Posts Tagged ‘instrumental’

Dibia$e(Green Llamas) – Slapparatus Mix + Wattstax (Video)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

50 minutes of Dibia$e beats well placed over Wattstax footage, good watch and listen. Never pass up on anything labelled Green Llamas, spotted here at GreenLlamaMusic(more…)

Hiero Producer Series: Domino (Re-Upped)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting production compilations for all of the Hiero producers. There will be 24 volumes in all, or 2 GB worth of music, so get your external HDs ready.

First up, we got 4 volumes from one of the most underrated producers in the history of hip hop: Domino. Casual’s “Fear Itself” LP from ’94 is generally regarded as a classic, and Domino’s funk-based arsenal is one of the album’s key ingredients. He also hooked up some of the dopest beats on Del’s ’93 masterpiece “No Need For Alarm”, and he was the foremost producer on Hiero’s underrated ’98 LP “3rd Eye Vision”. Aside from his stellar contributions on the aforementioned albums, he also produced quite a few bangers of the non-album variety.

The production discography speaks for itself; Domino deserves a shitload of credit for helping to define the Hieroglyphics sound.

Domino – Production Files Volume 1
1. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – Sailing
2. Pep Love, Jay-Biz & Del – Anasthesia
3. Pep Love & Jay-Biz – The Blues
4. Casual – Fear No Evil (Demo)
5. Casual, Opio & Tajai – Rippers (Demo)
6. Souls Of Mischief – Our Secret (Demo)
7. Del – No Need For Alarm
8. Del, Casual, Snupe & A-Plus – No More Worries
9. Del – Don’t Forget
10. Souls Of Mischief – Let ‘Em Know
11. Souls Of Mischief – Live And Let Live
12. Souls Of Mischief – Disseshowedo
13. Souls Of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out
14. Souls Of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Remix)
15. Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare (Remix)
16. Souls Of Mischief – 93 Outro
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 2
1. Casual – Intro
2. Casual – Me-O-Mi-O
3. Casual & Saafir – That Bullshit
4. Casual – Follow The Funk
5. Casual, Del & Pep Love – Who’s It On
6. Casual – We Got It Like That
7. Casual – Lose In The End
8. Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful
9. Casual – Be Thousand
10. Casual – Me-O-Mi-O (Domino Remix)
11. Casual – Follow The Funk (Demo)
12. Casual – Lose In The End (Demo)
13. Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful (Demo)
14. Casual, Opio & Pep Love – Who’s It On (Demo)
15. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar
16. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Domino Remix)
17. Extra Prolific – Is It Right
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 3
1. Hieroglyphics – Intro
2. Pep Love & Opio – All Things
3. Del – At The Helm
4. Tajai – Interlude
5. Hieroglyphics – Off The Record
6. A-Plus – Interlude
7. Pep Love – After Dark
8. Del & Pep Love – No Nuts
9. Del – Interlude
10. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew (Remix)
11. Del – Press Rewind
12. Del – Phoney Phranchise (Remix)
13. Pep Love – Act Phenom
14. Pep Love – Different
15. Pep Love – Sabotage
16. Pep Love – Relief
17. Souls Of Mischief – Interrogation
Re-upped 04/01/13

Domino – Production Files Volume 4
1. Del – No More Worries (Instrumental)
2. Del – No Need For Alarm (Instrumental)
3. Del – Don’t Forget (Instrumental)
4. Souls Of Mischief – Let ‘Em Know (Instrumental)
5. Souls Of Mischief – Live And Let Live (Instrumental)
6. Souls Of Mischief – Disseshowedo (Instrumental)
7. Souls Of Mischief – What A Way To Go Out (Instrumental)
8. Souls Of Mischief – 93 Outro (Instrumental)
9. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Instrumental)
10. Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar Remix (Instrumental)
11. Del – At The Helm (Instrumental)
12. Pep Love – After Dark (Instrumental)
13. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew Remix (Instrumental)
14. Del – Press Rewind (Instrumental)
15. Del – Phoney Phranchise Remix (Instrumental)
Re-upped 04/01/13


Del, Casual, Snupe & A-Plus – No More Worries

Del – No Need For Alarm

Souls Of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Remix)

Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare (Remix)

Casual – Me-O-Mi-O

Casual – Follow The Funk

Casual, Del & Pep Love – Who’s It On

Casual – Lose In The End

Casual – Thoughts Of The Thoughtful

Casual – Me-O-Mi-O (Domino Remix)

Extra Prolific – Brown Sugar (Domino Remix)

Pep Love & Opio – All Things

Pep Love – After Dark

Del – Press Rewind

Pep Love – Act Phenom

–Roy Johnson

Beat Bop Scholar – Authentic Minded (2012)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Preview and cop here.



Schoolly D Instrumentals 101

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Alright yo, sit the fuck down, class is in session, bitch!

