Straight Bangers

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Method Man & Redman – Cereal Killer

Very similar beat and rhyme-scheme as “Fat Cats Bigga Fish” by the Coup.  Did Meth and Red rip off Boots Riley?  Whats the deal?  Either way, they are both dope songs.   Off Blackout (1999).

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Moby – Natural Blues

Nobody listens to techno, but this song is great.   Off Play (1999).

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Slick Rick – Memories

My favorite Slick Rick  track.  From The Art of Storytelling (1999).

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YoungBloodz feat. Big Boi – 85 South

Straight. Banger.   From YoungBloodz album Against Da Grain (1999).   YoungBloodz feat. Big Boi – 85 South

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The Roots – You Got Me feat. Eryka Badu

 

The Roots and Eryka Badu… Need I say more?

 

Things Fall Apart (1999)

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Béla Fleck – When Joy Kills Sorrow


The song title doesn’t lie; the tune starts off slow and sorrowful, then picks up into a joyous raucous, and fluctuates between throughout the tune. Béla’s been heralded as the best banjo player alive, and this song is so damn dank that a newer bluegrass ensemble named themselves “Joy Kills Sorrow.” Sam Bush, coincidentally heralded as the best mandoline player alive, is on the track, as is Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice, and Mark Schatz.

From Béla Fleck’s studio 1999 album The Bluegrass Sessions. The albums features veritable legends of bluegrass, including John Hartford and the recently deceased Earl Scruggs.

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