Jigmastas – Lyrical Fluctuation 2000 Spinna Mix (ft. Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli) [audio]


More than during any period of its history previous or since, NYC hip-hop in the ’90s fixated on streets-centric authenticity. Being “real” – musically, ethically, biographically – was paramount. From their first release, however, Brooklyn’s Jigmastas proudly defined themselves by nobody’s measure of validity but their own. While others chased the so-called real, DJ Spinna and Kriminul claimed “Beyond Real,” the title of their 1996 independent single on the label of the same name, a debut gem that established their M.O. as purveyors of sonic sophistication and everyman truths.

iTunes: Grassroots – The Prologue – Deluxe Edition – Jigmastas
Vinyl/CD: http://www.bbemusic.com/releases/BBE334ACD/Jigmastas%20-%20Grassroots%20-%20The%20Prologue%20-%20Deluxe%20Edition#.Vd3x9CVVhBd

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