February 23, 2015

Monk-One "When We Were Fly" (Mix)


The NBA’s leap from cult item to big time coincided with an incredible period of recorded music. It was a golden age of playing above the rim and of buzzer-beaters. It was also a great time for disco-rap-and-soul music hybrids, and of local hits devoted to hoop dreams and its greatest weavers. This mix is a snapshot – of a time, of a groove, of an evolution, and of a basketball fever – courtesy of Monk-One and our collective memory. When We Were Fly features the beats, sounds and voices of A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie Smalls, Biz Markie, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dominique Wilkins, Dr. J, G-Mann, Jason Kidd, John Starks, Larry Bird, Kurtis Blow, Magic Johnson, Manute Bol, Marv Albert, Patrick Ewing, Redman, Sadat X, Grand Puba & AG, Shaquille O'Neal, Wu All-Stars, so much more and, of course, the enthusiasm of millions. Stream this ambitious mix below.