Tag: Instrumental Hip Hop

1994, Music

Ill Communication (1994) by Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys confuse the hell out of me on this record, but that’s probably by design and likely what endears so many people to them. I have only heard a few of their other albums but this is the most traditionally “musical” of those, so it’s the one you’d think I’d like the most.

1998, Music

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (1998) by Fatboy Slim

I did not listen to dance music in the 1990s. (I do not listen to it now except for my podcast). But this album was big enough that its three biggest tracks – “Right Here, Right Now,” “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You” – I know really well. I know them better than most of …

1998, Music

Hello Nasty (1998) by Beastie Boys

If there is one hip hop album I’ve heard more than any other, it’s this one. Now, I’m not sure I’ve ever actually heard it all the way through, but my brother owned this one, I know a lot of it. Sure, I know the hits – a few of these were played on Much …

2011, Music

BBNGLive 1 (2011) by BADBADNOTGOOD

Before I get into it, I will say first off that I like this music. I generally like fusion (the idea that this is “instrumental hip hop” is more than a little hilarious, if this isn’t jazz then I don’t know what it is) that stays away from “cool jazz” cliches, as this does. But …