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Jim Sharp “ATCQ Midnight Marauders Revisited EP”

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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Jim Sharp, one of my new favorite deejay/producer/chief rocka/b-ball heads, reached out to me and blessed the T.R.O.Y. Blog with this exclusive piece. I don’t have much to say, other than it’s an absolute MUST download.

“On November 9th 1993 A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’ dropped. ATCQ was and still is my favourite rap group and listening to Marauders now, it seems incredible how it’s endured the test of time. With the advancement of technology it has been possible to attain previously unreleased vocals and with this in mind I started to rebuild tracks from Marauders from their original samples. (it’s important to note that technology has only moved so far and the majority of vocals were impossible to get) I took a lot of time to imagine how Q-tip would have captured the samples, probably using a turntable and an MPC. Consciously not using pitch correct, sampling one side of the audio and bouncing it to stereo and continually trying to get the right filter, echo, pitch and sound from the original sample. I also re-imagined big sections of tracks paying homage to some of my favourite producers such as Premier, DJ Shadow, 9th Wonder and Large Professor. I thought about what it would have been like to have some legends of the game such as Biggie, Nas and Biz Markie dropping guest verses next to Tip and Phife. I completely understand how dear Tribe fans hold Marauders and it was important to me that it had a fresh take but stayed true to the original ethos. This was a labour of love and I hope people dig it for what it is.” – Jim Sharp

Midnight Marauders Revisited EP
1. Marauders Revisited Tour Guide
2. Award Tour (Jim Sharp Revisit)
3. Midnight (Jim Sharp Re-Imagine)
4. Interlude OK to be NOT OK
5. We Can Get Down (Jim Sharp’s Boom Bap Mix)
6. Electric Relaxation (Jim Sharp Revisit)
7. Keep It Rollin (Jim Sharp’s Queens Mix feat. Nas & Extra P)
8. The Chase (Jim Sharp’s Part 3 feat. Biz Markie)
9. Hot Sex (Jim Sharp Revisit feat. Biggie Smalls)

DOWNLOAD (MEGA 11/9/13)

DOWNLOAD (FILE OVER 11/9/13)

DOWNLOAD (MEDIAFIRE 11/9/13)

Follow Jim on SoundCloud and Twitter. There’s a wicked selection of mixes and edits that you should not miss.

soundcloud.com/jimsharp

twitter.com/jimsharpuk

enjoy,
dirt_dog & Jim Sharp

Chris Read “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Official 20th Anniversary Mixtape)”

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, DJ Chris Read from the UK put together this special mixtape for O.G. West Coast label Delicious Vinyl.

Good write up over at Wax Poetics.

Track List:
1) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Instrumental)
2) Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3) Marvin Gaye – Since I Had You (Loop)
4) The Pharcyde – Interview (1992)
5) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Acapella)
6) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (LA Jay Remix)
7) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Instrumental)
8) Herbie Mann – Today
9) The Pharcyde – Pack the Pipe
10) Herbie Mann – Bijou
11) Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced (Loop)
12) Quincy Jones – Summer in the City
13) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Acapella)
14) Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution (Loop)
15) Roy Ayers – The Third Eye
16) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)
17) Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills – Season of the Witch
18) The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
19) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (J Swift Remix)
20) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Acapella)
21) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Kenny Dope Remix) (Loop)
22) Stanley Cowell – Travelin’ Man
23) The Pharcyde – On the DL (Instrumental)
24) The Pharcyde – On the DL
25) James Brown – Funky Drummer
26) The Pharcyde – Officer
27) Donald Byrd – Beale Street
28) The Pharcyde – Oh Shit (Instrumental)
29) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Acapella)
30) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Instrumental)
31) Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show (Instrumental)
32) The Pharcyde – Return of the B-Boy
33) The JBs – Rockin’ Watergate (Loop)
34) The Pharcyde – 4 Better or 4 Worse (Acapella)

Thanks King!

enjoy,
dirt

The Pharcyde “J-Sw!ft Re-Licks by vaporized”

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Another T.R.O.Y. exclusive by the blend king, vaporized. This time vapo took Pharcyde accapellas and laid them over different J-Sw!ft beats. I know that this project was a little harder to complete than some of his others, he gave up several times and nearly scrapped it. I’m glad he didn’t.

