Filed under: Flushing's Finest,Large Pro For Prez,Video Clips
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Latest video from the Re:Living LP.
Latest video from the Re:Living LP.
It could be said that the world doesn’t need another DOOM compilation, but considering that most of them are amateurish fan mash-ups I’d argue that a definite collection of the Metal Faced Villain‘s post-Zev Love X period is long overdue. These are the seventeen best examples of DOOM, as officially sanctioned by the CRC Advisory Board.
Produced by Constrobuz.
Some new CRC-approved rap.
News that there will be some ‘special remixes featuring rapper’s who stan for Tribe’ on the 25th Anniversary Edition of People’s Instinctive Travels… has raised all kinds of alarm bells…
New Andre The Giant, produced by The Last Genus. From the forthcoming LP, The Taste of Ambrosia.
New Kingpin over a DJ Skizz beat.
Here’s a little something I put together for Red Bull detailing the story of the legendary Zulu Beat radio show on WHBI, as told by Afrika Islam and Donald D.
There’s nothing like pretending to rap like it’s 1985 (or better yet, 1977) well after the fact, or recruiting some veteran MC’s to kick some old styles. While some of these attempts have fallen flat (Ugly Duckling and People Under The Stairs being two examples that spring to mind), others have made an entire career out of it (J-5). So break out your Lee jeans, mockneck sweater and Puma suedes for this faux trip down memory lane. Special shout out to Dr. Butcher‘s old school style freestyle at the end of Kool G Rap and DJ Polo‘s ‘Jive Talk‘ and the first verse of The Arsonists’ ‘Rhyme Time Travel.’
Where Keith Murray at?
The Australian chapter of Complex just launched last week, so I penned a little something something about the once fly gear known as Country Road for all you outfit architects.
New DBB music produced by DJ Rock Steady.
What with recent technological advancements where you can now cut one-off vinyl records in real time at places that make personalized t-shirts, it got me to thinking what songs I would throw on if I was to make a bootleg of CD and digital only rap songs from recent years. My first one would probably look something like this:
A1. Roc Marciano – ‘Jaws’
A2. Boldy James – ‘You Know’
A3. Prodigy and Alchemist – ‘IMDKV’
B1. Psycho Les feat. Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi and Illa Ghee – ‘Thunder Bells’
B2. Illa Ghee – ’90’
B3. Mobb Deep – ‘ Lifetime’
What six tracks would you press-up for ‘promotional use only’?
Produced by Giallo Point.
Drasar aka SHAMZ just sent me this from his Boxcutter Brothers 3 project with Ayatollah.
Before mastering engineer Jay Burnett named himself Burzootie and got dusted in the studio with MCA for the Def Jam maroon label sure shot, ‘Drum Machine,’ he released an early version in 1982 on his own Jayco imprint. I assume that’s him rapping on this as well.
What do you get when you combine Babe Ruth, the Olympic Runners and Stetsasonic? This demo track, which the YouTube poster guesses to be from ’86/’87, but considering how rough it sounds in comparison to their 1986 album On Fire I’d venture that it’s from 1985. Thanks to noz for putting me onto this, you can go and buy some rap from his Park Blvd Records and Tapes shop in Oakland as thanks.
Please do your civic duty and honour these unassuming heroes.
eXquire gives this Alchemist track a thorough rinsing.
This makes Star Trek II: The Search For Spock look like a walk in the park.
Not familiar with this team but it fulfills CRC requirements.
These dudes have been listening to a lot of Roc Marciano, but considering some of the clowns they could be influenced by I’m not about to complain.
To complete the theme that I’ve running with these past few weeks, here are fifteen rap songs which were either scrapped altogether, released as promo only or re-recorded for the album. It’s limited to one pick per artist, otherwise this would have ended up as yet another compilation of Ghostface and Nas songs that couldn’t be cleared.
*LL Cool J voice* You didn’t think I could do it again, did ya? [laughter] Another Zippyshare album! [laughter] The jokes on you jack!
Following on from last week’s Demo Versions comp, this is a collection of original versions of rap songs which had their beat completely changed for the album. Unlike tracks which have to get redone because of sample clearance problems, these tracks all seem to have been decided not to be musically strong enough and were taken back to the lab. In the majority of cases, the final versions are far superior, but there a few songs here which were deemed to be ‘too old sounding’ and suffered from shitty remixes before they were finally released. Since most of you would have have had the retail versions of these songs imprinted on your brain after years of constant rotation, it can be both disconcerting yet refreshing to hear them over totally different beats.
Not to be ‘that guy,’ but shouldn’t this song be called ‘C.R.E.I.M Regime’?
Produced by Grubby Pawz, taken from House Of Kingpin, due the start of October.