PSYCHED OUT

As seen on my man Skeme Richard‘s “The Nostalgia King” blog (HIGHLY recommended, which goes without saying): A very cool YouTube featuring Dan McLewin of the production duo Psychemagik hippin’ the internets to ten of his favorite Psych records. If you know me you know I’m lovin’ this. (By the way, also diggin’ my g’s Aztec print shirt… is that ‘Lo? Reminds me I gotta do a post on my ‘Lo collection one of these days.)

 
And while we’re on the subject, let me hop into my pimped out Delorean and go back in time and do something I used to do but haven’t done much lately- give my own little list of records to catch (or download illegally… it is 2013, after all).

THE SOULMAN: TEN PSYCH RECORDS THAT I LIKE (OR PROG OR FOLK OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT… I REALLY DON’T KNOW, IT ALL JUST SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC BY WHITE FOLKS TO ME)

BLACK WIDOW – Black Widow
ABSTRACT TRUTH – Silver Trees
TWINK – Think Pink
MOVING GELATINE PLATES – Moving Gelatine Plates
RAW MATERIAL – Raw Material
SOFT SOUL TRANSITION – S.S.T.
THE HUMAN BEAST – Volume One
ZAKARRIAS – Zakarrias
THE GHOST – When You’re Dead For One Second
TREES – On The Shore

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MID-JUNE HEADPHONE MUSIC

Mos Def – The Ecstatic – IMO this is the best Mos album since Black On Both Sides, maybe even better. Not perfect, but damn good. I hear a lot of folks saying they ain’t feelin’ Dante’s singing, but I like it a lot when he does it like he does it on this album (as in just to accent the rhyming, not trying to be a real full-time this-is-my-day-job singer). Highlights: “Pistola” (love the nod to the Intruders), “Worker’s Comp”, “Supermagic”, “Roses” (featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow), “Casa Bey”, “History” (with Mos’ Blackstar compadre Talib Kweli) and “Auditorium”, which features a GREAT guest appearance by The Patch, better known as Slick Rick – check it out below.

Drew Nice – People Music II Enchanted Soulthis may be one of my all time favorite mixes, and I’ve heard a lot of good ones.
Dr. York – New lp
Laura Izibor – From My Heart To Yours (Primo Remix)
Jay-Z – D.O.A. The Death Of Autotune
Tomorrow’s People – Open Soul lp
The Sequins – various
Little Milton – Driftin’ Drifter I need to get into some more of Little Milton’s catalog, he’s one of those dudes I always knew about but never really checked for.
James Brown – Goodbye My Love / JB’s – King Heroin (instrumental) – gotta love those Godfather slow jams
Pirimas 3 – I Don’t Know
Jimmy Bo Horne – Get Happy
The Bionic Woman – The Return Of Bigfoot Pt. 2 (soundtrack from the tv show)
Jimmy Spicer – This Is It – one of my favorite purple label era Def Jam joints
Snap aka Red Clay – Snappage Vol. 1 mixtape – for anybody who thinks I don’t like any southern rap just because it’s from down south… wrong. Snap is one of the nastiest emcees alive IMO… I don’t know how many people are familiar with him, but if you’re not you need to get familiar. This schitt is extremely dope to me.
A lot of stuff off of my guy Matthew Africa‘s blog – stayed up til the sun came up one morning just listening to and downloading schitt… great music
A lot of 60’s-style soul that I can’t mention yet because they’ll be on my new mix (coming soon!).

PHILL MOST ON THE BATTLEFIELD

I almost let this little interview slip through the cracks… conducted by that guy Drasar Monumental over at his Hip Hop Battlefield blog back in November 2008. You know how I do, just expounding on my beliefs about rhymes, beats and life. Not a real long read, so check it out when you get a minute and then when you get a few extra minutes check out the rest of the homie’s blog, it’s quite dope. Cool schitt to download, fly schitt to read… really nice.
BTW, the pic up above (which is also shown on the Hip Hop Battlefield interview) is indeed a snapshot of ya boy Phill Most, back in my “Phantastic Philly Phill” days of 1984. First Stetson hat, first Cazals, first leather bomber. Lee jeans w/ permanent creases. Down with the Sureshot Two MC’s (me and my man MC Dazz from Bed Stuy). Those were the days, B!