How to download files:
1. Download the textfile on the rapidshare link.
2. Open the textfile and use the link on it to download the album.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Jazzy Jeff / Joell Ortiz

DJ Jazzy Jeff (2007) The Return Of The Magnificent
Brand new album from the legendary JJ, amazing guestlist, jazzy beats, a must-have
EDIT: I just heard the album, and noticed it's the clean version, sorry about that.

1. Hip Hop - Twone Gabz
2. Let Me Hear U Clap - feat Pos of De La Soul
3. Run That Back - Eshon Burgundy & Black Ice
4. The Definition - feat Kel Spencer
5. Touch Me Wit Ur Handz – ChinahBlac
6. Jeff n Fess - feat Rhymefest
7. Practice - feat J Live
8. Supa Jean - feat Jean Grae
9. The Garden - feat Big Daddy Kane
10. She Was So Flyy - feat Kardinal Offishall
11. Hold It Down - feat Method Man
12. All I Know - feat CL Smooth
13. Go See The Doctor 2k7 - Twone Gabz
14. My Soul Ain't For Sale - feat Raheem Devaughn
15. Come On - feat Dave Ghetto
16. Brand New Funk 2k7 - feat Peedi Crakk

Tracks 1-14:

Tracks 15-16:

Joell Ortiz (2007) The Brick (Bodega Chronicles) [BONUS TRACKS]
Now a new artist: inspired by Big Pun, Joel Ortiz has been making some noise on the underground lately, after being signed on Aftermath by Dr. Dre. His new mixtape-album shows what Ortiz is capable off, with a little help from great guests incluiding Big Daddy Kane (who I'm very happy to see guesting on two new albums i na row) and Immortal Technique.
I included the 3 official bonus tracks and Hip Hop (Remix) (feat. Jadakiss & Saigon), which recently leaked.

1. 125 (The Bio) (Part 1)
2. Brooklyn Remix (feat. Solomon, Big Daddy Kane, Cashmere and Maino)
3. Caught Up
4. Night In My P's (feat. Big Noyd)
5. 125 (Fresh Air) (Part 2)
6. Hip Hop
7. Modern Day Slavery (feat. Immortal Technique)
8. 125 (Connections) (feat. Gab Gotcha, Ras Kass, Graph and Stimuli)
9. BQC (feat. Lord Black and Alex 'BQE' Santiago)
10. Block Royal
11. Latino (feat. La Bruja)
12. Keep On Callin' (feat. Akon)
13. Time Is Money (feat. Styles P)
14. Brooklyn B*******
15. 125 (Finale) (Part 4)
16. 125 Part 5 [BONUS]
17. L.I.F.E. [BONUS]
18. Feel Good [BONUS]
19. Hip Hop (Remix) (feat. Jadakiss & Saigon) [BONUS]

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Hollywood Recordings

Sa-Ra (2007) The Hollywood Recordings

01. Seagulls (Intro)
02. Hey Love
03. Glorious
04. So Special (Feat Rozzi Daime)
05. And If (Feat Ty Of Ty & Kory)
06. Rosebuds
07. Feel The Bass (Feat Talib Kweli)
08. Not On Our Level (Feat Capone-N-Noreaga)
09. White! (On The Floor)
10. Bitch
11. Do Me Gurl (Feat Ty Of Ty & Kory)
12. Ladies Sing
13. Sweet Sour You (Feat Bilal)
14. Tracy (Feat Rozzy Daime)
15. Fly Away (Feat Erykah Badu & George Anne Muldrow)
16. Lean On Me (Feat Kurupt, Lord Nez & Erika Rose)
17. Fish Fillet (Feat Pharoahe Monch)
18. Thrilla (Feat J. Dilla)
19. Hollywood (Redux)

Friday, April 20, 2007

New Polyrythym Addicts/Senim Silla

Polyrythym Addicts (2007) Break Glass

Polyrythym Addicts = DJ Spinna, Mr. Complex, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Tiye Pheonix (who replaced Apani B.). Here's another album from them.

