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The Source: May 1993 issue featuring LL Cool J

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! I’m literally on my way out of the house for a well deserved vacation through the dirty South with the wife and children. I wanted to drop something here to hold everyone over until I return. Other than LL following the masses with his horrible interpretation of hardcore ’93 hip-hip, the other thing that struck me as ridiculous in this Source issue was the rating for Masta Ace’s Slaughtahouse 3.5 mics?!? To this day, it stands as at least a 4.5 mic album to me. It was completely unexpected from him and his crew. And did I mention the incredible production?? I owned massive house party speakers back then and that album damn near blew them out. And I ‘m not the only one who feels this way about the album either. Check out this review of the Slaughtahouse album as well ( The Beatnuts Intoxicated Demons also should have also received at least a 4 mic rating. Anyway, let me get out of here before my wife leaves my a** behind. album.

***BONUS*** – I previously posted this issue of Ego Trip at my invite-only site but it’s posted here now for everyone. Enjoy!

Source May 1993 issue

Ego Trip #7

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~Vincent Lopez~

Ego Trip Magazine featuring Gangstarr

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

This one took me a minute. My original intent was to post this soon after Guru passed. But I just couldn’t do it. I must have read the Portishead article in this issue 3 or 4 times to avoid re-reading the Gangstarr article. I just wasn’t ready for it because you can hear Guru’s voice in the article. And he said it best, “It’s mostly the voice…” My wife saw me walking around with this issue everyday for a month and probably thought I was going crazy. On top of that, I refused to listen to their music during the month of May. But finally on June 1st, I scanned it, read it again and started listening to them again. Most people don’t understand. Gangstarr was one of my all time favorite groups. Right up there with Public Enemy, Tribe, De La Soul, EPMD, Run-DMC, etc. And for older folks like me who feel connected to their music and the artists who created it, it can be difficult to handle. Hip-hop has been dealing with death since its origins but for the first time we’re regularly dealing with rappers who are aging and dying from things other than violence and it will only continue during this next decade. Guru didn’t die from a drug overdose. He wasn’t shot down or stabbed at 25 years old. He died in the hospital from other medical issues at 49 years old, I think. There’s no glory in that and it can happen to any of us if we’re hit by a car, have an asthma attack, eat too many of the wrong foods or just get too old. I remember hearing about Guru passing and I immediately thought of Premier, KRS-One and Chuck D. I mean, if I feel this way after hearing about Guru, how will I feel when I hear that those guys have passed, too? You know, hip-hop itself is ageless but the artists will eventually pass on. I told my wife that I wanted to go to The Roots picnic on Saturday, June 5th at Penn’s Landing to see them and Raekwon, Ghostface, and Method Man. But it just so happens that we already have an important family event happening at the exact same time. Another missed opportunity for me to see the Wu live. I need to get that off my bucket list before they pass, too.

R.I.P. Guru

Ego Trip #12 Gangstarr

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~Vincent Lopez~

Ego Trip Magazine featuring Ghostface Killah and Nasty Nas

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Ego Trip interviewed both Ghostface and Nas at the beginning of their solo careers. I personally enjoyed the Ghostface article a little more ‘cause it reads more like a mini version of his life up to that point.

Enjoy and look for Ego Trip’s Gangstarr cover issue some time next month.

Ego Trip #1 and #8

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~Vincent Lopez~

Ego Trip singles – 1988

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009


It Takes Two – Rob Base & Dj Ez Rock
Paid In Full ( 7 Minutes Of Madness Remix) – Eric B. & Rakim
Ain’t No Half Steppin’ – Big Daddy Kane
My Philosophy – Boogie Down Productions
Run’s House – Run-D.M.C.
Beats To The Rhyme – Run-D.M.C.
Don’t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy
The Symphony – Marley Marl Featuring. Master Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
Plug Tunin’ – De La Soul
You Gots To Chill – EPMD
Vapors – Biz Markie
Keep Risin’ To The Top – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Strong Island – JVC Force
The 900 Number – 45 King
Jack Of Spades – Boogie Down Productions
I’m Still #1 (Numero Uno Re-Recording) – Boogie Down Productions
Microphone Fiend – Eric B. & Rakim
10% Dis – Mc Lyte
Sally – Stetsasonic
Dbc Let The Music Play – Stetsasonic
Because I Got It Like That – Jungle Brothers
Jenifa (Taught Me) – De La Soul
Potholes In My Lawn – De La Soul
Caught Up (Remix) – Chubb Rock Featuring Hitman Howie Tee
Wild Thang – 2 Much
Droppin’ Science – Marley Marl Featuring Craig G
Going Back To Cali – LL Cool J
Jack The Ripper – LL Cool J
Road To The Riches – Kool G Rap & Dj Polo
Get Retarded – Mc Ez & Troup
Talkin’ All That Jazz – Stetasonic
Wrath Of My Madness – Queen Latifah
Princess Of The Posse – Queen Latifah
Paper Thin – Mc Lyte
Step Up Front – Positive K
Pioneered This – Mc Shan
Dope Rhymes – Chill Rob G
Chillin’ – Chill Rob G
Wild Pitch – Chill Rob G
Do This My Way – Kid ‘n Play
Super-Casanova – Supererlover Cee & Casanova Rud
Hit ’em With This – Antoinette
Unfinished Business – Antoinette
Bass – King Tee
Supersonic – J.J. Fad
Posse On Broadway – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Versatility – Supreme Nyborn
Gittin’ Funky – Kid ‘n Play


