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IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 07:32 AM)
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Between GAF-Hop, the Recommend instrumental hip-hop thread, and the last Nujabes album, i felt there was no one go-to thread for this kind've music, so here it is!
Bear in mind: i'm aware we're sort've blending some genres here, some of this definitely crosses over with experimental, trip-hop, downtempo, urban jazz and tons of other sub-genres, but i do feel there's common themes here (modal, nujabes sound etc) so i'll try to stick within those but feel free to dance around them (some are gonna have lyrics, etc).

Intro & Nujabes sampler

my first introduction to this kind've thing was Pete Rock's Petestrumentals:



Pete's Jazz

The Boss

Play dis only at night

Presumably, like many of you, i only knew this was a thing and came to really love it when Samurai Champloo introduced me to Nujabes.



Nujabes - Another Reflection

Fat Jon - Darkness

Fat Jon - How you feel

Nujabes - Reflection Eternal

Nujabes - Mystline

Fat Jon - Kissed in shadow

from here, i explored everything i could find of their label, Hydeout Productions, where i found my next favorite artist, Uyama Hiroto.



Stratus

Ribbon in the sea

81st Summer

...and from there, ive tried to check out every associated act, from Substantial, Himuki, Michita and the like.
i realize there's a lot of head-nodding from those familiar with these names & tracks i linked, i just wanted to set it up for those who didn't know them by name or weren't exposed to them; they're very much not mainstream outside of some corners of GAF.

some more eclectic stuff, since there's plenty of quality to be found outside of Hydeout:

Various Jazz-Hop sampler

Kenichiro Nishihara - Heart feat. Substantial

Blazo - Essential Violet

Dr. Who Dat? - Brazilian Thought

Nomak - Anger of the Earth

Michita - Alleguro

Kenmochi Hidefumi - Falliccia

Flying Lotus - message situation

Sound Providers - Jazz at the Cove

Emancipator - With rainy eyes

Thallus - Here is the life

Prefuse 73 - choking you

DJ Mitsu The Beats - Night In Vienna

Madlib - Slim's Return

khaderbai - wintertime

DJ Cam Quartet - New York, New York

Oddisee - Clara Barton

Panacea - Blue Oceanwave

Kenichiro Nishihara - rain falls (ft. kissey asplund)

INI - Grown Man's Sport

Michita - [One] Metronome

Jemapur - Beneath The Water Surface

DJ Okawari - Bluebird Story (feat. Jumelles)

Jusoul - SumAUTUMN

Badbadnotgood

Pirahnahead - Inner Turmoil

Parov Stelar - Catgroove

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Take The L Train (To Brooklyn)

Jazzanova - Morning Scapes

Rae & Christian - Not Just Anybody feat. Kate Rogers (Atjazz Flugelhorn Remix)

...i know that's a lotta stuff with a great many names, just try them as you please & check out more from those artists! so much quality to be found.

NeoGAF's Jazz-Hop & Instrumentals @ Spotify!

Originally Posted by walbertsmith

Ok, here we go!

http://open.spotify.com/user/walbert...nZLAciNfA7kg6T

Fully collaborative playlist on spotify! I went through the first page and added everything that's on spotify, and will continue through the rest of this thread today. I didn't include full albums though, just individual songs.

Please feel free to contribute! Remember, everyone has full add/delete privileges so if you don't like a song just skip it instead of deleting it, because someone out there enjoys it. If you've already suggested something in this thread but don't see it in the playlist, just be patient, I'll add it eventually. :)

Bandcamp Essentials! - free streams on the links!

Emancipator

Thallus

Jenova 7 - Dusted Jazz vol 2

LJones - Soul Below

Originally Posted by Throavium

http://pudge222.bandcamp.com/
http://gloof.bandcamp.com/
http://ackryte.bandcamp.com/
http://elaquent.bandcamp.com/
http://sirfroderick.bandcamp.com/
http://cloudinstrumentals.com/


Quick & dirty F.A.Q.

Q. How do I support these artists?

A. Some are native to the US - Sound Providers, Madlib, etc; stuff like Nujabes & that camp have to be imported for a high price - but it's worth it! Itunes is also an option; I'll post more as I come across them.
also, groups like Emancipator, Thallus & others i've listed have bandcamp pages - be sure to check those out! you can stream directly from the site, buy them for cheap (if not free) and directly support the sound!

