Posts Tagged ‘spice 1’

Take It Personal – West Coast Classics IV

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

It’s exactly a year today, we debuted our Take It Personal show and here we are with Episode 17. This is the final installment of our West Coast Classics series. That’s 4 shows total clocking in over 17 hours of everything West Coast. NOBODY, let me repeat, NOBODY has ever done this kind of tribute before and I don’t see anyone dumb enough to try. On this show we have tributes to the great West Coast indie/underground scene, another Bay Area homage and we couldn’t forget about Death Row Records. We also have classics from Blu, Suga Free, Styles of Beyond, Zion I, Spice 1, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Mac Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, Eazy-E, Dru Down, Odd Future, 2Pac, The Jacka, Kendrick Lamar, The Coup, Souls of Mischief, Paris, C-Bo, Living Legends, Fashawn and E-40.

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

We create these Sounds Like The 90s, to share with you new(er) tunes, that we feel represent that 90s hip-hop we love. Listen with an open mind and most importantly, support the artists featured on these Sounds Like The 90s if you like what you hear. 24 is a great number, my favorite number for obvious reasons, so it only made sense to incorporate my childhood idol Rickey Henderson on the cover. Props to dirt_dog for always blessing the artwork. And if you’re a fan of his work, you’ll be happy to know our Certified Dope Apparel is back for a limited time as well. Peace to to all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y.   –Jason Gloss

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Stay tuned for the return of The Philaflava Show, as we bring you Take It Personal radio dropping this fall.

Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24

1. Take It Personal Intro
2. Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts) – Hip Hop Never Left feat. Inspectah Deck, Pete Rock & Jeru The Damaja
3. Reef The Lost Cauze – Radio Suckas feat. Peedi Crakk, STS & Truck North
4. Apathy – Rap Is Not Pop
5. D.I.T.C. – Diggin’ Numbers (Remix)
6. Roc Mariciano – All For It (prod. Alchemist)
7. Meyhem Lauren – Not Guilty (prod. Large Professor)
8. Ras Kass – Paypal The Feature feat. Steele & Sean Price
9. Blu & Nottz – Giant Steps feat. Bishop Lamont, Tore, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution
10. Maylay Sparks – Illadelph Elohim feat. Rucker Pawk & The Last Emperor
11. Atmosphere – When The Lights Go Out feat. MF Doom & Kool Keith
12. Skizz – Listen To Jazz feat. Your Old Droog
13. De La Soul – Royalty Capes
14. Ras Beats – Knowledge of Self feat. Elzhi & O.C.
15. Ras Beats – Wit No Pressure feat. Roc Marciano
16. Black Thought – Making A Murderer feat. Styles P (prod. 9th Wonder)
17. MC Eiht & Spice-1 – Any Means (prod. Alchemist)
18. Termanlogy – We’re Both Wrong feat. Saigon (prod. Q-Tip)
19. DJ Joe Bodega – Mentally Decapitated feat. UG, Sean Price & Sadat X

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T.R.O.Y. Throwback Fridays: Video Playlist (Dedication To 2Pac)

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Today marks the 17th year since 2Pac’s passing. Since we normally do Throwback Friday videos, it made sense to make today all about Pac. Rest in peace homie.


Dropped Same Day: KRS-One / Souls of Mischief / Spice 1

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Continuing with the ongoing saga, we have a Jive Records triple threat. Two of ’em are well regarded, often called classics and one other that often gets overlooked, charted high, had a track featured in Menace II Society and was labeled by Tupac “…hardest album ever recorded”.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 1993.

Three LPs: KRS-One‘s solo debut, on Vibe, Souls of Mischief‘s first, off BMG / Vibe and Spice 1‘s sophomore, via Jive.

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

187 Proof – Dope Lika Pound Or A Key (1991)

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
When I first found this compilation I never thought it had anything to do with Spice 1 himself, I just assumed that the 187 Proof title was an homage to one one of his most famous songs.

Another notable element is the original mix of The Coup’sFoul Play” track, which might be their first ever recorded appearance.

Also, tape contains a few instrumentals and dubs. Download links and tracklisting after the jump.



The T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents Funk-O-Rama V10

Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Volume 10 is done completely in G-Funk style. Hope you’ll like it. Tracklisting, download links and videos after the jump.

**dirt_dog on the covers.



Drayzee Says: It’s ‘Em Summer Days Volume 1

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Recently we blessed you with G-Funk California.
If that was not much for you, than try to digest this load of dope summer tracks from all over The States, alloted in 3 volumes, made by member of philaflava forum and owner of his own blog, Drayzee,
Drayzee was just kind enough to allow us to use his own work and to represent it via T.R.O.Y. Blog.
Thank you Drayzee for this massive work.

