Kind of Like: A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Common
Genres: Neo-soul, Hip-hop
Preview: Listen To My Vibe
For some reason I didn't discover this musical collective from the late 90's/early 2000's until just recently, which is pretty lame of me, since it inclues some of my favorite neo-soul and hip-hop artists, such as: Questlove, Common, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Q-Tip, and Talib Kweli. They have produced numerous albums either whole or partially over the years.
A guy by the name of D.J. Enjay, who deems himself a "hip-hop specialist", mixing R&B, new soul, funk, and soul music, put together a Podcast of their most memorable hits - a continuos track that's about an hour and a half long. It's a pretty chill collection. I challenge anyone to listen to it and keep from bobbing their head along to the infectious rhythms. If you like this mix, or even if you just feel like finding some more good hip-hop, it's worth checking out his website here. He has featured artists from Detroit, as well as a tribute mix to A Tribe Called Quest.