Posts Tagged ‘dj muggs’

Take It Personal (Ep 18: Return Of The Boom Bap) with Meyhem Lauren & Planet Asia

Friday, November 17th, 2017

After spending the last 4 episodes on the West Coast, we return to the boom-bap for episode 18. Hip-hop has been very good this year and it’s because of guys like Meyhem Lauren and Planet Asia. Both Gems From The Equinox and Anchovies are up there for album of the year, so it only made sense to have these guys as our special guests interviews. We have new music from Apathy & O.C., Sean Price, Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs, MF DOOM, Conway, Benny, Westside Gunn, Fashawn, Da Flyy Hooligan, Edo. G, SmooVth & Giallo Point, Defari, Apollo Brown & Planet Asia, Masta Killa, Hus Kingpin, Heavy Metal Kings, Big Twins, Bermuda Triangle and Mach-Hommy to name a few, plus a ridiculous DJ 360 remix of Winter Winds. Keep it locked as the TIP crew entertains you for the next 3 hours with hip-hop and hilarity.

House Of Pain “Irish Pride”

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Yes, I’m white.

Yes, I’m from the suburbs.

And yes, I was down with House Of Pain.

I originally made this double cd comp back in 2002. But now I’ve gone back, cleaned up some of the tracks and added 4 additional ones. All but 6 of these tracks (leaked by DJ Muggs) are from my own collection of cd’s, singles and vinyls. Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny that House Of Pain made a mark on the map in the 90’s.

Disc 1
01 House Of Pain-House Of Pain Anthem (Original Mix)
02 House Of Pain-Jump Around feat. Pete Rock (Blood Stain Remix)
03 House Of Pain-Irish Pride (Unreleased Demo)
04 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Butch Vig Mix aka In The Dirt Mix)
05 Helmet & House Of Pain-Just Another Victim (Judgement Night OST)
06 House Of Pain-On Point (Groove Merchantz Remix)
07 House Of Pain-Legend (Lethal Dose Remix)
08 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Famous Mix)
09 House Of Pain-3rd Stone From The Sun (Unreleased Demo)
10 House Of Pain-Who’s The Man (Underdog Mix)
11 Everalast-Jump Around (Live at The Bowery Ballroom, N.Y.C. 07.22.99)
12 House Of Pain-Punch Drunk (Eddie OST)
13 House Of Pain-Word Is Bond feat. Darkman (Ghetto Lab Mix)
14 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Muggs Main Pass)
15 House Of Pain-Over There Shit (Unlreleased Demo)
16 House Of Pain-Put On Your Shit Kickers (T-Ray Remix)
17 House Of Pain-Beef Jerky (Jerkey Boys OST)
18 Helmet & House Of Pain-Just Another Victim (T-Ray Devil Worship Mix)
19 House Of Pain-Jump Around (Power Mix)
20 Sick Of It All-Just Look Around feat. Everlast (Lethal House Of Pain Remix)

Disc 2
01 House Of Pain-It Ain’t A Crime (Madhouse UK Mix)
02 House Of Pain-Jump Around (DJ Bizznizz Remix)
03 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Salaam Main Pass)
04 House Of Pain-Reachin’ Out (Non-LP Track)
05 House Of Pain-On Point (Da Beatminerz UK Remix)
06 House Of Pain-Top O’ The Morning To Ya (Underdog Remix)
07 House Of Pain-Word Is Bond feat. Diamond D (Remix)
08 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Buds & Brew Mix)
09 House Of Pain-Same Old Same Old (Unlreleased Demo)
10 House Of Pain-Over There (I Don’t Care) (Da Beatminerz Clean Version)
11 House Of Pain-Legend (Extended Mix)
12 House Of Pain-Jump Around (Bomb ‘Em Remix)
13 House Of Pain-Womb To The Tomb (Unlreleased Demo)
14 Helmet & House Of Pain-Just Another Victim (T-Ray Dead & Stinking Mix)
15 House Of Pain-On Point (Lethal Dose Remix)
16 House Of Pain-Runnin’ Up On Ya (House Of Pain vs. Kerbdog)
17 House Of Pain-Put Your Head Out feat. B-Real (DJ Pogo Remix)
18 House Of Pain-Choose Your Poison (Unreleased Remix)
19 House Of Pain-Jump Around (Smooth Mix)
20 Biohazard-How It Is feat. Sen-Dog (Lethal H.O.P. Mix)




