Friday, April 04, 2008

Old School Friday - East Coast Randomness

I'm sending some love out to all my duns on the east coast. So today make sure you put a razor under your tongue, roll up a pants leg, and end every sentence with "yo." I kid my east coasters. I kid. Go Brewers!!

Redman - Can't Wait

"I set it off like Boba Fett." Apparently, there is a colorized version of this video for some reason. I'm definitely feeling this one more. I think more videos should be shot in black & white. It just lends a certain atmosphere to the production. Feel me?

Junior Mafia - Playa's Anthem

The funny thing about Junior Mafia's album is, all the good tracks featured Biggie. I guess that's all you need to know about their staying power. After a while, I think Biggie even washed his hands of them. Ouch. Oh well. We'll always have the summer of '95, won't we?

Crooklyn Dodgers '95 - Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers

"So die nigga. Die nigga. You too black, you can't handle, you too strong. Get high." This is probably my favorite Chubb Rock verse. He DESTROYS it. I never heard someone go at Barbara Walters so hard. Anyway, I can't believe I totally forgot about this track, and I have the "Clockers" soundtrack around here somewhere.

LL feat Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe, & Foxxy Brown - I Shot Ya

"What's the deal?" SML already posted this video when he pinch hit for me last year. I don't care, though. The song is dope, and every performance is on point. Even if a couple may have been ghostwritten. I'm looking at you Joseph and Inga!

Das Efx - Real Hip Hop

So the fellas decide to leave "iggedy" in their briefcase, for the most part, and a nation immediately ignores them. That kind of sucks. As an artist, you're thinking "Damn I'm not some one trick pony. I can do other shit too!" Meanwhile, the public is like "Hmmm...nah I'll pass." Fickle fuckers.

DMX - How's It Goin' Down

"Try to creep me? WHAT?!? Leave that nigga sleepy." Favorite. DMX line. Ever. It's kind of hard to believe that this dude was relevant just 10 years ago. Not only was he relevant, he was a superstar. Now he's...not.

Fu Schnickens - True Fu Schnick

I still don't understand a damn thing Chip-Fu is saying. The song is tight though.


Michael Fobes - Rock Around The Clock

"This kid is gonna go places." Yeah, he's gonna walk off the fucking stage. That's about as far as he's gonna go. By the way, I didn't know Javier Bardiem had a white son in the 80's. Cuckoo.


stopmikelupica said...

You know I gonna appreciate the East Coast Randomness.

Yeah, the Junior Mafia was pretty wack, though I did enjoy that Lil Cease/Lil Kim joint "Crush on You" ("I'm Mel, and you're Alice/spend a little time in Lil Cease's palace").

I got a recommendation for ya'll: one of my boys from BK, an old school head, started a blog (I may have had a part in it), schooling the new bloggers/gentrifiers in the neighborhood to the old days. It's got some good stuff up already, including a post about Spike Lee's brother.

I'm also working with him on some music projects, but that's for later. Eventually I'm gonna get him to do a post about him playing dice with Biggie and Lil Cease, though!...

Go check it out at

Gangsta D said...

Shooting dice with Biggie and Cease? Why do I think that's going to be a classic story? lol I'll definitely check his site out.