Creator  IGOR LP ( CD + Cassette) upcoming vinyl 9/27 pre-order now from Amoeba


Upcoming LP release of the week is Tyler, The Creator's IGOR LP on Columbia/Legacy that will be released on 150 gram vinyl format with gatefold cover on September 27th (pre-order from Amoeba now) and this upcoming Friday (August 23rd) on both CD and Cassette formats (per-order IGOR CD and IGOR cassette now from Amoeba). Previously released in May in digital format but soon be available physically on 150 gram vinyl, CD and cassette formats from Amoeba, IGOR is the Odd Future star's official sixth solo album and the follow up to the 28 year old artist's 2017 hit album Flower 2LP (also on CD). Packed with introspective soulbearing songs, IGOR  even surpasses that critically acclaimed album and has already been dubbed a masterpiece by several critics. Below is the music video for the album track "EARFQUAKE." 


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Hip-Hop Top Five: DJ Babu, Your Old Droog, Doom & Damu, Kool Keith, Soul Jazz Records Presents: The World Of Keith Haring

Posted by Billyjam, July 24, 2019 11:38am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Hip-Hop Top 5 July 24 2019


#1: V/A Soul Jazz Records Presents: The World Of Keith Haring (vinyl 3LP) (Soul Jazz)

#2: Your Old Droog Transportation (vinyl LP) (Nature Sounds/Fat Beats)

#3: Kool Keith KEITH (Mello Music Group)

4: MF Doom & Damu The Fudgemunk  Coco Mango Sliced 7” (Redefinition / Fat Beats)

5: DJ Babu Super Duper Duck Flips Vol. 3 (7") (Dilated Junkie Music)


The excellent new  Soul Jazz Records Presents: The World Of Keith Haring (vinyl 3LP), that arrived in Amoeba in both CD and vinyl versions this past Friday, transcends merely hip-hop but incorporates other genres from punk to electro that were all part of the early 80’s NYC “downtown” scene that the late great Keith Haring was an integral part of. As noted in the Amoeba review of the triple LP various artists/genres compilation, The World Of Keith Haring is an aural companion of sorts to the ongoing Tate Liverpool museum’s Keith Haring exhibit. As such it is a sequel to the 2017 collaboration between the Tate and Soul Jazz when the Soul Of A Nation Tate exhibit resulted in two Soul Jazz companion releases.

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For Follow-Up To 2017’s “Packs” Your Old Droog Returns In 2019 With Two New Albums: “It Wasn’t Even Close” and “Transportation”

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2019 05:34pm | Post a Comment

Your Old Droog's 2019 Albums It Wasn’t Even Close and Transportation (and vinyl 2LP)


Back in 2017 Your Old Droog dropped both the solo album Packs and the collaborative EP project EP What Happened To Fire? with buddy / fellow NYC emcee talent Wiki. But then last year, with the exception of a handful of solo and collaborative tracks sprinkled throughout 2018, the Nas-inflected rapper gave the hip-hop world (hungry for more) no albums. However following two full years with no album releases from Your Old Droog (aka YOD), the super talented emcee returns in force with not just one, but two new 2019 album releases both of which arrive into Amoeba this month.

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