The Pharcyde “J-Sw!ft Re-Licks by vaporized”
01 Pharcyde Is Coming (Intro)
02 Soulflower (J-Sw!ft ‘Things I Hate’ Blend)
03 Runnin’ (J-Sw!ft ‘Can’t Live With It’ Blend)
04 Ya Mama (J-Sw!ft ‘What We Have Here’ Blend)
05 Trust (J-Sw!ft ‘ADIDAS’ Blend)
06 It Ain’t Nothin’ Like (J-Sw!ft ‘Womens Lib’ Blend)
07 Otha Fish (J-Sw!ft ‘It Gets No Reala’ Blend)
08 Get Down (J-Sw!ft ‘Clown With My Crew’ Blend)
09 Passin’ Me By (J-Sw!ft ‘Takin Hoes’ Blend)
10 4 Better Or 4 Worse (J-Sw!ft ‘I Know You Want It’ Blend)
11 Let It Go (J-Sw!ft ‘Can’t Get None’ Blend)

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enjoy,
dirt_dog

Schoolly D Instrumentals 101

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Alright yo, sit the fuck down, class is in session, bitch!

Widely acknowledged as the original gangsta rapper, Schoolly D is best known for his wildly humorous, pornographically sexual and wantonly violent lyrics. Still, despite all the attention his words have received over the years, few people recognize just how great of a musician he truly is. In exploring Schoolly’s catalogue and researching his place in hip-hop history, I’ve found that his rhymes have almost always overshadowed his beats (all of which he either produced or co-produced). I understand why they’re overlooked, but it’s ironic for several reasons:

1) His first single included a five and a half minute song that wasn’t an instrumental version of another cut but was still almost entirely rap-less. 2) As I said before and please correct me if I’m wrong, but aside from remixes and maybe a few DJ-showcase tracks, he produced or co-produced every song that ever appeared on one of his albums, which is basically unheard of for anyone, let alone someone who’s been making music for nearly 30 years. 3) To put it bluntly, his beats are fucking dope… I mean all of them… incredibly so… and while his rhymes could conceivably be dismissed as overly simple (especially if you’re a dumb motherfucker), his beats are often pretty damn complex.

Usually danceable, sometimes cinematic, always uniquely funky, Schoolly D’s production has evolved over time, setting trends and adapting to changes in the hip-hop soundscape. Even between his first two singles, Gangster Boogie / Maniac and P.S.K. What Does it Mean? / Gucci Time, there is a huge difference in styles. While the first is very much indebted to the whole Bambaataa electro-funk sound of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the second — though released only a year later, in 1985 — is already looking ahead to the boom-bap sound typically associated with the so-called golden era of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Jump ahead another year to 1986’s Saturday Night and Schoolly’s experimenting with polyrhythmic syncopation. Fast-forward to 1989’s Living In The Jungle / Gucci Again and 1990’s King of New York, and although he’s still within the lane he’d built for himself years earlier, he’s now beginning to foreshadow the dusty minimalism that would rise to popularity around 93/94.

One could argue that Schoolly D’s production was simply ahead of its time. I’m willing to take that a step further and say that by being simultaneously ahead of its time and of its time, his production represents an unacknowledged link in the chain connecting hip-hop’s various eras. I put this compilation together in hopes of bringing listeners to a better appreciation and understanding of Schoolly D, the producer; because though I’m not one for making lists, as far as I’m concerned, he’s definitely one of the Top 10 hip-hop producers of all time… Top 3 when it comes to rapper/producers.

Now go do your homework. (Bump this motherfucker, read all that shit if you haven’t already, and leave a comment letting us know what you think, ho.)

