Posts Tagged ‘gravediggaz’

Take It Personal (Ep 27: The Reunion Show)

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

On episode 27, we’re joined by our close friend and former Philaflava Show member, DJ Krisis. We’re all feeling good on this episode thanks to some incredibly strong edibles and the sounds of the 90s. For many, this show will take you right back to high school with classics and forgotten gems from King Just, Private Investigators, Now Born Click, Da King & I, Kurious, Gravediggaz, Organized Konfusion, OutKast, Big Mike, Cash Money Click, Boogiemonsters, Trends of Culture, World Renown, KMD, plus, DJ 360 laces us with a remix of Woo-Hah. We also got a little friendly DJ battle between DJ 360 vs. DJ Krisis on this episode. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

Track list

1. King Just – Warrior’s Drum
2. Private Investigators – Mash Up The Mic (Remix)
3. Trendz of Culture – Off & On
4. Now Born Click – Mad Sick
5. Da King & I – Krak Da Weazel
6. Poor Righteous Teachers – Nobody Move
7. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
8. Nas – One Time 4 Your Mind
9. Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy) – Grand Groove (Remix)
10. Kurious – I’m Kurious
11. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings
12. Ill Al Skratch – Where My Homiez
13. Leaders of The New School – What’s Next
14. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
15. World Renown – How Nice I Am
16. The Beatnuts – Get Funky
17. Outkast – Ain’t No Thang
18. Big Mike – Havin’ Thangs feat. Pimp C
19. UGK – Ridin’ Dirty
20. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level
21. Cash Money Click – 4 My Click feat. Mic Geronimo
22. Frankie Cutlass – Pay Ya Dues feat. Keith Murray, Busta Rhymes & Smif-N-Wessun
23. Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! (DJ 360 Remix)
24. Organized Konfusion – Black Sunday
25. Gravediggaz – Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide
26. Boogiemonsters – Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress
27. Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want (DJ Muggs Remix) feat. B-Real
28. The Roots – What Goes On Pt. 7
29. Souls of Mischief – Disseshowedo
30. KMD – What A Niggy Know?
31. Lord of The Underground – Funky Child
32. Ultramagnetic MC’s – One Two, One Two
33. Onyx – Last Dayz

DL (coming soon)

T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 18)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nice little, somewhat elusive, cd single. Contains two non-album tracks. “Freak” is a full track while “Freud” is more of an instrumental with some cutting and scratching of vocal samples (word to Prince Paul!).

Gravediggaz-Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide (CD Single) (1994)
01 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Album Version)
02 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Clean Radio Edit)
03 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Instrumental)
04 Freak The Sorceress
05 The Reincarnation Of Freud



Heltah Skeltah and Gravediggaz: Testifying Selfhood

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

In NYC and its outlying areas during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, youth-centered organizations like The Nation of Gods and Earths ((Known colloquially as the Five Percenters.)) and the Almighty Universal Zulu Nation placed varying degrees of emphasis on individual betterment. It was assumed that the adoption of healthier eating habits and the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment and intellectual stimulation could undo the damage inflicted on the individual by educational and legal institutions and the mass media. NYC-based rappers borrowed more than colloquial and stylistic elements from these groups. The notion that rapping could be ameliorative, therapeutic, or simply represent a legal form of recreation and/or commerce is partly an attempt to apply core teachings to everyday life.

An even grander notion — that participation in creative activities could reverse the defamation of inner city youths in academic journals, feature films, and hysterical news reports— sprouted from this seed, and certain rappers took it upon themselves to defend and revise the collective’s tarnished image, to testify to a greater self buried under cross-cultural misunderstanding and policies derived from essentialist theories. (more…)

Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 3” (Non-Album Tracks)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

And finally, here is “Rare & Remixed Volume 3.” This last volume is made up of tracks that I found after 2000 and up to the present. Most are random, unofficial remixes or mash-ups. Some good, some decent and a couple whatevers. But the first two tracks are from the advance copy of Prince Paul’s “Hip-Hop Gold Dust.” When the retail came out, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” was mysteriously missing. And yes, about 30 seconds in to “Constant Elevation” there is some kind of hiss sounds. That’s how it was on the DAT and Prince Paul apologized for it in the liner notes. As an added bonus, I have included the scene rip of the Gravediggaz “Demo Tape” and a very nice 8 track “Halloween Mashup EP” by DJ Cheekyboy. There are also a good assortment of unofficial Gravediggaz remixes on YouTube if you get some free time.




Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 2” (Non-Album Tracks)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

“Rare & Remixed Volume 2” is mostly compiled of tracks from the “The Pick The Sickle & The Shovel” era (1997-ish & post Prince Paul). To me, the highlights on this volume are the “Michael Jackson Skit” which is a supposed leftover from “6 Feet Deep” and the full “Westwood Freestyle” with The Roots and Hurricane that clocks in at just over 24 minutes!



