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Jim Sharp, one of my new favorite deejay/producer/chief rocka/b-ball heads, reached out to me and blessed the T.R.O.Y. Blog with this exclusive piece. I don’t have much to say, other than it’s an absolute MUST download.
“On November 9th 1993 A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’ dropped. ATCQ was and still is my favourite rap group and listening to Marauders now, it seems incredible how it’s endured the test of time. With the advancement of technology it has been possible to attain previously unreleased vocals and with this in mind I started to rebuild tracks from Marauders from their original samples. (it’s important to note that technology has only moved so far and the majority of vocals were impossible to get) I took a lot of time to imagine how Q-tip would have captured the samples, probably using a turntable and an MPC. Consciously not using pitch correct, sampling one side of the audio and bouncing it to stereo and continually trying to get the right filter, echo, pitch and sound from the original sample. I also re-imagined big sections of tracks paying homage to some of my favourite producers such as Premier, DJ Shadow, 9th Wonder and Large Professor. I thought about what it would have been like to have some legends of the game such as Biggie, Nas and Biz Markie dropping guest verses next to Tip and Phife. I completely understand how dear Tribe fans hold Marauders and it was important to me that it had a fresh take but stayed true to the original ethos. This was a labour of love and I hope people dig it for what it is.” – Jim Sharp
Midnight Marauders Revisited EP
1. Marauders Revisited Tour Guide
2. Award Tour (Jim Sharp Revisit)
3. Midnight (Jim Sharp Re-Imagine)
4. Interlude OK to be NOT OK
5. We Can Get Down (Jim Sharp’s Boom Bap Mix)
6. Electric Relaxation (Jim Sharp Revisit)
7. Keep It Rollin (Jim Sharp’s Queens Mix feat. Nas & Extra P)
8. The Chase (Jim Sharp’s Part 3 feat. Biz Markie)
9. Hot Sex (Jim Sharp Revisit feat. Biggie Smalls)
DOWNLOAD (MEGA 11/9/13)
DOWNLOAD (FILE OVER 11/9/13)
DOWNLOAD (MEDIAFIRE 11/9/13)
Follow Jim on SoundCloud and Twitter. There’s a wicked selection of mixes and edits that you should not miss.
dirt_dog & Jim Sharp
Another treat from the T.R.O.Y. forum. I have no idea how this turned out or when this is officially dropping but if Michael Rapaport can do a film on A Tribe Called Quest, then surely somebody can do something on the Juice Crew. Peace to fatboybrandon for the post as well as Blackout Hip-Hop too. –Philaflava
Mark 563 is a DJ, a graphic designer, he is also into amateur photography, but he also dabble into illustrations.
He is also a proud owner of one of the greatest vinyl collection i have ever seen.
Stay tunned after this one, cause soon after we will show you some more of his great work.
Enjoy and pleas leave the feedback, thanks.
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OG Style- Catch â€˜Em Slippinâ€™
Great track from a great album, he even says â€œweâ€™ve been waiting on this break for a long timeâ€. Clever. I always hears â€œwhat about the doubtersâ€ as â€œwhat about the downloadsâ€. Even before they invented them. Double clever.
De La Soul- Potholes in My Lawn
De La also use the drums in Stone Age and Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa (would have been seasonal) but here they use the piano yeah.
The Pharcyde- Ya Mama
Ghostface Killah- Mighty Healthy
Same break and some of the same lyrics as the next track.
Divine Force- Holy War
As interpolated by Ghostface (^this^). The best thing they did. Got this for 20p.
Ultramagnetic MCs- Ego Trippinâ€™
The oldest track on this? Probably. One of the best? Yes.
Frankie Cutlass- Boriquas on the Set
Fat Joe and stuff.
Biz Markie- Cool Vâ€™s Tribute to Scratching
Biz is also on De Laâ€™s Substitution sampling Stone Age. SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON. Big Daddy Kaneâ€™s Just Rhyminâ€™ With Biz uses a bit of Substitution too. As does Looks Like a Job For.
Wu-Tang Clan- Clan in da Front
Rza and the Wu love this break. Because itâ€™s good.
Gang Starr- Code of the Streets
Primo with the substitution break. Also using one of my favourite scratch sounds.
Naughty By Nature- OPP (inst)
As heard in the summer of whenever. Yeah, you know how I roll.
Tony D- Adamâ€™s Nightmare
The beat that Naughty by Nature nicked. Another hip hop legend gone this year.
Public Enemy- Donâ€™t Believe the Hype
Reminds me of a 6th form ice skating trip. Oh how we laughed. PE like the break too.
Gang Starr- Dwyck
Primo again. You know the one. The lemonade one.
Prince Rakeem- Deadly Venoms
Pre-Wu Rza. You disagree with me, fuck you mister.
Def Jef- Black to the Future
Heâ€™s Def and his name is Jef. He did some alright tracks.
Nice and Smooth- Skill Trade
Just the piano again. Just little bits though.
