Video: BIGREC – Bullseye
Monday March 17th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips
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The clip for Diamond D‘s newest protege. I’ll always have a lotta luh for guitar loops like this…



BIGREC – Bullseye
Thursday January 16th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Speaker Smashers,Steady Bootleggin'
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This new Diamond D beat is serious. I thought that the rapper might have been that Big Red kid he used to work with but it’s a different dude.



Beat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession Book Review
Thursday December 05th 2013,
Filed under: Beantown,Books,Collectables,Crates,Reviews,Speaker Smashers
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During my road trip to Boston in June to visit the Get On Down HQ, I happened apon an incredible collection of drum machines, which I filmed for my nausea-inducing video set to MCA & Burtoozie’s “Drum Machine”. The reason that this world-beating collection of rhythm machines were on display was for a book titled Beat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession, which features a portion of Traffic Entertainment founder and noted Beantown beat maker Joe Mansfield’s personal collection.
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Download: Scram Jones – Dead Giveaway EP

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Scram Jones continues the tradition of dope producers who don’t really need to be rapping, but the beats on this go hard enough to disregard any complaints.


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Step Brothers – Ron Carter

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Evidence and Alchemist drop a non-LP cut while they prepare to drop the Step Brothers LP. I fux with this instrumental heavy.



Ten Great Big Twins Tracks

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Big Twins The Project Kid was the last classic QB rap album, with the combined efforts of Sid Roams, Alchemist and Jake One providing the perfect soundtrack to the gravel-voiced stand-out of the Infamous Mobb. He’s also provided the perfect foil for Prodigy on a number of occasions, as Gambino and P make for a good combination like Pepsi and Pop Rocks. Here are ten great Twins tracks for you to thun out to:
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Video: Molecules and Showbiz – Revenge
Tuesday October 08th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Crates,Rap Veterans,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips
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This vintage Japanese-only D.I.T.C. exclusive from ’95 finally gets a video and vinyl release as part of The Legion‘s Lost Tapes EP on Ill Adrenaline records.



Eight Alchemist Productions I Missed The First Time Around

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In honor of the greatest chemist of our generation, Walter White, taking his final bow as the greatest TV drama of all time comes to an end, here are eight tracks cooked up in the lab by the Alchemist which I overlooked when they first dropped for one reason or another.

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Video: Funkmaster Wizard Wiz – I Ain’t Wid Dat
Tuesday September 24th 2013,
Filed under: Ced Gee Special,Speaker Smashers,Video Clips,Video Vault
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Clearly the greatest rap video shot for $2, I present to you Funkmaster Wizard Wiz performing the Ced Gee production, “I Ain’t Wid Dat” in the Delaney Homes Projects in Perth Amboy, NJ. Pass the lab coat! Thanks to Palmer Stallings for the tip.



Unkut TV: Episode 11 – MCA, Burzootie and an army of Drum Machines
Wednesday July 17th 2013,
Filed under: Collectables,Def Jam Week,Speaker Smashers,Unkut TV,Video Clips
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During a visit to Get On Down records in Boston, I was shown what may be the greatest collection of drum machines in the world. It seemed appropriate to set the footage to the sounds of MCA and Burzootie‘s “Drum Machine” from 1985…



Video: Skinny Boys Perform on Miggs B TV [1987]
Thursday October 11th 2012,
Filed under: Speaker Smashers,The 80's Files,Video Clips
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Here’s some priceless footage of Shockin’ Shaun, Jockbox and Superman Jay performing ‘Jockbox’ and miming ‘Rip The Cut’ on public access TV in 1987, on the Miggs B on TV show, which apparently had a run of 400 episodes ‘featuring guests such as Martha Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, Penthouse Pets, Patty Hearst…musicians, artists, psychics, healers, actors, therapists, comedians and the most interesting people this area has to offer’.

See also: The Skinny Boys – The Unkut Interview

Spotted at Brian Beck From Wisconsin’s spot.



Lovebug Starski – Say What You Wanna Say
Thursday August 23rd 2012,
Filed under: Rap Veterans,Speaker Smashers,Steady Bootleggin'
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1986 was a great effin’ year.



Ultramagentic MC’s – I’m On
Tuesday August 21st 2012,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Speaker Smashers,Steady Bootleggin'
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Vintage Ultra and possibly the only thing on the B-Sides Companion that was worth the price of admission. Ced-Gee‘s declaration that he will bang your girl ‘hard…hard and hard/like John Leslie, a porno star!’ gives a pretty clear of what exactly he plans to be ‘on’ if you make the mistake of leaving wifey at home alone.



Jorun Bombay feat. Mantronix, Tricky Tee and Greg Nice – Get Stupid Pt. 2 (Beat Box Rap Version)

This is one of those examples when it’s a good thing that someone had too much time on their hands:

This is a pieced together session from various multitracks. I took the original beatbox demo used and sampled for “Get Stupid pt 2″ – grabbed the best parts, chopped each element and repieced them together so it sounds like a one take beatbox (very tedious work). Took the acapella from the OG demo version of “Needle to the groove” (which had Tricky Tee on it.. bet you didn’t know he was supposed to be on Needle to the Groove?) and pieces of MC TEE’s rhymes which were from Get Stupid Pt 2 and then muted and Get Stupid ended up being an instrumental while Tee’s rhymes got recycled for later songs. I took all of these elements and repieced it into the track you are hearing now. And as an extra spice, i added my own Mantronix-ish type stutter chops (yes i did those) and voila! Get Stupid Pt 2 (beatbox version) with Tricky Tee, MC Tee, Mantronix and Greg Nice. Enjoy! (Produced by Jorun Bombay.. this version cannot be heard anywhere but here) I know it may sound like an authentic Mantronix production because of the chop chop chops.. but truthfully, this version wouldn’t even exsist before i re-pieced it, mixmatched elements together, produced it & posted it. Big shout out to MCtEE, MANTRONIX, TRICKY TEE and GREG NICE who all have been huge influences and helped shape hip hop in the 80′s and beyond. Go look up their stuff and get knowledged! Be a fan of their music.



Download: ESG Unkut Compilation

Over 200 tracks have plundered the bounty of the tripped-out musical voyage that the Scroggins sisters took way back in 1981, so I’ve chosen the 24 finest uses of the ‘UFO’ break for this compilation.
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