Budsmokers Only – Vol. 7

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

 

We start today’s volume with an innovative track from British-born storyteller Slick Rick taken from his acclaimed 1988 album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick before a classic hip-hop number from Oakland rapper Too $hort.  We have a sweet 1994 record from rap duo Gang Starr, the title track from Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck’s debut solo album, the signature song of New Jersey trio Lords Of The Underground and a dark record that became an underground smash-hit for Smif-n-Wessun in the mid-90s.  There is also a beautiful track from Beanie Sigel taken from his 2005 album The B. Coming (completed before he had to serve time behind bars for firearms offences), a soulful piece from influential Queens rapper Kool G Rap and a smooth hip-hop groove taken from The lost Tapes released by Nas in 2002.  We end the feature with two tracks taken from The Reconstruction EP, the 2010 release from female Pennsylvania emcee Ensilence.

 

Golden Oldies:

 

Slick Rick – Children’s Story

Too $hort – The Ghetto

 

Pass Tha’ Bud:

 

Gang Starr – Mass Appeal

Inspectah Deck – Uncontrolled Substance

Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka

Smif-n-Wessun – Bucktown

 

Keep It Casual:

 

Beanie Sigel – Feel It In The Air (feat. Melissa Jiménez)

Kool G Rap – It’s A Shame [Soul Remix]

Nas – U Gotta Love It

 

Beats & Rhymes From Modern Times:

 

Ensilence – In Scope

Ensilence – MY State Of Mind

 

– Load It, Check It

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