This time we start off with one of the greatest intros for a rap song ever.”Strange Games and Things” by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. EPMD immortalized this song on their banger of an album,”Business As Usual“.Â K-Def also used it effectively for the Real Live joint off of the “High School High” soundtrack. Then, check out the Maze track that Money Boss used, 10 minutes of smoothed out soul that gets pretty heavy 6 minutes in. “Is It Because I’m Black” is another one of those Civil Rights era songs that still holds weight today. Moving along, another beautiful piece of work by the late great Minnie Riperton. I got to say I like No ID’s sampling of this the best. And,lastly,we wrap this mix up with one of my favorite RIP dedications ever,Â Gangstarr‘s “In Memory of..”. Primo chopped the original song up lovely, and Guru delivers some choice story telling rhymes. Enjoy and stay tuned…
02. EPMD – Manslaughter
03. Real Live – Get Down For Mine
04. Maze – I Need You(ft.Frankie Beverly)
05. Money Boss Players – Sat. Nite,Sunday Morn.
06. Ryo Kawasaki – Bamboo Child
07. Kool G Rap – It’s a Shame(Da Butcher’s Mix)
09. Wu Tang Clan – Hollow Bones
10. Minnie Riperton – Take a Little Trip
11. No ID – Prayer for the Sinners
12. Del – Stress the World
13. Biggie Smalls – Me and My Bitch(og demo mix)
15. GangStarr – In Memory Of..
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Thanks to godmc for the Biggie demo and thanks to drizzle for the Maze track.
Props to RacquetballGangsta for the Syl and Wu tracks.