Ahhhh yeah… a badass track by a badass chick. Death Row’s The Lady of Rage dropped her single ‘Afro Puffs’ in ’94 on the soundtrack to the movie, ‘Above the Rim’. Although she collabed with many other Death Row artists as a feature she didn’t actually drop an album until 1997. I thought of this the other day when I saw that she just did a track with DJ Premier, she’s bringing it back! (although that beat sounds nothing like a Premo beat)… I’ll link you to it even though it’s not a classic cuz I’m looking for thoughts. Check the classic, check the new link. Gimme some feedback hip-hoppers! Peace
This edition of the Sunday Classic is one of my favorite (hate to say it) one hit wonders. ’5 O’Clock’ is from female emcee Nonchalant’s one and only album, ‘Until the Day’ which dropped in ’96. A super dope, laid back, boom-bap vibe with a serious message that can be summed up with the line… “You betta get yourself together”. Although the album itself was not very well received, this classic track went gold with a quickness and will always be a fave of mine… Have a listen! Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is the story of a b-side becoming brilliant. ‘Top Billin’ was released originally as the b-side to Audio Two’s debut single, ‘Make it Funky’, which dropped in 1987. It was a huge success and put this Brooklyn duo on the map. It was then re-released on their first studio album, ‘What More Can I Say?’ in ’88. Although the album as a whole wasn’t hugely successful ‘Top Billin’ will always be an undeniable classic…. so “stop scheming and looking hard”… and check it! Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic comes from one of the most animated dudes in hip-hop. ‘Gimme Some More’ is from Busta Rhymes third solo album, ‘E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front’… say that 5 times fast, haha. Produced by DJ Scratch, this beat is serious. Can’t sit still type ish. Busta goes in with his crazy self and this beyond crazy video. Epic performance for real. With that said……. CHECK IT! Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is brought to you by my mood lately. Haha, ‘Smash Sumthin’ is from Redman’s fifth album, ‘Malpractice’ which dropped in 2001. When I chose this for the Sunday Classic I thought to myself “Really? 2001? Classic?”…. Well hell yeah it is. Redman is one of the most animated dudes in Hip-Hop. This track and video are absolutely quality entertainment. See for yourself… Check it! Peace!
Gonna “set it off” in today’s edition of the Superbowl Sunday Classic… literally. Some kings of the golden era of hip-hop right here…. Emcee Big Daddy Kane and super producer Marley Marl drop a serious classic from Kane’s debut album, ‘Long Live The Kane’ which was released back in ’88. Fast pace in yo face lyrics and delivery, a hype beat and some James Brown samples….. Its official hip-hoppers, we have ourselves an instant classic. Check the live video I linked here, it really starts about half way in but man, I’m telling you… try to sit still. I was just jumping up and down in my kitchen like a maniac… haha. Have a listen… Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is some straight up legendary gangsta rap. ‘Gangsta Gangsta’ is from N.W.A’s debut album ‘Straight Outta Compton’ which dropped in ’88. Its one of many dope tracks from that album. It went double platinum even despite the fact that it was banned from most radio stations and music television shows. Yeah they’re controversial… so what?! Haha, for real though, N.W.A is a huge part of rap/hip hop as we know it so I salute em! Have a listen. Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is from LL Cool J’s debut album, ‘Radio’, which dropped way back in ’85. Shit, it’s been almost 30 years already, haha wow. Back then everybody had this pumping through their ghettoblasters. Now, it’s just a straight up classic. It’s produced by Rick Rubin and if you know the song you know the DJ “Cut Creator”. Heavy basslines boomin’ for sure. Have a listen peoples. Peace!
Straight up hip-hop pioneers right here… ‘Talkin All That Jazz’ is from Stetsasonic’s sophomore album ‘In Full Gear’ which dropped way back in 1988. It’s jazzy, it’s funky, it’s hip-hop… they sample?!? Oh what thieves they are, hahaha. You gotta check this video, the lames in the intro really grinds my gears but then the crew comes in and shut em up real quick. Good stuff. Check it! Peace!
“I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom”… haha, probably one of my favorite lines ever right there. ‘The Humpty Dance’ is from Digital Underground’s 1990 album, ‘Sex Packets’. These guys are influenced by and sample many funk artists and it’s obvious in the tunes. ‘The Humpty Dance’ is quite the entertaining track, I can quote it all day… but hopefully nobody ever saw me trying to do the dance, haha, I’m just sayin. Check the video, peep the track, get your Humpty Dance on… Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is an all time fave of mine. ‘Crossover’ is from EPMD’s fourth album ‘Business Never Personal’ which dropped back in ’92. It’s an epic comeback from their 3rd album which was, lets just say, not so great. It’s got a serious beat and they kill it on the mic talking it about keepin it real and not crossing over to the mainstream… that’s what I’m talkin about! Check it peoples! Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is impossible for me to sit still to… ‘Hay’ is from Chi-Town’s own Crucial Conflict’s debut album ‘The Final Tic’. It dropped back in ’96, right in the middle of the era that I wish we still had. The album is produced entirely by the group’s Wildfire. This particular beat is so damn chill but yet like I said, I can’t sit still. Love it. I can almost guarantee after playing this you’ll be sayin “Heyyyyy…. in the middle of the barrrrrnnnnn” all damn day haha. Smoke em if you got em! Check it! Peace!