Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…
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We finally did it. It’s been years in the making but here is the return of The Philaflava Show (sorta) with co-hosts Kevlar, DJ 360 and Jason Gloss. If you enjoy good music and good laughs, check it out. Youtube and iTunes downloads will be available shortly. Stay tuned! –Philaflava
Six years ago, with the help of 8 other folks on Philaflava.com, we put together a list of our Top 100 Obscure Tracks. The list went viral and the blogosphere was laced with 100 mp3s that spread like wildfire across all blogs, message boards and websites alike. I love obscure shit. Who doesn’t like to be different, especially when it comes to music?
Everybody would always play the same radio singles, but you’d look for that one album cut nobody was checking for. Maybe it was that a b-side or that cassette single only remix. I love guest features. I’m a sucker for a good 90s collabo. The beauty of the music is not only enjoying it, but discovering it as well. Having it all to yourself, while you feel the rest of the world is on some other shit. It’s that feeling that I always yearned for when it comes to my hip-hop. It’s also the main reason I preferred The Source’s Fat Tape section over anything else in that mag. Though, many of the tracks listed in Fat Tape went on to become singles themselves.
The T.R.O.Y. squad has always been adamant about focusing on a specific era in hip-hop, most of us would consider it the “2nd” Golden Age we’ve had. I personally love ’92-95. To me, those were the prime years. It’s hard to match the production, get away with the sampling and really, come with the same energy today.
When I’m bored with music I always find myself going back to those 4 years. They never let me down and despite some of the music aging poorly or now that I’m older, I realize many of these lyrics were downright embarrassing, there is still something very cool about this era. So with that said, I have put together a list of my 250 favorite obscure tracks from 1992-1995. 1996 had tons of great shit too, but to me, it was the beginning of that whole indie movement and it would take this list from 250 to 500 rather easily. One thing I’ve realized while compiling this list is that I am enamored with D.I.T.C. production, with the exception of Primo, Pete Rock, Diamond D and The Beatnuts, Buckwild completely owned shit in the 90s. I still don’t understand how he isn’t higher on most peoples list. The man always been incredible.
I used the word obscure loosely here, because we all know its subjective. B-sides, remixes, posse cuts, guest features and random album cuts make up my list. I’ll do my best to work on getting up some of those mp3s, though I am sure many of you probably already have them. Let me know what some of your favorite “obscure” cuts are from the golden age, I’m sure I am forgetting some. — Philaflava
Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Songs (’92-95)
250. Sha’Dasious – Da Whole Shabang feat. Ram Squad, 50 Grand, Tasc-4rce
249. Preacher Earl & The Ministry – Return Of The Body Snatcha
248. Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
247. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – The Sleeper
246. Kirk – Uptown Style feat. Ski
245. Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
244. MC Eiht – All For The Money (1/2 Oz. Remix)
243. Special Ed – Rukus
242. Lin Que – Let It Fall
241. Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It
240. Double X Posse – He Asked For It
Thanks to Thereallex for putting this joint together. It’s one 1 of 8 volumes we’ll be bringing you of M.O.P. remixes, b-sides and non-album tracks. Be sure to send him your thanks on the forum and be on the look out for volume 2 coming at cha. —Philaflava
M.O.P – Remixes, B-Sides & Non-Album Tracks
01 – Premier Intro
02 – Rawness Ft Teflon
03 – Comin At Cha Ft Teflon
04 – Warfare Ft Afu-Ra
05 – NHB Ft Tommy Tee and Royal Flush-Street
06 – Pounds Up Ft DITC
07 – It’s The Ones Ft PMD
08 – Know Da Game Ft Kool G Rap and Mobb Deep
09 – Sit Em Back Slow Ft Az
10 – Crossfire Ft Afu-Ra
11 – Legendary Street Team Ft Kool G Rap
12 – Annihilation Ft Blackmoon and Teflon
13 – My Kind Of Nigga Ft Heather B
14 – Who Got Gunz Ft Gangstarr
15 – Dr. Feelgood Ft Kid Capri, Nine, Nice & Smooth, Ill Al Skratch
16 – No Doubt Ft Das EFX and Teflon
17 – Bizness VS Friendship feat. Gangstarr
18 – NHB Remix feat Tommy Tee and Royal Flush
19 – Rugged Never Smooth (Premier Remix)
20 – Pounds Up – (Sagace Remix)
Thanks to Jazarino and Hqhiphop for posting this up. Looks like a janky compilation from some fly-by-night label in the 90s. Nonetheless, the track list knocks and I didn’t even know a few of these remixes existed. Still, no Jeep compilation is complete without Uncle LL. Just saying. –Philaflava
01 Main Source – Live At The Barbeque (Original Cookout Mix)
02 U.M.C.’s – Blue Cheese (U-N-I-Verse-All Mix)
03 Heavy D. & The Boyz – You Can’t See What I Can See
04 Organized Konfusion – Fudge Pudge (Bob T Mix)
05 Fu-Schnickens – True Fuschnick (Shaheed’s Fix)
06 Gang Starr – DWYCK
07 A.D.L. – Daddy
08 Little Shawn – I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time) (Big Bottom Remix)
09 Father MC – Lisa Baby (Hip Hop Fat Mix)
10 A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
11 Dr. Dre introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg – Deep Cover (Soundtrack Mix)
12 Nasty Nas – Half Time (LP Version)
13 Ice Cube – Horny Lil’ Devil
14 Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man (The Killer Mix)
From Classic Material:
One iconic hip hop track from each of the last 20 years, remixed paying tribute to the production style and sampling trends popular at the time of the original release. From the James Brown influenced style of the late 80s to the iconic and distinct sounds of DJ Premier, Jay Dee and beyond.
Ever since I heard the “‘Microphone Master” remix back in ’95 I was hooked on DJ Spinna. The man’s catalog runs deep and yet his recognition never quite caught up. While “Dome Cracker” is comprised of DJ Spinna and Joc Maxx, who is dope in his own right, the lack of appreciation Spinna has received over the years is practically criminal. Best known for his Rawkus-era contributions such as Sir Menelik’s “7XL,” Shabaam Saadiq’sÂ “5 Star Generals” or L-Fudge’s “What If,” Spinna hasÂ done remixes for MC Eiht, Faith No More all the way to Michael Jackson.
So instead of me boring you with Beyond Real stories, let me just post a few superior remixes by team Dome Cracker as we pay a little respect to the man they call DJ Spinna.
De La Soul – Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)