5Oct/0916

One Year Bitches


So we’ve been building this blog for a year now. Our first post was on 9/30/08. At the time, we figured we would mostly cover the material people were posting in our forums. We soon realized that we had diverse content to share by the truckloads, and we expanded into exclusive interviews, homegrown remixes, analytical essays, guest blogging spots, and more.

As we grew in popularity, we attracted praise and denunciation from every walk of online hip hop life. Folks as far away as Indonesia praised us for dropping gems they would have otherwise never heard and for contributing greater insight than the average upload blog. Meanwhile, some people felt we didn’t give enough credit where it was due or simply that we were funk faking human shade trees. No matter your opinion, we definitely garnered your attention: in only one year, 1,000+ heads subscribe to our RSS feed and many more follow us through other means.

To celebrate a year in the game, we have compiled our most noteworthy links and organized them by category. We urge you to give old posts a new chance. If you’re a vinyl fiend who never found a Now Born Click b-side demo he didn’t like, check out one of the sample compilations for a change. If you’re a technical production head who dreams about MPC pads, read one of the lyric analyses. There’s room for it all as we mingle at the ball. And there’s more in store. Reply to the thread to offer congrats, or hate on us if you’re so inclined. Constructive criticism and requests for something different in the future are also welcome. Whatever you do, just stay tuned…

Creme De La Creme

Sounds Like The 90s

Philaflava.com’s 100 Greatest Obscure Tracks

Fifty Remixes You Need To Hear (1-50)

Touring The States

Every One Leg Up Release

Ego Trip Singles (’79-88)

Easy Mo Bee Career Retrospective

Eric B “Eric B”

The Fondle ‘Em Collection

L.O.N.S. And The Crisis Of Time, Part 1

20 Hip Hop Songs You Must Listen To Before Voting

Every Schenectadyfan Compilation

All The Ras Kass Singles That Really Matter

Analysis & Commentary

Ghostface Killah “The Sun”

Juggaknots “Generally”

Black Sheep “Still In The Ghetto”

The Legion “New Niggas”

RZA “Sunshower”

Das Efx “Hard Like A Criminal”

GP Wu “Black On Black Crime”

An Infamous Genealogy, Pt. 1

Figure Eight: Slavery

Ultramagnetic MCs and Inexplicable Mobility

The Most Prominent Member Out The Group (Pause)

Security Blanket

Various Videos

Non Album Tracks

Artifacts Spotlight

Ras Kass – Non-Album Tracks (1994-1996)

Chino XL Spotlight

Diamond D – Non-Album Tracks

Black Sheep – Non-Album Tracks

K-Solo Non-Album Tracks

J-Live – Non-Album Tracks (1995-2002)

Leaders Of The New School – Non-Album Tracks

Big Daddy Kane – Non-Album Tracks (1986-1990)

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks (1986-1997)

JVC Force Non-Album Tracks

Bush Babees – Non-Album Tracks

De La Soul – The Instrumentals (1988-1998)

Interviews

Philaflava Exlusive Prodigy Interview

Philaflava Exclusive Guru Interview

The Henry Chalfant Interview Part. 1

The Henry Chalfant Interview Part 2

Compilations

Thirty & Good Vol 1 (90s R&B)

Valentine’s Stimulus (90s R&B)

T.R.O.Y. Presents: The Moaning

Valentine’s Weekend “Funk Drops” Compilation

Jingle Jangle: Rock The Sleigh Bells

History of Hip-Hop: 90’s

Dancehall/Raggamuffin Meets Hip Hop

Big L – The Best of The Rest

Guest Bloggers

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/9th Wonder

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Jean Grae

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/ Chip Fu

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Tame One

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/ AJ Woodson (JVC Force)

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/B-Real

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Superstar Quamallah

The Top 10 Tracks I’ve Produced by LG

Kurious Jorge’s Top 10 Posse Cuts

Diamonds In The Rough

The Diggaman (Lord Digga Discography)

In Search Of A Complete Prince Paul Discography

Omar Epps’ Wolfpack

Ca$h Money Click

PHD (Poet & Hot Day)

Big Kwam

This ol’ clan from Now Born got shit locked…

Paul C. Lives

Producer Highlight – Mel Man

Rakim “The Cellar” EP

Samples

That Backwards Sample

Sample Compilation 3

Les McCann – Samples Volume 1

A Tribute To Freddie Hubbard

Quincy Jones “Summer In The City” Samples

The Meters (Vol. 1-3)

Who Flipped It Better? Company Flow, Parallax, Lord Digga?

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16 Responses to “One Year Bitches”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I've been following u guys for a few weeks now. I've been going back page by page through all of the previous posts. I had no idea until today when TROY first blogged. So its good to hear that my back tracking is coming to an end shortly. I've been downloading here, like no other site has ever offered. Those ego lists, obscure tracks & remix's are perhaps my favorites. One thing i asked is to re-up that NEW YORK UNDERCOVER episode ! Anyways, your hard work is BEYOND APPRECIATED here in Toronto !!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    One of the greatest hip hop blogs ever. respect!

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  3. Eyedea says:

    happy birthday…great year!

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  4. philosophical says:

    you guys don't know how much i appreciate what you do. i can't imagine all the great music i would have missed out on if weren't for this blog. this is the best hip hop website on the net by a landslide. keep boomin and bappin and many thank youze.

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  5. PAS says:

    Happy birthday, just so happened to coincide with mine! One note though, please refrain from the "bitches" routine as in download, bitches or grab it bitches or one year bitches, well you get the picture. Its kind of embarrassing and this great place dont need it, other admins on less fortunate sites use it to sound cool, fails miserably, youre one of the best and dont need that shit!
    two cents, have a good one, peace

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  6. Gloss says:

    Lighten up pal. Seriously.

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  7. Bifter81 says:

    Great blog, easily one of the best out there, your hard work is much appreciated. Keep it up!

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  8. PAS says:

    Gloss:Never.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    great blog! happy birthday

    thun is a fag

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  10. Anonymous says:

    My 12 year old daughter is banned from visiting this blog until you guys clean up your language.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Happy birthday & thanks you for the music!

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  12. K-Funk says:

    happy birthday guys!

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  13. stexdo says:

    happy birthday!!!
    best blog ever

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  14. Boothe says:

    Congrats on making it to one year.

    Definitely my favorite hip hop blog on the net. Thanks for the great topics of discussion, and the many downloadable goods.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    I'll have to agree with what someone up there said. The whole "bitches" thing is really teeny-boppy and never made grown men sound cooler. Other than that, great job!

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  16. Cenzi Stiles says:

    your 12 year daughter?! get the fuck outta here… does this mean she can't download MC Eiht's "Streiht Up Menace" then? DAMN! poor her…

    Happy B Day locos!

    BTW, how old is the forum then?

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