Jul 9, 2014

LL Cool J

Bigger & Deffer is easily one of the greatest albums hip hop ever produced and one of the albums I'll never forget.

The year was 1987 and I was about to leave elementary school and heading to high school. LL Cool J's second album was circulating among the boys. 

I barely knew he had an album before Bigger & Deffer. I learned that when I saw Krush Groove much later on. Here's a little story that must be told.

It was Christmas time and I was dropped off at a church party one afternoon. Santa arrived at the church giving out toys to the children there. My name was called and I realized that the gift was very much likely a cassette. I opened the wrapping paper to see LL Cool J's Bigger & Deffer in my hands. Up until that moment, I was playing a copy I got from a classmate. I was happy! I got a gift that was a hip hop cassette that I didn't already have or ask for! That was a gift! I remember returning home and telling my mother about the great gift I got.

I still have that cassette of Bigger & Deffer along with a CD copy. I have even used the cassette on my Suite Delight radio show over the last six years. I'm such a sentimental sap that I may keep the cassette long after playing every track on it on my show.

If you don't know about Bigger & Deffer or any Def Jam hip hop from 1985-1995, do yourself a favor and bone up on them. I, like many of my generation, am lucky to have been around to experience the impact and importance of vintage hip hop. An album like Bigger & Deffer will make you understand what we mean about golden era hip hop.

History repeated itself because I filled in for WeFunk just before the 2013 holiday season began in November.

To hear what I did as fill-in host, click play on the Cloudcasts below.

The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 2-3am EST on www.ckut.ca & 90.3 FM.

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The Suite Delight - 2014-05-13 Playlist:

1. Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Remix) feat. Das-Efx
2. Kurious - Baby Bust It
3. De La Soul - Breakadawn
4. Gang Starr - Code of the Streets
5. Souls of Mischief - That's When Ya Lost
6. Del - Mistadobalina (Remix)
7. Snoop Dogg - Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)
8. Keith Murray - Incredible feat. LL Cool J
9. Jay-Z - (Always Be My) Sunshine featuring Babyface & Foxy Brown
10. Queen Latifah - Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here
11. The Roots - Adrenaline
12. Poor Righteous Teachers - Rock Dis Funky Joint
13. Digable Planets ‎– 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
14. Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)

The Suite Delight 2014-02-04 Playlist:

1.       Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz
2.       LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
3.       Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
4.       EPMD - Brothers From Brentwood, Long Island
5.       Anonymous Twist feat. Roc 'C' – Suckas Still Trying To Front
6.       Eternia & MoSS ft. Joell Ortiz - Its Funny
7.       DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem
8.       Big Daddy Kane - Get Down
9.       King Jus & Fresh Kils - Cold World
10.   Ghettosocks - I Invented Everything feat. Jabba the Cutt
11.   Relic - Loud Enuff Ft. Moka Only
12.   Hezekiah - Fired Up ft. Talib Kweli & Bahamadia
13.   Master Ace - Music Man (Mic Master Mix)
14.   Mos Def - Revelations
15.   Cee & Dr. MaD - Another Day ft. Notion & Nox

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