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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Canon

the SCR shall now begin his contribution to the Hip-Hop canon (as Blue Black likes to say)
The following records are reccomended listening for an increased appreciation of Hip-Hop music and culture

*please note this list will not include the 'foundation' records

-It Takes A Nation Of Millions
-Criminal Minded
-Paid In Full
-Illmatic
-Straight Outta Compton
-3 Feet High and Rising
- People's Instinctive Travels and Paths Of Rhythm

These records must be thoroughly enjoyed before you can move any further


Here is the initial list (there will be more installments)

-INI 'Center Of Attention'
-Pete Rock and CL Smooth 'The Main Ingredient' & 'Mecca & the Soul Brother'
-EPMD 'Strictly Business'
-Diamond D and The Psychotic Neurotics 'Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop'
-Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star (THE Best album of the indie renaissance)

*the SCR is not a pompous know it all, so please feel free to add on
*The writers of the SCR are also East Coast, NYC hardheads, so there will be a bias. (at least I am honest)

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also peep the review of Kev Brown's new album from our contributor Mark Cilantro

1 Comments:

Blogger Swifty said...

from James who was having tech problems posting a comment on Monday

----------------------------------i wanted to talk to you about this. i was down right giddy when i heard. just hope that they get busy and put out some music soon. i'd hate to see them go the way of say, MOP and not put out a record.

actually their signing is not really that surprising, what with scott storch and brother ?love laying down tracks for roc affiliate (and philly rep) freeway, the influence of a dude like pharrel, and let us not forget the unplugged connection.

still, you gotta wonder what the official jay-z seal of approval will do for the already mega-popular roots crew band... and vice versa

it's almost as exciting as waiting for fishscales.

some other carter administration additions i wouldn't mind seeing (scr style)

- jay dilla (get this man in there with just blaze,
please)

- pharaohe monch

- madlib (he could be a package deal with dilla maybe)

- the liks (they could be def jams new millennium party group ala red & meth)

- de la soul (maybe get that third aoi album out? hey, remember when jay said "trugoy"? that was awesome!)

- nas (now THAT would be a surprise)

who knows, with hova on top, def jam could become a safe house for raps favorite rappers...

http://www.jamesblagden.com/
"....might as well." (c) Al Green

October 04, 2005 1:37 PM

 

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