Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Audio Two- Top Billin' (Will C. "Atom Heart Mirror" Video Remix)-
Audio Two- Top Billin' (Will C. "Atom Heart Mirror" Remix)- 320 MP3-
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I always like to do a little trivia, so who can tell me what movie this performance is from? Let me just take this opportunity to make fun of something (damn, I thought I wasn't going to be using this blog to do that).
Like Common says so enthusiastically at the end of the clip, "Let's Go"
I'm kind of realizing if you're not really into some of the stuff I'm talking about in this post, none of it is making sense. I'm acting like a little bitch right now. I'm acting real paranoid and shit. And I bolded that for no reason.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Every once in awhile though, it's a fun time to go see what's lurking out in those shops in the hip hop section. Looney Tunes on Boylston and Mass Ave knows what's up. They've let me squeeze myself into some crevices I'm not sure how I got into, and I've unearthed some good stuff when doing so. Plus, if you catch the right dude to price them, you don't get taken for a ride. Here's a little something that was around one of those twists and turns.
The Greatest Show On Earth (Vocal)
The Greatest Show On Earth (Remix Instrumental)
Here's a ridiculously great track from their 1987 Boot Records "We'll Remember You" 12"...
Call Us The All-
The "Call Us The All" audio came from Esoteric's "The Seamus Test" compilation, not straight from the 12". Let's trace it back... I'm SURE it came from the straight vinyl from either Eso or 7L's collection, so the only difference here is the "A Bronx Tale" dialogue piece at the beginning... can't knock that movie though!
Friday, April 17, 2009
It was and always is an honor to work with Eso, one of the most hard working and innovative artists I've ever known. No seriously, it's actually difficult to fathom how he's managed to pump out so much fresh material over the past couple of years, all while starting a family. If you haven't heard "Wrestlelectro," check it out on my myspace.
Also, just do yourself a favor if you haven't already and snag "Esoteric Vs. Japan." "Armed only with the sounds of 70s and 80s Japanese classics," the homie ES manipulates a slew of material into one superb listening experience.
And yeah, that first one is some sort of odd Japanese karaoke cover record.
And here's the lyrics :
I’m breakin in space / I’m taking the taste out your mouth when I smack ya faster / I’m taking the bass out your voice, ya’ll cats is actors / I snap on like bad bra strap unfasteners / combat with masterdon raps will splash your palms fast- ya death / make ya breathin’ / breath and stop like Tip after quest / my click track finesse will riff raff correct and bitch slap the rest / my wits pass the test- I complete the mission / I leave without a scratch like Plug 3 was missing / I’ve seen the other cats, they’re drug fiends and / infinite umpteens and quicker than Chun Li was kickin, they’re slippin’ / Like the Deep Purple sample was working / you’re Steve Urkel with women and girls twitch when you’re flirtin’ / like Lisa Turtle allergic to Screech, C’ll be working with speech / ‘cause on the scratch never made it past chirpin’ a beep
I’m breakin – ya’ll hang with Jane in the basement / sayin’ “ya’ll take a look at this rock” / your legacy on wax is the crack ya bought / Shan- smashed the flask ya’ll act distraught / when I – cook up a set you’re shook, onlookers will scope / a solo rookie like Ford pre-Wookie booked "A New Hope” / I’ll put a hook at your throat – cut ya – sucker sucker / I rhyme like I’m Chuck-A-Luck a
Like I said, Eso moves fast. Don't sleep on his new instrumental offering, "Serve Or Suffer." Urb, which reviewed it with 4.5 Stars, had this to say:
"Esoteric is able to make a convincing statement about the activities we are passionate about (whether that is hip-hop, comic books, videogames, or anything else)and stress the importance of never losing sight of these passions."
Peep the technique...
Nobody can front on Hip Hop Connection Magazine. They got something for everybody in their pages, and know exactly how to cater to a wide range of the global hip hop audience. For the last year or so, they even added an old school oriented mini-mag to the back of their issues called "The Original," which has been filled with some spectacular writing. Guest columns by T La Rock, features on obscure hip hop wax that will make you scratch your head... you name it.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check out this video! This is like a dream come true to see that Marley has video footage of WBLS during the "In Control" era. I really hope this potential DVD sees the light of day in a proper fashion. I love how Marley's doing the commentary. If this is expanded into a full length, I'll for sure be scoopin' up a copy.
Also, check this out... incredible. It's Marley lip synching to his original version of "No Bullshit." A totally reworked version of "No Bullshit" wound up on "In Control Volume 2," but I like this one better. Most likely, by the time volume 2 was coming out, the "I'm Your Puppet" sample had popped up in enough places. Not sure if I'm getting ahead of myself on dates of release, but what comes to mind is it being used on Nice and Smooth's first album, Grand Daddy IU "Something New," and Marley's own track with Intelligent Hoodlum and Craig G, "Live and Direct From The House of Hits" within the same couple years. I know at the beginning of the album version of "No Bullshit" you hear the "I'm Your Puppet" sample come in, then he says something like "brother's jacked that already." You know what, instead of me rambling, I'll just post the album version of "No Bullshit" as well. First, here's the link to the video:
On another note, the version he's lip synching to is a little different from the rip I have from a Westwood radio show. Different vocal take for sure. He took a line he had dissing Magic out in this video version. Alright, here's the album version (confusing enough?):
Marley Marly- "No Bullshit" (From In Control Volume 2)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We're gonna finish off Mr. Magic where we began on two different levels... sort of.
Raydar just put out an exceptional album as a tag team alongside Quite Nyce of Radix. Cop "Champs Vs. The League" here.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
[Mr. Magic]: Right
[Fly Ty]: Right, that's when we had just got... 'BLS had just dogged us, we was off 'BLS, right. So Spyder D came and said "Yo Magic, I got this record you could do." Magic did the record. Basically he told him "You could make some money."
...Magic would never do that record in New York.
[Will C.]: No?
[Mr. Magic]: (Attempts to interject)
[Fly Ty]: Let me tell you... no... in the beginning, I remember we had a BIG show at the Roxy, 'cause my artists were: Roxanne Shante, Fearless, Stetsasonic, and Debbie D and the US Girls. So we had this show at the Roxy. So umm... the whole thing was Magic was supposed to perform "Magic's Message" for the first time...* (starts laughing), hold up.
[Will C.]: (For no reason starts humming the melody to "Magic's Message," like an idiot)
[Fly Ty]: Magic kept putting off everything! Magic was bringing people out the audience to rap
(Ty imitates Magic that night)
So then I went to Roman... he was like the DJ, the house DJ. I said "Yo man, we gotta figure out a way..."
'Cause it was like... 4 o'clock in the morning by now anyway.
So he said, "I know what to do." He came and told everybody, "We gotta shut down... fire department
"DAMN MAN?! I CAN'T EVEN DO MY RECORD??!!"
[Mr. Magic]: So now years later it's coming out. But I'm cool with it though.
[Fly Ty]: Right, but what I'm saying is... when we went on tour with it, alright, and by the time we got back to New York, he was ready to do it. 'Cause it's all a part of the show.
'cause, let me tell you how we did it...
We never committed to one tour...
[Mr. Magic]: Right, it was always the "Rap Attack" World Tour.
[Fly Ty]: It was always the "Rap Attack" World Tour no matter whose tour we was on...