Sunday 19 June 2011

Nas - Freestyle (1996)

This is the Nas freestyle that was doing the rounds on the mixtapes back in 96 just before 'It Was Written' dropped. Its the one over some classic 80s beats (Nobody Beats The Biz, Eric B For President and So Whatcha Sayin) and I thought you might appreciate a nice, good quality, untagged version straight off the white label...

Saturday 18 June 2011

Flava In Ya Ear remix (DJ Step One blend)

I haven't posted a blend for a while so here's something I just cooked up: the acapella of the 'Flava In Ya Ear' remix over the instrumental of Outkast's 'Southernplayalistic...'


Monday 13 June 2011

Max LX & Dave VJ - Kiss FM Rap Chart (1991)

Back to the tapes! This is the rap show chart from January (or possibly early February - my guess is based on the advert for the LL concert) 1991. Kiss hadnt been a legal station for very long at this point - the first broadcast as a non-pirate was September 1990.
KMD, King Sun, Ice Cube, Special Ed, BDP and Chubb Rock all feature...

Thursday 9 June 2011

the post with no name (aka 'random treats')

Been a while since I last posted. No real reason for the break other than that I dropped a lot of hotness in May and thought I'd best give you time to catch up. Nothing worse than having a load of newly downloaded music and not having time to get through it all before the next gem appears.
Theres no specific theme to this post other than to offer up a few things from my hardrive that you might not have come across before, but at the same time probably dont warrant their own post. Enjoy...

Jay Z 'Feelin It' (Rosco's ride-out blend)
I found this on Soundcloud. Uses the 'It Was A Good Day' instrumental. Nice.

Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz 'Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)' Bay Area mix
Promo only business to keep the regional DJs sweet. This has the same beat but the chorus shouts out towns and cities in The Bay rather than NYC.

The Firm 'Freestyle'
Think I got this off the 'Firm Biz' CD single. Uses the Alkaholiks 'Hip Hop Drunkies' beat.

Mobb Deep 'True Lies'
I'm guessing this is from around 1997ish. Not 100% but I dont think it ever saw an official release. If it did and any of you have a better quality version than the bootleg vinyl rip I've posted here then hook me up!