When shoelaces were fat and Michael Jackson was black...
Yes, RETRO back in this piece after a food poisoning induced hiatus from the site.
As you can probably tell by now, besides our army of Co-D's contributing, it's mostly Gotty™ and I(Retro) writing, shoutout to the guest appearances. Of our dynamic duo, Gotty's™ the intellectual. From social issues to civil rights to stepping your fashion game up, my dude got it locked. Me? I'm just a young man with an old soul. Music links the past with who I am today. That's also part of the reason I can hardly relate to all this newfangled fads in r&b and hip hop. So, I stick to the classics. Everything else can kiss my ass.
Yes, I am bitter.
Speaking of classics, here's a nice little clip of my man Willie Hutch (RIP) doing his thing on Soul Train years ago, performing "Tell Me Why Our Love Has Turned Cold," which Three 6 Mafia has sampled for their hit of the year "Stay Fly." (Might want to let it load first before playing it all the way through, youtube has been acting funny style as of late.)
But Willie wasn't most famous for this song. If anything, it was for his work on the soundtrack of "The Mack."
Willie Hutch - The Mack Soundtrack
Which brings me to point of today's blog. I stumbled upon a "mixtape" of sorts for you readers to feast on. If anything, it's "D-boys, Pimps, and Macks 101" for those of you that don't know about the hustlin soul movement way back in the 70's. A 3 cd compilation of the freshest soul during the blaxploitation movement in black cinema. Where you think folks got that swagger from? Goldie, Superfly, Shaft, all the bad mofos started swagger in the hood. And damned if you couldnt admire the hell out of them, regardless of their career choices. If you cant bop to these joints, then something wrong with you, foreal.
If you don't like it, cool. But just remember the roots of hip hop and soul centric music came from these cats. And pay homage to the OG's, because many of them won't be around for long. And just remember, OG > samples. Say word.
Hustlin Soul - Return of The Pusherman CD 1
Hustlin Soul - Return of The Pusherman CD 2
Hustlin Soul - Return of The Pusherman CD 3
PW is CaesarTjalbo (shoutout to him for sharing)
• Support the artists!
• Join the Myspace group or the Last.FM group. With Myspace, we send routine updates and some extras. With Last.FM, if we get 15 members, our groups listening preferences can be tracked and it's pretty interesting to see what everybody else is listening to. Personally, I've found some really good selections by checking what others are listening to.
• Anyone have any DJ SHI'ITE Mixtapes? If so, give us a holler on the email. It's been on the want list for a while. Anyone able to hook us up, it would be greatly appreciated.
• Charli Baltimore - The Dark Half Mixtape
Cipha Sounds - The Official Mixtape For The Streets
Classic Hip Hop n Stuff Vol 1
Classic Hip Hop n Stuff Vol 2
Constant Evelation Compilation Album
Definition Of Ill Vol 1
Definition Of Ill Vol 1
Definition Of Ill Vol 2 The Mixes
Phife Dawg - Ventilation LP
Wu-Tang Remedy - The Genuine Article
Non-Phixion - The Future Is Now
Slum Village - Dirty District
Rob Swift - The Ablist
Method Man Presents Streetlife - Street Education
Boston Underground Hip Hop
Dave Hollister - Ghetto Hymns
J Rawls - The Essence of J Rawls
Smooth Da Hustler - Once Upon A Time In America
Souljah Slim - Give It To'em Raw
My man Got Mick? sent me this.
All I'mma say is "Do you really like Prince?"
If so, this is for you....
...A Virtual Overload, Literally Every Song The Man Had A Hand In
Plus some old Hed Kandi links I found with some still working...
Hed Kandi - Various Album Links Text File
For Tone & My Favorite Guatemalan
Live At The Knitting Factory
Live At The House Of Blues
Live At Jimmy's Uptown Cafe
Live At The Jazz Cafe
John Legend Live