Here’s an unreleased version of the Jay gem “This Life Forever” from way back in ’99. Thanks to DJ Absolute for blessing us with this from his Mixtape Monday Series. Am I crazy, or is it time for Jigga to step away from the head of the board room table, and get back in the studio? Old heads know exactly how I’m feeling.
Bibby is readying Free Crack 3 for release next week. Here’s a thinker from the kid called “Speak To Em” featuring Common. Bibby is hands down my favorite of the drill movement, and this one is a testament to his growth. I didn’t expect much wisdom from him early on, but this feels like he’s not content to write for just one audeince. Interesting move.
I’m not a huge podcast guy, but I enjoy an ep of Juan Epstein now and then. Riding that nostalgia wave, Rosenberg and Ciph recently welcomed Tribe (minus Q-Tip) to discuss their illustrious and at times tumultuous tenure together. This is worth listening to while you’re stuck at work. Check it.
Rast continues to body song after song this fall. Here’s “Menace To Society” to get the blood flowing this Thursday morning. While you’re vibing to this, check out an interview I did with Rast here. Thugs rejoice.
Tribe reunited on stage for the first time in 15 years this weekend on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They ripped through “Can I Kick It” with the help of the magnificent Roots crew. The performance was in conjunction with the 25th anniversary reissue of their classic debut. I immediately dug out my best-of collection and rocked it happily all weekend. Come on in, wipe your feet on the rhythm rug. Enjoy.
Masta Ace’s arguable masterpiece A Long Hot Summer is getting the deluxe reissue treatment today, and with it comes two previously unreleased gems. Here’s “GMO”, a classic worth dusting off and spinning once or twice. You can grab the re-issued disc from Below System Records here.