Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Gettin' paid in pounds, not in dollars...
...though now more likely to be paid in euros, but whatever.
Since Derek B (R.I.P)
the original bad young brother, came correct with Brit hiphop wayyyyyy back in the day, thru to the hiphouse revolution that redefined rapsingin' over beats, followed by the junglist revision of classic ragga/the rise of the hippidy hoppidy 'skibadee' style and the breakbeat garage MCing of 'So Solid' in the dirty dirty style of proto Grime, theres just been something about europeans spitting over tunes that's always floated my boat
Dunno what it is. Maybe it's the accent, the cadence, or the radical interpretation of beats and experimental electronic noodlings that i much prefer to their stateside cousins, but you just don't get american rappers and beatmakers doing it quite like this...
sure i could force some Black Atlantic consciousness spiel rotating around ghetto sieged JA soundsystem culture being the epicentre through which the feedback loop between the US and Europe flows, that ultimately underpins the interchange of innovation/reinterpretation back and forth blah blah blah...but meh, in the words of New Flesh, if you bubble an a swing, stick and move.
So now if you want, treat your ears to something a little less ordinary and revel in the glory of a mere sampling of euro inspired beats, rhymes and remixes from the last 2 decades...
1. Bomfunk mc's - Freestyler
2. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
3. Freq Nasty - Check It Out Feat. Skibadee
4. Shy Fx - Nuttah Feat UK Apache (T Power RMX)
5. Shy FX And T Power - Set it Off Feat. Fallacy & DI
6. Reflex - Put your hands up Feat MC Viper
7. Truesteppers - Booooo! Feat Neutrino
8. Teebone FlyBi feat MCs Kie & Sparks
9. So Solid Crew - Ride Wid Us
10. Two Fingers - Whatuknowabout Feat. Sway
11. Durrty Goodz - Take Back The Scene
12. Caspa - Rat-A-Tat Tat Feat Dynamite MC
13. Grand Puba - Get it (Reso Remix)
14. Milanese - Peggy Flynn
15. Chipmunk - Business Feat Young Spray
16. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
17. Kano - Home Sweet Home
18. Beatnuts - Dude Descending a Starecase (Stanton Warriors RMX)
19. Aquasky Vs Masterblaster - All in Check Feat Ragga Twins
Download 'Rappin the euro'(107mb/80 min of crossfaded choons)