Sunday, 28 October 2012

Black Rob ft The LOX 'Can I Live'
unreleased version (1999)

What you know about an alternative version of one of Bad Boy's finest moments with a different Black Rob verse? Hopefully the answer to that question is a blank stare and not "its on the Japanese import of 'Life Story'" because as far as I know this has never been put out there before.



BR's verse on the album version is a personal favourite of mine (especially that "my night time prowess in grimey after-hours/Karl Kani, Mau Malone wear, Eddie Bauers bit") so I wouldnt say this is necessarily better but I know The Internet is always down to hear some rare unreleased 90s business, so you can add this to the list of shit you done heard here first. If anyone knows the background on this get at me. I did tweet Rob about it but havent heard back as yet.

8 comments:

  1. Damn, doesn't get any better than these Bad Boy rarities

    Props

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  2. ^^^ Yep.

    That's a great B.R verse too, innit?

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  3. definitely a fave of mine. I think the track was originally meant to have been on the LOX album but got held up due to sample clearance so maybe BR re-recorded the better verse in the meantime.

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  4. I originally heard this track on a Clue tape back in 97'/98' with only The Lox on it. I've never heard this version of the song.

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  5. This was released on a bad boy promo only 12"

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  6. I've got the promo 12". You're saying theres another one with the version I've uploaded?

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  7. damn step i dont know how i missed this one. could you please reup it?

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