Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rap Treats #78: Main Source - Lost Science EP (Unreleased)

This one has been out for a while but for some reason it slipped past me. These are Main Source records that were recorded for their follow up to the classic Breakin' Atoms that was going to be called Science. The "Bootlegging" record is dope as hell. One album was not enough from these guys (sorry, the Mickey D Main Source doesn't exist to me). This is a rip of a 7" that was released on DWG in 2008.

Main Source

A1. "Bootlegging"
B1. "Raise Up"
B2. "Time"

Rap Treats #77: Nas - Please Listen To My Demo (Originals, Rare, Unreleased and Freestyles)

A while back we put a Nas demo tape up in the Rap Treats section which gave a pretty good look at a pre Illmatic Nas, but this one is much more comprehensive. Freestyles, demo's and never heard before records by an unsigned Nas. This isn't his demo tape, but it is a compilation of his earliest work.


Please Listen To My Demo

1. Intro

2. 17 Years Old Freestylin

3. Freestyle - 1st Time On Stretch & Bob

4. Freestyle - 2nd Time On Stretch & Bob

5. Another Day In The Projects (Demo)

6. I'm A Villain (Demo) *Both Joints Would Become NY Stae of Mind

7. Freestyle - 3rd Time On Stretch & Bob

8. Freestyle - Wake Up Show

9. Memory Lane (Premo's Demo Mix)

10. Represent (Premo's Demo Mix)

11. Nas Will Prevail (Large Professor's "It Ain't Hard To Tell" Demo Mix)

12. Who's World Is This (Rough Draft From DJ Hollywood)

13. Lifes A Bitch (Rough Draft Studio Session)

14. Life Is Like A Dice Game (Demo)

15. True Dialect (Unreleased)

16. Understanding (Demo)

17. Wake Up Show (Promo)

18. 1994 Freestyle In The UK

19. Deja Vu (Demo) *Later to be Used on Verbal Intercourse

20. #1 With A Bullet (Unreleased)

21. On The Real (Original Marley Marl Demo Mix ft Cormega & Khamakazie)

22. Don't Hate Me Now (Unreleased)

23. Life Gone Low (Unreleased)

24. Tales From The Hood (Unreleased)

25. New York (Unreleased Hard 2 Earn Mix)

26. 2nd Coming (Unreleased)

27. Untitled Track (Produced By Premier)

28. High (Unreleased)

29. Nas Will Rock (Unreleased Produced By Pete Rock)

30. Surviving The Times

Monday, May 24, 2010

Demos: U.G.K. - Underground Kings Demo (1990)

This is about as early a recording that I've heard from U.G.K. So early that is doesn't feature Bun B, but rather the first incarnation of U.G.K. which was Pimp C and Mitchell Queen.