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Philly Retrospective Series Vol. 27-29

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Moving long distance is a ton of work. It’s exhausting. It’s over! I hope nobody forgot about the last part of my Philly Retrospective series here. Today I present volumes 27-29, which for now is the ‘conclusion’ of this collection. I’m in a place at the moment where I can’t get away with playing alot of hip hop, but at least I can share with others. Here’s to listening to what you want, whenever the heck you want.

Volume 27

01 (5:23) Skeem Circle – Ruff Rhymes Raw (Pittsburgh) 1999
02 (1:08) Illegal Bastardz – Soon To Blow 1998
03 (1:44) Jam & Dkc – Am I Cool (Part 1) 1996
04 (4:49) Serious – Eyes On The Prize 1997
05 (3:52) Ruggedness Madd Drama – Checkin Down The Menu (Remix) 1995
06 (4:03) Bad Newz – Rusty Knife Style 1994
07 (4:31) P.n.b. – Dirty Money 1997
08 (4:02) Grand Agent – Logic 1998
09 (3:35) Jedi Mind Tricks – Trinity 1999
10 (3:48) Black Opz – The Warning (Bonus Cut) 2001
11 (3:51) All In The Family – Repazent All Day (Remix) 1998
12 (3:29) Doublespeek – Trial By Stone (Ft. Arch Leon & Yan) 1996
13 (3:51) Imm – That’s What’s Up (Philly Anthem) 1999
14 (5:01) Deezil Money – My Word 1998
15 (4:27) Too Def Connection – Lyrical Cypha 1996
16 (4:41) Rebel Union – I’m All Black 1995
17 (5:20) D1 – Ripp’n Heads (Pittsburgh) 1994
18 (4:28) Chase & Destroy – That’s Cool 1993
19 (5:28) Urban Assault – Let It Rip 1993

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Philly Retrospectives Volumes 21-23 (1989-2000)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Bringing more obscure underground dopeness today, it’s volumes 21-23 in my Philly retrospective series. A few of the tracks featured here were never officially released and some of them are radio rips. Read the nfo files if you want to know particular details. I love this Philadelphia project. If you’ve been following the series you know it runs deep. If not, do yourself a favor and start here. Collectors stay tuned, volume 28 is not far away. That’s the ‘final’ Pa compilation., but as I explained with the New Jersey series, there is never really an official ‘end’ to them. These collections are a longtime and ongoing labor of love.

Volume 21 —

01 (0:30) schoolly d – black  1989
02 (1:14) lux – power 99 intro drop  1989
03 (4:41) poppa bear kool breez – what’s the word ?  1995
04 (3:39) da funk – you can come & get done  1996
05 (4:01) bang bang poet ? – untitled track  1994
06 (3:56) lord aaqil – kid, what’s ya name  1993
07 (3:57) too def connection – music for your body  1992
08 (4:22) mel man – mel funktion  1991 (pittsburgh)
09 (4:54) big ish – invasion of the body snatcher (og mix)  1991
10 (5:08) munk wit da funk – money (remix) ft. altovise  1998
11 (3:18) jam & dkc – assault & battery  1996
12 (4:56) dat bul nat – cuties in cars  199?
13 (4:19) merdah – school boy crush  1994
14 (3:51) john doe – move on 1993 (unreleased demo tape – ruff house records)
15 (4:08) bahamadia – spontaneity 1996
16 (3:48) black opz – the reign 1997
17 (3:07) dj demonic – snakes in my hood 1995  (pittsburgh)
18 (0:18) ice dog – northside intro 1993
19 (3:42) steady b – bogardin (remix instrumental) 1994
20 (6:04) trauma center – doing much damage on da mic 1994
21 (3:53) ill advised – roll call 1997
22 (2:30) the last emperor – bums 2000

Volumes 22 and 23 after the jump. (more…)

Philly Retrospectives Volumes 17-20 (1990-2006)

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

It’s been a hundred years since I’ve shared anything from my Philadelphia compilation series. Ok, maybe not 100 years but it’s been too damn long. I don’t need to rehash Philly’s long and storied history in hip hop, but I do need to bring you some unheard cuts if possible. As is generally the case, there is alot of obscure material here so dig in.

