Mostly hip hop this week with a downtempo and reggae intro. I just saw Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest so I had to hit you up with a double dose of Tribe. For fans of hip hop and of the group specifically, I highly recommend the movie. It was interesting to see the parallels between this movie and the Fishbone documentary (Also highly recommended, but also a bit depressing) I saw a few months back. Both groups seemed to suffer from similar dynamics at times.

Then a triple dose of 3rd Base just ‘cuz, and a triple dose of Common, who was just in town and lit Flame Central with a ridiculously good live show. Colour me impressed. The rapper/actor’s been in town for a few months filming the first season of a new AMC series called Hell On Wheels and has been spotted around town doing his thing. During the show he dropped what will likely be remembered (by me, atleast) as the best Calgary-based freestyle by a big out-of-town rapper ever: Dropping local knowledge, he referenced 17th Ave, the Flames and Iginla, and then went deep for referrences to the Bow and Gratitude Cafe, among others.

If you missed the concert, this show won’t even begin to hint at what you missed, but here it is anyways.

Too late! File removed (mp3 – 76Mb)


artist – name [time]
Cinister Cee – A Woman’s Words (Featuring Nabila) [08:32:34 PM]
Teekay [of Dragon Fli Empire] – Change
Mantrakid – My Peers
Corinne Bailey Rae – Feels Like The First Time
Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out [Astronote Remix]
The Herbaliser – Starlight (Featuring Roots Man
DJ Food – Taste Strange
Many Styles of Bobby Day – Can’t Explain (Your Love) (Time Bandits Remix)
Greyboy – Genevieve (Greyboy w/Bart Davenport remix)
King Britt Presents Sylk 130 – City (5-6 Theme)
Bonobo – The Ropes
Beats International – Dub be good to me [09:01:43 PM]
prince of ballard – mary mccreary x biggy
Upsetters – Jungle Lion
bruce ruffin – Oh Child
Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead (Featurecast Re-Edit Feat Marvin Gaye)
mos def – ms fat booty (beatdiet edit)
jaime foxx/t-paine/jurassic 5 – blame it (b.cause what’s golden edit)
Jurassic 5 – High Fidelity
dj format – The Place feat. Chali 2Na & Akil
A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase, Part II
A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again (Jackin For Beats Remix)
Kool & The Gang – Dujii [09:29:11 PM]
B.T. Express – This House Is Burning
3rd Bass – Triple stage darkness
3rd Bass – Monte hall
3rd Bass – Steppin’ To The A.m. (soiree Mix)
Common – The People
Common – Dooin’ It
Common – I Used To Love H.e.r.
Dj Cosm – A Plea for Time ft metawon
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Ain’t No Fun Extra Clean Version [09:56:11 PM]