Monthly Archives: November 2011

Way Back in Ninety Fo’ (Mostly Gangsta) Hip Hop Mix

Summer seems to have finally hit the NZ shores and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than by chilling with some old school hip hop. This is a collection of some of the hip hop classics that my friends and I grew up listening to on the mean streets of Newlands, Wellington. Enjoy! Way Back In Ninety Fo’ – Mostly Gangsta Mix by Riot Radio I Wrote this Song A Long Time Ago (Part 1) – Dave Chapelle GZ Up Ho’s Down – Snoop Doggy Dogg This is the Shack – The Dove Shack & Warren G Ya Lil’ Crumbsnatchers – Del tha Funkee Homosapien Ugly Bitches – Coolio Soul Flower – The Pharcyde Gangsta Sermon – Warren G Can’t C Me – 2Pac & George Clinton Bop Gun – Ice Cube & George Clinton Award Tour – A Tribe Called Quest Lucas With The Lid Off – Lucas … Read more

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Top Songs: Billy Bragg – ‘Greetings to the New Brunette’

I recently rediscovered this song when I picked up a copy of Talking to the Taxman About Poetry on vinyl from my local record store. As with most Billy Bragg songs, the lyrics are a real treat, some of the finest love poetry in the English language (also some of the most English poetry in the English language): Sometimes when we’re as close as this It’s like we’re in a dream How can you lie there and think of England When you don’t even know who’s in the team It may also interest Smiths fans to note that Johnny Marr plays lead on this track – a fact that eluded me for years, but that seems to fit perfectly when you discover it and have a re-listen. I’m celebrating my love for you With a pint of beer and a new tattoo And if you haven’t noticed yet I’m more … Read more

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