November 19, 2017

2017-JMS Presents- Brand Nubian -The Remix Files

This is an updated version (higher quality versions -nothing at 192 kpbs or lower) of a Brand Nubian remix compilation I did up way back in 2009 (the links are long dead) but it only focuses on Brand Nubian and not solo Grand Puba (I will do a B-Sides, Remixes etc compilation at a later date), there isn't any point going into detail about how Brand Nubian are one of the greatest groups in Hip Hop history as it's all there in the first post.

This compilation showcases dope remixes from 1990-1996 and well the music indeed does all of the talking for the legendary New Rochelle, New York outfit.

2017-JMS Presents- Brand Nubian -The Remix Files

01 All For One (Tramp Remix)
02 Word Is Bond (Remix)
03 Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (Remix)
04 Hold On (Remix)
05 Steal Ya Ho (Remix Vocal)
06 Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Remix Featuring Diamond D)
07 Wake Up (Stimulated Dummies Remix)
08 Slow Down (Pete Rock's Newromix)
09 Allah U Akbar (Remix Vocal)
10 Concerto In X Minor (Remix)
11 Wake Up (Sunshine Extended Mix)
12 All For One (Remix Radio)
13 Sadat X - The Lump Lump (Nubian Mix)
14 Probable Cause (O.G Mix)
15 Lick Dem Muthaph@!_as (Remix)

*Big props to Janka-man and Verge Tibbs for some of these joints.


November 11, 2017

2017-The JMS Playlist - Hip Hop Volume 1

Here is a small selection of some of my personal favourites from 2017...enjoy!

2017-The JMS Playlist - Hip Hop

01 Defari - Acknowledgement (feat. Evidence)
02 Wu-Tang Clan - Lesson Learn'd (Feat. Inspectah DeckRedman)
03 Heavy Metal Kings - Egyptian Moses (Feat. Goretex)
04 Jazz Spastiks/Mello Soul Black - Raw Funk (Midnight Mix)
05 PMD - Trans
06 Meyhem Lauren/DJ Muggs - Aquatic Violence feat. Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Sean Price)
07 Starvin B and One Take - Selective Hearing
08 Fly Anakin - Double Bicycle Kick
09 Hex One - Energies (Ft. Tek-nition)
10 Melanin 9 - Solace (Feat. JuiceBox)
11 Recognize Ali x Giallo Point - BoomBap Lord
12 Wordup feat. Ellohe - Life Goes On
13 Noveliss - Sword Play (Feat. Clear Soul Forces)
14 Children of Zeus -Happiness
15 Nolan The Ninja - Schoolcraft

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October 26, 2017

2017 - JMS Presents - EPMD -The Remix Files (Redux)

In celebration of the highly influential Long Island legends Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith's incredible 30 years plus deep in the Rap game and 10 years of the J.M.S. blog (formerly Cold Rock Da Spot), I have re-done a long dead compilation from 2007 and I am giving you pretty much a definitive EPMD compilation of remixes (official and unofficial), Non LP cuts and B-Sides that is 30 tracks deep :)

I really don't need to go into depth about EPMD aka "The Rap American Dream Team" in this post because it has already been written and well documented on this blog that I would definitely consider myself a Super Fan and they are still to me the greatest 2 Man MC duo in Hip Hop history, it's still hard to believe that this 12" happened over 30 years ago and they were known as EPEE MD.

Both E & P are still at it and they are scheduled to release another EPMD album Big Business in 2018.

So a massive salute and thank you to the legendary Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, Hip Hop, not just for the music but the entire culture would just not be the same without you.

2017 - JMS Presents - EPMD -The Remix Files (Redux) (VBR) 
NB: I decided to post up single links otherwise it will be quite a large file to download.

01 Strictly Business (Club Mix)

02 So Wat Cha Sayin' (Club Version)
03 Crossover (Trunk Mix)
04 I'm Mad (DJ Scratch Jazz Mix)
05 You Gots To Chill (Dub Version)
06 Give The People (Erick & Parrish Remix)
07 Rampage (Hardcore To The Head Mix)
08 Gold Digger (E& P's Remix)
09 Headbanger (Remix Radio Edit)
10 Brothers From Brentwood L.I.
11 Rampage (Remix Extended)
12 Never Seen Before (Remix)
13 I'm Housin' (UK Mix)
14 Get Off The Bandwagon (Remix)
15 I'm Mad (Red Man Mix)
16 It's My Thing (Club)
17 Give The People (Jeep Mix)
18 Symphony 2000 (Remix) (Feat. Redman, Method Man)
19 (Everybody) Get Up (EPMD Diesel Remix)
20 You're A Customer (Club Mix)
21 Crossover (Test Pressing Remix)
22 Strictly Space Rockers Business (Beta Sector Rework)
23 The Big Payback [Club Mix]
24 Knick Knack Patty Wack [Soopafly G-Mix]
25 You Gots To Chill (Chad Jackson Remix)
26 I'm_Housin (Soul Focus Remix)
27 Never Seen Before Vocal (DJ Cash Money Remix)
28 Strictly Business (Return To The Old School Remix)
29 The Main Event Feat. Keith Murray (U.S. Radio Version)
30 Never Seen Before (Vinyl Reanimators Remix)

Bonus Joint :EPMD - Scratch Bring It Back Part 2 Mic Doc Remix (In Living Color Version)

Big props to 1200tech at YouTube for this one.

