Friday, 30 August 2013

LL Cool J 'No Airplay' unreleased version (1995)



 8 months ago I dropped some audio of LL performing live at Chuck Chillout's birthday party back in 1990. The tape included a peformance of the unreleased - and pretty much unheard - track 'She's Rockin'. As a result this humble little blog from the UK burbs briefly had twitter and the rap internet goin nutz (that is to say, J Zone got hyped about it and Ego Trip linked to it). Anyway, here's another rare LL joint for you. Up until today I was only aware of 2 versions of 'No Airplay'. The one on the 'Mr Smith' LP which is censored, and the uncensored 'dirty funky raw version' on this ultra rare promo 12". Going through some records this evening I came across this bootleg which features a 3rd version with different lyrics and a different beat.



If anyone has any info on this let me know. If there's a CDQ version on some long forgotten soundtrack or an official promo 12" out there then share the knowledge!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks, much appreciated.G

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  2. can you re post this? the link doesn't work

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  3. Thank you this beat is dope! What was this off of? A bootleg 12"?

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  4. this gem was used in the intro of the album version of No Airplay, on the shoutout/party skit! Can't thank you enough for this, always wondered where it came from.

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