We don’t really fux with R&B here at the Conservative Rap Coalition, but here are twelve reasons why Rich Harrison needs to resume chopping up old 45’s for folks to sing over instead of all that Eurotrash mess that seems to be running things. Nullus on posting Beyonce songs though.
In honor of Jigga catching the train today, here’s a little something I posted back in 2005 from my Tim Westwood tape collection:
An excited Jay-Z chops it up with Westwood, shortly before the release of Reasonable Doubt. A lotta memories on this one – remember when Hov was talking about ‘this is gonna be my only album’? During this interview it’s clear that he’s enjoying the initial success of ‘Ain’t No Nigga’ as it began tearing up the clubs, and he’s brimming with confidence when discussing his soon-to-be classic debut. He also speaks about his early days rolling with The Jaz, and introduces a little label by the name of Rocafella Records before he drops a couple of verses over Funkmaster Flex rocking doubles of Sadat X‘s ‘Stages and Lights’ beat.
I remember seeing the posters a couple of months ago and bugging out. Mash Out Posse coming through my town? Nah, right? But it they were. As a huge supporter/fan/Stan of the Brownsville crew, I knew this was gonna be a night to remember. Turns out it was, only not exactly the way I’d imagined… (more…)
Everyone over the age of 15 would have bought records, CD’s and tapes at some point in their lives, and as a result most of us have a few bargains which we nabbed for next-to-nothing (not counting shit you stole). Whether it was a couple of copies of Raw Dope Posse for $5.99, that Barsha CD for under a dollar or a tape for 20 cents, now your chance to claim bragging rights on your best bargains.
Less than 24 hours after it was reported that DJ AM was found dead in his apartment, some douchebags have already started selling ‘tribute’ clothing, featuring played-out designs (the Run-DMC logo, AC/DC) and even quoting his final Twitter entry. As you can see from the pics, they’ve simply thrown the ‘design’ over a blank tee.
It’s not even like the money is going toward a worthy cause (such as his mother’s leukemia treatment), so let me send a big ‘Fuck you’ to Nice Tee Tee‘s and to the three people cocksuckers who have already bought these shirts.
1. Is it just me or is it weird that the Rae snippets use the beats/loops from Pete Rock & Royal Flush‘s ‘Questions’, Tragedy‘s ‘The Message’, OC‘s ‘Jewelz’ and an M.O.P. song that I can’t place right now?[back]
Everyone who has any kind of a blog, website or even Twitter account will be familiar with the number of groups who hit you up to post their music. Most of the time I just ignore it, but this one got through the gate on the strength of their being managed by Adam Heron, the son of Mike Heron (who you’ll no doubt recall from this classic Unkut interview). The Doppelgangaz ‘2012 or Forever’ sounds like some 90’s shit (which is good, dummy).
Everyone likes to boast about how hard they’re working these days. DJ Johnny Juice – the guy who performed the cuts on ‘Rebel Without A Pause’, amongst other things – makes these blowhards look like the posers they really are. Just check out what he’s got cooking in the studio:
Leaders of the New School album (Charlie Brown, Dinco D and Milo):
“I’m trying to set up multiple shows for L.O.N.S. and S.O.B. for the fall, since I’m producing both of their albums, and since I’m LONS’s DJ”.
A Son Of Bazerk project:
“We have finished 3 songs and have 2 others in the works. The idea is to finish a whole album. It’s taking a little while because they are a little rusty but they still sound dope”.
Chuck D solo album:
“A lot of songs that he did that Flavor didn’t get on or that he did in the immediacy of the moment”.
Two DMC solo albums:
“One is already complete. I did about 4 or 5 songs. I am doing the whole 2nd album – an all-“King of Rock”-ish type album for him”.
A new X-Vandal album: “The lead MC from Puerto Rican punk group Ricanstruction and myself. Kind of like a Puerto Rican P.E.”
He’s also making a mixtape based on original Public Enemy sample sources, an Old School Hip Hop tape, a break beat mix, an Old School R&B mixtape and an Old School House (Classics) tape.
Combine a thumbs-up from Lil’ Fame with a co-sign from TheKidLEGEND and I was actually considering giving this character some air time…next thing you know, he steals the show on the new Soul Assassins album – Interlude.
Get down there this Friday night to see Delta launch his new album and see me play my collection of rap 45’s. Why am I playing little records, you might ask? Because them shit’s are easier to lug around than a crate of records, and I plan on getting George W. Bush drunk, possibly before I even hit the turntables. Anyone L.O.T.U.G. fans wanting to duke it out with me are also welcome….I’ll be the kid in the Hydra Entertainment shirt.
This hilarious 1981 TV special covering hip-hop taught me a number of things:
1. Sugarhill Gang dressed like guys who work at the bank, even in their ‘prime’.
2. Sha-Rock makes dressing like Little Bo Peep seem sensible.
3. South America is full of ‘white people’.
4. Kurtis Blow’s sideburns were no effin’ joke.
5. ‘Showdown’ was an embarrassment for all involved.
6. Ron Burgundy if the truth.
So I checked out this EPMD show the other night, and it was pretty entertaining for the most part. Getting drunk and shouting along to ‘It’s My Thing’, ‘Headbanger’ and ‘So Whatcha Sayin’ is never a bad way to pass a Friday night, but there was one major fly in the ointment…the massive ENCORE FAIL that left me and the crew on some ‘Fuckouttahere!’ train of thought. Erick and Parrish made seven albums together, plus three solos each and whatever else you care to include, and they step back out on stage to perform the same two songs they did at the start of the night! And not classic EPMD tracks either, we’re talking about ‘Da Joint’ and ‘Richter Scale’ from that forgettable fifth LP! In a set that skipped over gems such as ‘Hardcore’ and ‘Total Kaos’, the whole incident verged on some ‘never forgive’ action, like writing ‘WAR’ through Fat Albert.
The obvious question this raises is are PMD and the EE Double losing their minds as a result of some kind of degenerative mental disease? How else could anyone explain two veteran performers making such a bizarre decision? Until I get to the bottom of this, the question I’ve got for everyone out there in the internets is:
What is the most effed-up thing you’ve ever seen happen at a rap show?