Morpheus Soul’s Most Played & Praised 2014

Greetings & salutations.

As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare for a new year, a new chapter. I need to pay homage to my most played future classics over the past twelve months. You know, the one’s that have the nod factor, the toe tappers, the made me stand up and listen, pull it up selector, rewind and come again selections…the one’s that left me with pocket lint but were worth every penny, the vinyl releases, CD’s, mp3s and cassettes!!!

But firstly, I’d like to say thank you to every single artist and musician for another fantastic year of musicianship of the highest order, if you listen to the right shows, that is. So many incredible long players to choose from, D’Angelo surprised us all, Incognito continue to release top quality music and The Brand New Heavies make a welcome return. Hip-hopreleases have been incredible this year with collaborations from DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ [PHryme] and Skyzoo & Torae, also rap legends / icons turned up the heat once again with all new long players from Diamond D, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Pharoahe Monch,Dilated Peoples, The Roots and Souls Of Mischief

I’d also like to say a massive thank you to each and everyone that has supported AMorpheus Soul pod-cast, everybody that has listened, appreciated, shared, liked and commented. I know that there has been nothing new from me since June but I am working on it folks. I’m still reissuing classic mixes, still looking for a radio station to bring back ‘The Morpheus Soul Show‘ and I still only DJ at parties, bars & clubs with vinyl records. In 2014 vinyl has made an incredible comeback, and where record stores were disappearing a few years back, I am now elated to say that I have four shops within walking distance of my home. A prediction for 2015 will be the return of the cassette tape as there has been a number of dope releases over the past months. Shouts to all my fb, twitter and instagram family until next year…The beat still goes on…

So here it is good people, DJ Johnny Rebels most played and favourite hip-hop & soul / jazz albums, producers & groups, EP’s & mix-tapes, from January ‘14 to date. Also included are my Top Ten 7″ Vinyl releases of 2014. Big Up!!!

All winners here and in no particular order:


Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Soul / Jazz Albums 2014 {Solo}


Fatima Yellow Memories [Eglo]

José James While You Were Sleeping [Blue Note]

Jesse Boykins III Love Apparatus [Empire US]

Mark De Clive-Lowe Church [Mashibeats/ Ropeadope US]

Blu James Blu James [Ten50 Records]

Slakah the Beatchild Soul Movement Vol. 2 [BBE]

Colonel Red Redlight [colonelred.bandcamp]

Eric Roberson The Box [Blue Erro Soul]

Goapele Strong As Glass

Algebra Blessett Recovery [BBE]

Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Soul / Jazz Albums 2014 {Groups}


D’Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah [RCA US]

Incognito Amplified Soul [Ear Music]

The Brand New Heavies Sweet Freaks [Ear Music]

Moonchild Please Rewind [thisismoonchild.bandcamp]


Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Soul / Jazz EP’s 2014

Diggs Duke The Upper Hand & Other Grand Illusions [Brownswood UK]

Eric Lau & Tawiah Love Call EP [northernshore.bandcamp]

Dego / Kaidi Dego & Kaidi EP [Eglo]
Ego Ella May Breathing Underwater

Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Hip-Hop Albums 2014 {Solo}


Homeboy Sandman Hallways [Stones Throw US]

Kev BROWN presents Hassaan Mackey That Grit [Ill Adrenaline US]

Diamond D The Diam Piece [Dymond Mine Records]

J Live Around The Sun [Mortier]

Roc Marciano Marci Beaucoup [Man Bites Dog US]

Mr. Brady Timing Is Everything [urbnet.bandcamp]

Blu Good To Be Home [Nature Sounds US]

I Am Many Obese [iammany.bandcamp]

Rapsody Beauty and the Beast [Jamla Records / Culture Over Everything]

Oddisee Tangible Dream [Mello Music Group US]

Shabaam Sahdeeq Keepers Of The Lost Art [Below System]

Co$$ I Used To Lust H.E.R.

Essa The Misadventures Of A Middle Man [First Word Records]

Black Milk If There’s A Hell Below [Computer Ugly US]

Pharoahe Monch PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [War Media US]

Funky DL Nights In Nippon: Jazzstrumentals [Washington Classics]

L’Orange The Orchid Days [Mello Music Group US]

Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Hip-Hop Albums 2014 {Groups}


The 1978ERS People Of Today [Mello Music Group US]

Adrian YOUNGE presents Souls Of Mischief There Is Only Now [Linear Labs US]

People Under The Stairs 12 Step Program [Piecelock 70]

The Grouch & Eligh The Tortoise and the Crow [The Grouch & Eligh Music]

Divine ScienZe Divine ScienZe 2: The Wake Up Album [kingidivine.bandcamp]

The Roots …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin [Def Jam]

Dilated Peoples Directors Of Photography [Rhymesayers US]

EMC The Turning Point [Penalty Entertainment]

Diamond District March On Washington /  March On Washington Redux

[Mello Music Group US]

Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Hip-Hop Albums 2014 {Collaborations}


John Robinson & PVD Modern Vintage [Brick US]

PHryme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″) phryme [Phryme]

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Piñata [Stones Throw]

Skyzoo & Torae Barrel Brothers [Internal Affairs]

NehruvianDOOM Nehruviandoom [Lex]

Von Pea & The Other Guys To You [Hippnott]

Ray West & John Robinson Sample & Percussion [Red Apples US]

Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence) Lord Steppington [Rhymesayers US]

Blu & Nottz Gods In The Spirit [Coalmine US]

Morpheus Soul’s Most Played Hip-Hop EP’s


Ali Shaheed Muhammad / Souls Of Mischief There Is Only Now Remixes EP

[Linear Labs US]

MindsOne & Kev Brown Pillars [kevbrown.bandcamp]

Homeboy Sandman White Sands EP [Stones Throw]

DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin’ Dollas) 3 & Out EP [dtmd.bandcamp]

Ty Kick Snare And An Idea Part 3 [Tru Thoughts]
Skyzoo Tomorrow Morning EP

Morpheus Soul’s
2014 {Production Big Ups!!!}

2 mix-tapes on constant repeat in 2014

De La Soul & J Dilla Smell The DA.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) [wearedelasoul]
9th Wonder
presents: Jamla is the Squad [Jamla Records]

Top Ten “Must Have” Seven Inch Vinyl Releases of 2014

Extra Medium Onward ‘Til Morning [RBMB]
Paul Johnson
Better Than This (Dego & Kaidi 2000 Black mix) [Expansion]
Fat Nice
Peace Unity Love & Havin Fun [Record Breakin US]
The Middle Man (Tall Black Guy Remix) [First Word]
Planned Attack [Stones Throw US]
Tall Black Guy
vs James Brown Pay Me Back My Money (Back Slap Up re-edit)
[Bstrd Boots US]
Kenautis Smith
& Black Spade Look Around [All Natural US]
Big Noyd
, Large Professor & Kool G Rap Naturally Born [Coalmine US]
Osaka Monaurail Hung Up [Unique Germany]
Big Pimp Jones Rigor Mortis [RBMB]

Enjoy, feel free to leave a comment, share with somebody you love, share with somebody you hate and A Happy New Year to one & all.

Peace & Love

DJ Johnny Rebel

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