Posts Tagged ‘Buckwild’

Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Tracks (’92-95)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Six years ago, with the help of 8 other folks on Philaflava.com, we put together a list of our Top 100 Obscure Tracks. The list went viral and the blogosphere was laced with 100 mp3s that spread like wildfire across all blogs, message boards and websites alike. I love obscure shit. Who doesn’t like to be different, especially when it comes to music?

Everybody would always play the same radio singles, but you’d look for that one album cut nobody was checking for. Maybe it was that a b-side or that cassette single only remix. I love guest features. I’m a sucker for a good 90s collabo. The beauty of the music is not only enjoying it, but discovering it as well. Having it all to yourself, while you feel the rest of the world is on some other shit. It’s that feeling that I always yearned for when it comes to my hip-hop. It’s also the main reason I preferred The Source’s Fat Tape section over anything else in that mag. Though, many of the tracks listed in Fat Tape went on to become singles themselves.

The T.R.O.Y. squad has always been adamant about focusing on a specific era in hip-hop, most of us would consider it the “2nd” Golden Age we’ve had. I personally love ’92-95. To me, those were the prime years. It’s hard to match the production, get away with the sampling and really, come with the same energy today.

When I’m bored with music I always find myself going back to those 4 years. They never let me down and despite some of the music aging poorly or now that I’m older, I realize many of these lyrics were downright embarrassing, there is still something very cool about this era.  So with that said, I have put together a list of my 250 favorite obscure tracks from 1992-1995. 1996 had tons of great shit too, but to me, it was the beginning of that whole indie movement and it would take this list from 250 to 500 rather easily. One thing I’ve realized while compiling this list is that I am enamored with D.I.T.C. production, with the exception of Primo, Pete Rock, Diamond D and The Beatnuts, Buckwild completely owned shit in the 90s. I still don’t understand how he isn’t higher on most peoples list. The man always been incredible.

I used the word obscure loosely here, because we all know its subjective. B-sides, remixes, posse cuts, guest features and random album cuts make up my list.  I’ll do my best to work on getting up some of those mp3s, though I am sure many of you probably already have them. Let me know what some of your favorite “obscure” cuts are from the golden age, I’m sure I am forgetting some. — Philaflava

 Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Songs (’92-95)

250. Sha’Dasious – Da Whole Shabang feat. Ram Squad, 50 Grand, Tasc-4rce
249. Preacher Earl & The Ministry ‎– Return Of The Body Snatcha
248. Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
247. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – The Sleeper
246. Kirk – Uptown Style feat. Ski
245. Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
244. MC Eiht – All For The Money (1/2 Oz. Remix)
243. Special Ed – Rukus
242. Lin Que – Let It Fall
241. Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It
240. Double X Posse – He Asked For It
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vaporized blends M.O.P. & Buckwild

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

vaporized posted up this ep today. The guy has an incredible ear for matching acapellas and beats.

“someone on here asked me ages ago to do something with the celph titled/buckwild instrumentals. can’t remember who it was, but I finally got round to having a go with a few beats from Nineteen Ninety More over some MOP. only an EP worth (4 tracks), but they sound pretty heavy imo. enjoy.”

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enjoy,
dirt_dog

T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents: D.I.T.C. For My Whip [Compilation]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This is compilation that i made to listen it while driving in my whip. After i finished it i thought maybe it would be a good idea to share it, some might find it interesting.

Main goal was that tracks must have heavy basses so that i can pump it up loud, shaking the whip. Second, i wanted to put as much as possible Diamond D tracks and featurings which including either his production, heavy basses or heavy lyrics, or all of that three.

You may ask why haven’t i included some tracks from “Word..Life”, well i have that album burned already and i like to listen to it from a to z.

Shorty Long once was affiliated with Lord Fineese, but after that single, he continued working with DJ Mike Smooth, but that track, that beat is sooo hard, making you wanna break something or somebody.

Lord Finesse’s production from 93-96 was so pure, crisp and clear, with heavy bass lines and drums, you just enjoy when you hear that clearness.

So basically those are some of my favorite D.I.T.C. tracks. I wanted to include few more tracks and i know you may ask why you left out this track or that track, but it is how it is, and there wasn’t any more free space on the cd.

**dirt_dog on the cover.

Enjoy!

01. Showbiz & A.G. – Never Less Than Ill
02. Diamond D – Best Kept Secret
03. Lord Finesse – Fat For The 90’s Feat. A.G.
04. Diamond D – ‘x!x!’ What U Heard
05. O.C. – Outsiders
06. Lord Finesse – Pull Ya Card
07. Diamond D – Red Light, Green Light
08. Showbiz & A.G. – You Want It Feat. Diamond D & Party Arty
09. Lord Finesse – You Know What I’m About
10. Diamond D – MC Iz My Ambition Feat. Don Barron
11. Big L – Devil’s Son
12. Diamond D – You Can’t Front (…It Is Real) Feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse
13. Shorty Long – Shorty’z Doin’ His Own Thang
14. Showbiz & A.G. – Still Diggin’ Feat. Diamond D
15. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound Feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
16. Diamond D – What You Seek
17. Lord Finesse – Check The Method
18. Diamond D – The Hiatus
19. Lord Finesse – Gameplan
20. Diamond D – Gather Round
 
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–Markshot

Buckwild Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Complex.com)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Buckwild might have been a bit camera shy in the 90s (remember all those DITC group pics that were captioned “Not pictured – Buckwild”?) but these days you can find him in music videos for his project with Celph Titled or being interviewed at Complex. The subject of this latest interview are the stories behind his most famous productions, and he’s got over thirty of them to tell.

