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I really don’t need to say anything. Snagged from 2DBz, Primo‘s tribute to Guru.
Let the music speak for itself.
Rest in Power Guru.
01. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
02. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
03. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
04. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
05. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
06. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
07. Gang Starr – Eulogy
08. Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
09. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
10. Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
11. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
12. Gang Starr – The Planet
13. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
14. Gang Starr – Next Time
15. Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
16. Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
17. Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
18. Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
19. M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
20. D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
21. Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
22. Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
23. Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
24. Gang Starr – Conspiracy
25. Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
26. Gang Starr – Zonin’
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
Joell Ortiz is a beast.
In the past few years New York’s been on a bit of a losing streak in terms of producing new talent with longevity (similar to their Basketball team – and trust me that hurts extra cause I’m a Knicks head), so it’s a blessing for not only the East but for hip-hop that Joell’s come through and styled his way into the ranks. And while he’s shown that he can mash you down regardless of whether he’s solo or with his Slaughterhouse brethren it never hurts to get a little help from another NY legend.
Undoubtedly you’ve been bombarded by a touch too much M.J. news for the past week and I know for some of you, it’s become far too overwhelming.
I can sympathize. I really can.
So, because of that, I kindly ask you to please bare with me as I get this last little bit of M.J. off my chest before I return to being the self-righteous blowhard of a blogger I’ve slowly come to be.
In commemoration of M.J., I’ve compiled the best remixes, tributes and covers that have surfaced this past week, all into one convenient post. These all helped me to smile, appreciate and move on and I hope they provide you these same sentiments.
In no particular order:
Peanut Butter Wolf – Michael Jackson VJ Tribute – Part 1
Stevie Wonder – Michael Jackson Tribute
We’ll be back to the regular next post. But for now, bask one more time in the glory known as Michael Jackson.
Be well world.
If you’re a regular of this blog, then chances are you’re into some raw-@$$-ness.
In previous posts the names of M.O.P. (obviously), as well as the members of the Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9″) have all come up and generally under a positive light.
Well, they’re alllll back again…….and this time…….together.
Having collaborated for the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, here’s some footage of them in studio just finishing the track alongside DJ Premier and Showbiz (of D.I.T.C.) as well as the Freebie. Rawness indeed.
Also, since we’re on the topic of Slaughterhouse. Joell Ortiz, who most of you still know as the guy Dre signed to Aftermath (only to ask for his release shortly after) is preparing to release a documentary about his career thus far. This is the first I’ve really heard or seen anything from it and it looks kinda interesting or it could be the trailer covered it all, either way, here it is.
And finally, as the subject of this post is ‘Pair Up’s, as in dope collabs and what not. I was recently made privy to this info that definitely qualifies under such a topic.
Buzz Aldrin. Yes, the 2nd man on the Moon Buzz Aldrin revealed recently to the New York Times that he in fact just finished collabing with the Doggfather himself, big Snoop Dogg for Will Ferrell‘s www.funnyordie.com. When asked if he actually sang in the video, Buzz replied: “I relate. It’s not singing, it’s rapping.”
Read the full interview HERE.
That’s Monday people.
Often when you get into the debates with your homies over the dopest/most influtential emcees to ever salivate on the steel cage, Rakim Allah the Teflon Don tends to generally come up.
And while I won’t contest that the man is magnificent, his solo joints after his divorce from the First black President, Eric B. were underwhelming to say the least (even though 18th Letter was well received, I still think it’s predominantly phoned-in).
That being said, both 1997’s 18th Letter and 1999’s The Master had some dope joints on’em and well, being ‘No Country For Old Heads’ Thursday, I came across this rare remix of the 18th Letter‘s first single, ‘Guess Who’s Back’ by D.I.T.C. in-house producer, Buckwild (who you also might know from his work with Kool G Rap — Fast Life, Organized Konfusion – Stress, Black Rob — Whoa!).
