Tag Archives: hip-hop

Native Deen – I Am Near

I think the use of auto-tune was a misstep but this video, to me at least, is deeply moving and the message is at the core of what being a Muslim is about.

Peace.

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Mos Def – As-Salaam-Alaikum/ Wahid (live @ Takin’ it to the Streets 2010)

The Ecstatic is an incredible album, and on the whole I think Mos has found his centre once again and is back on his deen and back to making music that matters.

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Native Deen – Ramadan is Here

Yeah it is. 🙂 Ramadan Mubarak to all.

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Dilated Peoples – Back Again

A little bit of this…

Added to this…

And you get this…

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Gang Starr – Mass Appeal

(AllHipHop News) Gangstarr founding member rapper Guru is recovering from a successful surgery yesterday (March 1) , after suffering a massive heart attack over the weekend.

I don’t know what’s up with Guru, or what the state of his relationship is like with ex-Gang Starr partner DJ Premier or with current producer Solar. But Full Clip (the album and the song) was one of my favourites back in the day, and I hope he comes out of this a better artiste and a better human being. Moment of Truth, indeed.

Peace.

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Jake One – The Truth (featuring Freeway & Brother Ali)

A personal favourite right now. Two of my favourite emcees sharing a track.

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The Coup – Me and Jesus the pimp in a ’79 Granada last night

One of my favourite songs in any genre. The video isn’t that good, but this is to me lyrical storytelling at its finest. It was also the inspiration for the book  Too Beautiful for Words, which I was excited to read but was pretty terrible actually. Not well written at all.

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Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low

I use this song (the original, not this version) as my ringtone for when LG calls me, and she uses the same ringtone for me. 🙂

She is so awesome.

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Too Phat – Alhamdulillah

The video is for the Malay version of the song, but the audio is taken from English version. Not anything new, but I’m feeling it.

Peace.

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