Friday, December 31, 2021

The Tape Deck 2021 a.k.a. Dошиlоads2K21

The Tape Deck #496: Guilty Simpson (2021)

The Tape Deck #496

Side A:
geezyTH - DETROIT'S SUN (feat. Guilty Simpson)
Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean - Deep Breath (feat. Marv Won & Black Milk)
MellowMan Funk & Mike Mike Dusty Loops - Funk Wit Da Raw (feat. Guilty Simpson)
King Micah the Infamous & MIGHTYHEALTHY - Hot Out Here (feat. Guilty Simpson)
Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean - Don't Pull
INF, Guilty Simpson & Kuf Knotz - Gotta Go (feat. Christine Elise & Tomas Delfgaauw)
Marv Won - Harmony Korine (feat. Clemmye, Ty Farris & Guilty Simpson)
Maticulous & Guilty Simpson - Home Goin'
Beedie & Billy Hoyle - Lookin' Back, Pt. 2 (feat. Guilty Simpson)
Redeyeblue & Boogie Bang - Clone Wars (feat. Zumbi & Guilty Simpson) (Sorg Remix Radio Edit)

Side B:
Stretch Money - The Technique (feat. Guilty Simpson & Kuniva)
Bot' Fess Records - TAYLOR MADE (feat. Guilty Simpson)
NugLife & FrankieOG - The Furthest Sea (feat. Fly Anakin & Guilty Simpson) (Remix)
Ostubash & Digital Fiend - THEY BASH! (Krohme's Downtownswinga Remix) (feat. Guilty Simpson, Tha God Fahim, Slaughter Rico, Atari Blitzkrieg & Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire)
Miz Korona - 42 (Jackie Rob) (feat. Guilty Simpson)
Phro. & Guilty Simpson - On the Block
Bot' Fess Records - DRAMA FREE (feat. Guilty Simpson)
B Leafs - Out the Window (feat. Guilty Simpson & Eto)
Hell Motz & Nezra - Inferno Colpevole (Edit) (feat. Guilty Simpson & Dee Jay Park)
Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean - Only

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The Tape Deck #495 (2021)

The Tape Deck #495

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Side A:
Terrace Martin - Drones (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign & James Fauntleroy)
Snoop Dogg - Talk Dat Shit to Me (feat. Kokane)
MOUNT WESTMORE (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 & Too $hort) - Big Subwoofer (Single Version)
Declaime & Madlib - All Over the World (feat. M.E.D.)
Black C - What's Hat'nin (feat. Larry June)
Tyler, The Creator - LUMBERJACK
YG - Sign Language
Tha Dogg Pound - LA Here's to U (feat. Wynn Vaughn)
DÅM-FunK - Allies

Side B:
Dr. Dre - Diamond Mind (feat. Nipsey Hussle & Ty Dolla $ign)
Evidence - Pardon Me
Vince Staples - LAW OF AVERAGES
KXNG Crooked - Schea Cotton
Dom Kennedy - LAX (feat. Frank$)
Problem & Snoop Dogg - DIM MY LIGHT
ComptonAssTG - G in Me
Ramirez - The Finer Things
Defari - One Day At A Time (The Proceeding)
Outlawz, Edi Don & Xzibit - One Nation

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The Tape Deck #494 (2021)

The Tape Deck #494

Side A:
J Dilla - It's Like That (Original Beat)
Mike Sherm - In Due Time (feat. Royce Da 5'9" & KeKee)
Trilla830 - ScrewTapes (feat. Devin the Dude)
D Red - Screw In Da Deck (feat. Lil Flip & Z-Ro)
Drake - N 2 Deep (feat. Future)
Joyce Wrice & Freddie Gibbs - On One
Nicolaas - (Baby I) Need Your Love (feat. eLZhi)
Doja Cat - Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)
Alexi Paraschos - Love Odyssey (feat. Jadakiss, T3 & M11SON)

Side B:
AZ - Bulletproof
Nas - Nobody (feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill)
FutureLoveCult, HMZA. & RIDL - I'll Be Around (feat. Quelle Chris)
Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats - track07 feat arlo parks (georgia anne muldrow version)
Kyle Dion & Ja Rule - Placebo
dvsn & Ty Dolla $ign - I Believed It (feat. Mac Miller)
Latto - Big Energy
Dom Kennedy - From The Westside With Love

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The Tape Deck #493: Planet Asia, 2021

