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The TROY Blog Presents: Funk-O-Rama V11

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Funk-O-Rama is back after long long time.

**dirt_dog on the covers.


funk-o-rama v11

01. The Beatnuts – Get Funky (Remix)
02. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs – Stay Funky #2
03. Da Youngsta’s – Illy Filly Funk
04. Society – F.U.N.K. (From Us Nasty Kidz)
05. Figure Uv Speech – Hardcore Funk
06. Lords Of The Underground – Keepers Of The Funk
07. Funkytown Pros – Too Dam Funque
08. Paris – Funky Lil’ Party
09. Logic – Bust A Funky Rhyme
10. Blvd. Mosse – Move To Something Funky
11. Lord Finesse – Funky On The Fast Tip
12. Def Jef – God Made Me Funky



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

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

    Halloween is over. November begins and it’s Friday muthafuckas!


    Ryks Muzik – Dah Project EP (2013)

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    Well if you were wondering what happened to Mr. Live then there ya go, brand new ish and it’s not bad at all, huh? This is off of a various artists type of record out of France that’s up for pre-order here:

    Ryks Muzik – Dah Projekt (more…)

    Mobb Deep – Shook Ones (Beat Bop Scholar 90’s Blend)

    Friday, July 27th, 2012

    One time TROY contributor Beat Bop Scholoar hit us with a new blend last night.

    “Type of joint you would of seen on a 90’s NY Mixtape. I mixed Shook Ones with Da Youngsta’s I’ll Make You Famous instrumental. Share your thoughts/likes… Spread it! I know Shook Ones had been done to death but I wanted to do this cause I had a feeling it would come out dope!”


    K-Def – The Most Underrated

    Sunday, August 21st, 2011

    If there ever was a non-T.R.O.Y. compilation we’d post on here its this one. Peace to all parties involved, T.R.O.Y. forum member claaa7, who needs to just join the blog already, Al Lindstrom for hookin’ me up with most of my Tommy Boy vinyl back in the day and of course everyone else who made this happen. Check it out and be sure to thank claaa7 on his site or in the thread. –Philaflava

    Download Compilation

    Intro & Interview by Chris Moss
    Photos by Dan Love
    Compilation produced by J.E.S.A. Of 2DopeBoyz, Chris Moss, claaa7 Of The Lost Tapes & Redefinition Records

    “For a producer -or any artist for that matter- to articulate their vision and have it manifested sonically for the masses to hear is no simple task. Equally difficult is having that same artist verbally detail the creative processes that went into the creation of that work of art. Be it painting, writing, rapping, or beat making, describing the intricacies of creation is a difficult undertaking.

    I had a chance to talk with K-Def the other day and he is one cat who can put his words down in a similarly poignant fashion as one of his signature drum patterns. To borrow the title to his latest release on Redefinition Records, he’s adapted quite well as “Time’s Change”. K walks us through a sampling of some of his discography and several releases you may or may not be familiar with. Quite candidly, this selection was chosen not only to illustrate his rightfully earned place in Hip Hop, but also to show the breadth of his catalog and talent. For a producer to have worked with Diddy and UGK and Ghostface and Ol’ Dirty Bastard is quite an accomplishment. K-Def gives readers –and listeners- a chance to hear a little insight from the producer himself and some never before shared knowledge into the origins of some of his records. Pay attention.”

    01. “Introducing the Magnificent”
    K-Def: “That was done in ’95 and I had just gotten the MPC 3000 hooked up with various sound modules.” This was really the first time I had started playing keys on my beats. “The drums came right from a clean-ass, Akai factory drum disk, no sampled drums!” I was looking to move my production game away from what I had previously been doing and started incorporating more technology into my equipment setup.

    02. “Real Live Shit Remix” (Ft. Real Live/Ghostface/Lord Tariq/Killa Sin/Cappadonna)
    K-Def: “It was a methodical hypnosis beat. I had programmed the drums and hooked the sample up with the strings and the hard timpani hits. Everyone wanted to rhyme on this beat and Wu and others were really down to get on this record. I also have this session on videotape, too. It was the original version that helped us get a deal with Big Beat/Atlantic.”

    Random VLS Drops – Da Youngstas “Mad Props” b/w “No More Hard Times”

    Monday, June 27th, 2011

    Single off the Illy Funksta’s second album “No Mercy”.

    Mad Props (LP version) produced by K-Def. No More Hard Times (LP version) produced by Marley Marl. Remixes were produced by Emmanuel Parks.



    A1. Mad Props (remix #1)

    A2. Mad Props(remix #2)

    A3. Mad Props (LP version)

    A4. Mad Props (remix #2) instrumental

    B1. No More Hard Times (remix)

    B2. No More Hard Times (remix) instrumental

    B3. No More Hard Times (LP version)

    B4. Mad Props (a capella)

    — Markshot


    Da Youngstas + K-Def = Better Than You Remember

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

    Da Youngstas were exposed to every inset photo gimmick devised by A&Rs up to that point.

    Revisit the musical memories of your adolescence with wizened discernment and you run the risk of besmirching your halcyon days. The music you held dear as a youngster tends to remain cordoned off in a sanctified spot where adult discernment is unwelcome. This remains the case until a mediocre song whose positive attributes were magnified in your mind by the forgiving lens of nostalgia innocently reappears on your Itunes playlist.
    It is sad when a song ages poorly. The path to obsolescence is cold and unfair – a breakbeat that was perfectly serviceable in 1989 might induce nauseated groans in 2009. Ditto for references to “catching wreck” or “kicking mad flava.” And this also applies to any number of currently laughable trends that were inflicted on the populace in the late ’80s and early ’90s, including of course, kiddie rap.
    The kiddie rap that stood one its own as quality material in the golden era is difficult to tolerate in adulthood. Chi-Ali’s prepubescent musings on sex and violence, while hilarious in retrospect given his murder rap, just seem to mar the godly blessing of early Beatnuts production (instrumentals, stat!). Illegal were ruff, rugged, and raw … to the point that you just want to slap the little crumbsnatchers for their insolence. And this brings us to Da Youngstas.
    O-Dub once wondered aloud how the hell Da Youngstas managed to release four albums in four years, three of them while signed to a major label, all the while procuring beats from the likes of Pete Rock, Marley Marl, and DJ Premier. Jesse Serwer got to the bottom of the mystery in an interview with founding member Qu’ran, who explained the group’s history and ties to elder Philly rap luminaries like Steady B and Cool C with great attention to detail.
    Now, while I am impressed by Da Youngstas impeccable pedigree, their true crowning feat is one that was probably unintentional. Their third LP, 1994’s No Mercy, was recorded for the most part at Marley Marl’s famed House Of Hits, and when Marley himself was not behind the helm, his protege K-Def was in control. K-Def’s five contributions to No Mercy, much like his work on Real Live’s The Turnaround LP, are nothing short of brilliant. The beats are beautiful, sweeping, orchestral. They just sound big, even grandiose. Da Youngstas are not budding Rakims on the mic but they hold their own competently, even showing signs of a sincere social consciousness on “Reality.”
    Taken alone, these five tracks comprise a stellar EP within a decent if forgettable LP. This is the tootsie roll center of a footnote career, one of those rare gems that can only be reanimated in the age of Ipod. “Ill Filly Funk” in particular soars high – you’ll reconsider whether or not the Beatminerz deserve to be credited as geniuses for Black Moon’s “Reality.” Revisit, re-listen, and enjoy.

    — Thun