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Hot 97 Freestyles Compilation

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

We saw this on the forums and thought we’d share with you the great work Step One continues to do for us. There was a time, many, many moons ago that Hot 97 was the place where classic freestyles happened on the reg. This 14 track compilation features some of the finest the station has produced. Be sure to check out the thread for more goodies such as the 10-minute freestyle by ATCQ, Consequence and Monie Love on the B-Side show. And for more compilations Step One has a dope blog you can peep here. –Philaflava

1 – Cold Crush Brothers – Hot 97 promo (1994)
2 – KRS One, MC Serch & Scarface (1994)
3 – Fat Joe, Charlie Brown & Red Hot Lover Tone (1994)
4 – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (1994)
5 – Ol Dirty Bastard (1995)
6 – A Tribe Called Quest (1996)
7 – Cormega (1997)
8 – Def Squad (1998)
9 – KRS One & Common (1998)
10 – Lord Finesse & Triple Seis (1998)
11 – Beanie Sigel & Freeway (2002)
12 – Jay Z (2005)
13 – The LOX (2007)
14 – Clipse / Re Up Gang (2008)


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



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

Doo Wop & Sun Dullah (King Sun) – New York Love (1996) 2Pac Diss

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

All Eyez On Sun Lyrics

“You goin overboard with all that, fuck New York shit
trying to dis Brooklyn, but the Boogie ’bout to talk shit
and ain’t no fun, if the Dullah can’t get none
risin in the East, I’m bout to set it on the West, son
Listen, I ain’t even down with who you dissen
far as I’m concerned NY been ass-kissen
for the longest, on the live side I’ma dead it
you aint a trooper, I know that’s all super-unleaded
gas you inhaled from all your record sales
cause you went to California and blew up, but you fail
tryin to dis the big apple, I aint supposed to wanna battle
for a million dollar raffle? You gettin gaffled
soon as I see you got a million
after the battle, I be like “oooh what a feeeelin”
Toyota will be selling me they biggest Landcruiser
money green so niggas could fiend like drug users
winners slap users like pimp slap hoes
and we know Suge is pimpin them hoes on Death Row
you actin like you wanna beef, but talkin below me
you ain’t a real thug, you a real CaliPhoney
Who Shot Ya? No it wasn’t me and my peeps
you’re talking bout New York, wordup, like something sweet
don’t fool yourself, this ain’t New York Undercover
it’s real like the history of your father and mother
I’m sayin, think about that shit that you did
had a shootout in NY, raped a bitch, did a bid
like you proud of that, then let the world know it happened
first of all you fuckin up for other niggas’ rappin
how you makin movies, selling records, doin tours,
then be up in Denemora (sp), scrubbin other niggas’ drawers?
the whole point in being criminal is gettin paid
son, you paid already, actin Crazy like Eddie
fuck a Thug Life, niggas die being unlawful
let that peer pressure stress ya somethin awful
with the world in ya hand, fuck a man, be a King
you aint even a man cause you under the wing
Heltah Skeltah from the shelter, need protection
now you’re one of Suge Knight’s sons, runnin for election
against Snoop Dogg for that top dog spot
Death Row, Prisoner-of-the-month on lock.
Now everybody know you from them roles you be playin
so all that make a record shit aint even worth sayin
west coast rappers go platinum in a second
cause west coast niggas go out and buy records
but east coast rappers be on conceited shit
the wack emcees here make repeated hits
they get star-struck and stop giving a fuck
and lyrically, half these niggas suck, and what
just put the real rappers in the ring
let your man bring the beats and whoever do they thing
fuck a record sale, fuck a phoney reputation,
fuck a pimp record label and them suck-dick stations.
Show skills, how ya flow skills, rock a party-
live from the heart, in front of everybody
without a shotty, ain’t no need for all that
get your stupid ass some rikers & tracks, fuck the gats
my people out in Cali aint got nothin to do with this
you on your own dick, partner, and you new to this
I could never dis my peeps in the west
but, that dissin Biggie shit, we still ain’t impressed…”

Here’s a blog from King Sun on his Myspace about the diss:

“Ok, I was the first to respond with a dis record towards Tupac when he first dissed Tribe Called Quest at the Source Awards in ’94. Since Tupac appeared on “California” wit Dre, I felt the need to respond wit “Califony” and derived the hook from the Die Hard movie when Bruce Willis was a cop from NY and had beef in Cali. Every time he killed an adversary his reply was “Yippie Kay Ya Mother Fucker.”

