Cole James Cash Feat. Kacey Parker, Kese Soprano and M-Credible – Kacey Parker
Third single from the BBW – A Pornographic Opera album. Homeboy made songs about his favorite big gals on film, now he’s rolling with one in real life. Bless you, internets.
“This is my prized track, I actually got the woman to do the introduction for the song and be on my album cover. This picture for her single was taken right in front of me. Kacey catapulted herself to Greatest BBW Of all time when she agreed to collaborate for my album. I am forever in her debt, hopefully she takes travelers checks”
Ten Album Tracks From The 90’s That Deserved To Be Singles
A selection of tracks worthy of twelve inch status on the grounds of how great they are. The fact that I don’t own proper instrumental versions of any of these kills me a little bit inside every day.
Challace feat. Boldy James and Big Noyd – Let You Go
Killa Kidz graduate Challace enlists Bold-Faced James and Rapper Noyd for this cut from the forthcoming Paybakzdagetbak mixtape, produced by King Benny.
Him Lo – ELO-HIM
Heard this on the new Chopped Herring mix and thought it deserved it’s own post. Him Lo explains:
“I made it bout 8 yrz ago… Done alotta deep research n studying since then so some of my viewz have changed..”
Regardless, the flow on this is exceptional and I fux with it. It’s also a million times more listenable than Ras Kass‘ “Nature of A Threat.”
Download: DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James – Fly Fishing, Vol. 2 Mix
Here is the second installment of the Chopped Herring Records mix series, compiling a year and a half of limited-edition vinyl releases. You can grab a cassette version from their site, with artwork by KEO aka Lord Skotch.
Download: Sparkle Motion – Mega Blends Mixtape
DJ Yoda and TOBES thought it would be a good idea to blend 80’s pop with the beats from “Cold Gettin’ Dumb,” “Marley Scratch” and more. Grandmaster Vic and Ron G so proud right now.
Diamond D feat. Pete Rock – Only Way 2 Go
Second release from The Diam Piece. Will Black Rob steal the show on the LP as he did on Cormega‘s new album? Odds point to yes.
Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 11 [1990-1992 Megamix]
The eleventh volume of Debonair P‘s blend mixes has just dropped, this time covering the first two years of the 90’s. You can download or cop a bundle of CD’s from his Gentleman’s Relief site, which includes the exclusive Hydra Beats megamix.
Ten 90’s B-Side Deep Cuts
The good thing about actual singles was that it was possible to keep track of b-sides and such. These mp3 folders are far too confusing for old folks, so I’ve been told.
EPMD - “Brothers From Brentwood, L.I.”
Sermon’s rapping fell off seriously after the third album, but this beat and Greg Nice hook can’t be denied.
UNKT vs UPNT Soundclash – RZA & Prince Paul Productions [Gravediggaz Tribute]
Twenty years ago today, The Gravediggaz release ‘6 Feet Deep’ / ‘Niggamortis,’ and in tribute both myself and UpNorthTrips selected our top ten beats from both Prince Paul and RZA and gave them to The Vinylcologist to mix for us. Check the picks and vote for the best below…
Stream: Doo Wop – Mixtapes Not Dead, Pt. 2
Doo Wop with a quick follow-up to his Mixtape Not Dead tape, with a mix of new tracks and exclusive freestyles.
Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Three
The final chapter in Sheep’s trilogy of mixes, this edition features:
“Drum breaks off live 1970’s concert cassettes, kids TV show stuff, libraries, a lot of Australian, Japanese, African, Czech, Polish, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, French, WORLD stuff, a touch of latin, some stems, edits, a few raer acapellas, a live crooklyn dodgers j-pop blend, jazz, hip-hop jawns, soundtracks, b-boy breaks, a beat from the Bulletproof homie Matty Fresh, some 45s, private press stuff, some 90’s wall of fame classics, soul, disco, reggae, console music, blaxploitation radio advertisements, drum breaks of all-sorts, and it goes on and on…”
You can buy digital versions of all three over here.
Clever-1 feat. Him Lo – Shattah Proof English
That Old Gold proves why it’s the reigning champion of rap beers once again. Produced by Gos’illa with cuts by Jay Ski.
Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Two
More breaks for you to space-out to as the Southern Hemisphere enters it’s final month of cold weather – although considering the lack of snow in most areas it really isn’t anything to complian about.
Stream: Pete Rock – James Brown Tribute Mix
Considering both the influence that James Brown has had on Pete Rock’s career, and Mr. Rock’s tale of meeting the great man as a child, it’s only right that he pays musical tribute with this collection of rap tracks that sampled the Godfather of Soul:
“I met James Brown when I was seven years old. My mom took me to a concert in Mt. Vernon, New York. He came and performed and me and my younger brother met him. My younger brother was six and I was seven and we met James Brown. It was crazy! When we met him I think he passed something on to me. I wasn’t the same after I met him.”
M.O.P – 187
Fame loops up Cash Money and Marvelous‘ “Ugly People Be Quiet” for a new cut from the next EP.
Him-Lo feat. Big Nawz – Valore Bathrobes
If you caught my footage of the Kool G Rap and DJ Polo show in Philly last year, you would have noticed that huge dude standing on stage next to G, chomping on a cigar. Turns out he’s a fellow by the name of Big Nawz, who is not only KGR’s road manager but also been known to drop a rhyme from time to time, as he’s done for this guest spot with Da Inappropriate.