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A few weeks ago on the T.R.O.Y. forums I suggested doing a Degrees of Separation mixtape. While there were a few interested heads, it was just Huldrich Bullsh!t was able to complete the difficult task. The rules were as followed.
Every track has to relate.
Every track has to be a collabo.
Every track should be from 1991-1996.
There has to be at least 2 westcoast tracks.
There has to be at least 1 Pete rock produced track
There has to be at least 1 De La Soul feature (could be Dove or Pos alone)
There has to be at least 1 Grand Puba song or feature
You don’t have to use a following song by the last guest rapper, it can be any in the song.
12 tracks min. 14 tracks max.
You can download his mixtape here.
1. Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Crazy C Remix) feat. Eightball & MJG
2. Eightball & MJG – Sesshead Funky Junky feat. MC Breed
3. MC Breed – Gotta Get Mine feat. 2Pac
4. 2Pac – Ain’t Hard To Find feat. E-40, B-Legit, C-Bo & Richie Rich
5. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Studio Ton Remix) feat. E-40 & MC Eiht
6. Funkmaster Flex – Nutthin’ But Flavor feat. Biz Markie, Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Charlie Brown
7. De La Soul – Stone Age feat. Biz Markie
8. Kool G. Rap – Erase Racism feat. Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie
9. Frankie Cutless – Know Da Game feat. Kool G. Rap & M.O.P.
10. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 My Peeps feat. Biggie, M.O.P. & Prince Poetry
11. Chubb Rock – 3 Men At Chung King feat. Red Hot Lover Tone & Grand Puba
12. MC Serch – Back To The Grill (Remix) feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock, O.C. & Nas
13. AZ – Gimmie Yours feat. Nas
14. Sway & King Tech – Wake Up Show Anthem feat. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Organized Konfusion, Dred Scott, Shyheim & Ras Kass
Let’s face it, Tip has been around for along time so this list could easily be as long as Schindler’s. I took the liberty of narrowing it down to make the decision process a tad easier on you guys.
Pick your favorite collabo that appears in poll listed below. OpJay has also created a 60+ Q-Tip playlist featuring production all the way to the best Q-Tip features. It includes music from Mobb Deep, Janet Jackson, Organized Konfusion, Cypress Hill, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., Run-DMC, The Black Eyed Peas, Slum Village, Stanley Clarke, Mos Def, Beastie Boys and The Brand New Heavies to name a few. Check it out and vote wisely.
It’s been a constant struggle to produce these lately, manly because I always feel I’m at an impasse with the selections. Is it too new sounding? Is it too dated? Is the quality of the mp3 good? Then of course, there is always, isn’t this track kinda played out by now?
I know it’s hard to believe, but I really do put in work selecting, sequencing and creating the overall package for your CD-r or iTunes. This time around T.R.O.Y. and Certified Dope Apparel bring you volume 22, a compilation that features a collection of tracks that we feel exemplifies just how great hip-hop has been, even if a few joints are slightly aged by now.
15+ years ago Ecko used to give mixtapes out with the purchase of their clothes. I never did rock much Ecko, but I made sure to rock those mixtapes. It was an ingenious idea by
Mark Milecofsky Mark Ecko. Now 100 million dollars later you have Eckō Unltd. Not that we’re expecting to reach those levels but we feel we have something special with these 3 great collaborative shirts with Certified Dope. And of course, purchase or no purchase, we hope you enjoy our latest offering, the Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 22 .
Vol. 22 takes us back in time, so extract the file, burn to a disc (56 mins total) or add to your playlist. Spread the word, spread the file and let’s celebrate hip-hop music. I hope you enjoy Sounds Like The 90′s as much as I do creating them, even if it’s sometimes a challenge. –PhilaflavaCLICK HERE TO ENTER STORE
