Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…
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Freshly compiled on our message board by Queens native Pradadon and retagged, bitrate upgraded by TheBigSleep, here is how The Firm album should have sounded. Enjoy your weekend. –Philaflava
4 In The Morning
Escobar 97 (Dirty)
Triple Threat feat. Noreaga
Desperado (Nas verse dirty no drops)
Firm Biz (World Famous Remx)(Dirty)
I’m Leaving feat. Noreaga
Throw Ya Guns feat. Half-A-Mil
For all of our Spotify users out there, our lil’ bro blog OpinionatedJay has put together 4 really cohesive mixes covering a few different themes such as indie rap, collaborations and posse cuts to quintessential Boom-Bap hip-hop. Check them out and subscribe to the ones you like because we’ll continue adding to these playlists as more tracks become available via Spotify.
Here’s another six records, this time from around the middle of the decade. AZ first shows up on the scene, in addition to three artists / groups that only ever dropped a single album and then of course there’s the Jive rematch between KRS and Souls.
Tuesday, October 10th, 1995.
Six LPs: AZ‘s debut, via EMI, Jamal‘s only, on Rowdy Records, Kausion‘s only, through Lench Mob Records, KRS-One‘s sophomore, by way of Jive, Menace Clan‘s only, off Noo Trybe / Rap-A-Lot and Souls of Mischief‘s second, 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.
Thanks to Thereallex for putting this joint together. It’s one 1 of 8 volumes we’ll be bringing you of M.O.P. remixes, b-sides and non-album tracks. Be sure to send him your thanks on the forum and be on the look out for volume 2 coming at cha. —Philaflava
M.O.P – Remixes, B-Sides & Non-Album Tracks
01 – Premier Intro
02 – Rawness Ft Teflon
03 – Comin At Cha Ft Teflon
04 – Warfare Ft Afu-Ra
05 – NHB Ft Tommy Tee and Royal Flush-Street
06 – Pounds Up Ft DITC
07 – It’s The Ones Ft PMD
08 – Know Da Game Ft Kool G Rap and Mobb Deep
09 – Sit Em Back Slow Ft Az
10 – Crossfire Ft Afu-Ra
11 – Legendary Street Team Ft Kool G Rap
12 – Annihilation Ft Blackmoon and Teflon
13 – My Kind Of Nigga Ft Heather B
14 – Who Got Gunz Ft Gangstarr
15 – Dr. Feelgood Ft Kid Capri, Nine, Nice & Smooth, Ill Al Skratch
16 – No Doubt Ft Das EFX and Teflon
17 – Bizness VS Friendship feat. Gangstarr
18 – NHB Remix feat Tommy Tee and Royal Flush
19 – Rugged Never Smooth (Premier Remix)
20 – Pounds Up – (Sagace Remix)
There is a shitload of rare material on these compilations. If you have listened to all of them so far, thank you! Hope everyone likes these. We’ll be dropping two new volumes for the next few days. I’m going for 200 of these east coast hip hop 12 inch mixes eventually. Sometimes there are location/year errors on these mixes, but whatever. I know the majority of the people who listen to these overlook mistakes because there is a lot of dope material, most of it actually east coast. Lend me your thoughts, yo! – Schenectadyfan
01 (4:17) epmd – crossover (trunk mix) 1992
02 (4:14) afrika bambaataa – time 2 get open 1993
03 (4:40) fearless four – keep on rockin’ 1992
04 (2:29) son of sam – charisma 1993
05 (4:45) smoove dee – smove is the name (og club mix) 1995
06 (4:32) e rule – listen up 1994
07 (5:13) az (ft. nas) – mo money, mo murder “homicide” (1995)
08 (4:15) dj mighty mi ft various artists – actual facts remix 1997
09 (4:18) rob o – world premier 1997
10 (3:32) q jru ft. tragedy khadafi – u bless me
11 (2:44) shadows of mayhem – shakaphobia 1992
12 (4:19) nimbus – n.y. the essence 1998
13 (2:23) dark skinned assassin – uncontrollables 199?
