Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Records: Dead Prez - "Hip-Hop" 12"

Uh, who shot Biggie Smalls?
If we dont get them, they gonna get us all,
Im down for runnin up on them crackers in they city hall,
We ride for yall, all my dogs stay real,
Ni**a dont think these record deals gonna feed your seeds
And pay your bills because they not,
Mcs get a little bit of love and think they hot,
Talkin bout how much money they got, all yall records sound the same
I sick of that fake thug, r&b, rap scenario all day on the radio,
Same scenes in the video,
monotonous material,
yall dont here me though! - Stic.Man

Dead Prez
(Loud Records)

A1 "Hip-Hop" (Real Version)
A2 "Hip-Hop" (Instrumental)
B1 "Hip-Hop" (Censored Version)
B2 "Hip-Hop" (Acapella)

Produced by Dead Prez

Classic Material: Biggie Performing "Warning" (1995)

This has been floating around for the past couple of day but I just checked it out now. It's a pretty dope look at what a Biggie show was like at the height of his reign. It's not professionally filmed at all (in fact it may be the worst attempt at filming your homie show ever) but you still get a good vibe of Bad Boy circa 1995.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Records: MC Breed - "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'" & "Gotta Get Mine" 12"s

MC Breed passed away yesterday (Nov. 22nd) at the age of 36. Breed had been on life support due to kidney failure, but had recently recovered well enough to be taken off. There has yet to be an official cause of death given. Breed will be best known for his two monster singles "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'" and "Gotta Get Mine" featuring 2Pac. I throw the word "classic" around often, but "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'" (check the video below) is about as classic as it gets. That song alone put MC Breed and Detroit (actually Flint, Michigan to be exact) on the map at a time when it was really only about New York and L.A. It only seems right to lace you with both 12"s, and if you don't have it HERE is his debut album MC Breed & The DFC.

MC Breed & The DFC
(S.D.E.G. Records)

A1 "Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin'"
B1 "Just Kickin' It"

MC Breed & The DFC
(Wrap Records)

A1 "Gotta Get Mine" (Radio/Video Remix)
B1 "Gotta Get Mine" (Album Version)
B2 "Watch Your Own Back"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rap Treats #52: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Live @ Union Square (Full 20 Minute Show)

This is the somewhat rare full length performance of "Live from Union Square" from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's classic album He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper. The full length version sounds kinds doo doo but is still entertaining and features Fresh Prince's "Buddy", Ready Rock Cee, his ill beatboxing partner.

Live from Union Square - November 1986

Live from Union Square - November 1986

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rap Treats #51: Method Man "All I Need" (Original)

Wu-Tang on the Rap Treat tip. This is the original version of Meth's "All I Need" complete with a couple of chicks talking about what they will do to a dude and for a dude to get that money. Unintentionally funny shit. WU-TANG!

Method Man

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Records: Leaders Of The New School - A Future Without A Past 12"s

Leaders Of The New School lived up to their name in '91 with their energetic raps and live show. Their shit was just fun (when was the last time you could say that about a Hip-Hop artist?). A Future Without A Past is one of those albums that everybody had at the time and every 12" off the album is straight classic. If your not up on Leaders Of The New School then grab the 12"s, turn the volume to 10, and get to east coast stompin!

Leaders Of The New School
(Elektra Records)

A1 "Case Of The P.T.A." (LP Version)
A2 "Case Of The P.T.A." (Instrumental)
B1 "Teachers Don't Teach Us Nonsense" (LP Version)
B2 "Teachers Don't Teach Us Nonsense" (Instrumental)

Produced by L.O.N.S.

Leaders Of The New School
(Elektra Records)

A1 "Sobb Story" (LP Version)
A2 "Sobb Story" (Remix)
A3 "Sobb Story" (Instrumental)
B1 "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!" (LP Version)
B2 "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!" (Instrumental)
B3 "Case Of The P.T.A." (Remix)

Produced By L.O.N.S.

Leaders Of The New School
(Elektra Records)

A1 "The International Zone Coaster" (Re-Remix Edit)
A2 "The International Zone Coaster" (Remix)
A3 "The International Zone Coaster"
(Ultra Shandilere Tango-Trixx Mix)
B1 "Too Much On My Mind"
B2 "The International Zone Coaster" (Zone Flight Z9ZU Mix)
B3 "The International Zone Coaster" (Radio Edit)

Produced By L.O.N.S.
Remixed By Stimulated Dummies
B1 Produced By The Vibe Chemist Backspin

Tuesday, November 11, 2008