December 31, 2008

Once again, Happy New Year to all.
Everyone out there have a good one.
Peace to Miriah, Terry, Halo, S-One and TNP.


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December 27, 2008

Happy New Year




Here's a 'tasty morsel' to wet your
appetite on the way to (or from) your
New Year's celebrations this year, a
nice little bonus included with your all
night open bar pass.


It's a flashback to the CM Fam-a-Lam Show with Bobbito & Lord Sear on December 31 1998, or technically 1 am January 1, 1999, almost 10 years ago to the day. This is a stupid fresh mix courtesy of
DJ Cucumber Slice that is sure to get you in the party mood. He hits you with some Enjoy era old school followed by some late 80's/early 90's stuff.


I'm stuck trying to figure out track #2, it's probably something not that hard to figure out. All the old school heads out there I need some assistance figuring this one out, oh and track #5 too. Track #6, The Paulett Winley & Tanya Winley - Rhymin' & Rappin' is one of my favorite old school records from two of earliest female MC's on vinyl, 1979. These two were daughters of Paul Winley, founder of the Winley label, which put out two of my favorite records, George Benson's 'Erotic Moods' and Afrika Bambaataa's 'Death Mix'. I'll never forget the day I passed up a copy of 'Rhymin' & Rappin' for $25 at A1, now it's worth 4 times as much. Maybe one day I'll get my hands on one. Anyway, enjoy the mix and have a safe New year.



CM Fam-a-Lam Show New Year 1999

1) Treacherous Three - Body Rock
2) Fearless Four - Fearless Freestyle
3) Spoonie Gee - Love Rap
4) Crash Crew - We Want to Rock
5) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Zulu Nation Throwdown
6) Paulett Winley & Tanya Winley - Rhymin' & Rappin'
7) Spoonie Gee - Spoonin Rap
8) Mic break
9) Treacherous Three - The New Rap Language
10) Organized Konfusion - Releasing Hyopnotical Gasses
11) Eric B & Rakim - Pass The Hand Grenade
12) Lakim Shabazz - Black is Back
13) N.W.A. - Appetite for Destruction
14) Public Enemy - Terminator X on the Edge of Panic
15) Ultramagnetic MC's - Give the Drummer Some
16) MC Lyte, Positive K & Milk D - Start it up ya'll
17) Eric B & Rakim - Step Back
18) Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It's not a Game
19) Mic Break


Update: Thanks to my boy Shazam-Bangles for filling in the missing track names...

You'll hear at the mic break they announce DJ Rick Nice and F Boom about to get on for the next hour and play some originals. I wish I had that part of the show but unfortunately here is the only the first 90 minutes. I can't remember what I was doing that night or how I even managed to get this taped.

December 21, 2008

Unreleased Rakim


I really wish I didn't have these finals and I was able to check Rakim at the Knitting Factory this past Friday. I was talking to my boy Keef the other day about how shows just aren't the same anymore, but Rakim is someone I've wanted to see live for a long time now, and I heard it was a decent show. The final hip hop show being held at the Knitting Factory. R.I.P. Was a decent spot. I remember seeing a bunch of good shows there

This is one of my favorite tracks right here called 'Livin' for the City'. I'm pretty sure I got this LP of unreleased studio sessions in 1995. I've seen it come in green and purple color fades aside from the blue that I have here. I paid a decent amount (too much) for this record at this spot that used to be in New Brunswick, but I'm glad I did because it's been a record I go to a lot. It defintely had heads running to the tables to find out what it was. The sound quality is pretty decent too for a bootleg pressing. Some of the tracks on here weren't released until years later ('Remember That' on the 18th Letter in 1997). The songs on this have standed the test of time and have been released once again this year as a 2 LP unreleased set.

Rakim - Livin' For The City


Nathan Davis - Stick Buddy





Man, I wish I had an original pressing of this, I should just buy the re-pressing because I'll never find one, or want to ball out and drop $100 on this. I'm happy with an mp3 I guess. This is the sample used on 'Livin for the city'. You can find this full length LP on a few different places online if you google it. This is some really smooth funky jazz from Nathan Davis. This LP in it's entirty is pretty nice and highly recommended, he's got some other good albums too.





Eric B & Rakim - Everything's cool


Fatback Band - Feed me Your Love


Here is another unreleased Rakim song called 'Everything's cool'. It kind of reminds of 'what's on your mind' the way he describes a scenario of trying to hook up with some chick passing through the set.



Whoever produced this grabbed a sample from Fatback Band's 'Feed me your love'. You can hear everything they used for Rakim's song including the horns on the hook which you'll hear at the few remaining seconds.






So what about Eric B? Unfortunately this year he wasn't on the ballot for presidential election. I wouldn't have voted for him anyway. I'm not really feeling the fake you out pretending to cut moves he pulls or deciding to play the vocal version for a live performance. Check the throwback performance... I was waiting for my boy JC to host this one, but they're doing some reconstruction on the site so maybe in the future I'll have it embedded on this post. If you were as hook as I am on The Meaning of Dope, tell these guys to get back in the game. For now you'll have to settle for a zshare link, but I warn you, don't post this on youtube because they will eject you.

Update: 1/6/09 : Peace to JC back at it hooking up the embed for me, enjoy:



December 19, 2008

S-One's Kick Review

We officially have a new section here at Dirty Waters, S-One's Kick review. For now it looks like a seasonal guest spot from S-One, highlighting some of the gems in his sneaker collection. First up we got some rare Nike SB's. All you sneaker heads out there enjoy, and leave some feedback. Click on photos to see closer detail.




Nike SB Dunk High (De La Soul Edition)



These Dunks were released in 2005. A collabo with De La Soul that features the 'Three Feet High and Rising' album cover in a sort of holographic heel section. These babies have green 'Elephant print' and the softest suede I've felt on a Nike. The crazy orange-ish piping just sets these off!











