Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 8)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

It’s time to take a break from all the current shit that’s popping on your playlists right now and dive into our latest edition of Twelve Jewelz. It’s been a minute since we served up a batch of throwback gems from the ’90s and early 2000s, but trust that we never stopped digging. Enjoy our latest hand-picked selection—it just may be the last in the series, so please savor it.

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 5)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Yeah boooyyyy. We’re back with a brand new Twelve Jewelz, our NahRight series dedicated to gems from rap’s yesteryear. For Volume 5, we’ve collected yet another batch of remixes, rarities, B-Sides, mixtape exclusives, and unreleased bangers from the ’90s and early 2000s, featuring everyone from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to Showbiz & A.G. to Mobb Deep. I went digging for some old demos as well this go-round and actually found some good stuff I had never heard before.

Take a breather from the onslaught of new music and read/stream below. And as always, we’ve included a download link to the entire dozen at the bottom.

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 1)

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

The way we discover music has changed a lot over the years. I used to spend nuff time back in the day hitting all my local spots in Westchester, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, searching for the dopest new rap joints and also older gems I wasn’t up on yet. Sadly, those spots don’t even exist anymore. But on the bright side, all the fire is now right at my fingertips, thanks to the wonderful World Wide Web.

Yes, I miss the experience of shopping for records and CDs and mixtapes, but as a married father of three whose down time is limited to the late night hours after my family is asleep, I’ve grown to truly appreciate a nice home-based, digital digging session. And yes, I still have my own bountiful collection of CDs and records I keep stashed at the crib to pull out and sift through as needed.

In my new column here at NahRight, which I’ll bill as a slight spin-off of our Mixtape Memories features, I will be presenting you with a series of random yet carefully selected mixtape classics, freestyles, demos, white label rarities, B-sides, blends, remixes, and more, all spanning the ‘90s and early 2000s. These are joints that I either have in my own physical collection or that I’ve found or re-discovered online (thank you Internets). Disclaimer—this is not my attempt to impress you with the most obscure rap tracks and artists ever, but rather an opportunity to take a break from the constant new music we post here at NahRight and revisit some worthy piff from the past. Let’s dig, shall we?

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