The Tape Deck #493

Side A:
Planet Asia & DirtyDiggs - Marble Pie
Planet Asia & Snowgoons - Pistol Grip Pump (feat. Jay Royale & DJ Access)
Planet Asia - 1984
Planet Asia & TrickyTrippz - Personal Curves (Remix) (feat. Styliztik Jones)
Agent - The Gathering (feat. Planet Asia)
Kurious & Ro Data - Empty Space (feat. Planet Asia)
Wavy Da Ghawd - Gold Flute Glasses (feat. Rim, Planet Asia & Bub Rock)
Planet Asia & Local Astronauts - Deadly Dialogue
El Gant, Ras Kass & Planet Asia - Chromed Out
Planet Asia & DirtyDiggs - Gunz N Razerz (feat. Rome Streetz)

Side B:
JAY-EF - Stages of Asia (feat. Planet Asia)
D.O.V - Still Thuggin' (feat. Planet Asia)
Young Stunna - Juggernauts (feat. Sheek Louch & Planet Asia)
V Knuckles - Boondock Saints (feat. Planet Asia)
Planet Asia & Rome Streetz - Pocket Change
Gold Chain Music - Missiles (feat. Montage One, Planet Asia & YaH-Ra)
G. Dot & Born - God Vibes (Edit) (feat. Planet Asia)
Killah Priest & Shaka Amazulu The 7th - M.D.M. / Master Divine Master = Mind Detect Mind (feat. Planet Asia & Hus Kingpin)
Planet Asia - Stay for Credits (feat. Evidence)
Planet Asia & DirtyDiggs - Hebrew Pizza

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Tape Deck #491 (2021)

The Tape Deck #491

Side A:
Sauveur Eloheem - Real Headz (Edit) (feat. Tragedy Khadafi)
Ka - Everybody Up
Peter Rosenberg - Snake Eyes (feat. Ghostface Killah, Crimeapple & Jim Jones)
Ea$y Money & Fabeyon - The Best Revenge
Lyric G - Dark World (Solo Edit) (feat. Big Twins)
Mach-Hommy - The 26th Letter
Armand Hammer & The Alchemist - Aubergine (feat. Fielded)
Curren$y x Harry Fraud - Key West Classic (feat. Styles P)
Justin Tyme - Anti Dope (Edit) (feat. Stove God Cooks & Styles P)
Boss Wood & Big K.R.I.T. - Spaceships
Gift of Gab - Alchemy

Side B:
DJ Kay Slay - The Soul Controller Intro (Edit) (feat. Sauce Money)
Th1rt3en (Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones & Marcus Machado) - The Magician
Lil Fame - Al Green Joint (Take a Walk with Me)
Jiggidy - Popular Loner (Interlude)
Blu - Because The Sky Is Blu(e)
Wiki - New Truths
Neek The Exotic & Large Pro - Double Trouble Is Back
Styles P & Westside Gunn - Salute (Prod. by 9th Wonder) (Edit)
Cornbread of Kaliwild - Star (feat. Sadat X, Lord Jamar & SIRIUS)

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Rap Albums of the Year 2021

Like my non-rap albums of the year list, the Spotify playlist embedded below features one highlight track per album. Message me on Mixcloud/Twitter/Instagram if you wanna express your disdain for Donda not being here (sorry, Ye) or to let me know if there's anything else I may have overlooked. Always interested to hear what HHIReaders think. Got some more #BestOf2021 mixes on the way, too. Until then... Enjoy... and turn it up!

Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
Apollo Brown & Stalley - Blacklight
Armand Hammer & The Alchemist - Haram
Arrested Development - For the FKN Love
Atmosphere - WORD
AZ - Doe or Die II
Benny The Butcher - Pyrex Picasso
Benny The Butcher & Harry Fraud - The Plugs I Met 2
Blu - The Color Blu(e)
Boldy James & The Alchemist - Bo Jackson
Boldy James & The Alchemist - Super Tecmo Bo
Bronze Nazareth & Roc Marciano - Ekphrasis
Career Crooks - Never at Peace
Conway The Machine - La Maquina
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd. - If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed
CRIMEAPPLE - Mátalos Con Más Éxitos
CRIMEAPPLE & DJ Muggs - Cartagena
Curly Castro - Little Robert Hutton
Curren$y - Pilot Talk 4
Curren$y & Harry Fraud - Regatta
Devin The Dude - Soulful Distance
Doja Cat - Planet Her
Dom Kennedy - From the Westside, With Love Three
Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Evidence - Unlearning Vol. 1
Flee Lord & DJ Muggs - Rammellzee
Flee Lord & Roc Marciano - Delgado Deluxe
Griselda & BSF - Conflicted (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean - Ego
Hologram & DJ Muggs - American Cheese
Isaiah Rashad - The House Is Burning
J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit (20th Anniversary Re-Issue)
J. Stone - The Definition of Pain
Ka - A Martyr's Reward
Kurious & Ro Data - Koncrete Jungle
Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Lloyd Banks - The Course of the Inevitable
Mach-Hommy - Ballens Cho
Mach-Hommy - Pray for Haiti
Maxo Kream - Weight of the World
Moor Mother - Black Encyclopedia of the Air
Nas & Hit-Boy - King's Disease II
Nas & Hit-Boy - Magic
Nolan the Ninja - P.S.
Peter Rosenberg - Real Late
Planet Asia & DirtyDiggs - Block Shaman
Planet Asia & Evidence - Rule of Thirds
PremRock - Load Bearing Crow's Feet

