Posts Tagged ‘prince paul’

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



Dropped Same Day: Black Moon / Em / Prince Paul / Rob Swift / Roots / Sporty Thievz

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Alright, so far we’ve been focusing on some cornerstones of the early to mid nineties but let’s take it to the other side of the decade for a moment. On this day the Best of Vanilla Ice was released and so was TLC‘s FanMail, as well as these half a dozen hip hop records…

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 1999.

Six LPs: Black Moon‘s second, on Duck Down / Priority, Eminem‘s sophomore, via Aftermath / Interscope, Prince Paul‘s second, through Tommy Boy / Warner Bros., Rob Swift‘s sophomore by way of Asphodel Records, The Roots‘ fourth, off MCA and Sporty Thievz‘s only, via Columbia / Ruffhouse.

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

Prince Paul – Sponge Bob .. (unreleased demo 2004)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

It’s been a few months since his last post and it’s always nice to see Prince Paul back at it again. Not quite the rare gem like he’s dropped over the last 10 months but it certainly shows some of his fun trippy side. For the kids of course.


Prince Paul “Two Unreleased Tracks”

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Thanks to Boothe from the Philaflava forum for spotting these 2 tracks on Mixcloud.

“Green eggs and swine , this was a song that was recorded for the derelicts of dialect album . Unfortunately this mix never made the album but was one of my favorites . The song is a bit too long but this was 1990 hip hop style production ..Hopefully you will enjoy the Prince Paul unreleased series of goodies more to come ! Why let it rot .. share music ..”


“This is a track I had never finished with Buckshot for the ” Politics of the biz ” album . The one that was released has Tre and Fatlip with Black ice .. This was left in the files unfinished . I figured its better shared than left in the computer to rot . “


A nice clip from an interview that Prince Paul did with Roc Raida (RIP) can be found on his Mixcloud page too. Any chance of getting Hip Hop Gold Dust part 2?


Random VLS Drops: Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers (Bulk Version) (1996)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

There are several different releases of this single. One dropped on UK’s Mo Wax, other one on DreamWorks Records and this one right here on Bulk Recordings. There is also a reissue of this single from 2001 released on 75 Ark.


01. Blue Flowers (Original Mix)
02. Blue Flowers (Instrumental)
03. Mr. Gerbik : Halfsharkalligatorhalfman
04. Blue Flowers (Acapella)
05. Blue Flowers (Prince Paul’s So Beautiful Mix)
06. Blue Flowers (Prince Paul Instrumental)
07. Blue Flowers (Automator’s Stop Confusing Me Remake)
08. Blue Flowers (Remake Instrumental)

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T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 18)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nice little, somewhat elusive, cd single. Contains two non-album tracks. “Freak” is a full track while “Freud” is more of an instrumental with some cutting and scratching of vocal samples (word to Prince Paul!).

Gravediggaz-Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide (CD Single) (1994)
01 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Album Version)
02 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Clean Radio Edit)
03 Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide (Instrumental)
04 Freak The Sorceress
05 The Reincarnation Of Freud



Kool Keith/Biggie Smalls/Ron Jeremy – Dope Collage

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The label that recently put out Horror City and Shadez of Brooklyn’s Pandemonium EP is back again with another Chopped comedy classic. Check it out! –Philaflava

The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs (

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Click to read The TROY Blog Presents 100 Greatest Native Tongues Songs

…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 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, 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

The Prince Paul Produced “Horror City Demo” Goes Vinyl

Friday, August 20th, 2010

If you missed our discussion on the current “limited vinyl” market, catch up and join in here. Personally, I believe the days of the $80 “new old” records are coming to an end. Prices are dropping on certain labels and the resale is not sky high like it once was, or was anticipated to be in the future, for a lot of these joints. This record is a perfect example of this theory as Chopped Herring’s last limited vinyl release was about $20 more than this one.

Remember that “Horror City” demo album that Prince Paul leaked through Facebook/Twitter a couple of months ago? Pretty damn impressive. Well, the good fellas over at Chopped Herring Records took the initiative of getting right on that and are pressing up an EP with the joints with beats that weren’t recycled for Prince Among Thieves LP.
This is one I will definitely cop. In fact, I already got my pre order in aaaand the price is right. About $25 a piece. And hey, if you don’t mess with vinyl anymore, you can always go back, download it, and throw it in your iPod or whatever for free, except for the instrumentals. Win win situation.

Peep the snippets:
Go to Chopped Herring Records and get your order in quick, especially if you want one of the colored waxes.

Prince Paul Presents: Horror City (Unreleased 1995 Demo)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010


01. War Party Intro
02. Play It Close
03. Pain
04. You Got Flow [Original]
05. Take It How You Want It
06. Big Sha
07. Tattles Tale
08. Horror City Terrorists (Freestyle)
09. MC Hustler [Original]
10. Headbounty
11. War Party Outro

If you didn’t already know, Prince Paul dropped this on his twitter account yesterday, and this is what he had to say about it:

This was a project that I wanted to put together with Amityville MC legend Superstar . as I thought about it more I wanted to recruit more Mcs we knew to make it diverse . Superstar already had the name “Horror City” so we recorded under that name . This project was recorded right after the first Gravedigga album ” 6ft deep”in 1995 . I shopped the demo but unfortunately it got looked over and never got signed . I sat on this project for a while but it always had a dear place in my heart because I thought it was really good and the talent was there . I stripped some of the music from the demo and put it on ” a prince among thieves” and actually had a few of the guys perform on the ” Thieves ” album as well but to be honest I always liked these originals better. So now I have decided share these songs with all of you because holding on to them made no sense .. why not share great music . Hopefully you the listener will enjoy this project as much as I do . please share it , thats why I made this for free download . For more group info please log on to a proper bio of “Horror City “.

Peace to Dan from over at the philaflava forums for bringing this right to us and to drizzle for posting it on Steadybloggin’.

I can’t give this a review after just one listen, but I can tell you that it’s ill and shouldn’t be overlooked. Here’s a few things I noticed off the bat:

Like Paul said, he used some of the music from this for Prince Among Thieves and also some of the emcees, most noticeably, after one listen, Big Sha. He kills on this and so do the others, but unfortunately I don’t know their names or have any further info yet. All I can say is that this album is that raw shit and I definitely see myself giving this many more listens in the future. Every track bangs.

Tracks 1 and 11 are intro and outros, so that breaks it down to 9 tracks.
Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 9: These beats were all used later on P.A.T. but are not to be slept on.
Track 8: Same bass line as “The Men In Blue” off of P.A.T.
Track 5: According to “illest” over at the TROY forum, this beat was also used on P.A.T., as a skit.
Track 7: Greatness, same sample as Buckwild used later on “The Chosen One” off of O.C.’s sophomore epic of an LP, Jewelz.
Track 10: Beat uses that same broked up sounding horn sample as Esteem – Can’t Hold It Back, from the East Flatbush Project.

Like I said, not a real review, I only heard it once so far. And I gotta say that I never would have thought that I would really dig something that I had already heard Breez Brewin catch wreck over some of the same beats of. But these cats really held it down. It was a Prince Paul project from 1995, what more needs to be said?

And if that wasn’t enough, check what else Prince Paul had to say:

This Tuesday I am starting a small campaign of FREE downloads of my unreleased and limited release material. Why let it go to waste .The first release will be a Demo of Horror City 1995 . Its one of the few projects that I thought was really great but didnt get signed. So this Tues the 22nd I will post the link on here… and twitter so please share. Peace to the guys in Horror city for all of their help and talents.

And like ‘illest’ said:
“hail the prince…..its time for other producers to do the same”

–verge tibbs