Posts Tagged ‘das efx’

Take It Personal – Episode 21 w/Apathy & Vanderslice

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Season 2 kicks off with special guests Apathy and Vanderslice. We talk classics, dickhead rappers, Griselda rappers and drum-less beats. Ap touches on his upcoming project Widow’s Son, his collabo with Pete Rock and also shares some feelings about the Perestroika support. Vanderslice, an extremely dope beat maker himself, is brutally honest and brutally funny too. Nobody is safe when he is on the mic, not Talib Kweli, not Q-Tip, not Pete Rock and not even our homie Big Ghost. Episode 21 sounds like Stretch & Bob meets Viva La Bam. We pay homage to graffiti and have bangers on this show from Smoothe Da Hustler, Das EFX, Company Flow, Lord Finesse, Artifacts, EPMD, Conway, Roc Marciano, Real Live, Jedi Mind Tricks & Red Hot Lover Tone. Strap on the seat belt, cuz ’18 is going to be one hell of a ride on Take It Personal.

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Take It Personal: Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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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Das Efx: Dead Serious, The Movie (EPK)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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?

Das EFX – Dead Serious: The Movie from AlohaServedDaily on Vimeo.

Sounds of The 90s: The Remixes V. 1

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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


Dome Cracker Remixes (Das EFX, J-Live, De La Soul)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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’s  “5 Star Generals” or L-Fudge’s “What If,” Spinna has 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.

Das EFX – Microphone Master (Dome Cracker Remix)

J-Live – Braggin’ Writes (Dome Cracker Remix)

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De La Soul – Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)

Awesome 2 “Studio Record Freestyles (1996)”

Monday, September 20th, 2010

This is another piece of audio that I received back in my trading days. I never did any research on it until now. Released in 1996 on vinyl, it features 6 nice studio recorded freestyles done for the Awesome 2, which is the legendary team Special K and Teddy Ted. It’s tough finding much info on these two as their website has been suspended (relaunching in 2010), but you can find them on MySpace.

01 Chubb Rock
02 M.O.P.
03 Jeru The Damaja & Afu Ra
04 Channel Live
05 Busta Rhymes & Rampage
06 Das EFX

Here’s a vinyl rip of Awesome 2’s “Ahooga Breakbeats” that Thomas V put up last year.

Once all the ads and videos load, you can score an Awesome 2 radio show from 1990 RIGHT HERE on DJ Marioka’s blog.


Frankenstein “Live From New York (The Remixx Album)” (1996)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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.



dirt_dog Remix Pack 3

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Here we go again with round 3 of the dirt_dog Remix Pack. For this set of 5 songs I decided to go with the Pete Rock and DJ Premier remixes that I used to bump from my cd single collection. Whenever a discussion about great remixes comes up, everyone praises the Pete Rock “Shut Em Down” remix. Personally I love it too, but I’ve always felt that his version of “Nighttrain” was completely overlooked. If you missed Remix Pack 1 or 2, go HERE or HERE.

Remix Pack 3
01 Public Enemy-Nighttrain (Pete Rock Strong Island Mt. Vernon Meltdown)
02 Shyheim-On & On (Premier Remix)
03 Das EFX-Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)
04 Blahzay Blahzay-Danger (DJ Premier Remix Street Mix)
05 EPMD-Rampage (Hardcore To The Head Mix) feat. L.L. Cool J


