While Drake's new album leaked, people are listening to that and missing out on another great JMT album, Violence Begets Violence.
Vinnie is my dude, gotta support him. This is straight up gritty.
Go cop it.
Doesn't "cop" mean "steal"? I'll ask my granchilren...
Not to mention AOTP member Celph Titled's collab with D.I.T.C. Producer Buckwild "Nineteen Ninety More". A sequel to "Nineteen Ninety Now".
Amazing concept for an album. Sick unreleased Buckwild beats from the mid-90's, Celph and some amazing guests killing it. Fantastic. Have to say, I like the original of this better though. This is a smooth beat, but the original befits the title "There Will Be Blood":
Celph: "You walk around like you kind of thuggy guy, I know you ain't Diddy but I can make you see through Puffy eyes". Ridiculous. Just ridiculous.
Sadat X: "You can call Obama, CALL YO MOMMA". Anyone could make that connection, but can they say it like Sadat? I don't think so.
Grand Puba: "Grand Puba there's no way you can dodge, better off trying ya luck at Las Vegas at Mirage". GP killed it!
"Miss Those Days". I FEEL the early 90's in this track.
Sleigh Bells in every beat!
rSharpe, you definitely have the right influences for Hip Hop production. Few more classic Buckwild remixes:
Plus, Diamond D is crazy. They had an insane stable of producers, not to mention Big L, AG, OC and Fat Joe to kill it. Plus, throw in KRS-One and Big Pun on a number of DITC tracks as well (Not to mention their use of Premo, which always gets props from me). Worldwide was a sick album. Here is the Diamond D produced title track from the classic Fugees album:
This thread is gettin hot. You guys are awesome. People who finally listen to my kind o sh*t. I blast this stuff @ work all the time and take crap from the girls there who want me puttin on Wayne and Drake 24/7.
I play Jedi Mind Tricks, AOTP, Big L, Big Pun, KRS One, Mobb Deep, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Cunninlynuists...etc and they have no idea what this music stands for lyrially. If the track doesn't have a hook with a mainstream artist on it, they have no idea about it. Underground and old school hiphop is where its @.
&$#%#&@! The Industry.
Love these TV spots by Tech N9ne...check em out...
I try to pull out deep tracks that you guy might not have heard...but Seven by AOTP, I remember when that dropped and my jaw did the same. That whole album Ritual of Battle is dope, one of the GOAT for me.
There are so many points in that album where I just take a moment to stop and appreciate what was just said. Vinnie, Celph, n Co. out did themselves on it. Each one adds a unique flow and voice. Vinnie Paz is as gritty as it gets, and if he was recognized by the mainstream, his voice would be as iconic as Nate Dogg or DMX's (not the same voice, im not saying that, but im saying to the point where a random track comes on and everyone in the room would instantly know who dropped it).
"Ya betta cross your T's,
Cuz we'll dot your I's,
You can say that you specialize but Pharaohs will optimize,
Backstage will get a &$#%#&@! backsmacked there,
The macplayer like dirty south pimpslapped clap snares, (YEAAH)
Holy Paragraphs, (What kind of &$#%#&@! is that? )
I'm Jesus in the flesh so this is mutha&$#%#&@! Christian rap,
Y'all just Christmas wrap, must be the secret Santa,
My reindeer aim near, pierce you with the antlers,
I made em go easy, and called off the wolves on my AOTP radio CB,
Cuz y'all ain't worthy of grenades and RPG's,
Slit throat hope you float with sardines and seaweed,
Cuz this is C-E, L-P-H
Demonic symphony, listen to the hell we make,
And a year before your kids 10th birthday came,
You didn't have to wait for candles on the cake to see the nine flame."
One of my favorite verses in quite sometime.
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