Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I want to wish everybody a happy new year, thanks for checking out my blog, please leave comments and suggestions. I will be posting a new hip hop mix very soon (I hope). Thegoodvibez is now on iTunes because I also have a podcast and since last week you can do a search for thegoodvibez in the iTunes music store and you will get all the old episodes, actualy #007 to #015 are there.

Peace & I'm out !

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

lla J "We Here"

We Here from Illa J (J Dilla's younger brother) is just an amazing track, I love that jazzy beat, reminds me of this Tribe Called Quest track called "Midnight". I got into Illa J late in 2008 and the album is simply sublime. It seems that these tracks we're left overs from J Dilla and Illa J reworked them threw some melodic lyricism and there you have it. Yancey Boys is in my best albums of 2008 (that I will eventually post). I hope to see more releases from Illa because so far, so dammmn good !

You can download it right HERE, just keep in mind this is for promo use only ans support positive hip hop.

Peace & I'm out !

Thursday, December 11, 2008



Another mix for all ya’ll. I was missing for a while busy with school and work but now I’m back with a brand new post. I’ve had this mix ready for a few weeks if not months and it’s definitely going to raise the roof for the holidays and I’m just happy to share it with you.

It was very difficult for me to choose my top 3 but here it goes: Nights Over Egypt by Zo!, this track is actually a remake the original is some 70’s funk vibe and it’s off the hook, Zo! Is really coming up and his album ...Just Visiting Too should be amazing. Puttin' In Work by Damu The Fudgemunk is a nice instrumental hip hop track reminding me of Pete Rock and the trifecta ends with All I Want Is You by Michael Franti & Spearhead, this cat’s been around for a while always putting out strong releases and his last album All Rebel Rockers (which is a Reggae album) is no different political, social and always on point this guy should run for office when Obama finishes both of his terms.

thegoodvibez#016 track listing:

1-Take Off the Blues (feat. Darien Brockington) / The Foreign Exchange
2-Nights Over Egypt / Zo!
3-Take On Me / Zo! & Tigallo
4-Move / Cansei de Ser Sexy
5-Good Time / Brazilian Girls
6-Raise Me Up / Hercules & Love Affair
7-Piles and Piles of Demo Tapes Bi-Da Miles / De La Soul
8-Easy My Mind / Jazz Liberatorz feat. Tre Hardson, Fat Lip & Omni
9-Puttin' In Work / Damu The Fudgemunk
10- Getting My Grown Man on (Featuring Little Brother) / Talib Kweli
11- Brag Swag / Elzhi
12-Facade (Black Congress Remix feat. Maine and Jay Burna) / Defamed
13-Round Trip / Diytokion
14-All I Want Is You / Michael Franti & Spearhead
15-Your Voice (Bonus Track) / Santogold

Peace & I’m Out


Common / Universal Mind Control

Common / Universal Mind Control

Common’s been keeping busy in the last 3 years, 3 albums (BE, Finding Forever and the latest Universal Mind Control), some Hollywood appearances (American Gangster, Smoking Aces amongst others). The first time I heard common was of course I Used to Love Her and he stayed one of my favorite artists and maintains that status even today. One thing that I respect with Common is that he’s not afraid to experiment, try new sounds and textures and throughout the years he was able to reinvent himself without losing his essence.

Universal Mind Control. 10 Solid tracks some better then others, with featurings such as Kanye (Issy fit) West, Pharell from the Neptunes, Cee-Lo Green and Muhsinah (which I discovered through the new Foreign Exchange album). Most of the production is handled by the Neptunes and Mr. DJ and most of it is tight. The only song I’m not feelin’ is Sex 4 Suga.

This album feels like a continuity of BE and the lyrics are more accessible then any previous Common albums however still very interesting. Yeah we got the singles the hits but my jam is definitely What a World featuring Chester French, a synth heavy retro groove with magnificent singing and polished production.

Enjoy it.

Since I was unable to get a good link that actually works, youcan get it at amazon

As soon I can, I will post a link for the download that will be for promotional use only and we must encourage good hip hop artists that are putting positive music out there.

4 / 5

Peace & I’m Out


It's been a long time

I haven't posted in a while and between work and school I just didn't take the time. I was very surprised to see that a few people sent me comments and messages about my posting well rest assured by the end of the week you will have a brand new mix and the week after by popular demand another hip hop blend.

Peace & I'm out