Posts Tagged ‘death row’

10 Most Unappreciated Westcoast Rappers of All-Time

Friday, September 27th, 2013

un·ap·pre·ci·at·ed

adj.

1. Not recognized, as to quality or worth: an unappreciated gesture of good will.
2. Not having risen in price or value: an unappreciated investment.

For many years the left coast got overlooked as a whole, then came the early 90s and shit just hasn’t been the same for gangstas. While the Death Row/Aftermath era stole a little mojo from the eastcoast, there were still many westcoast lyricists who never quite got their proper due. There also has been an abundance of artists who never even got a chance that shine like the amazing Bad N Fluenz click featuring Rappin’ Ron and Ant Diddly Dog, The B.U.M.S. or Project Blowed‘s The Nonce.

My criteria for this list is simple. You’ve had a respectable career. That means less than just three studio album. It means you’re still active (to an extent), though Mac Dre would have been an exception. It also means you’ve had to carried some influence or have done some really impressive work, be it on your own albums or others. Also, you can’t have blemished your career much. This list is who I feel are the most unappreciated, not most underrated from a lyrical standpoint. Because that’s another list which features the likes of Kurupt, Boots Riley, Brotha Lynch Hung, Saafir, Planet Asia and probably Mac Mall. This list, like all of them, is subjective but I encourage you to explore it and even come up with your own list of the 10 most unappreciated westcoast rappers of all-time.

10 Most Unappreciated Westcoast Rappers of All-Time

1. King Tee

Tee has always been the Bernard King of hip-hop. The man has been doing it since ’88 with that deep voice and that O.G. narrative style. None are cooler, more likeable and unfortunate than King Tee. Having had his fair share of adversity, Tee never quite gained the props he rightfully deserved. And who can forget that whole Aftermath disaster that pretty much froze his career in carbonite. Tee has had an impressive catalog starting with Act a Fool and ending with The Kingdom Come.  From being a benefactor to the Likwit Foundation that spawned the careers of Tash, J-Ro, Xzibit and Defari to name a few. To influencing not just one coast, but both coasts. Even Ice T has gone on record saying King Tee was Biggie’s favorite emcee too. There are many rappers who never got the recognition they deserved, but none more than the great Roger McBride.

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T.R.O.Y. Throwback Fridays: Video Playlist (Dedication To 2Pac)

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Today marks the 17th year since 2Pac’s passing. Since we normally do Throwback Friday videos, it made sense to make today all about Pac. Rest in peace homie.

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T.R.O.Y. Challenge: 6 Degress of Death Row

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Our latest challenge forces you to include at least 1 song featuring the following (3) artists.

1. Lady of Rage
2. RBX
3. Warren G.

The music must be from ’91-96. You cannot use ANY songs featuring Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre.

You must include at least 2 remixes.

You must include at least 2 “Eastcoast” tracks, meaning by artists from the Eastcoast featuring any member of Death Row or affiliates.

Pretty simple stuff, huh? Give it a try here or email us your entry. –Philaflava

Paul Smith’s Mix
01. Warren G – We Be Sippin’ On The Brew (Intro)
02. Slip Capone & C.P.O featuring Kurupt – The Euology
03. 2Pac featuring Treach & Riddler – Loyal To The Game
04. Soopafly – I Don’t Hang
05. R.B.X. – A.W.O.L. (Gregski Remix)
06. Dat Nigga Daz featuring Kurupt – Me In Your World
07. C.P.O. – Foo Nay Mic
08. Kurupt – These Reasons (D.P.G. 4 Life)
09. Cedric Ceballos featuring Warren G – Flow On
10. The Dogg Pound featuring The Lady Of Rage – Do What I Feel
11. O.F.T.B. featuring Jewell – Body & Soul
12. D.J. Quik – Diggin’ U Out (Remix)
13. C.P.O. featuring Kurupt – Slippin’ In The West
14. Sam Sneed featuring J. Flexx & Drauma – In Da Zone
15. Lost Boyz featuring The Dogg Pound & Canibus – Music Makes Me High (Extended Remix)
16. Warren G featuring Lil’ Malik – We Want Yo Hands Up

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Death Row “Demos & Rough Mixes”

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I’ll start by saying that I am certainly no Death Row expert. With that now out of the way, I found this tape in my basement a few months ago and have finally got around to ripping it. I got it from another tape trader about 10 years ago and it was labeled as “Demos & Rough Mixes.” I can’t really tell if there is anything different between these tracks and the album versions. Did he just trade me a tape with hissy album tracks? If you have a good ear and can point out any differences, please leave a comment.

