i have always loved nirvana, so seeing this compilation is both intriguing and infuriating. while i don’t necessarily support tribute albums fully, nirvana is an easy enough band to cover. spin magazine and 13 different artists got together to record this compilation, all of which can be read about in an in-depth manner here. for the lazy, the artists on the lineup includes charles bradley, surfer blood, meat puppets, foxy shazam and titus andronicus. download the album for the price of a ‘like.’
biggie smalls was gunned down 13 years ago. in reality, it doesn’t seem that long ago, but i remember that day clearly and remember being crushed. ready to die is and always will be the most nostalgic hip-hop album for me personally, as it was the first hip-hop
i had ever owned. passed down to me by a family friend, i remember not understanding a god damn thing that went on during the record, as i was a mere 9 years old in 1995 (yes, i know it dropped in 94). in hindsight, i’d say it’s a safe bet that no 9 year old should be listening to that record.
in any case, let’s blast some jams in the memory of biggie. here are a few of my favorite songs for good measure:
dope ass video for ESSO’s first single off off the wall E009, which drops august 10th theessoexperience.com. hit the cut to watch an interview where ESSO discusses the concept behind the project and more.
the greatest band ever drop a new, stirring tribute to the late harry patch. patch was the last remaining british soldier from WW1, and recently passed (july 25th) at the age of 111. proceeds from the track will go directly to the royal british legion.
read a blog entry from thom yorke about the track here (it also contains the lyrics).
it’s been exactly 12 years to the day since biggie was gunned down, and i literally remember getting home from school and watching coverage of the incident on mtv for about 4 hours. an older family friend got me into ready to die a couple of years prior, which was the first hip-hop album (cassette tape!) i ever purchased with my own money.
anyway, dj drama and cookin soul put together this dope tribute mixtape to one of the G.O.A.T.
being that tomorrow’s the 3-year anniversary of the passing of one of hip-hop’s finest, a group threw out this dope tribute video to the man himself. be sure to bump the shining or donuts tomorrow in honor of one of the greatest producers of our generation.
i’m loving this tribute to dilla. i listen to this instrumental almost daily. add up and coming emcee h.o.p.e., some oragami and animation by sipho mabona.. and you have a really well done tribute. shout to sound verite.