Saturday, April 21, 2012

Demos: Mobb Deep Infamous Demo Tape (1994)

This has been out for a little bit but some how I just stumbled on it. The Infamous is one of those albums that is beyond classic. It took the Rap world by storm in a year that many call the greatest years in Hip-Hop (it's a toss up between '88 and '94 in my mind). The song on this demo tape I've been looking for is "Paddyshop". This is the song that supoosedly got Mobb Deep their deal with Loud Records.

Mobb Deep

1. Keepin’ It Real (Demo)
3. Right Back At You (Demo)
4. Q.U. Hectic (Demo)
5. Shook Ones Pt. 0 (Demo)
6. Temperature’s Rising (Demo)
7. It’s Alright With Me (Demo)
8. Lifestyles Of The Infamous (Demo)
9. Trife Life (Demo)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Classic Material: Public Enemy (In Living Color)

Abother In Living Color edition of Classic Material.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

In Living Color Parodys

Vanilla Ice "White White Baby"
This is hands down In Living Colors most memorable parody.
Jim Carey kills it wit the dance moves and raps... "Alright stop, while I do up my laces."

Snow "Impostor" (Imitation Records)
This one is a close second. Snow is a cool ass dude but they get him good on this one. They even have the dreads beat him down at the end. Another Jim Carey classic

MC Hammer "Can't Touch This" (Bad Records)
Tommy Davidson might be the only dude that can rival Jim Carey on the parody tip.

Michael Jackson "Am I Black Or White?"
Another Tommy Davidson gem. He's got MJ down.
His dance solo at the end steals the show.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hollogram 2Pac at Coachella 2012

Dre & Snoop bring out Tupac at Coachella 2012. This is creepy and super ill at the same time.
I'm speechless really.

NOM Events - Tha Alkaholiks

Monday, April 16, 2012

Demos: Nasty Nas Demo Tape (1991)

There is a set of early Nas recordings floating around called the "Pre-Illmatic Demos" that has most assuming it is Nas' demo tape, but according to MC Search this isn't true. Search claims that there were only 2 songs on the Nas demo that blew him away 20 years ago resulting in him signing Nas to Columbia. Those 2 songs are "Nas Will Prevail" and "I'm A Villain" and both songs are produced by Large Professor. "Nas Will Prevail" is an early version of what would become "It Ain't Hard To Tell". The track still features the MJ "Human Nature" sample, but the majority of the lyrics are different. The other song on Nas' demo tape is "I'm A Villain". The story on the beat is that LP made it for Eric B & Rakim during the making of Don't Sweat The Technique, but Ra didn't show up to the recording session. Large Pro slid the beat to Nas and "I'm A Villian" was the result. This track is the gem of the demo to me only because it's ill to hear Nas on a beat that sounds like 1991 all day. On top of that, Nas had to be 17 or 18 at the time but sounded years beyond his age. Like most demo tapes the sound is average at best, but both these tracks are DJ drop/ID free. Ladies and gentleman, b-boys and b-girls, I give you Nasty Nas' Demo Tape!

Nasty Nas

1. "Nas Will Prevail"
2. "I'm A Villian"