Hilltop Hoods - City of Light
Swarmy - Come Down
Matty B -Swig of the stew
Saafir - Swig of the stew
Prozack Turner - Club Girls
Ghostface - 1000 Grams
Akinyele - Uncut Raw
The Beatnuts - We come here
Hostyle - One Eyed Maniac
Baby O -
Inspector Deck - Movers & Shakers
Beatnuts - Do you believe
Black Moon - Murda Mc's
Xzibit ft. Mobb Deep - Eyes may shine (remix)
Screwball ft. MOP - Torture
Beatnuts - Beatnuts Forever
Black Poet - Poet has come
Scientifik - Overnight Gangsta
== Prime, Pohetikut, Motive, Purpose, Sedate Freestyle ==
Alkaholiks ft. Xzibit, Snagglepuss - No Handouts
Show & AG - Catchin Wreck
Yaggfu Front ft. Diamond D - Slappin Suckaz Silly
Pacewon - Step up
MF Doom - Dead Bent
J Zone ft. Huggy Bear - No Consequences
Big ups to the guys for coming in and absolutely fucking tearing it. Stream should be up soonish.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Hilltop Hoods - City of Light
Friday, April 21, 2006
I had to rock things solo last night .... hope you enjoyed the playlist.
Trem - Basic Fundementals
Hilltop Hoods - Under One Banner
Mr Trials - Industry Snakedown
Downsyde - Hot days, Cold Nights
Cross Bred Mongrels - Concrete Beats (remix) feat Terra Firma
Skitzofreniks - Come On Dude
Screwball - Greates On Earth
Jay Z - U Don't Know (remix) feat M.O.P
Lord Finnesse - Show How We Do Things
Diamond D - Feel The Vibe
Organized Konfusion - Stress (Large Pro Remix) feat large Pro
Phrase - Here now feat Mystro
Mass Influence - Demo Type Shit
Brother Ali - Bitchslap
Non Prophets - All Word No Play
Muph & Plutonic - Heaps Good
The Odd Couple - Por Que
LL Cool J - 4,3,2,1
High & Mighty - Mind Soul & Body
Grand Puba - Check It Out (remix) feat Mary J Blige
Brand Nubian - To The Right
Nice & Smooth - Funky For You
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day (remix)
Common - The Corner
Hard Knocks - Nigga For Hire
Krown Rulers - Paper Chase
LONS - Femine Fat
BDEPS - Bomb
Adroit Effusive - Moeshzilla & King Kongcepts
Sunday, April 16, 2006
I remember it like it was yesterday pickig up a DJ Dyems mixtape with this slamming joint 'Bomb MC' on it, I swear the tape has just about worn through where that track is. Ever since the 12" and album were always high on my wants list and only just found both recently. So when Cheski contacted us for some info on a blog entry and introduced himself as 'The Bomb MC' I just had to hook up an interview to answer all the questions I had about The Colored Section.
PB: I have to confess to my ignorance I have very little idea about you prior to Colored Section, where are you from and whats your history?
Cheski: I grew up all over L.A. County (Pomona, Compton, Watts, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and finally Altadena). I went to John Muir High School in Pasadena which was full of hard as mc's. I did my first song wit my boy JBL in 1987. My cuzzin played keyboards and sang backound for Jody Watley and a bunch of other early 80's R&B groups, so I took 2 DJ Mark the 45 King records, and a James Brown record over his crib in Carson. I didn't know how to use the equipment, so I told him what to sample, and we did a song called "Nappy Dugout"....before Cube I might add. Then me, JBL, and my boy MOHK started a group called D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.......short for Does It Look Like I Give A Fuck.
PB: You are obviously in to your Hip Hop history anyone who has listened to Bomb MC would know that, how did you get the thirst for hip hop knowledge?
Cheski: Well my Pops was a DJ, and my mom a singer, so there was always music on full blast in my house. So coming from a musical backround, when I found Hip-Hop it was love at first listen. It wasn't necessarily a thirst for knowledge but more a thirst for music ya feel. All those things I talked about in Bomb MC weren't things I researched, those were things that I learned as a fan of all those people I rapped about.
PB: Did anyone catch any feelings with Bomb MC and you injecting yourself into some of the most important events in hip hop?
