Budsmokers Only – Vol. 6

Spark up and kick back with a chronic batch of hip-hop sounds.

 

West Coast gangsta rap group Compton’s Most Wanted kick things off with a popular track from their 1992 album Music To Driveby, while Texas rapper The D.O.C. brings us a classic from his 1989 album No One Can Do It Better, released only a few months before a car crash left him with a crushed larynx.  We have a slick track from the best alliance in hip-hop, Black Star (made up of underground leading lights Mos Def and Talib Kweli), an explicit groove from Dr. Dre taken from the Friday soundtrack, a bone-chilling track from hardcore Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep and, with a little help from Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, a lesson in lyricism from The Notorious B.I.G.  There are also two soulful tracks from the recently deceased G-Funk legend, Nate Dogg, and a smooth, Cuban number taken from Wyclef Jean’s debut album The Carnival, released back in 1997.  We end the volume with two tracks from Keystone State Of Mind, the 2011 mixtape from emerging Philly emcee Tayyib Ali.

 

Golden Oldies:

 

Compton’s Most Wanted – Hood Took Me Under

The D.O.C. – The Formula

 

Pass Tha’ Bud:

 

Black Star – RE: DEFinition

Dr. Dre – Keep Their Heads Ringin’

Mobb Deep – Shook Ones (Part II)

The Notorious B.I.G. – The What (feat. Method Man)

 

Keep It Casual:

 

Nate Dogg – First We Pray (feat. Kurupt)

Nate Dogg – These Days (feat. Daz Dillinger)

Wyclef Jean – Guantanamera (feat. Celia Cruz & Lauryn Hill)

 

Beats & Rhymes From Modern Times:

 

Tayyib Ali – California Love

Tayyib Ali – High Definition

 

– Load It, Check It

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