Posts Tagged ‘tame one’

Marco Polo feat. The Artifacts – Back To Work

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The Facts are back, well maybe, who knows anymore. This is new in the sense it was never released before (Port Authority 2 leftovers?), but I’m not sure how new this really is. Is Tame and El still on speaking terms after that brief reunion?

Back To Work is taken from Marco Polo’s forthcoming free-LP Newport Authority 2.

Newport Authority 2 will feature appearances from Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Artifacts, Das Efx, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Torae & Ruste Juxx all rocking over Marco’s production. –Philaflava

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Link to Marco Polo f/ Artifacts “Back To Work”:


Download link to Marco Polo f/ Big Daddy Kane “Nite & Day”:

Download link to Marco Polo f/ Rakim “What’s Wrong”:

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger Returns w/Recap

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Keeping tradition here at T.R.O.Y. we’ll be bringing back our Guest Blogger posts that we’ve done over the years. We’ve had a lot fun with these because we’ve been able to deliver a different side of our guests. Every one has been slightly different, but the goal has always been to exhibit something new that we didn’t know or expect for that matter. Below are links from some of our previous editions. Check ’em out if you haven’t already. Refresh those that you once read years ago and get ready for some more guest bloggin’ about to be in full effect. –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/J-Zone

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/MF Grimm

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Sean Price

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Jean Grae

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Tame One

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/ Chip Fu

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/B-Real

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/9th Wonder

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Blockhead

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/ AJ Woodson (JVC Force)

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Superstar Quamallah

Tame One For Wax Poetics TV w/bonus freestyle

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Spotted out our little brother (no Phonte) Steadybloggin’. Peep the 7+ year old freestyle below from the Philaflava Show.

Tame One from Wax Poetics on Vimeo.

Tame One drops some interesting tidbits of Artifacts history and some views on the music industry. The video is actually an addendum to a thorough informative article on Tame’s history, which you can (and should) read over at the Wax Poetics site HERE.

Philaflava Freestyle

MC Ren vs. Tame One

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The finals are here and it’s an ass whooping so far. –Philaflava

Click here to vote!

Godfather Don vs. Tame One?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Just two more days to cast your votes. Who will meet in the finals? Right now it’s a tie between Tame One and GFD but you could be the deciding factor. We also have MC Ren vs. Willie D. Who will advance to the finals? Real vs. Trill? Click here to go vote. –Philaflava


Download updated bracket.

Battle of The Boys: Willie D vs. Big Mike

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Round 4 has begun. Who will advance to the Final Four? In a very fitting match-up we have Willie D vs. Big Mike. MC Ren vs. Casual, Godfather Don vs. Breeze Brewin and Tame One vs. Tragedy Khadafi. Every vote counts! –Philaflava

Vote now!

Sounds Like The 90s (Volume 11)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

11 volumes deep and we’re not stopping anytime soon. Next month we’ll be bringing you the Best of Sounds Like The 90s, then regroup for the new year. We’re always accepting mp3 and your suggestions to help create these compilations. No more wasting your time, just download this! -Philaflava

Sounds Like The 90s (Volume 11)

01. Juice Crew – Mr. Magic Tribute
02. Cormega – Define Yourself feat. Tragedy Khadafi & Havoc
03. Jay Electronica – Suckas
04. Saigon – Say Yes Pt. 2
05. Beanie Sigel – What You Talkin’ Bout
06. Remarkable Mayor – Doomz Day
07. O.C. – Life (Roc Raida Tribue)
08. Senor Kaos – 20 Years High & Rising (Homage To De La Soul) feat. Von Pea & Homeboy Sandman
09. Fashawn – Samsonite Man feat. Blu
10. Sene – WhyBother?
11. People Under The Stairs – DQMOT (Thes One Remix)
12. Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Flashback
13. Cormega – Live And Learn (prod. Pete Rock)
14. Curren$y – On My Way
15. Godamus Rhyme – Mass Appeal feat. Mr. S.O.S.
16. Masta Ace & Edo G – Pass The Mic feat. KRS-One
17. (Bonus Track) Mr. Chop – T.R.O.Y.

Catch up an all 11 volumes here.

Props to Strategy for the tagged version & Blake Reznik and Tal Danan for the sick cover.

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 8

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Better late than ever…I was actually waiting on a few tracks before I finalized this but I won’t continue to bore you with semantics. Let’s get right in to the mix, it’s definitely more east coast heavy this time around but I feel it complete that proper summer blend I was going for. Enjoy! –Philaflava

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 8
1. Statik Seletah – Critically Acclaimed feat. Lil Fame, Saigon & Sean Price
2. Nut-Ragous – NYC To LA feat. Jay Rock
3. Slaughterhouse – Microphone (prod. Alchemist)
4. Uncle Murder – Summertime Shootouts (prod. DJ Premier)
5. French Montana – New York Minute (Remix) feat. Jadakiss, Lil Cease, Mic Geronimo & Noreaga
6. Rakim – Holy Are You
7. DJ Honda – Magnetic Arts feat. Mos Def
8. Atmosphere – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 2
9. Luckyiam – Sumpthin 2 Say feat. Imani & Pep Love
10. Raekwon – Flying Daggers feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man
11. J Dilla – Reality TV feat. Black Thought
12. Nino Bless – Boom Bap Shit feat. Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Rhymefest & Scram Jones (prod. Madlib)
13. Havoc – Always Have A Choice
14. Tame One – Freedom of Speech
15. Young Chris – Last Two feat. Freeway & Beanie Sigel
16. Freedie Gibbs – How We Do (’93 Til Freestyle)*
17. Ras Kass – Mike Jacks*

* Bonus Freestyles

DOWNLOAD (new link 8/2/12)


Catch up on all 8 volumes here.
Peace and props to Kalel for knocking out this cover last minute and incorporating my idol (Rickey) on it. Big shout out to Strategy for taggin’ and bagging this mix properly so you all could have little pretty images and proper tags for each track. Peace to the T.R.O.Y. and Steady Bloggin’ fam. We run this blogosphere rap shit!

