Movemeant - Rock Steady
Blaq Poet - Bang This
Ludakris ft. 4 eyes - Word of Mouf
Ghostface ft. Trife - The Drummer
Egg Babies - Hard Boiled
Q-Unique - No Love
Yungun & Mr. Thing - G.M.B.
De La Soul - The Corner
Funkoars - Masterpiece
The Rza ft. Big Daddy Kane, GZA and suga bang - Cameo Afro
Block McLoud, War Bix, AB, Diabolique - Summercity
Hell Razah - Chain Gang
Jedi Mind Tricks - When all light dies
Sean Price - Stop
Das Efx - Real Hip Hop
Brother Ali - Truth is
Clandestien - Harvey Wallbanger
Outsidaz - Dont look now
Crustified Dibbs - Every record label sucks dick
Nas - Talk of NY (rmx)
Natural Elements - Bust Mine
Powerule - Rock Ya Knot
Troy Slugs - 4 Real
Sauce Money - Pre Game feat Jay Z
OC - Wordplay
Pete Rock - The Game
Polyrhythm Addicts - Not Your Ordinary
Eminem - Low Down Dirty
KMD - Sounded Like A Rock
PMD - Come On With The Rough Shit
Q Unique - Let It Grow On You
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
What ever happened to the first Non Phixion album? There were mix tapes, 12"s, white labels I even recall a leak on the net (could of been a boot though). I love this stuff the 12"s I have are straight up classic material. Mc Serch was originally part of the group and the word is there was beef between Serch and the group regarding their direction, I recall something about Serch not being happy about Necro's involvement in the project. Maybe it was this bitterness that saw the album scrapped, maybe there was no album at all, but what does exist is some of the dopest indie material from that period.
14 Years Of Rap Video
I dug through the crates (so to speak cause I actually have shelves) and pulled out as many pre "Future Is Now" joints as I could find. This isn't 100% comprehensive, but 14 tracks should prove why I am calling their early recordings classic.
Non Phixion - Classic Material
01 - Refuse To Loose
02 - Legacy
03 - Full Monty
04 - I Shot Reagan
05 - Sleepwalkers
06 - How To Kill A Cop
07 - This Is Not An Exercise
08 - No Tomorrow
09 - 5 Boros
10 - Gangsta Rap
11 - Four W's
12 - They Got
13 - 14 Years Of Rap feat Arsonists
14 - Thug Tunin'
P.S Leave some comments if you dig this, took me best part of the day.
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Monday, January 29, 2007
I've been running short of time the last week. I've thrown up a few 12" rips to keep everyone interested while I get some time to put up something with a little more substance. Thanks for checking the site, don't forget to leave comments and check our podcasts!
Freak L's 'Line For Line' 12" was made a sort after piece of wax after it's appearance on a few golden era mixes (you know the one's that jacked up the prices of previously $1 records). This 12" slipped under the radar of a lot of people, maybe because this 12" is minus Paul C credits but 'Buggin In The Crib' is incredible and well up to par with his other works. Slammin isn't half bad either.
Freak L - Slammin
2. Slammin (instrumental)
4. Buggin In The Crib
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I know zero about this 12". Comes with a white label and no further info. It's a pretty dope remix using 808's and some keys to change up the original. If anyone has any further info on this drop some knowledge.
BDP - Questions & Answers Remix
1. BDP - Questions & Answers Remix
Friday, January 26, 2007
Recent history would suggest that the come back album is almost always a failure, the hip hop genre has seen some shocking attempts at bringing back long forgotten careers. Recently that trend has been bucked by a few really strong releases. Most of these come back artists are saying there is something missing in current hip hop and want to try and bring it back, they may be right but do they still have the juice to make a difference?
CL Smooth - American Me
I thought this couldn't happen, CL dropping a dope album without Pete Rock. CL has always shown potential to shine with the few tracks he has done with Pete Rock after their last album, but the majority has been lack luster at best (with exception to 'Appreciate'). So CL grabs a bunch of unheard of producers, gets a little bit of attitude and completely rips this album begining to end.
Mr Long - The Class Of '89
Why he changed his name from Lawnge to Long is a mystery and might have people a little suss on whether or not this album belongs to one of the greatest rap groups of all time Black Sheep. When your history is full of classic material it makes that comeback album a little more difficult with fans expecting something special. The Class Of '89 doesn't dissapoint in my book, I mean don't expect 'Choice Is Yours' but do expect a solid album in true hip hop spirit. You can stream the album here.
