I haven't been giving hip hop much attention lately so I thought I might just create a mix cd to mend this, the theme: my favorite hip hop tracks from 2006. I wanted to do this early in July but it just slipped my mind, better late than never. I have to make a note that the majority of hip hop that I listen to would be considered indie hip hop but I'm not 100% sure what that means but I have an idea. A link to the download the whole thing in one swoop at the bottom.
-(7L & Esoteric - Perfect Person
)The 80s vibe rides strong throughout the album, this track is one of my favorite moments.
-(7L & Esoteric - dunks are live dunks are dead [think-tank edit]
) I found gold at the end of this track, I edited out the half of it just to pull this one moment.
-(Aceyalone - Everything Changes
) I like MCs that tell stories, it keeps me interested in the track till the end. The production doesn't hurt either, the piano loop caught my attention at first listen.
(Aceyalone - Disconnected) For me this is where RJD2 and Aceyalone find a common ground. This one track is how I thought the whole album would sound like before I heard it.
(Busta Rhymes feat Eminem - I'll Hurt You) This is a b-side from Busta Rhymes' album Big Bang. I'm going to come clean and straight up just say it, I only like the instrumental portion, I could careless of whats being said. The flow is just immitating the strings and why not, its great production.
(Clipse - Mr. Mee Too) I'm a Clipse fan so why wouldn't I like this.
-(Dangerdoom - Korn dogs
) This is essential Doom, I'm guessing they recorded this after the Mouse and the Mask because I can't figure out how this wouldn't make the album.
(Ghostface Killah - Be Easy) This is such a party track and my favorite from Fishscales. I always thought this would be a bigger top 40er.
(J. Dilla - Last Donut of the Night) This is more hip hop production but its hip hop. I was debating between this and Stepson of the Clapper but thats mostly just a good beat.
-(Louis Logic & J.J. Brown - Captain Lou El Wino
) This track just wakes me up in the morning and makes me laugh too.
-(MF Doom - Vomit
) You should always expect MF Doom in any favorites list by me when he has a release during said period. I like that creepy horror movie sample, I always skipped over this track when it was vomitspit.
(Soul Position - Hand-Me-Downs) This album is one of my top hip hop albums of the year, I'm a fan of Blueprint and his lyrical style. Of course there is RJD2. I like what the song is about.
-(Soul Position - I need my minutes
) How could anyone not appreciate this song about preserving cell phone minutes. I needed my minutes, back off of my minutes bitch, raise up off my minutes
. There are so many lines I can quote.
(Spank Rock - Backyard Betty) Ass-shaking competition champ, what else is there to say.
-(The Coup - My Favorite Mutiny
) In a perfect world this song would be blowing up on the charts, there would be video on MTV maybe a performance or two on late night television then in couple of months, played in pro sporting events. I can see the Dallas Mavericks coming out of the lockers, starters being annouced with this song playing.
(The Streets - When You Wasn't Famous) When you wasn't famous you made better music but this will do.
-(Dabrye - Machines Pt. I
) While this is probably not the best track on Dabryes newest album this is the song I always think of when I think of the album, also it seems like a nice closer to a mix.
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