VA – Okayplayer: True Notes Vol. 1 (CD) (2004) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Various Artists - Okayplayer - True Notes Vol. 1

Launched in 2004 by hip-hop outfit the Roots, Okayplayer Records here presents the first volume in a projected series. TRUE NOTES VOL. 1 is an impeccably hip collection of revered artists, including the ground-breaking DJ RJD2 and LA rappers Dilated Peoples, and relative unknowns Nicolay & Supastition, whose hilarious “The Williams” (about a surplus of bills, hence the title) is a highlight.
Dilated Peoples’ “Okay” is one of the most self-assured tracks on offer here, but Jean Grae takes the honors for the collection’s most rambunctious performance with her effervescent “Fall Back.” RJD2 turns up again to produce Roots associate Dice Raw on the strangely relaxed “I Do What I Like,” and Virginia rapper Skillz is in his usual take-no-prisoners mode on “Take It Back.” TRUE NOTES VOL.1 is both a labor of love for its creators and a fine mix of established and up-and-coming hip-hop artists.


01. ?uestlove – Intro
02. Aceyalone & Madlib – K.O. Player
03. Little Brother – On And On
04. Dilated Peoples – Okay (feat. Defari)
05. Skillz – Take It Back
06. Jean Grae – Keep Livin
07. Hieroglyphics – Respect Deez
08. Dice Raw – I Do What I Like
09. Nicolay – The Williams (feat. Supastition)
10. The Roots – Y’all Know Who
11. Little Brother – Shake It
12. Blackalicious – Just What Can Happen
13. Truck – Bang Bang (feat. Mac)
14. Skillz – Pastor Skillz
15. Baby Blak – Can’t Help Them With That (feat. Adam Bomb)
16. Jean Grae – Fall Back
17. The Chapter – For The Wreckord
18. RJD2 – Act 2
19. ?uestlove – Outro


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