1Apr/1315

Roy’s West Coast Underground Volume 1 (Re-Upped)

What’s up, TROY fans. I’ve been on hiatus for a couple months, but now I’m back in full effect. I got six volumes of my favorite early-to-mid 90s west coast underground tracks on tap, so check back regularly. You may have noticed that I have a severe east coast bias, but this is also reflected in the type of west coast hip hop that I enjoy. I’ll be adhering to a strict time frame (1992-1996), with a focus on artists such as Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship, Ras Kass, The Pharcyde, Del, Casual, Pep Love, Souls Of Mischief, Blackalicious, Saafir, Homeliss Derilex, Mannish, Chali 2na, Charizma, The Dereliks, Ahmad, Motion Man, E-Rule, Lateef, The Atban Klann, Funkytown Pros, The Nonce, Madlib, Mystik Journeymen, Abstract Rude, etc.

Before you download these compilations, give this track a listen:

James Sumbi – Sunshine Men (1991)

And with that, I present to you: The Sunshine Men.

Side One
1. Mannish – The Impact Of My Insanity
2. Aceyalone – The Greatest Show On Earth
3. Ras Kass – Remain Anonymous
4. Mannish – Mannish (Instrumental)
5. Dereliks – Iz On Some Other….
6. Blackalicious – Count And Estimate
7. Motion Man – 93 Swing
8. Peanut Butter Wolf – The Chronicles (Instrumental)
9. The Nonce – Mix Tapes
10. Charizma – Methods
11. Chali 2na – Who’s Gonna Be The Next Victim
12. Casual – Rock On (Instrumental)
13. Casual, Pep Love & Del – Who’s It On
14. Saafir – Can U Feel Me
15. Freestyle Fellowship – Hot Potato
16. Freestyle Fellowship – Pure Thought (Instrumental)

 

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Side Two
1. Del – You’re In Shambles
2. Homeliss Derilex – Survivin’ The Game
3. Ras Kass, Saafir & Ahmad – Come Widdit
4. Alkaholiks – Mary Jane (Instrumental)
5. Atban Klann – No Sequel
6. Madlib – Get Down And Go For Mine ’95
7. Funkytown Pros – The Remedy
8. The Nonce – Who Falls Apart (Instrumental)
9. E-Rule – My Synopsis
10. Lateef – The Wreckoning
11. Mystik Journeymen – Depths Of Survival
12. The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Instrumental)
13. The Pharcyde – Bullshit
14. Aceyalone & Abstract Rude – Keep It True
15. Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
16. Peanut Butter Wolf – Lunar Props (Instrumental)

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Preview:

Mannish – The Impact Of My Insanity

Dereliks – Iz On Some Other….

Blackalicious – Count And Estimate

Motion Man – 93 Swing

Charizma – Methods

Chali 2na – Who’s Gonna Be The Next Victim

Homeliss Derilex – Survivin’ The Game

Madlib – Get Down And Go For Mine ’95

Props to dirt dog for the ill cover.

–Roy Johnson

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15 Responses to “Roy’s West Coast Underground Volume 1 (Re-Upped)”

  1. Cenzi Stiles says:

    what a great couple of compiltaions… I am looking for "Hot Potatoe" remix… the video version was so different from that album version.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Mystik Journeymen… whatever happende to them, loved their CD!
    and The Nonce-Mixtapes…

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  3. aREAL says:

    You sir, have a fantastic taste in music!

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  4. strategy786 says:

    Thank God. I was having Roy-Johnson-post withdrawal. This cat is a national treasure.

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  5. skeme says:

    do you mind*

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  6. Anonymous says:

    WTF? Nonce Mixtapes is a trendy bubble-gum played-out 12"-single. No props. Song sucked from day one, and if you thought otherwise, you are what we call a "sucker". Shit is fake like Supersonic and Dove Shack's shit. Nonce had some good shit, but that was not it. ANYBODY caught playing that song, as if it wasn't bubble-gum, is identified as a fake immediately.

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  7. Roy Johnson says:

    ^LOL

    Thanks for the kind words, y'all.

    Feel free to post this wherever you want, skeme.

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  8. Jonny says:

    "Anonymous said…

    WTF? Nonce Mixtapes is a trendy bubble-gum played-out 12"-single. No props. Song sucked from day one, and if you thought otherwise, you are what we call a "sucker". Shit is fake like Supersonic and Dove Shack's shit. Nonce had some good shit, but that was not it. ANYBODY caught playing that song, as if it wasn't bubble-gum, is identified as a fake immediately"

    says the anon punk made bitch faggot.

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  9. skeme says:

    @roy johnson..thx..dope music just needs to be put outhere

    lol @ anonymous..we all have opinions

    RIP "YUSEF AFLOAT" (the nonce)

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  10. Anonymous says:

    But really, when I first heard Mixtapes, I remember thinking "What a WACKASS chorus". And when people started jocking that track, I thought they were all newjacks. And they were. The chorus for Mixtapes is forever super-wack. And if you are putting this on a mix in 2009 as if it ever was dope (without editing/cutting out the chorus as if it was never there), you must be a newjack buster. Sorry-Roy, but you are nothing without the download-age of the internet. Just like the vast majority of the TROY community.

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  11. Roy Johnson says:

    Settle down, AC. There's nothing wrong with the refrain. You're just an oddball.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    bwahahaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! WTF? AC? This compilation is dumb wack!

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  13. Roy Johnson says:

    I can't keep track of all the brain-damaged hip hop enthusiasts on the internet. My bad for thinking you were AC.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    WOW…..R O Y….thank you….obviously there are too many fucken buster ass opinions on the internet..first of all…if YOU buster nonce hater were in LA going to the good life cafe…name some dates…going to leimert..name some dates…you would have known nonce were dope…77th of all….big up for including HDz…what up grand, g luv, pb wolf…acey….cut…numark….manish…gab and balicious…see roy…those who were in LA during the times mixtapes came out would have never said that….it was a super electrified time when you could have seen ODB on melrose freestylin'…for those that diss what story do you have of LA or the bay from 92-96…where were you with bored stiff or hds or charizma, voodoo and bird and meen green, cve, or rhettmatic or uc irvine college radio….fresno college radio….there are so many untold stories of the mid nineties..props to you roy….as chariza said…keep on rockin' it… remain anonomous…….

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Was Sunshine Men ever pressed on wax?
    I know its on To Whom it May Concern just wondering if J-Sum ever released his own…

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