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A Tribute Mix For Malik B of the Roots

A few months ago I wanted to do a concept mix comparing and showcasing two albums by The Roots; Do You Want More?!?!?!! and Illadelph Halflife. I wanted to see which album fans thought were better or liked more. When I finally got around to making the mix, I got news that emcee Malik B passed away. So this mix is definitely a tribute to him.

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Boombap Blast removed from all podcasting platforms

My podcast Boombap Blast has been removed from I am guessing because of copyright reasons. All of the episodes are removed from Spotify and will slowly be removed from other digital platforms soon. I found out about this after trying to log into anchor and getting a 404 error. I thought my internet was bugging out or something.

I felt sad about this, but i KNEW it was going to happen sooner or later.

I have all the episodes streaming on Mixcloud and for MP3 download on Patreon. Please check ALL of them out if you dig rare and jazzy underground hip-hop.

The other day, I was thinking of just continuing the podcast on Mixcloud but I think I need a short break from it for a while.

If you want it to return, all you need to do is listen to the episodes on Mixcloud. Subscribe to my Patreon to the get the Mp3s. Let me know how much you loved it and how often you listened to it. Let me know if it helped you in anyway.

That’s about it.

Thanks for reading


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My thoughts on the newest Gang Starr song “Family & Loyalty”

First, I love it. Sounds like 1998 Moment of Truth type of Gang Starr material. I think the J.Cole appearance was quite surprising because I felt they would’ve chosen an emcee that was a more classic 90s type emcee but they picked someone that was recognizable to younger hip-hop fans. That was a good choice. The beat is quintessential DJ Premier type boombap with a bright, prideful and triumphant piano loop with a beautiful violin line that comes in during the 3rd and 4th bars of the track.

I did feel like Guru’s voice during the verses sounded kinda higher volume wise compared to the chorus section but I got used to it. I loved Guru’s lyrics as they signify the importance of loving your family, the loyalty each member has towards another and used toughness of a diamond as a metaphor for strength & perseverance.

The cut “Family & Loyalty” is featured in my latest Boombap Blast podcast, episode 0025:–Underground-Hip-Hop-Podcast-e5rl6v

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Underground Hip-Hop Podcast Boombap Blast Mix 0024 Released

New episode up!


Sway In The Morning – SITM Jam Session Part 1 w_ Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco, Rapsody, Anthony Hamilton and More
Njeri Earth, Saar3 – Breathe
Little Brother – The Feel
Nipsey Hussle & DJ Premier – Down As A Great
Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers
Rob Deez – Amazin’
Teknical Development.IS – P.S. With Love
Kota the Friend – Island Man (feat. Blu)
Marco Polo & Masta Ace- Breukelen “Brooklyn” (feat. Smif-N-Wessun)
Smoked Out Productions – Styles (Instrumental)
Julie-C – Misaligned
Blu & Damu The Fudgemunk – Share The Love
Rapsody – Hatshepsut (Feat. Queen Latifah)
Kev Brown & J Scienide – Vibrations Good
Che Noir – 2 Summers
Jazzscapez – Jazzscapez – People all around (Redux)
fresco – nova. [prod. by KEEM.THE.CIPHER]
Lo Lifes – We On Now
a r t d – blazeupanotherblunt
Sway In The Morning – SITM Jam Session Part 1 w_ Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco, Rapsody, Anthony Hamilton and More

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How to find new, rare and obscure jazzy underground hiphop

This episode is a bit shorter but it’s more carefully mixed than others. I am improving at mixing and blending slowly by learning new techniques. Musically, lots of new joints in this one by Lyric Jones, Aceyalone, KOTA the Friend with instrumentals by the Visionary Collective. I hope you enjoy it.

