The 6th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam featured the all-star lineup of The Roots, Q-Tip and Talib Kweli performing A Tribe Called Quest’s classic Electric Relaxation (watch below). Awesome (obviously!) and mega-props to Okayplayer for making this happen.
LISTEN: Roc Marciano-Thread Count (from YouTube) Thread Count is a very chill, very smooth Roc Marciano track off his most recent album “Reloaded” that was produced by none other than the great Q-Tip. The album is getting great reviews and it is indeed a triumph for the New York rapper that continues the breakthrough success [...]
LISTEN: De La Soul – Buddy (Native Tongue Decision) From “Buddy & Ghetto Thang (12″ Single)” : 1989 : Tommy Boy Records (Out-of-Print) The 12-inch version of this classic De La track (featuring members of the “Native Tongue” hip-hop collective: Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Queen Latifah and Monie Love) is a much more laid-back affair than the [...]
LISTEN: A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (Phase 5 Mix) From “Can I Kick It (12″ Single)” : 1990 : Jive Records (Buy) Excellent super-funky remix of the classic Tribe track “Can I Kick It” that was released on the 12″ single for the track back in 1990. The Tribe flies high [...]
LISTEN: Beastie Boys – Get It Together (Buckwild Remix) From “Get It Together (12″ Single)” : 1994 : Capitol Records Hailing from the Bronx, Buckwild has done remixes for just about everyone in the NYC hip-hop scene at some point or another. His remix of the Beastie’s Get It Together from 1994′s “Ill Communication” was [...]