Friday Genius Ten

Greetings. Once again struggling to come up with a theme this week, I jacked this idea from a friend on Facebook: pick a song(s) with a beat that you would want to rhyme over in a cipher.

Consider this our Freestyle Friday, minus A.J., Free and Jin.

Once again, feel free to let us know what you’re listening to this week (Shani has warned against us getting too hip-hop heavy) or consider it something of an open thread:

1. Building Steam with a Grain of Salt – DJ Shadow (Jamelle)

2. Watch for the Hook – Cool Breeze featuring Outkast and Goodie Mob (G.D.)

3. iPod – Serengeti (Shani-o)

4. Thelonious – Common featuring Slum Village (Blackink)

5. The Funeral – Clipse (G.D.)

6. Don’t Mug Yourself – The Streets (Shani-o)

7. June 27 – DJ Screw (Blackink)

8. Young Fresh and New – Kelis (Shani-o)

9. I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby – Barry White (Blackink)

10. Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow (G.D)

“All About the Benjamins” or “Grindin'” would have also been acceptable.

Enjoy the weekend.

7 thoughts on “Friday Genius Ten

  1. fidel negro August 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Everything Scatter

    • blackink August 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm Reply

      Nice. I’m always reminded that I need to listen to more Fela.

  2. G.D. August 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm Reply

    ‘Thelonius’ is such a dope beat. I used to repeat Dilla’s lines on there all the damn time.

    • blackink August 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm Reply

      Word. It’s probably one of my 5 favorite beats of all time. That’s more a SV joint than a Common one. But Common rode the track very nicely.

  3. G.D. August 7, 2009 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Oh, and i HATE the Streets. deeply.

    • shani-o August 8, 2009 at 7:58 am Reply

      That’s like someone saying they deeply hate The Wire after watching one episode.

      • G.D. August 8, 2009 at 10:07 am Reply

        did you really just compare some arhythmic British hipster rap group to The Wire?

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