Starting now at Beats From the Barn we will be posting “Elastic Classics”. Otherwise known as classic tunes that when you hear them they ‘snap’ back because they are so classic. Check this one out from E.L.O. and get in the old school groove!
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De La Soul is a trio that many consider some of the founders of the hip-hop genre. Known for quirky lyrics and sampling they are not to be slept on. This song has got a slow tempo and a funky feel to it. The rhyming is just top notch.
Here is a classic hip-hop track. From 1991 this predates both of us at beats from the barn. This song has a light beat with really nice horns. In addition the sampling is done perfectly. The lyrics are super fresh and the flow is nice and smooth. Check this one out!
People Under The Stairs are an underground rap group from LA that have a real unique sound. When producing they sample old records, which gives their music a funky, jazzy feel. On top of this People Under the Stairs are very skilled lyricists and rhymers that often have a laid back humor in their songs. While there are very few songs by PUTS that i don’t like this one is especially sick and should give you a feel for their sound in general.
Crown City Rockers is a hip-hop group from Oakland California, that while they are a new group has a real old school hip-hop feel. They uses live instrumentation on their tracks, which definitely gives them a more unique sound. This is a real chill song that’ll get your head bobbin.
In keeping with the throwback trend heres a classic cut from A Tribe Called Quest. A real chill beat with smooth rapping.
This song has got a real old school NY feel with the scratching, chill beat and obvious graffiti references. The video to this song is really well done as well.