Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by kanno1ae, Mar 15, 2017.
Agreed. Loads of hip hop pioneers not covered but that subject alone would make a great thread.
Starting on page 4, there is some discussion on the pre-1986 stuff. When I first started the thread, I wasn't sure the level of interest, so I thought it might be good to cover a limited window of time. These years made most sense given the artists and albums that came out.
You have great, great taste. That would almost duplicate my selections. I actually prefer the radio version of Mind Playin Tricks On Me to the album version with different, rawer lyrics.
Kokane's first album; he had to call himself 'Who Am I?" because of record company timidity:
Nice & Smooth are very underrated; I figure people thought they were R&B because of their name:
Earlier this year the 25th anniversary Blu-ray was released and it includes rare footage of a very young Tupac getting interviewed about his role in the film.
Juice Blu-ray Review - DoBlu.com
I assume you meant to post their most famous song, Sometimes I Rhyme Slow. The video doesn't seem to play.
One of Patrice O'Neal's favorites, by AMG: (Warning: NSFW)
Downtown Science: I only discovered this group recently.
Marly Marl, Symphony (Part 2):
Eightball & M.J.G. put out their first single in 1991; the first significant record from Memphis:
A favorite obscurity; Baritone Tiplove, aka Phil Most Chill:
This inspired me to make a top 30 playlist from this era. Yes, I know a lot was left off but I was trying to keep it to 30 and didn't want to duplicate artists. The closest I came to duplicating was Ice Cube/Eazy E/Dr. Dre solo + NWA separately. Put this together somehow, streaming or whatever and it's an instant party. I lived this era... and still love this stuff...
1. Rock the Bells - LL Cool J
2. Peter Piper - Run-DMC
3. Paul Revere - Beastie Boys
4. Push It - Salt N' Pepa
5. We Control the Dice - Mantronix
6. Funky Beat - Whodini
7. Paid in Full - Eric B and Rakim (NOT the Coldcut Remix, NO "This is a journey into sound" stuff)
8. Boyz N Tha Hood (original not remix) - Eazy E
9. You Gots To Chill - EPMD
10. Cinderfella Dana Dane - Dana Dane
11. Straight Outta Compton - NWA
12. My Philosophy - Boogie Down Productions
13. Dope Fiend Beat - Too $hort
14. Eye Know - De La Soul
15. I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane
16. I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
17. Fight The Power (original soundtrack version, not the album version remix) - Public Enemy
18. My Summer Vacation - Ice Cube
19. Mind Playin Tricks - Geto Boys
20. Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin' - MC Breed
21. Check The Rhime (Mr. Muhammad's Mix) - A Tribe Called Quest
22. **** With Dre Day - Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
23. What's My Name? - Snoop Dogg
24. Juicy - Notorious BIG
25. Regulate - Warren G
26. Player's Ball - Outkast
27. NY State of Mind - Nas
28. I Got 5 on it - Luniz
29. Liquid Swords - GZA
30. Old School - 2Pac
nice man, nice! is this something you've knocked up on Spotify? if so..link please!
on a playlist tip, here is one I've had cooking up for a while. really need to spend some more time on this one tbh, but lots of gems there nonetheless
the golden age 86-92, a playlist by silkyskillz on Spotify
It's come out in the last few years that Dre didn't produce much on the Above The Law album. It was
pretty much done when the group turned it to Ruthless. Dre did som post-production work (mixing,etc)
Cold 187 had done several interviews talking about this. He dis one with Sway a year or two ago around
the time the Straight Outta Compton movie came out. 187 would also became the main producer for
Ruthless when Dre left.
When noticable thing about "Livin' Like Hustlers" is that Ice Cube is not on the Ruthless posse cut on
the end of the album. This was before it was well known he was going solo. Cube also refused to be
in the video for Murder Rap featuring the other members of NWA and The D.O.C.
I alos enjoy the clean version more. Willie D had a bad habit of over emphasizing cuss words.
Yep, glad the thread is back.
My favorites from 1991:
01. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back
02. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
03. Son Of Bazerk - Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk!
04. Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
05. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
06. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
07. Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
08. The UMC's - Fruits Of Nature
09. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - All Souled Out
10. Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped
01. Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona
02. Ice-T - New Jack Hustler
03. Organized Konfusion - Releasing Hypnotical Gases
04. Son Of Bazerk - Change The Style
05. The UMC's - Jive Talk
06. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It
07. Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin'
08. Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
09. Cypress Hill - Tres Equis
10. A Tribe Called Quest - Everything Is Fair
11. P.M. Dawn - A Watcher's Point Of View
12. Geto Boys - Ain't With Being Broke
13. 3rd Bass - Pop Goes The Weasel
14. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - All Souled Out
15. Naughty By Nature - 1,2,3
16. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Televison, The Drug Of The Nation
17. De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturday'
18. Freestyle Fellowship - My Fantasy
19. A Tribe Called Quest - Vibes And Stuff
20. Compton's Most Wanted - Def Wish
That's pretty funny!
Although extremely rare, there are a couple of officially released clean versions of BBHMM (the song, not the album). There's one where the dirty words are covered up by sound effects, which only appears on the US promo CD. There's also a version that is re-cut by AMG with new lyrics, which is on the aforementioned promo CD and at least one various artist compilation.
This is a well done playlist. I was hooked at the first track ("How Many Emcees")--a favorite of mine that surely will be talked about when 1992 pops up.
Ditto. I usually listen to the radio version with the alternate lyrics. Took me a while to track it down, but I finally found a CD copy of the entire album We Can't Be Stopped in its clean version. Some songs are far more impactful with the explicit lyrics, but others work just as well with the obscenities cleaned up.
Why, thank you, sir!
thanks man. I've just made this playlist collaborative, so if you, or anyone else for that matter, would like to chip in some tracks, please go ahead!
was thinking it might be an idea to set up some playlists to run concurrently with this thread anyway. you know, one for each year, starting with '86 and so on. also thinking a monster 86-95 playlist could well be in order. again, these can be a collaborative thing, so everyone can chip in their favourite tracks etc
happy to set these up if folk are interested..
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