Confusing title, I know, but this is an artwork competition where the proceeds go to the J Dilla Foundation, helping fund inner city music programs and scholarships to promising students, and that’s something that Lesson Six can get behind.
Archive for December, 2010
A truly fitting track to be featured on Lesson 6, backed up with a top quality video. It must be Christmas.
I had my doubts but this might be a good Christmas after all. Incise, producer of our 6th favourite album of 2010, has released an instrumental album that’s completely free. It’s made up of the beats from his 2008 release, Nobody’s Story (which is now also free) and the 6th favourite itself, Daily Methods.
Coincidentlly, as we’re compiling our Tracks of The Year list, it includes the instrumentals for A New Day. As if I needed another excuse to listen to it.
Anyway, get your free download.
The Ricardo Christoff Apparatus are better known as Buck 65 and D-sisive, and they are full of festive creepiness. This is a free to download Christmas hip-hop carol, and although the words are cheery, the delivery adds a somewhat sinister edge. Ho(w) about a whole album next year guys?
Eric Lau has gone all soulful with his latest collaboration. Listen, download, relax, and enjoy.
EPs are meant to fill in the gaps between major releases but with the quality that 2010 has delivered, some EPs were amongst the greatest releases we’ve had this year. We’ve had some excellent short albums from some of the best artists on the scene. Here are our favourite five.
The first thing we’ve heard by Blueprint from his upcoming 2011 album, Adventures in Counter-Culture.
It’s tough to compile these lists considering the excellent year we’ve had for music. Although we are here to celebrate the following ten artists and their excellent 2010 releases, they weren’t the only ones. So to all artists to remain true to the cliché-free hip-hop that we love here at Lesson Six, thanks for an awesome year. Anyway, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
Just before we post our Album of the Year 2010 list, I’ll preempt next year’s list. It will probably have The Streets’ Computers and Blues on it. Here’s the first video from it.
Today we’ve been deliberating our Album of the Year list (don’t fret, it’s coming out tomorrow) and appropriately I’ve been listening to the plethora of great albums that came out in 2010. One of which, Incise’s Daily Methods, featured tons of previously unknown underground artists. Artists that I failed to follow up on, despite being impressed by. Nieve was one that excelled and it’s only today, a good five months after initially listening to his bars on “Got To Go”, that I’ve followed him up. He’s just released an album called PlayBack and while it came out a little too late for our Album of the Year list, you have to listen to the instant classic that is “Troubles of the Past”.
Just listen to that loop, you’ve got to love it.