Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Question Mark Man
Friday, November 25, 2011
Ghetto Like D&D
U Thought I Was A Doughnut, U Tried To Glaze Me
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Gangstarr.....One of the Best yet!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Its All Business
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
So later on that year i peeped the America is Dying Slowly LP cause i had to get that Wu-Tang "America" joint (at that time that was a hot track that people that was into hip-hop knew about). But while i was listening to the LP, a dope track came across my ears. It had a dope rhyme plus ill lyrics! The track was called "Decisions" and it was by guess who.... Organized Konfusion! I now know what duke was talkin about wit this group. The crazy thing is this was the 1st track i heard from them, i didnt hear "Stress" until some time after.
When I went on my journey back in '08 to educate my self on real hip-hop, i sat down and listened to their 1st 3 LPs and i knew then that this group was an elite one with many classics under their belt. So hopefully this mixtape can give u more insight on what this group was about which was reality & tribulations that people go through in life.
Lets Get Organized
Monday, November 21, 2011
Put Your L's Up
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Big L Corleone
But for me, it took until this brother passed away to recognize his work. When he was alive, im gonna be honest wit u that i didnt really any attention to him because i didnt know much about him. That tho was the old me before i sat down and read the manuscripts to where im at now. On this tape u will get a insight to see just how legendary this MC is. Listen & Be Educated!
Friday, November 18, 2011
When AZ spit that verse on Life's a Bitch, we all was like "who's this cat?" And its even more crazier that he was able to get a deal off that verse! Legendary. To me his 1st LP is a classic (a LP thoughts is comin soon on it), brings back great memories just thinkin about it. Now when his 2nd LP was gettin ready to come out i was amped cause the 2 singles he had for it was "Hey AZ" & "Whats The Deal". Those are bangers to me. But that LP didnt do well at plus it hurt that Hey AZ wasnt even on the LP. So for 2 years my man went hidin. Nobody didnt hear from him at all. But in 2000 i remember a mixtape that was spreading like wildfire called AZ- S.O.S.A. And it was pure crack of new joints from him and thats when he made a dope return to the game. Then he dropped 3 straight solid LPs: 9 Lives, Aziatic & AWOL. So its safe to say this man's place in the game as one of the best MC's is solidified. As we continue on this tape, its just more dope cuts and more flavor from this guy's extensive catalog. Give this man his props cause he is Rather Unique!
Now u know that if i gave yall some Nas treats i gots to follow that up wit his patna AZ. The 1st thing that comes to mind wit AZ is: precise, sharp, meticulous, flawless & on point. Everytime u see him he always keeps a sharp haircut and clothes always stay fly. He's that type of cat in the studio as well. I read stories that everytime he's in the studio he always make sure his rhymes is nice. He always does a re-take if it dont sound right, he dont want any slip-ups. And i like that cause he dont want any bullshit leaking out plus that shows he cares alot about his craft.
On this tape its features many of AZ's pretty impressive work over a 10 year career up to that point. Most emcees cant even last a year, and this man is goin on in year 18. Brooklyn stand up!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Also u cant fault Nas for puttin niggas on while some enjoyed success like AZ. There's others that failed like Nature. But then u have some that started cool and turned sour like 50. And again u have some that no matter what u will be forever linked wit like Cormega. Nas opened the door for alot of cats. Now as im saying that, no this tape is not full of features. Its just a continuation of this man's legendary catalog of joints. This tape is stockpiled full of dope tracks, also this disc shared a crazy rotation in my system in my car when i 1st copped it.
One more thing i wanna say about this man is that he moves at his own pace. When he feel like puttin out a LP he will, when he feel like doin a interview he will. You dont barely see him out at all those industry parties and all of that nowadays since he gotten older. Like i said many times, when u are a legend at this game like he is, u can do things when u want to cause u are already established. You can do it for the love of music and dont have to follow what the label tells u to do.
Are u feelin Nastalgic?
Nas is one of the most intriguing MC's of our time! He can rhyme about different aspects of a person's life or he can switch it up and talk about street life then he can always go back to the ice, the cars, the 'cris and the ladies. He's versatile as they come. It was Nas who got me to take hip-hop serious back in '94 and i will never forget that.
People talk about how 'Pac was always in the studio knockin out tracks, u know what? The same can be said about Nas cause his tracklist runs long like a marathon! And on this tape u get this mans best work raw & uncut plus some rarities! When i 1st got this tape, it was in my cd player for a good month, its that ill son! So cruise in ur ride and listen to the sounds of God's Son!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I usually dont fool wit blend tapes unless its Ron G, Doggtyme or DJ Juice. But when i read about this tape in a issue of Scratch magazine (not the one pictured), they gave it a Hood rating which is pretty high. Have yall ever wondered what Nas would sound like on other Primo beats? Have yall ever wondered how Primo other beats sound like with Nas' vocals on them? Well on this tape u get a chance to experience that. And i would say i was very impressed with this one, and thats saying alot considering this is not a tape done by the previous DJ's i listed earlier. I cant wait to hear what these 2 are cookin up on Nas' new LP. Until then, blast off wit this tape and love true hip-hop again.