1. Maniac
2. Parkside 5-2
3. Saturday Night
4. Housing the Joint
5. Smoke Some Kill
6. Mr. Big Dick
7. No More Rock N’ Roll
8. Treacherous
9. Pussy Ain’t Nothin’
10. Livin’ in the Jungle
11. Gucci Again
12. King of New York
13. Original Gangster
14. Where’d You Get That Funk From?
15. Another Sign
16. Nigger Entertainment
17. Can You Feel It
18. Do It, Do It

Download Schoolly D Instrumentals 101

-Samuel Diamond

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (full album)

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

I was excited by the first “single” and today he dropped the whole album. It does not dissapoint.

“Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.”

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01. Tour Guide
02. Runnin’
03. Ya Mama And Stuff
04. Soul Flower (We’ve Got)
05. Bonita Keeps On Passin’ Me By
06. Otha Otha Fish
07. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
08. Award Tour Guide
09. Trust, Part II
10. It Ain’t Nothing Like (feat. Kriminul)
11. Interlude
12. Lyrics 2 Let It Go
13. Doin’ Time (Sublime feat. The Pharcyde)
14. Pharcyde of The Moon (Bizarre Tribe feat. Black Moon)

Amerigo Gazaway made the instrumentals available too.

enjoy,
dirt_dog

 

Pete Rock “Delicious Vinyl 25th Anniversary Mix”

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Not sure how this mix has gone unnoticed for this long.

“The Stussy x Delicious Vinyl Collection celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the LA-based record label. The minor label started in the late 80s and became a major figure in the evolution of hip-hop through the early 90s with acts such as The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Tone Loc, The Whoridas, Young MC and Brand New Heavies. They continue to maintain working relationships with these early artists and also support the next generation of musical talent including Dom Kennedy and Casey Veggies.”

Thanks to the King for the link. And check out the full line of Stussy x Delicious Vinyl shirts HERE.

enjoy,
dirt_dog

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (Gummy Soul)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Found this waiting in my InBox this morning. I have high hopes for this project, especially since the Fela Soul album was incredibly dope.

Here’s what Gummy Soul has to say:

“As we approach the one year anniversary of 2011′s award winning Fela Soul release, we’re pleased to give you a sampling from Amerigo Gazaway’s upcoming mashup project, “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.”

Release Date: 9.13.2012

Contact: info@gummysoul.com
Website: http://gummysoul.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gummysoulpresents
Twitter: twitter.com/Gummy_Soul

Download the first single from Bizarre Tribe – Runnin’

enjoy,
dirt_dog

Onyx “Cold Case Files Vol. 2”

Friday, August 10th, 2012


I saw this posted in the Philaflava forum this morning and for only $6.66 I thought I’d actually support an artist. Especially for the the track “Flip That Shit” feat. Naughty By Nature, Notorious BIG and Jesse West. Not all tracks are CDQ. But really, what do you expect?

BUY HERE

Here’s the full description:

What’s up Onyx fans!! Here’s the hardcore collection of rare Onyx tracks. Meticulously collected by members of the group over the years, this purchase downloads right in your web browser. There is ABSOLUTELY NO DRM, and NO COPY PROTECTION on these MP3s! Burn them to CDs or copy them to whatever device you have a million times; there’s no restrictions!

Keep in mind that 100% of your purchase goes to members of Onyx. No record companies or anyone else taking a cut. You can log back in and download your purchase over and over again if you need to.

We wanted to give this to fans who are fiendin’ for “new” Onyx music. Some of these are from very old cassette tapes from Onyx’s lab; so the sound quality is good but not perfect. Other tracks were stored digitally all these years and sound perfect. Either way, the MP3s are super-high quality at a 256kbps bit-rate, and Punk Motherfukaz (full) and Take That (full) have been professionally restored so they sound much better than the other copies we put on Youtube. The rest? Tracks no one has ever heard before. Even if the title sounds familiar, trust us, you never heard it!

When you purchase, come back to this page and click the “Downloads” tab and all the links to the tracks will be there for you. Or you can log into “My Account” and download all of them there, too. Again, 100% of your purchase goes to Onyx, and we appreciate your support!

