February 22, 2008

The CRDS Fat Tape Volume 6...

Yo a Super Big Thanks to everyone for the comments on the last one, here is the new one





can I, can I start this?...



Set It Off!!!





1-EPMD-
Brothers from Brentwood, L.I.(1992)
from the Crossover 12" (Def Jam)
Produced by Erick Sermon & Parrish Smith

Why this never made the superb Business Never Personal album is beyond me, hardcore Hip Hop done EPMD's way,a slowed down "Blind Alley" loop is in there, as is a dope Nice and Smooth vocal sample from "How To Flow". This is classic Sermon and Smith funk that I could listen to over and over, and as Erick states "you know my style's mad rugged you love it"...indeed


2-Born Discipline-Where You At? (1993)
from the Brothers Wanna Clown Around 12" (Low Frequency Recordings)

Produced by Craig Bevan

A simple "Blind Alley" loop, some (I think) Kool and The Gang samples and drums from Rufus Thomas was all that was needed for this chumpie, I enjoy how old school this sounds,even though it was recorded in 1993, it sounds like it could have been released in the late 80's, the MC's pass the mic back and forth and pitch in for each others rhymes, the other 2 tracks on the 12 were good as well, props to Matt for this one.





3-Lazy Laz-
Smooth (1989)
from the Smooth 12" (Bumrush!)
Produced by Greg Nice & Lazy Laz

Speaking of E Double he gets sampled here for a vocal refrain, like the motion of water, this joint is great, a classic Bohannon loop and shuffling drums allow Lazy Laz to brag about his skills, there isn't a lot to tell you about Lazy Laz, this 12" was released on Bumrush records and was dubbed and remixed by Audio 2, it was well ahead of it's time if you ask me. Dope



4-Jack Bruce-Sam Enchanted Dick
from the album Things We Like (1970) (Polydor)

This is for the diggers, you will know who used this as soon as the bass on the first bar plays, besides who sampled it and whatnot, it is in amazing piece of music and should be listened to in full.

I have been re-reading old issues of Rap Sheet and this other producer listed this as album as one of his favourite albums for 1992, so he obviously got it that year and made a classic for us out of the record, but I wonder who got the record first.



5-Black Moon-Buck 'Em Down (Remix) (1994)
from the Buck Em Down 12" (Wreck Records)
Produced by Da Beatminerz

Ahhh this remix was impeccable, such a lush use of Donald Byrd's Wind Parade and the "Hihache" drums from the
Lafayette Afro Rock Band, this was the Bootcamp Clique sound in full effect, still riding on the success of the classic 1993 Enta Da Stage album, the remix was mad better than the album version and actually sounds better today than it did wayback in 1994..
Welcome to Bucktown USA where the weak get dissed everyday
.



6-Low Profile-Funky Song (Remix)(1990)
from the Funky Song 12" (Priority Records)
Produced by
DJ Alladin

I will always have fond memories of Low Profile's music being played on the Weds Nite Jam show, and how into the dope and classic Were In This Together album, myself, Mikey, Vee and Big Daddy Cam were, I love this remix as much as I do the original version and you have DJ Alladin destroying the turntables at the end, this is timeless West Coast Hip Hop.



7-Nubian Crackers ft The Artifacts-Do Ya Wanna Hear It? (1993)
from the Do Ya Wanna Hear It? 12" (Big Beat)
Produced by the Nubian Crackers

Ah yes the debut of the Tame One and El Da Sensai over slamming beats from the Nubian Crackers (Prince Quick Mix and The Undercover Brother) these two MC's just ripped their verses and the beat is so ridiculously fat, the music definitely speaks for itself on this one, you can see why this was such a mixtape and underground radio show fave.



8-DJ Quik-America'z Most Complete Artist (1992)
from the Way 2 Fonky LP (Profile Records)
Produced by DJ Quik

This was my favourite track from Quik's second album, and I have always loved the Parliment riff played on keyboards and the Kool and The Gang "N.T." drums, along with vocal samples from the D.O.C. and Salt N Pepa, this was great West Coast Gangster funk and Tim Dog was a fool to diss Quik, he had way more talent than Timothy could dream about.

