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Take It Personal: Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Episode 9 might be titled the Calm Before The Storm, but it’s anything but. Our next show will be a DJ Premier tribute, so we wanted to take a short break from the tributes and get back to the traditional potpourri show. Special guest, Aaron Wade, sat in with us as we discussed and dissed each other’s Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore. We also announced the winner of our Evolution of The B-Boy Sticker pack contest and play some ridiculously dope music from Mobb Deep, Jeru The Damaja, Brand Nubian, Kool G. Rap, Gang Starr, Ice Cube, Das EFX, People Under The Stairs, Insight, J-Zone and Supastition. Plus, we threw in some new jawns by King Magnetic, Kendrick Lamar and a special K-Def/DJ 360 Beneficence remix. So, while you’re listening. think of who you’d put on your Mount Rushmore and then share your picks with us in the comment section. RIP Don Rickles!

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Take It Personal Podcast (Episode 1)

Friday, November 4th, 2016

We finally did it. It’s been years in the making but here is the return of The Philaflava Show (sorta) with co-hosts Kevlar, DJ 360 and Jason Gloss. If you enjoy good music and good laughs, check it out. Youtube and iTunes downloads will be available shortly. Stay  tuned! –Philaflava

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Moet Drinking, Marijuana Smoking Street Dweller

Monday, April 7th, 2014
We first hit you with “Brothers Want To Hang With The Meth.” A 14 track Method Man sample compilation and now we’re back with one for Mr. Nasir Jones. We could create dozens of compilations comprised of all Nas samples, especially material off Illmatic, but we took 18 old and new joints and threw them together for you. Peace to dirt_dog for always cooking up some marvelous images. We hope you enjoy our 2nd installment in our sample compilation. –Philaflava
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T.R.O.Y. Presents 
Moet Drinking, Marijuana Smoking Street Dweller
01 Jay-Z – Dead Presidents (Original) (CDS – 1996)
02 O.C. – Born 2 Live (Eclipse Remix) (Eclipse Remixes Circa 94 – 2004)
03 Mic Geronimo – Hemmin Heads (Shit’s Real 12”  – 1993)
04 Kool G. Rap – 4, 5, 6 (4, 5, 6 – 1995)
05 Real Live – Real Live Shit (The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama – 1996)
06 Big L – Ebonics (The Big Picture (1974-1999) – 2000)
07 De La Soul – Vocabulary Spills (Smell The DA.I.S.Y. – 2014)
08 Darc Mind – I’m Ill (Symptomatic Of A Greater Ill – 2006)
09 Jeru The Damaja – Invasion (New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 – 1995)
10 Pete Rock – Half Man Half Amazin feat. Method Man (Soul Survivor – 1998)
11 Deda – Press Rewind (The Original Baby Pa – 2003)
12 Black Attack – Correct Technique feat. Problemz (My Crown 12” – 1997)
13 Basement Khemists – Correct Technique (Beyond Real Experience – 1999)
14 Nuthouse – Correct Technic feat. Diamondback & Planetary (Good Vibe Recordings – 2000)
15 Laster – Searchin 4 Meaning (Searchin 4 Meaning 12” – 1998)
16 Jigmastas – Beyond Real (Beyond Real 12” – 1996)
17 Lexicon – Nikehead (It’s The L!! – 2001)
18 Raekwon – Sneakers (Immobilarity – 1999)
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Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Tracks (’92-95)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Six years ago, with the help of 8 other folks on Philaflava.com, we put together a list of our Top 100 Obscure Tracks. The list went viral and the blogosphere was laced with 100 mp3s that spread like wildfire across all blogs, message boards and websites alike. I love obscure shit. Who doesn’t like to be different, especially when it comes to music?

Everybody would always play the same radio singles, but you’d look for that one album cut nobody was checking for. Maybe it was that a b-side or that cassette single only remix. I love guest features. I’m a sucker for a good 90s collabo. The beauty of the music is not only enjoying it, but discovering it as well. Having it all to yourself, while you feel the rest of the world is on some other shit. It’s that feeling that I always yearned for when it comes to my hip-hop. It’s also the main reason I preferred The Source’s Fat Tape section over anything else in that mag. Though, many of the tracks listed in Fat Tape went on to become singles themselves.

The T.R.O.Y. squad has always been adamant about focusing on a specific era in hip-hop, most of us would consider it the “2nd” Golden Age we’ve had. I personally love ’92-95. To me, those were the prime years. It’s hard to match the production, get away with the sampling and really, come with the same energy today.

