Budsmokers Only – Vol. 8

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

 

We kick things off today with an unforgettable track from former N.W.A. member Ice Cube and a couple of romantic raps from legendary emcee LL Cool J and New York duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.  We have a track taken from the debut album of Big L, a 1996 hit single from Kansas City gangsta rap group Mass 187, a bad-ass collaboration between The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and a funky little number from influential Southern duo OutKast.  There are some seriously chilled jams from political activist Immortal Technique, underground L.A. outfit People Under The Stairs and Philadelphia neo soul band The Roots.  British rapper Plan B is on hand with a song about underage sex, love and attraction and we also have a rare live recording of one of his earliest tracks.  There is also a special selection of mash-ups that put a fresh new twist on some old hip-hop favourites.

 

Golden Oldies:

 

Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It

LL Cool J – Around The Way Girl

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Lots Of Lovin’

 

Pass Tha’ Bud:

 

Big L – Put It On (feat. Kid Capri)

Mass 187 – Gangsta Strut

OutKast – ATLiens

The Notorious B.I.G. – Notorious Thugs (feat. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)

 

Keep It Casual:

 

Immortal Technique – Caught In A Hustle

People Under The Stairs – San Francisco Knights

The Roots – Guns Are Drawn (feat. Aaron Livingston)

 

Beats & Rhymes From Modern Times:

 

Plan B – Charmaine

Plan B – Who Needs Actions When You Got Words [Acoustic Version]

 

Mashed:

 

Busta Rhymes vs. India Arie – Headed In The Dangerous Direction [KMT Mash-Up]

Dr. Dre & Eminem vs. Cocoa Electro – Forgot About Dre [Felix Mash-Up]

Jay-Z vs. Phoenix – And The Definitive Winner Is… [The Hood Internet Mash-Up]

Mobb Deep vs. Sigur Ros – Shook [Emancipator Mash-Up]

OutKast vs. Marvin Gaye – So Fresh, So Clean (Let’s Get It On Reprise) [B.Cause Mash-Up]

 

– Load It, Check It

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