X Clan - Return From Mecca
In todays world climate if there is one kind of rap we need back it's the conscious style. I know we have a few like Imortal Technique that are willing to tell us how the world works, but it's just not as accesible as Brother J rapping over funky beats. I've only had this album playing a couple of days but so far I'm thinking it's pretty solid with some incredible features from KRS One, Chali Chuna and Damien Marley. This is one I was expecting nothing from until I heard Weapon X (scroll down) while that is one of the best tracks on the album without a doubt the rest of the album is worth a good listen through.
Black Sheep - 8WM Novakane
This plays more like a Dres solo than a Black Sheep album. I've read varying reports about Mr Long's involvement with some interviews they are going at each other and in the next seem united. The fact Mr Long isn't on the artwork and above the Black Sheep logo there is a 'the' would make me lean to the fact this is Dres The Black Sheep solo. Novakane brings a mix of Dres' smoothed out soulful solo material and the more bouncy Black Sheep sound. Only available for digital download, but if this got pressed and the distro it deserves I don't think fans would be disappointed.
I filled in for Kyza on Dope For Your Ears Thursday night. Another good Adelaide Hip Hop show well worth checking out. He grabbed our old time slot of Thursday nights 11Pm - 1Am so be sure to tune in. Seeing I've been slow on the update this week I'll treat everyone to a download of my fill in spot. Enjoy!
Talib Kweli - Listen
Sadat X & Grand Puba - Understand This
Nas - Stillmatic
Rasco - Run The Line (Lord Finesse Remix)
ED OG & Masta Ace - Make Some Noise
BDP - Build & Destroy
D Nice - Time To Flow
Double X Posse - Make Money
Shabazz The Disciple - Death Be The Penalty
X Clan - Speak The Truth feat KRS One
MC - Serch - Handle It
Jaz O - The Love Is Gone
Krumb Snatcha - Feel The Pain
Sokrates - Kalifornia
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Get On The Mic (Remix)
45 King - Flow Motion feat Lakim Shabazz
Masta Ace - So Now You A MC
Tame One - The Moment I Feared
Diamond D - I Went For Mine
Mamas Funk - Rosseta's Friend
Black Sheep - Similak Child
KMD - Black Bastards
Phife Dog - Flawless
Clandestien - Thanks For The Venom
Defari - People's Choice
Cypress Hill - Hit's From The Bong
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones pt 2
Group Home - Supa Star
Krs One - Sound Of The Police
Xzibit - What You See Is What You Get
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Clandestien - John Hancock
Funkoars - Blackout
Del - No Need For Alarm
ATCQ - Award Tour
Swarmy - Come Down
Tek & Steele - We Came Up Crystal Stair feat Talib Kweli
CL Smooth - CL Smooth Unplugged
X Clan - Xodus
Block Mcloud - Raise Up
Heltah Skeltah - Mixtape Exclusive
Q Unique - Capital Q
The Roots - Ain't Saying Nothing New
Ed OG & Scientific - Hold The Key
Blaq Poet - Message From Poet
Pitch Black - Ashes To Ashes
Punch N Words - Turn It Up
Klashnekoff - Zero
BDP - You Must Learn
Freestyle Professors - Pockets Been Picked
Eric B & Rakim - Step back
Double X Posse - Ain't Gonna Be Able To Do It (Remix)
The Phantom - Prisons Of The Mind
Supalover C & Casanova Rudd - Blow Up The Spot
Bias B - Rainy Days
Slow Suicide Stimulus - Akinesia
Chino XL - Beef Ain't Over
Mass MC - Hold That Thought For A Minute
Vice Versa - The Won
Cannibal Tribe - Brutality
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Every week there is always that one track that stands out in any music lovers mind, something that been making you hit that rewind button. For me this week it's been this new X Clan banger 'Weapon X'. Brother J doesn't sound to of aged a day since X Clan last hit the studio, still putting out the positive message with his impeccable flow. The new album 'Return From Mecca' is due out at the end of January. Check the X Clan website for more details.
X Clan - Weapon X
I was going to do a big post on Poet and his discography, but the good guys over at Wake Your Daughter Up beat me by a day. After a whole day of recording and mastering 12"s it all went on the scrap heap haha. They did miss this dope EP from the PHD catalog and seeing it's been requested I'll post it.
