Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hippity Hop and Ya Don't Stop.

My post about loving Hip Hop has gotten me thinking about a bunch of old tunes I dig. I mentioned Biggie in my original post, but there is so much more out there than just Biggie. Scott put some oldies but goodies on his ipod for us to listen to on our commute to work (I was quite a vision I'm sure, seat dancing and pumping my fists in the air). Hip Hop is better than coffee. After a bunch of "hey - do you remember that song?" and "oh, what about that one?" we decided to come up with a Best of Canadian Hip Hop Compilation. I mentioned this to an American friend of mine, and he totally hated on this idea, suggesting that this would be a very short mix because there is no good Canadian Hip Hop.

What. Ever. Obviously now I have to prove him wrong. We have come up with the following for our compilation, and I hate to say it, but damn, there hasn't been much NEW Hip Hop coming out of Canada lately. Or, maybe what I should say is, if there is, I don't know about it, or it actually isn't very good. But the early stuff, that's some good sh!t.

Here is what we have come up with so far:

Unfortunately, some of the stuff we want to get isn't on itunes, so we are stuck. Any suggestions on where we can get it (online of course) would be much appreciated.

We're still looking for:

Thrust - ??

And just so you know, Scott wanted me to include Snow's "Informer" but I said HELL NO!


  1. Anonymous11:10 p.m.

    You forgot Eternia. But she's more underground so I guess she wouldn't count. But when it comes to Cdn hiphop she blows everyone on your list out of the water.

    Wellll, 'cept for Kardi. I love Jason. GUN FINGA INNA DI AIR


  2. that boombastic jazz style song gots to go.

    tell snow-er, i mean scott that we're not playing his songs on the radio anymore.

    i think i have maestro, i have no idea where to find kish. i have a friend getting a few more tracks for you... rochester, drake, j diggz... k'naan (you HAVE to include k'naan).

    anon suggested eternia, but she sucks ass, i think... call me biased but i'm not a fan of female emcees, anyway. the only girl i ever heard to make me say "what?" was rah digga, and she's clearly not canadian.

    there's also a track called "till we get there" which features the aforementioned k'naan and a few other peoples.

  3. Anonymous1:02 a.m.

    oops, hit "send" to soon:

    do you want these as mp3s and emailed to you, or are you just compiling a list of youtube links?


  4. Anonymous1:03 a.m.

    oh, and you can make mp3s out of vid links here:

  5. Anonymous1:37 a.m.

    I don't care what any of y'all say. "Informer" was the bomb. I think some of y'all are just mad that he knocked Whitney out of the #1 spot in the chart back in the day.

    *kisses teeth*(learned that from KJ)Scott

  6. One of my best friends put out an album a couple years ago. His sound is heavily inspired by Big L. Unfortunately finding a place to purchase and download it will be tough. I can check my hard drive to see if I have a copy of it. here is a preview:

  7. Anonymous4:52 a.m.

    I am laughing so hard. While reading your whole post, I kept thinking, Informer! Informer! and then you said HELL NO. Awesome.

    I'm with Scott.

    A. xo

  8. You guys are killing me. Dalia - I'm with you on the bombastic jazz style song, but I had to throw Scott a bone, what with saying no to good ol' snow!

    Please email me mp3s!!

  9. I have a program on my computer that I downloaded for free called Audio Hijack. It makes MP3s out of any sound you can play on your computer. Totally amazing and easy to use.