01. Poly Poly (Intro)
02. Smash
03. Headsense
04. Zonin' Out
05. Reachin' (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
06. Ugly World
07. The Purist (feat. Large Professor)
08. Get Ghost
09. Goin' Down
10. Revamp
11. Thoughts Of You
12. We Kno
13. One Chance (feat. Planet Asia)
14. What The Problem Is
15. It's My Life (feat. Phonte)
16. Four Corners
17. Zonin' Out (Remix)
18. Poly Idol (feat. Vanessa Williams, Marlene Duperley, Yadi, Mocha, Tiye Phoenix)

Senim Silla (of Binary Star) (2007) The Name, The Motto, The Outcome

Binary Star was that classic shit. After One Be Lo, it's time for Senim Silla to show what's he's worth. Check ou the review.

1. Intro
2. Keep It Coming
3. V For Vesper
4. A Light To One’s Self
5. Brothers Killed Malcolm
6. Less Than Capital
7. Rear Window
8. Wild Life
9. The Violence Inherent In The System
10. The Awakening
11. Breaking The Law
12. Yeah
13. For The Record
14. I Hate Him
15. One For The Money
16. Outro

Link removed in request of Infinite Rhythm Network LLC

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jazzmatazz Vol. 4

Guru [2007]
Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 - The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future

01 - Cuz I'm Jazzy (ft. Slum Village)
02 - State of Clarity (ft. Common & Bob James)
03 - Stand Up [Some Things'll Never Change] (ft. Damian Marley)
04 - Look to the Sun [Solar]
05 - Connection (ft. Kem)
06 - Fine and Free (ft. Vivian Green)
07 - Wait on Me (ft. Raheem DeVaughn)
08 - International (ft. Bobby Valentino)
09 - This is Art (ft. Ronnie Laws)
10 - Fly Magnetic (ft. Dionne Farris)
11 - The Jazz Style (ft. Omar)
12 - Follow the Signs (ft. Shelley Harland)
13 - Universal Struggle (ft. Brownman)
14 - Infinite (ft. Blackalicious)
15 - Kissed the World (ft. Caron Wheeler)
16 - Living Legend (ft. David Sanborn)

Dear Guru

I seriously think that you should stop working with your "superproducer" Solar (at least on the Jazzmatazz series) and work with real Jazz musicians like you did on Vol. 1, also, you should feature real Jazz singers instead of crap like Bobby Valentino.

Thank you for your time.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Pharoahe Monch Collection

Rapdungeon Presents: The Pharoahe Monch Collection

I wanted to make something big, so here we go:
Every now and then when I really like an artists I collect all the tracks that he has ever made, so I'm going to post every single track that Pharoahe was featured on. I'd like to thank to Lone Soulja of rapbasement board and krisch (who helped me on my request post).
UPDATE 10/6/2014: Updated and re-uploaded, added like 30 tracks. Enjoy

01. Pharoahe Monch & Shabaam Sahdeeq - WWIII
02. Pharoahe Monch - Mayor
03. DJ Spinna - Lyrical Fluctuation (feat. Jigmastas, Mr. Complex, Talib Kweli & Shabaam Sahdeeq)
04. The High & Mighty - Dirty Decibels (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
05. Polyrhythm Addicts - Take Me Home (feat.Pharoahe Monch)
06. Sway & King Tech - The Anthem (feat. Eminem, RZA, Tech N9NE, Xzibit, Kool G Rap, Chino XL & KRS One)
07. Rob Swift - Turntablist Anthem (fea. Pharoahe Monch & Kia Jeffries)
08. Saukrates  - Innovations (Remix) (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
09. Organized Konfusion - Late Night Action
10. Cella Dwellas - Ill Collabo (feat. Organized Konfusion)
11. Wyclef Jean - Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate (feat. Kenny Rogers)
12. Antipop Consortium - What Am I (feat. Pharoah Monch and L.I.F.E.)
13. De La Soul - Ghost Weed Skit 1 (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
14. One Four Love Pt.1 (feat. Common, Kool G Rap, Mos Def, Posdnuos, Rah Digga, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sporty Thievz & Talib Kweli)
15. Canibus - Horsemen (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
16. DJ Hurricane - Connect (feat. Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch & Gipp)
17. Pharoahe Monch - Oh No (feat. Mos Def & Nate Dogg)
18. Pharoahe Monch - Livin It Up
19. Pharoahe Monch - Fuck You (Got You)
20. Nate Dogg - I Pledge Allegiance (feat Pharoahe Monch)
21. Adam F - Last Days (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
22. Talib Kweli - Guerrilla Monsoon Rap (Feat. Black Thought, Kanye West and Pharoahe Monch)
23. Styles P & Pharoahe Monch - The Life
24. Jonell Round & Round (Remix) (feat. Method Man, Kool G Rap & Pharoahe Monch)
25. X-Ecutioners - The X (Y'all Know The Name) (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Xzibit, Inspectah Deck & Skillz)
26. Linkin Park - H! Vltg3 (feat. DJ Babu, Evidence and Pharoahe Monch)
27. El Da Sensei - Frontline (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po, Mike Zoot & F.T.)
28. DJ Quik - Murda 1 Case (feat. KK & Pharoahe Monch)
29. Ras Kass - Do You See What I See (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
30. Pharoahe Monch - Talking to You (feat. Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Rah Digga & A-Butta)

