Andrew Noz of Cocaine Blunts is back with us in August to tell us about his favorite tracks of the moment. Check out songs from Mellowhype, Curren$y and others.
And two more tracks that were cut from broadcast:
Cocaine Blunts blogger Noz is back to bring us some of his favorite tracks right now:
And two more that were cut for broadcast:
Noz runs the successful hip-hop blog Cocaine Blunts. He joins us to share the tracks he's most excited about right now.
Our pal Noz has been all over The Based God, Lil B for quite some time now. The king of Based Music makes his MTV debut (maybe, I don't actually know if that's true) above, on The Vice Guide to Everything. I am a tireless Yay Area representative, but I genuinely do not understand what Lil B is all about. Not in a bad way. In a genuinely uncomprehending way. I'm pretty sure anything that brings together Noz, Vice Magazine and Short Dog is probably good, though.
If you're a hip-hop fan, you won't want to miss Noz's great interview with Yelawolf on Cocaine Blunts. Excellent discussion of topics close to my heart: Devin the Dude... Mystikal... which is the best member of Hieroglyphics. The man's a serious fan.
The always-incisive Noz writes that "It's the ability to convey, and then overcome, pain that remains Organized's greatest strength and separates them from so many of their peers." He's talking about Organized Noize, the legendary production team of the Dungeon Family - Outkast, The Goodie Mobb and friends, and he's compiled a wonderful list of their top 25 productions of all time.
I'm as big a Dungeon Family fan as there could be, but Noz has me trumped in all departments. There are lots of great tracks that I've loved for years in the list - like say Ludacris' "Saturday (Ooh Ooh!)," or Outkast's "Skew It On the Bar-B".
You owe it to yourself to check out the whole list. Above: the Cool Breeze classic "Watch for the Hook", below: Curtis Mayfield's duet with Lauryn Hill, "Here But I'm Gone." Not-so-fun fact: because Mayfield was paralyzed by the time he recorded the track (from his final album), he was forced to sing one line at a time while suspended upside-down in the studio so he could muster the breath to force out the notes.