Posts Tagged ‘shyheim’

T.R.O.Y. Throwback Fridays: Video Playlist

Friday, September 6th, 2013

It’s crucial to start your weekend off proper and there is no better way than to check out these 10 classics. Ah, the good ‘ol days.


Best Of The Wake Up Show ’94 Vol. 1 (1996)

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Who wouldn’t enjoy some freestyles on a Friday?

The disc came out in 1996 but says all material was from 1994. Featuring freestyles from RZA, GZA, Shyheim, Freddie Foxx, Original Flavor & Jay-Z, Masta Ace, Fugees, Kool G. Rap, Alkaholiks and many more.



T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 13 BONUS)

Friday, March 4th, 2011

EDITORS NOTE: Two days late, but it’s a bonus so technically it’s not really late 🙂

I was feeling a little guilty about being so late with last weeks Wu-Wednesday that I decided to put together a little Shyheim bonus RnB feature for you.

A premature RnB group, one-third Marques Houston. They later changed the group name to IMX because “immature” was no longer fitting their personalities. Remix has two verses from Shyheim.

Immature-Lover’s Groove (CD Single) (1996)
01 Lover’s Groove (LP Version)
02 Lover’s Groove (Get Hooked Remix) feat. Shyheim

T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 13)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Wu-Tang’s smallest artist. I always wished that Shyheim kicked a verse in TLC’s “Waterfalls” after making an appearance in their video. He had a great career going as a youngster, music, movies and TV. Then in 2001 got sent off to prison for a couple years. I know Shyheim helped form Bottom Up music and is about to drop a new album with Dom Pachino of Killarmy. Will 2011 be his comeback year? I hope so.

Shyheim a/k/a The Rugged Child-On & On (UK CD Single) (1994)
01 On & On
02 On & On (Premier Remix)
03 Here I Am
04 Move It Over Here



Super Saturdays: Posse Cuts (Boot Camp, Shyheim, Chubb Rock, Heavy D & Bas Blasta)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

If you’re like me, you have a weakness for posse cuts. There is something about the pairing of different emcees together that always sparks my interest. Sometimes the collaborations are immaculate, sometimes in-congruent but many times they’re just flat out intriguing.

Posse Cuts can create careers in just 16 bars. Verses become memorable, some undeniable classics like Kane on The Symphony, Busta on The Scenario or even Prodigy on I Shot Ya (Remix). These records define an era. When an emcee went for theirs. When there was no last-minute editing so you don’t get out shined on your own shit. If you did, you did back then. Friends, favors and fun. That is what made up the posse cuts of the 90s. Whether you were label mates, crew members, weed carriers or just fans of a specific artists you reached out because you wanted to create something, not sell a record.

After the jump are 5 tracks that capture everything that you’d could ever want from posse cut. No these aren’t the greatest of them, some are truly great though. These are 5 unique posse cuts that remind you just how much fun hip-hop can be.  (more…)

T.R.O.Y.’s Video Show (July)

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

A few months back we hit you with some classic videos. Our homies at VintageHiphopSeattle have by far and away the dopest collection on Youtube. So, this weekend sit back and reminisce to the old days. –Philaflava

Previous Video Show

Bad Cop – No Gimmicks Rap Shit (1-6)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010


Synopsis: 6 part mixtape with 62 independent and underground hiphop cuts from the 90’s, including unreleased tracks from Natural Elements, Foul Play and Verbal Hoods. All tracks non-stop mixed, split with trackmarks and tagged with track information.

–and to all you Serato haters, vinyl were used everywhere, except from the unreleased tracks!

Unreleased Tracks:
Natural Elements – I Got Your Heart: Best rip out there upped by nythugism on the TROY forum.

Mister Voo – Return Of The 45 (Relax Your Mind) *Taken from the leaked Tommy Boy CD from 1999, widely available online.

Foul Play – Boo Yah: DAT rip fully mastered, not the hissy version from WKCR.

Foul Play – Nightfall (Demo): Different from the one available on Cocaine Blunts, punshier beat and different vocals. Guarantee you won’t have heard this one before!

Foul Play – Black Clouds (Demo): Full rip of the demo version, not the one of Wild Pitch Blends. This is the same version that was played on WKCR, but better quality.

Verbal Hoods – I’ll Be Damned: Taken from the 5 Deadly Venoms CD, but I’ve edited the last chorus to make it clean from other cuts.