31. Pharoahe Monch - What is the Law
32. Pete Rock - Just Do it (feat. Pharaohe Monch)
33. Macy Gray - It Ain't The Money (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
34. Miri Ben-Ari - New World Symphony (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
35. Sa-Ra - Fish Fillet (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
36. Book Of Judges - Pharoahe Monch
37. Sergio Mendes - Loose Ends (feat. Justin Timberlake, Pharoahe Monch &
38. J-Dilla - Love (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
39. Street Smartz - Metal Thangz (feat. O.C., Pharoahe Monch and FT)
40. Sway & King Tech - Wake Up Show Anthem '94 (feat. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Pharoahe Monch, Prince Poetry, Ras Kass, Chino XL, Foxy Brown, Shyheim and Saafir)
41. Absolute, Black Thought, Bobbito, Common & Pharoahe Monch - Live from the D.J. Stretch Arm
42. Mr. Complex - Scream, Shout (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
43. Mr. Complex - Gitcha Gitcha Gitcha (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
44. Rahzel - Time to Get Live! (feat. Organized Konfusion)
45. DJ Spinna - Lyrical Fluctuation (Remix) (feat. Jigmastas, Mos Def, Mr. Complex, Talib Kweli & Shabaam Sahdeeq)
46. Sway and King Tech - Pharoahe Monch, High & Mighty Freestyle
47. O.C. - Evaridate (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
48. Pharoahe Monch - Tooley Crew Personified
49. Pharoahe Monch - Agent Orange
50. Pharoahe Monch - Ghetto World
51. Pharoahe Monch - Glorious
52. Pharoahe Monch - Stadium
53. Pharoahe Monch - War (feat. Mos Def)
54. Pharoahe Monch & Xzibit - Right Here (Remix)
55. Rah Digga - Tight (Remix) (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Lord Have Mercy)
56. Tribeca - The Life (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
57. Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says (Skitz Version feat. Roots Manuva & Rodney P)
58. The Unbound All Stars - Mumia 911
59. Pharoahe Monch & Mos Def - Kay Slay Show Freestyle
60. Pharoahe Monch - Madden 2002 Theme

