Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…
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Six years ago, with the help of 8 other folks on Philaflava.com, we put together a list of our Top 100 Obscure Tracks. The list went viral and the blogosphere was laced with 100 mp3s that spread like wildfire across all blogs, message boards and websites alike. I love obscure shit. Who doesn’t like to be different, especially when it comes to music?
Everybody would always play the same radio singles, but you’d look for that one album cut nobody was checking for. Maybe it was that a b-side or that cassette single only remix. I love guest features. I’m a sucker for a good 90s collabo. The beauty of the music is not only enjoying it, but discovering it as well. Having it all to yourself, while you feel the rest of the world is on some other shit. It’s that feeling that I always yearned for when it comes to my hip-hop. It’s also the main reason I preferred The Source’s Fat Tape section over anything else in that mag. Though, many of the tracks listed in Fat Tape went on to become singles themselves.
The T.R.O.Y. squad has always been adamant about focusing on a specific era in hip-hop, most of us would consider it the “2nd” Golden Age we’ve had. I personally love ’92-95. To me, those were the prime years. It’s hard to match the production, get away with the sampling and really, come with the same energy today.
When I’m bored with music I always find myself going back to those 4 years. They never let me down and despite some of the music aging poorly or now that I’m older, I realize many of these lyrics were downright embarrassing, there is still something very cool about this era. So with that said, I have put together a list of my 250 favorite obscure tracks from 1992-1995. 1996 had tons of great shit too, but to me, it was the beginning of that whole indie movement and it would take this list from 250 to 500 rather easily. One thing I’ve realized while compiling this list is that I am enamored with D.I.T.C. production, with the exception of Primo, Pete Rock, Diamond D and The Beatnuts, Buckwild completely owned shit in the 90s. I still don’t understand how he isn’t higher on most peoples list. The man always been incredible.
I used the word obscure loosely here, because we all know its subjective. B-sides, remixes, posse cuts, guest features and random album cuts make up my list. I’ll do my best to work on getting up some of those mp3s, though I am sure many of you probably already have them. Let me know what some of your favorite “obscure” cuts are from the golden age, I’m sure I am forgetting some. — Philaflava
Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Songs (’92-95)
250. Sha’Dasious – Da Whole Shabang feat. Ram Squad, 50 Grand, Tasc-4rce
249. Preacher Earl & The Ministry – Return Of The Body Snatcha
248. Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
247. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – The Sleeper
246. Kirk – Uptown Style feat. Ski
245. Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
244. MC Eiht – All For The Money (1/2 Oz. Remix)
243. Special Ed – Rukus
242. Lin Que – Let It Fall
241. Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It
240. Double X Posse – He Asked For It
The T.R.O.Y. Blog team wishes you a Happy New Year.
Inspired by philaflava’s thread at the T.R.O.Y. forum.
Good quality rips, amazing and mostly overlooked remixes.
01. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix) 02. Nine – Ova Confident (Original) [Clean With Bass Version] 03. Special Ed – Freaky Flow (Premier Remix Street Version) 04. Channel Live Mad Izm (Original Buckwild ’95 Remix) Feat. KRS-One 05. Raw Breed – Rabbit Stew (Flame Boiled Mix) 06. Mic Geronimo – Hemmin Heads (Cheeba Mix) 07. King Tee – Black Togetha Again (Marley Marl Remix) 08. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man (Crazy C.’s Swisher Mix) 09. Live Squad – Murderahh (Replay Mix) 10. Top Quality – What (Radio Version Uncut) Feat. 3rd Eye 11. Gauge – Cranium (Remix) Feat. Cella Dwellas 12. Raw Breed – Rampage Outta Control Feat. Kool Keith, Godfather Don & Grandmaster Mel 13. PHD – Set It Part 3 (Mix Tape Remix) Feat. Havoc, Hostyle & Legacy 14. Rampage – Beware Of The Rampsack (Danger Zone Rampsack Remix) (Radio Edit) 15. Sham & The Professor – So-Low-Ist (The Kenny Dope Remix) 16. Motion Man – Mo’ Like Flows On (12inch Mix) 17. The Whooliganz – Put Your Handz Up (QDIII Remix) 18. Masta Ace Inc. – Saturday Night Live (L.A. Jay Remix) 19. A Lighter Shade Of Brown – Spill The Wine (Muggs Wine Mix) 20. Black Sheep – Try Counting Sheep (Caveman Funky Organ 7inch) 21. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Funkmaster Flex Mix) 22. Red Hot Lover Tone – Give It Up (Diamond D Remix) 23. Digital Underground – The Return Of The Crazy One (Lean Butter-Bean Remix) 24. Illegal – Back In The Day (Rowdy Main Mix) 25. Punk Barbarians – Bubblin’ – R&Bubbles Mix 26. Street Poets – Skinz (Remix) 27. INI – Fakin Jax (Rude Youth Mix) Feat. Mekolitious & Pete Rock 28. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix) 29. Mic Geronimo – Wherever You Are (Remix) 30. Guru – Lifesaver (DJ Premier Remix) 31. Dark Sun Riders – Time To Build (Ultra Marsalis Remix) 32. Ras Kass – Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ (Special Moet Mix) 33. Solo – Heaven (Straight Hip Hop Joint) Feat. Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, Young Zee, The Almighty Arrogant & Rufus Blaq —>DOWNLOAD<— —>Backup link<—
It’s no secret Method Man just makes things better. That is why we compiled 14 tracks that sport a Mr. Meth sample, ultimately making the song more memorable. We hope you enjoy this compilation in its entirety as both dirt_dog and I have been doing. Happy Friday muthafuckas!
Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth Bring The Rope
For the past month we’ve been putting in work gathering tracks from all 4 artists. Work of Mart contains 162 tracks, while The Alchemist Files contains 161, totaling over 9+ hours of music for both producers. We also think you’ll enjoy our Definitive Q-Tip, featuring his greatest features and production. Of course, we can’t forget about Soul Brother #1, Pete Rock, as we deliver over 5+ hours of his greatest work as well. As usual, we take all that in made available on Spotify and package them up for you to enjoy.
Currently 166 tracks deep and adding daily, or whatever becomes available via Spotify. Our mixes don’t have restrictions on them. What you see is what you’ll hear, meaning no tracks uploaded on our end and limited to just our PC’s. We’ve spent some time sequencing the list, though shuffle is always the safe way to go.
If you’re a Spotify member, follow us because we have a slew of other great playlists you may be interested in.
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