G&D (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins) – Where I’m From (Prod. by Mike & Keys)
Dutchmassive – Revaporate (Feat. Majik Most)
Aceyalone & DJ Fat Jack – The Cool feat. DJ Drez
Big Tone & House Shoes feat. Quelle Chris – No Guest List
fresco – only yu [prod. CoryaYo]
Kept See – Non Compliance
Kenautis Smith X Lyfestile – First Thing’s First feat. Amene of Altered St8s & DJ Alejan of Alps Cru
Chief Rock – Got Flavors Like A Rainbow
Hez – The Zip
Abstract Rude & DJ Vadim – Chivalry (feat. Maya Jupiter & Myka 9)
Lyric Jones – Fettuccine (prod. by Giallo Point)
Max Nasa – Venom prod Justy Geist
Kota the Friend – Full Bloom
The Notorious B.I.G – Rap Phenomenon ft. Redman, Method Man
Golden Child – Queen Bee Featuring Seven-Poz
Will EsCargo – Will EsCargo – In Your Ear

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New episode of Boombap Blast Mix 0021: Underground Hip-Hop Podcast

Check out a brand new episode of my hip-hop Boombap Blast! Episode 21 has a fair amount of new 2019 hip-hop by Black Moon, Raashan Ahmad, and more!

Black Moon – Creep Wit Me
Mathematik – Mayweather
Freddie Gibbs feat. Yasiin Bey & Black Thought – Education
Social Contact – Money And The Scuma
Klassy – Balance
Raw Soul – For All The Girls
Blu & Exile – Spread Sunshine (Instrumental)
The Good People – Get Up
Diamond D – Bodied
Sojourn – Fresh Nostalgia
Raashan Ahmad – Pain Away
Nolan The Ninja – Faro
Superstar Quamallah – 88 Soul
Sauce Money – Intruder Alert
All Natural – Writer’s Block
Pete Rock – Street Dreams
Chelsea Reject – Certainty (Outro)

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New episode of Boombap Blast: Mix 0020: Rare, Obscure Underground Hip-Hop Podcast

Got a new episode of my hip-hop podcast Boombap Blast 0020 on many podcast streaming platforms and out on mixcloud!–Obscure-Underground-Hip-Hop-Podcast-e4e2su

? – Rare Random Rap Demo (Stretch & Bobbito WKCR 1996)
Lost One – Suicide Diaries
Dres – Hot Ish (Kool DJ EQ Remix)
Mars ILL – My Life
Definition – Definition
Afaliah Afelyone – In/exhale
Ed O.G – I Feel You
Drama Klub – The Heist
Mos Def – Got (Instrumental)
Prime – Rewind
N.S.V. – Crime Boss
Kreators – Truth Or Game
Xtracts Of Slang – Steppin’ In
Starving Artists Crew – Transitions
Genelec And Memphis Reigns – Sunwheel
CunninLynguists – Karma
Eyedle Mode – End Of The Innocence
Square One – Analyze
Nomad – Iron Supplement
Organized Family Project – Cinnamon Brown
Supastition – Final Call
Constellation – Water World
Double L – Peeps in da ground
raw breed – real life
Burnt Batch – Artform
Tha Chamba – Don’t Sleep
Baby Phinsta – Collisions
Sub-Conscious – Pushin’ Orbits
Maintain – Steady Scheming
Black Majik – Rotten Apple
Polecat – RIP (LP Mix)

Listening back to this episode, I need to tighten my transitions a bit better in-between songs. It’s something I’ve been learning and trying to figure out a good system ever since the 1st episode. It seems to feel and sound different with every episode. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

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Boombap Blast 0019: Underground Hip-Hop Music Podcast on Mixcloud now

This episode is finally up on mixcloud! Episode 0020 will be up this week!

Tracklist is below:

Open Mike Eagle – (How Could Anybody) Feel At Home (Prod. By DJ Nobody)
Blu & Exile – True & Livin
Erick Sermon – Cabinet (Prod. By Erick Sermon)
Shylow – North Side Story
Souls Of Mischief – Airborne Rangers
Saigon – Letter To Omnipotent
Noveliss – Train Of Thought
Wu-Tang Clan – Of Mics And Men feat. RZA, Cappadonna & Masta Killa
Raashan Ahmad – Body Heat feat. Rhapsod
Flying Lotus – FF4
B. Cool-Aid – howigotover f. klevah
Sekkond Hand – Eventually feat. DJ Eclipse
Kev Brown – Still Triumphant
Tyranny – Joke’s On You
U.K. – United Kings (Remix)
Nolan The Ninja – Gems (Feat. A-Minus)
Wisecrvcker – Rattlesnake Pit (feat. Celph Titled)
Sampa The Great – Final Form
Clear Soul Forces – Diamond Rhymin’
DJ Spinna – Missin’ Linx – Who U Be