“Guess Who’s Back” is a 1997 single by Rakim from his ’97 solo debut The 18th Letter. Clark Kent produces the beat, employing hard, stilted drums combined with a slowed-down keyboard loop from Bob James’ “Shamboozie”. Kent scratches Chuck D from “Bring The Noise” and Rakim for the intro to..
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The Score remains one of my all-time favorite albums. Here’s John Forte, Wyclef and Pras rhyming for an amazing 20 minutes for Funkmaster Flex in 1997. Last year, then-president George Bush commuted John Forte’s 14 year jail sentence. Moral of the story? Make friends with Carly Simon. Download: John Forte,..
Remix Tuesdays is back after a 2 week hiatus and in honor of Raekwon announcing for the release date for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 for the 6th time (April 7th, make your calendars!), I’m doing a Remix Tuesdays on a track off the original OB4CL. (more…) Sphere: Related..
"Madlib is dropping the bomb that make me smile." – Busy P (Ed Banger) and PB Wolf (Stones Throw) interviewed.
Via Stones Throw Here’s a great interview with the heads of two great record labels, Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) of Ed Banger and Chris Manak, aka Peanut Butter Wolf of Stones Throw. There’s some interesting back story behind both labels and Busy P’s answers are all in charmingly broken..
Well, kinda. Let me explain. Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian communications theorist and writer, who devised the expression, “the medium is the message”. What he means by this: the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship through which the medium influences how the message..
El Da Sensei – Frontline (ft. Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po, Mike Zoot, FT) (produced by Sean J Period).
Guesswhyld was an indie label that released a lot of singles in the 90s. Guesswhyld Presents… “The Classics” is a compilation of their releases. Here’s some classic NY off the album. Anybody else miss the 90s? Download: El Da Sensei – Frontline (ft. Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po, Mike Zoot, FT)..
“It’s A Boy” is a 1991 single by Slick Rick, released to promote his sophomore release, The Ruler’s Back. Rick spits about the birth of his son Ricky. Vance Wright produced “It’s A Boy”. His instrumental consists of tinny horns, clipped synthesizers and a sloppy loop of the “Impeach The..
Via Hip Hop And Breakz A 1998 solo single by Q-Tip under the pseudonym “Lone Ranger”. It’s a Tip produced joint, a loose tribute to T La Rock’s classic, apparently recorded under the “Lone Ranger” name to avoid trouble with Jive. This is dope, hard to believe I haven’t heard..
“Get It Together” is a 1994 single by the Beastie Boys, released in support of their ’94 album, Ill Communication. It’s a collaboration with Q-Tip that avoids the pitfalls of modern collaborations. Rather than simply tacking on a verse to the end of the song, Q-Tip and the Beasties spend..
“Father Time” is a 1995 single by Canadian rapper Saukrates, released as a 12′ shared with Choclair’s “21 Years.” It’s considered something of a underground classic, getting spin on the Stretch and Bobbito show back in the day and chosen for the first Fat Beats Compilation. (more…) Sphere: Related Content