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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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Groove Merchantz (Godfather Don & V.I.C.) Compilation Vol. 1+2

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

I came across this amazing post by claaa7 on the T.R.O.Y. forums this morning and knew immediately I had to share it with our blog family. For those that don’t know, the Groove Merchantz were a production team consisting of Godfather Don and V.I.C.

While Don went on to do a lot of stuff with Kool Keith, The Mighty V.I.C. worked a lot with The Beanuts, giving us some of their best work to date. Check out both volumes and enjoy. Peace to Claa7 and be sure to send him thanks if you’re a forum member or frequent his blog. –Philaflava

GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 1

01. Bas Blasta – “Dangerous” [Groove Merchantz]
02. House Of Pain – “On Point” [Groove Merchantz Remix]
03. Kurious – “Mansion & A Yacht” [Groove Merchantz]
04. Jemini – “Funk Soul Sensation” [Godfather Don Remix]
05. Scaramanga – “Group War 2000” [Godfather Don]
06. Artifacts – “The Interview” [V.I.C.]
07. DJ Honda Ft. Cuban Link, AL, JuJu & Missin’ Linx – “On The Mic” [V.I.C.]
08. MC Lyte – “Ruffneck” [Beatnuts Remix by V.I.C. & JuJu]
09. Godfather Don – “Properties Of Steel”
10. Rawcotiks – “Live That I Live” [V.I.C.]
11. Raw Breed – “”Rabbit Stew” [Godfather’s Flame Boiled Mix]
12. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Raise It Up” [Godfather Don]
13- Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
14. Missin’ Linx – “Missin’ In Action” [V.I.C.]
15. Godfather Don – “Burn”
16. Kurious – “Spell It With A J (Jorge)” [V.I.C.]
17. Godfather Don Ft. Sir Menelik- “No Competition”

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GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 2

01. Nas – “One Love” (Ft. Sadat X) [Groove Merchantz Remix]
02. Bas Blasta – “The Rhythm” (Ft. Lord Finesse, Fat Joe & JuJu) [Groove Merchantz]
03. Rawcotiks – “Real Heads” [Groove Merchantz]
04. Big Punisher/Terror Squad – “Brave in the Heart” [V.I.C.]
05. Artifacts – “That’s Them” [V.I.C.]
06. Cenobites – “I Was Forgotten” [Godfather Don]
07. Casual – “Same O.G.” [V.I.C.]
08. Royal Flush – “It’s Royal Flush” [Godfather Don]
09. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Saga Of The Dandy, The Devil & Day” [Godfather Don Remix]
10. Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
11. DJ Clue Ft. Mobb Deep & Noyd – “The Professional” [V.I.C.]
12. Infamous Mobb Ft. Prodigy & Noyd – “Killa Queens” [V.I.C.]
13. Screwball Ft. Prodigy & Godfather Don – “The Heat is On Remix” [G.D.]
14. Non Phixion Ft. Hostyle – “Don’t Get Beside Yourself” [V.I.C.]
15. Godfather Don – “Memories”
16. Stretch & Bobbito Ft. Black Thought, Absolute, Common & P. Monch – “Live From the Stretch & Bobbito Show” [V.I.C.]

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Rastas & Rappers (50 Tracks)

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Reggae and hip-hop have always had a good relationship. Below you’ll find 50 tracks put together by Philaflava’s own Peanut Butter for your listening pleasures. There are 2 parts to this mix, so be sure to download both files. –Philaflava

