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Best Producer on The M.I.C.?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

When Diamond D said he was the best producer on the mic, we kinda agreed with him. Sometimes that self-proclamation just sells itself. When you hear “King of Pop” we all think of just one person. Over the years, many producers have taken a stab at rhyming. DJ Premier started as a rapper before he met Guru. The Alchemist and his buddy Scott Caan were The Whooliganz before ALC became a household name. Today, you have many multi-talented artists who do both very well. Black Milk is a perfect example. El-P another one. Roc Marciano and MF Doom handle most of their production too. This isn’t anything new in hip-hop, the God Rakim did many of his own beats. Legends like Large Professor, Erick Sermon, RZA, Lord Finesse or Havoc have always been equally talented on both ends.

But this poll is about picking just one. Who is the best producer on the mic? Now before you vote, understand, this list could have been as long as Schindler’s if I included everyone. The reality is, this comes down to maybe just a few guys when you truly think about it. And I’m willing to bet whoever you think should be added, isn’t better than the few guys I’m thinking about. It’s not that I don’t recognize many of the newer cats putting in work, but for this poll I went with guys who have been holding it down for decades, not just a few summers. These are guys with healthy track records, impressive catalogs and classics tracks under the belt. These aren’t artists who got a little too drunk one night and spit 16 bars. These are producers/rappers who truly have mastered the art of both. They are the Bo Jacksons of hip-hop.

Remember, you aren’t picking your FAVORITE producer or your FAVORITE rapper in this poll. You’re picking the extremely talented producer who you feel is the BEST rapper in this poll. Essentially, the best producer on the mic!

There can only be one, so who’s it gonna be?

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Take It Personal – Episode 7: Passing The Torch

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Episode 7 might sound more like Drink Champs cuz we were highly intoxicated while recording this, but the music, like always, is on point Phife. We don’t necessarily have a theme this show, but we do focus on MC’s making dope music these days. It’s our passing of the torch episode, so-to-speak. We got joints from Your Old Droog, Nick Grant, Apathy, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano and Milano Constantine to name a few. And it wouldn’t feel right dropping this show on March 9th without paying homage to Biggie, so keep it locked as we try to entertain you once again on Take It Personal.

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 23

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

SLT90s 23

 

It’s been two years since the last Sounds Like The 90’s. No excuses, so let’s just dive right into this. For those not hip to these series, it’s a compilation of recent music that has come over over the past year. The criteria is simple, it either has to sounds like or feature artists from the 90’s. The reality is, there isn’t much music these days that truly sounds like the 90’s, which is probably why it took forever to make Volume 23. Not all, but a lot of music completely misses our radar and that is the purpose of these compilations. Thanks for all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y.  –Jason Gloss

SOUNDS LIKE THE 90’S VOLUME 23

01 Black Eyed Peas – Yesterday
02 De La Soul – God It feat. Nas
03 Slum Village – Right Back feat. De La Soul
04 Oddisee – Belong To The World
05 Skyzoo – Everything’s For Sale
06 Czarface – World Premier feat. Large Professor
07 KRS-ONE – Modern Day Gangsta feat. A.G. & Tragedy Khadafi
08 Capone-N-Noreaga – Foul 120 feat. Raekwon & Tragedy Khadafi
09 Large Professor – Dreams Don’t Die
10 Easy Money – Go Time feat. Action Bronson
11 Supastition – Forever feat. Audessey & Octavio Santos
12 Your Old Droog – Listen
13 Ras Kass & Markis Precise – 5 Fingers of Fresh
14 Rapsody – Jedi Code feat. Phonte & Jay Electronica
15 The Alchemist – Voodoo feat. Action Bronson
16 A$ap Rocky – Back Home feat. Mos Def & Acyde
17 Ghostface Killah – Blackout feat. Raekwon
18 Erick Sermon – Clutch feat. Redman & Method Man

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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 T.R.O.Y Blog Presents: This Is The Remix

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

The T.R.O.Y. Blog team wishes you a Happy New Year.

 

Inspired by philaflava’s thread at the T.R.O.Y. forum.

Good quality rips, amazing and mostly overlooked remixes.

Enjoy!

 

