Fluf, "RK Wins"
At some point, I stopped being able to keep track of which songs have already appeared in this thing. It's been five years? 6,000+ songs, anyway, and I've just lost the ability to be sure if we've heard something. Part of...
A thing that strikes me about listening to early Atmosphere (this is from their second album, 2002's God Loves Ugly) is how young Slug sounds on these tracks. He still sounds like the same person later, but there's less weariness in his tone...
Run The Jewels, "Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1"
El-P and Killer Mike first got together on the latter's R.A.P. Music, which is an amazing album. When they announced a full collab, the first Run the Jewels record, I was pumped. And it was excellent,...
Swans, "Half Life"
It's stuff like this, from the early Swans career, that really drives home how appropriate the "no wave" label was for this. It just oozes nihilism.
Mos Def, "Mr. Nigga"
From Mos Def's great first solo record, part of one of rap's...
Run the Jewels, "Early (feat. BOOTS)"
I still think Run The Jewels 2 is the best album from them. In fact, let's do this!
Run The Jewels 2
R.A.P. Music (aka RTJ 0)
Run the Jewels 3
Run the Jewels