R.I.P. Killa Sha Aka Prince AD (Of The Killa Kidz)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I bought his first solo album “God Walks on Water” when it came out in 2007 and I saw him when he came in 2008 with Large Professor in LA to perform @ The “Main Source” release party. R.I.P. Killa Sha

— Thomas V

Update- Killa Sha passed away due to complications with his diabetes.

dirt_dog Remix Pack 4

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Of all the remix packs, this is one of my favorites… The Soul Assassins edition. I’ll confess that the second track was not taken from a cd single. But it was a Lighter Shade Of Brown CD5 that led me to their album that had this remix as a bonus track. I felt it was 100% necessary to include some other DJ Muggs work from 1992. And I couldn’t help but sneak in the U2 track as an obscure off-beat treat. Nothing mind-blowing, but a chance to hear something out of the hip-hop world. If you missed Remix Packs 1, 2 or 3 click HERE.

Remix Pack 4

01 Funkdoobiest-Funkdoobiest-The Funkiest (Lethal Dose Remix)
02 A Lighter Shade Of Brown-Spill The Wine (D.J. Muggs Remix)
03 Cypress Hill-Latin Lingo (Prince Paul Mix)
04 Beastie Boys-So What’cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix Version) feat. B Real
05 House Of Pain-It Ain’t A Crime (UK Remix)
Bonus Track
06 U2-Numb (The Soul Assassins Mix)



Sick Soldiers (Sick Jacken)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

At first sight Sick Jacken is this taller than tall, scary muthafucka, standing their like a wall. But then he starts rapping with amazing versatility and speed. His verbal agility is beyond what you would ever expect from his build. The solidness is still there, supporting the lyrics that are all laced with conspiracy theories and deep historical teachings. You now know that you can’t fuck with him physically, nor mentally. Even spiritually, when him and Muggs did the album “The Legend of The Mask and the Assassin”, he deals with death like a game of chess. And, he wins every time. But we are missing the fourth aspect of life. Emotion.

Sick Jacken’s emotions are what is making his non stop army go forward with blind strength.

Him and his brother, Duke, were heard by Cypress Hill’s B-Real at a local live show, and destiny united the three as MCs of the group Pyscho Realm. They put out the insanely dark album “The Psycho Realm” in 97. Due to their firm convictions and ethics, the brothers had to leave B-Real and the record label and work for themselves.

“the machine was just trying to censor me / Didn’t do it for Sony so they ended up releasing me / Independent, no longer locked down for an infinity / So my vicinity stays true to my identity.”

They continued to rock the underground, political -or rather social revolutionary, scenes of the world. However this only lasted until there was a major loss in the ranks. Big Duke got into a scuffle one night, where he bravely stood up to two faggots who then pulled guns and tipped the scales of justice by firing and lodging a lead tip into Duke’s neck, between the L and the O of his Los Angeles tattoo, paralyzing him from the neck down. And although he survived, he would not be able to contribute to future projects. Good thing that they had managed to record vocals for their third album, the follow up to “War Story Book I”, “War Story Book II”.

Big Duke

We big Psycho Realm fans lost an important artist with a very unique rhyme style. So Sick Jacken never replaced his brother, but instead networked out into the World Wide Underground Hip Hop scene and has since rapped with RBX, Coka Nostra, Snow Goons, Strong Arm Steady, Evidence, Cormega, Immortal Technique, Swollen Members, Ill Bill and is now an artist on Mugg’s Soul Assassins .

Along with his Sick Symphonies crew, Sick Jacken kept pushing product on the streets of the Pico-Union area of downtown Los Angeles. Home to the infamous Rampart division of the L.A.P.D. After the record label put out another group, Street Platoon, they must have liked working together because the next was “Psycho Realm And Street Platoon Present Sick Symphonies”. Platoon’s MC’s Crow and Cynic both appear on Jacken’s songs, but Cynic is many more, and even making a video for a his track “World We’re In” on Mugg’s last album, “Intermission”. His DJ FM is also a major addition. His masked face is intimidation enough, but that spinning skull on his turntables, plus the fact that he jumps around like the cartoon version of the Joker only add to the lunatic live show they put on.

