7Jul/140

The Story of Hiphop Legend Q-Tip of ATCQ

July 7th, 2014

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Stories: Benji B tells the story of hip-hop legend Q-Tip – founding member of A Tribe Called Quest. Hear from Q-Tip at length as well as Pharrell, Nas, The Pharcyde and more. Benji speaks at length with Tip about his musical upbringing in Queens in the 70’s, releasing a debut LP as a teenager, his reluctance to fame and the part he played in introducing the late J Dilla to the world. There is also an exclusive Tribe announcement and Tip gives more details about his forthcoming LP, The Last Zulu, which he describes as “The Evil twin to Tribe.” – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047759k

Listen/DL:
http://soundcloud.com/bbcradio1/the-story-of-q-tip

Here’s a quote from Q-Tip about the 25th Anniversary Release of “Low End Theory”…

“We’re going to come to 25 years on Low End Theory pretty soon, and I’m going to put out a special edition. I’m announcing it here first to the world. I will be putting out a special edition 25th year anniversary album. We’re going to include all of the stuff you guys probably never heard, different mixes. And one of those songs I’ll include when we get to the Low End Theory is this song that we did – I think it was called “Silence” and Leaders of the New School were on it.”

Here’s a DL link of a nice quality rip for the show via core news.

Option 1:http://www.mixcloud.com/corenewsuploads/benji-b-the-story-of-q-tip-2014-06-22/
Option 2:https://www.oboom.com/BT87UVSB/BBC%20Radio%201Xtras%20Stories%202014-06-22.mp3

3Jun/143

Canibus feat. Kurupt, Ras Kass, Killah Priest & Tragedy Khadafi – Historic

June 3rd, 2014

 

Canibus reunites with Kurupt, Killah Priest and Ras Kass to drop “Historic”, the first new Four Horsemen single in five years was premiered today by Vibe.com and appears on Canibus’ forthcoming Canibus LP Fait Accompli, which will be released on 6-10-14 via RBC Records. The single is now available on Itunes, Fait Accompli retail and deluxe editions are available for pre-order on Amazon, Itunes and more.

Tell us what you think?

8May/1410

Creatin’ More Styles…

May 8th, 2014

Music Cloud by Domenic Bahmann

The fluctuations in format that naturally stem from ever-advancing technology seem to play a larger role than one may realize, in determining the overall climate, even culture, of particular time periods in hip hop music.

DJ Kool Herc was first to isolate and elongate what is now known as the break, beginning the proliferation of sample culture as we know it today. That was August of ’73. The members of Chic didn’t hear that their familiar hit Good Times had been looped up by The Sugarhill Gang ’til it had already been on the radio, just after the summer of ’79. From when Herc set it off ’til hip hop first met wax, all sorts of creative people were busy honing their craft at home and in the streets. By ’77 some of the live park jams started to get recorded and passed around the projects, dubbed and traded from one giant ghetto blaster to the next. These boomboxes would sit outside a speaker set to record, which sounded great when listening to the mix, but not so good once the MC got on the mic. The tapes made from these sessions remain largely hidden, lost, destroyed, or forgotten to this day, still shrouded in mystery, guarded like cherished religious texts or any historical artifact. Fragments are therefore treasured as precious, regardless of quality. And so the first half dozen years of hip hop music, the roots of the culture, remain largely buried, lost to the sands of time. What’s left behind however, is the stuff of myth and legend. Conflicting, juxtaposing stories, filled to the brim with details of who started what, the way it was, and how it all became the way we know it to be today. Read the rest of this entry »

2May/141

Rhyme – Demo Tape [Chicago, IL] (1995)

May 2nd, 2014

It’s a treat for Friday. Unfortunately, I do not have any info neither about the MC nor about the production. Just digging up gems and passing them on. Enjoy!

rhyme-warrior ink demo tape

01. Warrior Ink
02. Beware
03. Don’t Play Wit Em

—>DOWNLOAD<—

–Markshot

27Apr/141

Groove Merchantz (Godfather Don & V.I.C.) Compilation Vol. 1+2

April 27th, 2014

I came across this amazing post by claaa7 on the T.R.O.Y. forums this morning and knew immediately I had to share it with our blog family. For those that don’t know, the Groove Merchantz were a production team consisting of Godfather Don and V.I.C.

