Friday 31 July 2015

Terror Squad - Hot 97 freestyle (1997)

Big Pun, Cuban Link and Triple Seis going in over the Triumph instrumental on Stretch & Bob's Hot 97 show back in 1997...

Sunday 26 July 2015

Kanye West - Westwood freestyle (2004)

Kanye on Westwood's show from (I'd guess) 2004ish. Can't really write anything about him that hasn't already been said, but suffice to say he was a lot more enjoyable back then...

Shout out to Dave for sending this over as I'd never heard it before. If anyone has the full show get in touch.

Tuesday 21 July 2015

DJ Nu Mark - Nu Crack City (2015)

Cool mix by Nu-Mark. Hip Hop, funk, breaks and whistling all thrown in, interspersed with some New Jack City samples. Check it...

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Saturday 18 July 2015

DJ Clark Kent mixtape (1992)

Not sure where I got this from (Stretch Armstrong's blog maybe?) but I found it on a battered CDR at the back of the cupboard the other day. Clark is one of those DJs that other DJs rate very highly but seems to be a bit slept  on by the average rap fan. Maybe because he never had his own established radio show like Red Alert or Marley or hit the mixtapes hard like Ron G. Everytime I've heard him he's always on point...

Thursday 9 July 2015

Cash Money - Kickin Flava (2006)

I wouldn't usually post mix CDs that got a normal retail release but this one was fairly low key and is long out of print so thought I'd throw it up on the mixcloud for you and yours...

Tracklist is here

Sunday 5 July 2015

MC Eiht 'Nuthin But The Gangsta' - solo version

The edit of Snoop's 'Afro Puffs' freestyle was what the (metaphorical internet) streets needed, so in the words of the OG of late night regional radio Alan Partridge, "people like them, lets make some more of them".
The original version of MC Eiht's 'Nuthin But The Gangster' was on his classic '94 LP 'We Come Strapped' and featured Spice 1 and Redman, with Eiht dropping a verse at either end. The beat is lovely and I've had the song in regular rotation as of late but it only recently dawned on me how damn great that last verse is and sitting through 3+ minutes to get to it ain't right. The lyrics are also pretty personal and as good as the guest spots are, that final verse deserves optimum shine so reconfiguring this song into a solo track seemed necessary. You won't find this anywhere else...

Additional thought: a version of this track featuring Scarface could've been amazing.

Thursday 2 July 2015

Craig G - Sneakin Up On That Azz pt 1 (1994)

Fat Craig G tape from '94 donated courtesy of DJ Rikki Rick. Includes a bunch of tracks from what I assume was the leak/promo of Ready To Die aswell as 'Flava In Ya Ear', the Primo remix of 'Kaught In Da Ak', some Big Daddy Kane, Pete Rock & CL, Method Man, OC and all that kind of stuff...