Widely acknowledged as the original gangsta rapper, Schoolly D is best known for his wildly humorous, pornographically sexual and wantonly violent lyrics. Still, despite all the attention his words have received over the years, few people recognize just how great of a musician he truly is. In exploring Schoolly’s catalogue and researching his place in hip-hop history, I’ve found that his rhymes have almost always overshadowed his beats (all of which he either produced or co-produced). I understand why they’re overlooked, but it’s ironic for several reasons:

1) His first single included a five and a half minute song that wasn’t an instrumental version of another cut but was still almost entirely rap-less. 2) As I said before and please correct me if I’m wrong, but aside from remixes and maybe a few DJ-showcase tracks, he produced or co-produced every song that ever appeared on one of his albums, which is basically unheard of for anyone, let alone someone who’s been making music for nearly 30 years. 3) To put it bluntly, his beats are fucking dope… I mean all of them… incredibly so… and while his rhymes could conceivably be dismissed as overly simple (especially if you’re a dumb motherfucker), his beats are often pretty damn complex.

Usually danceable, sometimes cinematic, always uniquely funky, Schoolly D’s production has evolved over time, setting trends and adapting to changes in the hip-hop soundscape. Even between his first two singles, Gangster Boogie / Maniac and P.S.K. What Does it Mean? / Gucci Time, there is a huge difference in styles. While the first is very much indebted to the whole Bambaataa electro-funk sound of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the second — though released only a year later, in 1985 — is already looking ahead to the boom-bap sound typically associated with the so-called golden era of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Jump ahead another year to 1986’s Saturday Night and Schoolly’s experimenting with polyrhythmic syncopation. Fast-forward to 1989’s Living In The Jungle / Gucci Again and 1990’s King of New York, and although he’s still within the lane he’d built for himself years earlier, he’s now beginning to foreshadow the dusty minimalism that would rise to popularity around 93/94.

One could argue that Schoolly D’s production was simply ahead of its time. I’m willing to take that a step further and say that by being simultaneously ahead of its time and of its time, his production represents an unacknowledged link in the chain connecting hip-hop’s various eras. I put this compilation together in hopes of bringing listeners to a better appreciation and understanding of Schoolly D, the producer; because though I’m not one for making lists, as far as I’m concerned, he’s definitely one of the Top 10 hip-hop producers of all time… Top 3 when it comes to rapper/producers.

Now go do your homework. (Bump this motherfucker, read all that shit if you haven’t already, and leave a comment letting us know what you think, ho.)

1. Maniac
2. Parkside 5-2
3. Saturday Night
4. Housing the Joint
5. Smoke Some Kill
6. Mr. Big Dick
7. No More Rock N’ Roll
8. Treacherous
9. Pussy Ain’t Nothin’
10. Livin’ in the Jungle
11. Gucci Again
12. King of New York
13. Original Gangster
14. Where’d You Get That Funk From?
15. Another Sign
16. Nigger Entertainment
17. Can You Feel It
18. Do It, Do It

Download Schoolly D Instrumentals 101

-Samuel Diamond

Method Man “Tical Instrumentals”

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I’ve been on the hunt for this piece for years. From what I remember, it was a generic silver CD-R that you got from when you (pre?) ordered Tical 0: The Prequel. A little incentive to buy Meth’s album? I guess I didn’t move quick enough because they were gone in a flash. The CD-R had 8 tracks, including the mystery “Unknown” beat. RZA produced? Who knows.

The other 7 tracks I added myself. 1 from vinyl and 6 from cd singles.

Thanks to for putting this out back in the day. And special thanks to Rick D and his NYC connect for getting this to me.

Method Man – Tical Instrumentals
01 Sub Crazy (Instrumental)
02 I Get My Thing In Action (Instrumental)
03 All I Need (Instrumental)
04 Meth vs. Chef (Instrumental)
05 Biscuits (Instrumental)
06 Bring The Pain (Instrumental)
07 Unknown (Instrumental)
08 Release Yo’ Delf (Instrumental)
09 P.L.O. Style (Instrumental)
10 Method Man (Skunk Mix Instrumental)
11 Bring The Pain (Chemical Instrumental)
12 Release Yo’ Delf (Prodigy Instrumental)
13 I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp Instrumental)
14 I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Instrumental)
15 I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By (Soul Inside Instrumental)

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T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 19)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Editor’s Note: Better late than never.

Entirely produced by RZA, here’s another classic Wu instrumental album put out in 2007 by Think Differently Records. As requested by my fellow Wu head, Versive.

Raekwon-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Instrumentals) (2007)
01 Striving For Perfection
02 Knuckleheadz
03 Knowledge God
04 Criminology
05 Incarcerated Scarfaces
06 Rainy Dayz
07 Guillotine
08 Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)
09 Shark Niggaz (Biters)
10 Ice Water
11 Glaciers Of Ice
12 Verbal Intercourse
13 Wisdom Body
14 Spot Rusherz
15 Ice Cream
16 Wu-Gambinos
17 Heaven & Hell



Archive Instrumental Mixtapes #1

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Uploaded by the homie Thirteen in the TROY Forum.

