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Recorded at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC in 1997. I just wish the CD version featured the live rendition of Seven Months. Beth Gibbons > *.
prod. Showbiz (of DITC)
Every Sunday I go through my crates to slowly rid of the shit I don’t listen to as much anymore. This Sunday, I stumbled upon some random VHS tapes, and after a through cleaning with the VHS head cleaning tape, I popped an un-labeled tape in to the TV/VCR combo and the video above came on. Maestro Fresh Wes had a highly slept on album (at least in the States) back in ’94, with his Naaah, Dis Kid Can’t Be from Canada?!!. Most US heads weren’t checking for him, but there were a few legendary producers who were, including Showbiz who produced a few joints on the album, and Percee P who is featured on one cut. Google this album and download if you don’t already own it. Or cop it on CD/wax/tape. That real T-Dot shit!
UPDATE: I was digging through crates this weekend and stumbled upon this single again and decided to bring it back, despite the prick remarks he (Scott Caan) made about Hawaii.
Years before Scott Caan would become the pompous character Scott Lavin on Entourage and playing Danno on Hawai’i 5-0, he was a rapper affiliated with Cypress Hill. Yes, you read that right. Scott went by Mad Skillz and together with fellow emcee Mudfoot (years later, he would be known to us as Alchemist), these two PNCs ran together as the rap duo known as The Whooliganz. Their run was in the early 90s, when Cypress and Soul Assassins was running thangs. Although they never officially put out a full length LP, they did drop two singles that were pretty big in the underground scene. Put Your Handz Up was produced by the legendary DJ Lethal and showcases that signature Cypress Hill funk. Hardbody. Whooliganz was produced by Baka Boyz and featured a verse by B-Real. Enjoy these (2)dope slices of nostalgic FUNK.
Call me late, but I only recently stumbled upon this mix while going through records not too long ago and dropped the needle on this extended club mix which was released on the original 12″. Starts off normal, breaks down around 6:30, gets a little weird at 7:05, then pure funk breaks out after that, with a crazy guitar solo by the one and only Johnny “Guitar” Watson.
Peace to Tim Westwood for unearthing this rare footage of a 1990 Ultramagnetic MCs 30-minute set at Dingwalls in London. Props to eskay on the head’s up.
Three years ago, we posted a sometimes over-looked Jaz-O song featuring a young Jayzee, circa 1991, a couple years after Hawaiian Sophie was released. Today, we’re hooking it up with two more joints from Jaz-O’s 1991 EP, Ya Don’t Stop, both featuring Large Professor production.
The Jaz – Hypocritters (prod. Large Pro)
The Jaz – It’s Your Nature (prod. Large Pro)
Not rare at all, but here’s a rip of a Bum Rush Bros. mixTAPE, circa 1998 and released on Fat Beats. Work the Angles NEVER gets old. That flip of Joseph Koo’s The Killing Fight off the Bruce Lee-helmed The Big Boss is so ill!
Little 90s reggae / dancehall throwback featuring a short cameo by 2Pac and a verse by Yo Yo. While on the topic of 90s reggae hits, check out a few more related vids after the jump.
Although these vids have been floating around the YouTubes for awhile now, some may have never seen these, especially considering that it’s hard to navigate through all the trash that permeates YouTube. Up top, Biggie and entourage, including Dream Hampton who shot this footage, get kicked out of their hotel while on tour. A rare glimpse into the personal life of BIG on tour. Down bottom, BIG is interviewed while on the set of the video shoot for Warning where he talks about his relationship with his Moms, deading the name “Biggie Smalls”, and tells us “Don’t play Kwame, he’s waaack!”