While Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album has gotten infinite amount of play since it first dropped back in 1992, this album established the West Coast and more importantly.. Death Row Records. It also introduced us to a young Calvin Broadus who gave us Doggystyle on the solo tip and further extended the reign of the West in the 90’s. This track is a lost session from the Chronic album found on the new Re-Lit (and remastered) version available Sept. 1st. Even though Dr. Dre is nowhere to be found on the track lyrically, the production nostalgia from this is crazy. The album includes 7 bonus songs from the same era that were left off the album, including some lost gems from Kurupt, Daz, Jewell & CPO as well as more Snoop Doggy Dogg.
For those wondering how the old Snoop sound differs to what he’s putting out now, this is what we meant. You can’t argue this old stuff is better than the new. The lyrics from this were also used in Snoop Dogg’s unreleased Midnight Love. Props to unkut for the find.
If you’re a fan of Hov & Nas and are following Green Lantern on Twitter, today was a great day as he dropped a few (2)dope sound board recordings from Nas & Jay in London (circa 2006) as well as a recent run from Nas for everyone to enjoy.
Hov speaks to MTV about the recent leak of Blueprint 3 (which I’ve listened to about 5-6 times and am happy with the result).
“I may be the most bootlegged artist in history,” he told MTV News shortly after his album leaked. “It’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done, so enjoy it.”
All day, fans were weighing in on the new record on Twitter and Facebook. Jay kept it cool despite his material leaking out 10 days before the official release day. The iconic MC, though, had reason to relax: He has his own indicator to let him know whether reactions to his music are good or bad.
“My pager is actually ringing right now, so people are probably calling me and telling me they pretty much like it,” he explained. “I can tell by the way my pager rings if a song is good or not. It’s really going crazy right now.”
The Rock City boys link up with Don Cannon for their latest installment of their P(ut) T(he) F(ucking) A(lbum) O(ut) series. Until I get a larger version of the artwork, the above shot is all you get. I’ll update when one comes through.
Pardon my absence… I was at MAGIC getting my free clothes game on haha. Shouts to Famous, FreshJive, Wolly Hood, FluD and everyone else that hooked a cup up! Now onto the joint… one issue I have with Joey is his beat selection. The rhymes on Padded Room were ill but the beats? Not so much. Good to see him linking up with the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. Most likely off The Great Escape. Shouts to X on the heads up.
And the homie El Prez continues to hit me with (2)dope music. This time, it’s a new joint from West Coast’s No One (Dae One x Noni Spitz); who rock over some Black Milk production. Off their upcoming mixtape, The Pre Substance.