Sunday, 29 November 2009

Dr Dre 'Puffin On Blunts...' (Video)



Another bit of previously unreleased material from the Death Row archives. This was the b-side to 'Dre Day' and was all over the mixtapes back in 1993. Kurupt absoloutely murders it.

Shout to Magneto for the heads up.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Money B - Rock That Shit!


















Good mix of rock-influenced old school Hip Hop by Money B of Digital Underground fame

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Tracklist
1. INTRO - MONEY B
2. DOPE BEAT - BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS
3. I'M NOT PLAYIN' - ULTIMATE FORCE
4. THE WAY WE SWING - DIGITAL UNDERGROUND
5. BREAK 2 - MONEY B
6. ROCK BOX - RUN-DMC
7. NEW YORK NEW YORK - GRANDMASTER FLASH & FURIOUS 5
8. HOW I COULD JUST KILL A MAN - CYPRESS HILL
9. SHUT 'EM DOWN - PUBLIC ENEMY
10. BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY - THE D.O.C.
11. BREAK 3 - MONEY B
12. HERE I GO - INFAMOUS SYNDICATE
13. SLOW AND LOW - BEASTIE BOYS
14. GANGSTA OF LOVE - GETO BOYS
15. BREAK 4 - MONEY B
16. TRICKIN' - CLEE AND DRANK A LOT
17. ITS TRICKY - RUN-DMC
18. WILD THING - TONE LOC
19. WE WANT SOME PUSSY - 2 LIVE CREW
20. GO CUT CREATOR- LL COOL J
21. 8 MILLION STORIES - KURTIS BLOW FT. RUN-DMC
22. OUTRO - MONEY B

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tony Touch - Tape # 65 (2001)














Another banger from Tony Touch. All the East Coast heavyweights are on here: Mobb Deep, Busta, Jay Z, MOP, The LOX, Gang Starr and loads more.

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Saturday, 21 November 2009

DJ Rhude - Before The Roc (2002)


















Just came across this DJ Rhude mix of rare and unreleased early Jay Z and Sauce Money material. There's some essential bits on here you might not have heard.

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Tracklist
1. Original Flavor - Can I Get Open
2. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Broken English
3. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Pass the Roc
4. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Get Off My D!ck
5. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Rippin It Up
6. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Nothing But Love
7. Sauce Money - Money Aint A Thing
8. Sauce Money - Serious
9. Sauce Money - Check Out The Horns
10. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Under Pressure
11. Jay-Z - Understand Me
12. Jay-Z - The Greatest MC
13. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money & Jaz - Cant Get Wit Dat
14. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime
15. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime RMX
16. Jay-Z feat. Mic Geronimo, DMX & Ja Rule - Time To Build
17. Jay-Z - Cant Knock the Hustle (OG Version)
18. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Dead or Alive
19. Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money & Memphis Bleek - Game Made Me
20. Jay-Z - Wishing On a Star
21. Jay-Z - This Life Forever (Unreleased Mix)

Thanks to Kool Max Power at TROY for the link and tracklist.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Marley Marl & Clark Kent - In Control on WBLS (1989)














DJ Clark Kent in the mix on Marley Marl's legendary 'In Control' show on New York station WBLS. Includes music by Special Ed, Master Ace, Doug E Fresh, Cool C and Big Daddy Kane.

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Shout to DJ MK for supplying the original tape.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Beat Junkies & Da Beatminerz live in LA (2009)


















Live club set by The Beat Junkies and Da Beatminerz from a couple of months back. Its starts off with DJ Babu on the wheels and Mr. Choc on the mic. Then Da Beatminerz take over with Mr Walt & Evil D in the mix. Crazy Bizarro & Rhettmatic host the rest of the evening.
You know these guys have deep crates when they're using acapellas like 'Nuthin But A G Thang' and 'Mama Said Knock You Out'. Never heard those used before! Sounds like a wicked party...

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I spotted this over at J Rocc's blog. It was originally uploaded as one large file here but as its just short of 2 hours I've seperated it into 2 parts for those of you that copy files onto CDs.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Sparkle Motion 'Flight School Volume 2'


















This is the second installment of 'Flight School' by Sparkle Motion aka
Tobes and DJ Yoda. I'll let them tell it:

"By the power of jheri curl juice, Sparkle Motion (DJ Yoda & TOBE$) are back with more synthesized fire to take you higher and higher!

After the phenomenal success of Vol. 1, step on board for another hour of 80s R&B breaks - no vocals, just uptempo boogie bangers and slow jam burners for you to break out the scented oils to"


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"Hang tight for the second volumes of "New Jack City" and "Slow Jamz", and a new series "Miracle Blendz".

Sparkle Motion are the new Bell Biv Devoe! (But DJs)."

Monday, 16 November 2009

Derek B RIP (1965-2009)


















UK Hip Hop pioneer Derek B passed away from a heart attack in the early hours of this morning. For those that dont know, he was the first UK rapper - and one of the first rappers - to perform on Top Of The Pops, had a series of big singles around 88-89 and was the first UK artist to be signed to Russell Simmons' Rush Management company (home to Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Run DMC).
He was definitely a favourite of mine when I was growing up and I was fortunate enough to meet him a couple of years ago when he was selling off some of his vinyl. He came across as a nice bloke and even bust a verse of 'Bad Young Brother' acapella for me and my mate!

Condolences to his family.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Cipha Sounds - One FM (1999)


















Here's Cipha Sounds in the mix on Tim Westwood's One FM Rap Show back in August 1999. The set includes tracks by The Beatnuts, Jay Z, Noreaga, Slick Rick & Nas, Jadakiss and more.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tony Touch - Tape #53 (96-97)














More heat from the vaults, courtesy of DJ MK. This is some classic Tony Toca from (I'm guessing) around late 96-early 97.

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Includes music by Redman, KRS ONE, Mobb Deep, Keith Murray, Rampage and Heltah Skeltah.

NEW SOUL FOCUS RELEASE!


















The latest Soul Focus release dropped this week. Its our remix of 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, done 'jackin-for-beats' style.

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We actually made this a few years back and its always got a good reaction wherever we've played it so we suggest any DJs reading this grab it now!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

DJ Mike B live @ The Do-Over, LA (2009)














Wicked Hip Hop set by LA based DJ Mike B, live at The Do-Over a couple of weeks ago.
The selection includes some MOP, Nice N Smooth, Ghostface, EPMD, Public Enemy and more...

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Common 'I Used To Love Her' (Sir Charles remix)


















Here's a bootleg remix of Common's classic (and often imitated) concept track 'I Used To Love Her'. Its taken from this 12" and uses the beat from Warren G & Nate Dogg's 'Nobody Does It Better'. Common's flow fits nicely over that G-Funk beat.

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Lord Finesse - World Series mixtape (1996)


Another Lord Finesse mix, this time an upfront selection from 1996. Side A is strictly Hip Hop and features Artifacts, Ghostface, Natural Elements and MOP. The flipside is more chilled out with Faith Evans, D'Angelo and Keith Sweat.
Sound quality isn't flawless on this but it definitely has that authentic cassette feel to it!

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This is another one from DJ MK's collection.

ALSO: There's a new Wax Poetics interview with Finesse HERE