PHD - EP
1. This Is For My Peeps
2. Life On The Edge
3. Let The EP Kick
4. Bringing Forth Terror
5. This Is For My Peeps (instrumental)
6. Life On The Edge (instrumental)
7. Let The EP Kick (instrumental)
8. Bringing Forth Terror (instrumental)
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Mos Def - Napoleon Dynamite
Nyoil - Y'all Should All Get Lynched
X Clan - Weapon X
The Pacifics & Illmind - Maps
Mr Long (of Black Sheep) - To The Beat Y'all
Sadat X - Wild Cowboys (original mix)
PHD - Let The EP Kick
Cappo - Loodikrus
Pudgee - Money Don't Make The World Stop (Remix)
Hell Rahzah - Renaissance Man feat Tragedy, Timbo King, RA The Rugged Man
De La Soul - Voodoo Circus
Slow Suicide Stimulus - Firewater
Brother Ali - Truth Is
After Hours - Clock Watching feat Expressionist
Nas - Carry On Tradition
Ice T - Gangster Rap
Redman - Rush The Security
Agallah - NY Rider Music
Freestyle Professors - Do You Hear What I Hear
Dialated Peoples - Kindness For Weakness feat Talib
Sean Price - At The End Of The Day
Ghostface - Guns & Razors
MOP - Down For Whatever feat OC
Pete Rock - Strange Fruit
Universal Soldiers - Sushi
Saukrates - Action (Remix)
Inspectah Deck - CREEPS
Kamakazee - Snakes
Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane - Raw
Monday, January 15, 2007
Another bootleg of Pudgee material. I have very little information on this EP but if I was to guess I would say it was recorded around 2000. Pudgee must of had something on his mind this time around, the stories seem to be based on experience with a very sombre vibe. Production is a big change up too since the 'King Of New York' recordings using a lot of 80's samples like other street cats from around the era. I'm feeling this EP, definitely worth checking out.
Pudgee - Dead Silence EP
01. Angel Dust
02. Stayin' Alive
03. Die For A Cause
04. Kill You
Sunday, January 14, 2007
This isn't something I plan to get into the habit of, but seeing our archives are so deep and we are relaunching the site I'll re up some requests from the back catalog.
Triflicts - Genuine
First up is a classic Hydra peice by Triflicts. It was one of the early 12"s Hydra brought out around '97. Triflicts were Gab Gotcha, Creature and Buck Live. A quick net search tells me Gab Gotcha is doing a 10 year stretch, Creature is still doing his thing and Buck Live is off the map. This is long out of print and super fresh !!! Get on the hunt this is one you need in your collection.
This was left in the original posts comments:
"Whats going on people? I just came across this page while searching the net and I just thought I'd give you an update as to the Triflicts whereabouts. I'm Gab Gacha's brother by the way.
Gab been home for about a year and a change now, we just dropped the first mix tape "Gab Gacha vs. United States". You can go to my myspace page and check out some cuts. Do a search on email@example.com and my page should come up.
Creature stay doing his thing, you can find him in the city steady grinding. Check out his website www.creaturenomics.com.
And youre right, Buck Live is off the map.."
1. Genuine (dirty)
2. Genuine (clean)
3. Genuine (instrumental)
4. Genuine (acappella)
5. Don't Make Me Try (dirty)
6. Don't Make Me Try (clean)
7. Don't Make Me Try (acappella)
All Natural - Phantoms Of The Opera
I really love this 12". The minimalistic production with Capital D's Rakim like smoothness lacing the vocals. No ID drops some incredible production on Thinking Cap. The pick of the 12" is the non album joint D(ism). This is Chicago at its finest.
1. Phantoms Of The Opera (short version)
2. Phantoms Of The Opera (album version)
3. Phantoms Of The Opera (instrumental)
4. Thinking Cap (album version)
5. Thinking Cap (instrumental)
6. D ism
Mykill Myers/ Dr Oop - Split 12"
A visitor to the site spotted 'Twist Of Lime' on one of our playlists and requested a copy. It's off a split 12" with Mykill Miers from the a nice compilation Connect The Dots. Twist Of Lime was only available on this 12" and is the stand out track in my opinion.