DJ Premier’s Underacknowledged Cuts

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Here we have a list by hip hop’s most respected producer DJ Premier. DJ Premier listed cuts that he felt were not widely recognized. The main reasons is that most of these tracks are 12″ b-sides that weren’t included on the artist’s album. For example, you have songs like The Do Do by Biz Markie that was released as the b-side to “Vapors” but never included anywhere else. Then you have songs like It’s The Beat by Hollis Crew, better known as Run DMC, that never gets mentioned as they changed their names just for this one record. After you have underground cuts that Premier feels you need to hear! You also got tracks such as Yes You May & Any Day Can Be Your Last that includes Big L & Half-A-Mil’s first rhymes on wax. The list basically gives you you tracks that you probably missed… (except for How About Some Hardcore)

Note: This list was made in 1998.
Shoutouts to the Ego Trip Staff for making the greatest hip-hop book ever! If you don’t have it, you can get it here.

Thanks to Ho1ogramz for hooking me up with 3 tracks that I was missing.

–Thomas V

Ego Trip singles – 1987

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Top Billin’ – Audio Two
Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy
The Bridge Is Over – Boogie Down Productions
It’s My Thing – Epmd
You’re A Customer – Epmd
Raw – Big Daddy Kane
Bring The Noise – Public Enemy
Nobody Beats The Biz – Biz Markie
I Know You Got Soul – Eric B. & Rakim
Public Enemy No. 1 – Public Enemy
Timebomb – Public Enemy
Just Rhymin’ With Biz – Big Daddy Kane
Do The James – Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud
I’m Bad – LL Cool J
Funky – Ultramagnetic Mc’s
Boyz-In-The-Hood – Eazy-E
Holy War (Live) – Divine Force
Saturday Night – Schoolly D
I Ain’t No Joke – Eric B. & Rakim
I Cram To Understand U – Mc Lyte
Dopeman – N.W.A.
Going Way Back – Just Ice
Have A Nice Day – Roxanne Shante
Pickin’ Boogers – Biz Markie
Tramp – Salt N’ Pepa
Push It – Salt N’ Pepa
Poetry – Boogie Down Productions
Rikers Island – Kool G Rap & Dj Polo
Rhyme Tyme – Kool G Rap & Dj Polo
Jimbrowski – Jungle Brothers
Small Time Hustler – Dismasters
The Overweight Lover’s In The House – Heavy D & The Boyz
The Godfather – Spoonie Gee
Bustin’ Loose – Alliance
Do It! Do It! – Alliance
Oreo Cookie – Alliance
I Got An Attitude – Antoinette
Take It Off – Spoonie Gee
Last Night – Kid ‘n Play
This Cut’s Got Flavor – Latee
Puttin’ On The Hits – Latee
Use Me (Before I Let Go) – Steady B
Sexy – Masters Of Ceremony
Suicide – Busy Bee
My Mic Is On Fire – Lord Shafiyq
Raps New Generation – Classical Two
We Want Some Pussy!! – 2 Live Crew


Ego Trip singles – 1986

Monday, January 12th, 2009


Eric B. Is President – Eric B. & Rakim
My Melody – Eric B. & Rakim
My Adidas – Run-D.M.C.
Peter Piper – Run-D.M.C.
The Bridge – MC Shan
South Bronx – Boogie Down Productions
Ego Trippin’ – Ultramagnetic MC’s
Hold It Now, Hit It – Beastie Boys
It’s A Demo – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
I’m Fly – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz – Biz Markie
Go Stetsa I – Stetsasonic
Latoya – Just Ice
Cold Getting Dumb – Just Ice
Def Fresh Crew – Roxanne Shante Ft. Biz Markie
The New Style – Beastie Boys
Paul Revere – Beastie Boys
6 N The Mornin’ – Ice T
My Mic Sounds Nice – Salt N’ Pepa
Play This Only At Night – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Freaky Tales – Too Short
Girls Aint Nothing But Trouble – DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince
Pee Wee’s Dance – Joeski Love
It’s My Beat – Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce
Brooklyn Rocks The Best – Cutmaster D.C.
Nightmares – Dana Dane
Coast To Coast – Word Of Mouth Ft. DJ Cheese
One Love – Whodini
Knowledge Me – Original Concept
Can U Feel It – Original Concept
All The Way To Heaven – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Nuthin’ – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Do Or Die Bed Sty – Divine Sounds
Everlasting Bass – Rodney O & Joe Cooley
Funky Beat – Whodini
It’s Like That Y’all – Sweet Tee & DJ Jazzy Joyce
Payback’s A Mutha – King Tee
Bust It – DBL Crew
Faye – Stetsasonic
4 Ever My Beat – Stetsasonic
Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing – MC Shan
Cocaine – MC Shan
Go See The Doctor – Kool Moe Dee
Style (Peter Gunn Theme) – Grandmaster Flash
Mr. Big Stuff – Heavy D & The Boyz
Bang Zoom (Let’s Go-Go) – The Real Roxanne Ft. Hitman Howie Tee
Bring The Beat Back – Steady B
Woppit – B Fats


