27Jan/160

A Bunch of Niggas

January 27th, 2016

It’s crazy that 3 outta 6 rappers featured on “A Bunch of Niggas” are no longer with us. RIP Heavy D, Biggie & Guru.

Heavy D – A Bunch Of Niggas feat. 3rd Eye, Biggie Smalls, Busta Rhymes, Guru & Rob O (prod. Jesse West)

Another Heavy D, Biggie & Pac collabo, again 3 gone. Easily the one of the best collabs that ever featured these greats.

Eddie F. – Let’s Get It On feat. Heavy D, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Grand Puba & Spunk Bigga

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9Dec/150

Biggie vs. Star Wars – Life After Death Star

December 9th, 2015

Biggie remixes have been done to death, no pun. But never have they been mashed with Star Wars.  Richie Branson and Solar Slim AKA Otaku Gang put in work on this one. Props for the creativity and for breathing some life after death (star) on this one. –Philaflava

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19Sep/151

Black Moon – Behind The Moon (Movie)

September 19th, 2015

Not sure where this came from or if its official cuz it looks kinda low budget but a must for any Bootcamp fan. Around the 1 hour mark they discuss One Nation where you can peep how it all went down, told by Dru Ha doing his best to sound like LL Cool J. Enjoy! –Philaflava

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30Aug/152

Scareface Ain’t A Happy Camper

August 30th, 2015

I can’t even recall the last time I saw this man smile. It seems like in every picture, interview or verse he spits these days, the man is just miserable. There is no denying that Rap-A-Lot has a history of toying with people and I don’t doubt a lot of what Face says, but damn this dude hates everything. Check out the full interview at Noisey.

Below is his personal rankings of all his albums.

NOISEY: Let’s start with your least favorite album, whether that is with the Geto Boys or during your solo career.  What do you think comes last and why?

SCARFACE: I don’t like any of the Geto Boys albums at all. Not one. There isn’t a Geto Boys album that I like. I didn’t learn anything from it, and it was a bad time in life for me too. With the label, with life, whatever… it’s a point in my life where I was the most miserable. Everybody else was happy but I wasn’t. I did all of this shit for everybody else and nothing for me. So I cant even lie, I don’t like none of the Geto Boys albums.

Not even We Can’t Be Stopped?
No, I don’t even like that motherfucker because I feel like I was forced to make that album. There is not one album that I like. Do I like songs by the Geto Boys? Fuck yeah! “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” or “Mind of a Lunatic” were great songs. As far as my favorite Geto Boys album? None of them impress me.
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18Aug/152

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 23

August 18th, 2015

SLT90s 23

 

It’s been two years since the last Sounds Like The 90’s. No excuses, so let’s just dive right into this. For those not hip to these series, it’s a compilation of recent music that has come over over the past year. The criteria is simple, it either has to sounds like or feature artists from the 90’s. The reality is, there isn’t much music these days that truly sounds like the 90’s, which is probably why it took forever to make Volume 23. Not all, but a lot of music completely misses our radar and that is the purpose of these compilations. Thanks for all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y.  –Jason Gloss

SOUNDS LIKE THE 90’S VOLUME 23

01 Black Eyed Peas – Yesterday
02 De La Soul – God It feat. Nas
03 Slum Village – Right Back feat. De La Soul
04 Oddisee – Belong To The World
05 Skyzoo – Everything’s For Sale
06 Czarface – World Premier feat. Large Professor
07 KRS-ONE – Modern Day Gangsta feat. A.G. & Tragedy Khadafi
08 Capone-N-Noreaga – Foul 120 feat. Raekwon & Tragedy Khadafi
09 Large Professor – Dreams Don’t Die
10 Easy Money – Go Time feat. Action Bronson
11 Supastition – Forever feat. Audessey & Octavio Santos
12 Your Old Droog – Listen
13 Ras Kass & Markis Precise – 5 Fingers of Fresh
14 Rapsody – Jedi Code feat. Phonte & Jay Electronica
15 The Alchemist – Voodoo feat. Action Bronson
16 A$ap Rocky – Back Home feat. Mos Def & Acyde
17 Ghostface Killah – Blackout feat. Raekwon
18 Erick Sermon – Clutch feat. Redman & Method Man

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00 VA - Sounds Like The 90's Volume 23 - tracklist

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16Jul/150

Killin’ It On Canvas (Nas, ATCQ, Wu-Tang, Gang Starr)

July 16th, 2015

For the art lovers out there, definitely check out what The Funky Rabbit is offering up these days. A music-inspired art blog that has recently turned its focus on some of hip-hop’s finest. There is most certainly something for everyone here, so give it a click, help spread the word and if you dig be sure to like, share or even cop if your pad is in need of some dopeness. –Philaflava

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8Jul/151

Throwback Video Mix

July 8th, 2015

Longtime Philaflava member one of the original blog squad members Michael Timex put together this dope video using just  Mixemergency and Serato. Featuring KRS-1, M.O.P., Big Daddy Kane, The Roots & Gang Starr just to name a few. I wish more people made these kind of mixes.

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27Mar/156

The 50 Most Important Indie Hip-Hop Albums

March 27th, 2015

 The 50 Most Important Indie Hip-Hop Albums

There have been several lists coming out lately on social media that inspired us to come up with this one. Shouts to FactMag.com and our homie, Alex from Steadybloggin.com, for the brain spark. Keep in mind that we’re talking about “indie” hip-hop here and because it has seen tremendous growth over the years, we’ve implemented a few filters to round out the list to the 50 most important ones.

No old-school releases are included, i.e. your early BDP type stuff. Nothing with major label distribution behind it. No singles, EPs, compilations or soundtracks (sorry Soundbombing). No subsidiary of major labels (think Relativity/Sony). No mixtapes, demos or out-the-trunk releases (sorry 40 water). We tried our best to make this independent-as-fuck. This order does NOT represent the greater release, rather the lasting impact it had on the artist/group, label, culture and hip-hop in general. Of course, this is the opinion of T.R.O.Y. and we welcome yours in the comments section.   –Philaflava

List after the jump…

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18Mar/150

Hot 97 Freestyles Compilation

March 18th, 2015

We saw this on the forums and thought we’d share with you the great work Step One continues to do for us. There was a time, many, many moons ago that Hot 97 was the place where classic freestyles happened on the reg. This 14 track compilation features some of the finest the station has produced. Be sure to check out the thread for more goodies such as the 10-minute freestyle by ATCQ, Consequence and Monie Love on the B-Side show. And for more compilations Step One has a dope blog you can peep here. –Philaflava


1 – Cold Crush Brothers – Hot 97 promo (1994)
2 – KRS One, MC Serch & Scarface (1994)
3 – Fat Joe, Charlie Brown & Red Hot Lover Tone (1994)
4 – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (1994)
5 – Ol Dirty Bastard (1995)
6 – A Tribe Called Quest (1996)
7 – Cormega (1997)
8 – Def Squad (1998)
9 – KRS One & Common (1998)
10 – Lord Finesse & Triple Seis (1998)
11 – Beanie Sigel & Freeway (2002)
12 – Jay Z (2005)
13 – The LOX (2007)
14 – Clipse / Re Up Gang (2008)

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18Feb/152

Which rapper would you like to grab a drink with?

February 18th, 2015

By drink, I mean coffee, beer, water, whatever. The point is to pick the one rapper you’d like to have a real conversation with. Please only select one from the list of 10 rappers. I mixed them up to make it somewhat challenging. Join the discussion here.

Which rapper would you like to grab a drink with?

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