Certified Dope & T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 22
1. Prince Paul Intro
2. De La Soul – Get Away
3. Prodigy & ALC – R.I.P. feat. Havoc & Raekwon
4. Fat Joe – Your Honor feat. Action Bronson (prod. DJ Premier)
5. Sauce Money – Just Nice feat. DJ Premier
6. Da Buze Bruvaz – Unsportsman Like Conduct
7. 14K – Live From Pimpstead feat. Roc Marciano
8. Slum Village – Rock Rock feat. Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Jazzy Jeff
9. Raekwon – T.U.R.K.E.Y. feat. Mic Geronimo & The Kid Daytona
10. Roc Marciano – Ruff Town feat. Cormega
11. Ka – Off The Record
12. True Master – Batman & Robin feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
13. Common Interlude
14. Kid Tsunami – Catch Wreck feat. O.C.
15. Marco Polo – 3 O’Clock feat. Organized Konfusion
16. Jeru The Damaja – Solar Flares (prod. Large Professor)
17. Grand Daddy I.U. – She Said feat. Sadat X
18. Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix) feat. LL Cool J & Lloyd Banks
Running Time: 56 minutes
Mixing hip hop and bingo to liven up the night
Over the years, bingo has gained so much popularity that even celebrities are playing the game for charity. Actors like Russell Crowe (who used to be a bingo hall caller) and musicians like Bono (U2’s front man), have admitted to playing the game for their favorite charities. Since its invention in 1929, the game has attracted different games. From Facebook to horse racing bingo, the game has definitely influenced fashion, art, food, and even music. Recently, another variation of bingo has emerged—hip hop bingo.
Basically, playing hip hop bingo isn’t that different from the games you’ll find on CheekyBingo. On each bingo card, you’ll find 25 squares arranged in five horizontal rows, vertical columns, and one space marked “Free” in the middle. Numbers are placed on each space in the grid, which you’ll need to mark off once the DJ calls them. The only variation to this game is that you’ll have to yell “Hip Hop!” instead of “Bingo!” when you’ve formed a prescribed pattern. Then, you’re required to run up the stage and dance to the beats with the other winners. To make things more fun and unique, organizers usually include odd prizes like broomsticks wrapped in leopard print, a bronze frog statue, or a chewing gum necklace.
Best mix of 2013? Yes.
Following on from last year’s treatment of ‘Paul’s Boutique‘, United States of Audio does the same with De la Soul’s groundbreaking album 3 Feet High and Rising. It’s not just a mix, but more like an audio documentary about an album that is also about to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. In his own words;
‘Several years in the making and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ’3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.
When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ’3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ’3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…’
Snagged this mix from the good blokes over at Dephect Clothing. In their own words:
A chronological blend of over 60 De La Soul classics and the original breaks used to create them from their first four albums; ’3 Feet High & Rising’, ‘De La Soul Is Dead’, ‘Buhloon Mindstate’ & ‘Stakes Is High’ & coming in at around 1 hour 45 mins this is a must for anyone with a love of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul & the art of sampling.
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.
Download the entire album for free, along with liner notes and album commentary below.
Props to GummySoul for this one.
At least here on TROY. A few recent posts from around the blogosphere have focused on De La Soul.
Claa7 of The Lost Tapes blog recently put together a compilation called Three The Soulful Way, which he describes as “a collection of no less than 20 songs from the period between 1989 and 1994, carefully sequenced and arranged for the perfect De La experience.” Sounds good to us. Click on the album cover to download, and be sure to leave some feedback for Claa7 back at his blog.
Over at Scratch Reaction, Roy Johnson recently uploaded a live performance from De La Soul’s first tour in 1989. “Here’s a soundboard from De La Soul’s “Three Feet High & Rising” tour,” he writes, indicating to the real fans that this recording does the group’s legendary live show justice. You can peep audio snippets, download the whole set, and leave Roy some feedback here.
How crazy is it that Three Feet High and Rising was released 20 years ago? Tell those darned kids to get off the potholes in your lawn already.
Stream: De La Soul “Breakadawn”
“Breakadawn” found its way to my ears by surprise in August of 1993. I had given up hope of hearing new music by either A Tribe Called Quest or De La Soul, whose most recent releases up to that point (Low End Theory and De La Soul Is Dead, respectively, both released in 1991) may as well have been one of my grandfather’s pre-stereo jazz albums. My adolescent attention span, admittedly warped by a partial obedience to local tastemaker friends and cousins who were obsessed with discovering that ol’ next shit, would not allow me to remain perfectly loyal to artists who dematerialized without so much as a farewell speech. De La Soul was always a hard sell anyway.
Anytime I tried to play De La Soul Is Dead around my friends they would instantly transform into a less violent version of the naysaying hooligans depicted in the album’s skits. I held my ground, gaining support from the girls once “Rollersating Jam” came on, but inevitably my tape would be tossed aside in favor of Onyx. Although De La Soul Is Dead saw the group don hoodies, adopt more conventional haircuts, and rap a little bit more aggressively over slightly harder beats, they were still viewed by many as eccentric bohemians. By mid-1993 this was a problem, because the only Native Tongue-related joint out was Beatnuts “Reign of The Tec” and if a song didn’t have a shouted chorus and a video featuring burning trashcans, it didn’t connect with mixed company. (more…)