Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beastie Boys Sampling Created Paul's Boutique

Paul's Boutique is *By Far* the best Beastie Boys album. In 1988, emerging with a more artistically mature second album, Paul's Boutique. This extremely sample-heavy creation is still considered one of the strongest works by the Beastie Boys, and Rolling Stone ranked it No.156 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It is also considered a landmark in hip hop recordings due to its large array of samples and intricate use of multi-layering. Here's a song you should hear throughout:

"Sounds of Science":

The album was released in 1989 by Capitol Records, after the falling out between the group and Def Jam. It failed to match the sales of Licensed to Ill, reaching No.14 on the Billboard 200 and No.10 on the Billboard R&B charts. Rolling Stone described the album as "the Pet Sounds/The Dark Side of the Moon of hip hop." Paul's Boutique would eventually sell a million copies, despite the initially slow commercial reception. The band digitally remastered and released the album through their own website here.

Song 4 from Paul's Boutique "Eggman":

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Feeling Very *Sublime* Today

Sublime was one of the most popular bands of the third wave of ska, specifically characterized as ska punk. Their genre-blending mash-up style incorporated elements of dub, reggae, first-wave and second-wave ska, punk rock, rockabilly, improvised dancehall, hip hop, psychedelic rock and acoustic rock, which they developed through their live shows.

Sublime - Doin' Time (Summertime)

Through samples, lyrics, and covers, Sublime makes reference to an eclectic mix of bands from the 1960s through the early 1990s.

Bob Marley and associated Jamaican reggae acts The Wailers, and Peter Tosh feature prominently in Sublime's songs, as do other Jamaican reggae and dancehall acts such as Born Jamericans, Toots & the Maytals, The Melodians, Wayne Smith, Tenor Saw, Frankie Paul, The Wailing Souls, Barrington Levy, Half Pint, Frank Zappa and Yellowman.

Sublime was also heavily influenced by the 1980s and 1990s hip-hop and rap scene of Los Angeles and New York City, alluding to or borrowing from such acts as N.W.A and Eazy-E (who died 14 months before Nowell), the Beastie Boys, Just-Ice, Public Enemy and Flavor Flav, KRS-One, Doug E. Fresh, Too $hort, Mobb Deep, as well as the Philadelphia-based rapper Steady B and Texas hip-hop The Geto Boys.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Everybody Wants Some Buttery KoЯn

Korn was an early innovator of the hip-rock genre. They are on the heavy side but they definitely have a rap influence. They've done some amazing songs in their long history and some bad-ass covers including one of the famous song by Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall"... They even covered some famous rap songs.

In my opinion, This is their BEST Video, check it out:

Korn - Freak on a leash. Peace.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Linkin Park is Always At Their Best

I've been listening to the old Linkin Park for years now and I still can't get enough of their sounds. Both Hybrid Theory and Meteora are addicting. Here's one from the Meteora Album. Don't Stay:

After the Hybrid Theory Album came out, Alternative Hip-Hop Rock was born.
Thanks LP!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Generation of Music - Hip-Hop Flobots Rock

The Flobots are a rock and hip hop musical group from Denver. Flobots found mainstream success with their major label debut Fight with Tools (2007), featuring the single "Handlebars", which became a popular hit on Modern Rock radio in 2008. Here's the Official Video:

The single "Handlebars" became popular on alternative rock radio in April 2008 and peaked at #3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. They made their television debut on Carson Daly's talk show on May 20, 2008.

They're only getting started. Consistently, getting bigger and bigger every year. Keep on the look out for more Flobots music.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chris Cornell is Showing Me How To Live

Audioslave is just one of the bands Chris Cornell has been in. His grunge style music in the early 90s along sidekick Eddie Vedder was instrumental towards a new revolution in Alternative Rock.

Ever since Temple of the Dog I've enjoyed listening to Chris Cornell. Here is one of his great songs while with the band Audioslave. They are definitely one of my favorites and easily in my top 20 bands ever!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Incubus - Nothing Like it

Back when Incubus first came out I was about 15 years old then. They were definitely unique & FRESH sounding. Way before their time is how I see it. Here is one of my favorite songs: DIG! ENJOY!

We all have something that digs at us ~Incubus

Friday, July 22, 2011

Angels and Airwaves -- Innovative Sounds

AVA has created a new sound unlike any other. Listen to this song.
This is just ONE OF MANY Great AVA songs:

If you haven't heard them before, I suggest checking them out.
They are way ahead of their time with their unique beats & sounds.
Enjoy this great video!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

311 -- Reggae Rock in Full Effect

311 has been one of the Hottest Bands around for well-over 10 years now.

Their Reggae rock genre is very intriguing. They've always had a sound unlike any other bank I've heard. I know RHCP has the vibe to it, but 311 is the true Pioneer to me. Here's one of their coolest videos.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Linkin Park Tribute

Ever since this song came out, I've been a big fan.

Now, they have TONS of great songs but this one, "PAPERCUT" still gets me Hyped!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sublime indeed

Here's a great Sublime Video!

Sublime is one of my favorite bands.

Just a good example of ALTERNATIVE ROCK + REGGAE MIX!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Love to blog about music!

Coming soon is some serious music blogging =))
Alternative Hip Rock is something I made up.

Reggae Rock + Hip-Hop + Alternative Rock + Hard Rock + R&B = ALTERNATIVE HIP ROCK!