1. Mykill Myers - Bring It On (album version)
2. Mykill Myers - Bring It On (instrumental)
3. Dr Oop - Twist Of Lime (instrumental)
4. Dr Oop - Run This (album version)
5. Dr Oop - Run This (instrumental)
6. Dr Oop - Twist Of Lime
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Almost everything that needs to be said is in the press release that came with this white label 12". The original mix of 'Wild Cowboys' is dramatically different to the album version with a faster tempo and a few lyric changes. East Coast didn't make the cut on the LP, maybe it was decided with everything that was poppin between the East and West it wasn't such a great idea. For all I know this could be a bootleg, but coming packaged with the press release makes me think it was a limited run promo. If anyone has information hit up the comments.
Sadat X - East Coast 12" - White Label
01. East Coast
02. Wild Cowboys (original mix)
Friday, January 12, 2007
Pudgee is one of those guys who always rolled behind the scenes. Maybe more prolific as a ghost writer than an MC, you'll find he penned for some big time rappers . While knowing all the right people he never really got to that next level. The Phat Bastards first album 'Give Em The Finger' is one of the most slept on albums in my opinion featuring some of the best production work Trackmasterz ever were involved in. In a recent post over at unkut.com Joe Fatal had some interesting things to say on Pudgee.
There was a second album titled 'King Of New York' ready to drop in 96/97 but when Perspective Records folded the album went on the scrap heap. King Of New York's 'Think Big' has been hailed as a classic by underground heads around the world with the test pressing fetching large sums on ebay and between collectors. 'King Of New York' was going to be a feature filled album with Nik Wiz, EZ Elpee, Chris Large among others on production and DMX, Al Tariq, Digable Planets, MOP, Biggie Smalls and Royal Flush on the raps. I think you will find 'King Of New York' was going to offer more than just 'Think Big'.
Discalimer: I'm missing one 12" there are 2 more joints available. Some of the bootleg 12"s are average quality I've done my best to remaster the audio.
Pudgee - King Of New York Bootleg
01. Niguhz For Life
02. Money Don't Make The World Stop
03. Everyone Wants To Be Hard
04. Make Em Die
06. Inner City Blues
07. Think Big
08. Money Don't Make The World Stop (Remix)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
When I heard the concept of the latest in the over bloated morally corrupted world of "Reality Shows" I nearly vomited on my keyboard. Great, more programing supposedly based on reality that makes people look like cock heads. Just what our Hip Hop culture needs, to reinforce the stereotypes that makes us look stupid. But seeing 'Ego Trip' was involved I thought shit lets give it a look, I mean ego trip are known for their humor maybe something fun will come out of this.
Well there is nothing fun about this cringe fest, they have played on every stereo type you wish could be crushed. While I did laugh a few times it was either in disbelief or at someone's expense. At more than one point of this show i wanted to hide behind my couch, these are the guys they have found to represent hip hop? Take white and black out of this, this is hip hop and you turned it into a fucking joke.
I feel sorry for the couple kids on this show that do have some skill being dragged down the idiot kids that have no idea what Hip Hop is.
Here's a break down of the players (that I can remember):
A kid that keeps saying "Ghetto Revival". Delusional enough to think 'Ghetto Revival' is going to be the next big Hip Hop movement. This same kid also has crowned himself 'King Of The Burbs'.
A chick that calls other white kids nigga while waving her dildo around. (I know that does sound funny)
A Punk with a mohawk that raps like he is reading nursery rhymes.
An Edan wanna be that doesn't know what the term 'off the top' means.
The token pretty girl from London who is one of the most skilled of the group.
A girl that stands 5ft tall who says Vanilla Ice is her idol, also not to forget she can't rap.
The other 4 were forgettable so maybe they are ok and got out shined by the idiots.
Throw this mix into the South Bronx (that they have no idea on the history of) and you get a 40 minute cringe fest. Serch is ready to tell everyone "THIS IS NOT A GAME", but it sure is a joke. Reputations will be tarnished.
Breezly Brewin's homeboy released this nice little EP back in '97. One the notable records from the indie scene around that time.
Adagio - New York To Philly EP
1. Intro (D.R.A.M.A)
2. Listening Pleasure
3. Hold Tight
4. 20 Cents (A Tale Of 2 Dimes)
6. Boy and Girl Tale
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Somehow I missed this when it came out. Bumpy for some reason decided to take a shot at the God. When the news first broke I thought "oh shit, bumpy is going to rip him", but Bumpy Knucks comes no where near as hard as you would expect. Maybe he is just trying to lure Rakim into a trap before he delivers the ultimate death blow. Somehow I think if Rakim doesn't answer back this lack luster attempt at bring down Mr Allah will be quickly forgotten.