While Don went on to do a lot of stuff with Kool Keith, The Mighty V.I.C. worked a lot with The Beanuts, giving us some of their best work to date. Check out both volumes and enjoy. Peace to Claa7 and be sure to send him thanks if you’re a forum member or frequent his blog. –Philaflava

GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 1

01. Bas Blasta – “Dangerous” [Groove Merchantz]
02. House Of Pain – “On Point” [Groove Merchantz Remix]
03. Kurious – “Mansion & A Yacht” [Groove Merchantz]
04. Jemini – “Funk Soul Sensation” [Godfather Don Remix]
05. Scaramanga – “Group War 2000″ [Godfather Don]
06. Artifacts – “The Interview” [V.I.C.]
07. DJ Honda Ft. Cuban Link, AL, JuJu & Missin’ Linx – “On The Mic” [V.I.C.]
08. MC Lyte – “Ruffneck” [Beatnuts Remix by V.I.C. & JuJu]
09. Godfather Don – “Properties Of Steel”
10. Rawcotiks – “Live That I Live” [V.I.C.]
11. Raw Breed – “”Rabbit Stew” [Godfather's Flame Boiled Mix]
12. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Raise It Up” [Godfather Don]
13- Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
14. Missin’ Linx – “Missin’ In Action” [V.I.C.]
15. Godfather Don – “Burn”
16. Kurious – “Spell It With A J (Jorge)” [V.I.C.]
17. Godfather Don Ft. Sir Menelik- “No Competition”

Download Vol. 1

GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 2

01. Nas – “One Love” (Ft. Sadat X) [Groove Merchantz Remix]
02. Bas Blasta – “The Rhythm” (Ft. Lord Finesse, Fat Joe & JuJu) [Groove Merchantz]
03. Rawcotiks – “Real Heads” [Groove Merchantz]
04. Big Punisher/Terror Squad – “Brave in the Heart” [V.I.C.]
05. Artifacts – “That’s Them” [V.I.C.]
06. Cenobites – “I Was Forgotten” [Godfather Don]
07. Casual – “Same O.G.” [V.I.C.]
08. Royal Flush – “It’s Royal Flush” [Godfather Don]
09. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Saga Of The Dandy, The Devil & Day” [Godfather Don Remix]
10. Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
11. DJ Clue Ft. Mobb Deep & Noyd – “The Professional” [V.I.C.]
12. Infamous Mobb Ft. Prodigy & Noyd – “Killa Queens” [V.I.C.]
13. Screwball Ft. Prodigy & Godfather Don – “The Heat is On Remix” [G.D.]
14. Non Phixion Ft. Hostyle – “Don’t Get Beside Yourself” [V.I.C.]
15. Godfather Don – “Memories”
16. Stretch & Bobbito Ft. Black Thought, Absolute, Common & P. Monch – “Live From the Stretch & Bobbito Show” [V.I.C.]

Download Vol. 2

25Apr/142

Saafir – Unsigned Hype Demo Tape (1992)

April 25th, 2014

Everything you need to know about this demo tape is just down below in  the Unsigned Hype article from August ’92.

Big thanks to J. Whitemare and his dope blog 12manrambotapes.

Enjoy!

saafir unsigned hype

01. Intro
02. It’s A Pimp Thang
03. Mark
04. Prime Time After Seven

—>DOWNLOAD<—

—>ALTERNATE LINK<—

–Markshot

18Apr/142

The TROY Blog Presents: Funk-O-Rama V11

April 18th, 2014

Funk-O-Rama is back after long long time.

**dirt_dog on the covers.

Enjoy! 

 
funk-o-rama v11

01. The Beatnuts – Get Funky (Remix)
02. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs – Stay Funky #2
03. Da Youngsta’s – Illy Filly Funk
04. Society – F.U.N.K. (From Us Nasty Kidz)
05. Figure Uv Speech – Hardcore Funk
06. Lords Of The Underground – Keepers Of The Funk
07. Funkytown Pros – Too Dam Funque
08. Paris – Funky Lil’ Party
09. Logic – Bust A Funky Rhyme
10. Blvd. Mosse – Move To Something Funky
11. Lord Finesse – Funky On The Fast Tip
12. Def Jef – God Made Me Funky

