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T.R.O.Y. Throwback Fridays: Video Playlist

Friday, September 6th, 2013

It’s crucial to start your weekend off proper and there is no better way than to check out these 10 classics. Ah, the good ‘ol days.

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T.R.O.Y.’s Video Show (February)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Before February ends, let me hit you with this month’s Video Show. I’m kinda in that ’96-97 mood this week so what better than to break you off with some classics from PMD, Bahamadia, Redman and Camp Lo? It’s impossible not to reminiscence after watching these. As always, thanks to our friends @ VintageHiphopSeattle for providing the vids. What is your favorite video from this month’s show? –Philaflava

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Preserving The Culture Podcasts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Our associate Thomas V hipped us to this new podcast:

I’m going share this podcast with y’all because I don’t think that it is getting enough props. These interviews goes for about 90 min each. It is hosted by Percee P and A-FS 201-973. Every hip hop heads have to check this out. The people interviewed go into their whole history, there’s not a thing that they don’t talk about. You will learn a lot from this podcast! If you are into trivias, old stories, etc.. then this is exactly for you! Please Share!

Episode 1 – Percee P
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/preserving-the-culture-ep-1-perce-verance/
Episode 2 – DJ Lord Ron (Zulu Nation, Gang Starr Foundation)
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/preserving-the-culture-ep-2-–-the-lord-above/
Episode 3 – Trek Life
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/preserving-the-culture-ep-3-–-2010-b-e-t-awhaa-ft-trek-life-blac-heat/
Episode 4 – King Sun
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/preserving-the-culture-ep-4-sun-shines-in-the-west-ft-king-sun/
Episode 5 – DJ Mark Luv (Zulu Nation, Pharcyde, Unity)
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/preserving-the-culture-ep-5-–-new-year-new-money-new-things-ft-dj-mark-luv/
Episode 6 – Afrika Baby Bam (Jungle Brothers)
http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/preserving-the-culture-ep-6-–-bam-in-yo-face-ft-afrika-baby-bam/

Having only heard the King Sun and Baby Bam episodes, I still heartily cosign this recommendation. This is top notch rap nerdery. I won’t reveal any spoilers, just trust me and listen. — Thun

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The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs – MP3s

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

You wanted it, now you’re getting it! We’ve been bombarded with this request since the list dropped so without further ado here are the mp3s (+ bonuses) for you all. Remember the to best way to stay tuned into all our updates is by subscribing to our feed, which you can do by clicking here. When the links go down, you better be ready and there is no better place than T.R.O.Y.’s Skypager. The Re-Up gang is back and we’ll be sending out Skypager messages with fresh links and exclusive tracks that only Skypager members will have access to.

Click to read The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs @Complex.com

The zip files are below (2 files), all mp3s are not tagged; however you get 105 total. Make sure you check out Complex for the entire list and spread the word.

Greatest Native Tongues Songs (Part 1)
Greatest Native Tongues Songs (Part 2)

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The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs (Complex.com)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Click to read The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs @Complex.com

…beyond their flamboyant presentation and bohemian sensibility, the Native Tongues were about constructing haunting, beautiful songs out of the fuzzy, bassy, scratchy, nearly forgotten remnants of virtually every black American musical tradition that ever seduced mainstream audiences. With a focus on the core members, we got the good folks from The T.R.O.Y. Blog to figure out The 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs…

We put together this mammoth list to give new jacks a guide to the Native Tongues discography and old fans an excuse to listen to these gems again with older, wiser ears. These are songs by Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Chi-Ali, and others; can you really go wrong? March on over to Complex.com and get down with our virtual, interactive (streaming audio for every entry!) tour of one of our favorite portions of hip hop history. Hint for the impatient know-it-alls: if you hover the cursor over the menu linking to every entry, you’ll be able to see the songs in advance; we’re sure as shit not listing them all here. Enjoy!

Oh and if you found our site via Complex.com, welcome! Make yourself comfortable, take a look around, subscribe if you like what you see. We post reviews, articles, compilations, mixes, downloads, etc. everyday; we have quality content available for nearly every style of rap and taste that exists, from every era.

Special thanks to Dan, vaporized, 8ks, Espirando, pauserecordplay, and aleph for assisting us with the audio.  — Thun & Philaflava

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Black Sheep – Birds of a Feather ft. Q-Tip, Dove, Mike G

Friday, May 28th, 2010

In the late 80s and early 90s, the loosely affiliated Native Tongues crew brought a playful bohemian warmth to hip-hop, helping to expand the genre’s boundaries. And now Black Sheep leader Dres has reunited luminaries from four principal Native Tongues groups (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, and Black Sheep) for the Black Sheep single “Birds of a Feather.”

