Posts Tagged ‘T.R.O.Y. forum’

Hot 97 Freestyles Compilation

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

We saw this on the forums and thought we’d share with you the great work Step One continues to do for us. There was a time, many, many moons ago that Hot 97 was the place where classic freestyles happened on the reg. This 14 track compilation features some of the finest the station has produced. Be sure to check out the thread for more goodies such as the 10-minute freestyle by ATCQ, Consequence and Monie Love on the B-Side show. And for more compilations Step One has a dope blog you can peep here. –Philaflava


1 – Cold Crush Brothers – Hot 97 promo (1994)
2 – KRS One, MC Serch & Scarface (1994)
3 – Fat Joe, Charlie Brown & Red Hot Lover Tone (1994)
4 – Pete Rock & CL Smooth (1994)
5 – Ol Dirty Bastard (1995)
6 – A Tribe Called Quest (1996)
7 – Cormega (1997)
8 – Def Squad (1998)
9 – KRS One & Common (1998)
10 – Lord Finesse & Triple Seis (1998)
11 – Beanie Sigel & Freeway (2002)
12 – Jay Z (2005)
13 – The LOX (2007)
14 – Clipse / Re Up Gang (2008)

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Which rapper would you like to grab a drink with?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

By drink, I mean coffee, beer, water, whatever. The point is to pick the one rapper you’d like to have a real conversation with. Please only select one from the list of 10 rappers. I mixed them up to make it somewhat challenging. Join the discussion here.

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    The Philaflava/T.R.O.Y. Message Boards

    Friday, October 31st, 2014

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    Groove Merchantz (Godfather Don & V.I.C.) Compilation Vol. 1+2

    Sunday, April 27th, 2014

    I came across this amazing post by claaa7 on the T.R.O.Y. forums this morning and knew immediately I had to share it with our blog family. For those that don’t know, the Groove Merchantz were a production team consisting of Godfather Don and V.I.C.

    While Don went on to do a lot of stuff with Kool Keith, The Mighty V.I.C. worked a lot with The Beanuts, giving us some of their best work to date. Check out both volumes and enjoy. Peace to Claa7 and be sure to send him thanks if you’re a forum member or frequent his blog. –Philaflava

    GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 1

    01. Bas Blasta – “Dangerous” [Groove Merchantz]
    02. House Of Pain – “On Point” [Groove Merchantz Remix]
    03. Kurious – “Mansion & A Yacht” [Groove Merchantz]
    04. Jemini – “Funk Soul Sensation” [Godfather Don Remix]
    05. Scaramanga – “Group War 2000” [Godfather Don]
    06. Artifacts – “The Interview” [V.I.C.]
    07. DJ Honda Ft. Cuban Link, AL, JuJu & Missin’ Linx – “On The Mic” [V.I.C.]
    08. MC Lyte – “Ruffneck” [Beatnuts Remix by V.I.C. & JuJu]
    09. Godfather Don – “Properties Of Steel”
    10. Rawcotiks – “Live That I Live” [V.I.C.]
    11. Raw Breed – “”Rabbit Stew” [Godfather’s Flame Boiled Mix]
    12. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Raise It Up” [Godfather Don]
    13- Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
    14. Missin’ Linx – “Missin’ In Action” [V.I.C.]
    15. Godfather Don – “Burn”
    16. Kurious – “Spell It With A J (Jorge)” [V.I.C.]
    17. Godfather Don Ft. Sir Menelik- “No Competition”

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    GROOVE MERCHANTZ – “DOUBLE GROOVES VOL. 2

    01. Nas – “One Love” (Ft. Sadat X) [Groove Merchantz Remix]
    02. Bas Blasta – “The Rhythm” (Ft. Lord Finesse, Fat Joe & JuJu) [Groove Merchantz]
    03. Rawcotiks – “Real Heads” [Groove Merchantz]
    04. Big Punisher/Terror Squad – “Brave in the Heart” [V.I.C.]
    05. Artifacts – “That’s Them” [V.I.C.]
    06. Cenobites – “I Was Forgotten” [Godfather Don]
    07. Casual – “Same O.G.” [V.I.C.]
    08. Royal Flush – “It’s Royal Flush” [Godfather Don]
    09. Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Saga Of The Dandy, The Devil & Day” [Godfather Don Remix]
    10. Brick City Kids – “Brick City Kids” [V.I.C.]
    11. DJ Clue Ft. Mobb Deep & Noyd – “The Professional” [V.I.C.]
    12. Infamous Mobb Ft. Prodigy & Noyd – “Killa Queens” [V.I.C.]
    13. Screwball Ft. Prodigy & Godfather Don – “The Heat is On Remix” [G.D.]
    14. Non Phixion Ft. Hostyle – “Don’t Get Beside Yourself” [V.I.C.]
    15. Godfather Don – “Memories”
    16. Stretch & Bobbito Ft. Black Thought, Absolute, Common & P. Monch – “Live From the Stretch & Bobbito Show” [V.I.C.]

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    Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Tracks (’92-95)

    Monday, March 24th, 2014

    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
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    Kamakazee – Head On (Promo Cassette 1995)

    Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Here is the other gem skater4041 dropped on us. It’s the Queensbridge duo Kamakazee (KL & Solo). Some of you might remember them as 1/2 of the group Screwball. This promo has been one of the tougher finds and now our journey ends. K-Def or Marley, I’m not 100% sure who is behind it but all I know is the beats knock. T.R.O.Y.’s lacing you with the goodies before the weekend. –Philaflava

    Kamakazee – Head On (Promo Cassette 1995)

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    A1 Snakes In The Grass
    A2 Spread It Around
    A3 Da Rocks Y’All
    A4 Shakedown
    A5 Goodlife
    A6 Mo Murder Mo Crime
    B1 House O’ Hitz Crew feat. Hostyle & Black Poet
    B2 Rhyme Crime Profession
    B3 Orgy Style
    B4 Devastating
    B5 Head On
    B6 Bridge 95

    Bas Blasta – The Mouth That Roared Sampler

    Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Super props to skater4041 for lacing the T.R.O.Y. forum with some gems last night. One of them is the Bas Blasta sampler off “The Mouth That Roared” off of RCA Records. “Ain’t Watcha Do” features Kid of Kid N’ Play. Enjoy! – Philaflava

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    Evolution Of The B-Boy

    Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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    Longtime Philaflava member and T.R.O.Y. blog affiliate Mark 563 drops his debut, Evolution Of The B-Boy series. These are high quality contour-cut stickers featuring the first 4 illustrations from Mark 563. They feature Eazy-E, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane & Slick Rick (between 3.5” and 3.8” tall). They’re going to go with the quickness, so make sure you support the homie and grab yourself the first of many in the series.

    Cop series 1 for just $10 right here.