1. AUDIO: DJ Lean Rock – “Themes of the Rough and Rugged (The Boom Bap Vol. 2).”

    Boston’s Lean Rock is renowned for the depth of his break-beat crates, regularly spinning b-boy events in area and country codes we’ve never even heard of. Here, however, the Floorlords crew’s music maestro devotes his turntable skills to a super-tight 22 minute mix of classic (and classic-sounding) hip-hop records spanning both the “golden era” (e.g. Kane, G Rap, Rakim et al) and more contemporary times (e.g. Black Milk, Rasheed Chappell). Caution: listening may result in spontaneous and involuntary windmilling. Listen below.

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