Underground Classics

Sometimes we get caught up with all this popular new hip-hop. It comes complete with music videos, background stories (most false or exaggerated) and ringtones. If you let it, it will sneak up on you and constrict you, slowly squeezing the life out of you. I say this because I have an embarassing confession: I’ve been singing along with “You’re A Jerk” and enjoying it.

I love new music, and I need to have playlists that are constantly changing. New music is an important part of my life, but I don’t want to lose track of some of my old, lesser known favorites. Time to get back in touch with some underground classics.

Madvillain – Accordian
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Eyedea & Abilities – Now | Box.net

Aesop Rock – Big Bang

Leak Bros – Follow The Liters

Living Legends – Flawless

The Grouch – Simple Man

Atmosphere – Scapegoat

Cunninlynguists – Mic Like A Memory

Edan – Emcees Smoke Crack


9 Responses to “Underground Classics”

  1. 1 Gopi Sangha @ EastofLA.com
    August 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Great list, but serve me some Binary Star "Reality Check" or "Honest Expressions" off Masters of the Universe – How about One Be Lo's solo project S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. "E.T." or "Rocketship"^^ Thats what my backpacking self was riding tough 4-5 years back! =)- Gopi

  2. 2 Confusion
    August 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Binary Star was my shit! Loved that album. There were way too many to post them all. I'll do more of these posts soon don't worry.

  3. 3 Matt Conover
    August 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    people under the stairs – acid raindrops.

  4. 4 Anonymous
    August 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    fantastic post man. appreciate it so much, keep up the good work.

  5. 5 Anonymous
    August 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I'm lovin' this shit man, keep this up!

  6. 6 Magnus Rydis
    August 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    This is much appreciated, please do more posts like this one. Keep up the good work overall as well!

  7. 7 Whitnass
    August 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

    oh shit! that Edan track is the business!!

  8. 8 ryan
    August 17, 2009 at 12:18 am

    great list, this was my shit like 4/5 years ago.additionsJosh Martinez – Nightmares remixNon-Prophets – Hey BobbyPigeon John – Sealed fate

  9. 9 Anonymous
    August 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Madvillain is one dope mofo!

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