Thursday, March 22, 2007

not in kansas anymore...

anybody remember "alternative rap?" do any of these names ring a bell... arrested development? digable planets? disposable heroes of hiphoprisy? me phi me? pm dawn? gumbo? justin warfield? new kingdom? the goats?

a movement in journalistic name only, "alternative rap" was the catch-all term for early 90s rap that, ahem, didn't scare white people. a native tongue influence mixed with jazz, reggae, rock & roll, electronic, psychedelic, blues, folk, or anything else for that matter. basically, if it wasn't cali gangsta rap, or east coast boom-bap, and white bohemian college kids were into it, it likely fit the "alternative rap" category.

jazz rap? conscious hip-hop? rock-rap? psychedelic rap? neo soul? underground rap? indie rap?

me, i was listening to all of this stuff, the umc's and too short shared discman time in my life...

anyway, as i keep digging through my stacks, i'll be sharing some of this stuff with you. some you'll have heard of, some you'll have not...

we'll start with this...




basehead
- not in kansas anymore (download.)

1. Not in Kansas
2. Introduction
3. Brown Kisses, Pt. 1
4. I Need a Joint
5. Pass the Thought
6. Greener Pastures
7. Brown Kisses, Pt. 2
8. Commercial Break
9. Shouldna Dunnit
10. Split Personality
11. Not the Same
12. Hoes on Tour, Pt. 1
13. Popeye Philosophy
14. Hoes on Tour, Pt. 2
15. Fluffy and Richard
16. Hoes on Tour (Deel Drie)
17. Nite Out on the Town
18. Do You Wanna Fuck (Or What) ?
19. Hoes on Tour, Pt. 4

it's pretty mellow. jazzy, i guess. dude's vocal style is kind of half-rapping half-slurring, sort of a raspy hangover drawl, spoken wordy. he talks a lot about girls, smoking weed, racism, etc. it's a good album.

i'm still looking for their first one, play with toys, if anyone has it...

5 comments:

Mista D said...

yeeeeeeah dude! Thanks Ry!
Check my music blog out sometime:
http://mistadsmusicblog.blogspot.com/
PEACE.1.D.

Geoffrey said...

Dude, can you re-up this Basehead? Oh, and Play With Toys can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/?joxd9m0zv0x
Merci!

Kevin said...

Any chance you'll post this Basehead album again? If you need the first album, I'll be happy to send you a lossless rip!

ryan somers said...

i can post this again.

ps. what does "lossless rip" mean?

ryan somers said...

i don't have it on my computer right now, but i found this online: http://www.mediafire.com/?lukmxd0dmg3

enjoy.

and ps. don't worry asbout 'play with toys,' i've got it now. thanks!