Download Mix re-upped 4/08/12

1. I’m The F*cking Bad Cop
2. Natural Elements – Set It Off
3. Shyheim Feat. Trigger, Rubbabandz, Smoothe & Dzalias – What Makes The World Go Round
4. Slomo Feat. Dead Poetz Society – Hip Hop Can’t Stop
5. Concrete Click – Keep it Street (Remix)
6. Blahzay Blahzay Feat. Verbal Hoods – Long Winded
7. Foul Play Feat. Heltah Skeltah – Boo Yah (That’s How It Be)
8. Sparrow The Movement – Inheritance
9. Half A Mill – Any Day Can Be Ya Last
10. E Dot – Look Out

1. Mister Voodoo Feat. KA – Return Of The 45 (Relax Your Mind)
2. Hillfiguz – Pain
3. Mental Illness – Amazin’s Not Playin’
4. Foul Play – Nighfall (Demo)
5. Shadez Of Brooklyn – Diamond Mine
6. Amp Boogie – Bluntly Speaking
7. Mischief – Anticipation
8. Souls Of Mischief – Sho For Real
9. I-Power – Systematic
10. Ghetto Dwellas – Make It Official

1. Gravity – Back To The Essence
2. Finsta Bundy – Sunnyside
3. Laster – Misery
4. Godfather Don – Frontin’ Ass Ducks
5. Chino XL Feat. Ras Kass – Riiiot!
6. Ras Kass – Soul On Ice
7. Mob Deep – Shook Ones Pt 1
8. Hillfiguz – Boom
9. Sons Of Sam – Nofin’ Nice
10. Choclair – What It Takes
11. Al Tariq – Peace Akki

1. The Creators – Sounds Wunderful
2. The Creators Feat. The Rats & Delirious – Pros & Cons
3. Superscientifiku Feat. Kashal-Tee – Flip Fast
4. Foul Play – Black Coulds (Demo)
5. Pop Megga – Ghetto News
6. Hyndu – Faxinated
7. 5One6 – Rap Attack
8. Jed Dust – Strictly Kings & Better
9. Dark Skinned Assassin – Lock Shit Down
10. Hi-Tech – 24/7

1. Das EFX – Can’t Have Nuttin’
2. Natural Elements – I Got Your Heart (What My Crew Do To You)
3. L-Swift – Live The Life
4. Originoo Gunn Clappaz – X-Unknown
5. Heltah Skeltah – Operation Lockdown
6. Mister Voodoo – Lyrical Tactics
7. Pure Genius – How We Go (Remix)
8. Cipher – Peeps (The Sequel)
9. The Korp Dynasty – We Comin’
10. Natural Elements – The Promo

1. Verbal Hoods – I’ll Be Damned
2. 3rd Eye – Put Your Boots On
3. Shadez Of Brooklyn – Now A Dayz
4. Scientifik – Lawtown
5. Da Nation – What’s Ya Rep
6. Shadez Of Brooklyn – Nowhere To Run
7. Dynasty – Wildcat
8. I-Power – Free Da Dome
9. Kukoo Da Bag A Bones Feat. Ill Distracxion – Big Queens (Real Nigs)
10. Shadez Of Brooklyn – Pandemonium
11. Show & A.G. – You Know Now

Sway & Tech – Wake up Show Unreleased Project (CD)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Sway & King Tech’s Wake Up Show Unreleased Project is a compilation of rare tracks by Noggin’ Nodder, Chino XL, Steve Def, & The Bums and it has King Tech remixes of D’Angelo, Rakim, & The Pharcyde. The last track on the album is possibly the greatest radio promo of all-time, the 1994 Wake Up Show Anthem with Nas, Organized Konfusion, Ras Kass, Saafir, Shyheim, Dred Scott, & Lauryn Hill. Noggin’ Nodder is now known as Motion Man.. the track Bounce is a real banger! That Ice Cube sample is crazy and so is the beat produced by Kut Masta Kurt! The rest is fully produced King Tech. I always thought this was a vinyl only release so I was really surprised when I found this cd! A great pickup!


— Thomas V

dirt_dog Remix Pack 3

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Here we go again with round 3 of the dirt_dog Remix Pack. For this set of 5 songs I decided to go with the Pete Rock and DJ Premier remixes that I used to bump from my cd single collection. Whenever a discussion about great remixes comes up, everyone praises the Pete Rock “Shut Em Down” remix. Personally I love it too, but I’ve always felt that his version of “Nighttrain” was completely overlooked. If you missed Remix Pack 1 or 2, go HERE or HERE.

Remix Pack 3
01 Public Enemy-Nighttrain (Pete Rock Strong Island Mt. Vernon Meltdown)
02 Shyheim-On & On (Premier Remix)
03 Das EFX-Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)
04 Blahzay Blahzay-Danger (DJ Premier Remix Street Mix)
05 EPMD-Rampage (Hardcore To The Head Mix) feat. L.L. Cool J


DJ Mister Cee “The Best Of Jay-Z”

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Here it is, the final installment of the DJ Mister Cee “Best Of” mixtape series. Although Jigga-Man is not one of my favorite artists, I thought it was very important to present the entire library. My review wasn’t going so well, but I think turntablelab says it best in the following two blurbs:

“Mister Cee goes in hard (Aquaman style!) for this comprehensive and really fascinating career-spanning Jigga collection. Starting way back with the Big Jaz collabs and freestyles, Cee forgoes chronological worries and moves in for the kill, dropping track after track of classic Jigga, from “Hawaiin Sophie”(!) to “Hard Knock Life.” Even the most studious of Jay fans will find new shit on this one: rare early tracks, remixes and unreleased freestyles from Cee’s vault all surface here. You know this shit is made by an insider when there are tracks with titles like “Freestyle – Live at Big Daddy Kane’s Movie Release Party at The Ritz (1993).” Considering the age of some of these, this sound quality on this mix is pretty incredible. 36 tracks total. Recommended.”

