Posts Tagged ‘oc’

The Greatest DJ Premier Tribute of All-Time

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Episode 10, The DJ Premier Tribute, is our magnum opus. It’s only right: the greatest producer of all-time receives the greatest tribute of all-time. It was no easy feat selecting and sequencing tracks for this massive 380+ minute show. We hope after listening to the incredible Work of Mart homage, you’ll agree, DJ Premier is the GOAT. We’ve broken Episode 10 into 2 parts because when you cover Premo’s illustrious career, it’s impossible to include every masterpiece in just one show. But don’t worry- within both episodes, we’ve made sure to include all the ill-collabos, obscure remixes and of course, your favorite classics too! –Jason Gloss

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T.R.O.Y. x Ras Beats Giveaway Soon

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

If you downloaded the latest Sounds Like The 90s, you’ll know that two of the joints came courtesy of Ras Beats. His latest release, Control Your Own features MC heavyweights Roc Marciano, O.C., Elzhi (Slum Village), A.G. (D.I.T.C.), Rasheed Chappell, Blacastan (A.O.T.P.), Breeze Brewin and more. From the Slick talkin Wit No Pressure, the thought-provoking lyrics of Knowledge Of Self, the instrumental anthem Queens to the dedication record God Bless, the album has the versatility of hip hop at it’s best.

Embracing the independent spirit, Control Your Own is a project following its own direction and rules. Check out the video and audio below and don’t sleep on one of the finer releases of 2016. In a few days we’ll have the giveaway info for you, so you can earn a chance at winning  the album. And we’ll we’re on that indie hip-hop tip, both Ka’s Honor Killed the Samurai and MarQ Spekt & Blockhead‘s Keep Playing are must owns as well. Hip-hop has been good to us this year, for a change. –Philaflava

1.Control Your Own                                                                          
2.Wit No Pressure Feat. Roc Marciano
3.Study Feat. Blacastan & Rasheed Chappell
4.Shoebox Feat. JBiz
5.Let It Be Feat. Masta Ace
6.Front Line Feat. Fev
7.Knowledge Of Self Feat. O.C. & Elzhi
8.Anticipation Feat. Kool Sphere
9.Queens
10.Survive Feat. Sadat X
11.Bust The Science Feat. Sureshot La Rock
12.Against The Wall Feat. Sub-Con & Breeze Brewin
13.God Bless Feat. JBiz & A.G.
14.Hero

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Dropped Same Day: Digable Planets / O.C. / Scarface / Twista

Monday, April 1st, 2013

As we proceed to give you what you need. For this installment we have an odd mix. A trio from all over the country, a lyricist from Brooklyn, an MC from Houston and one from Chicago. Twista’s album was actually originally released only in the Chicago area.

Choose the winner. (#05)

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Tuesday, October 14th, 1994.

Four LPs: Digable Planets‘ sophomore, on EMI / Pendulum, O.C.‘s debut, through Wild Pitch, Scarface‘s third, via Rap-A-Lot and Twista‘s second, off Atlantic.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

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T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents: D.I.T.C. For My Whip [Compilation]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This is compilation that i made to listen it while driving in my whip. After i finished it i thought maybe it would be a good idea to share it, some might find it interesting.

Main goal was that tracks must have heavy basses so that i can pump it up loud, shaking the whip. Second, i wanted to put as much as possible Diamond D tracks and featurings which including either his production, heavy basses or heavy lyrics, or all of that three.

You may ask why haven’t i included some tracks from “Word..Life”, well i have that album burned already and i like to listen to it from a to z.

Shorty Long once was affiliated with Lord Fineese, but after that single, he continued working with DJ Mike Smooth, but that track, that beat is sooo hard, making you wanna break something or somebody.

Lord Finesse’s production from 93-96 was so pure, crisp and clear, with heavy bass lines and drums, you just enjoy when you hear that clearness.

So basically those are some of my favorite D.I.T.C. tracks. I wanted to include few more tracks and i know you may ask why you left out this track or that track, but it is how it is, and there wasn’t any more free space on the cd.

**dirt_dog on the cover.

Enjoy!