But before you get that….here’s a link to the original done by one of the most underrated contributors to the genre, Mr, ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’, Mr. ‘Get Money’, Dana Dane’s backbone, Clark Kent. (PLUS one of the most bizarre videos I’ve ever seen. Rakim getting his Salvador Dali on??)
(incorrectly labeled from 1993)
And just for good measure, from The Master, Ra & Primo makin goodness.
That’s Thursday folk.
Keep the looks comin.
Yo, if you missed the last 14 deadly secrets with DJ Premier spilling the beans on some of his classic productions then you a, need to get up on this and b, need to hit the rapnerds more often!
There are two more installments of the 14 Deadly Secrets.
With the RZA And, Eric Sermon the Green Eyed Bandit!
There is some funny shit on there so go get that!
This weekend we do it up in the Dutty South with the big mouth!
Friday Tainan at the Red Wolf and Saturday at the Pig and Whistle in kaoshiung. So, all animals are covered.
I’m just on my way out the door so I won’t really blab too much. I’ll just get right to the goodies.
First up….another BLAZING remix from K-Salaam and Beatnik. This time they absolutely mash the Jackson 5’s ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’. Oooooh….I like this one.
Click Flick for DL
Next…some more New Old demo stuff from Biggie Biggie Biggie off the upcoming Notorious soundtrack. What can I say….he was good at what he did.
And finally, DJ Premier’s top 20 Hip-Hop albums of ’08!
I was actually shocked at some of the cats he listens too. Way more underground than I was expecting. Good lookin out Preme.
1. DJ REVOLUTION–KING OF THE DECKS (Duck Down)
2. EVIDENCE–THE LAYOVER EP (Decon)
3. STATIK SELEKTAH–STICK 2 THE SCRIPT (Showoff/Traffic)
4. SCARFACE–EMERITUS (Rap-A-Lot/Asylum)
5. D.I.T.C. presents THE MOVEMENT (D.I.T.C./Traf fic)
6. JAKE ONE–WHITE VAN MUSIC (RHYMESAYERS)
7. EMC–THE SHOW (M3/ TRAFFIC)
8. P BROTHERS–THE GAS (IMPORT)
9. LIL WAYNE–THE CARTER III (CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL)
10. HELTAH SKELTAH–D.I.R.T.(Da Incredible Rap Duo) (DUCK DOWN)
11. LUDACRIS–THEATER OF THE MIND (DEF JAM/UNIVERSAL)
12. BIG SHUG–OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME (TRAFFIC)
13. TERMANOLOGY–POLITICS AS USUAL (NATURE SOUNDS/EMI)
14. GUILTY SIMPSON–ODE TO THE GHETTO (STONES THROW)
15. Q-TIP–THE RENAISSANCE (MOTOWN/UNIVERSAL)
16. ICE CUBE–RAW FOOTAGE (LENCH MOB/EMI)
17. CRAIG G & MARLEY MARL–OPERATION TAKE BACK HIP HOP (GOOD HANDS)
18. EPMD–WE MEAN BUSINESS (EP RECORDS)
19. 88 KEYS– THE DEATH OF ADAM (DECON)
20. ILL BILL–THE HOUR OF REPRISAL (FAT BEATS)
HONORABLE MENTION—–(NOT IN ORDER)
1. GZA—PRO TOOLS
2. REKS—GRAY HAIRS
3. DEVIN THE DUDE—LANDING GEAR
4. LARGE PROFESSOR—MAIN SOURCE
6. PRODIGY–HNIC 2
7. TRICK TRICK—THE VILLIAN
8. YOUNG MAYLAY—THE REAL COAST GUARD
9. THE GAME—L.A.X.
10. BLACK MILK—TRONIC
11. TORAE—DAILY CONVERSATION
12. VAST AIRE—DEUCES WILD
And finally….an interview clip from Paul Rosenberg‘s Noise Makers series with Primo talking about working with Biggie and Puff.
We’re in Taichung SATURDAY! Be there.