Published On 4 April 2014 | By DJ Blast | HIP HOP, NEO-SOUL, R&B


Howdy black music lovers, we are ready to release the 3rd installment of Digging In The Crates series. We want to spread some must have records that people don’t know or forgot after years!!!

On the 3rd volume we put together hop hop underground/old school masterpieces and also some neo-soul/r&b groovy tunes!

Pay attention this is Digging In The Crates Vol. 3

The first track is a marvelous hip hop tune by U.K producer Andy Turner better known as Aim. In 1999 he released Cold Water Music from which we chose the single Aint Got Time To Waste, using the sample of a 1971 jazz record by Placebo (don’t confuse with Brian Molko’s band). Over the super-trippy beat you can appreciate the raw bars by New Jersey underground emcee YZ.

Anotha piece of underground hip hop music! This time we put our hands on one of the most eminent album in the hip hop culture: Enta Da Stage. Black Moon dropped their masterpiece in 1993 achieving resounding success and we want to share with you the track titled How Many MC’s. DJ Evil Dee on da beat, blew the dust off a 1975 record by Grover Washington Jr. This is dope shit for your ears!!!

Time to listen to the supa-dynamic rhymes by Common Sense. We selected Communism, a dope production by legendary beatmaker No I.D, included on Common sophomore album titled Resurrection. Back in the 94 peeps!!!

The next track is a real rarity!!!! Scratchtheblock on deck with a fantastic record by japanese record producer DJ Hasebe. We mentioned Hasebe on The Remix Session Vol. 4 . Today we suggest you something really hot, from his EP titled Hey World released in 2001. For this project DJ Hasebe recruited some important artists like: Ronny Jordan, Doug E. Fresh and Speech from Arrested Development. Now pump up the volume and enjoy with da head-nodding , Bounce featuring the one and only Mos Def.

DJ Jazzy Jeff released in 2002 one of our fav album of ever: The Magnificient with an incredible list of guest appearances: Raheem DaVaughn, Eric Roberson,Oddisee,Jill Scott,J-Live among others. We chose How I Do a groovy mid-tempo urban hip hop tune featuring Shawn Stockman former member of the r&b group Boys II Men.

We posted something about Dwayne Wiggins on Elevate Your Soul . On that neo-soul selection we recommended his fantastic single What’s Really Going On  and today we highly suggest ya the treatment remix cared by DJ Quik.

The next track is really fucking must have rarity!! Da supa-fonky-fonky Jay Kay dropped in 1999 his fourth album with Jamiroquai titled Synkronized. In 2006 a japanese exclusive limited edition had been released,titled Rare Live & Remixed, from which we chose the epic remix version cared by J.Dilla . This is Black Capricorn Day, with the addition of Slum Village rhymes.

R&B legendary group Jodeci appeared on several selections here on da block  and we spotlighted also several remix versions of their classics! This time we put our hands on a 1993 record titled Diary Of A Mad Band, selecting the single called What About Us and giving ya the treatment remix by Dalvin Degrate aka Mr.Dalvin.

We go on with anotha golden age r&b rarity performed by London singer/songwriter Lynden David Hall, that earned a reasonable success with single titled Do I Qualify from his 1997 album Medicine 4 My Pain. The original version is surely pretty good but we want to recommend you a lil bit spicy urban version cared by the one and only Erick Sermon.. Enjoy yaself!!

The last gem is a soulful underground hip hop single included on Madlib The Beat Konducta: WLIB: KING OF THE WIGFLIP . The compilation cared by California guru Madlib includes Guilty Simpson, Georgia Anne Muldrow,MED,Karriem Riggins among others. We press play on the single titled The Way That I Live featuring underground alternative r&b singer Stacy Epps. The smooth captivating vocal prowess by Stacy are always a guarantee of quality! Stacy Epps appeared on the first volume of Stay Mellow

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