Cheski: Not at all, it was all love. I'm still surprised by the success of that song because we had ZERO promotion, ZERO! Sway & Tech played that song every saturday on the Wake Up Show for like 4 months and it even made their top 25 Hip Hop songs of All-time. I heard it on Rap City, we got alot of love off of that song. What does trip me out though is how many times people have tried to recreate it. I'm not sayin no names, but there's definitely been a few biters.
PB: How did you and Coke previously of Madcap and yourself come to form Colored Section and Broadway was a part of both groups wasn't he?
Cheski: Broadway was the only nigga in pasadena wit equipment and he had sum sick ass beats so ALL the Mc's from Pasadena/Altadena would be over his or LC's crib (wherever they had the shit at). I knew Coke from High school and was around when they were workin on the Madkap album. Broadway & Coke thought I was dope and really encouraged me to go solo. They felt my groupmates were holding me back, but they were my homeboys so I was like fuck that. I later realized that they were right, I would have to leave them to get my shit off. So Madkap was doin their thang, and that's around the time Exhibit A came around....u might know him as Xzibit. Coke and I planned to do a solo project for me but Madkap kinda fell out and he was like fuck it, me and you will be a group. At first he was Me n Coke, then Xhibit had left his group and we welcomed him in. Xzibit was originally in the Colored Section. That didnt last that long as he had another opportunity and he took it. Another form member was DJ Homicide of Sugar Ray. Homicide wasa ridiculous DJ, I mean ridiculous. He produced 3 cuts on the album also. But he like most DJ's was a fuckin flake, so he went on to make ALOT of money making whack ass music. I like money, but I couldn't make that bullshit no matter how much they were payin me. As far as Broadway, he wasn't a part of either group. He and LC produced the Madkap album, but he was doin his own thang while we were doin the Section.
PB: Coke dropped a Beatnuts produced gem 'Questions' on a loud compilation still under the name Madcap but saying that he had gone solo, was there ever plans that you know of for a second Madcap album or a Coke solo?
Cheski: Yea, I forgot about that. Just before the Colored Section he had completed a second Madkap album without Joe or Motif, but his situation wit Loud kinda played out wrong, so that was that. On a side note, Coke played a major part in them siging Wu-Tang. He got a hold of that first single while in New York and brought it back to Rifken n told him they was the shit, next thang u know...
PB: So what happened to Colored Section?
Cheski: We actually had a second album, it ust never droppped. There were a few things that happened at once. Our label, 12 inch RPM had initially promised us partnership in the label cuzz they were broke and couldn't pay us shit to sign. Not only did they re-nig on that, they were cookin the books. There were lyin about how many units we sold, and where it was selling. You know, the same ole story. Secondly, Coke was havin a lil baby mama drama. His baby mama was not lettin him see his kid. So he was like fuck it, he was soured on the rap game and sacrificed mc'in for his son. He went to court to get custody of his son. You can't tour, be at the studio til 6 in the morning when you have custody of their kid. Coke has custody of his son, and is an writer. He wrote the movie "My Baby's Daddy" starring Anthony Anderson and Eddie Griffin.
PB: Are you still affiliated with the Likwit crew? And who do you associate yourself with these days?
Cheski: My affiliation with the Likwit crew was through Broadway and Coke, I was never part of the Likwit crew. Broadway and King T were, and still are tight, and being labelmates, Coke was cool wit the Alkaholics.
PB: Have you got any plans to release any new material?
Cheski: Definitely. I have a group called The Executives who have an album done. We dropped a mixtape last year, and will be releasing the album and another mixtape hopefull in March. I have about 17 songs earmarked for my album and currently recording. I'll prolly do like 5 more, then pick my favorite 15. It's definitely different than the Colored Section album. We made a concerted effort to try to just have fun and joke on that record because we felt that was missin, especially from West Coast artists.
PB: Whats your Top 10 pre nineties joints?
Cheski: Not in any order, cuzz it's too hard...shit, it's hard for me to do a top ten!
