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!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is from the LA based duo The Nonce. ‘Mix Tapes’ is from their debut album, ‘World Ultimate’, which dropped in 1995. These dudes are way too slept on if you ask me. Smooth rhymes, dope jazzy beats influenced by the classics that came before them… just awesome. This beat in ‘Mix Tapes’ is straight cruisin’ music. That slow head nod action that carries on after the track is over. Gotta love it. Have a listen peoples. Peace!
Headed to the West Coast for this edition of the Sunday Classic… ‘The Finale’ is from his 1989 debut album, ‘No One Can Do It Better’. It features Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, MC Ren and Eazy E also known as N.W.A. Everyone straight up bodies these verses. Ridiculously on point. Dre and DJ Yella co-produced this gem. It’s got a seriously funky vibe and I love it. It’s unfortunate that The D.O.C’s career was pretty much ended after this was released from a near fatal car accident. I want to hear more like this… and with that said, have a listen. Peace!
First off look at the line up in this edition of the Sunday Classic… You put Marley Marl, Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane on a track there’s about to be a legendary bomb dropped on ya. ‘The Symphony (vol.1)’ is from super producer Marley Marl’s 1988 Juice Crew compilations album ‘In Control, volume 1. It features tracks from these guys as well as the rest of the crew. This is one of those classics that when it comes on I stop what I’m doing and immediately turn it up. This beat bangs yo… “so put a quarter in your ass cuz you played yourself” haha. Have a listen. Peace!
This edition of the Sunday Classic is a lineup of serious talent. Run-D.M.C, Pete Rock & CL Smooth all on a track?! Um… yes please! This classic is the title track from Run-D.M.C’s 1993 album ‘Down With The King’. The beat is sick and straight head nod material. The cuts are ridiculous, the delivery is on point, the bars are smooth… I mean damn what’s not to love?!? Check it! Peace!