Archive for the ‘Adult Contemporary’ Category

This is the first Whodini track so far on the blog. Don’t judge!

I had always heard much but never really took the time to listen. It’s almost as though I was keeping their music as a treat to start listening to “one day”. I knew it would be good, and that it wasn’t going anywhere. I guess that’s why they call it the golden age.

And the musicality of this one is really off the hook imo. There were so many (pop-influenced) tropes from the hip-hop production styles of the 80s. In some ways I feel that Hip-hop had to navigate its way around these for a while before getting back to its roots. The new beat boxes, the synthesizers, the spot-on drum programming. But this is really something different. There’s a lot of soul here. This, is something special. Do enjoy.

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A beautiful song right here.

A brief, open letter to John Robinson:

Dear J.R.,

On the real of reals, The Leak Edition Vol. 2 is 100% classic. It’s on a different level than a lot of the “classic” albums that have come out since the golden era. It is fulfilling to see that you have received a good amount of shine for your artistry, even if it’s only a fraction of what it would be if the scene was were it’s supposed to be. Know that heads are still listening to this in 2018. One day when everything flips back around, music like this, and the Emcees who wrote it, will be remembered fondly.

Looking forward to what’s in store, Brother. Peace.

Our man Reach dropped this one a few weeks back. An enjoyable listen. It’s hot! It has a little bit of everything. And it’s self produced?? Fresh.

Ah, why not? Brilliant video, and message…(s).

The year of Infinito 2017 continues!

Short and sweet.

Happy Monday to all…

Woke up last Monday feeling a bit down, very tired, and felt like I was buckling under that week’s stress before it even started. Didn’t want to face the world! It was going to be a challenging day I would have liked a longer weekend, or a longer sleep for that matter. We all know how it is!

So what did I do? I reached for a tried, tested and true remedy for me, which is positive hip-hop. There was a time when I would have started bumping some hardcore tunes and just gritted my teeth through it, angry and all. But that’s even more exhausting, and that’s no way to start the week. Nowadays I’m really digging the positive energy, and The Shinsight Trio never disappoints.

Ocean Skyline, from their album Moonlight Sunrise, was a true blessing that morning out of the many great Shinsight Trio songs I listened to that morning. Takes your mind right away, and like a quick vacation, sometimes that’s all you need to get you started.

Hope you enjoy this one like I did.

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