“Drayzee Says: It’s ‘Em Summer Days” is a compilation based on g-funk/gangsta/jazz/funk music. Too bad it’s not summer yet, however this project will certainly give you that summer vibe. I hope this will bump in your speakers 6 summers from now. The first volume contains more “party-like” songs, the second volume will contain more gangsta/cruisin’ stuff, jazz & funk, and the third one will be for you to just chill on. I also used some St. Ides commercial once per 8-9 songs, just to give you the feeling that there still is a dope radio on earth bumpin’ this.

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime (Reprise)
2. 2nd II None – Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
3. Warren G – This Is the Shack
4. Remy – Roll Wit Us
5. Bone Thugs N Harmony – Foe Tha Love of Money (Ft. Eazy-E)
6. Eazy-E – Gangsta Beat 4 Tha Street (feat. B.G. Knocc Out, Dresta & Menajahtwa)
7. Mista Grimm – Indo Smoke (Feat. Warren G, Nate Dogg)
8. Ant Banks – Parlayin’
9. Conscious Daughters – Fonky Expedition (Remix)
10. Mac Dre – California Livin’
11. I.F.A. – Slide
12. Big Mello – Funkwichamind
13. Luniz – Playa Hata
14. Lighter Shade Of Brown – Hey D.J.
15. Warren G – This D.J.
16. Sly Boogy – Keep On-feat Crooked I, Kam, Miss King, & AP
17. Str8-G – Bring The Funk (Remix)
18. Sir Speedy – Summertime feat Lady Nichole MC Maggie
19. Young Murder Squad – How We Livin’
20. DJ Quik – I Got That Feelin’
21. 2nd II None – B Alright
22. South Central Cartel – All Day Every Day
23. Hami – Im Tha One Ya Slept On
24. M. Doc – It’s A Summer Thang (Remix)
25. Dubee – My Thang
26. 11-11 – Family Reunion
27. Luniz – I Got 5 On It (2F Remix)
28. Tha Eastsidaz – Friday Night Ft. Bokie Loc
29. L.O.L. – Can U Feel It
30. Remy – Give the DJ Some Love
31. Vontel – Keep It On The Real
32. Cinque – Rock Wit You (All Night)
33. The Dove Shack – Smoke Out
34. OutKast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
35. DJ Quik & Kurupt – Ohh!
36. DJ Quik & Kurupt – Cream N Ya Panties
37. DJ Quik – Somethin’ 4 Tha Mood
38. DJ Quik – Tha Ho In You
39. DJ Quik – Pitch In Ona Party
40. Str8-G – Everything’s Fine (In The Summertime)
41. Shaquille O’neal – My Dear (Ft. Warren G)
42. Legend Man – N.O.L.A.
43. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Summer Love
44. Spice 1, 2pac, Mac Mall – California Dreamin’
45. 2Pac – Late Night Feat. D.J. Quik, Outlawz
46. Yo-Yo – Yo Yo Funk
47. L.B.C. Crew – Intro 2 The Indo (Haven’t You Heard)
48. Kam – Pull Ya Hoe Card
49. Dr. Dre – Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang
50. 2Pac – I Get Around Feat Digital Underground
51. TWDY – Players Holiday
52. 805 Locos – Summertime In The 805
53. NWA – Chin Check (G-Funk Remix)
54. Smooth – It’s Summertime (Let It Get Into U)
55. Rhythm & Knowledge – U Bring Da Dog Out
56. Skee-Lo – I Wish
57. Poor Righteous Teachers – Word Iz Life
58. Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow
59. Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game
60. Kool Moe Dee – Can U Feel It
61. A Tribe Called Quest – Jam
62. DJ Jazzy Jeff – For Da Love Of Da Game feat. Baby Blak & Pauly Yamz
63. Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
64. Dana Dane – Rollin Wit Dane
65. Paris – Guerrilla Funk (Deep Fo’ Real Remix)
66. Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
67. Kool G. Rap – Can’t Stop The Shine
68. Sway Ft. Teddy – Month In The Summer
69. Large Professor – IJUSWANNACHILL
70. The Beatnuts – No Equal
71. Main Source – Just Hangin’ Out
72. Redman – Tonight’s Da Night
73. Nas – Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)
74. Q-Tip – Let’s ride
75. Bahamadia – I Confess
76. Digable Planets – For Corners
77. A Tribe Called Quest – After Hours
78. Digable Planets – It’s Good To Be Here
79. Mood – Secrets of the Sand (Jay Dee Remix)
80. Twista – Sunshine
81. Lauryn Hill – The Sweetest Thing
82. Tha Alkaholiks – Relieve Yourself
83. Lil 1/2 Dead – Southern Girl
84. Twinz – Jump Ta This
85. The Grench – Saturday
86. King George – Tru Player
87. Mac T – Give It Up Smooth
88. The Dove Shack – We Funk G Funk
89. Lil Keke – Superstars
90. Fo’ Clips – Can You Feel Me
91. Hi-C – Sitting in the Park
92. Mr. Capone-E – Summertime Anthem
93. Kid Frost – La Raza
94. L.S.O.B. – Sunny Day
95. Compton’s Most Wanted – Come Ride with Me
96. Eastside – Southern Funk Feat. Chyne
97. Lil Half Dead – 12 Pacofdoja

