Friday, March 30, 2012

Nardwuar vs. Young Jeezy

I don't think Jeezey knew what he was in store for, Funny shit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Classic Material: Death Row's 1995 Source Awards Performance

Death Row's performance from the '95 Source Awards. Snoop, Dre, The Dogg Pound, DJ Quik and the whole crew gets down for a Death Row medley.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nardwuar vs. Machine Gun Kelly

The jury is still out for me on this dude. Not sure if he'll end up on the MC Search/Everlast/Eminem side of things, or the Milkbone side of things.

Classic Material: Stetsasonic Live in England (1989)

Stet live in England back in '88. The Original Hip-Hop Band!

Nardwuar vs. Danny Brown

Records: Audio Two - What More Can I Say 12"s

"Top Billin'" is easily one of my favorite jams of all time (even though there are about 50 songs I say that about) and it's just one of those records that every Hip-Hop head knows word for word. The only other record I can think of that gets crowd participation like the video below is probably "La-Di-Da-Di". Who needs a hype man when you have a record like this in your catalogue? Anyways, after seeing the video it made me go back and listen to my Audio Two records which made me throw this post up - all the Audio Two 12"s from their first album What More Can I Say? (minus "I Don't Care" - if you got it please send!)

Audio Two/The Alliance

Flip-Flop Mini Album

(First Priority)

A1 Audio Two - "I Like Cherries"

A2 Audio Two - "Chillin"

A3 Audio Two - "The Freshest Slowest Jam"

B1 The Alliance - "Where's The Fellas"

B2 The Alliance - "We Got The Beat Part II (Rough, Rough)"

B3 The Alliance - "Why Oh Girl"

Side A produced by Nat Robinson and Kirk Robinson

Side B produced by Eric Cole and Freddie Byrd

Audio Two

"Make It Funky" b/w "Top Billin'" 12"

(First Priority)

A1 "Make It Funky"

B1 "Make It Funky"

B2 "Top Billin'"

Produced by Audio Two and Daddy-O

Audio Two

"Top Billin'" Remixes 12"

(First Priority)

A1 "Top Billin'" (More Bass)

A2 "Top Billin'" (Teddy Ted Mix) (No Half Steppin')

A3 "Top Billin'" (808 Style)

B1 "Top Billin'" (Original)

B2 "Top Billin'" (Acapella)

B3 "The Freshest Slowest Jam"

Produced by Audio Two and Daddy-O

Audio Two

"Hickeys Around My Neck" 12"

(First Priority)

A1 "Hickeys Around My Neck" (LP Version)

A2 "Hickeys Around My Neck" (Soul Shock Mix)

A3 "Hickeys Around My Neck" (Uptown Mix)

B1 "Hickeys Around My Neck" (Audio Two Mix)

B2 "Hickeys Around My Neck" (El Bravador Mix)

B3 "Milk Does The Body Good"

Produced by Audio Two

Audio Two

"Many Styles" 12"

(First Priority)

A1 "Many Styles" (LP Version)

A2 "The Questions" (Remix)

B1 "Many Styles" (Street Dub)

B2 "The Questions" (Audio Two Dub)

Produced by Audio Two

Audio Two

"Top Billin'" (Clark Kent Remix) 12"

(First Priority)

A1 "Top Billin'" (Clark Kent Super Mix)

A2 "Top Billin'" (Clark Kent Super Mix)

B1 "Top Billin'"

Produced by Audio Two and Daddy-O

BONUS Audio Two:

Milk Dee performing "Top Billin'" at the Video Music Box 25th Anniversary bash.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick, Schoolboy Q and Black Hippy are def at the top of my list right now.
Nardwuar catches up with Kendrick at SBSW.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Commercial Rap: LL Cool J's 900 Number


This was how you would hear an album before bootleggers and the internet. Just had to call this number to hear a new song every day leading up to the release day for LL's Walking With A Panther. LL Cool J stay paid.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nardwuar vs. A$AP Rocky

Nardwuar invades SXSW and interviews pretty much every new school rapper who was there This is the 1st instalment. A$AP!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rap Treats #91: Nas - SXSW Illmatic Concert (Full Performance)

Usually this would fall under the Classic Material category, but it may just be the illest Rap Treat on Nation Of Millions. At SXSW this year Nas performed Illmatic in it's entirety complete with DJ's Premier and Pete Rock on the tables and AZ to rock his verse on "Life's A Bitch". Not sure why the powers that be didn't hook up one video with the whole show, but these videos should do the trick. This isn't the show in its entirety, but it is all of Illmatic. Primo and Pete Rock took time out in the middle of the show to battle - Primo beat versus Pete Rock beat! Also, Nas rocked his verse from Main Source's "Live At The BBQ" during his set, as well as a few of his hits ending with "Made You Look" (which I included at the bottom). How do I know all this? Because I was there - geeked as a motherfucker. Easily in my top 5 concerts that I've been too. Watch all these videos asap. Nas rocks well, it ain't hard to tell!

Bonus Illmatic - Here is a 45 Minute set from Funk Flex and Lovebug Starski from The Tunnel that includes the Nas' Illmatic release party (previous Rap Treat).

Funk Flex & Lovebug Starski
Live at The Tunnel/Nas Illmatic Release Party (1994)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jay-Z's SXSW Amex Sync Show (Full Concert)

Here goes the full concert of Hov's Amex Sync Show from SXSW featuring Jay-Z performing your requests.
Part 1 above, party 2 below.