Track list:

1. Set It Str8
2. Kidz From Queens
3. Bring It
4. Hi Hoe
5. Crime Stories
6. Punk Motherfukaz (full version, remastered and much better sound quality than one we put on Youtube)
7. To All Ya’ll Crews, Whatever (unrelated to Onyx song of similar title on Youtube. Never before heard, rough cut from All We Got Iz Us!)
8. Anything Goes (flawless quality; better than leak we put on Youtube)
9. Give It All You Got
10. Flip Dat Shit (featuring Notorious B.I.G., Naughty By Nature, and 3rd Eye)
11. Pussy on the Regular
12. Take That (full length, much higher quality than one we leaked to Youtube)
13. Raze It Up (alternate lyrics)
14. Love of Money ’96 (unreleased version of other 2 Onyx songs of a similar title; rock version. RIP X-1)
15. We Comin’ Thru Ya’ll
16. Walk in New York (original pre-album version heard in the Onyx DVD)

BUY HERE

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And If you’re feeling a little cheap today and just want some free downloads, I suggest visiting the mp3 section of the Onyx Domain site. There’s a bunch of radio edits, acapellas and instrumentals, but there is also some demos, remixes, freestyles and unreleased tracks.

http://www.onyxdomain.com/mp3s.htm

Here’s just a few (most are ripped at 160, but a few are 192 or 128)

Ah, and We Do It Like This
This is the first Onyx song ever. Sticky Fingaz was not in the group at the time. Enjoy this rare piece of Onyx history. Keep in mind the song is from the late 80′s and the members of Onyx were in their mid-teens when they did it, so the song is, well…. odd.

Evil Streets Remix (featuring Method Man)
Never released on any album, this song was done with none other than Method Man himself. Such a great track. Sticky’s verse is one of his most violent to date.

United Statez Getto
Finally found after all these years! Originally we only had the intro (incorrectly titled “Pledge of Allegiance”), but here is the full track. This track was removed from Bacdafucup for unknown reasons.

Vissi D’arte
Onyx was part of a compilation called “Rhapsody” where a bunch of rappers got together and rapped over classical music. This Onyx jam is over an Italian opera. Not available in the USA (and is even rare overseas now), you can hear this track at last.

enjoy,
dirt_dog

 

 

vaporized blends M.O.P. & Buckwild

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

vaporized posted up this ep today. The guy has an incredible ear for matching acapellas and beats.

“someone on here asked me ages ago to do something with the celph titled/buckwild instrumentals. can’t remember who it was, but I finally got round to having a go with a few beats from Nineteen Ninety More over some MOP. only an EP worth (4 tracks), but they sound pretty heavy imo. enjoy.”

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enjoy,
dirt_dog

Tru Comers: Vaporized Blends

Thursday, June 14th, 2012


A brand new vaporized blend project. Don’t sleep.

In case you’re not familiar with Tru Comers (aka Sperrow and X-Pert) they’re a Swiss production crew, but their sound is pure mid 90s NYC boom-bap rawness.

Hopefully I’ve managed to do some justice to their 2011 instrumental EP with these blends.

Props to Verge and dirt_dog for going out of their way to help put this together, and to Tru Comers for giving this project the all clear… Enjoy

01 Heltah Skeltah – Midnight Madness (Tru Comers – Madness)
02 Royal Flush – QU (Tru Comers – New World)
03 Canibus, Bekay & Chino XL – Do This (Tru Comers – In Yo Face)
04 Cash Brown, Matt Fingaz, Agallah, Sean Price & Labba – Clubber Lang (Tru Comers – Only A Few)
05 Lizzo ft. Louieville Sluggah – Game Recognize Game (Tru Comers – Mind Space)
06 Dutchmassive, Apathy, Majik Most, C-Rayz Walz, Celph Titled & Louis Logic – The Hook (Tru Comers – Get Da Cream)
07 Doujah Raze – Irish Cream (Tru Comers – DoublePenetration)
08 Poison Pen ft. MOP – Magnifique (Tru Comers – Wicked)
09 Mobb Deep ft. Rakim & Big Noyd – Hoodlum (Tru Comers – Simple And Plain)
10 Bumpy Knuckles – BAP (Tru Comers – We Don’t Play)

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cheers,
–dirt_dog