Volume 17 —

01 (3:42) ill advised & mr eon – captivating, cultivating 199x
02 (3:10) emar feat shamus – death (clean mix) 1995
03 (2:39) 100x – fuck 1994
04 (4:07) trauma center – terror in yo era 1994
05 (0:46) tasc 4orce – intro 1996
06 (1:27) chief kamachi – the gospel 2006
07 (3:34) wisdom – it’s rare (clean) 1996
08 (3:41) gig saw – bigons 1997
09 (3:42) lost cause – meaning of life 1998
10 (3:08) terraw – no compromise 1997
11 (1:24) da regulaterz – listen up (sample) 1996
12 (4:15) illegal – ban da iggidy 1993
13 (4:16) the goats – lincoln drive 1994
14 (4:01) cool c – ya feeling alright (edited version) 1990
15 (3:03) kano & the d.e.a. – wicked (club mix) 1993
16 (3:57) lord aaqil – check it out 1992
17 (4:13) legion of doom – no more music 1993
18 (4:21) unknown artist – da philly throwback  199x ?
19 (4:10) munk wit da funk – borough 2 borough 1995
20 (4:16) born supreme brothers – dont hate me (cause i’m beautiful) 1994
21 (4:00) chaundon – family business 1996
22 (3:36) ruggedness madd drama – hustler’s high 1997
23 (4:35) ice dog – stick up boyz 1993

Get volumes 18-20 after the jump. (more…)

Philly Retrospectives Volumes 13-15 (1990-2004)

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Today we’ve got another 3 volumes from my Philly Retrospective series. As usual there are some dope and obscure cuts here, don’t sleep. I don’t have much energy to provide background info or comment on songs tonight. If there is anything anyone wants to hear in full, let me know. I will do my best to dig it up and share it. In the meantime, dig into todays course. I hope it leaves you satisfied. Downloads and tracklistings can be found after the jump. (more…)

Philly Retrospectives Volumes 11 And 12 (1990-2001)

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Here are the next two editions in my Philadelphia compilation series. These are volumes 11 and 12. There are some hard to find cuts offered up so I hope y’all check these out. If you like that obscure east coast hip hop then don’t sleep. I’ll let the music speak for itself. Links and playlists after the jump. (more…)

Philly Retrospective Volume 8

Friday, November 6th, 2009


Bringing you volume 8 from my Philadelphia series today. Like the previous ones, this edition has some relatively obscure and very dope cuts. Starting things off strong is ‘East Wild West’ by Rahsheed. I scored this single for about 3 bucks from a local shop. Favorites are probably numbers 3-5, but the rest are bangers too. I cheated a little bit with the Pittsburgh tracks, hope you like them.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VO6YHTBV

01 (3:23) Rahsheed – East Wild West 1998
02 (2:49) Chief Kamachi – No Me Now 2006
03 (3:24) Tainted Mindz – Any Time Any Place 1994
04 (4:16) Lux – Street Gangsta 1994
05 (3:33) Cipha – Scared To Death 1994
06 (5:12) Krown Rulers – Would You Be My Nigga 1996
07 (4:23) The Goats – Tv Cops 1992
08 (4:07) Chops (Of The Mountain Brothers) – U Aint Got No Wings Up In Here 2003
09 (4:54) The Mountain Brothers – Fluids 1998
10 (3:17) Jedi Mind Tricks – The Winds Of War 1997
11 (3:40) Pete Philly – Self-Expression Ft. Cee Major 2002
12 (4:41) Dept. Of Rec. – Thinking Outside The Box 2001
13 (4:46) Choked Out – Grabahold (Pittsburgh 1997)
14 (3:04) Lu Chipa – Toxic Seeds 1998
15 (3:30) Black Opz – The Difference 1997
16 (4:17) Munk Wit Da Funk – Shadows 1995
17 (3:23) Mel Man – Wreck Shop (Pittsburgh 1993)
18 (1:58) Indikator – Damage (Mixtape Edit) 1994
19 (3:30) Too Deff Connection – Take A Fall 1992
20 (3:31) L. R.o.c.k. – Outstanding 1990

One note, I know Lu Cipha is from Pennsylvania but I’m not sure which city. If anyone out there can tell me I’d love to know. Give this collection a spin, it’s got some replay value.