** The tracklist does not contain St. Ides commercials **

— Markshot

The 90’s Bay Area Obsession

Monday, September 28th, 2009
The 90’s Bay Area Obsession

I can remember it just like yesterday, my bedroom was draped in red and gold to match my Joe Montana poster that my mother had got framed for me to go with the room. She was good like that, always made sure her son always had coordination game on lock. It’s probably one of the reasons I’m real finicky today about matching colors. Life was good back then, the Oakland A’s were fresh off a World Series sweep against their cross-town rivals, the San Francisco Giants. My childhood idol Rickey Henderson was setting himself up for a career year, in which he later won his first and only MVP award.

At the time the biggest selling hip-hop album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” was dominating the airwaves and officially put Oakland on the hip-hop map. Despite years of hustling by Todd Shaw, it wasn’t until Hammer’s success that Oakland started receiving national attention. I suppose selling 10 million records will do to a town. If you ask me every Bay Area rapper owes a debt of gratitude to MC Hammer.

At twelve you’re still very impressionable and I remember trying to memorize every lyric in D. U.’s Sex Packets album while listening in my bedroom. My room was filled with stacks of Playboys that were given to me by Hector, a 40-something Puerto Rican guy who used to do maintenance work in my apartment complex. Come to think of it, it’s disgusting to think that I even touched those magazines after Hector had his way with them. God bless Hector though, he always laced me with some of his KFC when he couldn’t finish it. Kinda disgusting to think about that too.

Even though I was obsessed with Playboy magazines back then, I still refused to grow up completely because I was still collecting baseball cards. Back then David Justice and Frank Thomas rookies (both former A’s players) were the most sought after cards and I remember starving myself at lunch just so I could use that money to cop packs of ‘90 Leaf.

Little did I realize most of these things were Bay Area related. Subconsciously I was forming a marriage with apart of California in which I’ve never visited growing up. As the years went on I noticed some of my favorite music came the Bay Area. You had Spice 1, Too $hort, The Coup, Mac Mall, JT The Bigga Figga, Ray Luv, Andre Nickatina, Dru Down, Mac Dre, Young Lay, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Celly Cell, The Luniz, E-40, Digital Underground and 2Pac just to name a few.

The production was also phenomenal because you had Ant Banks, Studio Ton, Mike Mosely, Sam Bostic and the forever underrated Khayree.

Below are some of my favorite tracks for this era. What are some of your favorite Bay Area artists? Albums? –Philaflava

Simple E – Colouz Uv Sound (CD 1994)

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Simple E, a female emcee, is mainly known for the classic hit “Play My Funk” released on the Sugar Hill Soundtrack in 1993. She then followed with a full length release titled “Colouz Uv Sound” in 1994. The album had one guess appearance from Bay Area legend Spice 1. One thing that people might not be aware is that the album featured two productions from Mista Lawnge of Black Sheep and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest. Since it is Native Tongues Month, I was pretty sure that a lot of people would be interested in those obscure productions. The rest of the album features jazz influenced beats. Simple E’s flow is reminiscent of Missy Elliot. I’m not really sure where Simple E is from but her fan club is located in New Jersey. She is definitely from the East Coast. Enjoy,

1. Kum Follow Me
2. Day Ain’t Reade
3. De Abyss
4. East Coast/West Coast (Feat. Spice 1)
5. Rant & Rave (Producer – Mista Lawnge)
6. Soul Searchin’
7. Kinke Reggae
8. Neck Work (Producer – Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
9. Paradigmz
10. Blue Jeans
11. An Innocent Rage
12. Realite
13. Play My Funk


— Thomas V