September 28, 2007

Archived

If I can be a good blogger I think I'll post some hip-hop tracks that I've got kicking around every Friday. I'm not going to try to give too much context about the artists themselves (I'll leave that to the "hip-hop academics"), but here's the story around the origin of the files I'll be posting... Junior year of high school I would listen to the consistently great hip-hop shows on KZSU. I got to hear MF DOOM in the year 2001! This was at the same time that mp3 was blowing up, so I'd scribble down the name of whatever tracks I liked and look for them on Napster. The great thing about Napster was that you'd search for someone and end up with all sorts of random tracks that they were on. So now I've got a small library of hip-hop tracks, which I'll start sharing here.



Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles - Part of My Life: This track is hard... I wouldn't mess with Freddie, on the mic or otherwise.



Jigmastas ft. Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Mr Complex & Shabaam Sahdeeq - Lyrical Fluctuation: Time to shed a tear for Rawkus. The fact that this sort of thing could be kicked out pretty casually says a lot.

4 comments:

Gregory Q. Public said...

good stuff. maybe next time you can post some tracks from your audiogalaxy days...

mcvmcv said...

I barely used audiogalaxy actually. I jumped from Napster to Morpheus, then on to Kazaa before soulseek...

Anonymous said...

hey dan, sorry this question has nothing to do with your post but how come google is launching that 411? i guess this can be considered their first foray into a realm outside of the computer industry, and how will this be profitable? Interesting none the less.

-mike

mcvmcv said...

hey mike, i think it is not so much about making money (which goog 411 doesn't do right now) and more about getting people to use google as a total solution for information... the value is in associating google with finding useful information. btw, you can email me dude, do you have my address?