The beat was produced by DJ Mark the 45 King and was cut up by Funk Master Flex in D&D Studios in Midtown Manhattan. Shout outs to Doug and Dave. I then allowed Doo Wop to put the song on his mixtape to generate a buzz. Tupac and I discussed the dis song after having Ice-T play it for Pac. We laughed together over the phone and Pac new it was nothing personal, but I had to rep NY to the fullest. Shout outs to Ice-T, who’s like my older cousin from the Left Coast who has always held me down, to WC Crazy Toons, DJ Aladdin, DJ Pooh, Evil E and Hen G and Shawny Shawn.

Rest in peace Pac. Our love goes out to Mrs. Shakur. Tell BIG I said “Hold some equality for me and Lady Heron and be at the door with Jesus so we can get in!”

Doo Wop played his record with King Sun on his critically acclaimed Summer Jam ’96 mixtape. Doo Wop also goes at 2Pac & The Dogg Pound at the end of the tape. Notice how the mixtape only features East Coast artists. This was around the time of Hit’ Em Up. According to DJ King Shammek, King Sun had also recorded another diss record titled “Don’t Know How To A.C.T.” directed at Westside Connection

— Thomas V

DJ Mister Cee “The Best Of The Notorious B.I.G.”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Somewhere down the line after the Method Man and Redman mixes, I found this one for Biggie. Great mix of some lesser known songs, appearances, remixes and two real nice freestyles from the good ol’ days.

01 Biggie Smalls-Freestyle Live At Mister Cee’s Crib
02 Mary J. Blige-Real Love (Remix) feat. Biggie Smalls
03 Neneh Cherry-Buddy X (Remix) feat. Biggie Smalls
04 Biggie Smalls-Party & Bullshit
05 Biggie Smalls-A Buncha Niggas (Original) feat. Heavy D, 3rd Eye, Guru, Rob O & Busta Rhymes
06 Supercat-Dolly My Baby (Remix) feat. Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Jesse West & Biggie Smalls
07 Heavy D-Jam Session feat. Biggie Smalls & Troo Kula
08 Biggie Smalls-The What feat. Method Man
09 Red Hot Lover Tone-For My Niggaz (Remix) feat. Biggie Smalls, Organized Konfusion & M.O.P.
10 Heavy D-Let’s Get It On feat. Grand Puba, 2Pac & Biggie Smalls
11 Biggie Smalls-I’m Jus Playin’
12 Crustified Dibbs-Cunt Renaissance feat. Biggie Smalls
13 Da Brat-Da B-Side feat. Biggie Smalls
14 Bandit-All Men Are Dogs (Remix) feat. Pudgee Da Phat Bastard, Snagglepus, Positive K, Grandaddy I.U., Biggie Smalls & Grand Puba
15 Big Daddy Kane-Madison Square Garden Freestyle feat. Big Scoob, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls & Shyheim
16 Funkmaster Flex-Live At The Palladium feat. Biggie Smalls
17 Biggie Smalls-Who Shot Ya?
18 Total-Can’t You See feat. Biggie Smalls
19 Biggie Smalls-Real Niggaz (All Verses)
20 Junior Mafia-Players Anthem (Original & Remix)
21 Junior Mafia-Get Money (Original & Remix)
22 Biggie Smalls-One More Chance (Original & Remix)

Being the freak that I am, I did not like the cover it came with and made myself a new one to match the other two. But for the purists who only want the original, I scanned it in, cleaned it up and threw in all new type for an exact match. Coming soon will be “The Best Of Mobb Deep” and double disc set for “The Best Of Jay-Z.”


Nine – Complete Discography (1986-2008)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

is the stage name of Derrick Keyes (born September 19, 1969), an emcee and protégé of DJ Funkmaster Flex from The Bronx, New York. Keyes got his break in late 1993 as a featured guest on Funkmaster Flex and the Ghetto Celebs’ “Six Million Ways to Die”. The verse showcased Nine’s harsh, gravelly flow and the artist signed a deal with the now-defunct Profile Records. He is known for the singles “Whutcha Want?” (1994) and “Any Emcee” (1995).

