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HHHTis the Season,
I don’t know what’s gotten into the internet this past week, whether it be holiday cheer, a little too much Captain Morgan‘s in its Nog, or if it’s just plain ol’ coincidence (even though long time Indy Pop Champion Spookey Ruben once said, “It’s no coincidence fun rhymes with sun.” and that makes all the sense in the world to me.) but damn! Good lookin’ homie.
Today I bring you treats from people who’ve all been frequenting this blog quite a bit this year, and as such, I don’t really have all that much more to ramble on about other than givin’ you the straight up goods. So, without further ado…
24 HOUR KARATE SCHOOL
One of my Top 6 all-time musical heroes (if you read this blog enough you can at least pick out 3 others)…
…Pretty Flaco gets his collab on with mr. Luchini himself, Ski-Beatz (who was featured in the first ‘Give the Drummer Some‘) as well as another Camp Lo alumni, one half of Freebass808, Apple Juice Kid in a track that makes my face nothing but teeth. Check the homage Mos pays at the end, priceless.
MOS DEF + SEMTEX – Part 3.
This guy’s as necessary to X-Mas as he is to Hip-Hop.
Ever since 1996’s ‘Santa Claus goes straight to the Ghetto’ it just doesn’t feel right to not have some new Snoop during the holiday season. Well, thankfully, with his new album still doing the rounds, OS was kind of enough to throw this up for us lowly scavenger blogs. An iTunes exclusive, I give you some brand new Snoop bump.
WE GON GO!
And last but not least, after a disappointing showing and way too much Akon involvement on his last record, home town hero Kardinal Offishall is back with a banger givin his holiday thanks to all those before him.
Apparently he’s still riding with ‘Kon but hopefully his involvement will be strictly business from here on in. Hey, I can wish can’t I?
Bundle up folk. It’s gettin low.
HHHTrick or treaters.
My diggity’s have absolutely nothing to do with DAS EFX and more to do with Complex Mag’s Soundboard. They did it again! Hours of fun.
Just came across this new Video for Kardinal’s track ‘Clear’. Shot on location in Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore • sadly no Taipei-tears)
I’m about to get all shamelessly Canuck on y’all and plug a hometown hero. Those from Canada and particularly those from Toronto, are probably very familiar with this man, Kardinal Offishall aka Kardi Kardi aka Mr. Celebrity Face.
Kardi recently got signed to Konvict Music, which is Akon’s label, and has released his 4th LP as the newest member of the Konvict fam. This release isn’t supposedly ‘new’, its a couple months old but if you havent heard it then its new to your ears, which is all that matters really.
Anyways, his new album is called ‘Not 4 Sale’, he’s got a bunch of featured guests on like Akon, Rihanna, Clipse, Sean Paul, J*Davey and Glenn Lewis
If you haven’t seen the video for the first single ‘Dangerous’ yet. Here it is. They’re even playing this one in Taiwanese nightclubs. Bonafide hit.
Also he just released the video for the 2nd single ‘Numba 1’ featuring Keri Hilson, who is signed to Timberland’s label Mosley Music Group. Rihanna was singing the hook for this on the album, but I guess she wasn’t hot enough to make the video or some shit like that…
Here are a couple tracks to rock in your portable player
Burnt feat. Lindo P <—Don’t ride your scooter and listen to this one, you may start hopping around while seriously exceeding the speed limit.
So, during my search yesterday for six 6-artist posse cuts, I realized one thing…there are A LOT more 5-emcee posse cuts then there are six (the majority of which include Busta Rhymes). I also realized that the West Coast generally don’t do posse cuts unless it includes EVERYONE from the west.
Anyways…since yesterday was so much fun, I thought I’d do it again.
Five Classic 5-Man Posse Cuts (in no particular order — and I’ve done my best not to include Busta in all of’em):
1. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
Predictable? Yes…but I had to. A Tribe Called Quest…Leaders of the New School…you know the rest.