9-To Da Core-We Got It Goin On' (1993)
from the We Got It Goin On 12" (Select Records)
Produced by Omar Santana

Released on Select Records in 1993 and also on the House Party 3 soundtrack, this swinging track was, as far as I know the only thing TDC did, a shame really because "We Got It Goin On" was a perfect example of dope 1993 Hip Hop, kicking off with a lovely Jazz loop and the infamous Melvin Bliss "Synthetic Substitution" drums, sure it was party rap like Naughty By Nature but it was dope.



10-Bas Blasta featuring Godfather Don, Fat Joe,Ju Ju and Lord Finesse-The Rhythm (1994)
from the Dangerous 12"(RCA)
Produced by The Groove Merchantz (Godfather Don & V.I.C.)

Hell of a line up on this and if you haven't heard this then you are in for a treat, this is rowdy and dope and every one comes off,great Biz Markie vocal sample too.

Somewhere out there the Bas Blasta album is in storage and someone needs to release that album, because Bas Blasta didn't have a bad track in his short lived career and us die hard Beatnuts heads know that there is unheard 'Nuts beats on it, I really hope that someday, the album sees the light of day.



11-Earle The Poet-High Noon (1990)
from the High Noon 12" (EMI Records)
Produced by Greg Royal

There isn't much I can tell you about this, but it was ahead of it's time sporting an ill old western whistle, slow, hitting drums from The Winstons and a hard sythn sound, Earle weaves rhymes about being a cowboy and how his day pans out,I am pretty sure this is the only 12" he released, in 1990 on EMI records.



12-Ed OG & Da Bulldogs-Skinny Dip (Blend Tape Version) (1993)
from the Skinny Dip 12" (Chemistry Records)
Produced by Joe Mansfield

A very sparser version here, with the fat bassline and Sly and The Family Stone and The Five Stairsteps drums and Tom Scott horns, the reason I included this is to tell you to pick up the new
Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto: Demos & Rarites album, because it is mad stupid ill.



http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/store/detail.asp?UPC=DR1230CD



13-Fat Jack featuring Fame and DJ Flaco-Beyonder (2003)
from the Natural
Hallucinogenics LP (Project Blowed)
Produced by Fat Jack

Time for something a little different now,produced by Fat Jack from the very eclectic Project Blowed label, this is an ill piece of music, and is very laid back and mellow, one that makes you forget about your cares and woes and remember the famous Bob Marley quote

One good thing about music When it hits you feel no pain


I am sure you will enjoy this and if you do check for the album, it might be to your liking.



14-Scum-Takin No Shorts (2000)
from the Scum Live 12" (Brick Records)
Produced by Insight

Boston's Insight is for some odd reason, severely under rated in both his beats and rhymes (of which there are many), I have always been a fan and the short lived Scum project gave us 3 dope tracks, this one was a bugged out mesh of hard drums,horns and weird samples, that worked well and combined with T-Ruckus and Insights rhymes, one for the headphones.



15-The Rascalz Featuring Checkmate & Flipout-Clockwork (1997)
from the Cash Crop LP (BMG Music Canada)
Produced by Kemo

We end this Fat Tape with a fat joint from Canada's Rascalz, I personally felt that this crew was slept on and their album Cash Crop was dope, the first time I heard this joint was on a tape recorded from the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show and I just thought they were some New York kids flexing over an ill bassline...I was wrong and it made me search out the album and I was glad I did.

Enjoy

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5LCLVA9A



One

Jaz






February 13, 2008

A Pinched Nerve and The CDRS Fat Tape Volume 5



I had to go to the Doctor because I have been having some sharp pains in my chest in the mornings, it turns out I have a pinched nerve...I have to admit I was quite worried, because sometimes that pain could be linked to the heart...but fortunately it wasn't anything to do with my heart and it was only a pinched nerve, I have some meds for the pain now, by the way...it's great being back on radio and I look forward to doing the Late Night Underground show every week...

