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  • The Soul Strut "Raer" Live Stream

    Raj - all the mixes have been great but the production value on the last few has been top shelf! Keep it up and keep the Strut alive!
  • Request Thread

    One of my poasts got lost in the forum upgrade, but thanks for the Swimming Pools

    Other couple of requests were

    Bonnie Dobson - Winter's Going

    any one got a 320 of that Eddie Hazel Games, Dames & Things?
    I can rip both Bonnie Dobson LPs if you're interested.
  • Rep Your Whiskey (Whiskey R)

    Duderonomy said:

    This is good shit:

    Thoughts on the 10yr old?

    I recently polished off this bad boy, which was quite tasty:

  • The 'Here My Dear' of Hip Hop?

    I think based on O-Dub's analysis, Paul's Boutique still kinda fits the bill.

    Except for the fact that it was only their second album, but they were pretty huge after L2I.

    Backstory? I dunno...I think they were ready to be off on a different style and they just said fuck-you to the frat boys and girls who made them millionaires off of L2I (and the record execs). Also, disassociation with Rick Rubin, relocation to west coast, etc etc.

    from wiki (fwiw): "Paul's Boutique was initially considered a commercial failure by the executives at Capitol Records, as its sales did not match that of the group's previous record, Licensed to Ill, and the label eventually decided to stop promoting the album. The album's popularity continued to grow, however, and it has since been touted as a breakthrough achievement for the Beastie Boys. Highly varied lyrically and sonically, Paul's Boutique secured the Beastie Boys' place as critical favorites in the hip-hop genre. The album's rankings near the top of many publications' "best albums" lists in disparate genres has given Paul's Boutique critical recognition as a landmark album in hip hop."

    They didn't even tour for the album.