Thursday, December 23, 2004
First post in the blog and i thought i'd start with some undisputed legends of hip hop.
I can't believe that in all the years of listening to hip hop I only discovered Freestyle Fellowship relatively recently.
Their first two albums are often credited as classics and rightly so with interesting mcing (including the legendary Aceyalone) and a mixture of samples and live instruments.
Here's a couple of tasters from their second album Innercity Griots, thought i'd put up one of the downtempo tracks to give you an idea of their range.........
Freestyle Fellowship - Park Bench People
And a good old funky song about the booty, slightly reminiscent of De La Soul's Buddy.....
Freestyle Fellowship - Shammy's
You can pick up the album here and I can honestly say you won't regret it. A hip hop album with almost no fillers is a rare thing indeed.
Because i don't want to rip off these talented artists, all mp3s will be available for about a week.
Posting will be a bit slow over xmas but after that i'll try to update this site every couple of days.