Modern little known musical gems

stevev

Ad Honorem
Apr 2017
2,934
Las Vegas, NV USA
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I'm looking for musical gems that aren't top 40 and never were. They can be of any genre. This early Amy Winehouse song was never released but made it to you tube. It's a blend of light jazz and hip-hop which works IMO.

They can also come from movie soundtracks such as this:

 
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larkin

Ad Honorem
Sep 2009
3,698
#2


I'm looking for musical gems that aren't top 40 and never were. They can be of any genre. This early Amy Winehouse song was never released but made it to you tube. It's a blend of light jazz and hip-hop which works IMO.

They can also come from movie soundtracks such as this:

I really liked the piano piece.
I hate to tell you but, top 40 is history.
I can ask you, where are you getting most of your music nowadays?

There was a time before the late 80's when the entire country was humming the same tune but those days are over too.
 

stevev

Ad Honorem
Apr 2017
2,934
Las Vegas, NV USA
#3
I really liked the piano piece.
I hate to tell you but, top 40 is history.
I can ask you, where are you getting most of your music nowadays?
There was a time before the late 80's when the entire country was humming the same tune but those days are over too
I like your selection. I have to admit I've not heard it. What I'm trying to avoid for this thread are popular songs that most people know. Alternative is fine. I think many good composers are writing soundtracks for film and TV. I really don't care about the source. Good music comes in many flavors. I generally listen to jazz, classical, classic rock, and some contemporary stuff.
 
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Jan 2018
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China (Hong Kong SAR)
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Jan 2018
1,609
China (Hong Kong SAR)
#8
I have to do it, The Universe is telling me to.
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1996:


[Intro]
Ah yeah (It's like this, like this)
This is Eminem, baby, back up in that mother****in' ass
('Til forever, 'til forever)

One time for your mother****in' mind (For MC's, MC's)
We represent the 313, you know what I’m sayin'?
Yo, they don’t know **** about this, for the '96


[Verse 1]
Ayo, my pen and paper cause a chain reaction
To get your brain relaxin', the zany actin' maniac in action

A brainiac in fact, son, you mainly lack attraction
You look insanely wack when just a fraction of my tracks run

My rhymin' skills got you climbin' hills
I travel through your mind and to your spine like siren drills
I'm slimin' grills of roaches, with spray that disinfects
And twistin' necks of rappers 'til their spinal column disconnects

Put this in decks and check the monologue
Turn your system up, twist 'em up
And indulge in the marijuana smog

This is the season for noise pollution contamination
Examination of more car-tunes than animation
My lamination of nar-er-ration, hits a snare and bass
On a track for duck rapper interrogation
When I declare invasion, there ain't no time to be starin' gazin'
I turn the stage into a barren wasteland;
I'm Infinite

[Hook]
You heard of Hell, well, I was sent from it
I went to it, servin' a sentence
For murderin' instruments

Now I'm tryin' to repent from it
But when I hear the beat, I'm tempted
To make another attempt at it;
I'm Infinite

[Verse 2]
Bust it, I let the beat commence
So I can beat the sense in your elite defense

I got some meat to mince
A crew to stomp, and then two feet to rinse

I greet the gents and ladies, I spoil loyal fans
I foil plans and leave fluids leakin' like oil pans

My coiled hands around this microphone are lethal
One thought in my cerebral
Is deeper than a jeep-full of people

MC's are feeble, I came to cause some pandemonium
Battle a band of phony MC's, and stand the lonely one

Imitator, intimidator, stimulator
Simulator of data eliminator

There's never been a greater since the burial of Jesus
**** around and catch all the venereal diseases
My thesis'll smash a stereo to pieces
My a cappella releases classic masterpieces
Through telekinesis, it eases you mentally
Gently, sentimentally, instrumentally

With entity, dementedly meant to be Infinite

[Hook]
You heard of Hell, well, I was sent from it
I went to it, servin' a sentence
For murderin' instruments

Now I'm tryin' to repent from it
But when I hear the beat, I'm tempted
To make another attempt at it;
I'm Infinite

[Verse 3]
Man, I got evidence, I'm never dense
And I've been clever ever since my residence was hesitant
To do some **** that represents the MO

So I'm assumin' all responsibility
‘Cause there's a monster will in me
That always wants to kill MC's

Mic nestler, slammin' like a wrestler
Here to make a mess of a lyric-smugglin' embezzler

No one is specialer, my skill is intergalactical
I get cynical, act a fool
Then I send a crew back to school

I never packed a tool or acted cool, it wasn't practical
I'd rather let a tactical, tactful track tickle your fancy
In fact, I can't see, or can't imagine
A man who ain't a lover of beats or a fan of scratchin'

So this is for my family, the kid who had a cameo
On my last jam, plus the man who never had a plan B

Be all you can be, ‘cause once you make an instant hit
I'm tensed a bit,
and tempted
When I see the sins my friends commit;
I'm Infinite

[Hook]
You heard of Hell, well, I was sent from it
I went to it, servin' a sentence
For murderin' instruments

Now I'm tryin' to repent from it
But when I hear the beat, I'm tempted
To make another attempt at it;
I'm Infinite

[Outro]
'95, '96 ('96)
And on and on and on (and on and on)
 
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