Posts Tagged ‘dmx’

Hot 97 Radio Freestyles Pt. 5

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Copped this pre-owned comp from my local record store for $3. The A side consists of a 13-minute freestyle session featuring DMX, Canibus and Noreaga. Oddly enough, the tracklist says it’s Nature, but it’s definitely N.O.R.E. Who else would say “Your people homos like the cat who killed Versace?” They also credit Capone and Nature as appearing on the first track on the B side, but as far as I can tell, only Nas and Noreaga are on there. It sounds like Nature was in the sesh but didn’t make the final cut when they put this to record; “they” being Wild Style Records, Ltd., about which I can tell you absolutely nothing, except that they aren’t the best (mis)spellers in the world (see “Noriega” and “Rockefella”). Here’s the tracklist as it appears on the record itself.

A1 Dmx, Canibus & Nature
B1 Nas, Nature & Capone & Noriega
B2 Craig Mack
B3 Jay-z & Rockefella Family
B4 Genovese
B5 Killah Priest


I’ve tagged the tracks a little differently. Also, note that the exact lineup for B3 is Sauce Money followed by Da Ranjahz (Half Dead & Wais P).

“Cool, but where are Parts 1-4?” you ask. Well, some earlier volumes of this series were posted all the way back in 2009. As to whether or not they’re still stored on a hard drive somewhere, your guess is as good as mine.

-Samuel Diamond

Dope Sample Flips: Rotary Connection Vs. Nick Wiz

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Napoleon (bka Pudgee) – You Ain’t Know (ft. DMX, Ran Reed)

Rotary Connection – Turn Me On


East Coast Rarities Volumes 100-101 (1990-1998)

Monday, August 8th, 2011

There is a shitload of rare material on these compilations. If you have listened to all of them so far, thank you! Hope everyone likes these. We’ll be dropping two new volumes for the next few days. I’m going for 200 of these east coast hip hop 12 inch mixes eventually. Sometimes there are location/year errors on these mixes, but whatever. I know the majority of the people who listen to these overlook mistakes because there is a lot of dope material, most of it actually east coast. Lend me your thoughts, yo! – Schenectadyfan

volume 100

01 (4:17) epmd – crossover (trunk mix) 1992
02 (4:14) afrika bambaataa – time 2 get open 1993
03 (4:40) fearless four – keep on rockin’ 1992
04 (2:29) son of sam – charisma 1993
05 (4:45) smoove dee – smove is the name (og club mix) 1995
06 (4:32) e rule – listen up 1994
07 (5:13) az (ft. nas) – mo money, mo murder “homicide” (1995)
08 (4:15) dj mighty mi ft various artists – actual facts remix 1997
09 (4:18) rob o – world premier 1997
10 (3:32) q jru ft. tragedy khadafi – u bless me
11 (2:44) shadows of mayhem – shakaphobia 1992
12 (4:19) nimbus – n.y. the essence 1998
13 (2:23) dark skinned assassin – uncontrollables 199?
14 (4:09) uneek, d. wop, don black & noreaga – above water ii (unreleased) 1997
15 (3:53) cheeph boogie – ready 4 war 199?
16 (3:53) sauce money ft dj premier – against the grain 1997
17 (2:54) brain dead – homicide 1997
18 (4:06) broadway – will to survive 1997


Random VLS Drops: Mic Geronimo – Masta I.C. (1995)

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Let’s just enjoy one of Mic Geronimo’s best cuts ever. I’m talking about Masta I.C. of course.

01. Masta I.C. (Radio)
02. Masta I.C. (Radio Street)
03. Masta I.C. (Street)
04. Masta I.C. (Instrumental)
05. Time To Build (Radio)
06. Time To Build (Street)
07. Time To Build (Instrumental)
08. Masta I.C. (Acapella)

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Percee P – Talks about Stretch & Bobbito

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Percee P Australian Tour – PART 1 from Luc Hansen on Vimeo.