When I’m bored with music I always find myself going back to those 4 years. They never let me down and despite some of the music aging poorly or now that I’m older, I realize many of these lyrics were downright embarrassing, there is still something very cool about this era.  So with that said, I have put together a list of my 250 favorite obscure tracks from 1992-1995. 1996 had tons of great shit too, but to me, it was the beginning of that whole indie movement and it would take this list from 250 to 500 rather easily. One thing I’ve realized while compiling this list is that I am enamored with D.I.T.C. production, with the exception of Primo, Pete Rock, Diamond D and The Beatnuts, Buckwild completely owned shit in the 90s. I still don’t understand how he isn’t higher on most peoples list. The man always been incredible.

I used the word obscure loosely here, because we all know its subjective. B-sides, remixes, posse cuts, guest features and random album cuts make up my list.  I’ll do my best to work on getting up some of those mp3s, though I am sure many of you probably already have them. Let me know what some of your favorite “obscure” cuts are from the golden age, I’m sure I am forgetting some. — Philaflava

 Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Songs (’92-95)

250. Sha’Dasious – Da Whole Shabang feat. Ram Squad, 50 Grand, Tasc-4rce
249. Preacher Earl & The Ministry ‎– Return Of The Body Snatcha
248. Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
247. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – The Sleeper
246. Kirk – Uptown Style feat. Ski
245. Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
244. MC Eiht – All For The Money (1/2 Oz. Remix)
243. Special Ed – Rukus
242. Lin Que – Let It Fall
241. Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It
240. Double X Posse – He Asked For It
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The Greatest Rapper of All-Time

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

This topic can’t be done enough. Well it can, and it is, but every year its fun to see what people are thinking. I included just about everyone who I feel is probably worthy of a vote or two. This isn’t a definitive list and I’m sure somebody is going to suggest Big Pun or 2Pac. And in the words of the great Eddie Murphy “Haha very funny muthafucka.”  Surely, none of those dudes have a shot at winning this when you have the god Rakim up in here. Voice, delivery, content, originality, influence, catalog and longevity. Think about that when voting for who you feel is the GOAT.

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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

 

 

Which is your favorite collaboration?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Not ever, but from our list. There are so many great collabos that it’s impossible to consolidate for just one poll. We’ll run a few more polls but for now choose wisely. And don’t forget to check out 150 track Spotify playlist featuring some of our favorite collabs ever.

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Return of The Boom-Bap (The T.R.O.Y. Blog mix)

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

For all of our Spotify users out there, our lil’ bro blog OpinionatedJay has put together 4 really cohesive mixes covering a few different themes such as indie rap, collaborations and posse cuts to quintessential Boom-Bap hip-hop. Check them out and subscribe to the ones you like because we’ll continue adding to these playlists as more tracks become available via Spotify.

And don’t forget to give us a like on Facebook. Our new page will bring you all things Philaflava so you can stay on top of the latest forum threads, SteadyBloggin and of course The T.R.O.Y. blog.


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M.O.P – Remixes, B-Sides & Non-Album Tracks Vol. 2 & 3

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Thanks to Thereallex for putting this joint together. It’s one 1 of 8 volumes we’ll be bringing you of M.O.P. remixes, b-sides and non-album tracks. Be sure to send him your thanks on the forum and be on the look out for volume 2 coming at cha. —Philaflava

M.O.P – Remixes, B-Sides & Non-Album Tracks Vol. 2

01 – Roc La Famillia(Main) Ft Jay-Z , Memphis Bleek
02 – The Life Ft Gangstarr
03 – Bk To La Ft Xzibit
04 – Watch How It Go Down (Rmx) Ft Termanology and Papoose
05 – Pounds up (Remix)
06 – 4 Life Ft Gangstarr (Slight differences in the mix)
07 – Stand Clear (Matrix & Fierce Vip Remix) Ft Adam F
08 – 718 Ft Cormega
09 – Life Ft Guru and Stiken Moov
10 – Call An Ambulance (Remix) Ft Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga
11 – U Dont Know (Remix) Ft Jay-Z
12 – Sit Em Back Slow Ft Az
13 – Pounds Up (Remix)
14 – Sufferin’ (Feat. Rave & Fizzy Wo)
17 – 4 My Peeps Remix Ft Red Hot Lover Tone Organized Konfusion, Biggie Smalls
18 – Keepin It Gangsta (Remix) Ft Fabolous
19 – My Kinda Nigga (Unreleased version)
20 – Stress Ya’ll (Rare and Exclusive – Bootleg Vinyl version)

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