|Okay, I must admit that over the last couple years I've been rather disappointed with the majority of hip-hop releases; have struggled to find joints worthy of being labeled "dope" (never mind "classic"); and found that more golden era emcees/producers have faltered into stylistic obsolescence rather than remaining relevant (or even interesting). Obviously, good music comes out here and there, but it's not as easy today to go to the record store and pull a grip of dope vinyl as it were in, let's say, '93 or even '98 (maybe the reason being digitization…of the studio, the store, and most importantly, the music format). Point being: well, I'm damn happy that in this month's Welfare Radio I actually had to exclude new music from making the cut. These releases have also given me hope that some of my favorite musicians of yesteryear can still make dope LPs (i.e. Large Pro, Nas, Heltah Skeltah, etc.), building upon, and therefore evolving past, the music that got me going when I was a kid. Regardless, there are a crapload of dope records dropping right now and I'm getting a bit excited about this music again…this mix celebrates such excitement. And look, man, I'm on time with this mix too for the first time in almost a year. Dang! Peep the game, and I hope you feel the same way about this batch of music as I do.|
|1. Illa J - 'We Here' (Dilla Beat)|
|2. Tame One feat. Del The Funky Homosapien - 'Catch Me'|
|3. DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - 'Pain Language'|
|4. People Under The Stairs - 'Step Bacc'|
|5. Black Milk - 'Give The Drummer Some'|
|6. E.M.C. feat. Little Brother - 'Traffic'|
|7. Madlib feat. Poke & MED - 'The OX (805)'|
|8. Ill Bill - 'Society Is Brainwashed'|
|9. The Pharcyde - '4 Better Or 4 Worse (DJ Nu-Mark Remix)'|
|10. Murs - 'Can It Be'|
|11. LMNO & Kev Brown - 'The Cause'|
|12. Large Professor - 'Hardcore Hip Hop'|
|13. Common feat. Pharrell - 'Announcement'|
|14. DJ Revolution feat. KRS-One, DJ Premier - 'The DJ'|
|15. Nas - 'Sly Fox'|
|16. DJ K.O. feat. Talib Kweli, John Robinson, Torae, Tiffany Paige - 'Someday'|
|17. 88-Keys feat. Kanye West - 'Stay Up (Viagra)'|
|18. Madlib - 'The Mystery (Dilla Still Here)'|
|19. Illa J feat. Guilty Simpson - 'R U Listenin''|
|20. Big Shug feat. Termanology, Singapore - 'My Boston'|
|21. Heltah Skeltah - 'Everything Is Heltah Skeltah'|
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|(4.9 Stars)||Total Comments: 21|
Name: daev (Posted: 11/20/2008 2:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 220.127.116.11)
Comment: u never dissapoint
Name: GRADE "A" (Posted: 11/8/2008 4:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.190.120)
Comment: Too Dope and neva disappointing.
Name: bigmammajamma (Posted: 11/6/2008 5:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 228.71.219)
Location: rexdale toronto
Comment: dope... as per usual
Name: derrick (Posted: 11/4/2008 1:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 128.104.38)
Comment: perfect mix. thanks. I adore this page. see you
Name: eric medley (Posted: 10/18/2008 2:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.240.18)
Location: so lame
Comment: hell ya I do!
Name: Jack (Posted: 10/10/2008 12:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.44.40)
Comment: Goddamn! Needed this one, keep it up!
Name: viktror (Posted: 10/10/2008 4:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 62.177.102)
Comment: I love your mixes! keep on with the good work!
Name: Local (Posted: 10/8/2008 4:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 237.229.36)
Comment: Apreciate the respomse. Love the mixes by the way. Its cool to hear u still use vinyl when u can too lotta respect.
Name: stamp (Posted: 10/7/2008 12:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.104.22.168)
Location: green city
Comment: vinyl when it's available. serato is only a tool, not a lifestyle. most of these are mp3s which is a troubling sign of the times.
Name: Local (Posted: 10/7/2008 4:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 237.229.36)
Comment: Vinyl or mp3 Mr. Stamp?
Name: L dizza (Posted: 10/6/2008 11:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 93.129.180)
Comment: Indeed not easy to find good HipHop in stores nowadayz
Name: DHK (Posted: 10/6/2008 6:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 144.236.26)
Comment: Foodstamp and 3Rd Rail, the ones keeping Hiphop alive!