I landed in LA yesterday, got to the Standard had an amazing dinner at Comme Ca, woke up this morning to an inspiring view of LA, it’s safe to say I’m feeling a little California love here. Kev slacked on the Sample Saturday post this week so in honor of my return to Hollywood I’m posting a gem guaranteed to light up parties this summer. DJ’s you can thank us later…
Snoop Dog took over Hip Hop in ’93 with the release of Doggystyle, an album which is arguably one of the greatest party records of all time in any genre. The album was incredibly well produced by Dr. Dre who masterfully blended Snoops legendary style and flow –
It’s the bow to the wow, creepin and crawlin
Yiggy yes y’allin, Snoop Doggy Dogg in…”
with his own brand of G-Funk, live instruments, back up singers, random samples, banging bass and all sorts of eclectic goodness. This is Hip Hop at it’s finest so if you’re not hip to that album I highly recommend you check it out.
Tru Thoughts, one of the most famous and well respected indie record labels released a compilation to celebrate their 10th anniversary. One of the cuts on the album was a cover of Snoops first single from Doggy Style Who Am I (What’s My Name. I love horns so when I heard what New Orleans group The Hot 8 Brass Band did to this song I literally jumped up in excitement. This is straight up New Orleans flavor, it’s drunk, it’s loose, real, feels extremely good and brings an completely new life to the Hip Hop classic. All the Brookyln heads who BBQ on the rooftops this one is especially dedicated to you…
Why don’t you come up to the roof, smoke a couple of blunts, have a good time…” – Workaholics
I know Mondays are supposed to be boring but the sunshine has me in full party mode and for that I can’t apologize my friends. Anyways, I’d love to stay and chat but I gotta go hit the town, enjoy.