God Bless America, But She Stole the B from "Bless"

Artist Song
Handsome Boy Modeling School  Rock & Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) 
Brother Ali  Forest Whitiker 
Del tha Funkee Homosapien  Mistadobalina 
Digital Underground  Humpty Dance 
OutKast  I'll Call Before I Come 
Eric B. and Rakim  Paid in Full 
Atmosphere  Trying to Find a Balance 
Common  I Used to Love H.E.R. 
Aesop Rock  Daylight 
Slick Rick  Children's Story 
De La Soul  Me, Myself and I 
Beastie Boys  Girls 
DJ Dangermouse (Beatles/Jay-Z)  99 Problems 
Bomb the Bass  Beat Dis 
Gorillaz  Clint Eastwood 
Mos Def and Talib Kweli  Definition 
Rob Base & DJ EZ-Rock  It Takes Two 


I admit that I am not the world's foremost expert on hip-hop. That said, this is a sampling of some of the things from that genre that I really enjoy. Sure, Del is involved in 3 of the 17 tracks, but he's one of my favorites, and they're all from different groups, so I let it slide.

Brother Ali is an albino rapper from Minneapolis. As such, I thought his music would rely on that fact, and be very gimmicky. I was wrong. "Forest Whitiker" is one of the absolute best songs released in the last year.

Note that I did not use "hip-hop" as a qualifier in that last sentence.


bufo alvarius
Date: 4/5/2004
Good stuff, Adam. You definitely can't go wrong with Del on a mix. Lots of great old school stuff on here, as well. Also dig the Aesop Rock and the Jay-Z/Dangermouse track. (Though I think I like the mash up of "What More Can I Say" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" better.) Oh yeah, I highly recommend you check out the Kanye West disc. It's a good 'un.
p the swede
Date: 4/5/2004
Date: 4/5/2004
okay, i was guilty of sticking two roots collaborations on one CD myself... this looks great.
Date: 4/5/2004
Adam - I need to get this from your sometime - I have NO hiphop at all. And as you've seen from my stuff I have no problem at all repeating an artist or artists more than once on a mix to get what you want.
Nate Gansen
Date: 4/5/2004
Yeah, this sounds awesome. Good work here, I was especially impressed by somebody so relatively new to the genre.
Rob Conroy
Date: 4/6/2004
Looks good to me, Ad-man.
stephanie anne
Date: 4/7/2004
Oh, heavens. "Forest Whitiker" is one of my absolute favourite songs of all time. Seeing a room full of kids yelling "you ain't gotta love me!" back at Brother Ali at SXSW last month was a seriously moving experience. Cheers on a great mix.
Date: 4/7/2004
what about deltron 3030?

btw, great mix
Date: 4/11/2004
Nice to see Handsome Boy Modeling School there! Great picks overall - a very happy vibe too.
Date: 4/16/2004
I can honestly say that this is a great listen. "Forest Whitiker" is brilliant!