Sunday Is For Music

Image from RECKON , where they sell neat stuff.

Spent Sunday in Manhattan with ex-roommate Matt (visiting from the bustling metropolis that is Pikesville, MD) and various other people watching the New York Marathon, eating cheap Chinese food, checking out music stores, and seeing The Prestige (see it, see it, see it). As some of you may know, Tower Records is going out of business. So we headed over to partake of the huge discounts, but Tower overprices everything enough that all the discounted stuff ended up being priced slightly higher than a regular music store. No wonder they’re going under. Anyway, on our adventures I saw Benicio Del Toro checking out the Tower “deals”and picked up the following:

The 10 Year Anniversary “Platinum Series” version of Nas’ classic Illmatic (Buy It), one of the albums I’ve always seen and felt that I really should pick it up. It’s got a pretty sweet bonus disc with remixes and extra songs and I actually like the remix version of “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” better than the original (is this heresy?). But no remix could top “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park)” for the storytelling/boasting NYC swagger. And most of all, that laid-back organ line.

Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Nick “Fury” remix)

Nas – Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien’s second album No Need For Alarm (Buy It – 5 Left!), which is fun, head-bobbing, lyrical-gymnastics stuff. Del is one part of the West-Coast “underground” rap group The Hieroglyphics, but you may know him better as the guy who rapped on the first Gorillaz album.

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – No Need For Alarm

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Wrong Place

posted by Adam

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One response to “Sunday Is For Music

  1. You saw Benicio Del Toro!?!?!?
    Just so you know, I expect a phone call immediately afterwards, if you are ever to run into him again.

    …and a picture. From now on, you must always carry your camera with you.

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