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As I had assumed (first mistake), with the departure of El CAPitan to the West West Y’ALL and with M.A. Waakaoing island life, it seemed that the HHHT dynasty was ready to settle into bed and retire into seclusion. But like the Clan you know NEVER to Fuck Wit’, we’re back on our B.S. and from the West, to the East to the FAR East, we got you covered.
So to continue with CAP’s lead…we stay heavy.
Never Can Say Goodbye.
You received the leaks MONTHS ago. And yes, you were blown away. And yes, like yourself, I wondered, ‘When the EFF is this ISH comin out?!” Well dammit, it’s arrived and it’s oh so sweet. Featuring remixes of MJ, Marvin and Stevie, Beatnick & K-Salaam have without a shadow of a doubt proved that they are, in fact a problem. For REALS for real.
Click cover for DL.
Couldn’t tell you what’s goin on here, but I can tell you I’m thoroughly intrigued. These 2 working together should definitely generate goodies.
Pharrell & Mr. Oizo are Eric Williams?
GRANDMASTER ROC RAIDA
Finally, on September 19th, the world lost a true innovator, inspiration and phenom to the art of turntablism. Anthony Williams a.k.a. Grandmaster Roc Raida passed away last week due to complications from a surgery he had to undergo after a mixed-martial arts accident.
Without question, not only one of the most influential people in the Turntablist community, but also one of the main reasons I began to pursue music in the first place. I literally wore out my X-Pressions CD in Grade 10 to the point where out of the 20 some cuts, I could only eventually play 5 or 6 cause the rest of the disc was burnt out. In Saskatoon, where I grew up, we had a Skate/Hip-Hop shop called 9Times that used to get bootleg copies of underground Hip-Hop VHS tapes. That’s where I got Tableturns 2. That’s when I first saw the Push It/Goin Back to Cali routines and that’s when I realized that Roc Raida ain’t no joke. And well, that’s also where I got ‘the Adventures of Grandmaster Roc Raida’ and was really shown just how much of an impact he had on the Hip-Hop world.
Below I’ve included clips of the Tableturns 2 routine, one of my favorite clips from ‘the Adventures of…’ where Raida has a friendly battle with D.I.T.C. legend, Lord Finesse, and ‘Raida’s Theme’ from X-Pressions.
One of the best to ever do it.
R.I.P. Roc Raida.
Be well world. Let your peoples know you love’em.
Your Soul. My Soul. He Soul. She Soul. We Soul.
Soul Food Fridays is still going down at PS Underground. I’ve gotten some press in some the English Newspapers. Shouts to Big Shorty and Ann, thanks for the help and support. If you like soul music, or dont know what it is but want to find out, then come down to PS Underground tonight, or any other Friday before they move.
Click that pic to read the vinyl word article. It has all the reasons you should be coming down to hear some good soul music. Click that shit thun.
Here are some soulful joints for ya on this lovely Friday.
California Soul – The Fifth Dimension
Sam and Dave – Soul Man
Al Green – Lets Stay Together. (his hair is absolutely AMAZING! in the video)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Aint no Mountain High Enough
Aretha Franklin – Respect (live)
Every Friday at PS Underground. Im playing some good soul music. Click the pic for a link to the Taiwan News Article.
Directions to PS Underground from Zhongxiao/Dunhua MRT from Exit 2 go up the alley between California Fitness and Watsons.
Walk past the 7-11 to the 2nd lane and turn left.
PS Underground is half a block in on your right side.
Go downstairs walk through the record store into the restaurant in the back.
ps. this Friday (May1st) Im going from 730 til 930. Come through
It’s my honor and privilege to inform you that: PLUSH GOT TURNED OUT!!!
Like, I don’t mean for this blog to become monotonous and maintain the same “we did awesome, the party was rocked, blah, blah” schtick after every HHHT-involved show, but hey, if we were to have a schtick, ‘Turning (insert venue name here) Out’ isn’t such a bad gimmick.
Tittsworth is a Massacre inducing superstar. Something you don’t readily presume from his friendly, polite demeanor. He turned the capacity crowd into one heaping mess of flailing arms and legs and I’m pretty positive everyone has Usain Bolt-type calves as of yesterday. This man is definitely one DJ you must see during your clubbing tenure.
Now now, aside from the headliner, I can’t forget the fantastic HHHT cast who not only served as the support for the evening, but showed why we ARE the heaviest crew on the island. Carl Winslow heavy? Nope. Uncle PHIL heavy. Word up. Also, big shout out to Patricia and crew for throwing together this heaping pile of goodness.
