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Take It Personal – West Coast Classics IV

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

It’s exactly a year today, we debuted our Take It Personal show and here we are with Episode 17. This is the final installment of our West Coast Classics series. That’s 4 shows total clocking in over 17 hours of everything West Coast. NOBODY, let me repeat, NOBODY has ever done this kind of tribute before and I don’t see anyone dumb enough to try. On this show we have tributes to the great West Coast indie/underground scene, another Bay Area homage and we couldn’t forget about Death Row Records. We also have classics from Blu, Suga Free, Styles of Beyond, Zion I, Spice 1, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Mac Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, Eazy-E, Dru Down, Odd Future, 2Pac, The Jacka, Kendrick Lamar, The Coup, Souls of Mischief, Paris, C-Bo, Living Legends, Fashawn and E-40.

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Take It Personal – West Coast Classics II

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Episode 15 is the 2nd installment of our West Coast Classics. This XL edition features tributes to Ice Cube, The Pharcyde, Cypress Hill, Freestyle Fellowship, House of Pain, Dilated Peoples and the entire Bay Area. We got joints from Jayo Felony, Spice 1, Mac Dre, Too $hort, RBL Posse, Luniz, Andre Nickatina, 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound, Defari, Planet Asia, DJ Quik, E-40, Dr. Dre & Ras Kass to name a few. This episode clocks in at 4 1/2 hours, so make sure you listen in its entirety, because before you know it, WCC III drops this October!

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T.R.O.Y. Challenge: 6 Degrees of Seperation Mixtape

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

A few weeks ago on the T.R.O.Y. forums I suggested doing a Degrees of Separation mixtape. While there were a few interested heads, it was just Huldrich Bullsh!t was able to complete the difficult task. The rules were as followed.

Every track has to relate.
Every track has to be a collabo.
Every track should be from 1991-1996.
There has to be at least 2 westcoast tracks.
There has to be at least 1 Pete rock produced track
There has to be at least 1 De La Soul feature (could be Dove or Pos alone)
There has to be at least 1 Grand Puba song or feature
You don’t have to use a following song by the last guest rapper, it can be any in the song.
12 tracks min. 14 tracks max.

You can download his mixtape here.

1. Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Crazy C Remix) feat. Eightball & MJG
2. Eightball & MJG – Sesshead Funky Junky feat. MC Breed
3. MC Breed – Gotta Get Mine feat. 2Pac
4. 2Pac – Ain’t Hard To Find feat. E-40, B-Legit, C-Bo & Richie Rich
5. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Studio Ton Remix) feat. E-40 & MC Eiht
6. Funkmaster Flex – Nutthin’ But Flavor feat. Biz Markie, Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Charlie Brown
7. De La Soul – Stone Age feat. Biz Markie
8. Kool G. Rap – Erase Racism feat. Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie
9. Frankie Cutless – Know Da Game feat. Kool G. Rap & M.O.P.
10. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 My Peeps feat. Biggie, M.O.P. & Prince Poetry
11. Chubb Rock – 3 Men At Chung King feat. Red Hot Lover Tone & Grand Puba
12. MC Serch – Back To The Grill (Remix) feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock, O.C. & Nas
13. AZ – Gimmie Yours feat. Nas
14. Sway & King Tech – Wake Up Show Anthem feat. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Organized Konfusion, Dred Scott, Shyheim & Ras Kass

 

 

Great EPs: E-40 – "The Mailman"

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Fresh from the “Illest EPs Ever” thread over at the forum, here’s a Bay Area classic from the legendary 40 Fonzarelli.
Originally released in 1994, The Mail Man follows the trends set on previous efforts such as Mr. Flamboyant and Federal; E-40 kicks rapid-fire, humorous tales thick with his trademark “slanguage” over slumping mobb-style beats produced by Studio Ton and 40-Water himself. However, what distinguishes this EP from those earlier releases is a more polished, consistent sound; this most likely stems from the major-label backing bestowed upon 40 by Jive Record, the imprint that would later re-release his earlier efforts. Along with this improved production, The Mail Man shows 40 really solidifying his now-trademark style, and it shows. So many solid tunes on this record, including the all-time classics “Captain Save-A-Ho” and “Practice Lookin’ Hard.”
Despite the transgressions made by E-40 over the past 6 years and numerous attempts to tarnish his legacy as a Bay legend, the grip of full-lengths and extended plays that he dropped from 1991 to 1996 more than make up for it. The Mail Man is no exception. So drop ya drawls and get some 40 Water in ya life, yadadibooboo?
1. “Neva Broke”
2. “Bring the Yellow Tape”
3. “Practice Lookin’ Hard”
4. “Ballin’ Out of Control” (featuring Levitti)
5. “Where the Party At” (featuring The Mossie)
6. “Captain Save a Hoe” (featuring The Click)
7. “Mailman”
8. “Captain Save a Hoe” (Remix) (featuring The Click)

The Click – Lets Side EP (1991)

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Obscure joint from 40 Water and company. Don’t slept on this gem again. –Philaflava

A1 : Lets Side
A2 : Face the Facts
B1 : Dont Stop
B2 : The Shit

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Peace to basta for the link.

The 90’s Bay Area Obsession

Monday, September 28th, 2009
The 90’s Bay Area Obsession

I can remember it just like yesterday, my bedroom was draped in red and gold to match my Joe Montana poster that my mother had got framed for me to go with the room. She was good like that, always made sure her son always had coordination game on lock. It’s probably one of the reasons I’m real finicky today about matching colors. Life was good back then, the Oakland A’s were fresh off a World Series sweep against their cross-town rivals, the San Francisco Giants. My childhood idol Rickey Henderson was setting himself up for a career year, in which he later won his first and only MVP award.

At the time the biggest selling hip-hop album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” was dominating the airwaves and officially put Oakland on the hip-hop map. Despite years of hustling by Todd Shaw, it wasn’t until Hammer’s success that Oakland started receiving national attention. I suppose selling 10 million records will do to a town. If you ask me every Bay Area rapper owes a debt of gratitude to MC Hammer.

At twelve you’re still very impressionable and I remember trying to memorize every lyric in D. U.’s Sex Packets album while listening in my bedroom. My room was filled with stacks of Playboys that were given to me by Hector, a 40-something Puerto Rican guy who used to do maintenance work in my apartment complex. Come to think of it, it’s disgusting to think that I even touched those magazines after Hector had his way with them. God bless Hector though, he always laced me with some of his KFC when he couldn’t finish it. Kinda disgusting to think about that too.

Even though I was obsessed with Playboy magazines back then, I still refused to grow up completely because I was still collecting baseball cards. Back then David Justice and Frank Thomas rookies (both former A’s players) were the most sought after cards and I remember starving myself at lunch just so I could use that money to cop packs of ‘90 Leaf.

Little did I realize most of these things were Bay Area related. Subconsciously I was forming a marriage with apart of California in which I’ve never visited growing up. As the years went on I noticed some of my favorite music came the Bay Area. You had Spice 1, Too $hort, The Coup, Mac Mall, JT The Bigga Figga, Ray Luv, Andre Nickatina, Dru Down, Mac Dre, Young Lay, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Celly Cell, The Luniz, E-40, Digital Underground and 2Pac just to name a few.

The production was also phenomenal because you had Ant Banks, Studio Ton, Mike Mosely, Sam Bostic and the forever underrated Khayree.

Below are some of my favorite tracks for this era. What are some of your favorite Bay Area artists? Albums? –Philaflava