Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Evolution I Learned Through Hip Hop…

    (WARNING: Adult Content)

Early hip hop producers assembled their masterpieces from bits of other pieces of music. They would grab a string sample from here and a drum beat from there and deftly fuse these disparate elements (sonic vapor) together to create something brand spanking new (a dense cloud of sound). But it really is not new at all. Just the evolution of those diverse sounds. Come on inside to get ya head noddin’ because your neck knows it’s phat.

Please note, this list is far from comprehensive (just dropped things as they came to mind). That means add your own suggestions. All right, I’m out, enjoy.

    MC Solaar, “Noveau Western”
    A Tribe Called Quest, “Electric Relaxation”

    Tupac, “Dear Mama”
    DJ Shadow, “Midnight in a Perfect World”

    Afrika Bambaataa, “Planet Rock”

Blackalicious, “Make You Feel That Way”

Mos Def, “Supermagic”

    Eric B. and Rakim, “Paid In Full”
    Massive Attack, “Blue Lines”

    Hi Tek and Talib Kweli, “The Blast”

    Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, “White Lines”

    Slum Village ft. Dwele, “Tainted”
    Faithless, “Bring My Family Back”

    Souls of Mischief, “93 Till Infinity”

    Tricky, “Hell Is Around The Corner”

    Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Thom Yorke, “Us Placers'”

    Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”

    Jean Grae, “Love Thirst”

    Cinematic Orchestra ft. Roots Manuva, “All Things To All Men”

    Eminem, “Lose Yourself”

    Monie Love, “It’s A Shame”

    Slick Rick, “All Alone, No One To Be With”

    Prefuse 73, “Pagina Dos”

1 Response to “Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Evolution I Learned Through Hip Hop…”

  1. 1 What is this guy talkin’ about? « Tricky Relativity Trackback on January 14, 2010 at 10:21 am

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