Anyways….it was an amazing night and we’ll be hitting you up with the visual proof ASAP.
In the meantime, I give you goodies.
Everyone in the world loves’em and so should you.
Raekwon Feat. Ghostface – Criminology ’09 (click flick for dl)
They’re back and continue to keep killing faces. Beatnick & K-Salaam refix one of the world’s greatest baby making anthems.
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Beatnick & K-Salaam) [click flick for dl]
And while we’re on the subject….how bout some unreleased Mos Def & Sizzla over some more Beatnick & K-Salaam gravy.
Mos Def Feat. Sizzla – Victory (click flick for dl)
Finally…I’m proud to announce that the PPF House website will be re-launching February 1st featuring new art, music and movies from their new expanded roster of talent including: howie shia, the Worst Pop Band Ever, LEO37, Sunclef, MAGNOLIUS and the Abyss. So be sure to check that out. ’09 is goodie time.
You can also head to their myspace page to acquaint yourself with the Toronto-based production label until Sunday. www.myspace.com/ppfhouse
Have a great weekend folks.
As in 2 days left!! Im gonna take a bite out of Triple’s steez here for the ladies. Seeing as how we have 2 days left ’til HHHT Vol.2 Backroom madness @ Deep Passion this Friday, just in case you don’t know. Its only fitting that you get blessed with a couple (times 2) great duets.
First off we’re going back to the classics, Marvin Gaye featuring Tammi Terrell. With ‘Your all I need to get by’
Now if your digging the song, I got it for your ipod or iphone right here
As a bonus, Im sure most of you are more familiar with the Method Man & Mary J version of this song. When this came out a bunch of dudes starting calling their girls ‘Shorty’ and ‘Boo’. Meth’s swag is pretty mean in this video too. I’m sure it inspired some thug ambitions in many a young rider at the time.
Need it for the ipod. Here ya go
On to other inspirational things. When D’angelo (pronounced Dee-Angelo, for those who don’t know) first dropped. His album definitely inspired the R&B thug in most of us. A dude with corn rows singing all pretty and shit?!! Yeah word. His first album Brown Sugar is great and his 2nd LP ‘Voodoo’ produced by the Soulquarians has glimpses of genius on it. It was also the last album he released before getting fat and going a little crazy.
Anyways D’ang tapped DJ Premier for a remix for his ode to the fairer sex. Here’s the vid featuring AZ on the mic and a few beautiful ladies for eye candy. Joi (Big Gipp from Goodie Mob’s wife), Faith Evans (Biggie’s ex) and Erykah Badu when she had just jumped on the scene and was with Andre 3000, before moving on to Common and now she’s with Jay Electronica. She definitely got some magic between her thighs!!!
Its hard to only post 2 duets, but while on the topic of D’angelo duets, here is one that he did on the classic Lauryn Hill album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’
2 days left til the party. Tell a friend!!
My boy Shane went to New York city in 90 or 91 with the acapella choir and came back with a Geto Boys tape and my life has never been the same. As you can see from the pic, I tried to replace DJ Ready Red, but it was at the time the Geto Boys were going through their own trouble, so they didn’t keep me. I was such a huge fan, I saw the Geto Boys when they had their own spin-off group called (drum roll please) The Baby Geto Boys with a white midget (who for some reason ran around stage with an albino snake around his neck.) About five years ago I saw Scarface on tour with Eric Sermon at some run down spot in Cleveland, Ohio around Christmas time. It’s rowdy in the 330.
Anyway, Scarface has always been one of the most criminally underrated storytellers in this thing we all love called hip-hop. Going through some of his greatest hits on YouTube has made me waste about half my day and you know what? I feel better for and you should too.
A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die
The Marvin Gaye sample starts it off quite nicely and the second verse is as brutal of a story as I’ve ever heard. Reminds me a lot of Biggie’s “Somebody Gotta Die.”
Never Seen a Man Cry
Scarface proved that you could be a sensitive gangster here. I love that ehh eww ehhh sound all the way through. If anyone knows what that is called, please comment and let me know.
I only posted this because I love neon and this was right before this on his CD
The death of 2Pac was bigger to me than Kurt Cobain. I had that Rolling Stone cover on my wall for a good part of college and this song became a hit and 2Pac wasn’t even around to enjoy it. RIP. And the ending of this song is so good. And now, a moment of silence…
But don’t let me trick you into thinking that Scarface couldn’t make a party jam. Oh no
Let Me Roll
It’s official, I’m adding this into my sets for the rest of the year.
I’m making this wayyyy to long now, but if you like Scarface, other notable tracks: Street Life, Six Feet Under and Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangster