Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leaders of the New School - A Future Without a Past [The Samples]



I oughta quit the slick-talk and just redirect you to this great essay by Thun, via the T.R.O.Y. Blog. Offering an in-depth look at the members of Leaders of the New School's origins, Thun documents the group's roots and contextualizes their debut record, A Future Without a Past. It's a noteworthy piece of journalism that I urge you all to check out. Additionally, T.R.O.Y. also hooks us up with a pair of compilations containing the Leaders' non-album cuts, including remixes and interviews. While you're at it, go ahead and subscribe to the blog, too. Strongly recommended.

Ain't much I can say about this set aside from the following: This one's nothing but some good, ol' school music! There are no new rap tracks -- aside from Spoonie Gee's "Spoonin' Rap" -- to shake up the vibes of the '50's/'60's/'70's content and feel of the set. At a little under 2 hours long, this playlist rides out smoothly. So... enjoy! And turn it up!!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the endorsement, but even more so thank you for this compilation, I've been wanting to know more about the sample sources for this album ever since it was out. You guys do great work here. -- Thun

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  2. Loving it! I have some serious listening to do to catch up with all the gems you are dropping!

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  3. Wow. Props on this one. Effort definitely goes noticed.

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  4. Just got around to listening. Incredible use of samples here. You can definitely see how the bomb squad approach was applied throughout. Thanks so much for this.

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  5. quality stuff again as always - cheers

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  6. Mate, you missed Occapella by Lee Dorsey (Feminine Fatt).

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  7. What about "Just When You Thought It Was Safe"?

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