This Is The Remix-3

01. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix)
02. Nine – Ova Confident (Original) [Clean With Bass Version]
03. Special Ed – Freaky Flow (Premier Remix Street Version)
04. Channel Live Mad Izm (Original Buckwild ’95 Remix) Feat. KRS-One
05. Raw Breed – Rabbit Stew (Flame Boiled Mix)
06. Mic Geronimo – Hemmin Heads (Cheeba Mix)
07. King Tee – Black Togetha Again (Marley Marl Remix)
08. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man (Crazy C.’s Swisher Mix)
09. Live Squad – Murderahh (Replay Mix)
10. Top Quality – What (Radio Version Uncut) Feat. 3rd Eye
11. Gauge – Cranium (Remix) Feat. Cella Dwellas
12. Raw Breed – Rampage Outta Control Feat. Kool Keith, Godfather Don & Grandmaster Mel
13. PHD – Set It Part 3 (Mix Tape Remix) Feat. Havoc, Hostyle & Legacy
14. Rampage – Beware Of The Rampsack (Danger Zone Rampsack Remix) (Radio Edit)
15. Sham & The Professor – So-Low-Ist (The Kenny Dope Remix)
16. Motion Man – Mo’ Like Flows On (12inch Mix)
17. The Whooliganz – Put Your Handz Up (QDIII Remix)
18. Masta Ace Inc. – Saturday Night Live (L.A. Jay Remix)
19. A Lighter Shade Of Brown – Spill The Wine (Muggs Wine Mix)
20. Black Sheep – Try Counting Sheep (Caveman Funky Organ 7inch)
21. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Funkmaster Flex Mix)
22. Red Hot Lover Tone – Give It Up (Diamond D Remix)
23. Digital Underground – The Return Of The Crazy One (Lean Butter-Bean Remix)
24. Illegal – Back In The Day (Rowdy Main Mix)
25. Punk Barbarians – Bubblin’ – R&Bubbles Mix
26. Street Poets – Skinz (Remix)
27. INI – Fakin Jax (Rude Youth Mix) Feat. Mekolitious & Pete Rock
28. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
29. Mic Geronimo – Wherever You Are (Remix)
30. Guru – Lifesaver (DJ Premier Remix)
31. Dark Sun Riders – Time To Build (Ultra Marsalis Remix)
32. Ras Kass – Won’t Catch Me Runnin’ (Special Moet Mix)
33. Solo – Heaven (Straight Hip Hop Joint) Feat. Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, Young Zee, The Almighty Arrogant & Rufus Blaq
 
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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90’s Vol. 21

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

SLT90s 21-front

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.

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Jus’ Jeepin’ – 1993 Compilation

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Thanks to Jazarino and Hqhiphop for posting this up. Looks like a janky compilation from some fly-by-night label in the 90s. Nonetheless, the track list knocks and I didn’t even know a few of these remixes existed. Still, no Jeep compilation is complete without Uncle LL. Just saying. –Philaflava

01 Main Source – Live At The Barbeque (Original Cookout Mix)
02 U.M.C.’s – Blue Cheese (U-N-I-Verse-All Mix)
03 Heavy D. & The Boyz – You Can’t See What I Can See
04 Organized Konfusion – Fudge Pudge (Bob T Mix)
05 Fu-Schnickens – True Fuschnick (Shaheed’s Fix)
06 Gang Starr – DWYCK
07 A.D.L. – Daddy
08 Little Shawn – I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time) (Big Bottom Remix)
09 Father MC – Lisa Baby (Hip Hop Fat Mix)
10 A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
11 Dr. Dre introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg – Deep Cover (Soundtrack Mix)
12 Nasty Nas – Half Time (LP Version)
13 Ice Cube – Horny Lil’ Devil
14 Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man (The Killer Mix)

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90’s Vol. 20

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Back with a 22 shot banger. Our biggest compilation to date and hopefully you’ll agree one of the best. On 20 you’ll hear the return of Tragedy, Cella Dwellas and Showbiz & A.G. as a group. Sean Price ripping the same beat found on the “Ultimate MC Rush” he once appeared on with Saukrates. Some Preem and Alchemist beats and of course the back end of the mix takes you into a chill state with the help of Blu, Superstar Quamallah and Willie Evans Jr (formerly Asamov). Shots to both dirt_dog and Strategy for the help as always. –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 20

01 Soulbrotha – Real Mcees feat. Blaq Poet, NYG’z & Krumb Snatcha
02 Blaq Poet – Bushmaster (Remix) feat. Roc Marciano & Wais P
03 Roc Marciano – Jaws
04 Showbiz & A.G. – Suspended Animation
05 Maffew Ragazino – Short Yellow Bus Theory
06 Tragedy Khadafi – Narcotic Lines
07 Neek The Exotic – Guess Who feat. Large Professor
08 Soulbrotha – Beats By The Pounds feat. Large Professor & Nutso
09 Timeless Truth – True Grit feat. Sean Price
10 Hassan Mackey & Apollo Brown – Volume
11 Wyld Bunch – Back In The Dayz
12 Royce Da 5’9″ – Second Place (prod. DJ Premier)
13 Apathy – Stop What Ya Doin’ feat. Celph Titled (prod. DJ Premier)
14 Cella Dwellas – I Put It Down
15 DJ Doom – Flatline feat. Pace Won, Nutso, Punchline & F.T.
16 Meyhem Lauren – Steak With A Glass Of Red
17 Roc Marciano – Hoard 90 (prod. The Alchemist)
18 Blu – Doo Whop feat. Planet Asia & Killa Ben (prod. The Alchemist)
19 Superstar Quamallah – Manhattan Reflections feat. DeQawn
20 Doomstarks (MF Doom & Ghostface Killah) – Victory Laps (Madvillainz Remix)
21 Willie Evans Jr – Moon Foot
22 Myth – My Summertime Jam feat. MC Eiht

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 19

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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Cormega, Large Pro, Craig G, Neek The Exotic: Live in NYC (Video)

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

This appears to have gone down very recently, perhaps this weekend at Tamany Hall, NYC. That’s a lot of Queens legends sharing one stage. It’s definitely nice to see Cormega, Large Professor, Craig G and Neek The Exotic having fun and ripping mics after all of these years. Enough talking, just peep the video.

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