Tribe’s Q-Tip, De La’s Dave, and the Jungle Brothers’ Mike Gee all appear on the track, which is from Black Sheep’s forthcoming album From the Black Pool of Genius, due June 29.


Download – Birds of A Feather

Shouts to Pitchfork for this.

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Step One “Illegal Remixes Vol. 2” (2010)

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The first volume of Illegal Remixes assembled by Step One proved quite popular, so here’s another batch of unofficial remixes for you.

There’s a good variety of flavours on this one, ranging from straight-up Hip Hop on the Meth, Xzibit and Mobb Deep tracks, to the reggae re-rubs of the Jungle Brothers and Fugees joints. The West Coast is represented on the “West Up!” remix and the ATL gets a look in with 2 Outkast joints. As with the first set, some of these are ripped from vinyl, others have been posted on blogs and forums. I’ve credited the creators where possible so click the links and show them some love if you like what you hear.

01 A Tribe Called Quest-Stressed Out (Richy Pitch Remix)
Remix by
Richy Pitch.

02 B.I.G.-Party and Bullshit (Cosmo Baker Remix)
Remix by
Cosmo Baker (one-third of The Rub).

03 Blackalicious-Passion (Strictly4TheLuvOfThaArt Mix)
Remixed by
DJ Funkyone aka Funkdoc. Germanys Finest!

04 Fugees-Ready Or Not (Dancehall Remix)
Remixer unknown.

05 Jungle Brothers-Jungle Brother (Drumsong Remix)
From the excellent
Upstate Remix series, available at Juno.

06 Method Man feat. Busta Rhymes-What’s Happenin (Showoff Remix)
Remix by
Statik Selektah.

07 Mobb Deep-GOD Pt. III (Ron G Remix)
Remix by the Legendary
Ron G.

08 Nas-Made You Look (Apache Remix)
Remixed by Gringo Starr for the Nation of 5’6. Nice interview with
No Identity Records that happened right about the time the vinyl dropped for this remix.

09 Outkast-Ms. Jackson (Party Flavors Remix)
Remix by Technical & True Blue for Dollar Bill Records.

10 Outkast-Spottieottiedopaliscious (Carl Mo Remix)
Remixed by
Carl Mo, courtesy of BLVDST.

11 The Pharcyde-Nuttin’ Like (Scientist Remix)
Remix by
DJ Scientist.

12 WC Mack 10 & Ice Cube-West Up! (Soul Focus Re-Fix)
Remix by
Soul Focus DJs.

13 Xzibit-Paparazzi (White Label Remix)
Remixer unknown.

D O W N L O A D

enjoy,
–dirt_dog

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dirt_dog Remix Packs 5 & 6

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Some people love them, some people hate them, but here we go with the final installment of my Remix Packs. For #5, I bring you all the remixes that I loved in the 90’s that lean heavily towards the alternative/metal/electronic side. I’m going to guess that Onyx and Biohazzard’s collaboration for the Judgement Night Soundtrack went so well that they teamed up again for the “Slam” remix. And I liked the House Of Pain mix so much I don’t see any reason that I wouldn’t enjoy the Naughty By Nature track either. Dr. Octagon was ahead of his time and on some other level shit in 1996. Last up is Mr. Meth. It was a toss up between the the Prodigy Mix of “Release Yo Delf” and the Chemical Brothers mix for “Bring The Pain.” Both are great in different ways.

Remix Pack 5
01 Onyx-Slam (Bionyx Remix)
02 House Of Pain-Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) (Butch Vig Mix)
03 Dr. Octagon-Bear Witness (2 Turntables & A Razor Blade Re-Edit)
04 Method Man-Release Yo’ Delf (Prodigy Mix)
05 Naughty By Nature-Hip Hop Hooray (Thrash Mix)

As an added bonus I’ve created a pack of alternative artists that received the remix treatment by the hip hop industry. Most are pretty obvious, the “Nickel Bag” remix was done by the Dust Brothers and “Make Out City” is by Mike Simpson (one half of the Dust Brothers). I truly feel that these 5 remixes are worth 15 minutes of your time. I’ve also cleverly combined Remix Packs 5 & 6 together so you’re going to get these songs whether you want them or not.

