rolling rap for oldheads 2018 (1979-1999)

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gonna settle in here

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

also, i DJed at a packed bar a week or so ago and i got to play one of my fave Lord Finesse tracks REALLY loud on a booming system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOiFxMhh1SQ

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

i played this even louder. sounded like heaven. you should have heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29OVf4KYv0

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

also, in the *new to me* department, loving this CD! where you been all my life? better late than never.

https://img.discogs.com/Nluwp6zgR2WFdWtbHyNdpnquaE0=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1449902-1395411502-2661.jpeg.jpg

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

a.w.o.l.'s dj was shot to death two years after this cd came out. and his name was dj homicide. he was really good!

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

also, a.w.o.l. stands for Afrocentric Wicked Old-School Lyricists. in case you didn't know that.

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

good thread idea :)

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 March 2018 17:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

skot you might want to check out the new Payroll Giovanni and Cardo - Big Bossin Vol 2, it's kind a nice modern take on older midwest/west stuff

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 March 2018 17:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

speaking of 1999, dead prez are playing next to my store tomorrow night. i'm dusting and polishing my jansport.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1652972011428502/

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 17:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

they had masta ace and krs play last year. they got mr. lif coming too but mr. lif does not fit the parameters of this thread. he might have had a couple of turn of the century singles...

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 17:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

masta ace has done some good music in recent years - the falling season was this autobiographical story album, really good

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

i'll bet! he's so good. though i think the last one i actually owned was his summertime concept album.

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 18:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

been listening to tha alkaholiks a lot lately too. likwidation and 21 & over. i need more alkaholiks 12-inches to spin at the bar. i'll bet i got some down in the dollar dungeon.

scott seward, Friday, 2 March 2018 18:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

One of Mr. Lif's best songs – over the Bad Bascomb break – is a 12" from the old head era courtesy of Grand Royal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK5hLhhMf-4

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 2 March 2018 19:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

Whoops, that's THE WHO

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 2 March 2018 19:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

got my ghostface tickets for May 19th! WUUUuuuuuuu! Greenfield is gonna be rockin'.

https://www.facebook.com/events/211570676089135/

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

I hope for your sake he's better live than when I saw him ~10 years ago.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

i like this song its about the weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwKah1lG1ps

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

i sent a message to the local bar guy about that. crossing fingers!

ghostface could stand there and play his records and i'd be happy.

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 03:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Does anyone remember the Punk Barbarians? They appeared briefly on Public Enemy's Muse-Sick-N-Hour Mess-Age (itself a very underrated album) and got a co-sign from Chuck D. They only released one album and some singles, but they did a music video for 'Hooptie Car' and that got some rotation on BET's Rap City (which is how I discovered that they had even released any of their own music). The album was really good, for a no-nonsense NYC hip hop record from 1996. A must for fans of classic MPC-crafted beats with mellow jazz samples.

Another more closely Public Enemy-related group that was also pretty good was Hyenas in the Desert. Their album came out on Chuck D's Slam Jamz label. The beats were a lot more weird, as Gary G-Wiz was more heavily involved in the production. Another case of one album, a couple singles, and nothing else. The main guy from Hyenas also featured on Chuck D's solo, if anybody remembers that.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 05:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

I remember the name Hyenas in the Desert, but never heard a note of their music.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 12:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

I have (or had) a Hyenas in the Desert 12 inch at one point I'll try to keep an eye out. you can have it if I can find it. I think it's pretty cool iirc

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 13:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4lM51lPpW0

groovypanda, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

hip hop is interesting when you think about it, it's always evolved so relentlessly (cfe imagine playing Future or Migos to someone from 20 years ago) but also it was almost instantly nostalgic and looking back to its past (cfe songs like "Goin' Way Back" by Just-Ice is from 87!)

or like bringing back "real hip hop" the idea that hip hop betrayed its roots is present almost from the beginning - even literally the first hip hop hit record (Rapper's Delight) is a betrayal of hip hop (the stealing of Caz's routines by some pizza shop nobodies for a shady R&B label)

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

this needs to be here. watched it last night after a bottle of wine and i danced up a storm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw10bdA-HTQ

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 16:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

1996 westcoastgangsta album i'd never heard before today. digging it. it rides low. i don't really listen to a TON of westcoast stuff like this. when i'm in the mood i usually put on my double-CD nate dogg g-funk classics set. that's a pretty undiluted shot of cali when i need it. anyway, the one and only Kinfolk album is worth hearing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwkBVHDE3qA

scott seward, Friday, 9 March 2018 17:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

that's nice g funk, squiggle those synths!!!

this got posted somewhere but seems worth reposting for o.g. headz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKA8H_LolNM

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

Please rate these albums in order of preference:

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
Cash Money & Marvelous ‎– Where's The Party At?
MC Shan - Born to Be Wild

thx.

ANU (sisilafami), Friday, 9 March 2018 18:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

i love the cash money record. i wish i still had my copy. then shan. then jeff. though jeff takes a backseat to nobody not even cash money as a dj.

scott seward, Friday, 9 March 2018 18:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

No one outside of NYC seems to have any memory of this but this was THE coveted cassingle in my squad for a few months

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbFGdM3mryc

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

god i love "beg no friends"

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 March 2018 20:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

rest in peace craig mack and matt dike. you will be remembered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNFqMx0gY7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5qIfx3X0G4

scott seward, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

can't view any youtube at work, but will check this thread tonight. Can say I've been all about 90s hip hop this month, with Showbiz & AG, Kool G Rap & 3-6 Mafia getting a lot of play.

Dominique, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

matt dike??? oh no :(

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Damn that's sad.

I always wondered why the Dust Brothers just seemed to fade away.

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

thnx p

we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Ghostface was fun last night! He looked great. Packed house. Everyone in the crowd was happy. I'm sure there were people who thought he wasn't on long enough. it's basically an hour long greatest hits set. but it was fine by me.

scott seward, Sunday, 20 May 2018 13:25 (six months ago) Permalink

I always wondered why the Dust Brothers just seemed to fade away.

Matt Dike wasn't a member of the Dust Brothers btw, Capitol just didn't want to credit three entities on the Paul's sleeve

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:55 (six months ago) Permalink

I did not know that!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 May 2018 11:35 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/28/the-spectacular-personal-mythology-of-rammellzee

Rammellzee died in 2010 but there’s an exhibit of his art and music now in NYC. Hua Hsu article

curmudgeon, Friday, 25 May 2018 14:52 (six months ago) Permalink

playing now. a go-to CD for me. always hits the spot.

https://ring.cdandlp.com/freezypazzy/photo_grande/114721460.jpg

scott seward, Friday, 25 May 2018 18:06 (six months ago) Permalink


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