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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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
Vol. 3 after the jump (more…)
It’s been an awfully long time since we last dropped Sounds Like The 90’s, 586 days to be exact.
Moving forward I will be doing my best to produce this series every 6-8 weeks. It’s hard gathering select tracks because as many of you know, there just isn’t a lot of music these days that remind us of the 90s.
I make these compilations because it represents where we are today. It usually contains tracks that emphasize an era in which we all know will more than likely never be duplicated again. Some tracks on these compilations contain contemporary music that might have a slight hint of that era. Others, well it may just contain an artist that was very relevant from the 90s. Overall, these are put together to showcase today’s music as a music time capsule.
So, whether you like one track, ten tracks or all of them, enjoy these compilations for what they are. While terms like “exclusives” have become extinct due to new age technology and the blogsophere, we do our best to hand pick relatively newer material.
Enjoy 21 and sorry for the wait.