Cue everyone in blog land that's not my mom saying "Who the f*ck cares that you were gone???"
I understand that I've lost a ton of hits to the "Friday Morning Coffee & Tracks w/ Mark" blog at hiphopkaraokesantamonica.com due to my being m.i.a.
I apologize, and I'm here to hopefully win some of you back.
Without further adieu, here are the choice tracks for this Friday, August 31st.
EPMD - "Blow"
How many cats do you know that can do it like this for 20 years????
This is a new track. Dope as f*ck.
Smif N Wessun - "Wrekonize (remix)"
Why is this not being discussed more? Chef brought Tek to HHK!!!!! The greatest anniversary gift of all time. F*ck De Beers. Tremendous looking out Chef. When you think about the people who have dropped by HHK, man it's pretty crazy. Big Daddy Kane, OC, Masta Ace, Tek, Rhymefest, Rock from Heltah Skeltah, Jeru .. I mean, come on. I was talking to my boy Drew Boogie, and he was just like "Damn Josh. You're up there with all of our idols." It really puts it in perspective for me. Remembering sitting in the lunch room trading tapes, asking who heard what new sh*t. And now there they are. Two feet from me. I don't know what I look like on the outside, but I know on the inside I am geeked like no other time. Anyway, this is a great remix. Download it fools.
Sadat X featuring Lord Jamar & Grand Puba - "The Lump Lump (remix)"
I feel as if I have mentioned this show on the blog before, but just in case I'll mention it again. I used to listen to 89.1 every Wednesday and Thursday night from 10:30-1am. It was originally called Club 89, then changed its name to NY Live. Martin Moore the Superstar, Mayhem, Riz, and others I'm forgetting. Those two nights, with Stretch & Bob being on after Club 89 on Thursdays (but a different station), I'd sit by the radio with a blank tape recording the shows, and pausing it during the speaking or if I already had a song. So what the f*ck does this have to do with "The Lump Lump"??? One night they say something along the lines of "we've got a treat for everyone", then the beat to "Lump Lump" comes on. I pause the tape, thinking that this is the song off of the dope underrated Sadat solo album Hang Em High. I start focusing on something else going on, and about 30 seconds later this lightbulb goes off, and I say "WTF THAT'S PUBA". Then, next verse, "WTF THAT'S JAMAR!!". Twas a Brand Nubian reunion, and I didn't tape it. You have no idea how salty I was. I spent the next couple of weeks glued to the radio to make sure I got it the next time. Here it is in all its mp3 glory. Download it!
Alright people. Have a great Labor Day weekend.
Start practicing for next week!