Archive for the 'Vintage' Category

Statik Selektah & Lord Sear – Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80′s (Mixtape)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Just in time for BBQ season, a continuous mix of NYC club classics from the early eighties. Also a dope tool for lazy DJs to use at the beginning or end of a night. Look for Open Bar Classics Vol 2: 90s R&B to drop next.

Tracklist & download link after the jump.

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Combat Jack’s True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Our friend Combat Jack, real name Reggie Osse, recounted stories to Complex from his 20 year career as an entertainment lawyer who’s worked with the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys, as well as representing Jay-Z and Missy Elliot at one point.

Link: Combat Jack presents: True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics [Complex]

Video: AZ – Doe Or Die’s 15th Anniversary Show @ Santos, NYC

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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AZ celebrated the 15th anniversary of Do Or Die’s release last night @ Santos.

Related: Mel D. Cole’s flicks of the event

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Boundless Radio x Nah Right x DJ Clark Kent Mix

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Download: Boundless Radio x Nah Right x DJ Clark Kent Mix

Back on June 29th the good folks at Boundless NY had the esteemed DJ Clark Kent stop by for one of their invitation only listening sessions. Clark did what he does on the turntables, putting it down for an hour and 15 minutes, spinning a wide range of R&B, Soul and rap classics and a nice helping of some newer stuff for good measure. When he was finished, DJ Teddy King kept it going for another hour. So it’s with great pleasure that we offer up this momentus mix as a single mp3 download for your continued listening pleasure.

In addition to the mix, Clark also sat for a revealing interview with Kellen Dengler in which he discusses many of the defining moments in his long and storied career as a DJ, tastemaker and producer. You can check out part 1 of the interview below in which Clark speaks on growing up in a household full of music and how he grew to love and cherish records as a fan of music and collector. He also relates the story of the very first record he ever saved up to buy.

Go Getters (Kanye West, GLC & Timmy G) – World Record Holders (Album)

Thursday, July 8th, 2010


FSD has liberated some pre-G.O.O.D. Music ‘Ye & co., circa late 90s:

Once upon a time there was a Chicago music conglomerate known as Kon-Man Productions, which was represented by Hustle, a marketing and promotions company run by Don Crowley, John “Monopoly” Johnson and Happy Lewis. At the top of the Kon-Man productions pyramid, was a up-and-coming rapper/producer by the name of Kanye West. Kanye had recruited some of Chicago’s top talent to join him on his road to riches and quest for stardom. Producers such as Boogz, Arrowstar and Brian “All Day” Miller helped him on the production side, while emcees such as GLC, Mikkey, Rhymefest, Timmy G, Miss Criss, Shayla G and Really Doe held down microphone duties.

Out of this conglomerate, a small “group” was formed which featured Kanye himself, GLC, Timmy G and Arrowstar – and this group was called the Go Getters. The Go Getters recorded a handful of songs, did some promo shoots and made radio appearances – but an official album was never released.

Tracklist + download link after the jump.

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Big Boi’s Mixtape For Dummies: Guide To Global Greatness (Mixtape)

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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Big Boi, with the help of DJ X-Rated & DJ Esco, has put together a collection of Antwan/Outkast classics for your July 4th weekend.

Tracklist + download link after the jump.

Sir Lucious Left Foot in stores July 6th.

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Video: Ski Beatz – Dead Presidents (Live @ BluRoc Festival)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Ski performed his magnum opus last night at Dame Dash’s BluRoc Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl.

After the jump, Ski brings Camp Lo out to perform their classic “Luchini” plus Curren$y’s “Life Under The Scope.”

Footage via XXL

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Lost 2Pac Interview w/ Angie Martinez

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


In honor of 2Pac’s birthday today, Angie dug up one of her first major interviews, an interview with 2Pac. She flew out to L.A. to record it at his crib.

She’s never played the interview in its entirety because of the interview’s “rawness.” Which you’ll hear in this previously-unreleased clip of Pac speaking on the difference between women and bitches.

Mike Tyson, Naughty By Nature’s Treach and Sway’s memories of Pac after the jump.

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Audio: Big Daddy Kane Explains Freestyle

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Taken from an interview BDK did, along with dozens of other legends, for the book “How To Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC”.. which is more of a required history lesson than a how-to for dummies.

BDK tells the author that in the golden age, a freestyle was a rhyme you wrote. It was “free” of “style” in the sense of subject matter. As in not a story about a girl, poverty, etc. Off the dome freestyles we’re just playing around on the corner to see who’d mess up first. He also says when you look at the greatest lyricists, they wrote their rhymes.

He doesn’t address rappers using the instrumental-of-the-month and calling it a freestyle. Which seems to bother some people, but not me. It’s definitely not the first word to have changed meaning throughout history.

Video: Mister Cee & 50 Grand Remember Biggie

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

DJ 50 Grand & Mister Cee tell the story of the Biggie’s demo.

“One day, D-Roc said, ‘Yo, 50, I got this guy. I want you to be his DJ. He’s nice,’ ” Grand remembered. “I said, ‘Bring him through.’ Took him to the basement. We did three demos that first day I met him. Passed it on to Mister Cee. That was it. He skyrocketed after that.”

Those rough recordings would eventually land Big on the road to stardom.

” ‘Microphone Murderer‘ is the main demo song,” Cee said. “It’s the demo that I took to Matty C from The Source magazine for the ‘Unsigned Hype’ article. Diddy heard about The Source magazine ‘Unsigned Hype’ situation. So the ‘Microphone Murderer’ was the demo song Puff heard and got him signed. Besides ‘Microphone Murderer,’ the demo tape had ‘Guaranteed Raw,’ ‘Live in Action’ and another song called ‘Love No Hoe.’ And when we say demo, it wasn’t a four-track. It was just 50 DJing on two records in his crib.”

Full story: Biggie’s Beginning: Mister Cee & DJ 50 Grand Reminisce

Shouts to Johnny Caldeco.