unknown hip-hop songs

Mark Morrison-Return Of The Mack

Oh damn! We’re going back in time today, campers! If you were alive in the mid-nineties, at some point you’ve probably gotten DOWN to this song.

Mark Morrison has-even for a R&B artist-a pretty impressive criminal record as well as a Mohammed Ali-like talent for talking himself up. A few years ago he was jailed for-get this-hiring an impersonator to fulfill his community service while he went on tour! How awesome is that?

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Posted in Forgotten Music on December 9th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

AmpLive (Radiohead Remix) – Video tapez (Ft. Del the Funky Homosapien)

The last song on In Rainbows, the latest from Radiohead, is a tear-jerker.  It is written from the point of view of someone who has passed along to the great blogosphere in the sky if you catch my drift.  Slow, somber, totally Thom Yorke.  In fact, Thom wanted the track to be the first on the album.  What a weirdo.  This AmpLive remix, however, puts a whole new spin on a relatively new song.  As a matter of fact, Del the Funky Homosapien undoubtedly makes hip-hop history on this track, spitting the first  rap ever recorded to reference the ever so popular Quicktime video format.  What a G.  AmpLive, faced madd legal turmoil regarding the Rainydayz remix album from which this track is from.  Big, fancy lawyers making big, fancy claims about how this album wasn’t pre-approved.  Blah, Blah Blah.  Luckily, the information superhighway patrol AmpLive acrued fought the good fight, and the album was released for free here.  Way to stick it to the man, AmpLive.

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Posted in Unknown Songs on May 25th, 2010 by Danny G –

Talib Kweli – Move Somethin

This song was created by Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, the duo who signed to upstart underground hip hop label Rawkus Records in 1997. A lot of highly acclaimed music came out of Rawkus Records including the album Black Star by Mos Def & Talib Kweli, and the awesome hip hop compilations – Soundbombing, Soundbombing II, and Soundbombing III.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music on December 3rd, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Ozomatli – Cut Chemist Suite

“Cut Chemist Suite” is off of Ozomatli’s first album released in 1998. I feel a little out of the hip-hop loop for not hearing of these guys before considering MC Chali 2na and turntablist Cut Chemist were part of the group before focusing their efforts on Jurassic 5.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 7th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Ojos de Brujo – Mana

( @OjosdeBrujo ) Ojos de Brujo is Flamenco/Hip-Hop band from Barcelona Spain. “Mana” has more Flamenco and mid-eastern influences than hip-hop. Check out Saltanas De Merkaillo to hear an Ojos de Brujo song with a little more Hip-Hop influence. Shout out to Laini for the recommendation.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on August 3rd, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Breakestra – Family Rap

Some funky hip hop to pump up your Monday. This one features Chali 2Na from Jurassic 5 and Double K.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 1st, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –