November 29, 2008

Total Pack

I try to dig up joints from groups that are slept on, and these guys here I don't know much about myself. Googling these guys doesn't bring any pictures and very little info. Total pack consists of two MC's (Ce Style and Kamal B-Wise). The only released material they have documented as a group is what's on the Wild Pitch mixtape DJ Eclipse made. You can check here to read more on their releases on that.

I first heard these guys freestyling with the Artifacts on Stretch and Bobbito, and I'm sure they were up there a few other times as well. They always had their demo material I'm not really sure what they did with. Here I have two demos dug up from some old tapes, and a 20 minute clip with Ce-Style from the Halftime show in 1999, complete with a short interview, some freestyles, and a few Ce-Style solo joints from the same year. Have a listen and let me know what you think. This is for everyone who heard that Wild Pitch mix and wanted to hear more from them...

Total Pack - N.B.A. (No Biting Allowed)

Total Pack (featuring Eguan) - Park House Music

Ce Style on Halftime 1999 (comes in late at 1:30)

November 23, 2008

New York Live 1997

This tape should explain why I used to listen to DJ Riz every Wednesday on 89.1 WNYU back in the day. Riz had the newest joints and cut shit up with few mistakes as you can hear on this live mix from 1997 (Check him cut up that Verbal Attack) I see a few heads comment on the WNYU tapes I post so I know some of you out there know the time, the New York Live show definitely deserves it's props. At one point you had it running on Wednesdays with Riz, mayhem and Sunset, and on Thursdays with DJ Mayhem.

There's a lot of joints on here I don't know the names for, so just like on the Tony Touch tapes I posted, I need all you guys out there to help me fill in the blanks on this track list. I'm trying to figure out track number 3, someone help me identify this thing, all you indie label heads take a listen and let me know. It's a nice 60 minute mix from one of my favorite Dj's, enjoy...

UPDATE: 12:21: Completed track listing thanks to my homegirl Ho1ogramz, my boy Mondelicious & PMD coming through with the missing track names. Really appreciate the help from everyone and definitely expect more treats to come soon

DJ Riz - New York Live 1997

1) One Step Beyond The Labyrinth - Dedicated
2) Da Naba Hood Threat - Mindtricks
3) Masterminds - I'm talented
4) Mr Complex - Visualize
5) Shamus - Tight Team
6) Camp Lo & De La Soul - Hollywood
7) Kardinal Official - Two for da show
8) Black Attack - Verbal Attack
9) Nitty Gritty Southside- Tru Grain
10) Keith Murray, Smif N Wessun, Busta Rhymes - Pay Your Dues
11) Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - Wild Hot
12) Raidermen & Natural Elements - Magnetic
13) Iman Thug & Tragedy - True Confessions
14) KRS-One - A Friend
15) Resevoir Dogs - Back to Berth

November 20, 2008

Eminem & Royce 5'9

Right when I say I'm not gonna post for awhile I end up throwing up a bunch of stuff. I'm just not going to say anything from now on. I've been meaning to post this for a minute, some early freestyles from Eminem and Royce 5'9. I don't know where I put that 12" the two of them had on Game or else I'd throw a rip of that to go along with this, but this is right before Eminem's first LP came out in 1998. The XL freestyles are kind of short at like 3 or 4 minutes, but the Halftime freestyles run about 13 minutes, enjoy...

Eminem Feestyles XL show 10-11-1998

Eminem & Royce 5'9 Freestyles 1/2 time 9-23-1998

November 19, 2008

Rayz it up

Peace to my boy to K Lew who I saw earlier this week, he's been doing his thing on the DJ/production for a minute. Here's a couple C Rayz Walz tracks from 2001 produced by K Lew. Peace to all the dojo heads.

Hot second

You might get slapped

November 18, 2008

Ak Ha Who?

What's up peoples? Back with some more treats from the cassettes.
Here goes a clip of Akinyele live on Haltime from October 2001 for all you Ak fans. Peep the shout out he gives me at the end. Nah, I guess there's some other dude out there named Nes but I'm digging it regardless. I'm trying out rapidshare this time for the downloads.

I guess 'Put it in your mouth' is where most people know him from, but if you haven't heard it, peep his 1st LP from 1993. The majority of the LP, if not all of it, was produced by Large Professor with some cuts added by DJ Rob Swift. The album was pre Akinyele rhyming only about sex, and showcasing his semi annoying low drop in vocal tone on his rhyming words. You either like this guy or you don't I guess, he's definitely one of those...

Also check out one of my favorites from his 93 LP 'Dear Diary' (Rob Swift get busy!) and the video for 'Ak-Ha-Ha' fitting right in with the skully cap trend. This LP is one of my gems, I think it was pressed on vinyl as a promo only on interscope, like a lot of LP's from 92/93 (Diamond D, Tribe's 'Low End', etc). I've seen it on vinyl with a picture cover but not sure if it's a bootleg or what. Anyone who knows can drop the knowledge. This was when they thought Cd's were taking over, now it's mp3's. I'm glad to see some people still insisting on releasing vinyl.

Anyone out there have a nice quality rip of the 'Break a Bitch neck' remix with Kool G Rap?

November 5, 2008

Dil Cosby

I've had the new Madlib Beat Konducta 5&6 on repeat in my ipod lately, definitely want to give it mentions and recommend it for heads out there. They're called 'Dil Cosby Suite' and 'Dil Withers', both dedicated to the late great J Dilla. You can definitely hear the Jay Dee/Dilla influence on the beats. Dilla's 'Donuts' and his beat CD's (particularly #3), were probably the hottest shit I've ever heard in my life, and this is a nice little tribute in that style from Madlib. I'm not a fan of everything Madlib does, but as far as production, I would say he's one of the best out right now, and these latest are on point. Check out one of my favorites off part 5, J's Day Theme #3. For more info check StonesThrow

Like I keep saying it's been difficult to focus on blogging as of lately but I'm trying to keep up with posts now and then. Hopefully towards the end of the year I'll have some time to post some holiday treats, but don't hold me to that. I'm still around and checking out other sites so you'll hear from me now and again. Hope everyone out there is staying well and keeping healthy. Peace.