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#1 meolag



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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:59 AM


Being listening to Illa J's Yancey boys and loving it, I love the lazy beats and slow delivery of his songs, can anyone recommend some similar hip hop albums and runs at the same downbeat pace as his?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:24 AM

Love this album, anyone know what happened to Illa J? Dude can sing, I wish he kept the music going.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:45 AM

The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
De La Soul - Stakes Is High
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats Rhymes & Life
Common - Like Water For Chocolate

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

Came in just to say Labcabin, but I guess Theodore has it all covered.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:30 PM

Primeridian "I'll Meet You In Greenwich"

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:28 PM

Just about anything produced by Dilla would sound like the Yancey Boys album



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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

Mad Skillz "From Where?!" Dilla produced a couple joints on that LP. Skillz in an interview said that he passed on Runnin, She Said and I think Stakes Is High. Crazy... all classics. Wonder if one of those beats would have made his LP a bigger hit. (although I think "From Where" is a slept on classic)

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

Love this album, anyone know what happened to Illa J? Dude can sing, I wish he kept the music going.

He's still doin' his thing! Goes by the name of John Regal I think nowadayz.. saw him at the jazz cafe in london a few months back with F&D, Elzhi & Phat Kat at a Dilla tribute night.. Pretty sure he's part of SV now!

At the show he performed a few tracks like timeless, R U listenin then he spit a few Dilla rhymes which was dope to see. He then sounded very humble and asked the audience if it was ok to perform some of his newer shit... sounded dope with the live band... anyway here was my favourite track he performed that night - dudes talkin' bout a long distant relationship!



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Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:51 PM

Damn, I totally forgot about Illa J... Loved Yancey Boys though!

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