LL Cool J – It’s The Hip-Hop (1994)
Monday December 05th 2011,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',Tape Vaults
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This was a limited-edition vinyl release a month or so back, and now it’s appeared as a bonus cut on the new K-Def Night Shift LP in glorious CD quality. I’m guessing the parting shot at “all the sell-outs, all the people that wanna talk about flowers and meadows” is a PM Dawn diss. “Everybody that wanna front with their shirt off” is a bit more general though… Unless this was the same time that Young MC tried to comeback on some brolic shit?

This is almost enough to let me forget about 14 Shots To The Dome

Back in 1994 K-Def was working on some beats out of the B Room in Marly Marl‘s House Of Hits when LL Cool J walked in on his session and said “let’s make some tracks together”. Uncle L had always wanted to rhyme on a track using the famous ESG breakbeat ‘UFO’, so he had Def lay it down with some scratches and then went to town with the mic. Both thought they had a sure fire hit on their hands but unfortunately it was never used. The DAT tape of the studio session was feared lost for several years before it eventually turned up stuck behind a radiator!


LL Cool J - ‘It’s The Hip-Hop’

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Westwood used to run this one into the ground. Glad it’s on CD n aiff the vinyl price was horseshit. Great song.

Comment by AO 12.05.11 @

joint is great.

Comment by swordfish 12.05.11 @

Sounds like some Young Black Teenagers shit right there!

Comment by BIGSPICE 12.06.11 @

Yeah loved this one, thanks for the good quality MP3 Robbie.

Comment by Jaz 12.06.11 @

14 Shots To The Dome had it’s moments.

Comment by Jaz 12.06.11 @

I just got the 10″ vinyl single in the mail today… I got the orange. I’m glad this will also be on the new K-Def album as I’ve ordered both the Vinyl LP and CD.

@ AO, Westwood used to play this LL song back then in ’94???

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 12.06.11 @

Great track, but lousy story. No Dat would survive the heat from a radiator.

Comment by tomo 12.07.11 @

14 Shots is hot !! I’m quite sure if anyone listened to that album today, you’ll appreciate it a hell of a lot more.

Comment by Curtis75Black 12.26.11 @



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