DJ Mister Cee -The Best Of Mobb Deep (Updated 6/30/17)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I wasn’t even aware that this DJ Mister Cee mix even existed until the other day when fellow TROY blogger Thomas V made mention of it. So I tracked it down and purchased it. A whopping 38 tracks of classics, appearances, remixes and a slew of unreleased material (11 to be exact).
01 Mobb Deep-Peer Pressure
02 Mobb Deep-Cop Hell (Unreleased)
03 Mobb Deep-Hit It From The Back
04 Mobb Deep-Patty Shop (Unreleased) feat. Big Noyd
05 Mobb Deep-Shook Ones (Parts 1 & 2)
06 Mobb Deep-The Bridge (94 Unreleased) feat. Big Noyd
07 Mobb Deep-Survival Of The Fittest (Original & Remix) feat. Crystal Johnson
08 Mobb Deep-Give Up The Goods feat. Big Noyd
09 Mobb Deep-We About To Get Hectic (Unreleased) feat. Gambino
10 Mobb Deep-Temperatures Rising (Original & Remix) feat. Crystal Johnson
11 Mobb Deep-Eye For A Eye feat. Nas & Raekwon
12 Mobb Deep-Drink Away The Pain feat. Q-Tip
13 Mobb Deep-Q.U. (Unreleased)
14 Das EFX-Microphone Master (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
15 Da Youngsta’s-Bloodshed & War feat. Mobb Deep
16 Mobb Deep-Take It In Blood (Unreleased)
17 Mobb Deep-Still Shinin
18 Big Noyd-Recognize & Realize (Parts 1 & 2) feat. Mobb Deep
19 The Almighty RSO-War’s On feat. Mobb Deep
20 Mobb Deep-Back At You
21 Mobb Deep-Street Life feat. L.E.S. & ACD
22 Mobb Deep-First Day Of Spring (Unreleased) feat. Tragedy
23 Tragedy-LA, LA (Original & Remix) feat. Capone-N-Noreaga & Mobb Deep
24 LL Cool J-I Shot Ya feat. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxxy Brown
25 Big Noyd-Usual Suspect (Original & Remix) feat. Havoc
26 Nas-Live Nigga Rap feat. Mobb Deep
27 Mobb Deep-Drop A Gem On Em
28 Mobb Deep-Rep The Q.B.C. (Unreleased) feat. Godfathers Pt. III
29 Shaquille O’Neal-Legal Money feat. Mobb Deep
30 Mobb Deep-Hell On Earth
31 Mobb Deep-Everyday Gunplay (Unreleased)
32 Foxxy Brown-Da Promise feat. Havoc
33 Mobb Deep-Crime Connection (Unreleased) feat. Cormega
34 Mobb Deep-G.O.D. Pt. III
35 Mobb Deep-In The Long Run (Unreleased) feat. Ty Nitty
36 Xzibit-Eye’s May Shine (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
37 Mobb Deep-Extortion feat. Method Man
38 Mobb Deep-Nightime Vultures feat. Raekwon
Since this is a very recent purchase, I didn’t make a new cover to match all the other ones (and I think those days are behind me). But I did take the time to scan it in and lay out all new type. Up next is the final installment in this series, a double disc set for “The Best Of Jay-Z.”

Best Of Westwood Radio Freestyles – Nas, Biggie, OC, Das Efx, Cam’Ron…

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This was submitted by our friend Dj Step One from the TROY forum. If you’re digging this, check his blog out: Only Built For zShare Links

“I’ve spent the last few weeks sorting through that dusty box of tapes that so many older Hip Hop heads have stashed away somewhere and have been digitizing the various treats I’ve come across.
As Hip Hop was scarce on English radio in the 90s, most of these tapes are recordings of Tim Westwood’s show on BBC Radio 1. Up until 1994, Westwood only broadcast in London and the surrounding area, first on pirate stations LWR and Kiss FM, and then legitimately on Capital FM.
A move to the BBC in 1994 gave him two 3 hour shows every week and meant that Hip Hop heads nationwide finally had the opportunity to hear first hand the exclusives and guest appearances that would make up Tim’s show. It often meant staying in on a Friday or Saturday night, but as some of these freestyles prove, it was worth it!
I was going to do a profile of Big Tim but then remembered that Stretch Armstrong gave him a mention on his blog a while back and I couldn’t think of a better person to rubber stamp Westwood’s contribution to Hip Hop radio.”

Stretch Armstrong, speaking on The Flavor Unit track ‘The Flavor Unit Assassination Squad’:
“Bobbito and I got hip to this record via the homie Tim Westwood in London who used to have what may have been the most progressive hip-hop show on earth in the late 80’s. Because he was free to operate outside of the beef that had split NYC rap radio in the late 80’s but also was very close to both Red and Marley (though closer to Marley who eventually would broadcast a version of In Control on his show in the UK), Tim would bless the airwaves with crazy exclusives and remixes, AND, influenced by his roots in 80’s Jamaican and UK dancehall, was the first, and perhaps only, hip-hop personality to get all the hot emcees to re-record their hits with his name in them, sound-clash style. Many in the UK complained that Tim didn’t support home-grown talent, but we sure didn’t care, ’cause we’d frequently hear shit from his tapes first, sometimes to never be heard anywhere else. I’d have to confirm it with Aaron Fuchs, but I believe Tuff City only released this record after we played it on KCR from a cassette from Westwood’s show.”

Akinyele & Sadat X (1996)

Cam’Ron (1998)

Das Efx (1995)

Masta Ace (1998)

Nas & De La Soul (1996)

Biggie Smalls & Craig Mack (1995)

OC (1994)

Snoop, Daz, & Kurupt (1994)