Q. How many tribute albums have been done for Nujabes?

A. i know of 3, i wanna say 4? almost all of them are good too, i can get into that in a later post if someone else doesn't.

Q. I'm more about the boom-bap. What you got?

A. I really dug Nicolay - City Lights Volume 1.5, but really, a lot've great producers (Premier, Rock, Large Professor, Alchemist etc) have instrumental albums about too.

Q. What about mashups?

A. There's a ton on youtube, but really, you only gotta hear Mobb Deep & Sigur Ros - Shook. It goes together way better than it should.

Q. I hurred there was Nujabes documentary!

A. An Eternal Soul - I very much can't wait for it, and the OST, Word is Bond, is already out! No date yet, but that link's blog had a recent update showing work done, so hopefully soon. I'll try to update this when more info drops.

Q. Irish, what do you label all this shit as in your music directory?

A. I don't know who coined Jazz-hop, but that works for me, even when it barely sounds like either is present, heh. Really, you can name it "shit i vibe too like i'm bogey in a rainy noir flick" and i think it works.

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more to come! next time: Musrhoom Jazz, Himuki, mindthings, Mellow Beats, Friends & lovers, some Thievery Corporation (why not?), and DJ Shadow somewhere.

edit great catchup post by Jaroof:

Originally Posted by Jaroof

Alright, made a compilation of posts that I'd recommend from June.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=662 - for Keyza

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=691 - Marcus D's Melancholy Hopeful

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=692 - Evil Needle's Equilibrium & Lorn's Ask the Dust

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=783 - Senpai's Son of my Father

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=796 - P.SUS' Inner Moonlight

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=828 - Vanilla's Soft Focus

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=856 - Atu's Curb Your Instruments (GET THIS!!!)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1062 - KOGNITIF's My Space World

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1084 - Air Tycoon's Autumn Drift

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1219 - Tor's Drum Therapy

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1313 - Jenova 7's Sounds of Sector 7

Enjoy!

also, much love to Ourobolus for this excellent google doc catch-all!

Originally Posted by Ourobolus

Woohoo! Done. Well, at least until you guys contribute more to the thread...

Anyway, up to this post:

139 BandCamp/Soundclouds (I may be missing some though)
514 Individual Tracks to listen to (mostly YouTube)
371 Albums to download (mostly Bandcamp)
- 197 Albums are either Free or "Name Your Price"

Please use this link if you would like to add to it, make comments, whatever.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1E&usp=sharing

Last edited by IrishNinja; 08-11-2013 at 05:00 AM. Reason: tinypic is no good anymore
TheKaeptain
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(10-30-2011, 07:34 AM)
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I like this thread. I'll had some names tomorrow.
Throavium
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(10-30-2011, 07:36 AM)
So is the OP open to suggestions?
IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 07:37 AM)
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thanks captain, i could use the help! for the sampler, i tried to grab stuff i dug, but a few of them were kinda random too, may not be the best choices & i'd hate to see someone walk past a diverse body of work because i went with a weak track.

and yeah, anything you got for the OP, hit me up like always! it's kind've sloppy, i know.

Originally Posted by Throavium

So is the OP open to suggestions?

always.

damn i wish i could just copy or merge stuff with the instrumental hip-hop thread, it was good while it was going, lotta gems in there. half of what i posted i prolly found around it.
Esch
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(10-30-2011, 07:37 AM)
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YA YA YA YA YA YA YA

listen to Nomak

YA YA YA YA YA YA YA
ajf009
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(10-30-2011, 07:38 AM)
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I'm wondering if some of M.F. Doom's Special Herbs could fit into this category
IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 07:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by ajf009

I'm wondering if some of M.F. Doom's Special Herbs could fit into this category

absolutely! i'm still working my way through those, can't believe there's 10 volumes, heh.
Throavium
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(10-30-2011, 07:40 AM)

Originally Posted by IrishNinja

thanks captain, i could use the help! for the sampler, i tried to grab stuff i dug, but a few of them were kinda random too, may not be the best choices & i'd hate to see someone walk past a diverse body of work because i went with a weak track.

and yeah, anything you got for the OP, hit me up like always! it's kind've sloppy, i know.



always.

damn i wish i could just copy or merge stuff with the instrumental hip-hop thread, it was good while it was going, lotta gems in there. half of what i posted i prolly found around it.