Here is an interview of Percee P done during his Australian Tour in 2009. Percee P drops some history on his early career. At 4:10, Percee P starts talking about Stetch & Bobbito. He says that he brought a lot of people to them for the first time. He brought Ultramagnetic MC’s, DMX, A.G, … First time that Percee was on Stretch and Bobbito was with Large Professor. Extra P did his Live At The Barbecue verse live on the show while Percee P did the Yes You May verse which earned him hip-hop quotable two years later. He talks about being on the phone with Akinyele on Stretch & Bobbito, showing Nas his Puttin Heads To Bed 12″.. Peace to the Legendary Rhyme Inspector Percee P

— Thomas V

Mic Geronimo – Remixes, B Sides & Collabos

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Just in time to go along with the past couple of Mic Geronimo posts we did here and here, a newer member to the T.R.O.Y. forum named “mayhem”, just dropped this very dope compilation for the fam.

Here’s what he had to say about it:
“This is a collection of Mic Geronimo songs I’ve acquired scavenging the Internetz and some of them are my own Mp3 rips. Plenty of these have been floating around blogs and forums so I know some people have most of these tracks, never the less, I hope you find something new. I tried to credit all the bloggers, djs, and whoever did the original rips. At first I was going to add this to the recent Mic G post but I felt it deserved it’s own post. I hope you all enjoy this. I also included some artwork.”
# Dj Mike Nice
## These are tracks Mic was featured on. I added an intro instrumental and then Mic’s verse. I cut out most of the singing. Enjoy. editor’s note: This is friggin great, imo, that he cut out the bs singing on some of these.
1 Hard Rocks (demo)#
2 WKCR Freestyle
3 Masta I. C. – West coast Dj Rectangle mix w/ Channel Live & E-40
4 The Natural – Toad remix
5 Life Check – Drasar Monumental Remix
6 Miss My Lovin ##
7 Throw Your Hands Up(Clark Kent Remix)##
8 Big Ole Butt
9 Men V. Many w/ Royal Flush & O.C.
10 Life Check – Dj Kaze remix
11 Unstoppable – Vinyl Reanimators remix
12 Hemmin Heads – Cheeba mix
13 Masta I.C. – Nashiem Myrick remix w/ Lost Boyz
14 Listen Closely w/ Lord Arkitec & Royal Flush*
15 Nothin' Move But the Money – Remix w/ DMX & Black Rob
16 Wherever You Are – Trauma Unit remix
17 Shits Real Intro
18 Shits Real – Computer Love remix $
19 Regulate w/ Royal Flush
20 Illiodic Shines w/ Royal Flush
21 Smoke Session w/ Channel Live & Royal Flush $
21 The Natural – Clark Kent remix
22 Queens Life w/ Havoc & Royal Flush
23 Life Check – Vinyl Reanimators remix
24 Hemmin Heads
25 Masta I. C. – Frankenstein remix
26 Its Real – Kutmasta Kurt Remix $
27 The Natural – Vinyl Reanimators Remix
28 My Connect w/ J Spliff
29 Everybody Raps w/ Royal Flush
30 Get The Money w/ Royal Flush
We hope you enjoy this comp and if so, please leave a thank you to mayhem, in the comments, for putting in the time consuming work of getting this together for us all.
–verge tibbs

LL Cool J: Respect The Architect

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Sometimes you just gotta give it up for LL. Yeah he hasn’t made the most memorable albums in the past 15 years but he is still making music. He gave us Radio, Bigger And Deffer, Walking With A Panther (my fav), Mama Said Knock You Out, 14 Shots To The Dome and Mr. Smith to name a few. Since them he’s sprinkled us with some vintage LL, like “Ill Bomb.”