01. Showbiz & A.G. – Never Less Than Ill
02. Diamond D – Best Kept Secret
03. Lord Finesse – Fat For The 90’s Feat. A.G.
04. Diamond D – ‘x!x!’ What U Heard
05. O.C. – Outsiders
06. Lord Finesse – Pull Ya Card
07. Diamond D – Red Light, Green Light
08. Showbiz & A.G. – You Want It Feat. Diamond D & Party Arty
09. Lord Finesse – You Know What I’m About
10. Diamond D – MC Iz My Ambition Feat. Don Barron
11. Big L – Devil’s Son
12. Diamond D – You Can’t Front (…It Is Real) Feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse
13. Shorty Long – Shorty’z Doin’ His Own Thang
14. Showbiz & A.G. – Still Diggin’ Feat. Diamond D
15. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound Feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
16. Diamond D – What You Seek
17. Lord Finesse – Check The Method
18. Diamond D – The Hiatus
19. Lord Finesse – Gameplan
20. Diamond D – Gather Round
 
–>Download D.I.T.C. For My Whip<–






–Markshot

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Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Whether you’re a fan of Celph Titled or not, an entire album of Buckwild beats has to entice you. The label (No Sleep) that put out Buckwild’s Diggin’ In The Crates: Rare Studio Masters (1993-1997) struck another deal with Mr. Best to use some of his leftover beats for this project. Along with that deal came an unreleased DITC collabo now (Celph) titled “There Will Be Blood.”

And to quote the great Daniel Plainview, “If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? You watching? And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake… I… drink… your… milkshake!” –Philaflava

Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

Nineteen Ninety Now in stores now.

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OC – Ozone Originals EP

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010



A1. Outsiders [produced by Buckwild]
A2. Would You Believe? [produced by Buckwild]
A3. Kick A Rhyme For The Record [produced by Mark Pearson/John Mcgann]
A4. Stretch And Bobbito Promo (MC Serch intro)[produced by Dj Eclipse]

B1. Brothers Are Fake [Mark Pearson]
B2. That Bad Motherfucker [produced by Dj Eclipse, scratches by DJ Riz]
B3. Sugar [produced by Buckwild]


No Sleep Recordings dropped this about a month or two ago in a limited 250 copy vinyl pressing. It sold out in less than a week, I believe. Allegedly, this is only Part 1 and hopefully Part 2 will be dropping soon. After a pretty long hiatus, No Sleep has really come back knocking their latest releases out the park.

This isn’t material that was deemed mediocre or just didn’t make it to the LP back in the day. This is quality OC/DITC material. So by the time we get part 2 of this, it should be about a dope album’s worth of vintage 1993 OC. We’re all hoping for a few of the demos Bobbito or Stretch played back then will make it on to part 2. But my favorites here are definitely “Snakes” and “Kick A Rhyme For The Record”. “Brothers Are Fake” and the rest of tracks are no slouches either.

Enjoy and keep your eyes open for part 2!


–T.R.O.Y.

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Stretch And Bobbito Month: Setting It Off

Friday, October 1st, 2010

From today until the last day of October, we’ll be presenting you with as much Stretch and Bobbito related material as possible. And hopefully a bunch of ill gems you haven’t heard yet.

From the artists who got their first breaks on WKCR to Fondle ‘Em, one of the prototypes of the independent hip hop label model. From the success of Fat Beats and Sandboxautomatic, partially or even largely due to heavy promotion on the show, to Footworks, books, magazine columns, worldwide notoriety and so on and so on…
It all stemmed from this show.
Before we hit you with some of that homemade flan with the extra caramel, take some time to go back through some of our older Stretch and Bobbito related posts:
Plus, peep:
And/or join the TROY forum to help us finish plotting out the show’s history and help with tape rips.
Okay, party people, when you’re done with all of that, what better way to start this month off than with an ill promo that’s been recently released in high quality? The following two joints were taken from the recently dropped “OC – Ozone Originals” from No Sleep Recordings.
OC – Stretch And Bobbito Promo [DJ Eclipse production] 1993
And here’s another banger:
OC – Outsiders [Buckwild production] 1993
–verge

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Chubb Rock – Non Album Tracks

Thursday, July 1st, 2010


Another banging compilation put together by a T.R.O.Y. poster. Not much else to say really, I mean, who doesn’t love hearing from Chubb Rock?
Thanks to Debonair P for putting this all together and thanks to Big Boss Luciano and dirt_dog(and the hashmoder website for track 41) for filling in the blanks. And dirt_dog for the cover art. If there’s anything else missing, that is worth mentioning, please do leave a comment.
01) The Empire Will Strike Back (Hostility Version)
02) Just the Two of Us (Trakmasterz Remix)
03) Gear (with Roxanne)
04) Stop That Train (Jazz Mix)
05) The Big Man (Supermix)
06) The Chubbster (Remix)
07) Come
08) Keep Control (with Tragedy, King Tee, Grand Puba & Def Jef)
09) Kick Em in the Grill (with Third Bass)
10) I’m Too Much (Remix)
11) All Of That (With The A.T.E.E.M.)
12) Just the Two of Us (Cool Out Remix)
13) Lost In the Storm (Marley Marl Remix)
14) The Chubbster (House Mix)
15) Sister Morphine (With The A.T.E.E.M.)
16) The Big Man (Smooth Mix)
17) Let Me Hear You Say Hoe! (with Red Hot Lover Tone)
18) Back to the Grill Remix (With MC Serch)
19) Lost In the Storm (Trakmasterz Remix)
20) Treat Me Right (Corsa Ave Mix) (with G Man)
21) What Goes Up (Remix) (with Mack Da Maniak & King Just)
22) No Rubber, No Backstage Pass (with Biz Markie)
23) Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers (with OC & Jeru)
24) Awesome Two Freestyle
25) East Vs West (Original Mix)
26) Treat Me Right (Uptempo Mix) (with G Man)
27) Hot 97 Freestyle
28) Lyricist Lounge Freestyle (with Cella Dwellas & Ran Reed)
29) What A Year
30) Life (Do You Know) (Fanatic Remix)
31) Verse
32) Way Back (We’re Going) (with Just Ice)
33) Dummy Smacks (With Mr Len)
34) Mr Large
35) Rich Get Rich (With Lil Dap & Edo G)
36) Lip Service (with Just Ice)
37) People Places & Things (with Wordworth & MF Doom)
38) Me (with Mr Blu)
39) Bonus Track: Chubb Rocks The Party
40) Bonus Track 2: I Dream You
41) Bonus Track 3: Ya Bad Chubbs (Cribs Mix By Howie Tee)


