I lost the playlist. I fucked up. Sorry.
I was attacked by Drunk Irish Ninjas. They took the playlist and my innocence with them. Never trust Ninjas wearing Green and singing loudly.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
I lost the playlist. I fucked up. Sorry.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
After speaking to the only other person on this planet to check this site Headlock , I relised I should add a disclaimer.
Disclaimer: These are not the best 10 albums ever or I would be reveiwing:
Masta Ace - Slaughter House
Nas - Illmatic
De La Soul - Stakes Is High
>insert the typical top 10 list here<
So this is 'KIRKS' TOP 10 SLEPT ON CLASSICS'
Next up on this 10 (I should also add 'in no particular order') is the Rap-A-Lot album by OG Style - I Know How To Play 'Em.
'I Know How To Play 'Em' was released in 1991, but I am sure most of the recording was done much earlier. Even for 91 it sounds dated. Thats dated in a good way !!!
Besides featuring one of the worst covers in rap history, it is also an odd one for the Rap-A-Lot camp. Very little gun talk, very little swearing and beats that sound more like they were produced by Marley Marl than anyone from Huston. Half of these beats would fit right in on Master Ace 'Take A Look Around'.
The crew was 'E' and 'DJ Boss'. From info I can find these boys were down with Gangstarrs Primo from back in his Huston days and the beat for 'Catch 'Em Slippin' was produced on Primos SP12. A little more trivia on this group is that they were signed to Rap-A-Lot after a diss to Raheem* 'Catch Em Slippin' started getting some play around H Town.
Other useless info is that Convicts sampled the whole OG Style 'Free World' as an intro to their album and bit the name of the track to boot. Boys better get their royalties Big Mike and Lord 32.
As not to let Headlock (the only other reader besides me) down here are a couple mp3's.
'Catch Em Slippin'
'This Is How It Should Be Done'
* Raheem was another Rap-A-Lot recording artist, and in the original Ghetto Boys line up, but thats a whole other blog.
After conflicting reports of his passing it now appears that Mixmaster Spade has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Check out this link here for an in depth interview with the Mixmaster Spade, please take the time to read it. Mixmaster Spade was a true originator.
Below are two dope tracks he featured on:
Toddy Tee feat Mixmaster Spade - Do You Wanna Go to the Liquor Store
King Tee feat Mixmaster Spade - Better Bring a Gun
Picture this: Its 1983, Flashdance and Scarface are in cinemas, America invades Grenada, Bill Gates is in Tean Beat magazine (seriously - check this: Photo 1 - Bill looking Dreamy - Photo 2 - Hey Tiger.. Rowrrr) and people need bracelets and pins to remind them who their friends are. Boy Band Wham! release their Debut LP, "Fantastic". Apart from having a misleading title, this album also featured, you guessed it, a rap track... Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do). This track was originally released as a single in 1982, but flopped - and only managed to pop up in the charts after "Young Guns (go for it)" (also off fantastic) made it as a hit. It is the only song on which George Michael (the original gay rapper) has no hand in the original production. I dont know if that is a good or bad thing. There are probably 5 slightly different versions of this song from all the different times its been released (which i'm not going into cause i cant be fucked), but they remixed it properly in 1986. The 1986 version is possibly the superior, for its use of the word "shit". Swearing makes everything good, fuck.
But we are all about the classics on premium blend, so here is the original version of Wham Rap! for your listening displeasure. It goes for about 13 years so you might want to stock up on supplies before you get into it.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Geto Boys - Gangster Of Love (original version)
Geto Boys - G Code
Geto Boys - Crooked Officer
Convicts - Penitentary Blues
Blac Moncs - Ghettos Of The Mind
Odd Squad - Smokin Dat Weed
Devin The Dude - The Dude
Bushwick Bill - Ever So Clear
Willie D - Clean Up Man
Scarface - I'm Dead
Seagram - Don't Stop
5th Ward Boys - Bringing Hats
Big Mello - Don't Let The Name Fool You
The Terrorists - Lyrics From Hell
Ganksta Nip - Physco
K Rino - Ultimate Flow
Willie D - Need Some Pussy ft Mc Choice
Willie D - Little Hooker
Scarface - My Block
Street Military - Don't Give A Damn
Z-Ro ft Scarface - These Niggaz
Klodike Kat - Hustler
Bushwick Bill - Little Big Man
5th Ward Juvinilles - No Conscious
Geto Boys - Fuck You
Geto Boys - Bring It On
I fucked up a couple facts:
Seagram had 3 albums not 2. It don't Stop was off his 2nd LP
On second thoughts it was Lord 32 from Convicts that was in Blac Monks
Working with a rusty memory here so please forgive me :)
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Walla myself and Kirk.
