What jamz I am rocking on my player
of the 'Felonious Groove' fame
1. Let's Push Things Forward by The Streets, off of the LP "Original Pirate Material": Londoner rapper puts most MCs and producers to shame. This song sums up the way I feel about hip hop and my friends perfectly. The Streets is the best thing you've never heard of.
2. Give it up or turn it Loose by The King of Soul, James Brown, off of the LP "Star Time" : Kool DJ Herc's theme song. The quintessential b-boy circle anthem.
3. Bucky Done Gun by M.I.A., off of the LP "Arular": The most banging militant club album of the year. Revolution and old-skool 808 tracks can't miss. Get this album now. Why are you still reading this? Go.
4. Long Walk by Jill Scott off of her LP "Who is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1":Jill Scott is the modern day Aretha Franklin, plus she writes her own lyrics. "Long Walk" is a impressionistic auditory oil painting of urban being and sensual moods.
5. I Luv U by Dizzee Rascal, off of the LP "Boy in da Corner": Nobody bumps like East London's Rascal (sorry Dre, Lil Jon and Pharrell,) this track proves it.
6. America's Most Blunted by Madvillian, off of the LP "Madvillainy": The arrowhead of hip hop, MF Doom and Madlib do what Kanye does but better, and with unbridled creativity and talent.
7. A.T.H.F. by Danger Doom, off of the LP "The Mouse and the Mask": A freestyle flow about cartoons never sounded so dangerous. Aqua Teen Hunger Force meets MF Doom and DJ Danger Mouse, not your in your wildest dreams.
8. Wordless Chorus by My Morning Jacket, off of the LP "Z": This indie rock song is haunting, artistic, beautiful and may be my favorite track of 2005. It's a crying shame the rest of the album sucks.
9. Drivin' by The Kinks, off of the LP "Authur": The best song by the best rock band of all time.
10. Chameleon by Herbie Hancock, off of the LP "Headhunters": The single-handed reason I fell in love with jazz and funk.
11. Ella Guru by Captain Beefheart, off of the LP "Trout Mask Replica": If you can vibe to this, we've got a lot in common and a lot to talk about.
12. Beach Cruiser Pt. II by Felonious Groove Foundation, off of their LP "Paper Tiger": The future of funk.
13. Fire in the Hole by Steely Dan, off of his LP "Can't Buy a Thrill": A rare gem from a strange band that fuses jazz and rock perfectly; a testament to an era when songs still had chord changes.
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