Friday, 7 October 2011

Fire... Blackstar, Common, Nas

It's been a while but the train's back up and running now. I'm gonna be dropping some more production articles in the near future including the follow ups to the EQ article. If you're just here for the fire though, this won't disappoint.


Blackstar, aka Mos Def and Talib Kweli, aka one of the best duos in hip hop. (Not to be confused with Binary Star) Coming in hard on this one, with that nice jazzy New York flavour and of course the lyrical finesse. Throw in some Common and you've got a nice joint sprinkled with style and lit with consciousness.


And again. Intelligent concepts and a catchy track stitch this one up tight. Read along with the lyrics if your ears can't snipe it live.


To finish up, some gritty from the King of NY. Part 2 to the OG track from Illmatic, this one's even darker. Piano adds a lot to the atmosphere and the production overall just bangs hard.

That's it for now. Roll credits, shout it out in the comments.

22 comments:

  1. Meh, not my kind of music, =/

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  2. I've always liked Blackstar, and before them - Gang Starr

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  3. mos def is such a sexy motherfucker. there is this dude who works at the computer shop we frequent who looks just like him... drives me nuts.
    (vroom, wait i don't have nuts)
    and common is awesome.
    nas.. he's alright. :)
    thanks for posting :D

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  4. the first one has something that i like

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  5. the first one has something that i like

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  6. the first one has something that i like

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  7. Liked it, but could prob take or leave it.

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  8. Keep up the great work with your blog! You're very good at it!

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  9. mof def common and nas.. probably my top 3 in hip hop

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  10. first blackstar song is legit one of my favs. good choice!!

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  11. ive been listening to blackstar since they came out

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  12. LOL Nas was good when he came in but he's a bore/tired now

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  13. Common makes some nice beats, kinda like a cooler Kanye. Nas... I can't stand, except that track 'Hero' in Midnight Club L.A.. Oh and Mos Def is awesome: it was a shock seeing him in the latest season (six) of Dexter

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