LL, at age 41, still has it. He doesn’t flex it like he can but if push came to shove LL could definitely retire a rapper of choice should he feel inclined to. While I can’t validate whether or not this is a real album or that LL will even see a dime on it, I can say they are high quality (remastered) tracks of some of his greatest cuts. Even though we all could do without a handful (or even more) of some of them, the great tracks certainly overpower the weak ones. Download this jawn and remember just how vicious LL Cool J was on the mic. Hey Rick Rubin if you’re reading this why not hit up James Todd Smith and do another album together? Go out on the right note. –Philaflava

LL Cool J: All World 2

01. Rock The Bells (Produced By Rick Rubin)
02. Dear Yvette (Produced By Rick Rubin)
03. I’m That Type Of Guy (Produced By LL Cool J)
04. Big Ole Butt (Produced By LL Cool J)
05. Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings (Produced By Marley Marl)
06. Around The Way Girl (Produced By Marley Marl)
07. Jack The Ripper (Produced By Rick Rubin)
08. To Da Break Of Dawn (Produced By Marley Marl)
09. I Shot Ya (Feat. Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Keith Murray & Prodigy)(Produced By Poke & Tone)
10. Ill Bomb (Feat. Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap) (Produced By DJ Scratch)
11. Phenomenon (Produced By Diddy)
12. 4, 3, 2, 1, (Feat. Redman, Method Man & DMX) (Remix) (Produced By Erick Sermon)
13. Luv U Better (Produced By The Neptunes)
14. Paradise (Feat. Amerie) (Produced By Poke & Tone)
15. Headsprung (Produced By Timbaland)
16. Hush (Feat. 7 Aurelius) (Produced By 7)
17. Baby (Feat. The-Dream) (Produced By C. “Tricky” Stewart & The-Dream)


S-P-E-L-L-B-O-U-N-D: K-Solo vs DMX

Saturday, March 7th, 2009
Today, I will breakdown the beef between K-Solo & DMX over who originated the “Spellbound” style. It all started in the late 80’s when K-Solo & DMX served their jail time. DMX & K-Solo supposedly were friends and battled each other one-time during a 60-minute break. I heard rumors that K-Solo was stunned by DMX style and talked to DMX after the battle. In 1990, K-Solo released his breakdown hit “Spellbound.” About a year later, DMX appeared in the unsigned hype column of The Source which you can see above. He claimed that K-Solo had stole his style and that he was the real author of “Spellbound.” Right after that, DMX decided to release his own basement version of “Spellbound.” A trivia fact is that he is known to have won a few spelling bees when he was a kid.
I don’t think K-Solo really cared about DMX’s version as he never replied until 2001. For the second installment of the Beef DVD series, K-Solo took a lie detector test to prove that he was the original writer of “Spellbound.” He passed the whole test except one question which was just doubtful when he was asked if DMX co-wrote “Spellbound.” DMX never really used that style after he recorded his version of Spellbound but years later he became a multi-platinum selling artist while K-Solo never really made an impact after his second solo album “Time’s Up”. Did DMX try to gain fame by using the spellbound style? We will never know… I just suggest that you listen to both versions and decide for yourself

K-Solo – Spellbound (1990)

DMX The Great – Spellbound (The Original) (1991?)

DMX Unsigned Hype Article appears courtesy of THIMK

— Thomas V

The Beatbox Files Volume 1

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The Beatbox Files Volume 1
1. Grandmaster Flash – Flash Is On The Beatbox
2. Fat Boys – The Human Beatbox
3. Fat Boys – Stick ‘Em
4. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – Live At The Lincoln Projects
5. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show
6. Doug E Fresh – Get Fresh Doug & Do The Beatbox
7. Doug E Fresh – Nuthin’
8. Cutmaster DC – We Came To Rock
9. Mikey D & Rahzel – Dawn
10. Greg Nice – 3 Minutes Of Beatbox
11. T La Rock & Greg Nice – Bass Machine
12. Biz Markie & MC Shan – Live In Brooklyn
13. Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane – Freestyle
14. Biz Markie – One Two
15. Biz Markie – Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz
16. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
17. Biz Markie – Biz Is Goin’ Off
18. Just Ice & DMX – Original Gangster Of Hip Hop
19. Just Ice & DMX – Gangster Of Hip Hop
20. Just Ice & DMX – Latoya
21. Just Ice & DMX – That Girl Is A Slut
22. BDP & D-Nice – Breath Control (Live)
23. BDP & D-Nice – The P Is Free (Live)

Stay tuned for volume 2, which will be posted at some point next week.

–Roy Johnson