14Jan/1416

The Greatest Rapper of All-Time

January 14th, 2014

This topic can’t be done enough. Well it can, and it is, but every year its fun to see what people are thinking. I included just about everyone who I feel is probably worthy of a vote or two. This isn’t a definitive list and I’m sure somebody is going to suggest Big Pun or 2Pac. And in the words of the great Eddie Murphy “Haha very funny muthafucka.”  Surely, none of those dudes have a shot at winning this when you have the god Rakim up in here. Voice, delivery, content, originality, influence, catalog and longevity. Think about that when voting for who you feel is the GOAT.

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1Jan/147

The T.R.O.Y Blog Presents: This Is The Remix

January 1st, 2014

The T.R.O.Y. Blog team wishes you a Happy New Year.

 

Inspired by philaflava’s thread at the T.R.O.Y. forum.

Good quality rips, amazing and mostly overlooked remixes.

Enjoy!

 

This Is The Remix-3

01. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix)
02. Nine – Ova Confident (Original) [Clean With Bass Version]
03. Special Ed – Freaky Flow (Premier Remix Street Version)
04. Channel Live Mad Izm (Original Buckwild ’95 Remix) Feat. KRS-One
05. Raw Breed – Rabbit Stew (Flame Boiled Mix)
06. Mic Geronimo – Hemmin Heads (Cheeba Mix)
07. King Tee – Black Togetha Again (Marley Marl Remix)
08. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man (Crazy C.’s Swisher Mix)
09. Live Squad – Murderahh (Replay Mix)
10. Top Quality – What (Radio Version Uncut) Feat. 3rd Eye
11. Gauge – Cranium (Remix) Feat. Cella Dwellas
12. Raw Breed – Rampage Outta Control Feat. Kool Keith, Godfather Don & Grandmaster Mel
13. PHD – Set It Part 3 (Mix Tape Remix) Feat. Havoc, Hostyle & Legacy
14. Rampage – Beware Of The Rampsack (Danger Zone Rampsack Remix) (Radio Edit)
15. Sham & The Professor – So-Low-Ist (The Kenny Dope Remix)
16. Motion Man – Mo’ Like Flows On (12inch Mix)
17. The Whooliganz – Put Your Handz Up (QDIII Remix)
18. Masta Ace Inc. – Saturday Night Live (L.A. Jay Remix)
19. A Lighter Shade Of Brown – Spill The Wine (Muggs Wine Mix)
20. Black Sheep – Try Counting Sheep (Caveman Funky Organ 7inch)
21. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Funkmaster Flex Mix)
22. Red Hot Lover Tone – Give It Up (Diamond D Remix)
23. Digital Underground – The Return Of The Crazy One (Lean Butter-Bean Remix)
24. Illegal – Back In The Day (Rowdy Main Mix)
25. Punk Barbarians – Bubblin’ – R&Bubbles Mix
26. Street Poets – Skinz (Remix)
27. INI – Fakin Jax (Rude Youth Mix) Feat. Mekolitious & Pete Rock
28. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
29. Mic Geronimo – Wherever You Are (Remix)
30. Guru – Lifesaver (DJ Premier Remix)
31. Dark Sun Riders – Time To Build (Ultra Marsalis Remix)
32. Ras Kass – Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ (Special Moet Mix)
33. Solo – Heaven (Straight Hip Hop Joint) Feat. Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, Young Zee, The Almighty Arrogant & Rufus Blaq
 
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10Dec/136

No Marci Beaucoup (Roc Marciano)

December 10th, 2013

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​It’s no secret that I’m a huge Roc Marci fan. I hold that dude in high regard and he is responsible for me still giving a fuck about New York hip-hop these days. His first two albums are personal favorites of mine and I have no problem having that whole “modern classic” argument with anyone when it comes to Marcberg. I still haven’t taken Reloaded out of my car and its been over a year now. While most people are rocking Christmas tunes I’ll rock “We Ill,” “Death Parade” or “Deeper” as they are some marvelous winter anthems.

Last month, Roc blessed with the Pimpire Strikes Back mixtape just to get our feet wet for his 3rd official release. Some of it was met with mixed reviews as many of us weren’t used to Roc having this many co-pilots. After a few listens though, you could tell it was vintage Roc over melodic backdrops such as “”Sincerely Antique,” “Bruh Man,” “Sacrifice,”  or the Max B inspired “Ice Cream Man.” I loved the mixtape, as do most I believe. It was a little different than what we’ve come to expect but undeniably fresh.

