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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

D-Nice Television: True Hip Hop Stories Pt. 2

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

This is nothing else than amazing footage.

We have used only one interview so far from D-Nice TV, and was an interview with Dres, during our Native Tongue month.
Well now it’s about time point you, if you haven’t seen it so far, with all of those amazing interview, which will bring you back in the days for a minute.
Enjoy and thanks to D-Nice for this footage and we can only say, keep ’em coming.
“This is the story of a homeless rapper I met on the streets of Brooklyn. I feel for him because it’s quite obvious he suffered a great deal as a child. I don’t agree with how he lived his life but everyone deserves to be forgiven”.
–Markshot

Class Act (1992) Starring Kid ‘N Play (VHS)

Monday, March 15th, 2010



1992’s Class Act was hip hop duo Kid N’ Play‘s first and only movie together that wasn’t part of the House Party series. It is the third of four films starring Kid ‘N Play following House Party (1990) and House Party 2 (1991), and preceding House Party 3 (1994). Duncan Pinderhughes (Kid) is a straight cut bookworm and Blade Brown (Play) is a troubled teen fresh out of jail. The two start high school under weird circumstances when they’re school records are switched. Pinderhughes ended up being placed in a class of roughnecks while Brown went to the more established honor roll classes. When they learn of the mistake and confront each other, they try to use the mishap to their advantage to straighten out their problems.For example, Pinderhughes, because he was nonathletic, needed to pass gym and Brown just needed grades in general. What’s crazy about this movie is that, it still hasn’t been released on DVD. The only way to get this movie is to buy the original VHS… Fortunately someone was great enough to rip this movie from their own tape and put it up online. Props to that person! Now, Enjoy!

Duncan: Did you hear me? I said that was stupid.
Blade: Did you hear me? I said, “Thanks.”
Duncan: Are you deaf?
Blade: [misunderstood as “def”] Man, I’m the defest brotha on this block!
Duncan: YOU’RE deaf?
Blade: [still misunderstood as “def”] That’s right.
Duncan: [turns head] I think Blade Brown is the biggest asshole on the planet.
[Blade smacks Duncan upside the head]
Duncan: Hey! You’re not deaf!

Download

— Thomas V

Bonus: Kid ‘N’ Play – Slippin’ (Live) @ Yo MTV Raps 1991

R.I.P. Apache

Friday, January 22nd, 2010


Flavor Unit emcee Apache, born Anthony Teaks, passed away after a protracted illness. Shakim Compere, CEO and Co-Founder of Flavor Unit Records, remembered Apache, “Without Apache there would have been no Queen Latifah, no Naughty By Nature, no Chill Rob G., no anything” Compere told AllHipHop.com. “Apache was the string that tied all of Flavor Unit together. Without Apache none of this would be.”

R.I.P. Apache


BumpyKnuckles
R.I.P Apache!! Salute To A Real Passionate EMCEE U Will BE MISSED! THIS 1 Hit THEOG HARD! WHOA! YOU WILL BE MISSED.

QtipTheAbstract
R.I.P. To my brotha APACHE.. Together we made a dope lil hiphop joint… He was a real stand up dude…

ChipFu
Man I had the op to work with apache during the roll wit the flavor joint. REST IN PEACE TO MY FLAVOR UNIT BROTHER” APACHE” condolences2fam

MrEdLover
– My heart is heavy. Apache has passed away. He came 2 see me perform last month @ Carolines Comedy club…RIP!

djscratch
RIP Apache. He wrote for Latifah after Treach stopped writing for her. The only Black Man that called you a BITCH & you didn’t get mad.

djdoowop
R.I.P.Apache – not only the pen behind alotta Latifah’s raps but a good person

djdnice
RIP #APACHE – (Gangsta Bitch) Flavor Unit!

mobrocka (Monie Love)
RIP APACHE OG REAL SH!T TALKER first Emcee to have a hit record talking bout the REALIST hood chick around the way ” KEEP YA SOULTRAIN HO !

djhotday
R.I.P. APACHE, THANKS FOR THE GOOD MUSIC YOU LEFT US DJ’s TO PLAY

RAtheRuggedMan
“if I was deaf, dumb, blind, stupid, lame, Handicapped, crippled and pussy was my middle name- you couldn’t beat me” – Apache (1991)

MicGeronimo
R.I.P to my boy Apache. He was a very good dude man. Very cool person.

SonOfMaestro
I had the pleasure of knowng Apache while workng on The Lost Tribe of Shabazz. He was the unsung heart & soul of the Unit.

SadatX
Dam , I knew Apache 2!! We losing a lot of brothers! Life is a true blessing

jrocc
Also. RIP Apache. Had the funniest promo shirt that said. “Kill The White People” then on the back “But Buy My Record First”

— Thomas V

I will be posting a compilation I’m doing right now in remembrance of Apache.

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

Strapped (Starring Fredro Starr) (1993)

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

For the Hip-Hop heads, this movie is for you. If you like movies like Who’s The Man where you see a lot of Hip-Hop Cameos, “Strapped” features appearances by Busta Rhymes, Das EFX, Chi-Ali, Sticky Fingaz, Monie Love, Yo-Yo, Kool Moe Dee, and Fredro Starr as the supporting character. The setting, soundtrack, and the clothes will all take you back to the 1993 New York scene.

For the Movie heads, it’s Forest Whitaker’s first directed movie. It also stars Bokeem Woodbine in his film debut. Strapped reminds me a lot to Clockers as far as the setting.

Here’s the Plot:
“Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop(Michael Biehn) to turn in local gun dealers. However, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing.” Written by Humberto Amador

Download (2 Parts, 500MB each)
Part 1
Part 2

–Thomas V