Part 1:
1. Super Cat & Heavy D- Dem No Worry We
2. Gyptian & Nicki Minaj- Hold Yuh (remix)
3. Damian Marley & Nas- Road To Zion
4. A$AP Ferg, Busta Rhymes, Migos & Shabba Ranks- Shabba (remix)
5. Eve, Damian Marley & Stephen Marley- No, No, No (remix)
6. KRS-One, Mad Lion, Fat Joe, Jeru The Damaja, Smiff N Wessun & Doug E. Fresh- 1, 2 Pass It
7. Noreaga, Capone & Wayne Marshall- Anything Goes
8. Super Cat & Method Man- Scalp Dem
9. Mavado & Busta Rhymes- So Blessed (remix)
10. Snoop, Mavado & Popcaan- Lighters Up
11. Grand Puba & Shaggy- Why You Treat Me So Bad
12. Shyne & Barrington Levy- Bad Boys
13. Foxy Brown & Sizzla- Come Fly With Me
14. KRS-One & Shabba Ranks- The Jam
15. Brand Nubian & Red Foxx- Black Star Line
16. Bounty Killer & Raekwon- Warface
17. Super Cat, Junior Reid & Busta Rhymes- Change Just Like The Weather
18. GURU, True Master & Ini Kamoze- Medicine
19. Buju Banton & Cam’ron- Sweetness
20. Ice-T & Black Uhuru- Tip Of The Iceberg
21. Cormega & Vybz Kartel- Dangerous
22. T.I. & Beenie Man- I’m Serious
23. Damian Marley & Black Thought- Pimper’s Paradise
24. Bounty Killer, Big Noyd & Mobb Deep- Deadly Zone
25. DMX, Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas- Shottas

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T.R.O.Y. & Certified Dope Apparel Present – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 22

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It’s been a constant struggle to produce these lately, manly because I always feel I’m at an impasse with the selections. Is it too new sounding? Is it too dated? Is the quality of the mp3 good? Then of course, there is always, isn’t this track kinda played out by now?

I know it’s hard to believe, but I really do put in work selecting, sequencing and creating the overall package for your CD-r or iTunes. This time around T.R.O.Y. and Certified Dope Apparel bring you volume 22, a compilation that features a collection of tracks that we feel exemplifies just how great hip-hop has been, even if a few joints are slightly aged by now.

15+ years ago Ecko used to give mixtapes out with the purchase of their clothes. I never did rock much Ecko, but I made sure to rock those mixtapes. It was an ingenious idea by Mark Milecofsky Mark Ecko. Now 100 million dollars later you have Eckō Unltd. Not that we’re expecting to reach those levels but we feel we have something special with these 3 great collaborative shirts with Certified Dope. And of course, purchase or no purchase, we hope you enjoy our latest offering,  the Sounds Like The 90’s Vol. 22 .

Vol. 22 takes us back in time, so extract the file, burn to a disc (56 mins total) or add to your playlist. Spread the word, spread the file and let’s celebrate hip-hop music.  I hope you enjoy Sounds Like The 90’s as much as I do creating them, even if it’s sometimes a challenge. –PhilaflavabomockbiggercousinmockbiggersologreymockbiggersolotankbiggerCLICK HERE TO ENTER STORE

Certified Dope & T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90′s Vol. 22

1. Prince Paul Intro
2. De La Soul – Get Away
3. Prodigy & ALC – R.I.P. feat. Havoc & Raekwon
4. Fat Joe – Your Honor feat. Action Bronson (prod. DJ Premier)
5. Sauce Money – Just Nice feat. DJ Premier
6. Da Buze Bruvaz – Unsportsman Like Conduct
7. 14K – Live From Pimpstead feat. Roc Marciano
8. Slum Village – Rock Rock feat. Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Jazzy Jeff
9. Raekwon – T.U.R.K.E.Y. feat. Mic Geronimo & The Kid Daytona
10. Roc Marciano – Ruff Town feat. Cormega
11. Ka – Off The Record
12. True Master – Batman & Robin feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
13. Common Interlude
14. Kid Tsunami – Catch Wreck feat. O.C.
15. Marco Polo – 3 O’Clock feat. Organized Konfusion
16. Jeru The Damaja – Solar Flares (prod. Large Professor)
17. Grand Daddy I.U. – She Said feat. Sadat X
18. Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix) feat. LL Cool J & Lloyd Banks

Running Time: 56 minutes

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510 Studios: The Terrordome That Inspired A Nation Of Millions

