Posts Tagged ‘pumpkinhead’

Poops Spotlight Pt.2 (WKCR,WNYU Demos)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

A couple of months ago, we re-introduced you to the incredible emcee who fell off the face of the rap game before he even really got started, Poops. Refer to this link, you won’t be disappointed – Part 1

This time around we bring you four more ill appearances from the god; including cuts with Pumpkinhead, A Butta[Natural Elements], Automatic, and a freestyle session from an episode of the legendary Stretch & Bobbito show.

The first cut is a promo called Flushed that was a collaborative effort with Pumpkinhead and most likely produced by FB. This was originally aired on Stretch & Bobbito but re-aired on the 10th Planet radio show[co hosted by yours truly] on WPRB. I no longer have any of the original tapes of the 10th Planet, but am in the process of regaining a good amount of them on mp3 through a follower of the T.R.O.Y. blog. Sean g. responded in the comments of the original Poops post and we’ve been corresponding since. So, you can thank him for coming through with this one. Peep his blog out here, it’s a pretty interesting hodge podge of cool shit worth checking out.

The second joint is a freestyle with Pumpkinhead live on the Stretch & Bobbito show. They go back and forth for few dope verses over some pretty ill beats that I still haven’t identified. Unfortunately it’s not the entire session, but it’s a solid couple of verses you should enjoy. Thanks to Roy Johnson for uploading this at the T.R.O.Y. forum.

The last two joints were re-discovered by Nes over at the Dirtywaters blog. The first one is another solo banger of a demo called Suckas. I had this one on tape years ago and lost the tape within a week of having it. The other track, Lyrics, is another collabo featuring Automatic, A Butta, and once again Pumpkinhead. I believe this was originally aired on WNYU.

Do yourself a favor and don’t sleep on any of these tracks. Poops was a goat in the making, in my opinion. It’s a shame that he gave up so soon.



That Backwards Sample

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Every once in a while a producer can effectively work a backwards sample into a dope cut.

This is usually easier to do if there are no drums in the sample you’re reversing,as they may sound awkward and ruin your mix. But in this case, it worked out perfectly. I must say Pumpkinhead produced a genuine work of art with 2nd Amendment. He sampled the same track that Fredro Starr used for Onyx’s ‘Last Dayz’,except in reverse. Not only did the beat come out ill, but the subject he chose to rhyme about was perfect for it. 

I first noticed it when listening to this Bob James record. I immediately noticed the Onyx sample,but thought there was something else there. So, when spinning the record back to see what it was I missed, I discovered this palatial reverse sample. Check it out below.

The Sample

Pumpkinhead – 2nd Amendment

Onyx – Last Dayz

Download these 3 pieces in one folder here


Clear The Harbor

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Don’t worry. It’s not your fault if you never heard of the emcee named Poops. The only places he seemed to show up were on Stretch and Bobbito promos and rare limited mix tapes. He embodied the walking personification of legend. Most people that even heard of him have only heard less then ten verses. But every word in every verse was powerful. Kind of like a GZA type of cat where he can express so much illness in so few words.

The only known affiliations with Poops were Pumpkinhead, DJ Clear and producer/DJ F.Boom who also produced at least two of the four tracks we’re bringing you here.

The heads at the T.R.O.Y. forum are selfless hip hop heads dedicated to digging up new old stuff just for the sake of keeping the culture alive. Blockhead uploaded the Pumpkinhead/Poops KCR promo. Thun was responsible for the revival of the DJ Clear joint. Digital Stimulation brought us the solo KCR promo and Kevin Beacham blessed us with “The Shit” off of an old F.Boom mix tape. Serious teamwork. 

“Poops is a gentleman, guess again
pure living hell is how I prevail
when I bested them
first to a frail skeleton
then to a single cell specimen”

Poops and Pumpkinhead – The Laughing Syndrome(KCR promo)

Poops and OC – A Clear Day

Poops – It Doesn’t Matter(KCR promo)

Poops – The Shit

Download all four tracks in one convenient mediafire folder here
— Verge