as if 2014’s stellar collaboration between Madlib and Freddie Gibbs needed any extra push, we were blessed with this single just a month after the album’s release. Featuring new lyrics from Gibbs and outstanding performances from Joey and Action, one might think Ransom’s (who? lol jk. check his song “1996”, likely to have its own post here eventually) relatively deep position on the track would be a weak point, but the dude comes theu and wrecks just like everyone else. in fact, i know this is blasphemous, but the quality of every verse on this remix actually makes madlib’s beat seem rather mild and unexciting, although anything else most certainly could’ve been a distraction from the rapping corps.
artist: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
song: Knicks Remix Feat. Action Bronson, Ransom, & Joey Bada$$
album: Knicks Remix 12” Single
classic sample flip by apollo that still sounds fresh, even after being looped in basically the same way for the 2001 Dudley Perkins track “Falling” from the Stones Throw 10 Year Anniversary compilation. OC could’ve dropped this shit on his 1997 opus Jewelz and no one would’ve been the wiser. love you O!
artist: Apollo Brown & OC
song: Prove Me Wrong
kinda hate smokey as a person, kinda still gonna rock my positive squad tee. best entry tape considering he has a pretty expansive discography. smooth, syrup-scented slickness. and how about that DOUBLE #TorontoRaptors logo flip on the cover! #steez
artist: DJ Smokey
album: Codeine Demonz
if you like the general audio aesthetic of trap music but desire something a bit more playful, SMT is gonna be right in your wheelhouse. here’s a highlight from just one of his several tape releases. can you say lil ugly mane????!? artist: Spark Master Tape
song: Never Gave a Fukk
album: Syrup Splash
released leading up to El Michels Affair’s wutang covers album Enter the 37 Chambers, The PJs ... From Afar featured a sampling of different live instrumental breaks, trance-like symphonics at times with some interesting interludes. this track is far and away the centerpiece of everything wu-related fo EMA. and not even because they were releasing bad projects, this song is just precious. live instrumental cover of PJs by Pete Rock Featuring Rae and Masta Killa,c which also happened to be the strongest track of that project. the somewhat unorthodox bass line is deftly matches, and the way the strings build slowly deep in the mix is nice. of course the chef rips it, despite the verses not changing much his re-recording is very vibrant, moreso than on the original track. his highly anticipated (it was announced in like 1998) Only Built For Cuban Linx... Pt. 2
would finally release the following year, so one might say the slew of projects he had particularly in 2007 alone may have helped prep him for release
artist: El Michels Affair
song: The PJ’s w/ Raekwon
album: The PJs ... From Afar
this is how it feels to be the main character from GTA after just smoking some sherm. standout track and great use of the female scream bar accents.
song: Fake Nigggga
album: Flexican Mayor
the single illest thraxxhouse track and one of the most overlooked crew cuts in the past 10-15 years. an early indicator of transition from thraxxhouse > goth boi clique. everyone shines in their own way (Baby’s verse is fucking insane) and production is classic thraxx / early GBC. Baby Tear$ if you see this dm me 🖤
artist: Baby Tear$
song: GOTH HOU$E CLIQUE (FEAT. COLD HART, NEDARB NAGROM, & WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL) [PROD. PRADA BWAH]
album: THE MAGIC LICK
super early a$ap mob shit. whatcha know bout ant x soulja boy??? how is dj nick not talked about more?
artist: DJ Nick
song: Face Tat (Feat. A$AP Ant, Soulja Boy)
album: The Big Payback Vol. 2
when heads were HEAVY into that triple 6 shit... og klan shit too. real hard but better make sure your system has a bottom... artist: 2.7.5 RAIDER KLAN Mufflucid
song: KLVN BUCK ft. Dirty Redd x GrandMilly x JGrxxn
album: Blackland Bakery 2
a prime example of not needing a single percussion hit to make a banger. lyrical home run derby.
artist: Action Bronson & Party Supplies
song: Pouches Of Tuna ft. Roc Marciano
album: Blue Chips
related to .CULT, Faces was a frequent yawns collaborator such as here. beautiful sample. i had contacted yawns a while back asking about the samples origin but he couldn’t trace it... artist: FACES
understated production gives way to an onslaught of money counters and shrieks of horror, all nicely nestled atop a slowly building thugs-prayer organ line. purpp fucks up his wrist but overall lays back in the cut. rare tags, but is so on the whole tape. the album title has emojis in it for fucks sake...#DJJBFLYBOI
song: Can’t Hear A Sound [Prod. yung trel]
album: smokepurpp BANGERZ💨🚀
Visited #hiphopconference at first Japanese #RapMuseum exhibition 🎤💥🎶⚡️🎧
Very interesting forum: 'art' of rap like structure, flow, lyric; dj show case; displaying of collections; live performances.
Hip Hop戦隊 B-ボイジャーというDJとブレイクダンスのグループをご存知だろうか？市原湖畔美術館の『ラップミュージアム展』の開催記念イベント『湖畔のヒップホップ最高会議』で彼らのライブを体感した。彼らのモットーは『友情、努力、勝利』であり、途方に暮れるくらいにカッコいいのだ。イカ臭い親分のダンスは圧巻なのだが、子供達にサグサグ団というショッカー役をさせ、だいの大人達がヒーロー役を真剣にやっているところも、又、たまらなくイイ！日本のラップが改めて好きになった瞬間。素晴らしいライブパフォーマンスをみんなどうもありがとう❤️
Have you ever heard the group of DJ and break dancers called, “Hip Hop dance trooper, BBoyger”? I’ve just experienced their live performance for the commemorative event, called, "Lakeside Hip Hop Summit” at Rap Museum exhibition of Ichihara Lakeside Museum. Their motto is “Friendship, Endeavor, and Victory”, and they are bewildering as much as super bad. Despite the fact of fishy smell of boss character was played by an adult dancer whose dance was sophisticate, they made children dancers to play a role of villains called, "Thug thug Group", and they as adults were seriously acting the heroes that I can’t help myself, but love them! This is the moment that they made me love Japanese Hip Hop all over again. Thank you guys for the wonderful performance❤️
Hip Hop戦隊 B-ボイジャーというDJとブレイクダンスのグループをご存知だろうか？市原湖畔美術館の『ラップミュージアム展』の開催記念イベント『湖畔のヒップホップ最高会議』で彼らのライブを体感した。彼らのモットーは『友情、努力、勝利』であり、途方に暮れるくらいにカッコいいのだ。子供達にサグサグ団というショッカー役をさせ、だいの大人達がヒーロー役を真剣にやっているところも、又、たまらなくイイ！日本のラップが改めて好きになった瞬間。素晴らしいライブパフォーマンスをみんなどうもありがとう❤️
Have you ever heard the group of DJ and break dancers called, “Hip Hop dance trooper, BBoyger”? I’ve just experienced their live performance for the commemorative event, called, "Lakeside Hip Hop Summit” at "Rap Museum" exhibition of Ichihara Lakeside Museum. Their motto is “Friendship, Endeavor, and Victory”, and they are bewildering as much as super bad. They made children dancers to play a role of villains called, "Thug thug group", and they as adults were seriously acting the heroes that I can’t help myself, but love them! This is the moment that they made me love Japanese hip hop all over again. Thank you guys for the wonderful performance❤️