–Schenectadyfan

Philly Retrospective Volume 7

Monday, May 25th, 2009


Hittin’ ya with volume 7 of the Philly retrospective series today. There are some underground gems here for you phanatics. Starting off is a classic banger by Lux. As far as I know this was his first official tape. If he did something else earlier than 1994 I’d love to know. Next up is a dark, haunting tune by Tainted Mindz. I’m assuming most of our readers are familiar with the two releases they put out, ‘Killadelphia’ and ‘All In The Flip.’ If not, let me know and i’ll up them soon. Other favorites on volume 7 include tracks 7,8 and 11. One of these days I’ll post The Kartel album if anyone out there wants to hear it. Philadelphia is an endless gold mine for diggers and this compilation delivers in spades.

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01 (4:00) Lux – Boom Box 1994
02 (3:00) Tainted Mindz – Forced To Take It 1995
03 (4:49) Lower Life Forms – Independence Day 1994
04 (2:53) Rahsheed – R.A.P. Featuring Dj Jazz 1998
05 (1:21) The Mountain Brothers – Black Whirlwind 1998
06 (3:58) Preacher Earl & the Ministry – Gunz (Buckshot remix) 1994 (Ny)
07 (4:37) Ram Squad – r.a.w. streets of rage 1996
08 (4:10) Schooly D – welcome to America 1994
09 (4:19) Lost Cawz – Hooks 1994 (Ny ?)
10 (4:59) Cipha – Rock Rock On 1994
11 (2:59) The Kartel – Nothing but Timberlands 1997
12 (4:45) Adagio – Hold Tight 1997
13 (5:02) Ill Advised – Against The Grain 1996
14 (4:26) Black Opz – Urban Legendz 1997
15 (4:22) Da youngstas – Illy Filly Funk 1994
16 (1:36) Chops (Of The Mountain Brothers) – Tough Guy Strut 2003
17 (4:31) The Goats – Mutiny 1994
18 (4:45) F-Mob – Da Underground 1993
19 (3:42) Indikator – Back To Yorktown 1994
20 (5:34) Militant Minister – Killer Endstinct 1994

You’ll notice a couple of tracks are from New York, not Philadelphia. That’s how it goes sometimes when I’m compiling these regional compilations. I find things out later. In any case, I hope you enjoy the selection!

–Schenectadyfan

Philly Retrospective Volume 6

Thursday, February 19th, 2009


Today I am bringing you the 6th mix in the Philadelphia series. I was driving around in the car today cause I can’t get enough of this one. Burn it to cd and put it in your ride. You’ll see why. Track 1 is a serious banger! The beat has been used elsewhere, but the effect is magnified by Schoolly’s voice. Some of these tracks are pretty obscure so if you are into philly stuff turn off the snooze button and roll out of bed. For those rarified vinyl collector fiends, check out Legion Of Doom in particular. Don’t stop there though cause this whole mix is packed.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H3MNEW2H

01 (04:28) schoolly d & mekon – skool’s out (deck wrecka tufnell parkside remix)(1997)
02 (03:18) lyrical underworld – flatline 1993
03 (03:53) militant minister – etched in stone 1993
04 (04:13) indikator – going back (remix) 1994
05 (04:25) cosmic kev & an unknown mc – i’m representin'(philly in the house) 1994
06 (03:44) shy rock & mr mel – no stress (1994)
07 (03:17) bahamadia – wordplay 1996
08 (04:33) tracey lee & one step beyond – stars in the east 1997
09 (03:54) lux – just enough 1996
10 (04:17) tainted mindz – killadelphia 1995
11 (02:34) legion of doom – confessions of a killer 1993
12 (03:33) cipha – scared to die 1994
13 (03:21) preacher earl – i got your back 1994 (ny)
14 (03:43) the militant mind state – cute loot 1995
15 (04:09) pauly yamz and dj jazz – hustle trap 1995
16 (04:39) choked out – the roots of all evil 1997 (pittsburgh, pa)
17 (05:01) peace bureau – the boom (dissin dat mix) 1995
18 (06:13) uncle neph – on and on 1995

While he’s not from Philadelphia, Jamalski said it best. ‘Guaranteed Rewind’.