We know what you’re thinking. “Great idea, but if Complex broke this up into thirty parts, I’m good.” Nah, son. Live your life. Rafi, of Oh Word and Internets Celebrities fame devised a fly lil’ life hack that allows you to view the entirety of a Complex list feature on one page:

I decided to do some good for the world today. It’s been bugging me that Complex.com runs so many articles that require n clicks to get through where n ranges from 10 to infinity. So today I created a bookmarklet which fetches all the slides of the Complex slideshow you’re visiting and loads them up on that one page. To use it, just drag the link at the end of this article to your Bookmarks bar and when you’re at Complex looking at a slideshow article, click the button for it and the magic happens.

Navigate here to grab the bookmarklet in question, than swerve over to the Complex article and read Buckwild’s behind the scenes accounts. Then go review TROY’s Top 100 Native Tongue Songs with the new fangled functionality made possible by the bookmarklet. What else do you have to do on a Tuesday evening? Exactly.

Random VLS Drops: Big L – Devil’s Son (1993)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

What a grimy, dirty, rough beat. What a hard track.

This track was supposed to be on Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, but it was banned due to it was too much violent.

First thought that i have in mind before i click play is that amazing horns and those two Nas samples:
When i was twelwe i went to hell for snuffing Jesus” and “I’m waving automatic guns at nuns“.

I thought this track was produced only by Showbiz, but vinyl says it was co-op between Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Craig Boogie.

Enjoy!

01. Devil’s Son
02. Devil’s Son (Instrumental)

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–Markshot

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 17

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The last volume before the new year. While it was a pretty good year in hip-hop, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of throwback tracks, thus us delivering you just 5 volumes of Sounds Like The 90s in ’10.

As many of you know, we do these compilations to capture an era that we all love. Some tracks do sound like the 90s, while others are artists from that era doing their thing. A few of these tracks have been out for awhile now, some even debuted on this site, but here is a tightly sequenced mix for the holidays. I wouldn’t normally put 3 tracks by one artist on a mix, but Kanye killed it this year (all 3 tracks not on the LP) and Q-Tip is responsible for 2 of those gems. There was no way I wasn’t putting these on for you guys.

Thanks to all the people that have supported over the years. We’ll continue to do these and we’re always keeping an open mind, so if you got something, don’t hesitate to link us. Props to Dirt_Dog and Strategy for helping–as always. Shouts to the entire T.R.O.Y. squad and our readers. Download link and front cover are below, back cover and tracklist are after the jump. Happy Holidays! –Philaflava

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The Pharcyde – Heart & Soul (prod. Buckwild)

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The power of the P! A few months ago Philaflava TROY forum member vaporized2 created a thread asking to help identify a few Pharcyde tracks. All of them were eventually identified but most recently L.A. Jay registered and informed us that “Heart & Soul” was actually produced by Buckwild. Something that most people did not know, let alone knew the track existed. Below two of the four tracks featured in the thread. Check ’em out and let us know what you think. –Philaflava

Heart & Soul (prod. Buckwild)

Rubber Song (prod. LA Jay)

Waka Flocka Flame, Celph Titled, and The Tim Dog Effect

Friday, November 5th, 2010

(Or How We Can Learn To Stop Worrying And Bump The Bomb)…

Waka Flocka Flame “Live By The Gun”

Celph Titled “Eraserheads”

Producer/rapper/author J-Zone ((Read about his upcoming book in his guest blogger entry.)) helmed a short-lived but excellent blog over at Dante Ross’s site; his writing is filled with praise for “guilty pleasures,”  rappers whose simplistic or seemingly ignorant approach results in their absence from high-minded discussions of great music. J-Zone asserts that personality is key and the right combination of charisma, humor, and eccentricity is often more memorable than artistic pretense or technical prowess. He reasons that certain “bad” rappers are able to infuse their personality into the very structure of a song; their gritty deliveries, unsophisticated lyrics, and bizarre ad-libs function as additional instrumentation; violent and/or profane content adds a visceral thrill. ((Read his post “Great ‘Bad’ Rappers” in which he explains his appreciation for the unorthodox styling of Tim Dog, but also the Disco Rick, Project Pat, and Group Home’s Malachi The Nutcracker.)) I call this “The Tim Dog Effect” after the  Bronx emcee of “Fuck Compton” fame that J-Zone praises for his ability to turn his bare-bones rhymes and even a series of grunts ((Check “Dogs Gonna Getcha” if you don’t believe me.)) into a great song. (more…)

Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Whether you’re a fan of Celph Titled or not, an entire album of Buckwild beats has to entice you. The label (No Sleep) that put out Buckwild’s Diggin’ In The Crates: Rare Studio Masters (1993-1997) struck another deal with Mr. Best to use some of his leftover beats for this project. Along with that deal came an unreleased DITC collabo now (Celph) titled “There Will Be Blood.”

And to quote the great Daniel Plainview, “If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? You watching? And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake… I… drink… your… milkshake!” –Philaflava

Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

Nineteen Ninety Now in stores now.

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!


–T.R.O.Y.