Easily the highlight of the ’17 Grammy Awards. Thank you ATCQ, Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence for the legendary performance. This was much NEEDED! –Philaflava
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Listen, I love me some Wu but there are 9 active members as of now. You mean to tell me all 9 were okay with this atrocious hook on their new single “Ron O’Neal?” The song itself seems fine for 2014. It’s what you might expect, especially based on that new album cover. But daaaaaaaamn, we really gotta continue with these cheesy Miguel-type hooks for this group? I’m thoroughly pleased they’re all back and looking happy. Meth is on another planet the way Jon playfully puts his hand over his face while he is talking. U-God looks healthy. Cappadonna looking like the freshest cabbie we know. Masta Killa looks like an extra from Sons of Anarchy. Rae mumbling about some philosophical bullshit but at least he’s getting paid now. All of this is good news but that hook. Yuck! What do you think about the latest Wu single?
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This dropped last week and literally NOBODY is talking about it and based on the views, certainly nobody is watching it either. You should. Despite his inability to make a decent album these days without the assistance of Automator, Kutmaster Kurt or TOMC3, Keith is a legend and his stories are always thoroughly entertaining. I swear, Keith and LL refuse to age. –Philaflava
There are so many emotions going on while watching this video. Shock, disgust and just utter disbelief come to mind. I may have thrown up a bit in my mouth too.
Age isn’t immune to any of us, but Serch is damn near 46 and trying to act like a 26 year old here. And what is up with Pete Nice using an umbrella instead of a cane? There was a point where Pete Nice was this dapper suave muthafucker. Damn he was the cool one. He was swagger before we even knew of the word. I haven’t feel this nauseous since attempting to watch TNA wrestling a few years to only find all the wrestlers I grew up watching trying to stay relevant well into their 50’s.
Not everyone can be the Stones. –Philaflava
Listening to Roc Marciano’s recent appearance on the Combat Jack Show, I was pleasantly surprised to hear mention of the legendary 510 Studios, a Hempstead, Long Island-based recording space that was founded by Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and frequented during its day by such hip-hop luminaries as Leaders of the New School and Mobb Deep, as well as several other local artists, including Son of Bazerk, Sugar Bear, Kings of Pressure and Underground Brigade. Apparently, during this time Roc would also hang out there recording demos. I’d heard the place’s name brought up in interviews before, but after this latest reference, I decided to dig a little deeper. I was further surprised to see that despite the prestige of its founders and clientele, the studio is almost totally forgotten online. The only substantial source I could find on its history is the video below, a trailer for an “upcoming documentary” directed by Earl Holder, CEO of Peripheral Enterprises and the man behind Synthetic Substitution: The Life Story Of Melvin Bliss — not to be confused with Earle Holder, chief mastering engineer for Public Enemy and owner of Atlanta-based HDQTRZ Master Studios.
Seeing that the video was uploaded back in October 2010 and that the film still isn’t listed on IMDB (or mentioned anywhere else on the web for that matter), I wondered if it had ever been released or even finished. So I contacted Earl, who was kind enough to inform me that he had indeed “completed the documentary in April of this year, just before Public Enemy got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” All he’s waiting on now is a score, hopefully to be provided by Bomb Squad producers Eric Sadler and Paul “Omari” Shabazz. When a release date is set, we at TROY will surely be among the first to let you know, but until then the best we can do is enjoy the trailer and continue to ensure that 510 Studios’ legacy is preserved through our appreciation for the music that was created there.
One last note: though the studios have long since closed, the building itself remains standing. As a matter of fact, I work not far from there. The picture up top was taken during my lunch break.
I was checking out an old performance by Abstract Tribe Unique on YouTube when I came across this U.N.I.T.Y. Committee / Freestyle Fellowship cipher, at least part of which I remembered seeing in This is the Life: How the West Was One. (That excellent documentary is still streaming for free on hulu by the way.) Props to Cut Chemist (of U.N.I.T.Y. Committee and Jurassic 5) for sharing the above footage via his YouTube channel.
I know I couldn’t have been the only one looking for this remix for the longest. Only a few thousand were ever pressed on CD, where as most had the blue vinyl at the time making this CDS are rare find. The wait is over though, thanks to 1994hiphopblogspot here it is encoded at 320 kbps for your iPods, Sony walkman or whatever your digital weapon of choice is. –Philaflava
01. That’s When Ya Lost (Album Version)
02. That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
03. Let ‘Em Know
04. That’s When Ya Lost (Album Instrumental)