Gravediggaz “Rare & Remixed Volume 1” (Non-Album Tracks)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

In case you didn’t know, the Gravediggaz were a supergroup formed in 1994 by Prince Paul (The Undertaker), Frukwan (The Gatekeeper), Too Poetic (The Grym Reaper) [R.I.P.] and RZA (The Rzarector). This compilation will be a three-part series. Volumes 1 & 2 were originally assembled back in 1999 for a few friends and other traders (traitors?). They managed to find their way on to eBay and were trimmed down to create other bootlegs that were possibly pressed up or at least widely circulated. The years on those boots are absolutely bogus as some of the material wasn’t even available at that time. Volume 3 is made up of unreleased tracks and remixes/mash-ups that I found between 2000 and 2010. It will also include a couple other treats, so stay tuned.

I went back and removed all questionable characters from the files names: ampersands (&) commas (,) question marks (?) apostrophes (‘). Hopefully this will resolve ANY more problems.)


Too Poetic(of Gravediggaz R.I.P.) – "Droppin Signal" Unreleased 1989 LP

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I would hope that you already knew about and/or had the dope 12″ that was dropped by Too Poetic(Poetic of Gravediggaz first group), called “God Made Me Funky”. Great 1989 flavor.

Well, Jesse Serwer got in contact with Too Poetic’s DJ Kaos and just unearthed the entire album that was submitted to Tommy Boy n 1989, but was never released.
Go to his blog for the full story with pictures, articles, and an interview with DJ Kaos.
Here’s the link to his blog article. Make sure to check that out. The man only deals in top quality blogging.
Here’s the tracklist:
Again, peace to Jesse Serwer and don’t forget to visit his blog to say thanks and check out the in depth and frankly awesome article and interview about this album.

Mommy, What’s A Gravedigga?

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

One of the best new posters on the T.R.O.Y. forum, FatFaceFreddy drops an 18-track Gravediggaz odds n’ ends compilation for that ass. The tracks were gathered from the Diggin’ Up The Future EP, Double Suicide Pack EP and the bootleg 36 Chambers of Death.

1-800-Suicide (New Vocal Version)
1-800-Suicide (Flip Squad Mix)
1-800-Suicide (Gangsta Mix)
1-800-Suicide (Dig Deep Mix)
1-800-Suicide (Poisonous Mix)
1-800-Suicide (Guillotine Mix)
Mommy Whats A Gravedigga (Rza Mix Clean)
Mommy Whats A Gravedigga (Uptight Cratedigga Mix)
Nowhere To Run (Portishead Main Mix)
Nowhere To Run (Portishead Mix Part 2)
Pass The Shovel
Diary Of A Madman (No Courtroom Clean)
Reincarnation Of Freud
Freak The Sorceress
Bang Your Head (Underdog Mix)
Unexplained (Kasz Mix)
Unexplained(Vinyl Blair Rework)
Gravediggaz Vs Tricky – Tonite Is A Special Nite (Chaos Mass Confusion Mix)


1-800-Suicide (Poisonous Mix)
Constant Elevation
Freak The Sorceress
Diary Of A Madman
Mommy Whats A Gravedigga (Rza Mix)
Mommy Whats A Gravedigga (Uptight Cratedigga Remix)


Bonus Track
1-800-Suicide (Extended Remix) with a verse by MF Grimm

Props to FatFaceFreddy and Kimani for the hook-up!


Setting It Off, Letting It Off, Beginning…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Welcome to the official blog of‘s T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) forum. “T.R.O.Y.” is of course a reference to Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s ode to their fallen friend (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D. and The Boyz). If the previous sentence reads like a foreign language to you, don’t fret. The purpose of this blog is to explore and celebrate rap music (especially the overlooked and obscure recordings and artists) from about 1987 to 1997, give or take a few years on either end. We are not purists or elitists, just a bunch of proud rap nerds who revel in sharing our discoveries with anyone willing to listen.
Over at the T.R.O.Y. forum we spend most of our work week discussing artists like Scientifik, Godfather Don, K.M.D, Brand Nubian, Mobb Deep, Souls Of Mischief, Avatar the Articulate, Juggaknots, and the like. This daily effort results in the uploading of songs and albums previously unavailable in formats other than dusty vinyl, some of which are long out of print. We frequently take the time to compile songs that share similar themes or moods. Just as the rap culture of the ’90s (think Stretch and Bobbito, Sway & Tech and countless college and mixtape DJs) demanded that a class of obsessed aficionados isolate and organize the rawest tracks floating below the radar for our listening pleasure, the Internet age demands similar vigilance.
Stay tuned – in addition to providing you with a steady stream of links straight outta T.R.O.Y. we will also be posting mixes and analyses exclusive to this blog, as well as keeping an eye out for the best of what the throwback rap blogosphere has to offer. Consider this your one stop shop for “The Rap Of Yore” – just don’t ever call it that.
Because we’re so glad you found us – below you’ll find a little introductory gift I call “Demo Listen Derby.” Happy downloading and welcome aboard. — Thun