I've got a big post coming up.
Stat Flow
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(10-30-2011, 07:40 AM)
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Pretty much half my 60GB iPod library is Jazz Hop. Awesome thread. I might drop some names soon.
ajf009
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(10-30-2011, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

absolutely! i'm still working my way through those, can't believe there's 10 volumes, heh.


awesome, and yeah it's a pretty nice amount of music
nns3d
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(10-30-2011, 07:53 AM)
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Definitely gonna keep an eye on this thread. I remember listening to part of the Petestrumentals album, I'll probably try and finish it off later today.
overcast
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(10-30-2011, 08:17 AM)
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I do love me some Jazz Hop. Good thread.
IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 08:23 AM)
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glad to see some familiar faces, and some new ones too.

pretty sure we're allowed to post this? this page has all kinds've unreleased Nujabes mixtapes i never even heard of; will post back on after running though them another time.
Stat Flow
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(10-30-2011, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

glad to see some familiar faces, and some new ones too.

pretty sure we're allowed to post this? this page has all kinds've unreleased Nujabes mixtapes i never even heard of; will post back on after running though them another time.

Just cross-checked this list with my Nujabes collection - got em all! This is a good list though.
IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 08:42 AM)
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i was missing a few loose tracks on some singles, and that sticky mixtape thing - that's it, but it did make me google a tracklist for Ristorante mixtape, i had that thing all untagged forever.
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(10-30-2011, 09:07 AM)
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I haven't heard them in awhile but I remember a few of Guru's Jazzmatazz series being good.
IrishNinja
(10-30-2011, 09:13 AM)
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i recall them being hit or miss for me, but i still dug em overall - then again i was a big Gang Starr fan so i know i'm too biased to push them on anyone who's not inclined towards hip-hop. this is the only one i recall offhand.

Guru's Jazzmatazz Featuring Angie Stone - Keep Your Worries
iavi
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(10-30-2011, 06:44 PM)
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The thread is up, nice!

I spent a good portion of time listening to Jazz Liberatorz yesterday. They're pretty fucking slick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFs03...ure=plpp_video

Also, I came across ShinSight Trio just yesterday. I haven't had the chance to really give them a good run, but I do really like what I heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2S9...&lf=plpp_video
Dabanton
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(10-30-2011, 06:46 PM)
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Cool thread will subscribe.
effingvic
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(10-30-2011, 06:46 PM)
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great stuff OP, i live for this kinda shit

my contributions:
"Puzzles" - Y Society

We Got It (JAPAN)

i remember posting this on the regular gaf-hop thread a long time ago, but i think its more appropriate for this thread

check out:
- mad28
- contradiction
- road to load
- myself
- flipfire
- silva code

also, maybe star slinger would be good for this thread?
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Divius
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(10-30-2011, 06:47 PM)
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Subscribin'

Good stuff.
Gemüsestäbchen
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(10-30-2011, 07:00 PM)
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Subscribing too, right up my alley ; )
Clevinger
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(10-30-2011, 07:00 PM)
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I wish I had the instrumental of this.
iavi
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(10-30-2011, 07:06 PM)
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For everybody looking for recs, here's one of my must listens:




emancipator - Safe in Steep Cliffs

emancipator in general is incredibly solid and should be not be slept on at all, but this album of his, this is some next level shit. While listening, you'll go from tracks like 'Old Devil' Which sounds as if it's prepping your ass for the battle to come, to a track like "Ares" Which basically signals your loss of that battle. It's amazing just how much a story you're able to derive from these instrumentals.

Funny note: He didn't start out as a dude on Hydeout, but he was picked up by Nujabes for a Japanese release after his first album, "Soon it Will Be Cold enough," made it's way around and over the seas.

The Bandcamp
TheOddOne
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(10-30-2011, 07:07 PM)
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*This is my post getting cozy up in this thread*

GG Ninja.
kamspy
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(10-30-2011, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tokubetsu

I haven't heard them in awhile but I remember a few of Guru's Jazzmatazz series being good.

