big music drop…new and old: Devlin, K-OS, Jadakiss, Doves, The Juan McLean, etc.

with the little time I have until my upcoming vacation – here’s some stuff I’ve been on:

K-OS - Yes!

K-OS - Yes!

another album from one of Canada’s rap ambassadors – sort of the one man Outkast of the North – i would actually like to see them work on something together (i’m selfish..lol).  that is a little bit of a lazy assessment, but I say it in high praise.  been a fan since Superstar….this is pretty dope.  find the deluxe edition if you can.  TO in the house – dope city btw.  definitely one of my favorites of 2009.

EDIT – the more and more I listen to this album – the more I love it….basically one of the better hip hop albums I’ve heard in a good while…

Jadakiss - The Last Kiss

Jadakiss - The Last Kiss

the last of KISS trilogy.  i’m disappointed in the album, as a whole….but it has some choice tracks.  the main one is Death Wish with Lil Wayne – no shit….Wayne basically KILLS it.  i’m not a super Wayne fan or anything – but he destroys this track.  if not anything, just pay a dollar for this track alone.

Ras G - Brotha From Anotha Planet

Ras G - Brotha From Anotha Planet

i copped this on the count of a Flying Lotus co-sign.  it’s basically in the vein of FlyLo, with a Sun Ra feel.  dude even looks a little like Sun Ra.  some of it is real smooth, like Penny’s Confession….which was too short.  and then you have the other end with Shinelight – which takes a minute to adjust to.  nice pick-up to chill out too.

Doves - Kingdom of Rust (LP)

Doves - Kingdom of Rust (LP)

more or less, what you expect from Doves…except maybe a little more orchestra.  i will always look forward to anything they basically put out – not to a Radiohead, Dears, or Jay-Z level….but close.  a strong album.

The Juan McLean - The Future Will Come

The Juan McLean - The Future Will Come

disco…DFA…google it.  Dope.

Breakage - Callahan (single)

Breakage - Callahan (single)

another dope act in the dubstep world.  speaking of which, I’m looking forward to seeing some dubstep get spun, when I get back to Austin.

other things I’ve been listening to that aren’t really new –

22-20s - (self-titled)

22-20s - (self-titled)

kinda of a more bluesy White Stripes with more instruments.  i’ve actually had this for a while – a few years actually…. but it was put back in my mind by the Guy Ritchie flick RocknRolla.   good album…and flick, btw.

Devlin - Art of Rolling

Devlin - Art of Rolling

people can say whatever they’d like, but a few of these London grime MCs would utterly destroy your favorite rapper – on a track or freestyle.  again – google it…better yet, youtube a freestyle from Ghetts or this cat.  they just need better production – it’s just way too hit or (mostly) miss.   pick this up strictly for lyrics…although there are a few winner beats.

Eddie Bo and the Soulfinders - The Hook and Sling

Eddie Bo and the Soulfinders - The Hook and Sling

legendary funk.  the title track is enough really – sick drumming…..”are you ready?  yeeaaaahhh!”  very, very good album.

k.

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