- Strange Fruit Project – Good Times – The Healing
- Soul Khan – For That – Soul Like Khan
- Zion I & The Grouch – Drop It On The 1 – Heroes In The Healing of The Nation
- Beastie Boys – Lee Majors Come Again – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2*
- Focus – Homage to Pete Rock (feat. Kurupt and Big Pooh) – Pay Homage
- Brother Ali – Fresh Air – Us
- Novel – Get You High – Grant Me Serenity
- Elzhi – Half Time – ELmatic
- Hail Mary Mallon – Breakdance Beach – Are You Gonna Eat That?
- Snak The Ripper – Throw It Away – Fear of a Snak Planet
- Zion I & The Grouch – I Used to Be a Vegan – Heros In The Healing of The Nation*
- Shad – Videofact Rapper – La Cassette Mixee
- Hieroglyphics – Powers That Be – Full Circle
The homage to Pete Rock is my favorite this week, the pay homage project by Focus came out a little over a year ago, but I revisit it often. It was supposed to be a tribute album to legendary hiphop producers, but was never finished or released. It’s pretty easy to find all the songs online, and I’m glad I read about it back then because Focus does an incredible job of reconstructing the sounds of producers like Premier, Dr Dre, J Dilla, Pete Rock, and RZA.
The tracks with stars * were online or phone in requests