–Schenectadyfan

Edit: Here’s a new link. Sorry there were a couple tracks missing!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UAPYB1WE

Philly Retrospective Volume 5

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009


Here’s philly retrospective volume 5 today. This mix is actually not strictly Philadelphia. Choked Out is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As is generally the case, some of the material on this compilation is extremely hard to find! In particular, the John Doe track is from a single which almost doesn’t exist. I’d kill to have the b-side.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1Z1HTDLG

01. (00:04:02) john doe – ease back 1993
02. (00:03:59) tyree – i’m the jazzy one 1993
03. (00:04:24) two kings in a cipher – this is for the brothers (jazz version) 1991
04. (00:05:42) three times dope – mr. sandman (cosmic remix) 1991
05. (00:04:28) max and sam – young man rumble (smooth philly style mix) 1994
06. (00:03:16) bran g – knockout blow 1995
07. (00:03:21) munk wit da funk – exersize 1995
08. (00:03:22) the roots – do you want more?!!!??! 1994
09. (00:02:55) da fat cat clique – built like that 1996
10. (00:04:27) pauly yamz and dj jazz – when i blow up 1995
11. (00:04:45) schooly d – ghettofunkstylistic 1995
12. (00:04:49) pure deefunk – we give knockouts 1994
13. (00:04:39) tracey lee – many facez 1997
14. (00:04:45) aphillyation – puppetmaster 1996
15. (00:04:19) ram squad – strikes back 1997
16. (00:04:27) ill advised – through the eye 1996
17. (00:04:16) the militant mind state – N*#?@!!z come alive for 95 (it’s on) 1995
18. (00:04:54) choked out – choke to together [PITTSBURGH 1997]
19. (00:04:25) phillys most – away from here ft. black thought 2004

My own favorites would have to be tracks 1, 11 and 12. Let me know what yours are.

–Schenectadyfan

Philly Retrospective Volume 4

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Got some dope underground from Philadelphia to share today. This one has some dope and rare tracks. Classic east coast boom bap for your ears. I’ve played this one more times than I can count, and I still keep coming back for more. Give it a spin and you’ll see why.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AARY92NX – philadelphia_hip_hop_mix_#04 (1993-1997)

01. (00:06:09) 215 asasinz – guaranteed hot shit 1995
02. (00:03:59) rahsheed – industrypartybumrusha 1997
03. (00:04:02) tyree – flex the style from the know 1993
04. (00:04:17) jamal – situation 1995
05. (00:05:05) choked out – fo’ real [pittsburgh 1997]
06. (00:03:21) the kartel – monopoly 1997
07. (00:03:01) tasc4orce – my home town 1994
08. (00:03:51) da fat cat clique – live from fox valley 1996
09. (00:05:05) pure deefunk – emergency 911 [1994]
10. (00:04:13) l.o.d. – i feel it (PA ?) 1996
11. (00:03:51) mel man – knock ’em Off [pittsburgh 1993]
12. (00:03:27) lux – dont give a …. ft. dane dollaz [1996]
13. (00:03:41) munk wit da funk – glamour fortune and fame 1995
14. (00:03:02) schooly d – welcome to funkadelica 1995
15. (00:06:23) ram squad – northside 1997
16. (00:04:31) tracey lee – rugged one 1997
17. (00:03:59) pauly yamz and dj jazz – get paid 1995
18. (00:03:26) the militant mind state – bottom line 1995
19. (00:04:15) last emperor – fo rel 1997

There are a couple tracks from Pittsburgh, PA. Maybe I was cheatin’ but I felt like that was close enough. Leave some comments if ya like this one and thanks for reading!

–Schenectadyfan