[] 3rd Eye & Nine – The Alps (12” Single) (1997)
[] Demastas Ft. Nine – Feel No Guilt bw No Sunshine (Remix) (12” Single) (1999)
[] Deuces Wild – Hard Is Hard (12” Single) (1986)
[] Full Force – Back Together Again (feat. Nine and Barbara Tucker) (12”) (1995)
[] Funkmaster Flex – 6 Million Ways to Die (1993)
[] Mop Top – Forever (Verbal Assault) (feat. Nine) bn I’m Alright (1996)
[] Nine – B-sides & Unreleased Shit (2002)
[] Nine – B-Sides and Unreleased Shit Part II (2007)
[] Nine – Cloud 9 (1996)
[] Nine – Ghetto Near You bn When The Shit Hits The Fan (12” Single) (1996)
[] Nine – It’s Ugly bn Who Not Knowin (12” Single) (2001)
[] Nine – Knocked (Off Profile – No. 1 Contender Summer Sampler) (1995)
[] Nine – Lyin’ King bn Industry Party (12” Single) (1996)
[] Nine – Make or Take (feat. Smoothe Da Hustler) (12” Single) (1996)
[] Nine – Nine Livez (1995)
[] Nine – O.O.P.S. Vol. II (2007)
[] Nine – Ova Confident bn Famaldahyde (12” Single) (1995)
[] Nine – Rah Rah Nigga & The Veteran (12” Single)
[] Nine – Return Of The Hardcore (2007)
[] Nine – Whatcha Want, Redrum, & Me, Myself and My Microphone (12” Single) (1994)
[] Nine – Whutcha Want Remixes (1995)
[] Nine & Funkmaster Flex – F.A.L.L.I.N. (12” Single) (1991)
[] Rawkus Presents – Hip Hop for Respect (2000)
[] The Masters of Funk – Go Bang (12” Single) (1992)

Individual Tracks
3rd Eye – Naw Mean (Feat. Nine)
3rd Eye – Troopers Reprezent (Feat. Top Quality, 9mm, Lord Finesse, & Zone 7)
Beastie Boys – Putting Shame In Your Game (incl. Nine samples)
Chuck Chillout & Deuces Wild (Kiss FM (98.7)) (1987).mp3
Deuces Wild – Chuck Chillout on the Mix
Deuces Wild – Deuces Is Def
Deuces Wild – Five Times the Rhymer
Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways To Die Ft. Nine Double M (Vocal)
Ini Kamoze Feat. Nine – Hole in Ya Head
Juggaknots – Never (Feat. Nine)
Nine – Freestyle (Off Tony Touch’s ’50 MCs – Power Cypha’)
Nine and others – Protective Custody (From ‘Hiphop For Respect’)
Poor Righteous Teachers Feat. Nine – Gods, Earths & 85ers
Ricochet and Centipede – Bogus Beats
Ricochet and Centipede – Charlie Brown
Special Ed – Just Like Dat (feat. Nine)

Note: “Everything I could find minus Deuces Wild – He Writes His, I Write Mine (12”). Enjoy…” courtesy of diggy64

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— Thomas V

Hot 97 Radio Freestyles (1996)

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Here’s a bootleg 12″ that I recently picked up. It featured 5 freestyles, live & uncensored, recorded at Hot 97 in 1996. The first freestyle is a 20 minute cypher with Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Timbo King, and U-God. It follows with two freestyles from A Tribe Called Quest(With Consequence). The next freestyle is from Nas & Cormega. Nas was promoting “It Was Written” and Cormega had just signed to Def Jam. The last freestyle is from Ruck & Rock of Heltah Skeltah.