14 (4:09) uneek, d. wop, don black & noreaga – above water ii (unreleased) 1997
15 (3:53) cheeph boogie – ready 4 war 199?
16 (3:53) sauce money ft dj premier – against the grain 1997
17 (2:54) brain dead – homicide 1997
18 (4:06) broadway – will to survive 1997
Stream – Freeway and Jake One “Stimulus Package Outro (Fan Mail)”
It is 2010. Freeway is home alone for a change, taking a break from the studio grind. He has been through his share of personal and professional tribulations, but his recent mixtape collaboration with producer Jake One and a new contract with Rhymesayers Entertainment points to a bright and productive future. In his post-State Property, post-Hajj days, he is grateful that he is still rapping and touring. Hearing from his fans is one of the purest blessings he receives while working in show business.
Unlike AZ, whose 2001 song titled “Fan Mail”1 was rapped entirely from the perspective of the letter writers, Freeway’s rhymes in The Stimulus Package outro track includes a first person narration of the process of receiving, reading, and reacting to the messages. Freeway’s choice to integrate such exposition into his verses (he also included unrhymed ad-libs between verses) has the effect of knocking down formal barriers between the artist and the fan. (more…)
Stream – AZ “Fan Mail”
It is 2002. AZÂ is lounging in his living room on a tasteful sofa facing a coffee table, we must presume. Wifey is singularly focused on preparing a meal. She half-hears his requests to read some newly arrived letters over his shoulder. She does not mean to be dismissive but her work is unfinished. Life zooms along in the background while the artist slows down to reflect. This is a truth that informs much of AZ’s music. Listeners who nurture grandiose dreams while living check to check hear enhanced versions of their own lives in his eloquently rhymed street life tales and artistic mission statements.
When AZ pens a fictively inflected song that involves him reading fan letters aloud, we expect that the voice he employs to represent his fans will ring proudly aspirational in the face of adversity. But AZ expects even more. He exhales anxiously when he opens the letters. After reading their real world counterparts he knows that his invented letters have a life that is all their own. The rhymes are written in his cadence and flavored with his slang, but when he reads them back to himself they will be armed with the weight of a collective’s struggle to survive and the unsavory intimate details of loss and strife. His first letter comes from Fishkill Correctional Facility. (more…)
Jose from WordIsBond hit us up and told us here is a mix T.R.O.Y. cats are gonna love. He was kind enough to give this to T.R.O.Y. and only T.R.O.Y. so check it out and be sure to show Jose some love back. –Philaflava
001. 20 D Energizers – Radio Raheem
002. The Natural – Gang Starr
003. Cession at da Doghillee – Boot Camp Click
004. Can’t Stop the Prophet (Pete Rock Remix) – Jeru the Damaja
005. Soul Plan – Lord Finesse
006. Fla La Lashe – Medina Green
007. Blowing Down – Digable Planets
008. 20 Cents (A Tale of Two Dimes) – Adagio
009. Understanding – Nas
010. What a Niggy Know – KMD
011. Slave – Blackmoon
012. Tried by 12 – East Flat Bush Project
013. Infinite – Eminem
014. Your World Don’t Stop – AZ
015. Hellucination – Smif-N-Wessun
016. Next Level – Showbiz & A.G.
017. C’mon Wit da Git Down – Artifacts
018. Three Stories High – Mic Geronimo
019. Pass the Popcorn – The Roots
020. On the Air – I.G. off & Hazardous
021. The Rap Game ft. Pete Rock – Large Professor
022. 2000 Seasons – Reflection Eternal
023. Metaphysic – Scienz of Life
024. Voicetress ft. De La Soul – Truth Enola
025. Soul by the Pound – Common Sense
026. Think Twice – INI
027. Correct Technique ft. Problemz – Black Attack
028. Info for the Streets – Mood
029. If You Can Huh You Can Hear – Mos Def
030. Whirlwind Thru Cities – Afu Ra