Godfather Don “The Ill Funk Freaker EP” (One Leg Up Records OLU-LTD1)
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The â€œIll Funk Freakerâ€ EP consists of EIGHT unreleased songs found on Godfather Donâ€™s original half-inch studio reels. Stored away for years, OLU and Don transported, baked, and dumped these last few remnants of his early 90â€™s home studio to find these treasures. What was uncovered was truly special! The highly coveted and sought after, â€œ8 Million Storiesâ€, an alternate version of â€œSlavesâ€ with Kool Keith and six other Don masterpieces. All extracted off of the reels in perfect original quality! Turns out that â€œWhereâ€™z The Skillz?â€ and â€œAinâ€™t None Leftâ€ were actually originally vocal versions of two stripped down instrumentals that Don later used on his first installment of Hydra Beats. The hard and fast paced â€œShoot The Twoâ€ features an early verse from Don collaborator Mic L (in a group called Da Funky Orphanz) and sadly, I donâ€™t know why all of these songs were never released??? The bulk of this EP stands toe to toe with â€œStatusâ€, â€œPiece Of The Actionâ€ and â€œProperties Of Steelâ€, which is why this is THE moment Godfather Don fans have been waiting for. Further cementing Donâ€™s legacy as both a top notch lyricist AND beatsmith, this EP will undoubtedly continue the call for more early-to mid 90â€™s GD archives.Don’t forget to download The Beatnuts “Intoxicated Demos”
And don’t skip over Markshot’s King Tee VLS post just because we had to get this post up ASAP.