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 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

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

Dreams and Reality

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 and Reality' (Unreleased Demo)

December 5, 2008


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..