It is debatable whether he is the best to ever do it, but he has definitely been consistent and outlasted many of his peers. He has come a long way from crack cocaine raps to becoming a respectable member of the establishment rubbing shoulders with dignitaries such as Prince Charles and President Obama. In my opinion a key part of his success has been a good ear for hip hop production. With so many hits and so many sweet as soul samples, Naiki’s tribute mashing up Jay-Z classics and the original samples was as killer as predicted.
Jay-Z and Marvin Gaye – Hello Brooklyn (ft. Lil Wayne)
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Rick Ross – Amsterdam
Rick Ross – Amsterdam (Sticky Stockholm Re-Edit)
Donaeo – Move To Da Gyal Dem
Diafrix – Helicopter (Mat Cant Remix)
Turntable Dubbers & Sebski feat Top Cat – I Like Your Style (Warrior One remix)
Sampology – Around the Globe (feat. Serocee)
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Soundboy Police (feat. Soom T)
Super Cat – Dance Inna New York
Nas – The Don
Sky’high – Don Dada
Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks
DJ NAIKI – JAY-Z vs ORIGINAL SAMPLES MIX
Jay-Z – Can I Live
Jay-Z – Feelin’ It (feat. Mecca)
Ahmad Jamal – Pastures
Lonnie Liston-Smith – A Garden of Peace
Jay-Z – Dead President
The Stylistics – Hurry Up This Way Again
Jay-Z – Politics As Usual
Gladstone Anderson – Mad Mad Ivy
Jay-Z – Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
Bobby Bland – Ain’t No Love In The Heart of The City
Jay-Z – Heart Of The City
MFSB – Something For Nothing
Jay-Z – What More Can I Say
Labi Siffre – I Got Blues Street Watching
Jay-Z – Street Is Watching
Wet Willie – Beggar Song
Jay-Z feat. Kid Capri & Liz Leite – It’s Like That
Jay-Z – So Ghetto
Ennio Morricone – Sporco Ma Distinto
Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out
Jay-Z – Honey
Ohio Players – Ecstacy
Jay-Z – Brooklyns Finest (feat. Notorious B.I.G.)
Rick James – Moonchild
Jay-Z – You’re Only A Customer
Johnny Pate – Shaft in Africa
Jay-Z – Show Me What You Got
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Live Version)
Jay-Z – On To the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
Jay Z ft Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
The Delfonics – Love On A Two Way Street
Tom Brock – There’s Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You
Jay-Z – Girls, Girls, Girls
Hossam Ramzy – Khusara, Khusara
Jay-Z feat. UGK – Big Pimpin’
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Jay-Z – Izzo
Jay-Z – Anything
2Pac – Me And My Girlfriend
Jay-Z Ft. Beyonce – Bonnie And Clyde
Kendrick Lamar – Compton ft Dr Dre
Blu & Exile – Growing Pains
J Dilla – The $ (Madlib Remix)
Oh No – Move (Feat. Roc C)
Urthboy – Clean Slate ft Delta
Listen: Girls – It’s A Hard Knock Life
Listen: Jay-Z – Hard Knock Life
Listen: Ohio Players – Ecstacy
Listen: Jay-Z – Brooklyn’s Finest ft Notorious B.I.G.
It is International Players II. This time Jigga and Jeezy showing that every thug has a loving side. The Andre verse came out last year sometime. Good to hear they finally finished this track. How good is the Lenny Williams sample?
I said to her I would just take a few, but found it hard to leave any out. You may know her as a triple j newsreader, she also takes some pretty sweet photos. These are shots from her time in New York earlier this year. See the rest of the gallery and more awesomeness on her site.
I love the line… “I made Jesus Walks I’m never going to hell”. Ah… sorry Kanye. I’m not a religious man, but I am pretty sure it doesn’t work like that. Make a song about Jesus and then you get a green light from the authorities in heaven to engage in whatever debauchery tickles your fancy.
Paul Nice is without a doubt one of my favourite Dj/producer’s period. He is heavily slept on over here and his Mixtapes are all time. I will post some of his other tapes over the next few weeks but for now here is ” Breaks For Days” a killer tape full of deep breaks and uncut funk. Also thrown in are a few cheeky Paul Nice bootlegs as a side serve.
Fuck yeah! I want more music from Santigold and I want it to be as good as her old music. Please lord, is this too much to ask? Santi dropped this one today on Jay-Z’s Life and Times. It is co-produced by Q-Tip, Switch and Santigold with some vocals from Karen O. So what do you think? Does the future look promising?
Larry David is one bad-ass mofo (yep, that’s Vivica Fox hollering in the back) and makes a living telling funny jokes. But what’s not funny is the subject in question: product packaging.
Do you know what’s so appalling? Vacuum packaging or packaging altogether for that matter. Fuck this waste-conscious period where everything is sealed with minimal yet airtight packaging (and fuck the factory robots that are programmed to do so). I’m tired of being thwarted by packaged items that lack a tab, slit or pull-back flap to make opening as seamless as possible. I recently bought a pair of headphones and after an unnecessary period of time I finally broke into the packaging where my finger was promptly sliced open by a sharp edge of plastic. That shit is fucking ridiculous.