...and it goes a little something like this...Hit It!!!



1-Craz
-It's On(1994)
from the Whatcha Gonna Do? 12"
Produced by Pac Man

If you think this is going to be some muddy, raw and dope Onyx like, rowdy NYC shit then you would be 100 % right, I'm not sure what I like more the head smashing Skull Snaps beat looped up or the droning and sinister organ that lies beneath,this also sports a nice use of a well known Lou Donaldson track too, a mad thanks to AG at Crates of AG for this one.



2-Missin Linx-Lock'D (1998)
from the M.I.A. 12"
Produced by Necro

This was the joint that was missing off Da Al Tariq Files, but I only got it (thanks Dred Scott @ Philaflava) after I finished the collection, I still enjoy this and Necro's organ sample is dope and eerie at the same, the drums could have hit a little harder, but I am not complaining, this was the b-side to the M.I.A. 12".



3-Foul Play-Black Clouds (1994)
from the
DJ Eclipse- Wild Pitch Blends mixtape

I edited this out of the infamous DJ Eclipse- Wild Pitch Blends mixtape, that my man serch4beatz kindly ripped and put up at Philaflava's T.R.O.Y. section and I am glad I did, as it's such a dope and moving slice of mid 90's Hip Hop, propelled by a great Method Man vocal sample, guitar and lovely horns and drums... it's criminal that this never saw a vinyl release...just criminal.



4-Old Dirty Bastard-The Stomp (1995)
from the Return To The 36 Chambers LP
Produced by The RZA

Ol Dirty is still sadly missed, during his time here,there was no other EMCEE quite as clever, bugged and entertaining as he was and this cut was just raw NYC madness, the production is, in my opinion some of RZA's dopest ever and Unique Ason destroys it, when people expressed their views about the last Wu album, this is what they miss, well at least it's what I miss and I wonder if he was still alive today, how different that album might have been.R.I.P. O.D.B.



5-Madkap-Questions (1994)
from the Nudder Budders EP
Produced by The Beatnuts

It's everything you wanted to know about Madkap and It's Madkap with a fat,jazzy joint produced by The Beatnuts, what more needs to be said?...I ask you :D

6-Raazda Ruckus-Loco Impact
from the Da Chronic Asthmatics 12"
Produced by Diamond D

Most of you probably know this group from the dope A-Side, but flip it over and you get some fat drums (James Brown), horns and double bass laced up by the legendary Diamond D, sure these kids were on the iggidy tip for this one, but they used it well.



7-Keith Murray-East Left (1995)
from the New Jersey Drive 1 CD
Produced by Erick Sermon

A standard E-Double produced cut and a joint that sounds like it was left off the Most Beautifulest Thing In The album, that's not to say it's wack, it's a decent track, but you know what to expect if you haven't heard this before, E laced up the Spinning Wheel drums again, added a deep bass line, some funk samples and vocal samples from Meth (the man, not the wack drug) and Gangstarr. word 'em up



8-Kenny Dope featuring Shaggy-Gunshot
from the Unreleased Project CD
Produced by Kenny Dope

I don't know why Shaggy never did a full album with Hip Hop beats, but in my opinion it is when he shines the most, forget the poppy ballads and shit, get Shaggy on some fat Blind Alley beats and listen to him wreck shop, this still sounds as great today as it did the first time I heard it, a very dope slice of mid 90's Ragga -Hip Hop.

9-Smoked Out Productions-Bok Bok (1995)
from the Styles 12"
Produced by S.O.P.

Early Black Attack and Problemz bless some fat Get Out Of My Life Woman drums, a hazy guitar sample and a muffled horn, this rowdy joint is best to be played loud and is yet another timeless piece of gritty NYC Hip Hop that I love to death, they released a very hard to get 12" before this one in 1994. "Back Up Kid" and if anyone has that please hook me up.