October 22, 2017

Fave Hip Hop 12" Covers...

I have been posting up a series of photos on my Instragram and thought I should do it on the JMS blog and include some music to go along with the without further ado, these are some of my all time fave Hip Hop 12" covers (I will add to this post each time I post up at IG)

Always loved this one: Redman in the corner mean grilling it and sporting a wild fro, a Philly blunt in hand and rocking a Carharrt hoodie with a city buildings and blue sky backdrop, "Rockafella" was the lead single release from Red's classic second LP, Dare Iz A Darkside (1994) (go back to this album if you haven't heard it in years).

The flipside of this 12" was also ill, it featured Red and DJ Twins rocking black skullies (Red's was a Carhartt one) and laced up Timberland boots (DJ Twins) and hoodies and the photo was shot in what looks to be under a bridge or overpass.

"Rockafella" is not necessarily the greatest thing Redman has done but it was still dope and the remix provided by Erick Sermon gave heads a taste of what his sophomore solo album Double or Nothing would be like.

Redman - Rockafella (Remix)

Next one up soon...

October 20, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: Natural Mystics - How It Go (1996)

This has always been one of those joints for me..."How it Goes" sports a lovely flute sample, smooth as butter bass-line and laid-back drum pattern supplied by the dope producer and emcee Pretzel's Logic make this joint from the short lived Queens crew Natural Mystics definitely one to revisit or check out if you haven't heard this before.

I'd write up more but there is very little known about this crew and Pretzel's Logic unfortunately.

Bonus Joints: Pretzel's Logic - Who U Think (1995) (Produced by Kuzzin Biff)

October 15, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: DJ Muggs ft Mayhem Lauren ft Action Bronson - "Shea Stadium" (2017)

That good ol scrunched up face, head nodding, neck snapping, sinister raw ish...

The legendary DJ Muggs takes it back to 1995 and man is this ILL...Queens stalwarts Meyhem Lauren and Action Bronson absolutely murder this beat, I don't think I have heard those Lou Rawls drums sound so hard!!! and those strings are eerie as hell.

"Shea Stadium" is a bit short and I would have loved it if B-Real was on a third verse but never the less, I keep going back to this because it gave me those kind of chills.

The Gems From The Equinox album is really of the year's best easily for me personally.


September 21, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: Dan-E-O - Dear Hip Hop (1996)

This Canadian Hip Hop classic is very poignant and speaks volumes for the true heads and for those dismayed at what the industry has done to Hip Hop!

Enough said.

Dan-E-O - Dear Hip Hop (1996)

Super fat props to RhymeVidz for the HD video.

September 17, 2017

J.M.S. Presents - Sum Ol 92 Ish! Vol. 2

J.M.S. Presents - Sum Ol' 92 Ish! Vol. 2

01 Zhigge- Rakin' In The Dough (Uptown Bounce Mix)
02 College Boyz - Underground Blues
03 Yall So Stupid - 85 South (Soul Messiah Mix)
04 Eric B. & Rakim - Rest Assured
05 3rd Bass - Gladiator (Easy Mo Bee Remix)
06 Moving In The Right Direction - Tales From The Southside
07 Scoob & Scrap - Non Stop (Original Mix)
08 Raw Breed - Rollin Deep
09 Foundation 7 - Compredator
10 Suicide Posse - My Science Is Deep
11 K-Swift - Bang Bang
12 Ali Dee ft Kool G Rap - Bring It On (Vocal)
13 Me Phi Me - Pu' Sho Hands 2 Getha (Fist N Yo' Face Mix)
14 Father Dom - Grand Pooba (Radio Mix)
15 Prince Ikey Cee - Rhyme En Epitome



September 12, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: 499 - "Don't Categorize Me" (1995)

Oh man I let this series slip didn't I?...yeah well Parenthood (our adorable little one turns 2 next February and she loves her beats and music, just like her Dad haha) and this confusing, intriguing, amazing, overwhelming, heartbreaking, puzzling and muddling thing we know as Life can take over so without further ado...

This week's joint of the week comes from a short lived South London duo known as 499 which consisted of DJ Pelt and MC Merit, "Don't Categorize Me" could have easily been produced by an NYC producer as it is rife with jazzy horns, familiar breaks, a great Big Daddy Kane vocal cut and smooth and  rumbling bass but it was produced by DJ Pelt who definitely could have a much longer run, my guess is that this record didn't sell very well for Profile UK so they got dropped and got dismayed by the whole industry...and really who could blame them?

I suggest that you go back and check the Still Waitin LP, it's pretty dope and yet another reminder of how fortunate we really were in the 90's.

Until the next one.