Thanks to the insight of iTunes shuffle, the obscure Artifacts cut “Yo L,” from DJ Clue’s Springtime Stick Up Part 2, ’96 highlighted a couple minutes of my Tuesday night. In the purpose of spreading the gospel of the forever overlooked, El Da Sensei and Tame One, the cut and the mixtape are below. Also, […]
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If Rick James did not lapse into a Chappelle-ready self-parody, we would probably remember him as one of the funkiest men to ever live. Here, 88 X Unit deploys the “Mary Jane” loop with gusto. I always found “On Them Thangs” to be a pretty solid catch-all excuse. Example: “Son, why were you late for […]
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Wayne’s pre-Carter II output is as overlooked as Tha Carter III  is overrated. Lately, I’ve been unnaturally obsessed with “Shine” from 2000’s Lights Out. As Tal Rosenberg pointed out, back then, “Wayne was just firing off words as if he had them stored in the magazine of a machine gun. “Shine” is one of Mannie […]
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It might be a late Wednesday morning, but no time is a bad one to listen to Honey Cone’s “Sunday Morning People.” I’m of the mindset that Motown-influenced, Northern Soul released in 1970 on the Holland-Dozier run imprint, Hot Wax Recordings, can rarely be anything less than brilliant. And “Sunday Morning People” is no exception, […]
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In what’s certain to be yet another in a string of half-baked ideas that fizzle out after one post, Unskippable Songs is dedicated to the songs that you can’t skip whenever they randomly come on shuffle. Last night, while waiting in line at the completely middling Hangover (Zack G. was great, but sorry, a movie […]
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