Filed under: Flavor Unit Special,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
This is a strange one. While the logos on the label would have us believe that DJ Mark The 45 King recorded an album for Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam following the hit he gave Jay-Z (“Hard Knock Life”) in 1998, there’s really no reason to think this is anything but a bootlegger scam (the whole “Mark 45 King” thing doesn’t help either!). I can’t for the life of me picture Def Jam putting money up for a project that mainly features local unknowns’ Big Pooh and Lady Champain over a selection of well-known loops that would have cost a fortune to clear.
Whatever the case may be, there are still some nice joints on here. Jigga finesses Billy Joel‘s “Stilletto” break on “Check It Out”, while Diamond D (aka D-Squared) and K-Terribul ride some gritty drums for the original version of “Double Dare” (which eventually saw a release on Blazin’ a while back). Big Pooh’s “Harlem Bros.” also works on the uptempo tip, while Chill Rob G takes a break from his office at New Jersey City Council to drop some bars over an updated rehash of the “Wild Pitch” beat.
45 King Put The Funk Out There LP, 1999.
1. “Check It Out” - Jay-Z & Lady Champain
2. “Put The Funk Out There” - 45 King, Kid Capri & Big Pooh
3. “Harlem Bros” - Big Pooh
4. “Latee Rocks The Bells” - Latee$
5. Jersey State Of Mind - Queen Latifah$
6. Roll With Me - Big Pooh & Lady Champain
$ I’m 99% sure that both of these songs were recorded between ’93-’94.
1. “Simplicity” - Chill Rob G, Humpty Hump & Big Pooh
2. “Super People” - 45 King, Big Pooh & Lady Champain
3. “Welcome To The Terrordome” - 45 King & Lady Champain
4. On And On - Terry Lorenz
5. “Double Dare” - Diamond D, & K-Terribul
6. “Drop The Bomb” - Big Pooh & Lady Champain
And before anybody asks…I have no fuckin’ idea why Humpty Hump features on a track!
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