Sunday, January 15, 2012

DJ Premier’s Top 25 Albums of 2011 (download)

Like every year DJ Premier presents to you
his top 25 albums of a year, also in 2010 he did that.
There’s always a big commotion around it
but check out Premos top 25 of 2011:


25. Large Professor & Neek The Exotic – Still On The Hustle
24. Edo G – A Face In The Crowd
23. Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz – Heavy Metal Kings
22. Greneberg – Greneberg
21. Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – Well Done

20. Apathy – Honkey Kong
19. The Away Team – Scars And Stripes
18. Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne
17. Torae – For The Record
16. Bumpy Knuckles & Statik Selektah – Lyrical Workout
15. Common – The Dreamer, The Believer
14. Maffew Ragazino Sr. – Rhyme Pays
13. Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel
12. Drake – Take Care
11. Statik Selektah – Population Control

10. Random Axe – Random Axe
09. Malcolm And Martin – Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
08. Royce da 5’9″ – Success Is Certain
07. Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
06. 50 Cent – The Big 10
05. Reks – R.E.K.S.
04. M.O.P. & Snowgoons – Sparta
03. Evidence – Cats & Dogs
02. 9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
01. Game – The R.E.D. Album

Fat cap magazine has put together a
DJ Premier’s
Top 25 Albums of 2011 (download)
A compilation of one track from each album.

Click image for tracklist;

Please support and buy their albums on
Amazon or itunes
or your local spot if you feel their shit ;)

DJ Premier

Related links;
DJ Premier's Top 20 of 2010
Fat Cap magazine 2010 rap albums roundup
DJ Premier's Top 20 of 2009
DJ Premier's Top 20 of 2008
DJ Premier picks his: Favorite albums of all time
DJ Premier Gives Backstory On Entire Gang Starr Catalog
Interviews from the past part 2; Guru of GangStarr (1992)
MC Eiht & DJ Premier is currently cooking up a album set to be released summer 2010
Guru tributes (graffiti)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Classic Hits book preview by Dokument

The guys of Dokument Press put a trailer on the net of their upcoming book Classic Hits. It seems that we have to save some money for this Spring!

Classic Hits — New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers,
is a book by Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino, with Introduction by Phase 2.
Classic Hits is the most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published!
Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon.
Graffiti is the greatest and most influential artistic movement of our time.
It was created by kids, for kids.
In Classic Hits, the key persons and pioneers tell their own story.
Classic Hits is an eye- opening first-hand story told in unique pictures and text.
From Taki 183 to Blade to Iz the Wiz.
Their names have garnered star status far beyond graffiti culture,
and without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok.
In Classic Hits, the pioneers talk about
how they got started and where graffiti took them.
Together, the essays offer an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years.
Author Alan Fleisher started writing graffiti in the Bronx in 1972.
Un- like most, he always carried his camera with him.
Through his many adventures in the subway depots,
he got to know several of the greatest writers of New York.
His experiences give Classic Hits a unique insider view.
Essays and quotations by:
Ale One, All Jive 161, Blade, Cay 161, Checker 170, Clyde,
Death, Fdt 56, Flint 707, Iz The Wiz, Jester 1, Joe 182, Lava, Lsd OM,
Mico, Pnut 2, Roger 1, Ski 168, Snake 1, Taki 183 and Vamm.

  • In the deck