One of my personal favorite underrated producers had disappeared from the game for awhile, but it turns out he locked down a new reality tv series on AMC called Freakshow. T-Ray, the mastermind behind such classics like Back to the Grill, I Ain’t Going Out Like That and Lick a Shot by Cypress Hill, Take Em To War by G Rap and of course, the iconic The Wrong Side of The Tracks had the AMC original green lit back in August. The show premieres in Feb. Can’t knock the man’s hustle; not everyone in the game can have a career as prestigious as Hov’s.
My mellow my man DJ Eclipse blesses the Dopehouse with another interesting editorial. This time, he shares HISstory, from his move to South Carolina via Providence, RI to the formation of his friendship with producer extraordinaire, T-Ray (Wrong Side of The Tracks or Back To the Grill (rmx) anyone?). Check it out, and hit the jump for the rest of the story plus some gems E pulled out of the vaults, including some really rare demos.
DJ Eclipse: A good friend of mine named Erik Blake came to visit me the other day while in town for business. He’s one of my “non Hip Hop” friends. He used to DJ a little back in the day, but didn’t choose music as a path in life. BUT, he does play a part in this little story I’m about to tell if for nothing more then refreshing my memory on “the good ol’ days”. In the mid 80’s I went to high school in Providence, RI with my man Marvin Fowler. Both of us were on the same page with the type of music we liked. We’d run down to Rainbow Records every week to pick up the latest 12” (before Hip Hop LPs existed). Then we both left RI around ‘85. He went to California and my family moved to South Carolina.