MP3: Disco Volante - 9th Wonder (Right-Click-Save-As)
Insectoid MC's Butterfly, Ladybug Mecca and Doodle Bug along with DJ Silkworm, collectively known as the Digible Planets, produced two of the best albums of hip-hop's Golden Age, the Grammy Award winning Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and the vastly under-appreciated (and in my opinion, superior) 1994 Blowout Comb. It's great music. This week's lead-in was the standout track from that album and features legendary NYC radio dj Jazzy Joyce on shout outs.
This week's show is an old school mix for a friend of mine who's just getting into the rap music. Next week I'll fast-forward a little bit with some of today's more current hip-hop.
1. Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism) (4:27)2. Kool G Rap and DJ Polo - Road to The (5:05)3. Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (4:50)4. Special Ed - Think About It (4:25)5. EPMD - You Gots to Chill (4:27)6. MC Lyte - Paper Thin (Audio 2 Remix) (2:47)7. A Tribe Called Quest - Steve Biko (Stir It Up) (3:11)8. Gang Starr - Dwyck ['Royalty'] (4:03)9. Biz Markie - Vapors (4:33)10. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half-Steppin' (5:24)11. Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy (5:40)12. Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego trippin' (4:58)13. Slick Rick - Lick the Balls (3:55)