61. O.C. - War Games (feat. Organized Konfusion)
62. Donnell Jones - U Know Whats Up (Remix) (feat. Xzibit, 50 Cent, Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe & Cuban Link)
63. Organized Konfusion - Tender Verses
64. Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Last Emperor - Jungle
65. DJ Spooky - Rekonstruction (feat. Organized Konfusion)
66. Pharoahe Monch - When Hip Hop Was Fun
67. Organized Konfusion - Decisions
68. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Rmx) (feat. Large Professor)
69. O.C. - You Won't Go Far (feat. Organized Konfusion)
70. Kool Keith & Organized Konfusion - Live Freestyle on Stretch 1993-11-12
70. Organized Konfusion, Mr. Complex & O.C. - Live Freestyle on Stretch 1993-11-12
71. Pharoahe Monch - Never Walk Together
72. Amy Winehouse - Rehab (Remix) (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
73. Polyrhythm Addicts - Reachin' (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
74. Mr. Complex - I'm Rhymin' (Produced by Pharoahe Monch)
75. Mr. Complex - Why Don't Cha (Additional Vocals - Pharoahe Monch)
76. Mr. Complex - Big Fronter (Additional Vocals - Pharoahe Monch)
76. Mr. Complex - Divine Intervention (Produced by Pharoahe Monch)
77. Muro - Lyrical Tyrants ft.O.C. (New Goverment Remix) (Produced by Lee Stone and Pharoahe Monch)
78. Percee P - Lung Collapsing Lyrics (Additional Vocals - Pharoahe Monch)
79. The Fire Department Band - Pharoahe Monch Freestyle (Live @ The Knitting Factory, New York City)
80. Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and Big Shug - DJ Premier Sirius Radio Freestyle
81. Amy Winehouse ft. Jay-Z and Pharoahe Monch - Rehab (Rmx)
82. Aimee Allen - Oblivion (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
83. Mr Complex ft. Pharoahe Monch - Scream and Shouts (Cris Prolific Remix)
84. Pharoahe Monch - Broken Heart
85. Pharoahe Monch - The Healer Remix Live @ SOB's (Erykah Badu)
86. Erykah Badu - The Healer-Hip Hop (Remix) ft. Pharoahe Monch
87. Immortal Technique - Apocalypse (Remix) ft. AKIR and Pharoahe Monch
88. Black Milk - The Matrix (feat. DJ Premier, Pharoahe Monch, and Sean Price)
89. Jake One - Hurt U (feat. Pharoahe Monch and Kardinal Offishall)
90. Mr. Khaliyl - Street Team (ft. P. Monch and DCQ)

91. Pharoahe Monch - Ghost Weed Freestyle [Extended Live Acapella]
92. Pharoahe Monch - OnDaSpot Freestyle
93. Hilltop Hoods - Classic Example (Feat. Pharoahe Monch)
94. King Reign - One More Time (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
95. DJ JS-1 - Ridiculous (feat. O.C. and Pharoahe Monch)
96. DJ JS-1 - Ridiculous (Remix) (feat. O.C., Pharoahe Monch & Masta Ace)
97. Slaughterhouse - Salute (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
98. KRS-One And Buckshot - One Shot (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
99. Blakroc - Dollaz & Sense (feat. Pharoahe Monch & RZA)
100. Homeboy Sandman, General Steele, Rock and Pharoahe Monch - WKCR Cypher (Squeeze Radio's 7th Anniversary Show)
101. Consequence - Let U Live (Co-Starring Pharoahe Monch)
102. Jean Grae - Killing Em ft. Pharoahe Monch
103. Phonte - We Go Off (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
104. ¡Mayday! - Death March (rmx) (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Stat Quo)
105. Skyzoo, Smif-N-Wessun & Pharoahe Monch - Shout The Winners Out
106. The Stepkids – Suburban Dream (rmx) (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Homeboy Sandman)
107. Styles P - Children (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
108. Pharoahe Monch - Midnight (J Period Remix)
109. Sean Price - BBQ Sauce (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
110. Sadat X - This Is Our Thing (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Phill G)
111. Ghostface Killah, M.O.P. & Pharoahe Monch - Black Out
112. Torae - What's Love (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
113. Pharoahe Monch - Midnight (J.Period Tribute Remix)
114. Marco Polo - 3-O-Clock feat. Organized Konfusion (Pharoahe Monch & Prince Po)
115. Kid Tsunami - The Chase feat. Buckshot, Chubb Rock, Pharoahe Monch & Jeru The Damaja
116. Robert Glasper f. Jill Scott & Pharoahe Monch - Calls (Mr. Porter rmx)
117. Diamond D & Pharoahe Monch - Rap Life
118. DJ Static - Alright (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Nat Ill & Temu)
119. Prince Po - Then And Now (Feat. Pharoahe Monch)


Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Return Of Malcolm

Royce Da 5'9 & Statik Selektah (2007) The Bar Exam (Hosted By DJ Premier)

01 Dj Premier Intro
02 Hit Em!
03 Royce Is Like
04 Gorilla Pimp
05 A Million More
06 Feelin It ‘07
07 Who Want It
08 Ding! Ding!
09 As Live As It Gets
10 What You Call That! ft Termanology
11 Go Gettem!
12 Im Strapped
13 We Run Detroit
14 Ima Let You Tell It ft Kid Vishis
15 Down Bottom
16 Tell You Why Im Hot
17 Keep On Pushin
18 Street Hop
19 Kid Vishis Freestyle
20 Gone (The Return Of Malcolm)
21 The Dream ft Rell
22 Dj Premier Outro
23 Sound The Alarm Remix ft Black Milk & Guilty Simpson
24 They Call Me Kid Vishis (bonus)

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Urban Species (1999) Blanket

As requested, the other Urban Species album, enjoy. Make sure you check the other post if you haven't.

