At this point, the worldwide love for Missy Elliott is so strong she could recite her water bill and no one would bat an eye that I’d make it Song of the Day. Thankfully, she delivers a bit more than that on her verses on Jack Ü single, “Take Ü There.”
Chuck D. from Public Enemy is a living legend. And joining forces with De La Soul in this sick track “The People.”
Azealia Banks manages to draw from hip-hop’s past, as well as the cutting edge of dance music, flex some impressive lyrical chops and make a great pop record.
In the hands of Casual Connection, Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s classic jam, “Let’s Talk About Sex” gets beefed-up drums and an extended tease of an intro before that timeless chorus drops (and the hands go in the air).
“i” by Kendrick Lamar uses a backing track built around a re-recorded sample from the Isley Brothers 1973 hit “That Lady”, which equals some serious funk.
“Without A Clue” is from The 1978ers recent full-length release People Of Today, a mandatory acquisition for fans of traditional hip-hop.
“The Way We Do It” is a real hip-hop song which doesn’t stray far from the Golden Era charm that we’ve come to love from Jurassic 5.
Ramsey Lewis’ “Les Fleur” is pure 60’s psychedelia fused with jazz on an orchestral scale.
Chicago-based production duo Altered Tapes deliver a fresh bossa nova take on The Pharcyde’s hip-hop classic “Runnin’.”
“NY So Hi” is the lead single off of NYC DJ/producer Eli Escobar’s debut album.