1)Pure Righteousness - Lakim Shabazz
2)Let The Words Flow - Chill Rob G
3)Follow The Leader - Rakim
4)Raw - Big Daddy Kane
5)Fuck Da Police - NWA
6)The Symphony - The Juice Crew
7)Rebel Without A Pause - P.E
8)The Bridge is Over - Boogie Down Productions
9)It's Yours - T La Rock
10)Microphone Fiend - Rakim
If you ask me tomorrow, it would be a different 10!!
You can check for some new material at Myspace.
Also check the 2 versions of Bomb MC
Bomb MC (Old Gold Remix)
Bomb MC (Og Recipe)
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Finally we are all back in the studio, so this one was a 'proper show'. Hopefully the stream will be up soon.
Delta - Heat Haze
Army of the Pharoahs - Battle Cry
Clandestien - Ancilary Cover
Hunter and Dazastah - We Want
Funkoars - The greatest Hit
Apathy - Doe Raker Check ft. Motive
Blaq Poet = Message From the Poet
Hilltop Hoods - Recapturing the vibe
Madkap - Questions
Screwball - Turn it up
Braintax - Biro funk
Lord Sear - My Hindu Love
ED O G - Dedicated
Tame One - In The Area
DITC - Flipstylez
Universal Soldiers - Crime Stories
black moon - how many mc's
MOP - Cold as Ice
diamond d - step to me
biggie smalls - gimme the loot
WC & The maad circle - Aint a damn thing changed
Slum Village - I Dont Know
Ed OG - I got to have it
Third Eye - Put your boots on
DITC - The Enemy
D Nice - Scott Made Me Funky
Terra Firma feat Chopper - Remember Me
Del ft. Hiero - Burnt
LONS - Show me a hero
Organized Konfusion - Hate
Scaramanga - Cash Flow
A long time ago I did a series of posts about what i like to call 'Shit Hop'. Rap music that is so bad that it is fucking excellent. I dont know if anyone was reading then, and i'm pretty sure the same people aren't reading now - so I thought I'd bring to light one of the pioneers of the genre of Shit Hop. This guy was only recently brought to my attention, but as you will see - he was clearly an innovator.
Introducing, The Average Homeboy
Thursday, April 06, 2006
OK this is now up for stream. No talking here, just music - had to pre-record the show, and it was a bit of a rush job... so a couple of the mixes are fucked (some spectacularly towards the end haha). But chicks still love it.
Buckshot and 9th Wonder - Out of Town ft. Joe Scudda
Bahamadia - 3 tha hard way
Artifacts - Art of facts
Aesop Rock and Del - Preservation
Apathy - Doe Raker Check featuring Motive
Common - The Corner
Nina Simone - Feelin Good
Pegz - What would happen
Jay Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Hilltop Hoods - Twilight
Nas - Halftime
Mobb deep - Shook Ones Pt. 2
Crown City Rockers - Another Day
Slum Village - I Dont Know ft. Jazzy Jeff
Ghostface Killah - Be Easy
The Elementz Feat. Skinnyman - High Grade
Saigon - The Letter P Feat. Kool G Rap
The X-Ecutioners - Back To Back Feat. Saigon & Scram Jones
Verbal Kent - Alley Rap feat. Wordsworth & Rusty Chains
The UN - Shakedown
Ras Kass - Expect Me
Promoe - These walls dont lie
Klashnekoff - Daggo Mentality
Sean Price - Bye Bye ft. Buckshot
RU CL - Just One Shot
Sean Price - Onion Head ft. Tek
Reef The Lost Cauze - Humble Beginnings
Qazaar - I Tried
The UN - Monsta
Pohetikut, Anonamous, Answer, Straws & GMC - Better Than Who
RA The Rugged Man - On The Block
Prince Paul ft. Big Daddy Kane - Macula's Theory
Mark Ronsone - Ooh Wee Ft. Ghostface Killah, Trife, Saigon
MC Serch - Back To The Grill ft. Red Hot Lover Tone, Nas, Chubb Rock
Porn Theatre Ushers - the 90's
Reef The Lost Cauze - Look At The Sun
Micall Parknson - Saltfish And Accie Featuring WordSworth, Skriblah, Kyza
Typical Cats - Take a Number
DJ Format - Ill Culinary Behaviour ft. Abdominal
Talib Kweli - Right About Now