Remix Pack 6
01 Sublime-Doin’ Time (Marshall Arts Remix) feat. The Pharcyde
02 Beck-Where It’s At (Make Out City) (Remix by Mike Simpson)
03 Rage Against The Machine-Bullet In The Head (Sir Jinx Remix)
04 Propellerheads-Take California & Party feat. Jungle Brothers
05 Filter-Hey Man Nice Shot (Nickel Bag)

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enjoy,
–dirt_dog

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DJ Skipmode & The Illvibe Collective “The Best Of The Native Tongues Mixtape v1”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

If I had any DJing abilities, this is exactly the kind of mix I’d love to make. But since I don’t, may I present to you… DJ Skipmode & The Illvibe Collective “The Best Of The Native Tongues Mixtape v1.” It’s a perfect mix from beginning to end, covering all the bases from the Native Tongues posse. The mix was labeled as 2004, but I can’t find any information about it. If you know anything about this one, please leave me a comment. And if you like to make a donation to DJ Skipmode (and get a free cd) hit him up HERE. Or if you’re in the Philly area and want to connect with The Illvibe Collective, go HERE.

Here is a brief bio about The Illvibe Collective, taken from their blog:
“Since its founding in 2000, ILLVIBE COLLECTIVE has been solidifying its eminence as Philadelphias most prolific, well-respected DJ crew. An amalgam of partyrockers and turntablists extraordinaire whose combined experience totals over a half-century, this five-man family, comprised of Statik, Panek, Phillee Blunt, Lil Dave and Skipmode, has been making an indelible mark on the Illadelph music scene, both individually and as a team. Pick your poison: dance floors, mix tapes or radio airwaves, and its guaranteed that ILLVIBE COLLECTIVE will rock em well — with their loyal, worldwide following as co-signers.”


01 Queen Latifah-Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children

02 Queen Latifah-Dance For ME
03 Monie Love-Monie In The Middle
04 Leaders Of The New School-International Zone Coaster
05 De La Soul-A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
06 NERD-She Wants To Move (Native Tongues Remix)
07 Jungle Brothers-I’ll House You
08 Queen Latifah-Come Into My House
09 Dee Lite-Groove Is In The Heart
10 A Tribe Called Quest-Sucka Nigga
11 Common-Stolen Moments 3
12 De La Soul-Stakes Is High
13 Da Bush Babees-We Run Things
14 A Tribe Called Quest-Electric Relaxation (Remix)
15 Jungle Brothers feat. Q-Tip-On The Road (Remix)
16 Black Sheep-Have You U N E Pull (Remix)
17 Leaders Of The New School-What’s Next (Remix)
18 De La Soul-En Focus
19 A Tribe Called Quest-Steve Biko
20 Jungle Brothers-How You Want It We Got It
21 Black Sheep-Gimme Tha Finga
22 A Tribe Called Quest-Everything Is Fair
23 Common-Soul By The Pound
24 De La Soul feat. ATCQ, Queen Latifah & Monie Love-Buddy (Native Tongue Decision)
25 Leaders Of The New School-Case Of The PTA
26 Monie Love-It’s A Shame
27 De La Soul-I Am I Be
28 A Tribe Called Quest-Push It Along
29 Queen Latifah-Wrath Of My Madness
30 De La Soul-Afro Connections At A Hi 5
31 A Tribe Called Quest-Buggin’ Out
32 Busta Rhymes feat. Q-Tip-The Illvibe (Skipmode Remix)
33 De La Soul-Area
34 Jungle Brothers-Straight Out The Jungle
35 De La Soul feat. Jeff-Macdaddy On The Left
36 DJ Skipmode & The Illvibe Collective-Skit 5


enjoy,
–dirt_dog

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Jungle Brothers – I Got U (CD 2006) Japan

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


In 2002, The Jungle Brothers released their sixth studio album titled “All That We Do”. Did y’all think that it was their last studio album? No, in 2006, The J Beez released a Japan-only studio album titled “I Got U“. I would normally never post new albums but I was thinking that since it hasn’t been scheduled for a release outside of Japan, why not unearth it to you readers? I Got U has a experimental sound to it. The album combines an old school & funky sound from these Rap Legends (since ’87). Mike G is definitely on point each tracks with Baby Bam on the production tip. If you can find it, Buy It! You won’t be dissapointed! Enjoy,

1. Back On The Road
2. Beats On A String
3. Come Down
4. Down Right Funk
5. Funky Magic
6. Back To The Ol Skool
7. My Streets On Fire
8. Ital Stew (Skeewiff Mix)
9. I Got U
10. Sunshine
11. Take It Back
12. We Love You JB’s

Download

–Thomas V

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