I missed this when it dropped the other day but since I just threw up that Michael post figured it was high time I got around to this joint. This show has been seen on video before but this is definitely some of the best footage from that classic night.
I don’t understand how this only has 16,000 or so views and it’s been up since January, but anyway this is a short clip of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra meeting for the first time ever. Quincy Jones needs a documentary of his life like yesterday.
Yet ANOTHER reason why I miss the mid-90′s era of Hip Hop smdh. Not to sound like a old man, but I rarely get that feeling records like this gave me from most of the bullshit that comes out nowadays. Here goes the classic ’95 cut from Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga The Gambler “Broken Language” which had the streets on smash when most of y’all were in diapers lol. Thank me later.
Came across what I believe is some unreleased Dilla over at Bling47.com while surfing the web and decided to share with y’all. Here’s some words from the tracks producer Jeedo:
“Todays stream is of the original version of, “Crushin” produced by me. We have J Rocc to thank for this one. I was Djing with Houseshoes in San Fran with Fran Boogie and DJ Mr. E. We heard J Rocc was staying in the same hotel and went to holla at him. We were talking about Dilla rarities when he said that he liked that version of, “Crushin” I did. I was like what version!?! He played it and it split my melon! I did that beat for Dilla circa 2002 for his MCA project – I assumed he never used it when I didn’t hear anything. Turns out it was the original version that he later remixed himself for his then – newly founded label, Mummy Records.”
Today we celebrate the life, as well as reflect on the death on the legendary Big Pun. Coming up in a time when Hispanic MC’s were practically a non factor for the most part, one Christopher Rios came in the game and broke through that invisible wall to become one of the greatest MC’s to ever touch a mic under any classification. To kick off the day, I’ve decided to share 10 visuals/songs by Pun that I hold the dearest to my heart. R.I.P. Pun, your memory lives on!!
“I got this one on a cassette from T3 circa 1997. I’m not sure what it was for, or why Dilla had this on tape, but I thought it was hilarious. “Shut the F*ck Up and listen to this… this.” This kind of style was typical for our crew at this time – we were just finishing up the Fantastic Vol 1 album. It was never about what they said – but instead how they said it. We called it “R.A.W.” – Rugged And wild. And that is exactly what this one is – tape hiss and all. -Enjoy, Jeedo”
Props to OKP.
D’Angelo needs to drop a fucking album like NOW!!! Same goes for Q-Tip (as “The Renaissance” was one of the last truly great LP’s in quite some time imo). Had this song in my head all day and decided to post for everyone’s enjoyment.