01 Jay-Z-Freestyle Live At Big Daddy Kane’s Album Release Party 1991
02 Big Jaz-Hawaiian Sophie feat. Jay-Z
03 Big Jaz-The Originators feat. Jay-Z
04 Jay-Z-Nigga What Nigga Who (Originator 99) feat. Big Jaz & Amil
05 Big Jaz-It’s That Simple feat. Jay-Z
06 Rude Boys-My Kinda Girl (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
07 Glenn Jones-Good Thang feat. Jay-Z
08 Hi 5 Ski-She’s Playing Hard To Get (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
09 Original Flavor-Can I Get Open feat. Jay-Z
10 Original Flavor-Many Styles feat. Jay-Z
11 Jay-Z-Freestyle Live At Big Daddy Kane’s Movie Release Party 1993
12 Big Daddy Kane-Show Prove feat. Big Scoob, Sauce Money, Jay-Z, Shyheim & Ol’ Dirty Bastard
13 Jay-Z-In My Life Time (Original)
14 Jay-Z-In My Lifetime (Remix)
15 Jay-Z-I Can’t Get Wid Dat feat. Big Jaz & Sauce Money
16 Jay-Z-Dead Presidents Parts 1 & 2
17 Jay-Z-Ain’t No Nigga feat. Foxy Brown
18 Jay-Z-Can’t Knock The Hustle (Original & Remix) feat. Mary J. Blige & Melisa Morgan
19 Lil’ Kim-Big Momma Thang feat. Jay-Z & Lil’ Cease
20 Foxy Brown-I’ll Be feat. Jay-Z
21 Jay-Z-Friend Or Foe ’96
22 Jay-Z-Friend Or Foe ’98
23 Jay-Z-Brooklyn’s Finest feat. Biggie Smalls
24 Jay-Z-Love Is Love (Unreleased)
25 SWV-You’re The One (Remix) feat. Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Mr. Cheeks, Trigga The Gambler & Smoothe The Hustler
26 Shai-I Dont Wanna Be Alone (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
27 Horace Brown-Things We Do For Love (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
28 The Braxtons-So Many Ways (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
29 Jay-Z-Foundation feat. Big Jaz & Sauce Money (Original & Remix)
30 Shaquille O’Neal-No Love Lost feat. Lord Tariq & Jay-Z
31 The Ranjahz-Kill 2 Live feat. Jay-Z
32 Tone Hooker-Crew Love 97 feat. O.C & Jay-Z
33 Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel-Crew Love 98 feat. Jay-Z
34 Jay-Z-You’re Only A Customer
35 Jay-Z-Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

36 Biggie Smalls-I Love The Dough feat. Jay-Z & Angela Winbush

“Part 2 of Go-In Brother #1’s Jigga retrospective focuses mainly on collaborations and the Roc-A-Fella era. Impossibly rare, hard-to-find and flat out unreleased tracks make their way into Mr. Cee’s crate – check young Shawn Carter’s “St. Ides Commercial,” or “Roc-A-Fella Shit,” which features the entire original Roc lineup (Jaz, Sauce, Bleek, Ranjahz, Diamonds, what!). Other highlights are “Young G’s” with Biggie and Puff, and the unreleased solo joint “People’s Court.” Mister Cee has done the rap world a nice service by unleashing this shit. 25 tracks total.”

01 Jay-Z-Hard Knock Life
02 Jay-Z-Can I Get A…
03 Jay-Z-Money Cash Hoes feat. DMX
04 Jay-Z-It’s Like That feat. Kid Capri
05 Jay-Z-Can I Live 99 feat. Memphis Bleek
06 Jay-Z-Paper Chase feat. Foxy Brown
07 Jay-Z-Peoples Court (Unreleased)
08 Jay-Z-Reservoir Dogs feat. The Lox Beanie Sigel & Sauce Money
09 Timbaland-Lobster & Scrimp feat. Jay-Z
10 Jay-Z-If I Should Die feat. The Ranjahz
11 Jay-Z-Ride Or Die
12 Jay-Z-Roc-A-Fella Shit feat. Team Roc (Unreleased)
13 Puff Daddy-Young Gs feat. Biggie Smalls & Jay-Z
14 Mase-Cheat On You feat. Lil’ Cease & Jay-Z
15 Jay-Z-Pre Game Skit feat. Sauce Money (Unreleased)
16 Christion-Bring Back Your Love (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
17 Rell-Love For Free feat. Jay-Z
18 Jay-Z-St. Ides Commercial
19 Memphis Bleek-It’s Alright feat. feat. Jay-Z
20 Jay-Z-Murdergram feat. Ja Rule & DMX
21 Jay-Z-Celebration feat. Team Roc
22 Jay-Z-What The Game Made Me feat. Memphis Bleek & Sauce Money
23 Jay-Z-Marcy To Hollywood feat. Memphis Bleek & Sauce Money
24 M.O.P.-4 Alarm Blaze feat. Jay-Z & Teflon
25 Jon B-Keep It Real feat. Coko & Jay-Z