Posts in category "Rap/Hip-Hop"

Song Of The Day - "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America" by Gym Class Heroes

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America” by Gym Class Heroes I’m taking my kids to the Vans Warped Tour tomorrow and I am looking forward to seeing Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3, Against Me!, D.R.U.G.S. and many of the other bands that I’ve never heard of before. Should be some good... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Finger Lickin' Good" by Beastie Boys

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Finger Lickin’ Good” by Beastie Boys From their not-so-humble beginnings as a truly awful Hard Core band who I saw as an opening act on Big Audio Dynamite’s first U.S. tour…to the hardy partyers who opened for Madonna on her “Virgin” tour…to the Brooklyn Dust masters who came into their own... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Eye Know" by De La Soul

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Eye Know” by De La Soul With samples from Otis Redding and Steely Dan, De La Soul unleashed this bouillabaisse of good times onto a hip-hop public in 1989. The “3 Feet High And Rising” album is a stone-cold masterpiece and sounds as fresh today as it... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "What's My Name?" by Rihanna feat. Drake - plus "Shy Ronnie" feat. Adam Samberg

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “What’s My Name?” by Rihanna feat. Drake – plus “Shy Ronnie” feat. Adam Samberg With a semi-auto tuned voice reminiscent of Ronnie Spector, flaming red hair and great dance moves — love that move she does with her legs! — “What’s My Name?” with its infectious melody and opening cameo by Drake... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Now Or Never" by The Roots feat. Phonte & Dice Raw

By Eric Berman  I can’t say enough good things about the album “How I Got Over” where this song lives.  It is so deep with track after great track…and it keeps getting better with more plays.  The Roots crew from Philadelphia prove their meddle every night as the house band on “Late Night With Jimmy... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Radio Daze" by The Roots

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Radio Daze” by The Roots from the album “How I Got Over” It’s been a great year for The Roots.  They released two of the best albums of 2010: the one where this song is from and the equally essential “Wake Up!” album with Jon Legend. You may... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Gorgeous" by Kanye West

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Gorgeous” by Kanye West from the album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”  Just the mere mention of his name raises the ire of the masses.  Sure he pisses people off…that’s part of his charm!  Kanye totally lacks a filter…and if he had one, he wouldn’t be the... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Around The Way Girl" by LL Cool J

Song Of The Day – “Around The Way Girl” by LL Cool J from the album “Mama Said Knock You Out” James Todd Smith (aka Ladies Love Cool J…aka LL Cool J) released his first record in 1984 when he was 16 years old after submitting his tapes to two up-and-coming NYU students named Russell... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "The Vapors" by Biz Markie

Song Of The Day – “Vapors” by Biz Markie from the 1988 album “Goin’ Off” Nobody beats the Biz! Mixing humor, freestyle flow and a goofy sing-song speak, Marcel Hall (aka Biz Markie) broke onto the scene in 1988 with this Marley Marl produced track. Markie provided human beatbox for Marl’s stall of production charges... Read more »
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