It seems that we are the only ones reading this, so fuck everyone except us. The church of Kirk is the science god. For real. The circle breed the knowledge. Check this shit out:
The moon orbits around the planet - thats a circle.
The planet orbits around the sun - thats a circle.
The moon, planets and sun are all round............
YOU CANT DENY THE KIRK NOW CAN YOU MUTHAFUCKAS.
The next entry in my Bottom 6 list is an absolute pearler. This is probably the best of the bunch, but i dont follow conventions like "numerical order" or "ranking". That shit is for the ducks. I work on a kirkular system here where things are ranked in a perfect sphere. This track is by a group or dude or something called E+. It may be something else, but I have been unable to find any info about these guys whatsoever. Which is probably best for everyone involved. I dont know much about these guys, so i have been padding out this post with the teachings of the church of kirk.
I found this one somewhere on the internet about 2 years ago maybe. And it is probably one of the best crap hip hop songs i have ever heard. The track is called Sad Thoughts. You can listen to it here.
The reasons why this track is so good are as follows:
1. IT JUST IS
2. The beat is 10db too quiet. The rhymes are at least 2db too loud
3. The chorus is the best thing ever recorded anywhere by anyone.
4. The middle guy and his captain hard man voice
5. Baby snoop dogg at the end
Download it now and you will not be disappointed.
This is not a sad post
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
Electric - Electric Remix
Coxster - Fucked up
Funkoars - Boxbeaters
Cormega ft. Ghostface - Tony Montana
Black Moon - Thatz how it iz
Bliss and Eso - Lyrical Wilderness
Bornski and Moshunz - Here to Stay
Clandestein - Spell on U
Art of War - Drunken Style
Eric Sermon ft. Redman - React
Cypress Hill - Pigs
Field Trip - Ancxious
After Hours ft. Pressure, Debris - Forever and a Day
Brother Ali - Rain Water
Evil Ed ft. Mic Assassin, Tommy Evans - Lifes a Struggle
KRS One - Feel This
Last Emperor - Echo Leader
Layla - Backin on Out
O.C. - Getaway
Odd Couple - The Day I was Born (remix)
Royce the 5 9 - Boom
Jedi Mind Tricks - Blood in Blood out
Smif N Wessun - Timz N hood chek
The BUMS - For my brothers
Theodore Unit ft. Method man - The Drummer
Wisdom ft. Adagio, The Juggaknots - All Star Jam
Hilltop Hoods - Riding Under One Banner
Non Phixion - No Tomorrow
Solid MC - This Funk
Monday, March 07, 2005
While Kirk has his list of Top 10 dope hip hop albums underway, i've decided to embark upon my own personal crusade to bring to light the bottom 6 hip hop releases. Why 6 you ask? I dont know, seemed like a nice round number that wasn't 10. But it would be too hard to put in "real" hip hop releases that suck, as there are 1) far too many of them and 2) thats a good way to get hated on. There is always someone that likes something, and you never know when someone is going to jump out of a bush with an axe, swinging at you for dissing the second mic geronimo album. No, i've set myself a far easier and more enjoyable challenge. To find the worlds best crap hip hop. To make this list it has to suck SO badly that it is excellent. I feel that crap hip hop is a new genre all to itself - I really do. Several famous people agree with me,
"Wheresh Peeetaaah, iwanedinshmy DIRRRRRRRT box"
We have a lot of celebrities on this site.