2. Dungeon Family – Trans DF Express
One of the most ridiculous collections of talent the world has ever seen. Somehow Outkast, Goodie Mob, Witchdoctor, Cool Breeze, Slimm Calhoun, Bubba Sparxx, Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, Mr. DJ and affiliates sold WOOD with their only group album, ‘Even in Darkness’. The weird thing is, I have yet to meet anyone who didn’t love this album. And with cuts like Six Minutes, Follow the Light, Crooked Booty and especially since it came hot off the heels of Stankonia’s destruction, I can’t figure out why this didn’t get a bigger push. Check out EVERYONE molest this track……..grab your ticket….
3. Kardinal Offishall Feat. IRS & Jully Black – Ol’ Time Killin’
After 3 years of being on Canadian college radio, it’s programmed in my blood to include Cancon (Governement regulated Canadian Content). And well, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes it was a struggle to find Canadian tunes that were air worthy, this one here will tear down any club in Toronto for good reason. Directed by Brampton-native and Hype Williams protege, Lil X….this is that stuff….
4. Master P feat. Fiend, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X & Mystikal – Make’em Say Ungh
This song belongs in the dictionary as the third definition for Contemporary Southern American Urban Music. Just try NOT punching someone in the face while you listen to this…I couldn’t do it. Sorry Charles.
5. B-Real, Coolio, Method Man, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes – Hit’em High
There were so many options for this last spot, but I picked this song strictly for nostalgic reasons (plus Flava In Ya Ear is still played regularly on MTV).
I love this song.
The Luniz Feat. Dru Down, Shock G, Spice 1, E-40, Richie Rich & Cap’n Sav’em – I Got 5 On It (Remix)
Not a 5 man posse cut but a classic nonetheless, plus it’s the title of this post and the only way I could get the West properly represented.
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In 6 days…the name sake of this blog returns. **GUNFINGER IN THE AIR!!! PULL IT!!! PULL IT!!!**
And to commemorate, I thought I’d post 6 classic (and not-so classic) Posse Cuts all featuring 6 artists.
In no particular order…
1. De La Soul Feat. Q-Tip, the Jungle Brothers & Monie Love – Buddy Remix
Yes, I know, Queen Latifah sings backup on it, but it’s only for 4 bars, so it doesn’t deserve a principal credit. Also, Phife was on the original remix, but if I’m not mistaken, was taken out of the video because his verse was too explicit. Anyways…possibly the first posse cut ever where everyone in the video actually seem like friends.
2. Rascalz Feat. Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Thrust & Checkmate – Northern Touch
If you’re a Canadian, you know how much this track meant to Canadian morale. The biggest thing since Maestro’s (f.k.a. Maestro Fresh Wes) – Let Your Backbone Slide. The Rascalz before they started sucking, Choclair when he didn’t suck as much and Kardinal before he was a Konvict…
3. Three 6 Mafia Feat. Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG – Stay Fly
The last Three 6 Mafia single with Crunchy Black still part of the crew. This tune is enormous and did tremendous things for the South’s mainstream reputation of only putting out stripper music. Many people have converted on the strength of this song alone.
4. Wu-Tang Clan (RZA, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface, Cappadonna & Inspectah Deck) – Careful (Click, Click)
In my opinion, one of the Wu’s most highly slept-on tunes/videos. Menacing, grizzly basstones, Philip Glass’esque tinklings, a vomit green wash, great camera work and Dwayne Wayne from a Different World…what more do you want!?! This is pure, unadulterated Wu-Tang.
5. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew
Call them the Wu-Tang of the West. Or call Wu-Tang the Hiero of the East. Either way, although Hiero never achieved the same star-status, much like Wu-Tang, Hiero (Del, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love, Casual) completely changed the way emcees both wrote and delivered. Lyrically beasts, Hiero has, and continue to (see Casual and Del’s latest work) pioneer some of the newest and most exciting cadences in music. If you never knew…now you do.
6. New Edition – Hit Me Off
And last, but certainly not least…Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mikey, Johnny and Ralph. New Edition. Nuff said.