iLLVibes Podcast: Tape 1: I Love Hip Hop (Side A)

. Mar 25, 2009

Music has always been one of the driving forces behind the blog and, more importantly, our lives. Music possesses the uncanny ability to connect with the listener on an emotional level, thus coloring our moods and shaping our behavioral patterns. This ability to tap into our "emotional mind state", makes music an attractive art form, because it is able to produce different emotional responses for different people at the same time.The iLLVibes podcast was designed to embrace this notion of music as an emotional stimulus, and seeks to be the remedy for all that ails you.

When I was younger, I used to dub mixes from the radio onto cassette tapes, and I would play them over and over again until the tapes would physically "bust". Music was so important to me back then (and still is), as it helped me get through the day-to-day challenges that I faced in life. Although the age of information technology has brought about so many new advances, I also believe that it has also weakened our connection with the music as we are constantly bombarded by a plethora songs and images. With that in mind we have created a podcast which, similar to our blog, lacks a specific format and agenda and simply exists to provide you with that "feel good music" that interacts with your soul. We don't claim to be DJs, so don't expect too much in the way of scratches and breaks, but we do hope that the music on these mixes will leave emotionally stimulated and thirsting for more. Without further ado....

Note: If you like any of the songs of this podcast, please go out and support the artists. Without their tireless dedication to the music, none of this would exist!

1. “Move On” – Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9, Crooked I)
2. “Tonight’s Da Night” – Redman
3. “Float” - Big Daddy Kane
4. “That S**t” – Jay Dilla ft. ATCQ & Slum Village
5. “Vocab (Remix)” – The Fugees
6. “6 In the Morning” – Statik Selektah ft. Sheek Louch, Kool Rap, & Joell Ortiz
7. “Back In The Day” - Ahmad
8. “Lose In The End” – Casual
9. “Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers” - Crooklyn Dodgers 95
10. “Cry” – Pro'Verb
11. “Danger Zone” – Big L
12. “The What” – The Notorious BIG ft. Method Man
13. “Shaolin Style” – Shyheim ft. Squig
14. “Dig It” – The Coup
15. “For The City” – Statik Selektah ft. MOP & Jadakiss
16. “How Many Emcees?” – Black Moon
17. “Tears” Da King and I
18. “I Got To Have It” – ED O.G. & Da Bulldogs
19. “I’m Kurious” – Kurious
20. “Inner City Boundaries” – Freestyle Fellowship ft. Daddy-O
21. “Black Cowboys” – Jeru the Demaja
22. “What A Niggy Know” – KMD
23. “Get Your Swerve On” – Dutchmin
24. “Afro Puffs” – Lady Rage
25. “Show Me The Good Life” - Blu & Exile feat. Aloe Blacc & Joseph
26. “Move Ya Body” – Skillz
27. “(For Real) He Don't Own Me” – Skillz
28. “No Joke” – Funkmaster Flex ft. Buckshot
29. “Rockin’ N’ Rollin’” – The Cool Kids ft. Mickey Factz
30. “The Sixth Sense” – Common
31. “The Militia” – Gangstarr
32. “Pac Div” – Pac Div
33. “My World Is…” – Blu & Exile
34. “Stop, Look , & Listen” – Statik Selektah ft. Q-Tip, Termanology , & Styles P
35. “Tales From The Dane Side” – Dana Dane
36. “The Bridge” – MC Shan
37. “To The Top” – Statik Selektah ft. Termanology, Cassidy, & Saigon
38. “Try” – Black Milk
39. “Ms. Fat Booty” – Mos Def
40. “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka” - The Fab 5
41. “Yo Yo Yo” – The Beatnuts ft. Greg Nice
42. “Cloud 9” – Reks
43. “The Rhythm” Kwame
44. “Watch How It Go Down” – Termanology
45. “The Intro” – Murs and 9th Wonder
46. “Good Clothes” – Little Brother
47. “The Obvious Joint” – Adagio
48. “Shinin’…Next S**t” - Smif- N-Wessun ft. Buckshot
49. “You Don’t Know Me” – UGK
50. “Goodnight & Good Luck” - Reks