Roc Marciano Pimpstrumentals Marci Enterprises Roc Marciano has been prolific as both MC and beatmaker over the last decade. Nearly an album a year under his own name as well as collaborations (DJ Muggs) and cameos. And of course those free mixtapes too.
We all know that lists are subjective – that is the point of them. So I’ve decided to do a series of top ten albums across genres. They’ll appear sporadically. And rather than call them “Top Ten” I will call them ten of the most important – sorry if that sounds pretentious. It’s not meant […]
DJ Yella San Fran Thursday, November 20 DJ Yella (b. Antoine Carraby) was a founding member of N.W.A something that is suddenly of interest what with the movie to ride on. Cue: DJ Yella back on stage as a DJ (where previously he has made his beans – and, er, blown them – as a […]
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait (ep) Def Jam I got into listening to rappers for the street-poetry feel, the anger-as-energy, the flow has always been important, great beats/samples/production sure, but it’s about the lyricism, and the cut of it. I love a lot of the positive/conscious stuff, the hippy-trippy paisley fun…but I want to hear […]
I remembered – out of nowhere – just the other day that I attended a concert by The Game. Do you remember him? He’s a rapper born Jayceon Terrell Taylor and he took on that modest moniker, The Game. He made a couple of albums back to back, The Documentary (2005) and Doctor’s Advocate (2006) […]
Dr Dre, 2001 (1999) I like listening to 2001 as a double-LP, as four sides of vinyl – but of course my introduction to the best thing Dr Dre has done was via CD. The CD version and its instrumental counterpart are now iPod favourites. There’s something about that opening track – a great album […]