Slow Suicide Stimulus - Akinesia
Chino XL - Beef aint over
Harsh Reality - The Booth is mine
Hell Razah - Buried Alive
Adagio - 20 Cents (A tale of 2 Dimes)
Brother Ali - Take me Home
Bumpy Knuckles - Rakim Diss
Jedi Mind Tricks - Eve of War ft. Gza
Rob O - World Premier
Kyza - Real pt. 1
Jin - You're Fired (Rosie O'Donnell diss)
Mystro - Like Dat
K21 & Mandle - It could never be
Sean P - King Kong
Mystro - Wizard of Oz
Stig of the Dump - Rhite Wino
The Roots - Game Theory
P Brothers ft. Smiley The Ghetto Child - Ghetto Child
Ghostface Killah - Greedy Bitches ft. Redman & Sean Wiggs
Royal Fam - I Declare War
== K21 & Conseps Freestyle ==
Universal Soldiers - 5 Finger Discount
Beanie Man / Heavy D & The boyz - Massive (hold tight)
MOP - Breakin the rules
Mortar - Name, Rank and Serial Number
Monday, January 08, 2007
Youtube is the greatest, a quick search turns up all kinds of novel things. Like this live version of 'Hip Hop Music' featuring the akward running man.
I bet these guys wish they could forget this. I mean sure everyone was doing the running man in 1990, but Chill just looks real uncomfortable. Someone should of told him 'no running man without Hammer pants'. 10/10 for the choreography.
Groove B Chill had one of the better light hearted party albums in 1990 featuring production by Hitman Howie Tee, Prince Paul and Pete Rock. Worth hunting down for sure.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
I really wasn't feeling this when it dropped. Too much singing and too much rapping like they're singing. Tonight I was having a dig through my collection and put it on for another spin and it is no where near as bad as I remembered. The Erick Sermon remix makes it all worth it. Looks like Mistafiss from the group is still getting busy.
As per usual I've upped a full 12" rip
Questionmark Asylum - Hey Lookaway - 1995
1. Hey Lookaway (LP Version)
2. Lookaway (Erick Sermon Remix)
3. Hey Lookaway (Instrumental)
4. Hey Lookaway (Acappella)
5. Lookaway (Erick Sermon Acappella)
6. Got Dem Joints (LP Version)
Friday, January 05, 2007
We all remember these claims don't we. Here we are 20+ years later and the music industry is thriving. Be wary when the majors tell you that their turn overs are going down, a closer look may tell you they are releasing fewer albums per year. Maybe the majors should be looking at the indie labels who are releasing the music people are actually listening to. Just possibly it is the record industry killing itself. These topics could be found in much more detail and accuracy else where on the net, these are not really the topics I want to discuss but rather a precursor on the deeper issues of internet vs. music industry.
You will be made to believe if you download you will ultimately bring the music industry to it's knees. You will be made to believe if you download your modem is sucking money out of the artists pockets like a wife with a shoe fetish. I believe this couldn't be further from the truth and while in the current market there could be an argument for these statements, I believe the bigger problem is the industries reluctance over the last 10 years to move forward with technologies.
Music has always been shared around me, I was the dub tape king in the early 90's. Nobody would leave my house without some new rap music and now with the radio show and as a DJ I am continuing the joy of sharing music. Isn't this a basic right? Enjoying and sharing something that brings happiness, excitement, enlightenment? So how can a music industry stop internet sharing when it is in our nature to share in things that bring us enjoyment. The simple answer is they can't and won't.
People now want more for their $30 than a cd with artwork, it's easy to obtain that on the internet. Maybe it is up to labels and artist's to be a little more creative. Put more in your artwork than 4 pages, include lyrics, include what ever you can to make your package more appealing and less internet friendly. Throw in a shirt or a poster with your CD, give people a reason to purchase your products. Most I think releases need to be of high quality. For example someone might download 10 albums in a week and purchase 1 of those (I believe people do still want a material product) they will buy the best one.
