It’s official. It’s O.G. day. I’m generally not a fan of posthumous 2Pac music but damn this track with Spice 1 is hot!! Check out Can’t Turn Back.

This is from Spice 1’s upcoming album Notorious Bastards, Vol. 1, which drops next week:

Click here to download.

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While we’re celebrating dope producers from the 90’s, check out this new track Large Professor did for this Nas verse.

This is a remix to Nas’ No Ideas Original.  The drums Large Professor used for the remix are reminiscent of those he used for Nas’ Halftime.

Click here to download.  Here are some of Large Professors classic joints:

And of course the song that launched Nas’ career:

Ever heard of Mr. Brady? He gets major props for doing a song with Blu and Diamond D called Get Choze. Check it out.

Blu has been making a comeback as of late.  He and Exile supposedly have another project coming out next year.  In the meantime, here’s how he gets down with Mr. Brady:

Click here to download.  And in case you forgot how Diamond D gets down, check these out:

Ever debated what was the best year in hip-hop? Here’s a little something from The Rub to make the conversation a LOT more interesting. Check out these mixes of the best songs in hip-hop from 1979-2009, year by year….30 year of hip-hop. It gets no better.

These are courtesy of The Rub, one of the dopest DJ collectives around.  For 1979-1980, click here.  For 1981-1990, click here.  For 1991-2000, click here.  For 2001-2009, click here.

Let’s keep it O.G. for a minute. Redman dropped a new mixtape today. If you’re a fan you’ll dig it.

This one is just a warm up before he drops his new album called Reggie. He starts the mixtape with a new addition to the Soopaman series:

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape Pancake & Syrup. Tracklist is below.  His new album Reggie drops on 12/6.

1. Pancake & Syrup Intro
2. Soopaman Syrup
3. Eastcoast
4. I’m Sick (Lite Up The Disco) feat. Saukrates
5. Def Jammable
6. Redman vs. Reggie Noble
7. Pancake & Syrup feat. Runt Dawg & Ready Roc
8. M.O.M.M. (Mind On My Money)
9. Feel So Good
10. Feel So Good feat. Dwele
11. Big Spendaz feat. Ready Roc
12. Haterz feat. Runt Dawg
13. I’m Straight
14. F.L.Y.
15. Keep It Real
16. Lookin’ Fly
17. Mr. Jigsaw

Happy Thanksgiving. Here are a few songs that may be appropriate for the day. Enjoy (and no guilt).

 

With no G.O.O.D. Friday (or Saturday) it’s been a slow weekend in hip-hip. Here are some blasts from the past that you may not have heard in a minute to help get you to Monday.

Speaking of G.O.O.D. Friday, what do you think happened?  Kanye promised new music each Friday through Christmas.  Do you think it had something to do with his album leaking, the Matt Lauer interview or something else altogether?  In the absence of a new Kanye joint, here’s some good music.