Saturday, 18 September 2010

Modern Marvel

This is all about the best kind of hip hop there is. It starts with a bit of 90s acid jazz type business including, yes that Digable Planet classic and the first of a spoken word centred track. After that, Erykah, Kelis, Gang Starr, Nas, Common and Marvin (see what I mean?!). Some beautiful poetry from Saul Williams and Blackalicious. But the pinnacle is the two Mos Def tracks, off one of most underrated albums of recent times, The New Danger; the sweet flow of Sunshine and the epic Modern Marvel. It samples Marvin and it is totally worthy. It ends with a guy who is leading way in future soul AND is from London! Enjoy it, I have.

Urban Species - Just a matter of time
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - The revolution was postponed because of rain
US3 - It's like that
Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool like dat)
Erykah Badu - Cleva
Kelis - Glow ft. Raphael Saadiq
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Nas - Get Down
Common - Chi City
Mos Def - Sunshine
Marvin Gaye - Flyin High (in the friendly sky)
Mos Def - Modern Marvel
Blackalicious - Release
Robert Glasper - Butterfly
Bjork - Joga (live at the Royal Opera House)
Spacek - Sexy Curvatia

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