N.O.R.E. Freestyle

Before rapper N.O.R.E. was doing Reggaeton, putting on the Neptunes, or yelling “what what” he was the humble half of Queensbridge duo Capone-N-Noreaga. C.N.N. burst on the New York hip-hop scene in 1997 with their classic debut “The War Report” READ MORE…

Mama Lion – Ain’t no Sunshine

Mama Lion was a rock/blues/soul group out of California that dropped 2 albums in the early 70’s. The album pictured above, “Preserve Wildlife“, is credited to being produced and directed by Artie Ripp who is notoriously famous for signing Billy READ MORE…

The Shirelles do Al Green

Here is another dope cover track from the Shirelles self-titled album from 1972. This time, the trio takes on Al Green and his classic cut “Let’s Stay Together“. The sound of this version is totally different from Willie Mitchell‘s trademark READ MORE…

Italian Funk

Who said Italians can’t be funky!? Before we were going to the Jersey Shore to fist pump, we were dropping some dope music in the form of soundtracks, disco, and funk. Adriano Celentano is a famous Italian singer/song writer who READ MORE…

The Shirelles do Marvin Gaye

I posted up a Shirelles cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” last week. To my surprise, the track got 300+ plays on YouTube in 1 day. I decided to post a few more of the choice cuts from the album since READ MORE…

Bossa Rio – Eleanor Rigby

I don’t like The Beatles. I actually think they are the most over-rated band in the history of music. However, I do like 2 of their songs “Eleanor Rigby” and “Come Together“. Given their immense popularity, there are hundreds of READ MORE…

The ILLZ – Coolout

Here’s a joint I produced for The ILLZ in 2010. The track was featured on a 2dopeboyz mix tape “Empire Edition“. It’s a little faster tempo than he’s normally on. The sample is very jazzy and atmospheric, creating a perfect READ MORE…

The Shirelles – Ain’t No Sunshine

The Shirelles, from Passaic, NJ (holla!), are best known for their string of hits in the early 1960’s. Songs like “Mama Said“, “Dedicated to the one I Love“, “Soldier Boy“, and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” were chart toppers pre-dating READ MORE…