Posts Tagged ‘1993’

Dropped Same Day: KRS-One / Souls of Mischief / Spice 1

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Continuing with the ongoing saga, we have a Jive Records triple threat. Two of ’em are well regarded, often called classics and one other that often gets overlooked, charted high, had a track featured in Menace II Society and was labeled by Tupac “…hardest album ever recorded”.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 1993.

Three LPs: KRS-One‘s solo debut, on Vibe, Souls of Mischief‘s first, off BMG / Vibe and Spice 1‘s sophomore, via Jive.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Here we have a new T.R.O.Y. Blog series. Those in the T.R.O.Y. Forums may already know it.

Twenty years ago this year, these two landmark albums dropped the same day. Both have that group vibe, cohesive feel and memorable skits to help tie it all together. And yet, are also fairly different from one another.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 1993.

Two LPs: Tribe‘s third, off Jive and Wu-Tang‘s debut, on Loud.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

The Pharcdye – 1993 Freestyle

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

As long as I’m on another mini Pharcyde kick, DJ Step One hit me with this Pharcyde freestyle over the weekend.

This time it’s an 8 minute freestyle session from the Kiss FM Rap Show. The sound is a little rough, but what do you expect from an almost 20 year old tape recording?



Raggedy Man – Demo Tape (Early 90’s)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

[I couldn’t find any pics online at all and don’t have the tape on hand so this video is here because the second emcee is Raggedy Man making a rare appearance on youtube.]

01 Sh-Boom
02 I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad
03 True Colors
04 Can I Get A Witness
05 Keep It On
06 Singin’ In The Rain

Download demo tape here. (more…)

J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. 1992-1993 Unreleased EP

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Order here.

A1 3 The Hard Way
A2 Fun
A3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC

B1 Pump It Up
B2 3 Ways 2 Rip It
B3 An Episode Of My Favorite MC (Instrumental)

Written, Composed and Arranged By J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Produced by J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.
Recorded at North Shore Sound Works, Long Island, New York, 1992-1993. (more…)

Wu-Wednesday (Week 1)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Going to keep this short and sweet. Similar to what RZA has been doing, I’m going to post a Wu-Tang Clan related item every Wednesday until I run out of material. Not sure exactly how the “Home Grown Version” differs from the album version (minus the skit leading in to it), but the “Smoked Out Version” sounds more like a demo and has an extra verse. No front cover on the promo, but full scans of the back and cd are included.

Wu-Tang Clan-Method Man (Promo CD Single) (1993)
01 Wu-Tang Clan-Method Man (Radio Edit)
02 Wu-Tang Clan-Method Man (Smoked Out Version)
03 Wu-Tang Clan-Method Man (Home Grown Version)



OC – Ozone Originals EP

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

A1. Outsiders [produced by Buckwild]
A2. Would You Believe? [produced by Buckwild]
A3. Kick A Rhyme For The Record [produced by Mark Pearson/John Mcgann]
A4. Stretch And Bobbito Promo (MC Serch intro)[produced by Dj Eclipse]

B1. Brothers Are Fake [Mark Pearson]
B2. That Bad Motherfucker [produced by Dj Eclipse, scratches by DJ Riz]
B3. Sugar [produced by Buckwild]

No Sleep Recordings dropped this about a month or two ago in a limited 250 copy vinyl pressing. It sold out in less than a week, I believe. Allegedly, this is only Part 1 and hopefully Part 2 will be dropping soon. After a pretty long hiatus, No Sleep has really come back knocking their latest releases out the park.

This isn’t material that was deemed mediocre or just didn’t make it to the LP back in the day. This is quality OC/DITC material. So by the time we get part 2 of this, it should be about a dope album’s worth of vintage 1993 OC. We’re all hoping for a few of the demos Bobbito or Stretch played back then will make it on to part 2. But my favorites here are definitely “Snakes” and “Kick A Rhyme For The Record”. “Brothers Are Fake” and the rest of tracks are no slouches either.

Enjoy and keep your eyes open for part 2!


Stretch And Bobbito Month: Setting It Off

Friday, October 1st, 2010

From today until the last day of October, we’ll be presenting you with as much Stretch and Bobbito related material as possible. And hopefully a bunch of ill gems you haven’t heard yet.

From the artists who got their first breaks on WKCR to Fondle ‘Em, one of the prototypes of the independent hip hop label model. From the success of Fat Beats and Sandboxautomatic, partially or even largely due to heavy promotion on the show, to Footworks, books, magazine columns, worldwide notoriety and so on and so on…
It all stemmed from this show.
Before we hit you with some of that homemade flan with the extra caramel, take some time to go back through some of our older Stretch and Bobbito related posts:
Plus, peep:
And/or join the TROY forum to help us finish plotting out the show’s history and help with tape rips.
Okay, party people, when you’re done with all of that, what better way to start this month off than with an ill promo that’s been recently released in high quality? The following two joints were taken from the recently dropped “OC – Ozone Originals” from No Sleep Recordings.
OC – Stretch And Bobbito Promo [DJ Eclipse production] 1993
And here’s another banger:
OC – Outsiders [Buckwild production] 1993

The Source: November 1993 issue featuring Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash

Monday, July 19th, 2010

In my opinion, the 50th issue is probably one of the top 10 issues The Source has ever published. Simply put, this is the history of the music we love. Just think, back in ’93, many of us didn’t know jack about the real origins and history of the music. Back then, I was a Tribe, KRS-One, and D.I.T.C. junkie and the only hip-hop history prior to ’85 that I truly cared about was related to Run-DMC and Sugarhill Records. But after buying this issue my eyes were opened wide. It really humbled me. But do the younger fans today want to research beyond ‘90’s hip-hop? Would they be interested to learn about the 70’s and 80’s scene? Also, do you think that the founding fathers of the music deserve some kind of monetary contribution or fund set up by labels and/or artists?

Source November 1993 issue

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The Source: May 1993 issue featuring LL Cool J

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! I’m literally on my way out of the house for a well deserved vacation through the dirty South with the wife and children. I wanted to drop something here to hold everyone over until I return. Other than LL following the masses with his horrible interpretation of hardcore ’93 hip-hip, the other thing that struck me as ridiculous in this Source issue was the rating for Masta Ace’s Slaughtahouse 3.5 mics?!? To this day, it stands as at least a 4.5 mic album to me. It was completely unexpected from him and his crew. And did I mention the incredible production?? I owned massive house party speakers back then and that album damn near blew them out. And I ‘m not the only one who feels this way about the album either. Check out this review of the Slaughtahouse album as well ( The Beatnuts Intoxicated Demons also should have also received at least a 4 mic rating. Anyway, let me get out of here before my wife leaves my a** behind. album.

***BONUS*** – I previously posted this issue of Ego Trip at my invite-only site but it’s posted here now for everyone. Enjoy!

Source May 1993 issue

Ego Trip #7

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