Now for my argument of the advantages of your album being downloaded. 100,000 downloads means you have more fans. More people coming to your shows, more people buying you merch and more fans. I don't see any loss in this equation it all comes around. For myself I could afford to buy on average 1 album per week, my knowledge and taste for music would be much narrower if it wasn't for my downloading habits. In reality how many downloaders would convert to consumers if there was a way to prevent downloading? The record industry would have us believe that every download is a sale lost. I am saying more than likely it was never a sale, but there is 1 more person spreading the word of the group and that could end in sale (even if it isn't a CD it may be concert tickets or t shirt).
This did all start at the industry embracing technology, so lets get to that. CONVENIENCE is the no.1 reason for downloading, there isn't a million geeks sitting in front of their screen franticly trying to crush the industry with no other reason but their hate for the establishment. Download booths, where is the roll out of these? If you're loosing so much money Mr. Record Industry CHOP CHOP! How hard is these to get up and running? In high traffic public areas you have a vending machine that uploads via usb, bluetooth, directly to your ipod or whatever. This way kids can grab a new album on the way to the bus stop and the joggers can get the latest album before trying to shed some pounds.
If the industry does want to stay viable (and I argue it always will) it needs to keep up with our consumer needs. We as consumers want everything now, not tomorrow. We want our food deep fried and our music downloaded via high speed internet.
I need to add this and seeing it doesn't fit in to any other paragraph right here will do. I do not agree with people making money from bootlegging in any form. If you use a program and that program makes you money and that money is sufficient to justify the purchase you should be purchasing. Same goes for selling bootlegged DVD's and CD's.
The recent up serge of hip hop blogs doing a damn fine job of cataloging the rarest and most obscure Hip Hop released had me ready to abandon this site. The future was going to be little more than a place to upload our radio stream and put playlists up. Then our server ate shit and I got real complacent. But after some thought I came to these realizations: we were in the 2nd or 3rd wave of this Hip Hop blogging community and we deserve some god damn props hahaha, and we still have some relevant things to say. So this here is the relaunch of the Premium Blend Blog.
Hip Hop Is Dead?
Nas you're a jerk! How can someone who clearly is out of touch of current Hip Hop releases claim the genre's dead? Don't get me wrong I heard the claim and I thought 'Way to go Nas you school them son', but then after hearing the album and in particular 'Where Are They Now' I realized this kid has lost his fucking mind.
I'm sure I will get jumped on for calling Nas a jerk, but he must of been living under a rock for real. Even this article from allhiphop.com dug most of the artists he mentions up on a Wikipedia and Google search. How on earth did Black Moon get a mention on 'Where Are They Now'? You would think with the Just Blaze and Evil D beef regarding the same samples being used on Black Moons and Jay Z's album's might of been on Nas' radar. If he missed that surely he has been checking for 9th Wonder (he did make that hot remix album God's Stepson) and would of come across the incredible 9th Wonder and Buckshot album. Maybe he is too busy sexing his new wifey to get out of the house but even that's no excuse for his ignorance.
Just to prove the point I will pull a few names out of 'Where Are They Now' to show how easy it is to find some info on these cats.
Page 2 of a google search landed me at his myspace page. Audio for his new joints is up there. Even still Tim Dogs name should be on your radar enough to know he has released a few things of late.
This is just lazy, I'm not even going to bother searching this one. You don't even need to have the internet to read the production credits on some pretty popular rap albums.
Now I'm just getting mad. Nas this is just disrespectful to not know what King Tipsey has been doing. King T's name is still popping up as features on a lot of material.
Google search found Dres' myspace pretty quick. Not to mention the Black Sheep project (or Dres solo after he took the name and ran with it) is one of the better releases for 2006. Now I am just guessing Nas can't afford his internet bills or something.
Still working with 45 King. Check for 45 King's 'Cat Jams' or Lakim's 45 King produced 12" on BBE records.
Maybe Nas doesn't know Fatlip was in Pharcyde. Maybe he was checking under 'F' instead of 'P' at his local record store cause these dudes are still releasing.
lol Nas lol
I could get nerdy and drop info on a bunch of other cats he mentions but thats not really the point. The point is this someone who clearly isn't keeping up with the groups he misses does not have the authority to claim 'Hip Hop Is Dead'.
I'm hoping Nas is asking where the flame carriers for these groups are rather than asking some pretty obvious questions.
On a slightly unrelated topic: Does anyone else have a problem with Will.I.Am reworking Salaam Remi's 'Thieves Theme' for 'Hip Hop Is Dead'?
I should mention even though Nas' ego has possibly overtaken KRS One's the album is very fucking tight. (Now who's the jerk)