Music can send you down a trip on memory lane, it’ll make you remember a loved one or a fun time in your life or maybe even that one night with that special someone… you know what i’m talking about. We at 1833 are no different and want to celebrate the past with our weekly segment THROWBACK THURSDAY’S; check below to see what era our contributors are stuck in this week and come back every thursday to find out what songs you forgot you missed.
couldn’t believe tunezboi was able to secure that kanye feature
Man, I read this article on DJBooth yesterday (http://www.djbooth.net/index/news/entry/2015-04-13-u-mad-vic-mensa) talking Vic Mensa’s signing to Roc Nation and about how dude missed the “Old Vic” and Kids These Days.
Damn…….Kids These Days. I hadn’t thought about that band in forever. As soon as I read it, I turned on the Hard Times EP, which 17 year-old Juttin praised as the best music of the time. It’s pretty crazy, what the members of that band have accomplished since then. Greg and Nico (Donnie Trumpet) are now the bolstering force behind Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment (crazy to think Chance was once just the dude who came out for a song or two with KTD) and Macy, Lane, and Liam are in the works of putting out a project with their band Marrow.
Like Lucas G from DJBooth said in his piece, Kids These Days wasn’t mean to be. But what Kids These Days was was the lighthouse light beam that sent peoples attention to Savemoney and the rest of the indie Chicago hip-hop scene that is now flourishing in 2015. So shouts out Vic, shouts out Kids These Days, and shouts out Chicago. This is really only the beginning.
This is as good as it gets. The song takes me back to one of my favorite tours, it was 1998, Noah was 2 and I had front row seats, saw this show in 4 different cities and interviewed Jimmy Page and Robert Plant for MTV. The guitar solo here is heaven & fire, Robert Plant sings like one of the best frontmen in history. Watch this. #HammerOfTheGods
I first heard Josh Martinez because some skater used the song Nightmare by him for their part in a skate video. Looking back at it the music I heard in skate videos and at the skatepark was the music that I ended up falling in love with later on in life. You could say that skating as a kid shaped me as a person overall and moreover my music tastes specifically. I believe this song came out in 2005 on the album Buck Up Princess on the tail end of what some say is the “backpack hip hop” golden era. This came out post-Def Jux and post-Rhymesayers’ prime, but Josh was affiliated with the underground hip hop group Anticon and represented that same sound and overall concept. Ten years later, I still dig into the archives and listen to Josh Martinez tracks. This particular song has come to mean a lot more to me since I heard it as a kid because the lyrics and content seem a lot more real than they did ten years ago.
When “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” dropped it was the heyday for high school stoner anthems and Summer nights. Kid Cudi gave us a certain kind of emotion and storytelling that brought you into the world and mind of the relatively new hip-hop artist. With writing credits on Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” and later becoming West’s protege, Cudi showed us he had a passion and the ability to mold it into something worth looking at. Now before you say anything else let me say this: so what if he went on to release some mediocre records afterwards. MOTM will always be there to get us feeling some type of way.
Shoutout Grandma, love you. Shout out Kronos. Shout out 1833. Shout out my friends and family. “Now all I know, I know all these things”