Posts Tagged ‘native tongues’

Pick Your Favorite Q-Tip Collaboration

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Let’s face it, Tip has been around for along time so this list could easily be as long as Schindler’s. I took the liberty of narrowing it down to make the decision process a tad easier on you guys.

Pick your favorite collabo that appears in poll listed below. OpJay has also created a 60+ Q-Tip playlist featuring production all the way to the best Q-Tip features. It includes music from Mobb Deep, Janet Jackson, Organized Konfusion, Cypress Hill, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., Run-DMC, The Black Eyed Peas, Slum Village, Stanley Clarke, Mos Def, Beastie Boys and The Brand New Heavies to name a few. Check it out and vote wisely.

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Spin Doctor vs. De La Soul – Brakes Is High

Friday, October 5th, 2012


Snagged this mix from the good blokes over at Dephect Clothing. In their own words:

A chronological blend of over 60 De La Soul classics and the original breaks used to create them from their first four albums; ’3 Feet High & Rising’, ‘De La Soul Is Dead’, ‘Buhloon Mindstate’ & ‘Stakes Is High’ & coming in at around 1 hour 45 mins this is a must for anyone with a love of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul & the art of sampling.

While this isn’t quite the monumental feat of sample source remixing that A Tribute to the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique was, it is a nice mix to enjoy over the weekend. Click here to download.

-Samuel Diamond

Kid Hood “Drop The Bomb” (update: It’s Not A Demo, technically)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

One who is in spiritual essence.

Courtesy of Verge’s fly “Live From The Living Room” YouTube Channel:

Thanks to Steve Brock, Nobs and Aleph from the T.R.O.Y. forum at philaflava for this one. Also Stretch and Bobbito and El-P. Most heads always thought that the only verse Kid Hood ever dropped was on the Scenario remix since he was supposedly killed within two weeks of dropping the verse in the studio. So we have no idea when this was recorded or if there’s anymore out there. I had this on a Stretch n Bob tape that I lost within days. I always remembered it because of the hook and sample but I never realized that it was Kid Hood.

 

Download “Drop The Bomb” along with other Stretch and Bobbito rarities demo joints here.

CORRECTION: It’s not actually a demo, but an El-P produced “remix” of an acapella. Read more. — The editors.

Trugoy The Dove – Roadrunner

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Well, first of all thanks to Roy Johnson for discovering this track.

Second, in case you missed it in Roy’s De La Soul Is Dead Ear Rarities post from our Native Tongue Month, here it is now.

Track came out of Stretch & Bobbito rarities tape. We don’t know exact story behind this, but since Trugoy is credited with writing the lyrics to the song, we can safely assume he recorded this as a reference vocal track for Chi-Ali.

Enjoy!

–>Download Trugoy The Dove – Roadrunner<–

–Markshot

The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs – MP3s

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

You wanted it, now you’re getting it! We’ve been bombarded with this request since the list dropped so without further ado here are the mp3s (+ bonuses) for you all. Remember the to best way to stay tuned into all our updates is by subscribing to our feed, which you can do by clicking here. When the links go down, you better be ready and there is no better place than T.R.O.Y.’s Skypager. The Re-Up gang is back and we’ll be sending out Skypager messages with fresh links and exclusive tracks that only Skypager members will have access to.

Click to read The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs @Complex.com

The zip files are below (2 files), all mp3s are not tagged; however you get 105 total. Make sure you check out Complex for the entire list and spread the word.

Greatest Native Tongues Songs (Part 1)
Greatest Native Tongues Songs (Part 2)

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

Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called Quest Trailer

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Beats Rhymes and Fights Trailer

Editor’s Note: Above is a link to quicktime version of the trailer; the YouTube version was taken down.

The long awaited, most anticipated. I forgive Michael Rappaport for the all those horrible movies, the schticky rap attempts and for being a skinhead in Higher Learning. After all, he named his child after Maseo from De La Soul. Michael is definitely King Wig in my book. Bravo brother. You kilt it with this documentary. –Philaflava

The Best Complementary Emcee?

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Hip-Hop, for the most part, has always been a team sport. While it’s refreshing to hear soloists like Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z and now Jay Electronica, it has been the one-two punch of many groups such as EPMD, Organized Konfusion, RUN-DMC, The Artifacts, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Tha Alkaholiks, Mobb Deep, UGK or OutKast that we quickly flock to when craving that lyrical tag-team dynamic.

So the question is who do you feel is the best complementary MC of all-time?

I won’t run a poll because it will do no justice given the plethora of 2-man MCing groups out there. Instead I ask for you to tell us, leave your answer in the comment section and let us know who is your pick and why. Keep in mind there are many groups out there, we’re specifically talking about groups with 2 emcees such as The Clipse, A Tribe Called Quest or De La Soul, not duos such as Gang Starr, Black Sheep, Pete Rock & CL Smooth or Boogie Down Productions. –Philaflava

Video: Chi Ali Mini Documentary

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Thanks to diggy64 at the T.R.O.Y. forum for pulling our coats to this and thanks to Fredro Espi for shooting and sharing this on youtube:

“..but me, I’m a G with no colors attached and if I had to pick a color, then my color is black…”
Chi-Ali is scheduled to be released in 2 years. I’m glad to see they haven’t yet eliminated the college program in Sing Sing like they have in many prisons and jails across the country. I commend Chi Ali on doing what right he can while confined and I wish him a prosperous future when he gets home.
–verge

Black Sheep – Birds of a Feather ft. Q-Tip, Dove, Mike G

Friday, May 28th, 2010


In the late 80s and early 90s, the loosely affiliated Native Tongues crew brought a playful bohemian warmth to hip-hop, helping to expand the genre’s boundaries. And now Black Sheep leader Dres has reunited luminaries from four principal Native Tongues groups (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, and Black Sheep) for the Black Sheep single “Birds of a Feather.”

Tribe’s Q-Tip, De La’s Dave, and the Jungle Brothers’ Mike Gee all appear on the track, which is from Black Sheep’s forthcoming album From the Black Pool of Genius, due June 29.


Download – Birds of A Feather

Shouts to Pitchfork for this.