Tag Archives: Classic Hip-Hop

Thursday Throwback (Part 11) – Smoothe Da Hustler

Smoothe Da Hustler ft. Trigger Tha Gambler – “Broken Language” (Profile / 1995)

A bonafide Brooklyn classic and the instrumental that sparked a thousand rhyme ciphers.

New Joint – Common / Just Blaze

Common – “The Light 2008” ( Smirnoff Signature Mix Series / 2008 )


Lonnie Lynn and Just Blaze definitely did their thing on this remake of the Dilla-produced love rap from Common’s 2000 album “Like Water For Chocolate”.

I had my reservations when I first heard “The Light” was being updated for Smirnoff’s Signature Mix Series, as in my opinion the original is timeless and a true Common classic. But Mr. Finding Forever and JB certainly get props over here for a job well done.