Episode 9 might be titled the Calm Before The Storm, but it’s anything but. Our next show will be a DJ Premier tribute, so we wanted to take a short break from the tributes and get back to the traditional potpourri show. Special guest, Aaron Wade, sat in with us as we discussed and dissed each other’s Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore. We also announced the winner of our Evolution of The B-Boy Sticker pack contest and play some ridiculously dope music from Mobb Deep, Jeru The Damaja, Brand Nubian, Kool G. Rap, Gang Starr, Ice Cube, Das EFX, People Under The Stairs, Insight, J-Zone and Supastition. Plus, we threw in some new jawns by King Magnetic, Kendrick Lamar and a special K-Def/DJ 360 Beneficence remix. So, while you’re listening. think of who you’d put on your Mount Rushmore and then share your picks with us in the comment section. RIP Don Rickles!
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Electronic Press Kit from 1992 chronicling the rise of your favorite riggity rappers. The duo introduce their videos, talk about their come up, their craft, and hip hop as a whole. Pretty cool that this exists in such good quality, innit?
Here is the debut of the newest T.R.O.Y. monthly series featuring undeniably dope must hear/have remixes. Every month we’ll bring you 10 remixes of the 90s we all know and love. Don’t get the title twisted this isn’t Sounds Like The 90s, look for that series to return later this month. In the meantime, let’s get reacquainted with the sounds actually from the 90s. If you got a favorite remix be sure to send it our way or post it up on our forum. –Philaflava
Ever since I heard the “‘Microphone Master” remix back in ’95 I was hooked on DJ Spinna. The man’s catalog runs deep and yet his recognition never quite caught up. While “Dome Cracker” is comprised of DJ Spinna and Joc Maxx, who is dope in his own right, the lack of appreciation Spinna has received over the years is practically criminal. Best known for his Rawkus-era contributions such as Sir Menelik’s “7XL,” Shabaam Saadiq’sÂ “5 Star Generals” or L-Fudge’s “What If,” Spinna hasÂ done remixes for MC Eiht, Faith No More all the way to Michael Jackson.
So instead of me boring you with Beyond Real stories, let me just post a few superior remixes by team Dome Cracker as we pay a little respect to the man they call DJ Spinna.
De La Soul – Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)
One of my favorite pieces from my vinyl collection. I picked this up back in 1996 just for Method Man’s “P.L.O. Style” remix and I was pleasantly surprised with all the other tracks. In the last few years I’ve tracked down audio for just about everything that Frankenstein has ever done. I sure wish he’d come out from wherever he’s hiding (a teacher in Canada?) and bless us with some new material.
Here is the super rare promo cd version of “iLLSTYLE LIVE!” from 1995. Some of you probably already have the vinyl rip but guess what? I had it too, it’s time to forget about the cracks and pops and upgrade to the digital version.
The IllStyle Live LP was a live recording promoting all the rap acts from Elektra Records & EastWest Records. They had artists like Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Das EFX, Supernatural, The Juggaknots, 8-Off, … As you might already know, most of the artists were left with shelved albums. Luckily, a few of these albums leaked throughout the years.
While all the performances are on point, there isn’t anything close to the Ol’ Dirty session. ODB mentions how he didn’t want to come to the show on some classic funny ish. He then rocks a freestyle with Buddha Monk and 60 Second Assassin then starts to talk again and finally performs Brooklyn Zoo & Shimmy Shimmy Ya. Pete Rock is also the DJ of the night.
Ego Trip included iLLSTYLE LIVE! on their “Official All-The-Way-Live Albums” list. It still remains one of the greatest live performances ever released on wax to this day!
2. Daddy D – Luv On A Dub
3. Omniscence – Amazin’
4. Juggaknotz – I’m Gonna Kill You
5. Lin Que – Let It Fall
6. 8-Off – Ghetto Girl
7. Deda Baby Pa – Blah Uno
8. Coz – No Place Like Tha Hood
10. Supernatural – Natural Disaster
11. Das Efx – Real Hip Hop
12. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Freestyle/ Brooklyn Zoo/ Shimmy Shimmy Ya
— Thomas V