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Today’s SOTD features a Chicago-based rapper by the name of Mike Schpitz. Schpitz has been lighting up the underground hip-hop scene in Chicago almost as soon as he stepped foot in the city. He will be dropping a mixtape in a few days, titled The Prize Package Vol. 1. Today’s featured song is off of Schpitz’s 2010 mixtape Mike Murder (click to listen to more tracks and download it). Schpitz spits some of his best bars over the legendary Nas track “Nas is Like”, titled “Mike is Like”. Take a listen below.[audio http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/2/22/3085020//01 Mike is Like.mp3]
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Nas featuring Busta Rhymes
Today’s song of the day features a tag team between two of the hip-hop game’s most legendary emcees. Fried Chicken was released on Nas’ most recent album, which, after Def Jam disapproving of the proposed title of “Nigger,” is ironically entitled “Untitled.” The album as a whole employs a somewhat satirical approach to highlight the evident discrimination African Americans have faced since the conception of our nation. Fried Chicken is a truly genius track, as Nas and Busta use personification and exaggeration to enforce a widespread stereotype, rather than try to refute it. “Like Greek with his falafel, Italian with his tomato pasta, what roachie is to a Rasta.” Prejudice is nothing more than fear of differentiation – every culture has subtleties, it’s time to start embracing them! I could write an essay on this, but I’ll leave it at that. Enjoy the track.
I guarantee this won’t be the only time you see me posting these guys as the Song of the Day. One of my favorite rappers, Slug (Sean Daley), along with DJ/Producer Ant (Anthony Davis), make up the notoriously known (underground at least) duo called Atmosphere. Coming up in Minneapolis, they’ve stayed Independent since they’ve began recording music in 1993. That’s real. These guys could have easily sold out for million upon millions of dollars (I mean Mac Miller is a millionaire, imagine what these guys could make), but chose to instead give a big FU to the Sonys, Warners, and Universals of the business. This song is off “When Life Gives you Lemons, you Paint that Sh*t Gold.”
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Mos Dub-Mr. Universe
One of my favorite rappers of all time is Mos Def. Black on Both Sides was a classic, and when I first heard that, I was hooked on everything he put out (not all his movies though…). Forming Black Star with best friend Talib Kweli, the duo turned into one of the most popular rap group of all time, while staying true to themselves and not rapping about how thug they are and how many cool cars they have.
In comes Max Tannone, a New York producer. He decided to make a cd mixing Brooklyn Hip Hop and Jamaican reggae, and did so seamlessly. Check out Max’s website to download the album, or just go here to download the song. Great good weather music, so have this cd ready for driving around in the summer.