Heavy rotation is a newly-launched and irregularly scheduled series of sneak peeks at what’s currently playing on a loop at the mighty BSTN headquarters.
Nas – Illmatic
One word: Timeless. Ten tracks, no skits. Nuff said!
Sade – Diamond Life
Sade’s smooth jazz tapped into the “quiet storm” era like nobody else.
Teddy Pendergrass – Teddy
Teddy went really deep on this one. That’s probably what she said as well back in 1979.
Rick Ross – Trilla
A novelist of near Shakespearean finesse, Ross’ post-materialistic lyrics idealize romantic love in its purest form. Huh!
J Dilla – Welcome to Detroit
J Dilla added new chapter to the comprehensive book of rap history in Detroit in early 2008.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
The musical equivalent of Bobi and Tobi, the pairing of Freddie Gibbs and Madlib is as unlikely as it is enjoyable.
Marvin Gaye – I want you
To paraphrase the artist whose name doesn’t need to be mentioned, there has never been anything wrong with a little bump and grind.