A Cure For The Ills

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-sigh- Overcast again! With that seemingly incessant drizzle, soggy ol’ Portland had me feeling a little under the weather. That is until I heard Episode 5 of The Cure/The Curator was dropping soon! Homeboy Sandman will once again assume the role of The Curator as he prescribes more phenomenal tunes (The Cure) to those who have been craving something hella good to listen to. Guilty as charged!

The project has been going strong for years, with 4 episodes released so far. The Cure/The Curator is designed to spread the word about great art created by under-heard and under-appreciated artists. While episodes showcase fire jams from familiar names like YC the Cynic, KanYe, and Aesop Rock, it is the cats you haven’t even heard of that’ll blow you away. Sandman also makes sure to throw in some of his own coveted exclusives. All this plus DJ Sosa on the 1s and 2s makes for choice listening. And don’t forget the impressive art accompanying each episode!

Check out the first four installments of The Cure/The Curator below. Playlists and all. Hopefully the good vibes will have you feeling as good as I do. Can’t wait to hear what’s been bumping in Sand’s iPod these last few months. I’ll keep y’all posted posted on Episode 5.

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EPISODE 1

1. Rapsloitiation – John Robinson
2. High Noon – Sarob
3. Black Connect 11 – Camp Lo
4. Bed Stuy – Spec Boogie
5. Poison Clan – Spec Boogie ft. Tanya Morgan
6. Nutty Bars – Your Old Droog
7. D.T.D – Masta Killa ft. Chef Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
8. Thought at Work – The Roots
9. Ellen Degenerates – Tone Tank
10. Need a Knot – Brother Ali
11. Peace Over War – I Am Many
12. Noble Savage – Homeboy Sandman
13. Resolutions 2014 – Isaac Sawyer
14. Built Pyramids – N.O.R.E ft. Large Professor
15. Let Me Watch – Viktor Vaughn
16. Mattered Much – Oddisee
17. HVNLY – YC The Cynic

VOLUME 2

1. Daylight – Aesop Rock
2. Cold Facts – Ka
3. Black Tape Track 21 – Madlib
4. ZZZ Top – Aesop Rock
5. Black Magic – Jonwayne
6. 80’s TV Show – Black Milk
7. Bedouin – Pseudo Slang
8. Underwater – Ghostface Killah
9. So East Coast – Von Pea
10. Reflections – Homeboy Sandman
11. Exclusivo – Kev Brown
12. Krylon – Skyzoo
13. Moon Foot – Willie Evans Jr.
14. Think of Things – Oddisee
15. Pink Matter – Frank Ocean ft. Andre 3000

EPISODE 3

1. The Blind Seer – Cavalier
2. Hassaan Be Rappin’ – Hassaan Mackey and Kev Brown
3. On a Limb – Samiyam ft. Evidence
4. Out of Your Mind – Kanye West
5. Fumes – Aesop Rock
6. Curious – Jonwayne ft. Jeremiah Jae and Zeroh
7. Idle Delilah – Azealia Banks
8. Stay in Line – The Gza
9. Butter King Jewels – Madvillain
10. Monday Monday – Wally Richardson
11. Branson Branson – Redman
12. Chiefs – Cavalier ft. Quelle Chris
13. Toda Genta Revolt – Homeboy Sandman
14. Little Brother – Black Star
15. Grandeur – Sean Born

EPISODE VOLUME 4

1. Dark Comedy Late Show – Open Mike Eagle
2. Bang Bang – Political Animals
3. New Flip – Cavalier
4. Short and Sweet – 2 Hungry Bros & 8thw1
5. Peaceworld (Interlude) – Mic Stewart
6. Ragtop – SeanPlay ft. Judy Jetson
7. Wieners – Grizzly Gato
8. Jungle Music – Finale
9. Hoopdigga – Broder John & Friman
10. Want Something Done – Oddisee
11. Taken – Xero God
12. All Is Well – Moses Rockwell ft. Masai and JB!! aka Dirty Moses
13. Musical Monkey – Spit Gemz
14. Little Drummer Boy – Deacon the Villain (of Cunninlynguists) ft. Homeboy Sandman
15. Get It Together – Beastie Boys ft. Q-Tip
16. Broke and Proud – Rugged N Raw ft. Hasan Salaam
17. G – Black Milk ft. Guilty Simpson
18. Day 70 – Dr. Yen Lo (Ka and Preservation)