Here’s a follow-up to the video drop that Silent Minority did last month:
1. Boogie Down Productions – Love’s Gonna Get Cha’ (Material Love)
Nice video, this track is from the Edutainment album.
2. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Streets Of New York
Classic G Rap track and video. I always wondered why he didn’t make more tracks like this one or “Erase Racism”, where he departs from his usual themes.
3. EPMD – Gold Digger
The scenes with Erick and Parrish in group therapy are hilarious. Towards the end the therapist is chain-smoking and popping pills. EPMD always had a unique sense of humor which is evident in a lot of their material.
4. Geto Boys – Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
Classic video. This song was great in the way it described feelings of paranoia and the video does a great job of visualizing the lyrics. Willie D‘s part is unintentionally funny, the way the “fool he ran out the block” runs and jumps out of the way (car wasn’t headed for him, it seems), Willie D driving past the scene of the shooting he just committed (with police present) and the way he peeks around the corner. Bushwick‘s part of the video beats the so called “horrorcore” groups by a few years.
5. Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down
Great mix of powerful imagery in this video, suits the track perfectly.
6. Jeru The Damaja – Can’t Stop The Prophet
This has to be considered one of the best hip-hop videos of all time. It’s a shame the same people didn’t do a follow up for the sequel on his Wrath Of The Math LP.
7. Funkmaster Flex featuring Sadat X & Akinyele – Loud Hangover
Flex pulls off a first here, he trumps other DJs who speak over tracks by being the first one to talk over a video. Sadat and Akinyele make a great team. I lost the “Nuttin’ But Flavor” video years ago and can’t seem to find it online.
8. Organized Konfusion – Stress
This video captures the stressed out feeling of inner city life well. Prince Po’s “bare-chested in the snow” look was crazy.
Robbie sez: Ayo (technology) to that last comment.
9. Hard 2 Obtain – Ghetto Diamond
The chick rap post got me thinking, I wouldn’t classify this track or Meth‘s “All I Need”, LL‘s “Around The Way Girl” or Pharcyde‘s “Passing Me By” as tracks only for women. Some of Ja Rule‘s catalogue maybe, but not these tracks. Could someone let me know who the second MC is on “Ghetto Diamond”? I’d love to hear more material by H20, if Kurious can release his demo tracks I hope these guys have some unreleased songs they might consider putting out.
Robbie: These guys were nothing but Grand Puba wannabes with good beats.
10. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M” (The Source Awards Performance)
This was recorded in the days the Wu were still hungry. ODB seems to overpower everyone else on stage.
Thanks to all the groups and individuals who captured these, it’s appreciated.
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