This is in every Long Island DJ’s serato, the shit even has a fist pumper remix! Somebody told me I couldn’t play 5 songs that mad Memphis sound like the next nigga. I’ll take that money –easy. Hit my twitter if you want that 5 track Bleek playlist. Make you think Memph-man hot now!
This guy should have been poppin’ years ago, 2001 to be exact. If you don’t know the story then here is a quick synopsis of the facts. Royce was friends with Eminem, who was signed to Aftermath, that put out Dr. Dre 2001. Royce Da 5’9 wrote for that album but problems between camps kept him off 2001 and out of the spotlight. This was around the time Renegade was written.The original Renegade, before Jay bodied his verse. Here’s Royce on the verge of blowing up–tic, tic.
Inspiration: Wale Sugar Hill freestyle
With the emergence of T-shirt, Action Bronson and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire it seems the mid-90′s flow and cadence is seeing a reprise in the blogosphere. It’s undeniable Brooklyn’s The Boot Camp Click, were among the most influential rappers when it comes to the mid-90′s-hardcore-New York-sound. Smif-N-Wesson aka Cocoa Brovaz aka Tek and Steele released ‘Da Shinin” in 1995. “Wreckonize” was the second single off, what is deemed as, a classic album. Just look and listen to what they did to a “Just the 2 of Us” sample. Will Smith didn’t have to curse in raps to sell records but him and Trey didn’t have this kind of street cred — better recognize.
It’s amazing how Tek looks pre-tattoo with his rolex ring and polo shirt. He was swagged out before they called it swagger. Speaking of swagger, don’t Steele and Hodgey Beats resemble each other? SWAG.
“Get Out My Way” was a single off of Cormega’s ‘The Realness’ and was produced by Sha Money XL. The track comes off as a diss track to Nas, matter of fact a majority of the material on ‘The Realness’ came off as Nas disses. “American Beauty” ,the Cormega produced track, was the stand out but conceptually like Common’s “H.E.R.”. I’m not usually into the 90′s Queensbridge rap but ‘The Realness’ impressed me. I don’t know why Def Jam shelved Cormega’s initial project but I presume if it was anything like ‘The Realness’ it was a bad choice. Well with a lack of a “party record” I guess it was a good call. It wouldn’t have gotten the spins and if Mega wouldn’t bend on the artistry then it was a good decision. I guess it just depends on how you look at the situation.
Will Smith might be wack but is there another song that exemplifies summer time quite like this one? Classic.
I placed Asher Roth’s “Summertime” after the jump to further reiterate my point. Read the rest of this entry »
Damn, this right here hit when I was in high school. I didn’t know shit about how it was in the club but this track had my room feel like Cheetah on Friday’s. I definitely used to “bug” what “Who The Fuck Want What” used to come on. Zelda was a little more hood when Rock-a-fella was in the room. This is around the time I found out why Link wanted Zelda so bad.
You see how “skinny” Beanie is in the video? CRAZY!
I decided to do something new and put the lyrics after the jump. Mac went in.
Listen to the epilogue from James Todd. He did go back to Cali, you watch NCIS:LA yet?
I’ve had this one in the stash for sometime now. Since I couldn’t think of anything to post today I’mma go with my trusty back up. I don’t even know if you can consider this a one hit wonder. This never peaked on charts or received much critical acclaim but it popped, well at least in my projects. Ok, “my projects” were class assignments but Cal was hot to me! Do you remember this track? “The hood love hood rats”
I’m not with all the “2pac is 40 today bullshit” but I can’t deny the affect ‘Pac had on this thing of ours. How much he was loved and how adolescents are attracted to him though they know nothing about the life he lived still amazes me. Because of the recent “confessions” on the attempt on Tupac’s life I tracked down Treach’s tribute for this Throwback Thursday. I think this tribute was overlooked, much like Treach’s influence on hip hop is. Enjoy this gem from 1997 and depending on your sanity level, mourn the passing of ‘Pac.