Tag: Hip-Hop

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Check The Rhime" by A Tribe Called Quest

Song Of The Day – “Check The Rhime” by A Tribe Called Quest Along with De La Soul, the trio of Q-Tip, Phife Dog and Ali Shaheed Muhammad emanated from Queens, NY and created a sound that melded Hip Hop with Jazz forming a new laid-back alternative style in Rap. This one comes from their... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Jump Around" by House Of Pain

Song Of The Day – “Jump Around” by House Of Pain They were the one and only white Irish Hip-Hop act on the scene in 1992 when this infectious track took over the airwaves. The song was produced by Muggs, who was the same mastermind behind the sound of Cypress Hill. After two failed follow-up... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Relax" by Das Racist

Song Of The Day – “Relax” by Das Racist Music festivals are all about choices. Most of the time, I try to be exactly where I think the best music is also going to be. However, the biggest mistake I made at Pitchfork this year was to leave the stage I was at after tUnE-yArDs’... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Cissy Strut" by The Meters

Song Of The Day – “Cissy Strut” by The Meters This 1969 instrumental is practically ground zero for all of Rap and Hip Hop tracks. It’s the essence of songs like this Allen Toussaint-produced classic that informs the genre with its groove and beats. The Meters were formed by Aaron Neville as a backing band... Read more »

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 »

Today in Music History: Notorious B.I.G.

On this date fourteen years ago, Notorious B.I.G is gunned down in Los Angeles.  He is twenty-four.  This occurs six months after his rival and former friend Tupac Shakur is killed.  Here is one from his smash debut album Ready to Die:  **** WARNING – EXPLICIT LYRICS ****       

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 »
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