10.Kali Wild-Kali Wow
from the Superrappin Vol 2 CD
Produced by Oh No

This was the joint that made me think that Oh No would go on to be a great producer, because his style was different to his older brother Madlibs' and anyone elses... I just love the drums, percussion and the main loop, because of it's bounce that allows Sauna, Cornbread and Oh No to spit ill verbals over.


11-The Inviseez-Gotta Be Real
from the Gotta Be Real 12"
Produced by
The Inviseez

This is the B-Side to the Hagan Daj joint that was released on Henchmen Records in 1994,a deep bassline, quirky keyboard sample, smooth drums and DJ cuts(whatever happened to the DJ cuts?) make up this flavorful joint, not as good as Hagen Daj, but still worth hearing never the less..speaking of that...whatever happened to the Rawcotiks?




12-Rass Kass-Soul On Ice (Diamond D Remix)(1996)
from the Soul On Ice 12"
Produced by Diamond D

This is my favourite Diamond D remix, I am a big fan of the David Axelrod samples in this and I have always loved how smooth Ras sounds on this also, this remix makes this original version seem mad boring in comparison, I was going to quote some lines but there are just too many dope lines to quote. a perfect remix that did it's job.


13-Shabazz The Disciple-Death Be The Penalty(1995)
from the
Death Be The Penalty 12"
Produced by 4th Disciple

Wu Tang affiliate Shabazz spits intelligent lyrics over some hard hitting drums supplied by 4th Disciple, Shabazz was a dope MC and I don't think he ever really got his due, he was the first artist to release material on Wu Tang records and he was a dope MC with a great voice and rhymes about power and knowledge.



14-Jeru The Damaja-My Mind Spray
from the Sun Rises In The East LP
Produced by DJ Premier

I had to do an article about Bob James's Nautilus and it took me back to this great track again, man I miss Jeru and DJ Premier together, they really were an incredible combination, anyway Preem chopped up parts of Nautilus and looped a familiar part to great effect, this has always been one of my fave cuts from Jeru's classic debut.



15-KMD-Sorceress (2004)
Produced by MF Doom

Does anyone remember the rumour that Lil Sci was going to be in KMD and that an album would soon surface?, I do and this joint was all that came out of that sadly,if you haven't heard this, the answer is yes it's dope and standard great Doom production, I am pretty sure (but not 100%) that the main sample is from Bob James and also from my memory, I think Kurious was going to be a part of the KMD line up as well.

here it is, please leave a comment if you enjoy the compilation.


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QBW492L0






















February 9, 2008

Jeez Time Goes By Fast...Happy Belated First Birthday CRDS



I was thinking that it was February 2007 when Cold Rock Da Spot first jumped on the scene, with a lean and a pocket full of green but it turns out it was January 7th 2007,sorry but I haven't had much time to do new posts lately, but I will get around to it.

Here are the links for the first four CRDS Fat Tapes

the crds fat tape volume 1

http://coldrockdaspot.blogspot.com/2007/12/happy-2008-and-first-comp-of-year.html

http://sharebee.com/b51125b0


the crds fat tape volume 2

http://coldrockdaspot.blogspot.com/2008/01/crds-fat-tape-volume-2.html

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZW4BKI4U

the crds fat tape volume 3

http://coldrockdaspot.blogspot.com/2008/01/crds-fat-tape-volume-3.html

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C8J8KTK2

the crds fat tape vol 4

http://coldrockdaspot.blogspot.com/2008/01/crds-fat-tape-volume-4.html

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZQQOZCP0




and a MASSIVE thanks to my blogger family and all of the CRDS fans I have got to know over the year, mad props to all of my readers, you are what makes this blog what it is....so thank yourself and get your own birthday cake* haha.

Peace

Jaz

*There isn't actually any cake, I was just joking lol

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