Twenty Classic Literature Updates
As the CRC empire expands, it’s only right that a literary publishing arm of the organization is established. The following is a list of our first twenty re-boots of some timeless examples of the written word.
Missed Dipset Beat Opportunities, Part 1
Why is it that The Heatmakerz, Swizz Beatz nor Dame Grease never snatched up this Giorgio Moroder 80′s epic from Stallone’s arm-wrestling magnum opus Over The Top? With it’s action packed synths, cock-rock geetar, tinny drum rolls and built-in chorus stabs, this could have been the tipping point for one of the numerous
Dimplomats Diplomats weed carriers who never quite broke through.
Grand Daddy I.U. – The Unkut Video Interview, Part 3
For the final part of this interview shot in Strong Island, The I Dot U Dot rags on bar patrons and his brother in between explaining about a bar room brawl against Treach and Tupac, the inspiration behind his first album cover and touring antics with Kool G Rap.
Grand Daddy I.U. – The Unkut Video Interview, Part 2
I.U. is joined by his brother DJ Kay Cee as he discusses the making of Smooth Assassin, why he changed his style up for Lead Pipe, record label problems and why shit went bad with Treach from Naughty By Nature.
Video: The Marco Polo Newport Challenge, Part 1
In an attempt to prove that not all cigarettes are created equal, I challenged Canadian-born BK rap producer Marco Polo to rate five other brands of tailor-made smokes, purchased from gals out the front of various bars in Brooklyn, all in the name of science. PA2: The Director’s Cut drops 12 November, 2013.
Six Dope Pre-Marcberg Roc Marciano Tracks
While you’re enjoying the sounds of Pimpire Strike Back, I thought I’d run through six of his finest moments before the undisputed classic Marcberg album dropped in 2010.
Boogie Down Productions – Duck Down [Alternative Version]
More BDP action with this vinyl rip from Rob Pursey of Southern Hospitality. Apparently the UK pressing of the “Duck Down” 12″ features an alternative version of the Pal Joey produced track, despite being labeled as the “LP Version”. Sporting a looser deliver from KRS, an extra bassline and an extra verse going at X-Clan, which would later end-up as part of “Build and Destroy”, from the same LP. Was there some kind of fuck up and an early demo version of “Duck Down” was pressed up for the British audience, or did the Jive UK office just prefer this version? Regardless, it’s more greatness from the third best BDP album, and therefore essential listening.
Video: Joe Fatal Live at CBGB’s, 1992
Some rare footage of Joe Fatal’s brief rapping career, at a showcase that also included Artifacts, YAGGFU Front, Total Pack, Hard 2 Obtain and Legion of D.U.M.E. I had to emancipate this from the original account since they deaded embedding. You can catch footage of the other performances over there.
KRS-One – Criminal Minded Practice Sessions
Wednesday October 23rd 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers
,Great Moments In Rap
,In Search Of...
,In The Trenches
,Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?
,The 80's Files
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Holy shit…Kenny Parker finally got around to ripping some of those old tapes of KRS-One rapping over breakbeats courtesy of DJ Scott La Rock and Kool DJ Red Alert , as he told us about back in 2006. While there was no sign of the one with the dog barking over Kris’ verse, there’s an incredible ‘La Di Da Di’ style track which I’ve never heard before that will make your year. Shouts out to the Frozen Files crew over at East Village Radio for making this happen.
Natural Elements – Competition Is NoNE
Natural Elements have returned to burn, albeit with the new names that they adapted in the mid 00′s. A-Butta is now Anthony Cruz, L-Swift is Swigga and Mr. Voodoo is Agu. Produced by Charlemagne, with scratches by Scram Jones. Interesting to note that they’ve flipped the world’s most annoying girl pop tune, aka Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” in a manner not unlike Brand Nubian turning Eddie Brickell‘s “Who Am I” into “Slow Down”. Thanks to Neil Nice and grandgood for the heads up.
Barsha feat. AG – Green Trees
I have no idea why Barsha has returned to rap, twenty-three years after dropping the enjoyable Expicit Lyrics CD, but since it’s “mostly the voice”, I’m not complaining.
Unkut TV: Episode 21 – DJ Quik and Kurupt Live At The Laundry, 2013
DJ Quik and Kurupt came into town, so I wandered past to relive some 90′s LA rap action. The highlight of course was Quik beatboxing “New York, New York” for Kurupt, and his generous dispensing of booze to the front row while performing “Tonite”.
Video: Memories of Paul McKasty
The first two parts of Pritt Kalasi‘s Memories of Paul McKasty are available to watch over at his site:
“This is by all means not the definitive documentary or story of Paul C McKasty. The Legendary producer from Queens NYC who had his life cut short aged only 24 years old. This is a film put together from a footage I had accumulated from 2000 to April 2013.”
Video: Memories of Paul McKasty