Now that Marci Beaucoup has released I’ve given it my undivided attention and a handful of listens. Now, let me say off the bat it’s not nearly as disappointing as the title of this post. And by no means is it worthy of sleeping on, but I won’t front either, the shit ain’t what I expected nor what I would have wanted from Roc Marciano at this point. ​ My takeaway so far is this, yes if we’re ranking all of his releases and taking into account Pimpire, then this release right here is his Attack of the Clones. Last week Jay-Z ranked his albums and this album is definitely Roc’s Dynasty.

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22Nov/130

T.R.O.Y. Throwback Fridays: Video Playlist

November 22nd, 2013

Throwback Friday is here! 1994-95 was a lovely time for videos and what better way to set things off, than with some of our favorites ranging from The Beatnuts, Crooklyn Dodgers, The Pharcyde all the way to Miami’s Society. Peace to DigginDCratez for the video links.


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22Nov/130

Evolution Of The B-Boy

November 22nd, 2013

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Longtime Philaflava member and T.R.O.Y. blog affiliate Mark 563 drops his debut, Evolution Of The B-Boy series. These are high quality contour-cut stickers featuring the first 4 illustrations from Mark 563. They feature Eazy-E, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane & Slick Rick (between 3.5” and 3.8” tall). They’re going to go with the quickness, so make sure you support the homie and grab yourself the first of many in the series.

Cop series 1 for just $10 right here.

20Nov/130

Poker Songs to Perk your Poker Games

November 20th, 2013

Poker Songs to Perk your Poker Games

Poker playing is going places, as hip-hop poker is now a hot item on the casino playing. Poker game is an exciting game and when spiced with hot hip-hop songs, it’s the coolest game to play. To start the rhythm going, here is playlist of the best poker hip-hop songs ever.

1. Dr. Hope Poker Rap
A good hip-hop to kick off your playlist is Dr. Hope Poker Rap. To give you some info, Dr. Hope is Tim Anders, a once World Poker Tour finalist and when he’s not rapping out, he’s playing pro poker. This poker rap song is funny but wait it’s all about poker and while you are enjoying the hip-hop beat, you get at the same time poker tips and strategies. With that, it deserves to be the starter on every poker playlist.

2. Money by Michael Jackson
Listen to the song and feel the rhythm of a poker game getting hotter and hotter.

3. This Is Why I Am hot by MIMS
Get into the heat of your poker game and tell everybody what makes you hot with your poker games.

4. Poker Rap by Tintedlincoln
This is what it’s telling everybody that makes this Poker rap song worth of getting on hip-hop poker playlist.

5. Trapped by 2Pac-
Why is it that every player feels like he’s trapped in his mobile poker game? Let the song tell you.

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15Nov/132

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth

November 15th, 2013
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It’s no secret Method Man just makes things better. That is why we compiled 14 tracks that sport a Mr. Meth sample, ultimately making the song more memorable.  We hope you enjoy this compilation in its entirety as both dirt_dog and I have been doing.  Happy Friday muthafuckas!

T.R.O.Y. Presents 
Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth Bring The Rope

01 Ras Kass – Remain Anonymous (Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ 12″ – 1994)
02 Keith Murray – East Left (New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 – 1995)
03 Special Ed – Rukus (Revelations – 1995)
04 Shyheim – Shaolin Style feat. Squig (The Lost Generation – 1996)
05 Brick City Kids (Artifacts) – What What (Brick City Kids 12″ – 1997)
06 The Beatnuts – Hit Me With That (The Beatnuts – 1994)
07 Lords Of The Underground – M.O.N.E.Y. (M.O.N.E.Y. 12″ – 1996)
08 Rahsheed – Industrypartybumrusha! (Wasabi – 1997)
09 Ran Reed – Whutcha Want (Cellar Sounds Volume One – 2008)
10 Gang Starr – You Know My Steez (Three Men and A Lady Remix) feat. The Lady Of Rage & Kurupt (You Know My Steez 12″ – 1997)
11 Fat Joe – John Blaze featt. Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon (Don Cartagena – 1998)
12 Naughty By Nature – Connections (New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 – 1995)
13 The WhoRidas – Get Lifted (Get Lifted 12″ – 1999)
14 MF Grimm – Head In The Clouds (Remix) (The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man – 2007)

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9Nov/133

Jim Sharp “ATCQ Midnight Marauders Revisited EP”

November 9th, 2013

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Jim Sharp, one of my new favorite deejay/producer/chief rocka/b-ball heads, reached out to me and blessed the T.R.O.Y. Blog with this exclusive piece. I don’t have much to say, other than it’s an absolute MUST download.