A1. Wu Tang Clan – Freestyle (Feat. Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Timbo King, & U-God)
B1. A Tribe Called Quest – Freestyle #1 (Feat. Consequence)
B2. A Tribe Called Quest – Freestyle #2 (Feat. Consequence)
B3. Nas – Freestyle (Feat. Cormega)
B4. Heltah Skeltah – Freestyle


— Thomas V

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks (1986-1997)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 1
1. Advance (Original)
2. Success Is The Word
3. Say No Brother (Crack Attack)
4. Interview
5. The Bridge Is Over (Red Alert Version)
6. Interview
7. The P Is Free (Original)
8. Stop The Violence (Original)
9. Essays On BDP-Ism
10. Krs-One vs MC Shan
11. The Bridge Is Over (Bladerunners Edit)
12. Live In NYC (1986)

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 2
1. My Philosophy (Single Edit)
2. I’m Still #1 (Numero Uno Remix)
3. I’m Still #1 (Extended Remix)
4. Jack Of Spades (Extended Remix)
5. Jack Of Spades (Chuck Chillout Show 1988)
6. Jack Of Spades (Scratch Perverts Mix)
7. Stop The Violence (Sammy B Show 1988)
8. Moshitup w/ Just Ice
9. The TR 808 Is Coming w/ D-Nice (Original)
10. The TR 808 Is Coming w/ D-Nice
11. Serious Remix w/ Steady B
12. Tim Westwood Freestyle w/ The 45 King
13. Tim Westwood Freestyle

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 3
1. You Must Learn (Remix)
2. Ya Know The Rules (Remix)
3. Rhymin’ Skills w/ D-Nice
4. Questions & Answers (Pal Joey Remix)
5. 13 And Good (Remix)
6. We In There (ATCQ Remix)
7. How’s It Supposed To Be w/ Ed OG & Da Bulldogs
8. Rise N Shine w/ Kool Moe Dee & Chuck D
9. Self Destruction w/ Various Artists
10. Heal Yourself w/ Various Artists
11. The Jam w/ Shabba Ranks

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 4
1. Feel The Vibe, Feel The Beat
2. Outta Here (Demo)
3. Hip Hop vs Rap
4. Hip Hop vs Rap (Spinbad Blend)
5. Hip Hop vs Rap (E.R. Remix)
6. Sound Of Da Police (Remix)
7. Mortal Thought (Kenny Parker Remix)
8. Return Of The Boom Bap (Iron Lion Remix)
9. I Get Wrecked w/ Tim Dog
10. I Get Wrecked (Spinbad Blend)
11. Mad Izm w/ Channel Live
12. Mad Izm Remix w/ Channel Live
13. Break The Chain
14. 1, 2 Pass It w/ D&D All Stars
15. 1, 2 Pass It Remix w/ D&D All Stars
16. 1, 2 Pass It Remix w/ D&D All Stars (Stretch Armstrong)
17. Rough w/ Queen Latifah
18. Stop The Breaks w/ The Wu Tang Clan

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 5
1. Funkmaster Flex Speech
2. Funkmaster Flex Speech (Spinbad Blend)
3. Ah Yeah (Diamond D Flava Radio Mix)
4. Ah Yeah (Diamond D Rhodes Mix)
5. Rappaz R.N. Dainja (Kenny Parker Mix)
6. Represent The Real w/ Das EFX
7. No Gimmicks w/ Lord Finesse
8. No Gimmicks Remix w/ Lord Finesse & O.C.
9. Bronx Tale w/ Fat Joe
10. DJ Iroc Freestyle
11. Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
12. Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle #2
13. DJ Enuff Freestyle #1
14. DJ Enuff Freestyle #2
15. Wake Up Show Freestyle w/ Chino XL & Ras Kass
16. Wake Up Show Freestyle w/ Chino XL
17. Wake Up Show Freestyle w/ Ras Kas & Mykill Myers
18. Freestyle w/ Common Sense

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 6
1. What I Know
2. Conscious Style w/ Wise Intelligent
3. Double Trouble Remix w/ Mad Lion
4. Word Perfect
5. The MC (Spinbad Mix)
6. Bring It Back
7. High School Rock
8. Perhaps Sh’ll Die
9. Happy Verse Day w/ Channel Live
10. French Connection
11. Reputation w/ Chubb Rock
12. Move Ahead w/ DJ Muggs
13. East Coast West Coast Killas

Krs-One – Non-Album Tracks Volume 7
1. Funkmaster Flex Show 1997 (26 Minutes)
2. Freestyle w/ Mad Lion
3. Doo Wop Freestyle
4. Throwdown w/ Cold Crush Brothers
5. Knowledge Reigns Supreme

— Roy Johnson

— all volumes updated 2/11/13, dirt_dog