Y Society – Scientist
Gangstarr – Beyond Comprehensio
Gangstarr – Game Plan
Y Society – Peace I’m Out The Door
Jay Dee – The Official
Scarface, Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel – Guess Who’s Back
Damu The Fudgemonk – Judgement Day
Peanut Butter Wolf – Gold Diggin
Damu The Fudgemonk – Tea Thyme
Big L – MVP Remix
Big L – No Endz, No Skinz
Jay Dee – Starz
Damu The Fudgemonk – Brightside
Nujabes – Voice Of Autumn
Jay Dee – She Said
Gangstarr – Taking Loot Remix
Beastie Boys – Beat-Side Beat #1

Download Archive Instrumental Mixtapes #1

T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 17)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

One of my all-time favorite records got the instrumental treatment in 2007 thanks to Think Differently Records. First 12 tracks produced by RZA, last one by 4th Disciple.

Genius/GZA-Liquid Swords (Instrumentals) (2007)
01 Liquid Swords
02 Duel Of The Iron Mic
03 Living In The World Today
04 Swordsmen
05 Cold World
06 Labels
07 4th Chamber
08 Shadowboxin’
09 Hell’s Wind Staff / Killah Hills 10304
10 Investigative Reports
11 Gold
12 I Gotcha’ Back
13 B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)



Rakim – The Cellar (Instrumentals)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Last year we brought you The Cellar EP courtesy of our homie DJ Mike Nice and now Mike is blessing the internet again with the INSTRUMENTAL versions.

We can’t thank him enough and suggest you check out his blog and lend a kind word or two yourself. For anyone who wants this on wax, Mike has an extra copy for sale/trade as well. –Philaflava

EP w/Instrumentals
The EP

Hydra Beats – The Godfather Don Collection

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Godfather Don was one of my favorite emcees AND producers of the 90’s. He definitely had his signature sound down pat. Sleighbells here and there, smooth, sometimes evil, jazz xylophone bell type samples, and ill as fuck horn riffs. To me, Ultramagnetic’s Four Horsemen album is where he really started to make his mark and master his style.
In the mid 90’s, every once in awhile, I would see these “Hydra Beats” records on the shelf.
Whenever I would see a Godfather Don one, I would scoop that joint right on up. I still never had them all and never would until these days of the internet. At least mp3 wise, but it’s the music that matters.
So, today, we’re gonna bring you the entire Godfather Don Hydra Beat collection.
Get to downloading and get you’re CD burners ready for this one. You’ll definitely want to knock these out the jeep, especially at night.

Editor’s Note: Hydra released another Godfather Don instrumental album in 2004, but I didn’t include it here because it doesn’t really fit in with the sound on these. Also, by Part 4 of this collection, you’ll notice his change of approach to beatmaking and the drop off in that real Don signature formula [in my opinion], but there’s still a few bangers on there.

Hydra Beats Vol. 3 – Godfather Don Part 1

1. Buster

2. Depressed
3. Creepin
4. Gastric Juices
5. To The Bank
6. She’s Gone
7. Talk About
8. Research
9. Dark Church
10. Combustible
11. Culo Grande En La Calle Ocho
12. For My Pa

Hydra Beats Vol. 7- Godfather Don Part 2

1. Executive Technology
2. Cream of Corina
3. Slick City Sick
4. Hot Open
5. Mi Vida Enfermo
6. Ream-Embering Ivy
7. Fuck It Up
8. The Heat
9. Fist Full Of Pastelles
10. The Wicked City

Volume 8 of the Hydra Beats series was a double album with each of the following producers having a side to themselves: Godfather Don, Ghetto Professionals, The Beatnuts, and Sean C. Here are only the GFD tracks-

Hydra Beats Vol. 11- Godfather Don Part 3

1. Mental Liks
2. Pure Elevation
3. As the World Burns
4. Wilson Ave.
5. Getaway
6. Feel Me
7. Pay Back
8. Where I’m Comming From
9. Twisted
10. I’ll Be Back

Hydra Beats Vol. 14- Godfather Don Part 4

1. Unreliable
2. No Free Shows
3. Hey Why Show Up
4. Call Me A Cab
5. Boning
6. Just Mix It Yourself
7. My Driver’s Downstairs
8. Video Taping
9. Beep Lance
10. Porno’s My Game

Part 1 – To The Bank

Part 1 – Research

Part 2 – Executive Technology

Part 2 – Ream-Embering Ivy

Part 3 – As The World Burns

Check the interview that DWG did with GFD out here and learn that he is now part of a jazz trio.
Check kimani’s blog for the Hydra Beats not included here and more Don material here.
Scoop up other Don stuff that we posted here.
Thanks to dirt_dog for the cover art, which I forgot in the download, so download it from this page.
If you haven’t peeped the interview with Mike Heron(producer and A&R at Hydra), do that here. Some funny shit.
And stay tuned for some more Don treats.
We got something in the works you will appreciate.