This is another one that Amber laid out for me recently, and it’s mind-blowing.
I feel like J Dilla gets a pretty common reputation for being the sorta understated, kind, soulful, loving side of hip hop, which he totally was in a lot of ways, but he also knew how to get straight nasty on a track, and I admire that a lot about him. Prime example.
J Dilla – Crushin’
I wish I could find the unedited version of this on the internet someplace, it’s so much better. But you still get the idea. Here’s the thing though: this is one of those songs that I never thought I’d ever hear the original tracks to, it just seemed unreachably obscure or something. But leave it to Amber to make the impossible possible.
Cannonball Adderley – Soul Virgo
Sylvia – Sweet Stuff
I can’t get over how awesome that is to hear, thanks Amber!