Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nardwuar vs. Snoop Dogg (Interview #2)


Interview number 2 between Snoop Doggy Dogg & The Human Serviette.


Rap Treats #15: Wu-Tang Clan on Tim Westwood (1997)


This is another classic radio interview from Ol Dirty Bastard, RZA and Method Man from back in 1997 when they were on Tim Westwood's show on Radio 1 Wu-Tang 1. This clip is close to 20 minutes long and nobody raps, but it's pretty funny shit to hear ODB go off like only ODB can.

Tim Westwood Radio 1 Rap Show


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Evolution Of Nike's Air Jordan


This is a little old but super dope for Jordan and sneaker heads. It's a short film about the evolution of the Air Jordan sneaker. Tons of Mars Blackman and Micheal Jordan footage including interviews, behind the scenes stuff, commercials, retirement, making of the shoes, and even Jordan's ill fated baseball era. IT'S GOTTA BE THE SHOES!

Do The Right Thing On Sesame Street


Ernie as Mookie, Bert as Radio Raheem, Oscar The Grouch as Da Mayor, Big Bird as Buggin' Out, Mr. Hooper as Sal, The Count as Mister Senor Love Daddy. This is humorous. Fight The Power.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Rap Treats #14: Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Dope Maneuver EP


200 copies pressed. 200 sold.
Vinyl Addicts debut release of Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth demo tracks.

Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth
(Vinyl Addicts)

A1 "Funky Dope Maneuver"
A2 "No Stoppin'"
A3 "Bust A Move"
B1 "Sexual Healin'"
B2 "Bust A Lil (Nautilus Version)"
B3 "Back To Back (Demo Version)"
B4 "Let The Music Play Freestyle (Bonus)"


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rap Treats #13: Early Jay-Z (1989-1994)


Here are a bunch of old ass Jay-Z songs from 1989-1994. Freestyles, unreleased joints and features. Most of this is from when he used to run with Jaz and Sauce Money, before he got with Dame Dash and did the Roc-A-Fella thing.

Jay-Z

1. Jay-Z -1991 Freestyle At Big Daddy Kane's Birthday Party
2. Jay-Z - Freestyle From 1993
3. Jay-Z - It's That Simple
4. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Living It Up
5. Jaz-O feat. Jay-Z - Originator and Originators 99
6. Original Flavour - Many Styles
7. Rude Boys feat. Jay-Z - My Kind Of Girl
8. Original Flavour feat. Jay-Z - Can I Get It Open?
9. Jaz-O feat. Jay-Z - Hawiian Sophie
10. Jay-Z - What's In A Name
11. Jay-Z - I Can’t Get With That
12. Jay-Z feat. Big Daddy Kane - Show & Prove
13. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime (1st version)


Nardwuar Vs. Rahzel



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Rap Treats #12: Original, Rare and Unreleased 2

Boogie Down Productions (1985)

This is some pre Criminal Minded BDP. Pretty much a don't smoke crack PSA. The sound is very mid 80's and you can tell that they hadn't found that boom bap yet.


Big Daddy Kane feat. Kool G. Rap (1987)

Easily one of my favorite songs of all time. The Kool Genius of Rap goes in on this one and destroys the beat. I heard that G. Rap went off because Kane had a girl in the studio and he wanted to show him up. Kane and G. Rap had a friendly rivalry, they were homies but always wanted to one up each other. This is one of those times.


Simply II Positive MC's aka Organized Konfusion (1989)

This is from the tape that got OK signed to Hollywood Basics, but for some reason it took another two years for them to release any music on the label. This joint was produced by Paul C who was murdered the same year.


Spectrum City aka Public Enemy (1984)
"Check Out The Radio"

This was an actual 12inch release on Vanguard Records. Before they were Public Enemy, Chuck D and the Shocklee brothers were a DJ crew called Spe


2Pac & Snoop

Not sure the year this was recorded but it was def during the Death Row years. I'm feeling Pac's usage of KRS' at the beginning of the song. According to Pac this is all freestyle.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rap Treats #11: Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (Original Version)


This is the first version of the classic Beastie Boys album Licensed To Ill. There are 2 extra songs, although "Scenario" sounds like doo doo which makes me think it was just added on. However, "I'm Down" sounds like it was supposed to be on the album. It also sounds like it was a good idea they cut it from the album originally (the song is cool, but not that cool). Some songs have slightly different lyrics, different ending, or different adlibs. Also, as you can see by the photo, Gene Simmons was the forth member of the Beastie Boys back then.

Beastie Boys

1. Rhymin' & Stealin'
(extra dialogue on end)
2. The New Style
3. She's Crafty
4. I'm Down (Beatles cover)
(unreleased track, deleted at last minute)
5. Posse In Effect
6. Fight For Your Right
7. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
(different lyrics in spots, fade out is longer)
8. Paul Revere
9. Brass Monkey
10. Hold It Now, Hit It
(different ending)
11. Girls
12. Slow And Low
(extra lyrics)
13. Time To Get Ill
14. Fight For Your Right #2
(different lyrics, extra verses, guitars are louder, effects on vocals)
15. The Scenario
(unreleased track, deleted at last minute)


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rap Treats #10: J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid (Unreleased MCA Album)


Another good day. This is the album that Jay Dee did for MCA that never came out. It's called Pay Jay. I remember hearing that he was doing this album but he wasn't going to produce any of it, he was just gonna rap. Looks like that might have been true.

J Dilla

1. Diamonds (prod. Nottz)
2. We F'ed Up feat. Frank-N-Dank (prod. Kanye West)
3. F**K The Police (prod. J Dilla)
4. Remember feat. Bilal (prod. Pete Rock)
5. Fight Club feat. Nottz & Boogieman (prod. Waajeed)
6. Creepin' On You (producer unknown)
7. Trucks (producer unknown)
8. No One Knows (prod. Supa Dave West)
9. Drive Me Wild (prod. ?uestlove & Kareem Riggins)
10. Unknown Track (prod. Bink Dawg)
11. Remember Remix feat. Bilal (producer unknown)