Posts Tagged ‘rare’

Bobby Digital In Video

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Bobby Digital Video Shoot, 2000

Like most Wu-heads, I’ve been hearing that The Rza’s unreleased Bobby Digital movie, Bobby Did It, will finally see the light of day for damn near a decade (( Though a screening was indeed scheduled to occur Friday, June 4 at the St. George’s Theatre as part of the Staten Island Film Festival (see the 3rd to last comment here), I’m yet to hear from anyone who was actually in attendance. I don’t doubt that this screening occurred, but it’s as if Bobby zapped the audience members with a fazer gun that wiped their memories or swore them to secrecy.)), so when Wu-Tang’s official Facebook page posted on March 27, “We are about to give some of that Bobby Digital movie,” I took it with a grain of salt. Not surprisingly, the clip still hadn’t arrived when I checked back the next day. Nevertheless, I looked again on April 2 and though it still hadn’t been posted, while searching YouTube I stumbled on something else, something I’d never even heard of before: the Bobby Digital Cartoon Pilot. This got me wondering what other Bob Digi footage is hiding out in the cybernetic back alleys of the information superhighway.

So without further adieu, we bring to you live in stere-ereo, Bobby Digital in Video. (more…)

Dead Prez – These Are The Times (video)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The homie Verge found this on YouTube (where else?)

Old & rare stuff! Artist: Dead Prez Songs: 1 – “Happiness” – You can find this song on the dead prez album “Let’s Get Free” 2 – “Food, Clothes & Shelter.” – You can find this song on a 97 promo tape named “Food, Clothes & Shelter” 3 – “These Are The Times (Novus Ordo Seclorum)” – You can find this song on a 97 promo tape named “Food, Clothes & Shelter”

There are some great songs featured in this video, and the whole feel of it reminds us that the late 90s era wasn’t all flossy and shiny, there was a dark, conspiratorial, pre-millenial tension you could cut with a knife.

Ultramagnetic MCs “Chilling With Chuck Chillout”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dope on …. acetate?

Chilling with Chuck Chill Out” one sided acetate. Never pressed to vinyl or on any Ultra Magnetic albums or compilations. This is probably a one of a kind acetate played exclusively by Chuck Chill Out at the beginning of his historic radio mix show in the late 80’s on KISS FM. One of the few early ultramagnetic recordings that is slower in tempo. Nice Herbie Hancock break and wild abstract verses from the whole crew.

The record was sold for us$2827 on Ebay

With a price tag like that should we feel bad for wanting to download the mp3?

Spotted via Grandgood via Stitch By Stitch.

Online Hip Hop History 101

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Werner von Wallenrod

If you’re into hip hop music (and almost assuredly you are if you’re here reading this) and you’re not following Werner von Wallenrod’s Humble, Little Hip Hop Blog, you’re doing yourself a major disservice. Join hip hop scholar / educator and random rap specialist John McKelvey, a.k.a. Werner von Wallenrod (who gets his pseudonym from the old Dragon Lore games) and his calico cat Emma at his house in Jersey as he interviews musicians and reviews films or obscure music releases.


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

Big L – Gorilla In A Phone Booth

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

These limited 12″s shipped out about a month ago so I’m gonna guess that it’s been online for download for a while now. If not, I’ll remove the link at the label’s request. I won’t include the instrumentals, just the two songs. I figured we should bless you with this and urge you to go support, and cop at:

The price tag is type high, especially for nowadays, but you can get a nice package deal with the new Nutrageous/Freestyle Professors EP and bonus 45. Definite bangin’, raw early 90’s sounding stuff for heads like us, don’t sleep. The FP’s really haven’t deviated from their raw Bronx heavy sound since 1994, and that is especially refreshing in nowadays keyboard preset plagued, computer programmed, ultra crispy clean sounding world.
Take a peep at the Showbiz produced og version of “No Endz, No Skinz” here:
And the Showbiz produced og version of “Give It To Em L” here:
So, apparently these tracks were on the original version of Big L’s first album, produced entirely by Showbiz, that burned up in a fire at Jazzy Jay‘s studio. How these songs got found, nobody knows, but this IS some historic shit right here. I know the price is high, but if you’re a Big L enthusiast, you should really grab this one. And you get more than just the Big L tracks if you cop because it’s actually a “double 12” and the other piece of wax included is the previously unreleased 3 tracks, with instrumentals, by emcee Silky Black. Two of which are produced by Showbiz and one by the mighty Lord Finesse. I believe they pressed up about 400 copies but I could be mistaken. The reason for the pricing in nowadays price dropping, over saturated limited market, was probably from dealing with greats like Lord Finesse and Showbiz, not to mention Big L’s estate. I’m merely speculating here, so don’t try to eviscerate me in the comments.
The record also comes with a couple of sheets describing the release and the difference in lyrics and the whole story behind the record.
Cop here:
Big, big ups and crazy thanks to Ed Catto, Showbiz, and Branesparker(you can cop his EP with Nutso[f/k/a Nutrageous] in the previous link) for putting this project together and bringing us the unreleased goodies!

The Geto Boys – The Geto Boys (Orginal Version)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Just a little Sunday treat for you. This is the O.G. version and for those that don’t know what I’m talking about… –Philaflava

This is the Geto Boys 1990 self-titled album, the original version, before it was shelved by the record company. You see, the Geto Boys used a sample from the Steve Miller Band song “The Joker,” on track #4, Gangster of Love. This however, was an unlicensed sample, and Steve Miller sued the record company over its use, to which the record company decided to shelve this album. This album was the Geto Boys first album available nationally, while all their previous releases as the Ghetto Boys were on a more local/regional level. This sample was also used on their earlier version of this album as the Ghetto Boys called Grip It On That Other Level. However, it was also a different recording session and so it was a completely different take and did not sound the same lyrically/vocally.

After a couple years, the Geto Boys had released more albums and gained in considerable popularity. The record company decided to re-release this album, but with an altered backing track for Gangster of Love. The altered version utilized a sample of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and a “Gangsta Boogie” sample for the chorus. For those who purchased the re-release of the Geto Boys self-titled album, they got this new version of the song which if you think about it, doesn’t make as much sense as the original version which samples Steve Miller saying “call me…call me…yeah, call me the gangster of love.” Anyhow, it seems that everyone who has ripped this album and put it online, has put the re-release version online. Well I have come to save the day and give you all the original out-of-print version that came out in 1990.

1. F#@* ‘Em
2. Size Ain’t s**t
3. Mind Of A Lunatic
4. Gangster Of Love
5. Trigga Happy Nigga
6. Life In The Fast Lane
7. Assassins
8. Do It Like A G.O.
9. Read These Nikes
0. Talkin’ Loud Ain’t Saying Nothin’
11. Scarface
12. Let A Ho Be A Ho
13. City Under Siege


Peace to KingSkullie for the rip and GUCCI C for the link.