NPR has recently become a brand to count on when it comes to releasing quality, exclusive Hip Hop. Not only are they often getting the rights to preview albums in full a week ahead of release but their Tiny Desk Concerts that drop every Friday or so is ust marvellous. Check out this entry from February 26 where they invited Big Daddy Kane for a set in that tiny office. The legend rips through classics like "Smooth Operator"; "Raw" and "Ain't No Half Steppin"'. And as usual he does it flawlessley as far as flow is pertained. Backed up by musicians Anthony Hardy, Matt Lambert, Benjamin Geils, Judon Nelson and John Williams this is one you don't want to miss out on.
And on top of that, in case you missed it, DJ Premier (amongst many others) swung back the small "studio" to deliever an absolutely mindblowing set using his live band that he is currently working with (The Badder Band). With live instruments like trumpet, trombone, electric bass, live drums and turntables these Preemo classics got a fresh interprettion. This might very well be my favorite out of the NPR Tiny Dish Concerts so be sure to prees play and play it LOUD. "Da Bichez" is out of htis world.