With the long hours we spend here in The Urban Daily offices, we spend a lot of time listening to music, both new and old.

Here’s a sampling of what you may have heard coming from our desks if you happened to come through the office this past week!

JERRY BARROW: Senior Editor

yU’s Before Taxes album just might be the best produced album of the year so far”

Check out this interview with yU and his partner in Diamond District, Slimcat, courtesy of!

BILL JOHNSON: Associate Editor

“I’ve nearly broken my neck several times nodding my head to Onra’s Long Distance album this week.  He’s taken some of my favorite rollerskating jams and flipped the you-know-what out of them. This is a must have for beat fanatics!”

SHAMIKA SANDERS: Freelance blogger

“After watching Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood for the 50th time, I couldn’t get that damn Joe song out my head. While Shawn Wayans’ character was licking hot sauce off Dashiki’s toes, ‘All The Things Your Man Won’t Do‘ was playing in the background. I listened to it at work several times for 3 days straight – Sorry Bill, LOL!”


“I have Wale’s Attention Deficit on repeat on my iPod this week. Just revisiting it makes me realize it’s definitely one of my favorite CDs of 2009.”

What have you been listening to a lot this week?  Let us know in the comments!

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