The Black Eyed Peas started out as a respectable rap group, turning out albums of inventive alternative hip-hop. The throwback vibe of the “Joints & Jam” single from their 1998 debut album Behind the Front gets an updating from Navy Shade, bringing the song right up to the present day.
Crazily talented producer/MC/DJ Stro Elliot recently posted this bit of fun on his SoundCloud, flipping some classic Nintendo themes into a banging track.
DJ Snake teams up with none other than Lil Jon on the massive “Turn Down For What.”
Skeewiff present us with the bouncing hip-hop samba, “Blame It On Rio,” featuring hip-hop legend Bam (Jungle Brothers).
It’s no secret that I love old school hip-hop. “On & On” from Bam and Mr. Dero definitely has that throw back feel on it that I love to hear.
A lame attempt to reorganize my records this past weekend quickly devolved into an extended session of listening to forgotten gems hidden in my vinyl stash. One of my favorite De La Soul cuts, “Sh.Fe.MCs” was released on the rare promo-only Clear Lake Audiotorium EP in 1994.
This Altered Tapes remix of Digable Planets ups the BPMs, adds a moombahton-style beat, and just uses key parts of the vocals to and original samples to make for a dance floor shaker.
Busta & Basement Freaks give a nice moombahton / ghetto funk feel to “Jump Around,” ready to set off a dance floor!
New Orleans’ DJ Yamin just released this blend of Triston Palmer’s dancehall classic “Joker Smoker” and Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop.” The result is a smoked-out version of a classic hip-hop tune.
When De La Soul recently gave away, for free, their entire back catalogue as a promotional tool for releasing a new album it got me thinking about samples…