2020 - The Year Of Hip-Hop OGs' Return

2020 - The Year Of Hip-Hop OGs' Return

It really started late in 2019, with Black Moon's return, followed by R.A. The Rugged Man, Public Enemy, Aesop Rock, Paris, Goodie M.O.B., and KRS-One. Also Pearl Jam. Also [REDACTED].


KRS-One - Between Da Protests (2020) Full Album

KRS-One - BLACK BLACK BLACK (Official Music Video)
KRS-One - DON'T FALL FOR IT (Official Music Video)


Goodie Mob - "Survival Kit" (2020) (Playlist)

Goodie Mob - Frontline (Official Music Video)
Goodie Mob - Prey 4 Da Sheep (Official Audio)


PARIS - Safe Space Invader (2020) (Full Album Playlist)

PARIS - Nobody Move
PARIS - Walk Like a Panther


Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide (2020) (Playlist)

Aesop Rock - The Gates (Official Video)
Aesop Rock - Button Masher (Official Audio)


Public Enemy 'What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down (2020) (Playlist)

Public Enemy - Public Enemy Number Won (Audio) ft. Mike D, Ad-Rock, Run DMC
Public Enemy - Toxic (Audio)


R.A. The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead (2020) (Playlist)

R.A. The Rugged Man - Legendary Loser (Official Music Video)
R.A. The Rugged Man - Gotta Be Dope (feat. A-F-R-O and DJ Jazzy Jeff) (Official Music Video)


Black Moon - Rise of Da Moon (2019)

Black Moon - Black Moon Rise
Black Moon - Look at Them


Pearl Jam - Gigaton (2020) (Full Album Playlist)

Pearl Jam - Dance Of The Clairvoyants (Mach III)
Pearl Jam - Retrograde (Official Video)


And Wait! Take this too!

System Of A Down - Protect The Land (2020) (Official Video)
System Of A Down - Genocidal Humanoidz (2020) (Official Audio)


Public Enemy - There's A Poison Goin' On (1999) (Deluxe Version Playlist)
If only we'd partied like it was.

Public Enemy - Crash
Public Enemy - Crayola
Public Enemy - World Tour Sessions
Public Enemy - Last Mass Of The Cabelleros

From The Chatty
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    December 31, 2020 11:57 PM

    Hip Hop was the best thing about 2020. Check out the Legends returning to save us from ourselves.

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      January 1, 2021 2:08 AM

      That KRS track gets better and better as the song goes on. Frontline was catchy as hell, though.

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        January 1, 2021 2:09 AM

        Also I don’t say so often enough, but I really appreciate your music posts.

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          January 1, 2021 3:10 AM

          Same. Even if I don't always post, I almost always go through and listen to the links.

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            January 1, 2021 5:31 AM

            I just got an old ear. I don't *too much* follow many 'new' artists, though I'm finding a lot of guys who've been in the game for 15 years I never heard of.
            Really my 'new' outreaches are that juicy funk comin' out of Seattle (The True Loves Band and Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio), and Vulfpeck.

            Oh and I started tasting Death Grips. moe6 warned me I should a long time ago.

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              January 1, 2021 5:33 AM

              Oh and yeah, the videos are pretty much my current favorites, with a preference towards an actual video vs a visualization or just audio.
              Everyone deserves Poison Goin' On.

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                January 1, 2021 5:35 AM

                Oh just saw that Poison album link wasn't clickable: fixed.

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              January 1, 2021 5:36 AM

              Hmmm... Seattle, you say?? I might try to catch a live show after Covid settles down. Would be cool if you could join, assuming the state of the world/life/theuniverse/everything allows.

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          January 1, 2021 9:30 AM

          I agree, I share them with my friend all the time.

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        January 1, 2021 2:43 PM

        Yeah I like that KRS track as well.

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      January 1, 2021 10:41 AM

      Thank God for Hip Hop.

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        January 1, 2021 3:01 PM

        Hip Hop was my dad, as my biological couldn't be less interested.

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      January 1, 2021 2:48 PM

      Whatchu think of the busta rhymes album? The e40/too short album was a letdown. I liked Illogic’s latest release - Autopilot.

      I have a feeling 2021 is gonna be a dope year. Could we get some new kendrick?? I think Blueprint is gonna drop 2 albums this year too. If Frank Ocean releases something new I’ll be in heaven.

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        January 1, 2021 7:47 PM

        I heard two Busta tracks and he's trying to recapture that exact same lightning in a bottle, but that expired in like 2004-2006 maybe. You saw Missy made a little stab but it was someone trying to sound just like Timbaland. 2000s Timbaland. (Bubba Sparxx still his best production).

        I'll have to break down and listen to a whole Kendrick joint. I've heard the singles posted around and ... I mean He Aight. Production doesn't really enthuse me.

        Hard Head from Hard Knocks said he was dropping an album late 2020 but I didn't see it.

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      January 1, 2021 3:04 PM

      I’ve loved everything that Ransom and Nicholas Craven put out this year.



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