We finally did it. It’s been years in the making but here is the return of The Philaflava Show (sorta) with co-hosts Kevlar, DJ 360 and Jason Gloss. If you enjoy good music and good laughs, check it out. Youtube and iTunes downloads will be available shortly. Stay tuned! –Philaflava
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Words cannot express how much I appreciate Rick Rubin. If you’re no stranger to the Philaflava message boards, you’ll know I even dedicated an entire forum to the man. There may not be a more accomplished producer to have mastered almost every genre of music. Whether it was LL Cool J, T-La Rock, Run DMC, Beasties, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Danzig, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, NIN, Jay-Z or Lana DelRay, Ricky Rubin has pretty much worked with every accomplished artist you can think of. Below is a mix our homie claaa7 was kind to cook-up. Respect the God. –Philaflava
Rick Rubin Compilation (1984-1989)
01. T La Rock – “It’s Yours”
02. LL Cool J – ” I Need A Beat” [Original]
03. LL Cool J – “Rock The Bells” [Original]
04. Beastie Boys – “Rock Hard”
05. Hollis Crew “It’s The Beat”
06. Run DMC – “Christmas in Hollis”
07. Jazzy Jay – “Def Jam”
08. Junkyard Band – “The World”
09. Jimmy Spicer – “This is It”
10. Jazzy Jay – “Cold Chillin’ in the Spot”
11. Run DMC – “Jam Master Jammin'”
12. LL Cool J – “Going Back to Cali”
13. LL Cool J – “Jack The Ripper”
14. Run DMC – “Mary, Mary”
15. Queen – “We Will Rock You” [Remix Reduced by Rubin] [*]
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.
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 —>DOWNLOAD<— —>Backup link<—
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.
And ya don’t stop. This time around we’ve got Mr. Back in the Day, the Sabotage boys, a couple players on their night out, the boyz with Nuttin’ But Love and the prophet. As the groups continued to put out records, a couple new solo artists stepped onto the scene to start their careers.
Tuesday, May 24th, 1994.
Five LPs: Ahmad‘s first, by way of Giant / Reprise / Warner Bros., The Beastie Boys‘ fourth, through Grand Royal, Eightball & MJG‘s second, off Suave House, Heavy D & the Boyz‘ fifth, via Uptown and Jeru the Damaja‘s debut, on PayDay.
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.
from the DJ Food blog:
3 years in the making, 3 DJs working with over 150 tracks to recreate one of the seminal sampling albums of all time, at last Cheeba, Moneyshot and I can reveal ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’. Our tribute to the classic Beastie Boys album ‘Paul’s Boutique’remixed and re-imagined from all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary from the reissued release.
Add to this a custom illustration from Paul’s Boutique super-fan and all-round great guy Jim Mahfood, taking time out from recent art duties on Tank Girl, and you have an alternate version of the album. The mix was over half way finished when we heard the tragic news of Adam Yauch‘s passing this May so this is also our nod to his memory, RIP MCA.
Big respect to Cheeba and Moneyshot for all their hard work and for the latter for inspiring the project with his classic mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ three years ago. Obviously massive respect goes out to The Beasties, The Dust Brothers, Mario C. and all involved in the making of the original album.
full tracklist after the jump.
I know this Nas track has been kicking around for a few months now, but here’s the new (official?) Massive Attack remix. Gives it a whole new vibe. I can live without anything after the 4:45 mark.
And here’s a tasty remix by Waggles. Bring the horns.
I had mentioned Chris Macro’s “Macro Dubplates” in Wu-Weekly Post #21. Now he’s cooked up a brand new volume. It’s perfect for that end-of-summer, final bbq, labor day weekend listening experience.
Macro Dubplates Volume 3 – Brooklyn VS Kingston is available for download. 9 tracks of the highest grade Reggae-Hip Hop mashup available for free.
Featuring; Jay-Z, Notorious Big, Old Dirty Bastard, Bob Marley, King Tubby, Beenie Man, Lee Perry, Buckshot, Lil Wayne, Eek A Mouse, The Congos, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Dawn Penn, Blackmoon, Remy Martin, Mos Def, MC Lyte, Masta Ace, Special Ed, Wayne Smith, U-Roy, Prince Jammy and the Beastie Boys.
This is Rocksteady-Rap at it’s finest.
Not much to say about this man, other than he is a fucking GOD. Peep Robbie’s piece on Ricky Rubin @ Unkut. Props to him and his site for always delivering the freshness. –Philaflava
When Rick Rubin is written about in the media, he is either portrayed as â€œthe most important producer of the last 20 yearsâ€ or as the shaggy â€˜Wolfboyâ€™ guru who carries lapis lazuli Buddhist prayer beads and dislikes footwear. While many of the startlingly broad range of musicians that have worked with Rick gush his praises, there seem to be just as many who were left disappointed by the experience. For every successful creative rebirth that Rubin has been involved in â€“ such as reviving the careers of Metallica, Johnny Cash and The Dixie Chicks â€“ there are also the aborted projects with groups like U2 and Muse.
