J.Period The Best Of Lauryn Hill: Fire & Water

Very random post..

I’ve been switched on to (Google) Play Music not because it is superior in functionality or breadth of music over say Spotify. But rather it has the advantage of allowing you to add in mp3s to your collection and also stream those to mobile devices for play on the road (Spotify lets you add your own files but does not allow you to then use those on mobile devices). What good is a collection on the go if you can’t stream a Beatles song?

Anyway one of my favorite hiphop albums is J.Period The Best Of Lauryn Hill: Fire & Water (it’s more than just a collection of Lauryn Hill songs.. check it out) and I just randomly thought of it today. Not on Play Music. Good luck finding a NZB or Torrent for it. But randomly I checked to see if it was available for a few bucks somewhere and it looks like they launched a one day free download back in May 2015 to celebrate the 10th anniversary and the link still works to download the full 2 “CD” album.

Cheers happy Labor Day



Hiphop Albums

(here’s a dump of some favorite albums i appreciated mostly back in 2004-2005)

Best All-time

Nas – Illmatic

J.Period Presents Lauryn Hill – Best Of Lauryn Hill

2Pac – All Eyez On Me

Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 2

Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 1

Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Black Star

Talib Kweli & Hi Tek – Train of Thought

Dead Prez – Let’s Get Free (2000)

Wu Tang – 36 Chambers (Enter the Wu Tang Clan)

Best Female

1. Jean Grae – This Week (2004)

2. Invincible – ShapeShifters (2008)

3. Jean Grae – Attack of the Attacking Things (2002)

Most Underated

Raw Produce – The Feeling of Now

Eminem – Infinite (1995)

God Complex – The Scrontium 90 Years



Some decent hiphop

Its been so long since I paid much attention to any new underexposed hiphop albums. The other day I did come across a good mixtape on Supastition’s blog:

Kam Moye (aka Supastition) brings you the Reform School Radio podcast. The O8 FRESHNESS mix is year-end review which features some of his personal favorites of 2008 (and late ‘07) as well as some overlooked bangers that you might’ve missed throughout the year. Featuring songs from Q-Tip, Saigon, Elzhi, Black Milk, Janelle Monae, Pharoahe Monch, and much more.

Please SUBSCRIBE to the podcast via Podomatic.com.
You may also download the podcast via Zshare.net at http://www.zshare.net/download/53092473b6f15f36/

Playlist listed below:

12/21/08 – 08 Freshness (hosted by Kam Moye)
01. Intro
02. Johnson & Jonson – The Only Way
03. Dela ft Talib Kweli – Long Life
04. Jay Electronica – Exhibit A (Transformations)
05. Nas ft Busta Rhymes – Fried Chicken
06. Break 1
07. Pharoahe Monch – Broken Heart
08. Royce the 5′9 – Shake This
09. Shad – Brother (Watching)
10. Break 2
11. Invincible – No Easy Answers
12. Q-Tip – Life Is Better
13. DJ KO ft Skyzoo, Median, and Emilio Rojas – Start It All over
14. Saigon ft Lil Fame – WW4
15. Break 3
16. Joe Budden – Slaughterhouse (Veterano remix)
17. Black Milk – The Matrix ft Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, and DJ Premier
18. Fortilive – The Come Up
19. Elzhi ft Royce the 5′9 – Motown 25
20. Break 4
21. Janelle Monae – Mr President
22. Keelay & Zaire – The Times (feat. Blu, Fortlive & Nino Moschella)
23. B.O.B. – Generation Lost
24. Outro

I think tracks 8,9,11 are my favorite.

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