A Song A Day
Boogie Boys - A Fly Girl
21,009 plays

The Boogie Boys - A Fly Girl  (c.1985)


Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way
3,639 plays

Sly Fox - Let’s Go All The Way  (c.1985)


LL Cool J
529 plays

LL Cool J - Rock The Bells  (c.1985)

"I’m rhymin’ and designin’ with your girl in my lap"

From LL’s debut album Radio, recorded when he was just 17 years old.


Young MC - Know How
179 plays

Young MC - Know How  (c.1989)

Sample Source

Know How (1989) sampled:
Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes (1971)
Apache by Incredible Bongo Band (1973)
Fopp by Ohio Players (1975)
7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle) by Gary Toms Empire (1975)


Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Joy And Pain
41,071 plays

Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Joy And Pain


Jason Zwolinski - The Message Mix
59 plays

The Message Mix - 10:33

This is one of my first recorded DJ mixes.  Nothing fancy, just some transitions I like.

Tracks in the mix:

Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Ice Cube - Check Yo Self Remix (Feat. Das Efx)
Puff Daddy - Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down Ft. Mase


Salt-N-Pepa - Gitty Up - SIMØNE Remix
149 plays

Salt-N-Pepa - Gitty Up (SIMØNE Remix)


Beastie Boys - High Plains Drifter
69 plays

Beastie Boys - High Plains Drifter  (c.1989)

…come back tomorrow for the unexpected Sample Source

Sample Source:  Eagles - Those Shoes


DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Time To Chill
4,859 plays

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Time To Chill  (c.1988)

Sample Source: George Benson - Breezin’  (c.1976)


Beastie Boys - Paul Revere
129 plays

Beastie Boys - Paul Revere  (c.1986)

Adam Nathaniel Yauch aka MCA (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)


Paul Revere  c.1986

"Now my name is M.C.A. I got a license to kill
I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill
Now what do we have here an outlaw and his beer
I run this land, you understand I made myself clear.”

- Billboard’s 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes: Beastie Boy MCA’s Best Lyrics

Watch Coldplay Cover Beastie Boys’ (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) in honor of Adam Yauch at The Hollywood Bowl, May 4, 2012 HERE


Whodini - Freaks Come out at Night
50 plays

Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night  (c.1984)

…heard this when I was walking around downtown LA w/Tony Whitt today.  Whodini is still one of my favorite rap groups.


Run DMC - My Adidas
149 plays

Run DMC - My Adidas

A Song A Day request from my 9 year old nephew Adin. #thingsthatarerad 


MC Lyte - Paper Thin
50 plays

MC Lyte -  Paper Thin

…it’s an old school hip-hop kinda Monday


[36] - Heavy D - Big Daddy Remix)
40 plays

Heavy D - Big Daddy (Remix) Ft. MC Gruff

…though not included in MTV’s Essential playlist, this has always been one of my very favorite Heavy D tunes.

Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011)


LL Cool J - Going Back To Cali
10 plays

L.L. Cool J - Going Back To Cali  (c. 1989)

L.L. hosts The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, tonight on CBS.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, The Recording Academy will announce nominees for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards with the “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music Biggest Night” from Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California.