Supreme Nyborn- Versatile Extension
Letâ€™s remix it. Booom
EMF- Rough Potential
Not that EMF but ^that^ EMF, Electro Motive Force. Incidentally I saw EMF (that EMF) supporting Boo Ya Tribe many years ago. Big boy riddims.
Schoolly D- Saturday Night
How the fluck did he get so cool. Could have also used Saturday Night Live by Masta Ace which uses large bits of the break, and has Premier on it. KEVIN BACON.
Choice MCs- This is the B-Side
Better than the A-side. Pianos and that.
Public Enemy- Brothers Gonna Work It Out (dub)
They did a track called The B-Side Wins again but this was an A-side. Weird. Could have included Miuzi Weighs a Ton too, if it would mix nice.
BTX- This Jam is Black
Super, a sprightly number from the great Select label.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince- Jazzyâ€™s Groove
Final track and cut short before Grover Washington Jr comes in just in case it provoked a facebook group to try to post a mix of shouty rap metal instead.
Go HERE to download the mix. SendSpace link at the bottom.
Holy shit. This was spotted over at DJ Stepone’s blog which linked to it from Old School Hip Hop Tapes. Back on the forum, our good homie DJ Mike Nice purports to be the internet originator of this tape. I don’t know who had what first, but regardless this is an amazing find:
(1 of 2): The pre-party festivities jumped off by DJ Fantasy, Inc. rocking over the vintage ‘beatbox’ drum machine.
Holy shit. That’s all there really is to say about this. — Thun
Traffic Entertainment does it again with a much needed reissue by Marlon Williams. In Control drops this Tuesday for those who want to add this to their collection. And don’t forget about the amazing Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo reissues while you’re at it.
01. Marley Intro 1 0:29
02. Droppinâ€™ Science Ft. Craig G. 4:57
03. Marley Intro 2 0:35
04. We Write The Songs Ft. Biz Markie And Heavy D 5:24
05. Marley Intro 3 0:23
06. The Rebel Ft. Tragedy The Intelligent Hoodlum 3:46
07. Marley Intro 4 0:22
08. Keep Your Eye On The Prize Ft. Master Ace 5:41
09. Marley Intro 5 0:37
10. The Symphony Ft. Big Daddy Kane, Craig G., Kool G. Rap And 6:05
11. Marley Intro 6 0:26
12. Live Motivator Ft. Tragedy The Intelligent Hoodlum 4:44
13. Marley Intro 7 0:19
14. Duck Alert Ft. Craig G. 4:13
15. Marley Intro 8 0:26
16. Simon Says Ft. Master Ace 4:01
17. Marley Intro 9 0:21
18. Freedom Ft. MC Shan 4:26
19. Marley Intro 10 0:23
20. Wack Itt Ft. Roxanne Shante 4:46
21. Marley Outro 0:27
01. Droppinâ€™ Science (Hip Hop Version) 5:02
02. The Symphony (Remix) 6:42
03. Wack Itt (Extended Version) 6:00
04. We Write The Songs (Live At The Apollo) 5:44
05. Symphony, Duck Alert, Droppinâ€™ Science (Live At The Apollo) 8:55
06. The Symphony (Radio Version) 4:07
07. Droppinâ€™ Science (Bonus Beats) 5:05
08. The Symphony (Marleyâ€™s Symphony Scratch) 3:00
09. Evolution Ft. Debbie D, Glamorous, Kool G. Rap, MC Shan And 7:17
10. Juice Crew All Stars Ft. Craig G., Glamorous, Kool G. Rap, 7:25
Tragedy, MC Shan And Roxanne Shante
The Beatbox Files Volume 2
1. Percee P & Lord Sear – Freestyle
2. Click Da Supah Latin – Beatbox Interlude
3. Click Da Supah Latin – Air Force Crew Beatbox
4. Click Da Supah Latin – Beatbox Interlude
5. Click Da Supah Latin – Beatbox Break
6. Click Da Supah Latin & Jurassic 5 – Lunch Time
7. Biz Markie – Beatbox Interlude
8. Chubb Rock & Biz Markie – Mr. Large
9. DJ Kool w/ Biz Markie & Doug E Fresh – Let Me Clear My Throat (Remix)
10. Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh – Sittinâ€™ In My Car
11. Rahzel – Kenny Muhammad Beatbox
12. Rahzel – Beatbox Battle
13. Rahzel – Beatbox Session
14. Rahzel – Human Beatbox
15. Rahzel – Kung Fu Beatbox
16. Rahzel – Electro Beatbox
17. Rahzel vs. Lord Sear – Beatbox Battle
18. Rahzel – ? vs. Rahzel
19. Rahzel – ? vs. Scratch
20. Rahzel – ? vs. Scratch 2
21. Rahzel – The Beat Down
22. Rahzel – Scratch & Black Thought Freestyle
23. Roots – The Lesson Part 1