Photo : (Left) Jimmy Cliff (David Redfern / Getty Images), (Right) Sam CookeCover and Carousel Photo : Jimmy Cliff (Festival Rolling Saone)Written by : DJ BoI get accused a lot of romanticizing older things, which I push back against. There’s a lot of crap from the past, or just simply things of a certain vintage that I don’t connect with. Sam Cooke is one of those cats. His stuff with the Soul Stirrers I get, and he’s got some fun singles, but his gospel-infused spiritual soul crown, to me, is worn by another. One thing I like about the past, however, is finding the hidden gems. It’s sonic archeology, uncovering and presenting things that might not be just covered by...
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It also give me great pride to have a Canadian artist take the No. 1 spot! Dopecity vets, Checkmate and DJ Kemo do a King Kong squat on the Empire State building with none other than Golden State warrior, Ras Kass in the huddle! Knowin' competition breathing down his back Checkmate lets off a Fire dragon verse to make your domes look like Pentacost! Pump this shxt! Vancouver stand up!
I had already slotted it into the notes, waiting to see where it would stand with time. Well you can see now. RIP to a true lyricist, shout out the dem Canadian boys for the collab, BADBADNOTGOOD. Make sure you go and listen with intent to the amazing work this man has left for us, playmode on steady.