Posts Tagged ‘Throwback Thursday’

Throwback Thursday: Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit” + Bonus Download

April 21, 2011 1 comment

This is one of my favorite songs from Ms. Holiday. It’s beautiful, dark, and the lyrics are very powerful. As much as I love hip-hop music, jazz and soul music are my favorite. They don’t make music like this anymore!

A few years ago I stumbled across this record by Common Feat. John Legend which samples “Strange Fruit”. I was a little apprehensive about listening to it at first because it’s such a classic song, but Common’s version has a nice vibe to it. I think it was a leftover track circa “Finding Forever”. I’ve posted a download link as a bonus below. Enjoy!

Download: Common – “Strange Fruit” Feat. John Legend

Previously: Throwback Thursday: The Roots – “What They Do” 


Throwback Thursday: The Roots – “What They Do”

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Lost generation, fast paced nation
World population confront they frustration
The principles of true hip-hop have been forsaken
It’s all contractual and about money makin
Pretend-to-be cats don’t seem to know they limitation
Exact replication and false representation
You wanna be a man, then stand your own
To MC requires skills, I demand some shown…

– Black Thought

This is one of my favorite records by The Roots. The video is brilliant too.

Previously: Throwback Thursday: The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”

Throwback Thursday: The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Throwback Thursday: The Temptations – “My Girl” (Rare Performance)

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I stumbled across this video yesterday and I had to post it. Hope everyone has had a productive week. I’m almost finished with all the updates for this site, so expect a lot more from me within the next week or  two. Have a great weekend and keep seeking Truth!


Previously: Pharrell – “Frontin” Feat. Jay-z (Bonus: Frontin’ cover by Maroon 5 Feat. Mos Def)

Throwback Thursday: Common – “The Light”

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

“It’s kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop
and I can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop”

A friend of mine once asked me to pick a hip-hop song that I wish I had written. I don’t think I was able to name only one, but this was definitely on my list. We need music like this. Not enough love in our music anymore, or our community for that matter.

I’ll be posting something soon about Slim Thug’s recent comments. Until then, Enjoy.

Throwback Thursday: Self Destruction

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Still relevant.