1. Changing Of The Guard (feat. Terry Callier)
2. Destructive
3. Blanket (feat. Imogen Heap)
4. I Wonder
5. Woman
6. Predictably Unpredictable (feat. Imogen Heap)
7. Rockstar
8. Religion And Politics (feat. Terry Callier)
9. Reality Check (feat. MC Mell'O', Taipanic)
10. Tomorrow People

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pharoahe Monch Discography: Part 1

I'm going to post the COMPLETE discography of the mighty P-Monch, one of the best MC's to ever spit on the mic, from the early Organized Konfusion (along with Prince Poetry) to his most recent stuff. Enjoy

Organized Konfusion [1991] Organized Konfusion

1. Fudge Funk
2. Fudge Pudge (feat. O.C.)
3. Walk Into The Sun
4. Releashing Hypnotical Gases
5. Audience Pleasers
6. Jiminez Criqueta
7. Prisoners Of War
8. The Rough Side Of Town
9. Organized Konfusion
10. P.S. 48
11. Roosevelt Franklin
12. Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken? (Remix)
13. Open Your Eyes
14. Intro
15. Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken?

Organized Konfusion [1993] Stress: The Extinction Agenda

1. Intro
2. Stress
3. The Extinction Agenda
4. Thirteen
5. Black Sunday
6. Drop Bombs
7. Bring It On
8. Why
9. Let's Organize (feat. Q-Tip and O.C.)
10. 3-2-1
11. Keep It Koming
12. Stray Bullet
13. Maintain

Organized Konfusion [1997] The Equinox

1. Interior Assasin's Car 3:45 A.M.
2. They Don't Want It!
3. March 21 3:45 A.M.
4. 9XS Out Of 10
5. Questions
6. Soundman
7. Move
8. Confrontations
9. Life & Malice Exterior Club Nite
10. Numbers
11. Shugah Shorty (feat. Hurricane G.)
12. Interior Car Nite
13. Invetro
14. Chuck Chesse (feat. DJ Rude One)
15. Interior Marisol's Apartment
16. Sin
17. Hate
18. March 21- 3:47 A.M.
19. Somehow, Someway
20. Epilogue
21. Bonus Track 1

Pharoahe Monch [1999] Internal Affairs

1. Intro
2. Behind Closed Doors
3. Queens
4. Rape
5. Simon Says
6. Official
7. Hell (feat. Canibus)
8. No Mercy (feat. M.O.P.)
9. Right Here
10. The Next Shit (feat. Busta Rhymes)
11. The Ass (feat. Apani)
12. The Light
13. God Send
14. The Truth (feat. Common & Talib Kweli)
15. Simon Says (Remix) (feat. Lady Luck, Redman, Method Man, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Busta Rhymes)

Pharoahe Monch [2006] The Awakening Mixtape

01. Clinton Sparks Intro
02. Shut Em Down Freestyle
03. Pain Interlude
04. Pain
05. Lets Go
06. We Must Be In Love
07. Shes A Ho
08. The Note
09. Agent Orange
10. Push
11. Desire
12. Stray Bullet Freestyle
13. The Sniper Skit
14. Gun Draws
15. Glorious
16. Down By Law
17. Outro

If you're a Pharoahe Monch fan look out for part 2 ;)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Poet Laureate Infinity

Have you lost your hope in Canibus? Well, after the horrible "Hip Hop For Sale" and his other horrible albums I also had... but today this came out:

It's the lastest track of his Poet Laureate series and it's one of the craziest things I've ever heard: You got 5 different vocal versions of the 11-minute song, all with completly different lyrics, but if you switch the vocals at any point of the song they will always rhyme. How cool is that?

And the song it's not even finished yet.

I wonder how will Canibus put a 55 minutes song on his album.
Thoughts about the song?

