[Great albums] have the power to be more than just plastic or 86 MB on a laptop or even just music, they become part of us: friends that we can crack open a beer with, go to for counsel on sleepless nights, or hate our upstairs neighbor with. Or they might just be really good records to throw on at a house party. Either way, time tempers our passions and sharpen our perspective. With this in mind, I’d look to look back on five records that CMG got behind in 2011 to see why, these many months later, they’re worth remembering.
With our newest and mightiest Fantasy Covers comp, The ’80s Part Two, still unwilling to budge from its throne atop CMG’s podcast section, this is as good a time as any to thank our Tumblr followers—the definitely few, the presumably proud—with an exclusive mix. And so we give you podcast #116: dedicated to those courageous souls who gave enough of a shit about us to scroll to the top of our Tumblr page and click the “follow” button. Bless you all.
In return for those calories burned? How about Danny Brown and El-P twice, in the first eight minutes, then new Green Ova, Doseone, CFCF, Cadence Weapon, Keyboard Kid 206, Shackleton, a track from the Fez videogame soundtrack, and a Teebs remix from early last year, because fuck it why not. That’s just how much we love you, CMG Tumblr-ers.
So, please, enjoy. Soak up all 50-ish minutes of our adoration:
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[00:01] KILLER MIKE :: “Go! (prod. El-P)” [Def Jux; 2012]
[01:52] EL-P :: “Oh Hail No (f/ Danny Brown & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)” [Fat Possum/Turnstile; 2012]
[05:17] DANNY BROWN :: “Don’t Give A (prod. Ryan Hemsworth)” [Self-released; 2012]
[08:36] ACTION BRONSON :: “A Simple Man” [Self-released; 2012]
[11:14] CADENCE WEAPON :: “Get On Down” [Upper Class; 2012]
[13:02] KOOL A.D. :: “Oooh! (f/ Main Attrakionz)” [Greedhead; 2012]
[17:04] SQUADDA B :: “Fakest Year Ever (prod. Clams Casino)” [Self-released; 2011)
[18:55] CFCF :: “Exercise 3 - Building” [Paper Bag; 2012]
[21:59] DOSEONE :: “End & Egg” [anticon; 2012]
[26:01] KEYBOARD KID 206 :: “WelcomeX” [Donky Pitch; 2012]
[29:45] FLYING LOTUS :: “Archway (Teebs remix)” [Brainfeeder; 2011]
[32:57] FRIENDZONE :: “Zombies on the Turf Pt. 2” [Self-released; 2012]
[34:15] POP WINDS :: “Earth to Friend” [Arbutus; 2012]
[38:42] SHACKLETON :: “Music for the Quiet Hour Pt. 1” [Woe to the Septic Heart; 2012]
[46:27] DISASTERPEACE :: “Adventure” [Self-released; 2012]
[artwork via child of the mountains]
This is the sound of the blown and the blowing, speaker wires sparking as Milk pushes red everything and Brown eats the black between the mic mesh and his own fucked front teeth.
“Black and Brown”: