Top 25 Songs of 2008

December 28, 2008

As 2008 wraps up, I thought I’d put together a quick list of the best 25 tracks from the year.  This was a tough one to make because it was a pretty incredible year in music overall.

Peep game after the jump..

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In celebration of Christmas Eve, this entry of Bass Radio is keeping with the holiday theme…And nobody celebrates Christmas like Death Row Records.  You know, it’ s all about the ho-ho-ho’s.

Mery Christmas..Bitches.

G.O.A.T. Beef

December 22, 2008

This shit crack me up!  Above is a video from DJ Enuff, with Charles Hamilton and Joe Budden going at it about the GOAT (somewhere backstage).  This reminds me of every argument I ever got into during high school…Only for us it was Biggie vs. Pac.

Royce provides the hilarious hype man duties…”Get ’em Joe!”

Shake This (Video)

December 19, 2008

The greatest song of 2008 finally gets a proper video from hip-hop’s favorite director Rik Cordero.  Royce and Preemo never sounded better together, and the official video compliments the song nicely.  Seriously, it’s hard to find epic moments in music lately, and “Shake This” definitely delivers.

When I look in the mirror, all I see is the real/You n***as shouldn’t be here/ Or I’ll be if you will..Ethered.

The Funky Jesus

December 17, 2008

Me and this record have some history with each other, and it was only until last weekend that I was able to finally get my hands on a legit copy.  Hey America (1970) is one of James’ earlier Christmas projects, and has a reputation of being the funkiest of the bunch.  Around this time last Christmas I ran into a fairly clean copy, but was a little short on cash and didn’t bite the bait…Needless to say, this record was swiped before I had the chance to blink.  Since James Brown recently died on Christmas Day a couple years back, this particular LP is that much more significant.  With that said, I’ve been tripping pretty hard over missing my initial chance to cop this monumental record.

There are definitely some slow Christmas tunes throughout, but the real funky ones can be played year-round and stack up well against the rest of his incredible catalog.

Check some examples below..

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Strictly for the Ladies

December 17, 2008

Lord Finesse is truly one of the best that ever did it, and it’s about goddam time that he gets some recognition on Bass Radio.  From his debut LP The Funky Technician, this is one of those early 90’s jams that never gets old.  There’s a pretty dope Preemo remix on the 12″ that I’ve been looking for, so if anyone is in the giving mood (you know, Christmas spirit), hit me up!

Hip-Hop Wins

December 15, 2008

The (hilarious) above video is footage from last Saturday’s SNL episode.

Scoreboard:

Hip-Hop: 1

Kanye West: 0

Wow dude…Please for the love of U-God cut this out.  Somewhere Rick James and James Brown are slapping something.  Is this what it’s come to?  Really Ye?

This video might need to be added HERE.

UPDATE: NBC decided to hate and pulled all video of this performace off the net.

Speaking With the God

December 12, 2008

Peter Rosenberg sat down with Preemo recently for an interview/showcase, revolving around his career and all the incredible storie along the way.  The good people at NahRight got some exclusive footage, and below are some of the highlights.

Oh, don’t forget to check the 2-hour set on Real Late a couple days ago.

Peep game after the jump…

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Jake One In-Store

December 11, 2008

I randomly stumbled across this video of Jake One (Seattle stand up) at an in-store at Fifth Avenue (Minneapolis).  The crazy thing here, is his in-depth dissection of the “Glow” and “Soil Raps” beats from White Van Music (REVIEW HERE).  Jake One truly is one of the illest in the game (by far), and deserves all the respect thrown his way.

Fun fact of the day:  Jake One was the first person to have the cassette version of Slum Village’s Fantastic Vol. 1, which wasn’t an official release at the time.  OG status!

Camp Whoa

December 10, 2008

Camp Lo (feat. Styles P & Pete Rock): “OnSMASH”

Lo-Ahhh!  Lo-Ahhh!  Man, talk about making a comeback.  The above track is about New York as it gets, and hopefully this quality will lead to an upcoming LP (with sound intact).

Good looks Drake-money…

In reference to the good people over at OS.