According to many students of the game, there was a time when hip-hop had yet to succumb to the demands of the market, where skills mattered and realness reigned supreme. Of course, you’re unlikely to find two heads who can agree on exactly where the sweet spot lies. For hasHBrown, it’s 1994, the year of Illmatic and Ready to Die. Over his own appropriately retro boardwork (as beatsmith alter ego Jett.I.Mastyr), the Houston spitter attempts to bring his favorite era in music alive for younger heads who might not know what they’re missing. Miss Jaye contributes a breezy guest hook, and DJ Don mans the wheels of steel. Damien Randle directs the jam’s nostalgic visual accompaniment. Like what you’re hearing? You can expect more quality rhymes and throwback grooves on hasH’s The Last Cassette Playa LP, scheduled to drop in mid-2013.
Written by richard on 12/4/12
Submit your Rating
Council Music Group, LLC
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Forgive Me Not" (2011)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Billion Dollars in an Elevator: The Definitive 2014 Hip-Hop Timeline
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- The Most Sampled Rapper Voices in Hip-Hop History
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.