Ransom & Big Ghost Ltd. - Heavy Is The Head
Ransom & Rome Streetz - Coup De Grace
Rasheed Chappell & 38 Spesh - Checks & Balances
Remedy - Remedy Meets Wu-Tang
Rick Hyde - Plates II
Rome Streetz & DJ Muggs - Death & the Magician
Rome Streetz & Futurewave - Razor's Edge
Skyzoo - All the Brilliant Things
Snoop Dogg - From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites
Styles P - Ghosting
Styles P & Havoc - Wreckage Manner
Termanology & Amadeus - 360
Th1rt3en - A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism
Tha God Fahim & Your Old Droog - Tha Wolf on Wall St.
Tony Allen - There Is No End
TRAE THA TRUTH & Mysonne - If You're Scared Stay Inside
Tyler The Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
Vince Staples - Vince Staples
Westside Gunn - hitler Wears Hermes 8 Side B
Westside Gunn - hitler Wears Hermes 8 Sincerely adolf
Wiki - Half God
Your Old Droog - TIME
Your Old Droog & Tha God Fahim - Tha YOD Fahim
Z-Ro & Mike D - 2 the Hardway
Zilla Rocca - Vegas Vic

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

(Non-Rap) Albums of the Year 2021

I haven't put out a list like this since 2013, but it was a great year for music releases, and I felt there were just too many great albums I wanted to share. So here's a list of my top 75 non-rap albums of 2021. It's a diverse selection, hopefully with something for everyone. (Beat makers will no doubt find some sounds of value here, too.) There's a playlist down below with one highlight track/selection per album. Enjoy... and turn it up!

Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings
Amaro Freitas - Sankofa
Archie Shepp & Jason Moran - Let My People Go
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince
Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy - Blind Date Party
Bitchin Bajas - Switched on Ra
Bob Dylan - Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16
Brigid Mae Power - Burning Your Light
Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq (Remastered)
Carlos Niño & Friends - More Energy Fields, Current
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt - Made Out of Sound
Colleen - The Tunnel and the Clearing
Cool Ghouls - At George's Zoo
David Sanford Big Band - A Prayer for Lester Bowie
Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space
Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
Ducks Ltd. - Modern Fiction
Endless Boogie - Admonitions
Failure - Wild Type Droid
Female Species - Tale of My Lost Love
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
Gloria Ann Taylor - Be Worthy
Goon Sax, The - Mirror II
Halsey - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

Hand Habits - Fun House
Heather Valley - Wildflower Radio
Helado Negro - Far In
Howlin Rain - The Dharma Wheel
Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints - Other Worlds
John Andrews & The Yawns - Cookbook
John Dwyer - Witch Egg
Julian Lage - Squint
KAYTRANADA - Intimidated
Keith Hudson - Flesh of My Skin Blood of My Blood
KHAN JAMAL - Infinity
Kiwi jr. - Cooler Returns
Lee Morgan - The Complete Live at the Lighthouse
Leo Nocentelli - Another Side
Lucy Dacus - Home Video
Madlib - Sound Ancestors
Marisa Anderson & William Tyler - Lost Futures
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy - Superwolves
Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
Meatbodies - 333
Mogwai - As the Love Continues
Mountain Goats, The - Dark in Here
Mouth Painter - Tropicale Moon

Nathan Salsburg - Psalms
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn
New Bums - Last Time I Saw Grace
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - CARNAGE
Nina Simone - The Montreux Years (Live)
Pachyman - The Return of…
Papir - Jams
Rosali - No Medium
Roy Brooks - Understanding (Live)
Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller - In Harmony (Live)
serpentwithfeet - DEACON
Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic
Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future
St. Vincent - Daddy's Home
Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition)
Sunburned Hand of the Man - Pick a Day to Die
Telescopes, The - Songs of Love and Revolution
Tonstartssbandht - Petunia
Ty Segall - Harmonizer
Various Artists - Kimbrough
Weather Station, The - Ignorance
William Parker - Painters Winter
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
Writhing Squares - Chart for the Solution

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