So my first entrant in this list of infamy is everyones old friend, David Hasselhoff. You may remember him from Baywatch and Night Rider. If you are German you have probably seen him in a Shit Fetish video (thats pure speculation, but he has to be big in germany for a reason - and that seems the most logical one). David Hasselhoff is not new to the music world, In fact he has been releasing albums steadily since 1984's "night rocker", but he has never had much success (apart from in switzerland and germany - but i seriously reckon suss porno is involved). So perhaps instead of coming to the logical conclusion that he is shithouse and should give up trying to be talented, he has decided to switch genres. Last year he made big news by teaming up with rapper / actor / all round legend Ice T to make a rap album under the name "Hassel the Hoff". Since i am an Ice T fan i am refusing to believe this is actually true, but nonetheless - the internet was ablaze with this rumour. His first rap single was "Pingu Dance" which is a posse track with Pingu the Penguin. For those that are unaware, Pingu the penguin is a childrens character that is popular in the non english speaking countries of Europe where David still has a fanbase. This track is fucking excellent, and even if you have already heard it - i advise you to download it NOW. This is seriously the best cartoon character / real world collab since "Opposites Attract" (featuring MC Skat Cat the cartoon cat) both started and finished Paul Abdul's career 17 years ago.
Some of you may say "this is old news daddy-o, get with the times you square". Well It seems that this Rap album never eventuated, at least it hasn't yet (i knew the night train wouldn't play himself like that), however David has still been busy making music. Evidently spurred on by the success of the Pingu Dance, he has teamed up with another flash in the pan animated celebrity in the form of Spongebob Squarepants. David has a guest spot in the new spongebob movie AND....... has a song with mr squarepeezy in which he stars in the filmclip.
Til next time,
Essen David's Sheize Bitte
Saturday, March 05, 2005
About a year after ditching DJ Aladin and disbanding Low Profile WC went on to create the MAAD Circle, according to Ego Trip's Book Of Rap Lists (every rap nerd should own one) 'MAAD' stands for either 'Minority Alliance of Anti Discrimination' or 'Muthafuckas Armed And Down'. I think Coolio, WC and Sir Jinx were smoking dust to come up with that first one, and think anyone would believe it. These muthafuckas were obviously armed and down.
This album is the fucking heat!!!! Sir Jinx handled most of the beats with a couple credits given to Crazy Tunes and WC.
This shit had me fiending for Coolios debut album, then he dropped the god awful 'Fantastic Voyage'. WTF??!!?!?!
I'm going to let WC take it from here and give a description of a few of my favorite tracks. WC drop some knowledge on these fools.
Ain't A Damn Thang Changed
High-signing and flo-sharing are for those who lack true meaning of self. Give a brooke fool money and watch him become a rich fool who will show his ass. Give a wise man money and he will maintain a low profile and won't a damn thang change.
Dress Code Film Clip
Because W.C. and the MAAD Circle choose not to dress trendy and seek social approval does not mean they are street villains. If a group has to dress in ways that associate them with upper classes in order to gain respect the the MAAD circle will always remain underdogs. Step into reality - what you see ain't always what you get.
Back To The Underground
Just as with Rock n' Roll, rap music is being infiltrated and raped by whites. If we want to hold on to the artform created by black people, for black people then we must close our legs and take our music back to the underground.
Thanks to WC for explaining that to our readers.
Friday, March 04, 2005
O.C. - 1nce again
Black Moon - Pressure iz Tight
Ol Dirty Bastard - Dirty Dirty
Layla - Fatal Pressures
Clandestien - My enemy and I
Chords - Wrap your chops
Yungun - Nico Suave
Supernatural - Off Top
Rob Swift & Large Professor - Hip Hop on Wax
24 Hour MC All Stars - My adidas reprise
Jay Z & Dangermouse - Encore
Geto Boys - Fuck Em
Southern Skeptics - Tsunami Generation
Jeru - Brooklyn Took it
Apathy - Chrom Depot Freestyle
J Live - Braggin Writes
KRS One - Knowledge Reigns Supreme
Ghostface Killah - Mighty Healthy
Prince Po & QB - Long Distance
Rawcotics - Magic Chef
B.U.M.S. - West Coast Smack
Copperpot ft. Pacewon & Profound - Its a rap
Klashnekoff - Murda
Diverse - Uprock
Yungun ft. Kyza - Spit Fire
Apache - Gangsta Bitch
Slick Rick - Sittin in my car
O.C. & Organised Konfusion - You wont go far
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