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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Listening to Roc Marciano’s recent appearance on the Combat Jack Show, I was pleasantly surprised to hear mention of the legendary 510 Studios, a Hempstead, Long Island-based recording space that was founded by Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and frequented during its day by such hip-hop luminaries as Leaders of the New School and Mobb Deep, as well as several other local artists, including Son of Bazerk, Sugar Bear, Kings of Pressure and Underground Brigade. Apparently, during this time Roc would also hang out there recording demos. I’d heard the place’s name brought up in interviews before, but after this latest reference, I decided to dig a little deeper. I was further surprised to see that despite the prestige of its founders and clientele, the studio is almost totally forgotten online. The only substantial source I could find on its history is the video below, a trailer for an “upcoming documentary” directed by Earl Holder, CEO of Peripheral Enterprises and the man behind Synthetic Substitution: The Life Story Of Melvin Bliss — not to be confused with Earle Holder, chief mastering engineer for Public Enemy and owner of Atlanta-based HDQTRZ Master Studios.

Seeing that the video was uploaded back in October 2010 and that the film still isn’t listed on IMDB (or mentioned anywhere else on the web for that matter), I wondered if it had ever been released or even finished. So I contacted Earl, who was kind enough to inform me that he had indeed “completed the documentary in April of this year, just before Public Enemy got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” All he’s waiting on now is a score, hopefully to be provided by Bomb Squad producers Eric Sadler and Paul “Omari” Shabazz. When a release date is set, we at TROY will surely be among the first to let you know, but until then the best we can do is enjoy the trailer and continue to ensure that 510 Studios’ legacy is preserved through our appreciation for the music that was created there.

One last note: though the studios have long since closed, the building itself remains standing. As a matter of fact, I work not far from there. The picture up top was taken during my lunch break.

-Samuel Diamond

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

Sunday, April 14th, 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

01 – Premier Intro
02 – Rawness Ft Teflon
03 – Comin At Cha Ft Teflon
04 – Warfare Ft Afu-Ra
05 – NHB Ft Tommy Tee and Royal Flush-Street
06 – Pounds Up Ft DITC
07 – It’s The Ones Ft PMD
08 – Know Da Game Ft Kool G Rap and Mobb Deep
09 – Sit Em Back Slow Ft Az
10 – Crossfire Ft Afu-Ra
11 – Legendary Street Team Ft Kool G Rap
12 – Annihilation Ft Blackmoon and Teflon
13 – My Kind Of Nigga Ft Heather B
14 – Who Got Gunz Ft Gangstarr
15 – Dr. Feelgood Ft Kid Capri, Nine, Nice & Smooth, Ill Al Skratch
16 – No Doubt Ft Das EFX and Teflon
17 – Bizness VS Friendship feat. Gangstarr
18 – NHB Remix feat Tommy Tee and Royal Flush
19 – Rugged Never Smooth (Premier Remix)
20 – Pounds Up – (Sagace Remix)

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T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Meyhem Lauren

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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If you’ve been following T.R.O.Y. for awhile it’s no secret we’ve been day one supporters of Meyhem Lauren, so it was only natural we ask the big homie to help set-off  Guest Blogger for ’13 with his Top 10 Grimiest NYC Tracks of All-Time.

Do yourself a favor and get acquainted with one of the realest and truest throwbacks hip-hop has today. Check out his debut double album Self Induced Illness available  on Amazon. You can also download his two must-own mixtapes Respect The Fly right here or Mandatory Brunch Meetings here. –Philaflava