Saturday, April 07, 2007


O.C. [2005] Starchild
Yesterday I went to a store and I found this rare album that I would never expect to find in Portugal, because only 20,000 copies were shipped before it was shelved, I had the album on my computer since it was released but that's something you don't see in a store everyday, so I bought it.
Then I thought "How haven't I posted this yet on my blog?", because it's a great album, full of dope beats produced by Soul Supreme, DJ Static Selektah, Locsmif & Vanguard, and the usual dope rhymes O.C. delivers. It's a lot better than his previous LP's Bon Appetit and Smoke and Mirrors. Check the review.

Evaridate (feat. Pharoahe Monch on the chorus)
Who Run It
The Professional
1nce Again
Ya Don't Stop
Story To Tell
What Am I Supposed To Do
Memory Lane
Who Run It (Remix)

Friday, April 06, 2007

A lil' request... [FILLED]

Ok, as you should know (or not in case you've been living under a rock), one of the greatest mc's of all time, the mighty Pharoahe Monch is dropping his new album "Desire" in June (yeah, it got pushed back again), so I decided to post his COMPLETE discography, besides solo album and the Organized Konfusion ones, I got 74 tracks to post, but to complete his discography I'm missing 4 tracks, and maybe some of you could help me out. Here are the names:

Organized Konfusion - Late Night Action (feat. Boku Rule & Cairo)
- thanks to krisch for the info
Pharoahe Monch - Intervant
Muro - Lyrical Tyrants From Local To Global (New Government Remix) (feat. Lee Stone & Pharoahe Monch)
Pharoahe Monch - I’m Rhyming
- thanks to krisch for the info

Red = Request filled
If any of you have them, I'd be really apreciated if you upload it for me. Thanks.
In related news, Polyrhythm Addicts are dropping a new album called Break Glass on April 24th on Babygrande. And here's the promo cds of their new song Reachin' featuring P-Monch that also includes It's My Life featuring Phonte.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Undisputed Truth

Brother Ali (2007) The Undisputed Truth

In the year 2000, Brother Ali Joined Rhymesayers with a self-prroduced demo called Rites of Passage . Three years later Ali took the underground by storm with an undeniable stage presenceand his critically acclaimed debut full-length Shadows On The Sun . The impact was unquestionable and that next year Ali solidified his place amongst the independent Hip Hop elite with the release of 2004's The Champion EP .
Like deja vu, here we are three years later and Ali is ready to take the world by storm with his latest creation. After struggling through a series of personal roadblocks, from parting ways with his wife of 10 years, becoming homeless and trying to secure custody of his only son... Brother Ali along with Atmosphere producer and Shadows & Champion collaborator Ant , present the long awaited sophomore full-length album The Undisputed Truth . Personal, political and more powerful than ever, simply put, the truth is here.

1. "Watcha Got"
2. "Lookin' At Me Sideways"
3. "Truth Is"
4. "The Puzzle"
5. "Pedigree"
6. "Daylight"
7. "Freedom Ain't Free"
8. "Letter from the Government"
9. "Here"
10. "Listen Up"
11. "Take Me Home"
12. "Uncle Sam Goddamn"
13. "Walking Away"
14. "Faheem"
15. "Ear to Ear"

Monday, April 02, 2007

Urban Species

Urban Species (1994) Listen

Urban Species are a London rap outfit on the UK acid-jazz label Talking Loud. One listen to the album and it's easy to see why; their mix of live instrumentation and samples owes more to the laid-back jazz-funk shuffle of UK bands like Galliano and the James Taylot Quartet than to hardcore US-rap exponents such as Public Enemy.
The music capitalizes nicely on its jazz-funk base to take in gentle forays into reggae , swingbeat, 90's soul, Latin percussion, utilizes acoustic guitar on the title-track and even rock-guitar and P.E. style squeals on "Gotta Have It".
If you like the jazz inspired rap album I usually post, then you cannot miss this one.

1. Hide and seek
2. Gotta have it
3. Musikism
4. The ropes
5. Spiritual love
6. Just a matter of time
7. Listen (feat. MC Solaar)
8. The consequence
9. The experience
10. No particular title
11. Brother
12. Light at the end of the tunnel