Esco & Primo
Well all know MC's do their work in the booth, thats where they are comfortable and thats where the magic happens. But a true MC can showcase his talents anywhere, and that sometimes is where a star or a legend is born. Over the years many MC's had done some classic sessions on the radio. And mostly the ones that turn out legendary always a had a back story on how that radio freestyle came about. We all remember where we was at when that radio freestyle was done.
On this tape it features dope & classic freestyle sessions from such radio shows like: Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez, DJ Clue, DJ Envy, Tim Westwood, DJ Enuff, Cipha Sounds, Sway & Tech. So go back down memory lane and relieve these classic moments. One warning tho: there is a Lil Wayne sighting on this, dont let it scare u off this tape please. Enjoy People!
Rockin on the Radio
Monday, November 14, 2011
The 1st time i heard 50 Cent on record was i think How To Rob on Madd Rapper's LP. Listenin to that i was like wow this dude is pretty brave but clever. Then later on that year i heard a track on Clue's Perfect Desert Storm mixtape he had on there called "Good Die Young". I was like hey, this dude got somethin. I loved that beat and the lyrics. But i think 2 events put this man's name on a national level. 1 was the infamous fight he had wit Murder Inc at the recording studios in 2001 when Ja & Co. ambushed them at the studio. I remember seeing Ja on MTV's TRL on crutches talkin about how he hurt self on a skiing trip. Wrong! He got hurt in that fight. Thats when people start finding out about it. 2 was when Jay Z dissed him at Hot 97 Summer Jam in 2000 when he said "Im about a dollar what the fuk is 50 cent." That right there put his name out there and thats where the journey to stardom begins.
I copped this tape in late 2002 when 50 was starting to take the game over and i needed somethin from him to jam. And this tape catered to those needs. People out there wonder will 50 ever be hot again, but my friend said it best. When u are comfortable ur rhymes changes and ur work ethic changes, when u are hungry u willing to do whatever it takes to make it and be hot. 50's comfortable now and been that way for a few years now. So only time will tell if that hunger can resurface.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Here is another dope little Hova mixtape from '99. It features his hits & rare tracks he had out up to that point. To me, in '99 thats when he started staking the claim as the top MC bypassing Nas. Cause like i said before when Jay 1st came out in '96, BIG was #1 and Nas was #2. And for some it was vice versa, but in '99 thats when Jay Z started his rise. So lets go back to the god hour wit the god MC Jay-Hova!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
In this final part of the Bad Boy series we go back to the R&B side of things. On this one we have more tracks from Faith, 112, Total & Carl Thomas. Now if the hip-hop side had lots of promise then R&B has its share of blame as well. I cant fault Faith at all, she was still releasing LPs at a steady rate and i cant fault 112 at all either. But Total only had 2 LPs and thats it? Cmon now, i heard many stories on what happened to them but its a shame either way. And the one that still befuddles me til this day is Carl Thomas! How u gonna come out with a classic 5-star LP in 2000 then dont release another til '04-'05!!!! He ruined his own career when he did that. U cant take that long of a break, u have to take advantage of what u have and run with it. Its very tragic in my eyes on what happened wit his career.
Bad Boy 4 Life
Ok, we still on that Bad Boy ish! And we make a return to the hip-hop side of things on this tape featuring Biggie, Puff, Mase, Black Rob, Shyne & G-Dep. Just imagine how powerful Bad Boy woulda been if Big was still here....imagine that. Puff woulda stayed focused on music and not Hollywood, Mase would have not retired & the Lox would not have left for Ruff Ryders. I always think about it and wonder. We all saw how strong they were in '97 when Puff took over, and Big wasnt there but look how powerful Bad Boy was! Just imagine if Big was around for the rest of '97, man it woulda been too much! Remember how DMX & Jay took over '98 and 50 took over '03, it woulda been bigger than that. Damn.......
Bad Boy 4 Life
Friday, November 11, 2011
Now its on this tape that sets Bad Boy apart from other labels. R&B!! Puff did a great job of filling a great R&B roster!! On this tape, it features tracks from Bad Boy's R&B family tree such as Faith, Total, 112 & Carl Thomas. And not only Puff did a great job on his own R&B roster, do not forget all the tracks he remixed for other R&B artists during that time. They are all classics now.