“On November 9th 1993 A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’ dropped. ATCQ was and still is my favourite rap group and listening to Marauders now, it seems incredible how it’s endured the test of time. With the advancement of technology it has been possible to attain previously unreleased vocals and with this in mind I started to rebuild tracks from Marauders from their original samples. (it’s important to note that technology has only moved so far and the majority of vocals were impossible to get) I took a lot of time to imagine how Q-tip would have captured the samples, probably using a turntable and an MPC. Consciously not using pitch correct, sampling one side of the audio and bouncing it to stereo and continually trying to get the right filter, echo, pitch and sound from the original sample. I also re-imagined big sections of tracks paying homage to some of my favourite producers such as Premier, DJ Shadow, 9th Wonder and Large Professor. I thought about what it would have been like to have some legends of the game such as Biggie, Nas and Biz Markie dropping guest verses next to Tip and Phife. I completely understand how dear Tribe fans hold Marauders and it was important to me that it had a fresh take but stayed true to the original ethos. This was a labour of love and I hope people dig it for what it is.” – Jim Sharp

Midnight Marauders Revisited EP
1. Marauders Revisited Tour Guide
2. Award Tour (Jim Sharp Revisit)
3. Midnight (Jim Sharp Re-Imagine)
4. Interlude OK to be NOT OK
5. We Can Get Down (Jim Sharp’s Boom Bap Mix)
6. Electric Relaxation (Jim Sharp Revisit)
7. Keep It Rollin (Jim Sharp’s Queens Mix feat. Nas & Extra P)
8. The Chase (Jim Sharp’s Part 3 feat. Biz Markie)
9. Hot Sex (Jim Sharp Revisit feat. Biggie Smalls)

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Follow Jim on SoundCloud and Twitter. There’s a wicked selection of mixes and edits that you should not miss.

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enjoy,
dirt_dog & Jim Sharp

8Nov/132

DJ Premier + Pete Rock + Q-Tip + Alchemist

November 8th, 2013

For the past month we’ve been putting in work gathering tracks from all 4 artists. Work of Mart contains 162 tracks, while The Alchemist Files contains 161, totaling over 9+ hours of music for both producers. We also think you’ll enjoy our Definitive Q-Tip,  featuring his greatest features and production. Of course, we can’t forget about Soul Brother #1,  Pete Rock, as we deliver over 5+ hours of his greatest work as well. As usual, we take all that in made available on Spotify and package them up for you to enjoy.

6Nov/131

Rearward Glances and Real World Chances: A Review of Rilgood’s Mixtape Kingdom

November 6th, 2013

Rear-view mirrors allow drivers to see rearward facilitating informed driving decisions; at least that is their purpose in our culture. Rilgood is from Nigeria. Yorùbá culture originated from Nigeria. Santeria is partially derived from Yorùbá religion. In Santeria, however, looking backwards is sometimes regarded as incautious because it keeps present obstacles that should have been relinquished.

Kingdom, Rilgood’s newest mixtape, is that rear-view mirror music. Kingdom is hazardous to listen to because throughout the mixtape Rilgood fits into view distracting glimpses of  realization, disappointment, bliss, and gloom similarly experienced by motorists taking poorly timed debilitating glances at rear-view mirrors. He caresses the low-spirited and sunken production[1] with simple lyrics that invite reflection which may lead to awareness, a rubbernecking accident, or both.

Kingdom is slick. Your pause button better have anti-lock brakes or else you’ll have a hard time turning Rilgood’s latest project off. On his mixtape, its apparent Rilgood doesn’t vaunt himself, but I am unsure whether he held back more than he should have. As such, his mixtape is a paradox and that momentous tension is what keeps me from getting tired of it. I can’t figure it out. – Droopy

Follow me (@Droopydood) and Rilgood (@Rilgood).

Listen to Kingdom below:


[1] By Woodro Skillson, The Gift, Rilgood, Dot Da Genius, Kechphrase, Dave Maxwell, Flick James, RC Bankwell, 88-Keys, and Keyboard Kid.