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BAAAck In The Day

Alright

Artist Allen Anthony
Year 2003
By Mark Devlin | 12 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Although it's the version featuring Freeway from his 'Philadelphia Freeway' album that made the song familiar, this original rap-free version by Allen Anthony remains a largely undiscovered gem of the 2000s. Continue>

This Can't Be Life

Artist Jay-Z Feat. Beanie Sigel & Scarface
Year 2003
By Mark Devlin | 12 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
One of the greatest things about (real) hip-hop is the genre's ability to address every kind of life situation and human emotion. While party joints have their place, it's the reflective kind of joint that hip-hop does so well, and there are few finer moments than this Kanye West-produced soul searcher from the Roc A Fella camp in 2003. Continue>

Is It All Still Good?

Artist Yo Yo Feat. Gerald Levert
Year 1998
By Mark Devlin | 12 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
This joint sadly bombed on its release in '98, but I always loved it and blazed it on my radio show. A lyrical variation on Biggie's 'Juicy', it was very much of its time, reflecting on the changing nature of the hip-hop game in the wake of the Big and 'Pac incidents. Continue>

Stressed Out

Artist A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Faith Evans
Year 1997
By Clyde Mason | 01 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
Look up consistency in the hip hop dictionary and you'll find A.T.C.Q. Time and time again the Queens collective showed how to really put together a hip hop album. Standout joints like 'Jam', 'The Hop', '1ince Again', and this, the simply awesome 'Stressed out' showed how Tribe had blazed a path that very few could follow. Hip hop the way it should be. Pure!! Continue>

Next Level

Artist Showbiz & AG
Year 1995
By Clyde Mason | 01 February 2011
Published in: BAAAck In The Day
I remember the first time I heard this joint, back in the days of my Fat City Records trips to Manchester. The moment I heard the first beat I was hooked. Never wanted to get a piece of wax home so badly. How I miss them days of vinyl shopping. A part of hip hop gone, but the memories are forever. Continue>
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