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HHHTake it Easy,

It’s Sunday again and it’s time for us to get into some head nod ish.

DIPPIN & DODGIN’

Nooooot bad.

Off the upcoming Pursuit of Nappyness record, Nappy Roots are back with another one and I must say, I like this one quite a bit more than the last one I threw up.  Featuring a lovely verse from young upstart Sugar Tongue Slim (who sounds a touch like a young Bootie Brown from Pharcyde) this is a nice one for the car stereo.

NAPPY ROOTS feat. SUGAR TONGUE SLIM – DIPPIN’ AND DODGIN’

LOST IN TOKYO

Who’s City Haze?

I have no idea.  Just heard of this guy but he’s already got a big co-sign behind him.  Apparently part of NY’s new school of lyricists, City Haze makes his debut on HHHT with this RZA produced track that sounds like some good ol’ Wu-Tang ish.  I’m not 100% about this yet, but maybe it’ll grow on me.  Whaddyou think?

CITY HAZE – LOST IN TOKYO (Prod. by RZA)

TIGHTROPE

Janelle‘s baaaaack!

I saved this one for last just in case you were plannin on stepping out tonight or doin some cleanin around the house after you get off this blog.  Janelle Monae, the futuristic throwback — if you don’t know what I mean, you will once you hear her songs — is finally coming back to follow-up on her extra dope debut, Metropolis with ArchAndroid and I couldn’t be happier.  That being said, this first tune, although fly, doesn’t seem like a huge departure from what we got on the debut and I hope it isn’t all in the same box.  Either way, if you haven’t made yourself familiar yet, you should.  It’s rare that Bad Boy takes the time to put their stamp on something that isn’t supposed to sell their soul so support that shit.  With a little help from the Outkast general, Big Boi

JANELLE MONAE feat. BIG BOI – TIGHTROPE
Go get it folk.

Be well

Triple.
www.ppfhouse.com

HHHThere you are!

Today’s post touches on the phenomena that Harlem rep and Dipset General,  Cam’ron just went through over the past year called, ‘WHERETHEFUCKYOUBEEN-itis” It’s a phenomena that has plagued the music industry for almost as long as there’s been an industry and ever year, more and more incredible talent succumb to its fatal clutches.

Well, just recently a few artists have seemed to fight their way through ‘WHERETHEFUCKYOUBEEN-itis” and are here to tell their stories.

SADAT X

Teacher.  Firefighter.  Basketball coach.  Convicted Felon?!

Ok, so if you’ve really had your ear to the pavement, you’d know that this Brand Nubian General hasn’t actually disappeared but he definitely hasn’t made it easy to find him either.  Having released 3 albums in the past 4 years (my personal favorite being 2006’s Black October pictured above) despite being rung up on weapons charges, he’s stayed the course that he started back in ’96 and released his 6th solo album just this past May titled, Brand New Bein’.  And sure, although he continues to release his music to very little fanfare, Sadat‘s voice remains fierce, his cadences abstract, and his lyrics poignant.  Now coupled with another New York legend, I’m proud to bring you some of that new new.

SADAT X feat. PETE ROCK -TURN IT UP

BTNH

Bone bone bon-booooone…bone BONE bone BONE!

From Flesh ‘n Bone being incarcerated to Bizzy Bone dealing with Schizophrenia to Wish Bone becoming a Realtor, this groundbreaking Cleveland quintet have seen their share of problems.  And although they continued to push even as a trio (remember ‘Home’ where they sampled Phil Collins?  I won’t hate but go listen for yourself) they never got back to that sound that we all came to love.  Well, with Flesh’s release and Bizzy’s attempt to return to sobriety, Bone heads collectively let out a sigh of relief as the team has reformed and been grinding in the lab.   And well, there’ve already been 2 or 3 songs that I passed on posting cause well, they just weren’t that good.  This one I can definitely dig on.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

BTNH – GANGSTAS GLORY

NAPPY ROOTS

Remember Nappy Roots?

Awnaw? Po Folks? Those were dope ass jams.  And while their sophomore release Wooden Leather barely got a spin, and there next record, Humdinger, did a bit better due to some savvy internet marketing, they haven’t been able to recapture the glory they had on 2002‘s Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz.  That being said, despite not always having the best production, I’ve always appreciated these cats for spitting some proper lyrics and this one is no exception.

Some new Nappy Roots for ya, whatcha think?

NAPPY ROOTS – RIDE

*BONUS*

EARLY!

No people, I know Freeway hasn’t been missing so stop your hating.  In fact, he’s been quite the opposite and been demolishing the blogs for the past year with what seems like a never ending barrage of tunes.  However, I used to be a huge Freeway fan but somewhere down the line I just kinda got bored of it.  Well, I finally found a new tune of his that made me do a Track 2 from Low End Theory and well, I thought that warranted a mention in today’s post.  Featuring the Chef himself and production from Seattle heavyweight Jake One, I give you:

FREEWAY feat. RAEKWON – ONE THING (Prod. by JAKE ONE)

It’s Monday folk….soak it up.

Be well world.

Triple.
www.ppfhouse.com

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