10) Onyx – Walk in New York
“NYPD CAN SUCK MY DICK!”
 9) ODB – Brooklyn Zoo
Dirty sets the tone of the song from the second that it starts.
 8) Shabazz The Disciple – Crime Saga
This record is perhaps the most detailed and descriptive crime story ever. Shabazz has a flow that is unmatched on this record.
7)  Cormega Feat. Mike Delorian – Fuck Nas
Even though this track was a diss record specifically about Nas and nature it embodies the general sound of that grimy Queens NYC rap that raised me. “Fuck gold chains and sneakers I had that when cocaine was cheaper”
6) M.O.P. – Cold Word
“Slum ass wanna be hard ass nigga / cornball butter soft lard ass nigga!” Nobody keeps in grimier then Fame and Billy I could have picked 10 M.O.P. songs if I wanted to compose this list but I decided to go with this one. “It’s a cold world so bitch nigga dress warm!”
5) Tragedy Khadafi Feat. Imam Thug – True Confessions
“Clappin Co’s bustin PO’s right in their knee caps” Not only is this track a grimey NYC street life anthem but the skill level and wordplay that Trag and Imam hit you in the head with is flawless. This beat epitomizes the sound of real inner city gorilla rap.
4) 50 Cents – Thicker Then Water
 “Move during the jux you know I’m gon’ shoot so you gonna pay me or the hospital duke/ don’t call me to feature I don’t wanna rap with ya I brought my knife in the club I came to scrap with ya!
3) Capone & Noreaga Bloody Money.
Even though Parole violators has the grimiest lyrics on the War Report ” Bloody Money is undisputably a NYC street anthem and should be listened to at a high volume while drinking Hennessy or cleaning a fire arm.
2)  Kool G Rap – Take ‘Em To War Feat. MF Grimm &  B One
Take em to war “Grimm gimmie the infrared and semi and I’m puttin red dots on niggas foreheads and making muthafuckas Indian you got beef go get yourself a wreath because its murder cause I put holes in my beef like fuckin white castle burgers.”
 1) Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. 2
This record was special not only because the production and rhymes were flawless but because it was also a commercial success and caused a whole wave of NYC street anthems to drop soon after.
–@MeyhemLauren

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Mobb Deep – Shook Ones (Beat Bop Scholar 90’s Blend)

Friday, July 27th, 2012

One time TROY contributor Beat Bop Scholoar hit us with a new blend last night.

“Type of joint you would of seen on a 90’s NY Mixtape. I mixed Shook Ones with Da Youngsta’s I’ll Make You Famous instrumental. Share your thoughts/likes… Spread it! I know Shook Ones had been done to death but I wanted to do this cause I had a feeling it would come out dope!”

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dirt_dog

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Tru Comers: Vaporized Blends

Thursday, June 14th, 2012


A brand new vaporized blend project. Don’t sleep.

In case you’re not familiar with Tru Comers (aka Sperrow and X-Pert) they’re a Swiss production crew, but their sound is pure mid 90s NYC boom-bap rawness.

Hopefully I’ve managed to do some justice to their 2011 instrumental EP with these blends.

Props to Verge and dirt_dog for going out of their way to help put this together, and to Tru Comers for giving this project the all clear… Enjoy

01 Heltah Skeltah – Midnight Madness (Tru Comers – Madness)
02 Royal Flush – QU (Tru Comers – New World)
03 Canibus, Bekay & Chino XL – Do This (Tru Comers – In Yo Face)
04 Cash Brown, Matt Fingaz, Agallah, Sean Price & Labba – Clubber Lang (Tru Comers – Only A Few)
05 Lizzo ft. Louieville Sluggah – Game Recognize Game (Tru Comers – Mind Space)
06 Dutchmassive, Apathy, Majik Most, C-Rayz Walz, Celph Titled & Louis Logic – The Hook (Tru Comers – Get Da Cream)
07 Doujah Raze – Irish Cream (Tru Comers – DoublePenetration)
08 Poison Pen ft. MOP – Magnifique (Tru Comers – Wicked)
09 Mobb Deep ft. Rakim & Big Noyd – Hoodlum (Tru Comers – Simple And Plain)
10 Bumpy Knuckles – BAP (Tru Comers – We Don’t Play)

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cheers,
–dirt_dog

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An Introduction to Dj Nastee: “The Resume”

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

This mixtape actually has a video promo for it, click here and watch.

Those of you who remember the name Dj Nastee, it’s probably from his work with Hard 2 Obtain. Or maybe from some of the renowned demos he produced that got play on Stretch and Bobbito. We’ll get to those at another time. Get the links after the jump. (more…)

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