Posts Tagged ‘bahamadia’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 6: Philly Hip-Hop Tribtue)

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Episode 6 is our longest one yet and for good reason. This isn’t your typical Philly hip-hop show, this is the official Philly hip-hop tribute show. Chock-full of Illadelph classics, along with our special tour guides Vinnie Paz, Maylay Sparks, Baby Blak, CHOPS, Todd Wolfe and MarQ Spekt to help navigate you through the two one fifth. Unlike the ewoks, our episode VI won’t disappoint. So whether you’re from Philly, know of Philly or even like Philly, you can’t front on our music. We’re more than just cheese steaks, soft pretzels and Rocky Balboa, we’re home of some of the greatest musicians ever. If you’re a fan of Schoolly D, Steady B, 100x, Bahamadia, Freeway, Tuff Crew or The Roots — we got you!

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

Friday, 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.


Bahamadia – Kollage

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

In the small pond of female MCs, an artist like Bahamadia who has not had to resort to selling  sex appeal, is a rarity. Her unique, soft-spoken yet eloquent words made her debut Kollage an album that is both relaxing and challenging. With a backdrop of all-star production from DJ Premier, Beatminerz and Guru, as well as a guest spot from her hometown natives The Roots, Bahamadia brings a wide variety of material to the table. She can rhyme smoothly or she can enunciate target words in lines to provide a punch. She can spit slow or speed it up to give us a precursor to the style of Big Pun. No matter what her approach to tracks is though, she always came correct with intelligent bars and thought-provoking lyrics. (more…)

T.R.O.Y.’s Video Show (February)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Before February ends, let me hit you with this month’s Video Show. I’m kinda in that ’96-97 mood this week so what better than to break you off with some classics from PMD, Bahamadia, Redman and Camp Lo? It’s impossible not to reminiscence after watching these. As always, thanks to our friends @ VintageHiphopSeattle for providing the vids. What is your favorite video from this month’s show? –Philaflava


DJ Stretch Armstrong “Volume Four” Mixtape (1996)

Friday, April 9th, 2010

As I continue on through the box of tapes that I located in my basement, here is a semi mysterious DJ Stretch Armstrong “Volume Four” tape. I could find zero info on this one, so I turned to (the mixtape master of the Philaflava forum) Andyman187 for some help. He determined that this tape is a recording from a Stretch & Bobbito show on Hot97 that aired Sundays from 12pm-2pm sometime in 1996. Andyman187 was also kind enough to study the audio and put together a tracklist for me. If anyone out there can help by filling in the blanks or correcting any mistakes, please leave a comment. And the .rar files contain all the scans plus the full j-card.

Side A
01 KRS-One & Lord Finesse – SP-1200 Freestyle
02 Jay-Z – I Shot Ya (Remix) Freestyle
03 Busta Rhymes – Freestyle
04 Capone-N-Noreaga – Freestyle
05 Beatnuts – Find That
06 Bahamadia – Three The Hard Way
07 Pete Rock & The Large Professor – The Rap World
08 Capone-N-Noreaga – Illegal Life
09 Artifacts – Art Of Facts
10 M.O.P. – World Famous
11 McGruff feat. LOX – Reppin Uptown
12 Sun Dullah (aka King Sun) feat. Doo Wop – NY Love (2Pac Diss)

Side B
01 Heltah Skeltah – Intro (Here We Come)
02 Heltah Skeltah – Freestyle
03 Heltah Skeltah – Sean Price (Exclusive)
04 Heltah Skeltah – Soldiers Gone Psycho
05 Akinyele feat. CJ Moore – Freaky
06 Mobb Deep – Street Life
07 Shadez Of Brooklyn – Change
08 De La Soul – Itzsoeezze
09 Shabaam Shadeeq – Freestyle
10 Shabaam Shadeeq – On A Mission
11 Stretch & Bobbito – Shout Outs




Is Philly the 2nd most important city to Hip-Hop?

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I’m just speaking for me, not the blog but I also believe it’s a very legit question too. When you put it down on paper and realize all of the Philly legends, microphone masters, turntable technicians, classics hits and summer anthems it’s an argument worth making.

Obviously, NYC is number one but when you think about how Philly changed the game and continues to deliver the top talent what city/state takes its spot? L.A? Atlanta? Jersey? Houston? Detroit? Think about it…

Here are just some (not complete) of some Philly representatives.

Schoolly D
Steady B
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
DJ Cash Money
Three Times Dope
The Roots
Beanie Sigel
Jedi Mind Trick
Dice Raw
Peedi Crakk
Rosco P. Coldchain
Gillie Da Kid
Chief Kamachi
Reef The Lost Cauze
Maylay Sparks
Baby Blak
Young Chris
Truck North
Ram Squad
Mountain Brothers
Jamal (Illegal)
Dat Fat Cat Clique
The Kartel
Last Emperor
Da Youngsta’s
Munk Wit Da Funk
Grand Agent
Known Rulers
High & Mighty
Philly’s Most Wanted

So what do you think? Click here to vote

DJ Rob One – Gavin Mixtape 1995

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

DJ Rob One was one of the more influential DJs in the LA underground until March 16, 2000 when he passed away after a battle with cancer. He used to host a very successful radio show in L.A. at CSUN (Cal State University Northridge) called “The Fly ID Show.” Here’s a mixtape that he released in 1995. Contains music by Gang Starr, Lords of The Underground (w/ a drop), Big Shug (w/ a drop), Digable Planets, AZ, etc. It’s a really dope mix!


— Thomas V

I got this off ebay from a seller who converted his old dub-tapes into cdr’s. He’s only selling the cds for 2.99! I suggest that everybody go and purchase his items! Props to aplie1!

R.I.P. DJ Rob One

DJ Premier WBLS Thunderstorm Vol.6 + Extras

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Unless they are more to be released, here we have the last volume(vol.6) of the DJ Premier Thunderstorm WBLS radio show series. The selection of the tracks played on here are different from the ones from previous volumes; the main reason being that this show is from 1995(based on the tracklist) while the previous ones were aired in 1994. This is my personal favorite mix of all the thunderstorm shows that I’ve heard! For all you diggers, the show starts with a demo from a dope unsigned emcee called Rambo; I believe that the track is produced by Ski as his name is mentioned on the first break. I splitted that demo into a single file which you can download below this mix! Premier then mixes your favorites mid 90’s hip hop tunes. Bahamadia even makes an appearance and talks about her then up&coming album Kollage.


01. Rambo – Like That (Demo) Produced By Ski
02. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
03. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo
04. Smif N Wessun – Stand Strong
05. Dr. Dre – Keep Their Heads Ringin
06. Half-A-Mil – Anyday Can Be Ya Last
07. Dark Skinned Assassin – Lock Shit Down
08. Keith Murray – Pay Per View
09. Jay-Z – In My Lifetime
10. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)
11. Big L – Put It On (L.G. Remix)
12. Heather B. – All Glocks Down
13. Lost Boyz – Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless


Shout Outs to Serch4beatz, & Verge!
Cover Done By Dirt_Dog

Rambo – Like That (Demo) Produced By Ski

Are you interested in learning how to draw a DJ Premier Logo? Check out this instructional guide done by dirt_dog. PDF

In case you missed any thunderstorm volumes, click here to get all of them.

— Thomas V