–verge

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Mic Geronimo – Remixes, B Sides & Collabos

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Just in time to go along with the past couple of Mic Geronimo posts we did here and here, a newer member to the T.R.O.Y. forum named “mayhem”, just dropped this very dope compilation for the fam.

Here’s what he had to say about it:
“This is a collection of Mic Geronimo songs I’ve acquired scavenging the Internetz and some of them are my own Mp3 rips. Plenty of these have been floating around blogs and forums so I know some people have most of these tracks, never the less, I hope you find something new. I tried to credit all the bloggers, djs, and whoever did the original rips. At first I was going to add this to the recent Mic G post but I felt it deserved it’s own post. I hope you all enjoy this. I also included some artwork.”
# Dj Mike Nice
## These are tracks Mic was featured on. I added an intro instrumental and then Mic’s verse. I cut out most of the singing. Enjoy. editor’s note: This is friggin great, imo, that he cut out the bs singing on some of these.
1 Hard Rocks (demo)#
2 WKCR Freestyle
3 Masta I. C. – West coast Dj Rectangle mix w/ Channel Live & E-40
4 The Natural – Toad remix
5 Life Check – Drasar Monumental Remix
6 Miss My Lovin ##
7 Throw Your Hands Up(Clark Kent Remix)##
8 Big Ole Butt
9 Men V. Many w/ Royal Flush & O.C.
10 Life Check – Dj Kaze remix
11 Unstoppable – Vinyl Reanimators remix
12 Hemmin Heads – Cheeba mix
13 Masta I.C. – Nashiem Myrick remix w/ Lost Boyz
14 Listen Closely w/ Lord Arkitec & Royal Flush*
15 Nothin' Move But the Money – Remix w/ DMX & Black Rob
16 Wherever You Are – Trauma Unit remix
17 Shits Real Intro
18 Shits Real – Computer Love remix $
19 Regulate w/ Royal Flush
20 Illiodic Shines w/ Royal Flush
21 Smoke Session w/ Channel Live & Royal Flush $
21 The Natural – Clark Kent remix
22 Queens Life w/ Havoc & Royal Flush
23 Life Check – Vinyl Reanimators remix
24 Hemmin Heads
25 Masta I. C. – Frankenstein remix
26 Its Real – Kutmasta Kurt Remix $
27 The Natural – Vinyl Reanimators Remix
28 My Connect w/ J Spliff
29 Everybody Raps w/ Royal Flush
30 Get The Money w/ Royal Flush
We hope you enjoy this comp and if so, please leave a thank you to mayhem, in the comments, for putting in the time consuming work of getting this together for us all.
–verge tibbs

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Organized Konfusion & O.C. Promos & Demos

Monday, April 12th, 2010
(Organized in Japan circa 1995, photo courtesy of D.I.T.C. affiliate Marquee.)

Roy Johnson has been trying to track down a complete copy of this ’91 / ’92 era O.C. demo called I Kick a Rhyme for the Record for years now. After aleph had posted these:

Organized Konfusion – Why [Buckwild Original Mix] (1994?)

“Premiered on KCR sometime before Stress dropped.”

O.C. & MC Serch – WKCR & Awesome 2 Promos (1994)

Page the Hand Grenade ft. O.C. – Untitled Demo (1994?)

Roy thought to ask aleph directly, who responded that he thought he had it “on a tape of a Riz / Eclipse show” and a couple days later a full version of the track was here:

O.C. – I Kick a Rhyme for the Record (1992?)

Props to aleph, Marquee and Roy Johnson.

The Big Sleep

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