Thursday, March 03, 2005

Comin' Thru With That Vibe That Picks You Up

Most rapnerds like myself have one album in their Top 10 that people scoff at. Mine has always been Quasimoto's The Unseen. I've felt somewhat vindicated of late by Madlib's steadily rising star and his incessant dropping of gem after gem. Even his brother, Oh No (Government Name: Michael Jackson), seems to becoming a well above average beat conductor. I was pleased to hear this week that Quasimoto's long awaited follow-up, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, has a release date of May 2nd. To celebrate, please enjoy "Green Power," likely my favorite Unseen track, and Mandrill's "Khidja," which Madlib cleverly samples and chops.

A quick note on the sampled: Mandrill, founded by four Panamanian brothers from Bed-Stuy, won two Grammys for their very unique music. Kanye West's "Two Words," one of this past year's finest beats, also sampled Mandrill. With any luck, I can track down this audio as well and post it.

Quasimoto: Green Power (link1) (link2) (buy it!)
Mandrill: Khidja (link1) (link2) (buy it!)


At 2:45 PM, Blogger virtuousvernonvermin said...

yo, this rapnerd cat's got his thing going, and you know, i respect that and all, but one thing about this cat is that he's got this one whack ass lp on this top ten list, something like the motoquazi's bumseen or some shit, you know, and it's just almost enough to make you say, "that rapnerd's kind of not a nerd."

At 4:40 PM, Blogger DJDap said...

Basic Instinct gets my pick, but that one's a close second.

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomorrow is the present future of yesterday.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Robbie said...

DJ Spinna made a good record out of that loop as well, with that group Dynas. I think the song's called "Urbanomics".


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