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Atoms joint of the day

Aesop Rock & Vordul - “Helium” from Atlantis Sessions & The Deadly Art Of All Day Brainstorming produced by T1 for Shelshock

kind of surprised to even see this on youtube actually.  T1 (and his 2 brothers) have been cool with Atoms forever and we worked on a lot of music together

This is another one of those tracks that Vordul just spit off the head.  I wasnt at this session, but ive recorded Vordul so often that I can recognize his written verses vs his freestyles… and this was definitely off the head

quality is pretty shitty… but whatevs


Cannibal Ox - Stress Rap

Taken from the legendary 2001 release ‘The Cold Vein’ a seminal moment in modern rap and one of my all time favourite records. The brilliant ADD-inducing video befits the psychedelic beats of album producer El-P. 

I never saw this fan made video before, pretty hilarious.

About the track.  Little known fact this was the 2nd version of Stress Rap (the only one released) floating around.  Somewhere on cassette I have the original version which I think Vast had a different 2nd verse and Im not even sure if Vordul had a 2nd verse on the original demo.  And the first verses were a different take so the flows sounded a little different.  

When I heard the track the first time I loved it, but was secretly a little upset because I had the sample that El-P used in my “crate of samples Cryptic must use” but he got to it first and probably used it better than I could have.