Who’s The Champion?
Wednesday March 22nd 2006,
Filed under: Steady Bootleggin'
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This will be the last Ghostface post for a while, but since the retail version of Fishscale has been finalised, I thought I’d highlight a couple of things that didn’t make the final cut. “Charlie Brown” didn’t make it, nor did “Murder Goons” (aka “Hot 97″). To really confuse everyone, there seem to be three different versions of the Just Blaze produced “The Champ”. J-Love‘s Hidden Darts Part 3 features a church organ running through the track, while the “advance” mix features the ol’ trusty sped-up vocal sample on the hook, while the official retail track has a variation (replayed?) of the horn loop but no organs or “fever” vocals. Luckily, Mr. T reps on all three.

There was also a song on the bootleg listed as “Family Affair” with a track courtesy of Pete Rock, but since there’s a different song with the same name on the J-Love mixes I’m pretty sure the title’s wrong, plus that basic Pointer Sisters loop, first heard on Pos K & MC Lyte‘s duet “I’m Not Havin’ It”, doesn’t sound like a Soul Brother production at all. Basically it’s a little “arguement with wifey” type of thing.

Ghostface Killah - The Champ (Hidden Darts version)

Ghostface Killah – The Champ (bootleg version)

Ghostface Killah - The Champ (retail version)

Ghostface Killah - Family Affair (bootleg version)

*links fixed*


8 Comments so far
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Man, it’s BONKIZ! I like the one from the advance better though.

Comment by AGeeZee 03.23.06 @

I think the Pete Rock one is called ‘Gods Of War’ with Son God (he came out his dick you know!),Raekwon and Cappadonna.
It uses the break from ‘Family Affair’ by Sly and Family Stone so maybe that’s where the title came from.

I hope a bootleg vinyl comes out with the Pointer Sisters sampling one as I can’t see it making the proper version.

Comment by bobd 03.23.06 @

download links fuxored.

Comment by mad wax 03.23.06 @

Fixed ‘em.

Comment by Robbie 03.23.06 @

That Mr. T cover shit is one-dee-full. Diggin the tracks also.

Comment by Fresh 03.24.06 @

LOL that Pointer Sisters usage as a Pos K/Lyte reference is killin’ me!

I haven’t heard the version with the Sly loop, oughta be a different BPM, right?

Thank you for posting this stuff. Props!

Comment by Cinister Cee 03.26.06 @

Yeah, great file`s

Comment by nesz 04.02.06 @

Yo Chill Rob, thanks for these cuts, G.

Comment by El Huero Loco 04.26.06 @



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