Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DITCD = Diggin' In The Compact Discs

It's been a hectic, couple of weeks but today I was given a window of opportunity to just kick back and zone out.  So I decided to take this time to run through albums and sound trip.  It's when I get to revisit my treasured collection that I'm able to get juiced to move forward in music.

It's been a good 2 to 3 hours now and I am nowhere near done sorting stuff out, but I thought I'd give you all an idea of what I've been keeping for years (and been attempting to update).  Take note that this is all out of my personal collection (it'd take me a whole other day to sort through Hubby's) and that this is just a portion of it too (strictly international, I'll do local albums next).  During our big move 2 years ago, all my things went into boxes and my formerly immaculate music set, went into scattered archives.  And admittedly, some albums have gotten lost (or jacked! Hmpf) over time so what I am missing from my favorite artists are only in digital form now. Sigh.

Anyway, here's a partial look at what I have arranged (for better photos, peep this link:

The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!, The Roots - Illadelph Halflife, The Roots - Things Fall Apart, The Roots - Phrenology

The Roots - Game Theory, Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought, Talib Kweli - Quality, Talib Kweli - The Beautiful Struggle

A Tribe Called Quest - Hits, Rarities, & Remixes, Soundbombing III, Dilated People's 20/20, Dilated People's Neighborhood Watch

Black Eyed Peas - Bridging The Gap, Lyricist Lounge 2, Little Brother - The Minstrel Show, "Hiphop" 4ever 

Jay-Z - The Black Album, Jay-Z - Vol. 3...Life & Times of S. Carter (my fave Jay-Z albums in mp3 only now),  Black Moon - Diggin' in dah Vaults, Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

Gangstarr - Moment of Truth (other albums in digi only), Okayplayer True Notes Vol. 1, Slum Village - Trinity (Past, Present & Future), Rakim - The Master

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys - Diary of Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys Unplugged, Jill Scott - Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1

Tupac Amaru Shakur - The Rose That Grew From Concrete, 2Pac + Outlaws, 2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now, 2Pac - All Eyes on Me (Disc 1 only. Disc 2 was jacked. Boo.)

Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun, Erykah Badu Unplugged, Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground, Jaguar Wright - Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul

Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage, Raphael Saadiq Live at The House of Blues, Sade - The Best of Sade, Dr. Dre - The Chronicle (I had to resort to a lot of "Best of..." albums to make up for individual albums lost)

Sunset Park, Set it Off, Brown Sugar, Bulworth (I have tons more sick, sick soundtracks)

8 Mile, Common - Electric Circus (actually one of my least fave of his albums, but the rest are just mp3s now), Amel Larrieux - Bravebird, Pitch Black - Pitch Black Law

Fugees - The Score (Someone jacked my Miseducation album. Ouch. Digi form only now), Stevie Wonder - Conception, The Very Best of The Stylistics, Nothin' but a Funk Thang (16 original gangster classics)

The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death Disc 2 (I think Disc 1 is with Hubby. Otherwise, kind of ironic that I have only Disc 1 of Pac and only Disc 2 of Biggie), D'Angelo - Voodoo, D'Angelo Brown Sugar, Tony Touch - The Piecemaker 2

Pharoah Monch - The Light (singles disc), Davina - Best of Both Worlds, MTV Jams, MTV's Hip hopera: Carmen

The Best of Brand Nubian, Method Man - Methodical, Erick Sermon - React, Love & Basketball OST

Aaliyah - I Care 4 U (I actually still have all her individual albums too), Mary J. Blige - Love & Life, Mary J. Blige - Share my World, MJB - The Breakthrough (What's the 411 in mp3 only now) 

The Best Man OST, Emanon - Anon & On, Unspoken Heard (Asheru & Blu Black), The Strange Fruit Project - Soul Travelin'
Oy. Must find album covers.

Hoodlum OST, Angie Stone - Mahogony, Arrested Development - Everyday People, Arrested Development Unplugged

12345...hours later.  Wow. And so begins the OCD mission to have all albums in perfect arrangement, because some case logic pages will have to make room for artists' other albums and I cannot rest with the CDs that are coverless. Also, I am doing this while simultaneously listening to albums and blogging about all of this so can anyone say "ADD"? OCD + ADD = AGGH. Considering I've bitten off a lot to chew (not more than, no worries), I will definitely have to pull that "to be continued" on you guys for now. Stay tuned for more DITCD and I hope my efforts inspired you to revisit your collections or perhaps add forgotten albums to your own.  Peace!

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