Video: Mantronix On Kids TV Show In 1986 UK
All praise due to grandgood for unearthing this piece of YouTube gold. As you see, I learned everything I know about interviewing rapper dudes from the host of Lift Off.
Papoose – Jive Ass Turkey
As I predicted last week, Pap took the opportunity to make a song about Trinidad James, proving that he is officially BK’s answer to The Game in that he loves to make records about people that are never going to bother to respond to him. Guess there really is something to that “minor league” shade after all.
Cormega feat. Raekwon – Honorable
Large Pro named this song for Mega via Twitter. Like a 27″ zenith, I seen it.
Forgotten Rap Skits: Threat – Cheating Gal Trilogy
DJ Pooh and Threat put together this trilogy of skits on the superb Sickinnahead LP in 1992, as a prospective player named Joe attempts to creep with a gal named Kim without alerting her boyfriend. Forget De La Soul and NWA skitnology, the layers at work here as Kim fakes-out her man is Oscar-worthy.
Bonus – Sickinnahead TV promo:
Video: Doo Wop and The Bounce Squad feat. Snaggapuss – When The Fuck Is NY Gonna Sound Like NY
Doo Wop has never been one to hold his tongue for no one, and vents on all these trying to appeal to multpile demographics rapper dudes outchea.
Video: The Food Warriors – West 4th Street
The InternetS most trusted husky diners give us the scoop on West 4th Street subway station grub spots.
Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode Two
Aaron Fuchs continues discussing key moments in Tuff City history, including working with Teddy Riley, Spoonie Gee, Marley Marl, DJ Hot Day and the Cold Crush Brothers.
Grand Daddy I.U. – P.I.M.P. Freestyle
Something new from the Grand Daddy I.U. while he finishes work on the Paper Is My Priority LP.
Video: The Tuff City Records Story, Episode One
Tuff City Records founder Aaron Fuchs discusses starting the label in the early 80′s, his history as a music critic and the story behind some of the first records he released in the first part of this in-depth interview.
Video: Timeless Truth – Wavelength
Large Pro catches a Bowne HS flashback with his backpack on one hunned as he laces this new track for Solace and Oprime39 from their next LP, Cold Wave. Mixed by Dave Dar.
Forgotten Rap Skits: Mr. Hood
KMD‘s Mr. Hood album was something else when it first hit the streets. Set out like some Sesame St. style concept LP that threw Ansaar teachings, light-hearted skirt chasing and De La Soul-infused coded lyrics into a blender over some of the most diverse sample sources of the day (everything from blues to Bert and Ernie) made for a compelling and rather unique experience. Special mention for the genius that was “Plumbskinz”, a b-side cut that expanded on the “Peachfuzz” concept and remains as one of the dopest dedications to broads ever set to a beat. The skits dealing with local knucklehead Mr. Hood were one of the many highlights, filled with quotable’s that still come off over two decades later, as both Subroc and Onyx The Birthstone Kid dealt with this character in their own ways. Some dude recently felt compelled to recreate the barbershop scene in classic lo-fi YouTube glory…
J-Love feat. Sean Price and Lil Fame – NY Barbarians
J-Love recruits some Brooklyn brawlers for this cut from one of the five albums he’s planning to drop 19 November.
The Unkut Top Five Dead Or Alive, As Of This Week
These things change from day to day, but here are my current picks. Discuss among yourselves…
Video: $amhill – Changed Man
New visuals for a cut from The Preface EP. Directed by DJ Malor & $amhill, beat courtesy of Dave Dar.