All-Time Favorites

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We asked a few T.R.O.Y. friends what some of their all-time favorites are from singles, remixes, b-sides, LP’s, to even their own personal tracks. For those wanting to learn more our friends click on their name to be redirected to their site.


Favorite 12″ – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – LL Cool J – Bigger And Deffer

Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite B-SideDoug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite LPPublic Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Favorite Personal Track Fountain of Youth (The Deadline) & Change of Heart (Kam Moye EP)

Favorite 12″ – EPMD – So Whatcha Sayin’
Favorite Remix – Redman – Rocafellla (Remix)
Favorite LP – Redman – Dare Iz A Darkside
Favorite Personal Track – Tame One – Black Flowerz (unreleased)

Favorite Remix – Jeru The Damaja – You Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Organized Konfusion – Extinction Agenda
Favorite Personal Track – Vakill – Serpant And The Rainbow


Favorite 12″ – Gang Starr – Take It Personal/DWYCK
Favorite Remix – Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – Nation of Millions
Favorite Personal Track – Hangar 18 – Sad

Domino (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – The Beatles – Abbey Road
Favorite Personal Track – Hieoglyphic – After Dark

Opio (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – My Adidas/Peter Piper
Favorite B-Side – De La Soul – Brainwashed Follower (Me, Myself & I 12″)
* You had to put the needle to the vinyl in a specific groove to play the C side.
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions… & Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted

Favorite Personal Track – Hieroglyphics – Oakland Blackouts

Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love

Favorite BSide Public Enemy “B-Side Wins Again” (“Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos” was the A-side)
Favorite LP Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
Impossible to decide best 12” . . .

Favorite 12″ – Rakim – Know The Ledge

12″ EPMD -You Gots To Chill
Favorite B-SideBig Daddy Kane Just Rhymin With Biz
Favorite RemixJeru Da Damaja- Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP Dr.Dre The Chronic
Favorite Personal Track Ill Al Skratch – Where’s My Homies

Superstar Quamallah
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – It’s Like That/Sucka MC’s”

Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Mobb Deep – The Infamous
Favorite Personal TrackSuperstar Is in Ya Town

Favorite 12″ Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite Remix – Casual – That’s How It Is (Remix)

Favorite LP Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…

Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Ice Cube – Death Certificate
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – James Brown – Hell

Favorite 12″Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force Planet Rock
Favorite LP – The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better

Favorite Remix A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
Favorite Personal Track – Kurupt & DPG – Represent That G.C.

Favorite 12″ – Art of Noise – Into Battle
Favorite Remix – Common – Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
Favorite LP – CunninLynguists – A Piece of Strange
Favorite Personal Track – Optimist

Poison Pen
Favorite 12″ –
Audio Two – Top Billin’
Favorite B-Side – Smooth Da Hustle feat. Trigger Tha Gambler – Broken Language
Favorite Remix – Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (Remix) feat. Lil Kim
Favorite LP – N.W.A. – Efil4zaggin
Favorite Personal Track – Bed Stuy BestBuy

Tony D
Favorite 12″ – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – T.R.O.Y..
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Favorite Personal Track – Poor Righteous Teachers – Roc Dis Funky Joint

Tone B. Nimble (All Natural)
Favorite 12″ –
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down
Favorite Remix – Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix)
Favorite LP –
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

Welcome To The Paradigm

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Drum & Knowledge Of Parallel Thought
Present “Welcome To The Paradigm”

I received an email from Adam from Parallel Thought and since he’s a fan of our blog he thought this mix would be ideal the readers. It’s a 35 min funk/soul mix and the artwork was done by none other than Tame One. Check it out and leave some feedback for Parallel Thought cuz they promise more mixes like this if you dig ’em.

Larry Ellis & The Black Hammer – Funky Thing (Pt. 1)
Franklyns Insanity – Bring It Down
Joe Battan – Under The Street Lamp
Ubiquity – Simple & Sweet
Black Fist – Can’t Stop Talkin
The Trammps – Rubber Band
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – We Almost Lost Detroit
Barry White – Can’t Seem to Find Him
Edwin Starr – Love Never Dies
Carrie Lucas – Questions
Eugene Record – We Belong Together
Prince Phillip Mitchell – If We Can’t Be Lovers
Benny Latimore – Let’s Straighten It Out
Earth Wind & Fire – Clover
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Good Livin’ (Good Lovin’)
Sly and the Family Stone – Life of Fortune and Fame
Millie Jackson – I Cry
Donald Byrd – Places and Spaces
Delfonics – I’m Sorry
Tom Brock – There’s Nothing in This World That Can Stop Me from Loving You
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
The Dells – I Can Sing A Rainbow
Willie Hutch – Overture Of Foxy Brown
Sidney Joe Qualls – How Can You Say Goodbye
Main Ingredient – California My Way
O.V. Wright – A Nickel and A Nail
We’re Together

Mixed by Drum & Knowledge of Parallel Thought
Front Artwork by Tame One
Back Artwork by Caness