Saturday, December 31, 2011

Single: Sadat X & Homeboy Sandman - X And Sandman (prod. by Psycho Les)

Yoooo, Hip-Hop needs more ish' like this, New York needs more ish' like this and fuck, yea, us starved ass Hip-Hop heads that masquerade as bloggers need more of this...

The Dot Father and Homeboy Sandman link over a new beat from none other than Psycho Les, and trust me, Psycho just don't hand his work over to anyone...the fact that he laced this should say enough.

Les chops up a soul loop to funky ass perfection for X and Sandman to slaughter..

Single: Prince Po ft. Pharoahe Monch - Then And Now

The dynamic duo that was once known on a full time basis as Organized Konfusion has linked back up for a joint titled "Then And Now" off Po's upcoming new, 7-track release "The X Files"

Monch harmonizes on the hook and Po reminisces on, well, then and now..... I dunno about anyone else, but I'm officially clamoring for a reunion album..

"The X Files" drops on Jan.2nd..

props to the Cryptonline for the linkage...

Single: Bekay - Bekay's 2011 Year In Review

Welp, I dunno if Skillz is just taking the year off or what, but this 2011 is about to be wrapped up by Bekay...

If you know Bekay's style, you know he pulls no punches..and none were pulled here either. He touches on all that was noteworthy this past year over Slaughterhouse's "Back On The Scene" instro... enjoy..

Video Interview: Jeru The Damaja For Pritt Kalsi and KingOfTheBeats

Jeru The Damaja reflects on when he first heard Hip-Hop... Stop bullshittin' with yaself, you need to listen to this...

Pritt Kalsi, AKA the guy who's been keepin us hip to those great King Of The Beats competitions handles the video work...

Single: Little Vic - Reprise

Little Vic hits us off with some newness.... definitely somethin for the boom bap underneath some piano keys lovers.. and who don't love that?

"Here's a joint I did the other night.. Didn't mix it or plan on using it for anything, but figured my true Boom Bap fans would enjoy this."

T-Ray - Best Kept Secret (Mixtape)

Few 90's producers had their boom bap shit down pat as nicely as T-Ray did... The South Carolina born and bred beatsmith absolutely fought his way into the game and if you don't know about the numerous records he's done on some of the golden era's best classic's, now's ya chance to get familiar...

Courtesy of abcdrduson we have a great collection of the highly slept-on producer's best stuff.. dig in and do the knowledge on Mr. Todd Ray won't be disappointed..

T-Ray - Best Kept Secret

Sabzi – Tabacco, 1 [Townfolk I.C. 05]

One half of both Blue Scholars and Common Market, Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi AKA Sabzi has been keeping busy as usual..I really can't believe that these beats are from 4 and 5 years ago.. Man, this guy has beats..

Insert his latest couple of instrumental tapes from his Tobacco Townfolk beat series... you can listen to em 100% gratis and download for a price you name...

Sage Francis - Hitchens Tribute: The Godcast is Not Great

Sage Francis pays homage through and ecclectic mix to one of the better writer/journo's and all around minds in recent memory... RIP Christopher Hitchens, who passed away back on the 15th...

We lost a great writer, journalist, debater, intellect and free thinker on December 15, 2011. Much can be said about Christopher Hitchens, good and bad, but rather than speak in his defense it’s probably best to just let the man speak for himself. No one can do it better. 
This 38 minute mix is a collection of audio clips taken from Hitchens’ debates, interviews & speeches. Similar to previous Godcasts, the music is a mishmash of various genres and song clips, ranging from very familiar to totally obscure, all arranged and edited by Sage Francis.


Friday, December 23, 2011

PHH 2011 End Of The Year Wrap Up

Well, here we are.. 2012 is upon us ppl....I survived another year and ya'll survived more of my frequent critical music man blurbs... I congratulate you. In all seriousness I do want to thank all my regular visitors.. You guys that routinely check in and follow my lil' blog make me feel like a "real" writer and that maybe, just maybe there's still a lot of hope out there for good Hip-Hop. You mean the most to me and I can't convey that enough. 

PHH has been up for something like 5 years now...When I started it I had no idea that so many of ya'll would start checkin in over the years. It's been a more than pleasant surprise. I've run this bad boy in good times and extremely bad ones... When in the past I had a few fleeting thoughts of shutting PHH down it was the number of ya'll that I see coming through everyday that helped me keep on pushin' and bloggin'. 

Okay, enuff of all that... as usual, here's my end of the year em', hate em', peep em' out! 

Peace and love in the new year...I'll check ya'll in January...


The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2011

20. Kendrick Lamar - Section 80

19. Torae - For The Record

18. Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights

17. Kaimbr & Kev Brown - The Alexander Green Project

16. People Under The Stairs - Highlighter

15. J-Live - S.P.T.A.

14. Sean Toure' - Sound Channeler The Invisible Man

13. Slaine - A World With No Skies 2.0

12. Apathy - Honkey Kong

11. The Doppelgangaz - Loan Sharks

The Top Ten

10. Action Bronson - Docter Lector

9. J. Rawls - The Hip-Hop Effect

8. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Daily Bread

7. Statik Selektah & Action Bronson - Well-Done

6. Kooley High Presents...David Thompson

5. Phonte - Charity Starts At Home

4. Danny Brown - XXX

3. Quelle Chris - Shotgun & Sleek Rifle

2. yU - The Earn

1. The Roots - Undun

Top 5 Producers of 2011

5. Big K.R.I.T.

4. J57 (Of Brown Bag All Stars)

3. Kev Brown

2. Madlib

1. Statik Selektah

Top Five Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

5. Blu - N O Y O R K

4. Canibus - Lyrical Law

3. Game -  The R.E.D. Album

2. CuninLynguists - Oneirology

1. Random Axe - Random Axe

Top Ten Best Compilation Albums Of 2011

10. Headnodic - Redline Radio

9. Malus & Lyrical Waterslide - One Day In Our Lifetime

8. Soulslicers - Boost Da Soul

7. Whatson - The Medium

6. Focus - Music Of The Misinterpreted

5. DJ Doom - Temple Of Doom

4. 9th Wonder - The Wonder Years

3. Paul White - Rapping With Paul White

2. Tone Spliff - Work Ethics

1. DJ JS-1 - No One Cares

Top Ten Mixtapes Of 2011

10. Slaine & Statik Selektah - State Of Grace

9. Mike Posner - The Layover

8. Evidence - I Don't Need Love

7. Peter Rosenberg & Popchips Presents: What's Poppin Vol.1

6. Curren$y - Verde Terrace

5. Camp-Lo x Pete Rock - 80 Blocks From Tiffany's

4. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva

3. Skyzoo - The Great Debater

2. Elzhi - Elmatic

1. Immortal Technique - The Martyr