Ego Trip singles – 1985

Monday, January 5th, 2009


The Show – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
La Di Da Di – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
PSK What Does It Mean – Schoolly D
Gucci Time – Schoolly D
Rock The Bells – LL Cool J
King Of Rock – Run DMC
Marley Marl Scratch – Marley Marl Ft. MC Shan
I Can’t Live Without My Radio – LL Cool J
Fresh Is The Word – Mantronix Ft. MC Tee
(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’ – Whistle
Brooklyn’s In The House (Remix) – Cutmaster D.C.
Just Say Stet – Stetsasonic
Bite This – Roxanne Shante
Larry’s Dance Theme – Grandmaster Flash
Girls – The B-Boys
Girls Part 2 – The B-Boys
Queen Of Rox – Roxanne Shante
King Kut – Word Of Mouth Featuring DJ Cheese
A Fly Girl – Boogie Boys
The Batterram – Toddy Tee
Girl – Too Short
If I Ruled The World – Kurtis Blow
Together Forever (Krush Groove 4) – Run DMC
Bad Boys – Bad Boys Featuring K Love
It’s The Beat – Hollis Crew
Rock Hard – Beastie Boys
Veronica – Bad Boys Featuring K Love
The Roof Is On Fire – Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three
Request Line – Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three
Hollywood’s World – DJ Hollywood
Def Jam – Jazzy Jay
Cold Chillin’ In The Spot – Jazzy Jay
The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh) – Super Nature (Bka Salt N’ Pepa)
Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through) – Sparky D
The Tragedy (Don’t Do It) – Super Kids
Just Call Us Def – Steady B Ft. Roxanne Shante
Fly Shante – Steady B Ft. Roxanne Shante
I Want You – LL Cool J
Dangerous – LL Cool J
Needle To The Groove – Mantronix
Shout (Rap) – Craig G
Itchin’ For A Scratch – Force MD’s
She’s On It – Beastie Boys
Johnny The Fox – Tricky Tee
2, 3 Break (Part 2) – DJ Born Supreme Allah
Funkbox 2 – Masterdon Committee


Ego Trip singles – 1984

Monday, December 29th, 2008


It’s Yours – T La Rock And Jazzy Jay
I Need A Beat – LL Cool J
Rock Box – Run-D.M.C
Roxanne, Roxanne – U.T.F.O.
Friends – Whodini
Five Minutes Of Funk – Whodini
Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shante
8 Million Stories – Kurtis Blow
AJ Scratch – Kurtis Blow
One For The Treble (Fresh) – Davy Dmx
Fresh, Fly, Wild And Bold – The Cold Crush Brothers
Hey DJ – The Worlds Famous Supreme Team
Freaks Come Out At Night – Whodini
Fat Boys – Fat Boys
Human Beat Box – Fat Boys
What People Do For Money – Divine Sounds
Unity – Afrika Bambaataa
The Main Event – Freddy B & The Mighty Mike Masters
Jailhouse Rap – Fat Boys
Jam On It – Newcleus
Beatstreet Breakdown – Grandmaster Melle Mel
Step Off – Furious Five Featuring Cowboy, Melle Mel & Scorpio
Basketball – Kurtis Blow
Megamix II (Why Is It Fresh) – Grandmixer D. St
Hip Hop On Wax Volume 1 – Chuck Chillout
Hip Hop On Wax Volume 2 – DJ Red Alert
Can You Feel It – Fat Boys
Don’s Groove – Donald D
Here Comes That Beat – Pumpkin And The Profile All -Stars
Just Having Fun – Doug E. Fresh & Dj’s Chilly Will & Barry Bee
Original Human Beatbox – Doug E. Fresh
Turning You On – Treacherous Three
Masters Of The Scratch – Master O.C. And Krazy Eddie Featuring Peso & Tito
Fast Life – Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
AmPm – Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
That’s Life – Cutmaster D.C.
Cosmic Blast – Captain Rock
Hollywood’s Message – DJ Hollywood
Live At The Fever (Pt. 2) – Lovebug Starski
What Are We Gonna Do – Ultimate 3 MC’s
Funky Breakdown – Awesome Foursome
Games Of Life – Just Four
Somebody Else’s Guy – Frederick MC Count Linton
Paid The Cost To Be The Boss – Masterdon Committee