Posts Tagged ‘flavor unit’

Latee – Who Rips the Sound? EP

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

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DJ Eclipse’s ‘Halftime Show” 12th Anniversary

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

credit “photo: Robert Adam Mayer”

To celebrate The Halftime Show’s 12th Anniversary, DJ Eclipse had a crazy lineup of mc’s rhyming in the booth over beats from Krysis, DJ Babu, & DJ Scratch. MC’s included legendary Flavor Unit member Chill Rob G, Sadat X, Rhymefest, Torae, Skyzoo, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Tiye Phoenix, Smiley The Ghetto Child, Chace Infinite, Illa Ghee and many more. They also had DJ breaks with the legendary X-Men (aka The X-Ecutioners). For the people who were tuning in live, you were able to see the whole show on video being broadcasted through Ustream.. unfortunately they weren’t able to record it. They just posted the live recording from the radio a couple hours ago. Enjoy!

— Thomas V
“Heard this was a party just to say ‘F’ Solar” Rhymefest
@djbabuforeal “how do i save this video stream”…@DJEVILDEE“did u record?”…@djbabuforeal “no”…..@ItsDJEclipse “SMH”

Apache – R.I.P. Jan.22.10

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Paying my tribute to one of the original Flavor Unit crew member, Apache, I compiled all of his appearances on records from 1989 to 1993 and the 12″ cuts from his 1993 solo album “Apache Ain’t Shit“. Starting out with Lakim Shabazz on 45 King’s Rhythmical Madness in 1989. Following with four appearances on the Flavor Unit album in 1990. In 1991, he’s on Naughty By Nature & Double J‘s album. In 1993, for his 12″s cuts, he receives production from A Tribe Called Quest(Q. Tip), Large Professor, and The 45 King. For his guest appearances in 1993, he’s with Fat Joe & Kool G Rap, and 2Pac(R.I.P), Treach, & The Live Squad(Stretch R.I.P). He would also write some of Latifah’s lyrics. Apache had an incredible music collection.
R.I.P. Apache Jan.22.10

01 – The 45 King & Louie Louie – Smooth Yet Hard (Feat. Lakim Shabazz, Apache) (1989)
02 – The 45 King Presents – Flavor Unit Assassination Squad (Feat. Apache, Double J, Lakim Shabazz, Lord Alibaski, Queen Latifah) (1990)
03 – The 45 King Presents – I Feel Like Flowing (Feat. Apache) (1990)
04 – The 45 King Presents – Passin’ The Mike (Feat. Lakim Shabazz, Apache) (1990)
05 – The 45 King Presents – Smooth Yet Hard (Feat. Apache) (1990)
06 – Naughty By Nature – 1,2,3 (Feat. Apache, Lakim Shabazz) (1991)
07 – Double J – Manslaughter(Feat. Apache) (1991)
08 – Apache – Do Fa Self (Prod. by The 45 King) (1993)
09 – Apache – Gangsta Bitch (Prod. by A Tribe Called Quest) (1993)
10 – Apache – Hey Girl (Prod. by Large Professor) (1993)
11 – Apache – Apache Ain’t Shit (1993)
12 – Fat Joe Da Gangsta – You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin’ Mind (Feat. Apache, Kool G Rap) (1993)
13 – 2Pac – 5 Deadly Venomz (feat. Treach Of Naughty By Nature, Apache & Live Squad) (1993)
14 – Flavor Unit – Keep It Real (Feat. Apache) (1993)
15 – Queen Latifah – Just Another Day (Bonus Track) (Written By Apache) (1993)
— Thomas V

R.I.P. Apache

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Flavor Unit emcee Apache, born Anthony Teaks, passed away after a protracted illness. Shakim Compere, CEO and Co-Founder of Flavor Unit Records, remembered Apache, “Without Apache there would have been no Queen Latifah, no Naughty By Nature, no Chill Rob G., no anything” Compere told “Apache was the string that tied all of Flavor Unit together. Without Apache none of this would be.”

R.I.P. Apache

R.I.P Apache!! Salute To A Real Passionate EMCEE U Will BE MISSED! THIS 1 Hit THEOG HARD! WHOA! YOU WILL BE MISSED.

R.I.P. To my brotha APACHE.. Together we made a dope lil hiphop joint… He was a real stand up dude…

Man I had the op to work with apache during the roll wit the flavor joint. REST IN PEACE TO MY FLAVOR UNIT BROTHER” APACHE” condolences2fam

– My heart is heavy. Apache has passed away. He came 2 see me perform last month @ Carolines Comedy club…RIP!

RIP Apache. He wrote for Latifah after Treach stopped writing for her. The only Black Man that called you a BITCH & you didn’t get mad.

R.I.P.Apache – not only the pen behind alotta Latifah’s raps but a good person

RIP #APACHE – (Gangsta Bitch) Flavor Unit!

mobrocka (Monie Love)
RIP APACHE OG REAL SH!T TALKER first Emcee to have a hit record talking bout the REALIST hood chick around the way ” KEEP YA SOULTRAIN HO !


“if I was deaf, dumb, blind, stupid, lame, Handicapped, crippled and pussy was my middle name- you couldn’t beat me” – Apache (1991)

R.I.P to my boy Apache. He was a very good dude man. Very cool person.

I had the pleasure of knowng Apache while workng on The Lost Tribe of Shabazz. He was the unsung heart & soul of the Unit.

Dam , I knew Apache 2!! We losing a lot of brothers! Life is a true blessing

Also. RIP Apache. Had the funniest promo shirt that said. “Kill The White People” then on the back “But Buy My Record First”

— Thomas V

I will be posting a compilation I’m doing right now in remembrance of Apache.

DJ Mark The 45 King – The Lost Breakbeats Vol.1 &2 (1993)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Here we have The Lost Breakbeats: The Album by DJ Mark The 45 King released in 1993. This is a rare record to own. I’ve seen other breakbeats 12″ by 45 King but never this one, I was surprised when I found it at my local record shop. There’s also some vocals from original Flavor Unit member “Double J”. Enjoy,


— Thomas V