DOWNLOAD (MEGA 11/6/13)

DOWNLOAD (FILE OVER 11/6/13)

enjoy,
dirt_dog

Doo Wop & Sun Dullah (King Sun) – New York Love (1996) 2Pac Diss

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009


All Eyez On Sun Lyrics

“You goin overboard with all that, fuck New York shit
trying to dis Brooklyn, but the Boogie ’bout to talk shit
and ain’t no fun, if the Dullah can’t get none
risin in the East, I’m bout to set it on the West, son
Listen, I ain’t even down with who you dissen
far as I’m concerned NY been ass-kissen
for the longest, on the live side I’ma dead it
you aint a trooper, I know that’s all super-unleaded
gas you inhaled from all your record sales
cause you went to California and blew up, but you fail
tryin to dis the big apple, I aint supposed to wanna battle
for a million dollar raffle? You gettin gaffled
soon as I see you got a million
after the battle, I be like “oooh what a feeeelin”
Toyota will be selling me they biggest Landcruiser
money green so niggas could fiend like drug users
winners slap users like pimp slap hoes
and we know Suge is pimpin them hoes on Death Row
you actin like you wanna beef, but talkin below me
you ain’t a real thug, you a real CaliPhoney
**
Who Shot Ya? No it wasn’t me and my peeps
you’re talking bout New York, wordup, like something sweet
don’t fool yourself, this ain’t New York Undercover
it’s real like the history of your father and mother
I’m sayin, think about that shit that you did
had a shootout in NY, raped a bitch, did a bid
like you proud of that, then let the world know it happened
first of all you fuckin up for other niggas’ rappin
how you makin movies, selling records, doin tours,
then be up in Denemora (sp), scrubbin other niggas’ drawers?
the whole point in being criminal is gettin paid
son, you paid already, actin Crazy like Eddie
fuck a Thug Life, niggas die being unlawful
let that peer pressure stress ya somethin awful
with the world in ya hand, fuck a man, be a King
you aint even a man cause you under the wing
Heltah Skeltah from the shelter, need protection
now you’re one of Suge Knight’s sons, runnin for election
against Snoop Dogg for that top dog spot
Death Row, Prisoner-of-the-month on lock.
***
Now everybody know you from them roles you be playin
so all that make a record shit aint even worth sayin
west coast rappers go platinum in a second
cause west coast niggas go out and buy records
but east coast rappers be on conceited shit
the wack emcees here make repeated hits
they get star-struck and stop giving a fuck
and lyrically, half these niggas suck, and what
just put the real rappers in the ring
let your man bring the beats and whoever do they thing
fuck a record sale, fuck a phoney reputation,
fuck a pimp record label and them suck-dick stations.
Show skills, how ya flow skills, rock a party-
live from the heart, in front of everybody
without a shotty, ain’t no need for all that
get your stupid ass some rikers & tracks, fuck the gats
my people out in Cali aint got nothin to do with this
you on your own dick, partner, and you new to this
I could never dis my peeps in the west
but, that dissin Biggie shit, we still ain’t impressed…”


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Here’s a blog from King Sun on his Myspace about the diss:

“Ok, I was the first to respond with a dis record towards Tupac when he first dissed Tribe Called Quest at the Source Awards in ’94. Since Tupac appeared on “California” wit Dre, I felt the need to respond wit “Califony” and derived the hook from the Die Hard movie when Bruce Willis was a cop from NY and had beef in Cali. Every time he killed an adversary his reply was “Yippie Kay Ya Mother Fucker.”

The beat was produced by DJ Mark the 45 King and was cut up by Funk Master Flex in D&D Studios in Midtown Manhattan. Shout outs to Doug and Dave. I then allowed Doo Wop to put the song on his mixtape to generate a buzz. Tupac and I discussed the dis song after having Ice-T play it for Pac. We laughed together over the phone and Pac new it was nothing personal, but I had to rep NY to the fullest. Shout outs to Ice-T, who’s like my older cousin from the Left Coast who has always held me down, to WC Crazy Toons, DJ Aladdin, DJ Pooh, Evil E and Hen G and Shawny Shawn.

Rest in peace Pac. Our love goes out to Mrs. Shakur. Tell BIG I said “Hold some equality for me and Lady Heron and be at the door with Jesus so we can get in!”

Doo Wop played his record with King Sun on his critically acclaimed Summer Jam ’96 mixtape. Doo Wop also goes at 2Pac & The Dogg Pound at the end of the tape. Notice how the mixtape only features East Coast artists. This was around the time of Hit’ Em Up. According to DJ King Shammek, King Sun had also recorded another diss record titled “Don’t Know How To A.C.T.” directed at Westside Connection


— Thomas V