Vol. 3
Ermac
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(10-30-2011, 07:08 PM)
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Tokimonsta is another great one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWO40Qt57Sg
iavi
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(10-30-2011, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

Tokimonsta is another great one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWO40Qt57Sg

Awesome rec. That track was great. I'm actually checking some of her other stuff out, and she's seem pretty fucking nice.

I've repeated this one a few times already

Sweet Day
Satch
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(10-30-2011, 07:17 PM)
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posting in here to subscribe to the thread

thanks for the recommendations everyone
Judderman
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(10-30-2011, 07:17 PM)
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A world without Endtroducing would be a shitty place.

Subscribed.
mgviperman
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(10-30-2011, 07:21 PM)
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Definitely subscribing
cj_iwakura
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(10-30-2011, 07:24 PM)
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Not sure how far you're willing to go, but Assoto Union are a Korean jazz group who work with a lot of hip-hop artists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amCKEdkpGX8

(Can't find their mix of CB Mass' Whistle on there, but it's amazing.)
antipode
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(10-30-2011, 07:29 PM)
Great thread.
DigitalSoul
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(10-30-2011, 07:33 PM)
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Subscribed! I love instrumental hip-hop/Jazz-hop and I'm big fan of Fat Jon and Nujabes work.
Also, I feel that some of Bonobo's work fits into this as well:

Light Pattern
All in Forms
Sugar Rhyme
Sklorenz
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(10-30-2011, 07:35 PM)
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Subbed for sure. Glad to see a thread devoted to this genre. I'll try and add some stuff later.
Blair
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(10-30-2011, 07:37 PM)
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Long Arm is pretty great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iui5ykme7Yw
Esch
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(10-30-2011, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Miri

For everybody looking for recs, here's one of my must listens:



This is incredible. HIGHLY recommended to folks that havent czeched it out.
threenote
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(10-30-2011, 07:38 PM)
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I love Nujabes. He was a great musician, but I also love Cise Starr.
sebajuNujabes
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(10-30-2011, 07:51 PM)
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Fantastic thread, Irish.

An artist named Witness put out a tribute EP a while back.


Witness - Farewell
Acid08
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(10-30-2011, 07:55 PM)
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Subscribed! Love Nujabes, would love to know which tribute albums are good!
Vic
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(10-30-2011, 07:57 PM)
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Vic
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(10-30-2011, 07:59 PM)
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BTW, I got into this type of music because of Jet Set Radio & JSRF.

At the moment, I'm listening to Urban Renewal Program, a Ninja Tune multi-artists compilation. Here's my last.fm profile: http://www.lastfm.fr/user/Swifty_owl
effingvic
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(10-30-2011, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

Tokimonsta is another great one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWO40Qt57Sg

this is pretty awesome

Originally Posted by Vic

BTW, I got into this type of music because of Jet Set Radio & JSRF.

same lol
TheKaeptain
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(10-30-2011, 08:03 PM)
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Ninja have you heard this?


Nujabes - Last Song 3 Minutes
Pinko Marx
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(10-30-2011, 08:04 PM)
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Some of my favorite Instrumental Hip-Hop Albums


Samon Kawamura - Translations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7CsMKeTmHk



Nicolay - City Lights Vol 1.5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL2lw9wQy0A


Fat Jon - Hundred Eight Stars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBN6d...eature=related


Fat Jon as Maurice Galatica - Humanoid Erotica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRE-JxG9Cgo


PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING BY FLYING LOTUS. The king of instrumental hip-hop, imo. If you have to check out just ONE album of his, I'd HIGHLY recommend Cosmogramma. It was my favorite album of 2010.
Vic
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(10-30-2011, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by effingvic

same lol

I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones. lol.
Vic
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(10-30-2011, 08:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pinko Marx


Fat Jon - Hundred Eight Stars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBN6d...eature=related


Fat Jon as Maurice Galatica - Humanoid Erotica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRE-JxG9Cgo

And this one, I may add:


Fat Jon - Afterthought

Why we dream
Kalnos
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(10-30-2011, 08:17 PM)
RJD2.
MF Doom (his Special Herbs stuff).

Lots of good stuff already.
Darkangel2001
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(10-30-2011, 08:21 PM)
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Love Nujabes. Subscribed.
Hootie
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(10-30-2011, 08:24 PM)
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I'm gonna go ahead and bookmark this thread.

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