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To coincide with the Rise Of The DEST shows in LA and beyond, we’ve pretty much been taken over by the Overdoz
crew, ransacked, pillaged, bear-hugged and totally DESTed. And as part of this forced occupation the crew have hijacked
our weekly playlist and dusted it with DEST, in the process bringing us an insight into the musical minds of the four man
rap collective, their influences, and just some of their favorite tunes. If they’d have had their way totally the playlist would
be about 327 tunes long and counting. We made them stick to Twelve. The selection is massive and shows that when it
comes to appreciating good music, for Overdoz it’s all love.

01. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Pretty much THE guitar anthem of all guitar anthems. We stand up next to the mountain and chop it down with the edge
of our hands. Heavy riff genius on a mountainous scale.
 
02. Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco – Touch The Sky

Kanye and Lupe raise it up over Curtis Mayfield’s epic ‘Move On Up’, a horn-heavy ray of sunshine in hip-hop form.
 
03. Mausberg – Mushrooms

Hard evidence that DJ Quik’s prodigious protégé was on the road to rap brilliance before his tragic early passing. Don’t trip.
One of Tube’s killer choices.
 
04. Parliament/Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop

Heavy metal funk on this ode to the harsh realities of raising family against impoverished times. An epic example of Parliament/Funkadelic’s visionary funk, with lyrics to match the musical reach. Thanks Sleezy for the reminder of this excellence.
 
05. Ol Dirty Bastard – Raw Hide

The one and only. People talk of originators often, but it is easy to forget how next level ODB was, and that there really was
no father to his style.
 
06. Jay-Z – All I Need

Other tunes may hog the limelight, but for the essence of Jigga’s ‘Blueprint’ you need look no further than Bink’s
stripped back classic. Shut ya bumba, got A-Rod numbers.
 
07. Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson – All Falls Down

Lauryn Hill phrased it, but Kanye West and Syleena Johnson own it. With this statement of consciousness and
anti-materialism,
Mr West announced his arrival as a rapper of true substance.
 
08. Mac Dre feat. Husalah – California Bear

Drizzle. California hot boy making it sizzle. Couldn’t say it better. We miss Mac Dre.
 
09. Andre 3000 – She Lives In My Lap

Andre 3000 gets the most of his inner Prince on in this killer jam, from the seminal Love Below sessions.
 
10. Goapele – Closer (To My Dreams)

Her career may have popped and fizzed in an up and down manner, but when she hits it is big, and none bigger than this
mellow masterpiece. Awesome. Cream slayed us with this selection.
 
11. Tony Toni Tone – All I Ask Of You

We don’t think ‘the three tony’s’ ever came with anything less than excellence, and this joint from the ‘Higher Learning’
soundtrack is a reminder of their quality.
 
12. Bilal feat. Common – Sorrow, Tears And Blood

From Bilal’s criminally unreleased ‘Love For Sale’ set, Common adds his own consciousness flows and Bilal comes with
the vocal magic. Insights on insights. Of course this was one of Kent’s killer jamz.


Good music is the driving force behind everything we do here at Twelve Bar.
 

That’s why we’ve been digging through the Twelve Bar vaults to pull out our favorite tunes for your browsing and
listening pleasure, and keeping our ears to the ground for what is fresh now and in the future. And then we’re putting
them altogether into a delicious musical gumbo and serving you a fresh bowlful of twelve select tracks every week.

 

 

 
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