Rubinâ€™s approach seems to be all about making a connection with the artist heâ€™s working with: â€œI have no training, no technical skill â€” itâ€™s only this ability to listen and try to coach the artist to be the best they can from the perspective of a fanâ€. This approach doesnâ€™t sit well with everyone, as bands such as Slipknot have complained that they didnâ€™t enjoy working with him since he was barely present during the project he produced (but they were happy with the album), while shots were fired by British rockers Muse earlier this year when they thanked Rick for â€œshowing us how not to produceâ€ during an acceptance speech at the Music Producers Guild (amusingly, it turns out that Rubin won â€˜International Producer of the Yearâ€™ that same evening).
But sour grapes seem to be the exception rather than the rule, as groups like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers can attest to after five albums with Rickâ€™s involvement. â€œHe basically goes into the engineerâ€™s booth, removes everything in the room and has his people bring in the most comfortable couch-bed-type object that youâ€™ll ever see. Then heâ€™ll cover it with pillows and blankets, and that becomes his station.â€ Through this process, he often becomes â€˜the fifth Beatleâ€™, dating back to his stint as DJ Double R for the Beastie Boys first national exposure on Madonnaâ€™s â€˜Like A Virginâ€™ tour. Even though Jazzy Jay and Ad Rock did some the programming for some of Rickâ€™s early Def Jam records, thereâ€™s no denying that he was able to bring a sorely-needed, stripped-down aesthetic to the rap records of the era.
â€œI was going to NYU [New York University] and I was into rap music at the time, but there werenâ€™t a lot of rap records coming out; and the rap records that were coming out werenâ€™t representative of what the rap scene really was. I used to go to the rap clubs in New Yorkâ€”Iâ€™d be the only white guy thereâ€”and theyâ€™d be playing rock â€˜n roll records with guys rapping over them. Like â€˜Walk This Wayâ€™. â€˜Walk This Wayâ€™ was an original record that every rap DJ would have and use. Billy Squireâ€™s â€˜Big Beatâ€™ was another one. And the rap records that were coming out at the time were like Sugar Hill Records, which were essentially disco records with people rapping over them. Kids who liked rap bought them because there werenâ€™t any records representative of their rap scene. So, I saw this void and starting making those records, just because I was a fan and wanted them to exist.â€
The result? Radio, Licensed to Ill and Raising Hell â€“ three of the most influential hip-hop albums of the 80â€™s â€“ all of which combined abrasive, speaker-smashing drums with hard guitar stabs and traditional song structures. The last point being the most significant in terms of getting the music to a wider (read: white) audience whoâ€™d been raised on rock. He also championed the cause of Public Enemy: â€œI remember my old partner Russell Simmons, when I signed Public Enemy â€“ Iâ€™d just made the Less Than Zero soundtrack and it was really good and The Banglesâ€™ record was a hit â€“ and Russell said, â€˜Youâ€™re wasting your time. This is black punk rock. This is garbage. You could make pop records, why are you wasting your time on Public Enemy?â€™ I said, â€˜Because theyâ€™re the greatest group in the world. Because the pop records are the ones that arenâ€™t important. This is whatâ€™s important, youâ€™ll see.â€™ And two years later, he sawâ€.
Rick directed his attention to heavy metal following his departure from Def Jam, but when he started the Def American label he proved that he still had an ear for great rap by re-recording the best of the Geto Boys for their self-titled third LP, as well as an under-appreciated EP from former Audio Two MC Milk D. It wasnâ€™t until Jay-Z reached out to Rick that he would produced another rap track, but the result was another prime example of minimalist beat science at itâ€™s best. Since being appointed as co-head of Columbia records in 2007, Rubin has only signed one rap act â€“ The Clipse. Last year it was announced that the crew would be working with Rick on their new album, but Till The Casket Drops was eventually released without any Rubin beats. â€œWe went out to Malibu man, busted out with him. He gave us a lot of insight on the album and gave us some gems man. We came back, sorta re-vamped a few things and uh, you know, made the album a lot better due to that talk, for real. Definitely, itâ€™s the reason heâ€™s sitting in that [executive] seatâ€.
Something that came as a shock to me was the discovery that Rubin doesnâ€™t drink booze or get high. It seems that even in his college days, White Castle burgers and porn were his only vices. â€œIâ€™m just not interested. I need to be in controlâ€ he told German magazine Shark, while in a USA Today profile, Rick explained, â€œItâ€™s the combination of meditating and always being deeply into something. When I was young, I was into magic. Kids I knew did drugs or got drunk out of boredom. I didnâ€™t want to give up my time.â€ Some of the projects that heâ€™s chosen to take on board might also have fans scratching their heads. Linkin Park? Mars Volta? Mel C from the Spice Girls? I guess that trying to challenge yourself musically requires sacrificing good taste on occasion. But when youâ€™re able to convince Johnny Cash to record a version of a Nine Inch Nails track â€“ and in the process create one of the greatest cover songs ever made â€“ itâ€™s hard to complain. I think this 2007 piece in TIME sum him up best: â€œRick Rubin enjoys long walks on the beach, sushi dinners and hugs that warm the corners of the soul. Behind the ZZ Top exterior lurks the soul of a Playmateâ€.