SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: THIS IS IT,YA’LL (GO SCRATCH) (HIP-HOP UNDERGROUND/OLD SCHOOL)
After almost a month we are again on deck to spread some classy hip-hop underground/old school gems to satisfy audience demand!!!
This Is It,Ya’ll (Go Scratch) is a majestic selection made of ten must have hip-hop tracks.
Pump the volume and enjoy yourself!!
The first track is a real bomb performed by Lawless Element, an underground hip-hop duo from Detroit composed by Griot (emcee) and Magnif (producer /emcee) , deeply rooted affiliates of Slum Village’s core member J.Dilla, that collaborated on their project titled Soundvision In Stereo released in 2005 under Babygrande Records . Real good music on da record, we appreciated beats n rhymes. Madlib and Jay Dee contributed to this production masterpiece but we have to admit that Magnif made a supa-dupa work with his impressive beats. We selected the wonderful tune titled Rules Pt.2 , a must have extra-soulful gem that will not disappoint you.
Queens born and raised hip-hop producer Hannibal King appeared on Dope Shit and he represents surely a good choice if you are looking for some dope beats inspired by icons like J.Dilla, Madlib, Kanye West, Premo, Large Professor.In 2011 Hannibal King released a goldie album titled Flower From Pamela from which we chose the alternative version of Villains featuring Bub Styles.
On da hip-hop selection Road To Hip-Hop we selected something about one of our fave underground hip-hop group from California, The Globetroddas. The members of the group are often involved into several project as solo artist like Boho Fau with his sumptuous jazz-hop project Coffee House Swinger or Derrick Buck with his EP The Way I See It .They released interesting work under different moniker like Familiars Unseen but we ain’t no doubt they touched our soul with the masterpiece Love, an EP that you can define as hip-hop classic, where soulful underground/old school beats meet the most impressive way to make rap! Today we serve you up the solid Down wit’ us.
Johnathan “Dred” Scott is a super talented producer and emcee that gained positive reviews with his album Breakin Combs dropped in 1994, showing a powerful style where jazz,hip-hop and funk were blended in a thoughtful way. It is for any hip hop tasters of that tipical New York sound of early 90’s , with the horns and drums, and jazzy supa-catchy vibrations. We selected a special rarity from da compilation Pump Ya Fist – Hip Hop Inspired By The Black Panthers , titled I Gotta Get Mine . Mr.Scott appeared on Back In The Dayz , Talking All That Jazz , Them Dirty Jazz-Hop , Re-Works and Remixes and MamaLuvSoul Green Version
We spotlighted japanese hip-hop school with one of the most renowned turntablist of ever, DJ Krush on Me and My Adidas and Jazz-Hop and Cadillac . Now we showcase DJ Krush excellent craft with his third album titled Meiso, overflows with rich down-tempo hip-hop beats,trip-hop and classic old school flow. Meiso is rich of guest appearances by well-known rappers like C.L. Smooth, Guru, and Black Thought and Malik of The Roots as well as DJ Shadow. We spin a must have track titled Meiso with The Roots.
In 2009 super-producer/DJ DJ Jazzy Jeff dropped his wonderful compilation of favourites hip-hop joints titled My Faves Volume 1 , remixing Nas,Jay-Z,Notorius BIG,Black Moon,Pharcyde,Wu Tang with his remarkable style. What’s your impression of the remix of The Symphony by Juice Crew renamed Da Orchestra by Jeff , resuming a Donald Byrd classic record?
In order to check out the next dope rarity you have to make a jump in the 1995 when New York jazz-hop/underground hip-hop group Digable Planets released the 12” Dial 7 / Graffiti. On da B-Side you can taste the soulful groove of Dedicated. Don’t talk, just listen!!!
The next group represents a new entry on scratchtheblock.com but we guarantee a kind of sound that will blow your mind!!! Deep Rooted is an unsigned California underground collective composed by Mr.Brady,Johaz (of Dag Savage),Just Brea and Joey Rodriguez aka DJ Artistic. After winning two San Diego Music Awards for their albums A New Beginning and The Second Coming , in 2009 Deep Rooted launched their third album titled D.E.E.P.R.O.O.T.E.D . For da scratchers out there we selected From The Heart with a special guest star: BLU.
Plug 2,Posdnuos and Maseo aka De La Soul dropped in 1995 their hip-hop classic Stakes Is High. As crate diggers, we blow the dust of their soulful hip-hop gem titled 4 More featuring Renée Neufville and Jean Baylor better known as Zhané. The tune was produced by DJ Ogee, the mastermind behind tunes for Sadat X, Brand Nubian,Big Pun,Organized Konfusion.
Put together the impressive style of two underground hip-hop collective like Kooley High and Clear Soul Forces and the result is surely something priceless. Ilajide of CSF , sharpened his hands to deliver a supa-boom-bap instrumental over which Tab-One & co. drop ultra-dynamic bars to turn you on!!! Ladies and gentleman this is da sound of Freq Freq!!!
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