Little Harry vs Billy Boyo – DJ Clash Vol. 2 (LP)⠀

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  

if only more LPs like this were made today. The “novel” concept of pitting two dope emcees/deejays vs each other – as they take turns flashing their stylee, tune by tune, and letting the listener be the judge – is one that makes for a great listen. Personally, I think Little Harry won this clash – but in the spirit of back 2 skool week – Billy Boyo’s “Going Back To School” tune is 🔥🔥. These cats were 13-15 years old when this album dropped – and Junjo Lawes did his damn thing in producing this classic. – Sonny 

Blackalicious – Nia (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  
2000 Quannum Original Pressing

In the spirit of back-to-school week – we felt the urge to share a small handful of records that elicit that feeling of learning, bettering one-self, and/or reminding the world that you’re back and ready to roll for the new school year (for scholars of all ages!). This @officialblackalicious LP is a lesson in poetry and word play, and a reminder that hip hop is beautiful. 20 years later this 2xLP still holds up and is still very relevant and necessary. – Rick⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

TFC Podcast: EP13 – Casually Spinning (feat DJ Spiñorita)

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  

From the hoods of SGV, to the streets of Japan, our guest – DJ Spiñorita – always holds it down for her music craving peeps. She joins us to talk about her DJ upbringing, early struggles, and how it all came together for a DJ who now spins across the globe. We talk about her recent trip to Japan and her own vinyl-digging club, Club Diggies. We also speak to her passion for pushing new artists – via the decks and her NTS radio show, Casual Play. She stresses the importance of paying it forward in this DJ hustle and what it means to represent the culture as she moves forward. Lastly, it’s show-and-tell with some of her favorite records, as she puts together her dream set list.

featuring:

Beastie Boys, The Roots, Steve Loria, A Tribe Called Quest, Biz Markie, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jaydee, Sharon Redd, Sergio Mendes, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Bobby Oroza, Ethereal, XL Middleton, Zackey Force Funk, La Sonora Ponceña, Mark De Clive Lowe, Steven Julien, Dego & Kaidi, Gary Gritness, Loose Ends, Snoop Dogg

Common – Electric Circus (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  
2002 Original Pressing

As we discussed during episode 12 of The Fox Crate Podcast (link in bio), Electric Circus has aged nicely since its release back in 2002. Sonny makes the case for it being Common’s most slept-on album, and also his best full-length album. With production from @questlove and @jamespoyser, including J Dilla and The Neptunes – this album was ahead of its time, but one that we loved from day one. The amount of talent on this record is crazy. @common has a new record dropping at the end of this month, and one that we fully anticipate grabbing on wax. #hiphopvinyl#electriccircus#underrated#common⠀⠀⠀

TFC Podcast: EP12 – Common, Keaton, and the Digger’s Evolution

by Sonny   ·  11 months ago  

We get into the evolution of the digger, and how our own taste in music has evolved – reminding us that we’re getting old AF in this music discovery game. We debate and review the work of one of our Hip Hop superheroes, Common – and highlight his most slept-on record, Electric Circus (7:30). There’s a breakthrough in figuring out where Rick made a left turn on Rock music (19:50). Plus, we discover why Sonny started collecting Reggae on wax (31:10). Lastly, Sonny re-collects his Hip Hop encounter with Michael Keaton (34:28).

featuring:

Ras G, JonnyGo Figure, Apollo Brown, Blink 182, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Milo, Kings of Leon, Mars Volta, At The Drive-In. Alien Ant Farm, Franz Ferdinand, Lila Downs, Mano Negra, Mana, Bush, De La Soul, Kanye West, Eric B. & Rakim, Third World, J Balvin, King Tubby.