This was during a time of when R&B was R&B, now its considered pop cause nobody sings anymore. Peep the flavor yall!
Bad Boy 4 Life
We all know what Russell Simmons did with Def Jam Records, he sort of built a template of what a label is supposed to be like.
So Puffy took that template and revamped it into a empire. Yall can diss Puff all u want but Bad Boy set the standard on what a label is supposed to be like. Nobody had a street team before he did it, Nobody was makin mixtapes promoting their label before he did it, no CEO's was puttin them selves out there before he did it. To me Bad Boy was the label to be, i loved them niggas.
On this tape, its on the hip-hop side of Bad Boy. With tracks featuring Biggie, Puff, Mase, Lox & Black Rob.
If Rocafella promoted the hustle side of the game, then Bad Boy promoted the playa side of the game with the designer clothes and poppin 'Cris. Sometimes i wish Puff was still focused on the music like he was back then.
Bad Boy 4 Life
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Another thing about Scarface is the relationships he built with other MC's in the game and the respect he earned for being a dope MC. He did tracks wit Jay, Nas, Beanie Sigel, X & 'Pac to name a few. Then Def Jam says "hey we need u to run our Southern label", ok boom he signs Ludacris who now has a 10+ year career! Cmon man, this dude is legendary for many reasons. So please enjoy pt. 2 of this man's majestic work!!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Back here in Texas, this man is a legend. He's right up there wit DJ Screw & Pimp C as part our hip-hop legacy in Houston. Scarface to me is in my all-time top 5 mc's list. He dont rap like ur typical down south rapper, he is a mc who speaks the truth. He tells u this is what happens if u choose this route and this what happens if u run these streets. He's a narrator and observer. When i 1st heard & seen the vid for "Never Seen A Man Die" back in 7th grade, that shook me and made me straighten up cause i didnt wanna end up like the dude in the video.
So this is part one of this man's amazing work, part 2 coming next. Enjoy & learn!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
U gotta love MJB, the queen of hip-hop soul! She can sing on any beat u give her! "The What", "One More Chance", "Im A Hustler", "Survival of the Fittest" are just to name a few. She's like a female MC just on the vocal tip cause she does her thing on hip-hop beats.
On this tape, it features all the remixes & other tracks she's done wit hip-hop artists. Its a great tape for people who love Mary goin off on those type of tracks!
What people needs to know is that on MJB's 1st 5 LPs she had remixes for whole lot of tracks off them. Credit to Puff for producing many of them, they turned out to be classics.
So please let this Hip-Hop Songstress soothe ur soul on this one!
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul
Well for all of the Hova fans out there, this is a rare treat!
This tape features all of Jay's rare tracks and freestyles! There is some tracks on here that is just hard to find anywhere else. It has many gems on here and for people trying dig up those endangered joints of the Jiggaman, this tape right here caters to ur needs! Thank me later yall!
Monday, November 7, 2011
JADA got mad footage in the game press replay! And he's not lying wit that line, this man been in the game for 15 years!! Kinda hard to believe that. This is a re-up of a tape that i put up years ago that people loved.
Now in Jada's case, he's a MC that stayed hot for a number of years. He's never tailored off his lyrics, they always stayed on point. His 1st LP is a classic and he set the bar high with that one, his 2nd LP was ok and i never even heard his 3rd one yet (i think). But this is a MC that has outrhymed Jay, X and etc on their own joints. This is a MC who received the best on the job training u can get from Biggie, who also shouted ur name out on tracks and was a fan urs. I mean what else can u say!?
This is a re-up that i orig. posted 3 years ago and it received a great response. This tape features tracks he did all the way up to '02. I always thought Sigel was a dope MC's when he 1st was in Rocafella. His rhymes was off da chart, but to me he underachieved. His last best LP was the B. Coming, which was back in '04. Then after that he just went downhill and it didnt make matters worse when he started to diss Jay Z, the man who put u on and stood up for u in certain situations u put ur self in. The same man who was goin to court to support u when u was threatened to go to jail back in '04. Let me go ahead and stop ranting, but from '99-'04 B. Sigel was a elite MC and that shouldnt be forgotten.
Broad Street Bully
This is a re-up for my man Bully. Now i didnt orig. post this on my blog, my partner Tapemasta did on his back in '08. My man Bully asked Tape to re-up it but he no longer has it so thats why im doin it. So fashouts to my man Tape for orig. posting this gem.
This right here is a dope mixtape featuring everything Mase did all the way to up to '97. Yall already know how I feel about my nigga Mase so im not even gonna go in to that. Just check this joint out and roll wit the M A dolla sign E!