—–>DOWNLOAD<—–

–Markshot

    7Apr/141

    T.R.O.Y. Presents – Moet Drinking, Marijuana Smoking Street Dweller

    April 7th, 2014
    We first hit you with “Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth.” A 14 track Method Man sample compilation and now we’re back with one for Mr. Nasir Jones. We could create dozens of compilations comprised of all Nas samples, especially material off Illmatic, but we took 18 old and new joints and threw them together for you. Peace to dirt_dog for always cooking up some marvelous images. We hope you enjoy our 2nd installment in our sample compilation. –Philaflava
    00 VA - Moet Drinking Marijuana Smoking Street Dweller - cover
    T.R.O.Y. Presents 
    Moet Drinking, Marijuana Smoking Street Dweller
    01 Jay-Z – Dead Presidents (Original) (CDS – 1996)
    02 O.C. – Born 2 Live (Eclipse Remix) (Eclipse Remixes Circa 94 – 2004)
    03 Mic Geronimo – Hemmin Heads (Shit’s Real 12”  - 1993)
    04 Kool G. Rap – 4, 5, 6 (4, 5, 6 – 1995)
    05 Real Live – Real Live Shit (The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama – 1996)
    06 Big L – Ebonics (The Big Picture (1974-1999) – 2000)
    07 De La Soul – Vocabulary Spills (Smell The DA.I.S.Y. – 2014)
    08 Darc Mind – I’m Ill (Symptomatic Of A Greater Ill – 2006)
    09 Jeru The Damaja – Invasion (New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 – 1995)
    10 Pete Rock – Half Man Half Amazin feat. Method Man (Soul Survivor – 1998)
    11 Deda – Press Rewind (The Original Baby Pa – 2003)
    12 Black Attack – Correct Technique feat. Problemz (My Crown 12” – 1997)
    13 Basement Khemists – Correct Technique (Beyond Real Experience – 1999)
    14 Nuthouse – Correct Technic feat. Diamondback & Planetary (Good Vibe Recordings – 2000)
    15 Laster – Searchin 4 Meaning (Searchin 4 Meaning 12” – 1998)
    16 Jigmastas – Beyond Real (Beyond Real 12” – 1996)
    17 Lexicon – Nikehead (It’s The L!! – 2001)
    18 Raekwon – Sneakers (Immobilarity – 1999)
     nasback
    Download Link 1  Link 2
    4Apr/140

    (R.F.D.) Random Friday Downloads

    April 4th, 2014

    Thanks to J-Preme and everyone on the T.R.O.Y. forum for the links. This is just a little something to hold you over for the weekend. 1994 represent, represent!

    A1       Forreal (Street Version)
    A2       Forreal (Radio Remix)
    A3       Forreal (Instrumental)
    B1       Me And My Squad
    B2       Checkin Down The Menu
    B3       Checkin Down The Menu (Instrumental)

    LINK

    A1       In Tha “Q” (Radio Edit)
    A2       In Tha “Q” (Instrumental)
    B1       In Tha “Q” (Street Mix)
    B2       Interlude
    B3       Don’t Wet Dat (Radio Edit)

    LINK

    A1       Shawn
    A2       Shawn (Radio Edit)
    B1       Shawn (Accapella)
    B2       3,000 Long
    B3       3,000 Long (Accamental)

    LINK

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    31Mar/149

    “When the Unsigned Hype Column in The Source Was Like, Our Only Source of Light…”

    March 31st, 2014

    The Source Magazine, a.k.a. The Hip Hop Bible, got its start as a couple page long Boston newsletter back in August of ’88. However, the now famous Unsigned Hype segment didn’t debut straight away, if you look back, that section is noticeably absent. It actually wasn’t until almost two years later, in May of ’90 (as far as we know), that demo tapes and black and white photos were suddenly being requested by the now New York City based organization.

    The Source, Issue #12 (May 1990)

    Looking back it becomes the opposite of a “Where Are They Now?” feature, showcasing where people were then, quickly giving the public an exclusive first look at future names, staples and sometimes even icons, such as J Rock, DMX, DJ Shadow, Mobb Depp, Common, Biggie, Saafir, Agallah, Extra Prolific, Artifacts, Skillz, CNN, J-Live, David Banner, Last Emperor, Rawcotiks, Thirstin Howl III, A.L., Eminem, and Neek the Exotic… among many others. Whether you were just tryin’ to keep with what was current at the time or are into the hindsight of it all, these pages were and are not to be missed. Plus new talent is still put on display in the publication to this day, with them recently championing Action Bronson a few years back (and people like Joell Ortiz and Jay Electronica ten years ago now).

    “Smiles every time my face up in The Source.”

    So naturally we went through every issue from Unsigned Hype’s inception up until the end of ’98, providing you with over eighty scans from the first decade of The Source’s existence, as well as a few updates, recaps and retrospectives along the way as an added bonus.

    Read the rest of this entry »