dear friends. february 2009 has already started and its time for me to announce some of my 2008 released hip hop and related music vinyl favourites and one unexpected banger:
first of all an album i already wrote a review on earlier this year: The Jazzliberatorz "clin d'oeil" (and mainly all last years kif records releases like those from T-Love, The Drumbrothers, Hocus Pocus and Melomaniac); Dday One's "heavy migration" album; Cutchy Hopkins album "walking sdrawkcab"; Dal-Green's crazy and extraordinary album "cut basic"; Busy P's - Pedrophilia picturedisc, Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer's track "not afraid" feat. Jessica Fitoussi; Budamunky's wednesday 7"; Othello's "alive at the assembly line" LP; of course People under the Stairs new album "FUN DMC" and Q-Tip's "The Renaissance";... Finders Keepers "Ersen" turkish psychelelic funk album re-release, The Lions "jungle struttin" LP and so on... there would be a lot to write about every single one of them, but as
GZA's 2008 released album "pro tools" was an unexpected banger for me, i will focus and write a little bit more on that one. after multiple spins and intense listening i must say: for me personally - the best wutang members & GZA release since a very, very long time. the RZA produced second track "alphabets" could directly originate from the liquid swords album without a doubt and i had it in a very heavy rotation lately and still - a real wu-banga although it does not define the albums style at all. he has a lot of different producers on the run like Dreddy Kruger, Bronze Nazareth, Mathematics, Black Milk ... defnitelly worth checking this one out ...
as always and everywhere: make yourself your own picture and see what 2009 brings. definitelly don't miss dj kompact's 7" releases and watch out for the obahuba 12" that is coming soon. elevate your mind! peace, da lens