Ever get the feeling your hip-hop selection is a little, bleak? Well then, take a step out of the mundane or in the event you’re a cluby, 50-cent, ‘lean back’ type, quit shaking your ass for a sec and attempt to give slightest attention to the lyrical being pounded into your mental. Many unfortunate peeps are exposed tracks laced with blunts, 40′s and bitches. Some believe this bland creed of music was created to destroy hip-hop, It’s been said again and again, but many just don’t have the time. Instead they laugh, take a sip off their drink and resume the mediocrity which is responsible for manifesting the musical and cultural rut hip-hop started experiencing over a decade ago. I can’t forget mention of the occasional album leaked into the mainstream that exemplifies incredible lyrical talent, but these moments are often vague and short. If you’re reading this post, then it’s likely you already know that.
But it isn’t all bad, apparently the trend of mediocrity is currently being bombarded by hip-hop with influence, skills and creativity. Containing the experience, pain, eloquence of verbal expression, catchy innovative beats and slightest hint of egotism required to create a hard-hitting track.
When we get down to it, the purpose of this inflated post is to share an amazing internet radio station capable of giving your hip-hop selection a little more flavor. Basement Tapes Live, a station hosted on Live365 by the infamous DJ Boots and KONG, will be blazing amazingly sick tracks across the fiber optics and bringing real talent to your eardrums minute after minute; in as little as a minute. For you hip-hop lovers, it will provide something deeper than the shallow pool of booty clips. Like way back when video still considered secondary (or even better: non-existent). And for the rest of you, it may provide some clarity on what Hip-Hop is really all about. Note: They love to hear from their listener’s, if you want to send a request/love/hate drop a link at BTL‘s Myspace Profile
This experience will require a player such as WinAmp or WinMedia. If you need to download one, I suggest SheepFriend’s Billy. As it is tiny, simple, easy to install, works flawlessly and user interface is intuitive.
Some tracks you may here on Basement Tapes Live:
Intricate Minds – To the Letter [4:11] – 12″
Wide Angles Truth Enola – Voicetress (Ft.De La Soul) [3:54] – Wide Angles
Drop E A Floe – Edgar Allen Floe BTL Drop.mp3 [0:17] – Drop
Anonymous Twist – Puttin in Work – The Crucible
Those are just the ones you are unlikely to have heard of. But the list goes on and on *echo effect here*