Friday, February 23, 2007

Mission: One

MP3: Mission (aka Crown City Rockers) - "Contagious"
MP3: Mission (aka Crown City Rockers) - "Chocolate Milk & Apricots"

So, as you may have noticed, thangs have changed. A lurking thought came to a head (yes, my big head) today: Why don't I have an MP3 blog? Good question, I said to myself. I have this awesome blog with great archives from '04-'05 (read 'em if you don't know) and a royal fuck-ton of music. So, why not write a paragraph about an album or two a week and share some jointz? No reason not to. So here it is: Dem Funky Daggers, a home for random music writins and listenins. Probably nothing new, just crucial tracks from the archives. Most genres will be covered (well, by that I mean hip-hop, funk, rock, jazz, afrobeat, and more?!?), so if you don't like the current selections, come back in a week (or less) and try again. Also, if there's something particular that you think I might own (or easily acquire) and want to hear/read about, please comment or email and I'll see what I can do. I know, I'm a rather accommodating dude. So enjoy, and please let me know what you think. So, to begin:

Mission - One (Insiduous Urban, 2001)

My mission to bring the jams to YOUR car (or computer) kicks off with a couple tracks off of One, the album made by the group currently known as the Crown City Rockers when they were called Mission. Kids educated at the Berklee School of Music in Boston always come up with crazy recording projects that, while often brainy, are usually worthwhile (i.e. these dudes). This is where this particular hip-hop band comes into play. Lots of intriguing keyboards and production anchor the rhymes of Raashan Ahmad and Moe (no longer with the group). Though it's hard to pick favorites on this 18 (well, 19) track jamfest, the above 2 are certainly in the top 5 (and I still love apricots). So please enjoy and come back soon!