Nike SB Dunk High (Unkle Edition)



These bad boys are pretty rare and pretty expensive. One of the limited edition series of collaborations Nike did with 'street artists' to reach a new audience.






Designed in 2004 as a tribute to the British ‘Trip-Hop’ crew known as UNKLE. The renowned artist Futura2000 designed the graphics. Pink Nubuck, black leather, and a white Patent leather swoosh. Fire.














Nike Zoom Air P Rod 2 (Cinco De Mayo)


These are Paul Rodriguez’ second version of his signature sneaker, the P-Rod IIs. This edition was released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, 2006. The Colorway represents the Mexican Flag.

There is a laser-etched design covering most of the shoe. The laser etching is completely different on the left and right sneakers. The tongue on the right one says ‘Smile Now…’ and the rest of the shoe features a woman, some roses and an Angel wing. The left tongue says ‘…Cry Later’ and that shoe has the same woman except this time she’s crying and the roses are wilted. The Angel wing has turned to a bat wing on the left shoe. The insoles are also different with the right one having flowers and such while the left one has a rendition of the Grim Reaper with his scythe.

Hawthorne Radio/ Sing Along with Nes


The Stones Throw podcasts seem to be a popular download here on Dirty Waters (even though they are free on Itunes and on Stones Throw), so I definitely have to throw this one up, it may be one my favorites already. If you liked Madlib's 'Motown Mix' you should like this one as well, it's a nice mix of old R&B and Soul records from Mayer Hawthorne, a new recording artist for the label. You can click here for a full track list. Lot of heat on this one, that Marvelettes track Jay Dee sampled is also one of my favorites.







The Dee Edwards track on the mix is new to me, something I definitely need in my collection. It's been stuck in my head the past few days. The break down with the guitar is pretty sick.






Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love?



This Hawthorne Radio mix has a lot of songs that get stuck in your head all day, and make you want to sing along with them when you hear them. It reminds me of this next song that I always find myself singing out of nowhere. It's a sleeper cut on 9th Creation's 'Falling in Love', the same Lp that has 'Bubble Gum' made popular by Artifacts on 'Wrong Side of the tracks. This track is called 'Sexy Girl' and it's on some real smooth shit. I was siked to find it on a 45.

9th Creation - Sexy Girl

December 15, 2008

Return to Radio



Peace to my boy Carlo aka DJ Jet-C who dropped me a line recently after finding the blog. One of the many perks of having a blog, getting up with old friends. He sent over some pictures of some recent works and asked I re-up the Radio Ruckus 1999 session. I posted this rip last year but got knocked out due to the z-share crash, so just to refresh your memory, this is my first radio appearance on WRSU 9 years ago along with DJ Force and Jet-C. We were featured there to showcase our battle routines so you'll hear some juggles and scratches from us, I think Carlo forgot his records while he was in town that weekend and did some stuff using Force's Duck breaks. Anyway, enjoy. You'll hear me first, Force, then Jet-C, peace to emskee who loves hearing himself talk all over everything. Yo Force where you at, we're rading the studio for another session along with DJ T-Diddy.

Radio Ruckus 12-26-1999





'Mang' aka DJ Jet-C

December 13, 2008

If you had this game back in the day, you were nice...

December 12, 2008

Murky Water



Aboriginals (Obsession and Logic) are another slept on group that came around in the mid 90's. Their first 12" was 'Keep it Hot/The joint' which was I thought was pretty decent, followed by 'Chemistry', and I don't remember much of their stuff after that. This 12" was one of my favorites, tho, 'The Joint' was my joint.


I see both of their 12's getting good feedback on the internet so I dug up one of their demo songs or unreleased, unpressed songs from 1995. Bobbito played this a few months before that Keep it Hot 12" came out, and I remember buying the 12" and being kind of disappointed this demo track wasn't on there. It kind of reminds me of De La's 'Millie pulled a Pistol' cause they use the same drums, and it's got that slow, mellow feel to it, with a nice piano loop. I'm pretty sure it's never been pressed up on vinyl or released anywhere else, so anyone into them check it out and enjoy. You'll hear in the second verse they use the monopoly theme like Cella Dwellas 'Advance to Boardwalk', maybe that's why they didn't put it out, who knows. Sometimes people use the same beats or same topics, it's all good, especially years later.


Aboriginals - 'Dreams in Reality' (Unreleased Demo)

December 5, 2008

Giant


Here is some groovy 1970's rock on the Mercury label from a group called Giant.

This record has one of the sickest drum breaks and some funny lyrics that follow. She starts talking about what color pills she should pop, 'should I take a blue one, or a green one..'

I got an e-mail asking for an ID on this track heard from Drum Crazy pt 2 so here it is. The full length LP is also pretty dope. This LP is pretty rare but might be reissued.



I heard a different version of this song with some applause before the drums come in, this one has no applause. Not sure where that other version is from.

No cut and paste google info for you this time. Click on the the back cover to see a short write up on them.

December 3, 2008

History of the Skateboard



My boy S-One found his Thrasher stash and was nice enough to let me copy a few joints, I got a few more scans from them coming up in the near future including some old school stussy ads from the 80's. For now I wanted to put you on to this 'History of the Skateboard' article found in Thrasher's issue 100. It's pretty interseting to see the evolution of the skateboard over the years. If you want to see the shapes closer or care to read the article just click the pictures and adjust size in the browser.


read it...

December 1, 2008


PSA- The Make it Funky mix I did for Blueprint is now back up. Thanks to Martini & Jopperelli for not using zshare lol. You can find it to the left under the treats heading, or you can download here or here... 30 minutes of some mellow funk/soul burners, enjoy..