I have to mention one very important fact to Jacken’s career. His mystical lyrics definitely attract people to his persona and to his side as a Sick Soldier. When I went to a Rock the Bells concert a few years back, the one where Wu Tang was going to play for the first tie together since ODB’s death, Pyscho Realm showed up for a few live songs earlier in the afternoon. It was crazy to see the amount of people throwin up the LA sign’s for them and how many kids were rockin’ Sick Soldier/Sick Symphony wear. I still think there were more people in Cali that day for Pyscho Realm than Wu Stans. The amount of fans that they have are ridiculously underestimated. They play live all over the world and constantly sell out the shows.

Now before I finish this post up, I gotta “dry snitch”. I got two exclusives: I have confirmed a piece of info that I got straight from Sick Jacken’s twitter update: ..New Psycho Realm album coming soon. Jacken, B-Real and Duke..

And while confirming that, I was also told that Jacken and MURS are in the studio banging out some hiphop classics that should come out early 2010 on new technological discs called “Holodiscs”, where you can see them live and on your desk in a holographic form. OK, I invented the last part, but sheeeit. That’s still good news from the T.R.O.Y. to you!!

Download this sampler: T.R.O.Y’s SICK COMPILATION, it includes two songs from every album by Psycho Realm or Sick Jacken.

— cenzi stiles

All-Time Favorites

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We asked a few T.R.O.Y. friends what some of their all-time favorites are from singles, remixes, b-sides, LP’s, to even their own personal tracks. For those wanting to learn more our friends click on their name to be redirected to their site.


Favorite 12″ – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – LL Cool J – Bigger And Deffer

Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite B-SideDoug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite LPPublic Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Favorite Personal Track Fountain of Youth (The Deadline) & Change of Heart (Kam Moye EP)

Favorite 12″ – EPMD – So Whatcha Sayin’
Favorite Remix – Redman – Rocafellla (Remix)
Favorite LP – Redman – Dare Iz A Darkside
Favorite Personal Track – Tame One – Black Flowerz (unreleased)

Favorite Remix – Jeru The Damaja – You Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Organized Konfusion – Extinction Agenda
Favorite Personal Track – Vakill – Serpant And The Rainbow


Favorite 12″ – Gang Starr – Take It Personal/DWYCK
Favorite Remix – Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – Nation of Millions
Favorite Personal Track – Hangar 18 – Sad

Domino (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – The Beatles – Abbey Road
Favorite Personal Track – Hieoglyphic – After Dark

Opio (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – My Adidas/Peter Piper
Favorite B-Side – De La Soul – Brainwashed Follower (Me, Myself & I 12″)
* You had to put the needle to the vinyl in a specific groove to play the C side.
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions… & Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted

Favorite Personal Track – Hieroglyphics – Oakland Blackouts

Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love

Favorite BSide Public Enemy “B-Side Wins Again” (“Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos” was the A-side)
Favorite LP Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
Impossible to decide best 12” . . .

Favorite 12″ – Rakim – Know The Ledge

12″ EPMD -You Gots To Chill
Favorite B-SideBig Daddy Kane Just Rhymin With Biz
Favorite RemixJeru Da Damaja- Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP Dr.Dre The Chronic
Favorite Personal Track Ill Al Skratch – Where’s My Homies

Superstar Quamallah
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – It’s Like That/Sucka MC’s”

Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Mobb Deep – The Infamous
Favorite Personal TrackSuperstar Is in Ya Town

Favorite 12″ Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite Remix – Casual – That’s How It Is (Remix)

Favorite LP Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…

Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Ice Cube – Death Certificate
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – James Brown – Hell

Favorite 12″Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force Planet Rock
Favorite LP – The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better

Favorite Remix A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
Favorite Personal Track – Kurupt & DPG – Represent That G.C.

Favorite 12″ – Art of Noise – Into Battle
Favorite Remix – Common – Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
Favorite LP – CunninLynguists – A Piece of Strange
Favorite Personal Track – Optimist

Poison Pen
Favorite 12″ –
Audio Two – Top Billin’
Favorite B-Side – Smooth Da Hustle feat. Trigger Tha Gambler – Broken Language
Favorite Remix – Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (Remix) feat. Lil Kim
Favorite LP – N.W.A. – Efil4zaggin
Favorite Personal Track – Bed Stuy BestBuy

Tony D
Favorite 12″ – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – T.R.O.Y..
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Favorite Personal Track – Poor Righteous Teachers – Roc Dis Funky Joint

Tone B. Nimble (All Natural)
Favorite 12″ –
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down
Favorite Remix – Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix)
Favorite LP –
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders