dead prez

#16: Let’s Get Free – Last Great Album?

In this episode, we take a closer look at one of the most underrated and important albums in hip-hop, dead prez’s 2000 debut ‘Let’s Get Free’. Although the lead single, Hip Hop, is well known – even making it into a VW advert – but the rest of the album is embarrassingly slept-on.

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#12: Second hand love – hidden gems

Remember when you heard that one track, and immediately rushed out to get the album? (Or set about saving your pennies in order to buy it). Well this isn’t an episode about that track. No, this is about the hidden gold on those albums.
First of all, you listen to the big track on repeat until you know every word, you feel every drum beat, and absorb each sample. Then you start exploring the rest of the album, and after a few listens, other tracks catch your attention. As you listen more, you are drawn in, until you realise that it soon becomes your favourite track on the album.

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