Saturday, September 30, 2006

BUMPY motherfucking KNUCKLES

Freddie Foxxx has been rapping professionally since his 1989 debut Freddie Fox is Here. In that time establishing himself as a force in hardcore hip-hop and underground boxing (props to unkut). Many of us were introduced to Foxxx when he went on blast, murdering the the third verse of "The Militia" from Gang Starr's classic album Moment of Truth. Foxxx's epic career includes a brilliant 1992 collaboration with KRS|ONE for the final BDP album. On "Ruff Ruff" Freddie spits:

I'ma wake you up and punch you in your motherfuckin mouth,
knock your wife out - take your sons to safety,
cause they're just kids and I wanna raise em to face me
and when they get a little bigga I'ma MURK them little niggaz,
and put their fingerprints on the trigger
-- double homicide, call the vice
another rapper and his family with no life.

DAMN! Thats fucking feirce. Going back before Foxxx's beef with UMC, or his Flavor Unit days, there was a time when Foxxx used to kick battle raps with another unsigned emcee from around the way... Rakim. Recently, halftime interviewed Rakim who elaborated on this claim saying, "Foxxx wasn’t ferocious". This comment inspired Bumpy to record this lackadaisical diss track. I doubt Rakim will even bother to respond to this. I think Knucks took it to Allen Iverson and Shaq harder on "The Lah", which is a shame. Hip-Hop fans got short changed, not getting to see Freddie Foxxx attack with the energy he displays on tracks like "P.A.I.N.E.", which, by the way, is one of the illest songs i have ever seen performed live. Regardless, I await his up coming Amerikkkan Black Man LP with intrigue.

Bonus Tracks
Crazy Like A Foxxx(1993)...
Can't Break Away

Industry Shakedown(2000)...
The Mastas ft. M.O.P.
R.N.S. (Produced DJ Premier)

also check out Bumpy on NahRight

Thursday, September 28, 2006

"... you should be steppin' to the rally fat
not just with dough,
but with the knowledge you know..."

first of all i'd like to say peace to "the nation of the five percent, that
sent intelligent brothers to represent". these "intelligent brothers"
revolutionized rap, through fresh slang and a sense of social
responsibility. take the time to read the linked wikipedia acticle, you
will probably understand at least ten percent more of wu-tang's lyrics.
i also think the general philosophy of the nation of gods and earth
is very appealing... individual divinity is a great concept, if it wasnt
for the racial tilt i'd be right there with them.
anyway, this track from 1991 teams a couple elite rap crews as
brand nubian helps kmd kick off the lead single from the excellent
mr. hood album. in case you are wondering why the voice on the first
verse sounds familiar, thats zev love x who will become mf doom
in the wake of his brothers tragic death.

Monday, September 25, 2006

"niggaz fuck with other niggaz shit, but they dont fuck with mines."

Thursday, September 21, 2006

"... tell em you like food fights and your dad does dope.
you only came to school to chill and watch these girls jump rope."

when it comes to bringing you the best of both worlds, beats and rhymes, nobody does it better than the p.u.t.s.. im going to give you two selections. the first is the what i believe to be the first track i ever heard from one of the best duo's in hiphop, and the second is an ill selection that reminds me off playing pac man on the atari. they also fucking bringing it live, althought double k wouldn't sell me the tuxedo rap 7 inch for 5 bucks instead of 6... whats with that?
chollo dad
take the fruit

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"i burn off your flesh like david koresh"
the songs i've posted so far have been all about the beats, so im turning to mr. lif to bring you a lyrically driven track. this is one of the first 12" singles i ever bought, and it has a special place in my record bag and heart. "farmhand", lif's third official release, was originaly put out in 1999. mr. lif characterizes it as an "attempt to remind myself to have fun making music". i can only assume it served that purpose, but it most certainly can serve as a reminder of how much fun hip-hop can be.
"... and now she wanna hang around like old kicks on telephone wire.
this thing ain't complete with out a beat from pete..."
some more undeniably solid production from the soul brother. coming this time in the form of beat made for sporty theivz. say what you will about the lyricism or hook, but on the whole this track knocks, showing what a difference a vet behind the boards can make.

Monday, September 18, 2006

my intent is for this page to become a place for me to share some thoughts and dope musical selections with the world. i intend to set up an rss feed to expedite the process of sharing these tunes. hopefully this site will also include some of the original compositions of my friends and myself. i encourge every to listen to music on here and to explore copywrite laws and do what you see as morally responsible. support good music, reward artists for creating something glorious... buy music, concert tickets and merch.

the track bellow is a collaboration between two of the great producers of the nineties, jay dee and pete rock. while j dilla may not have the name recognition of some other superproducers, he has had his hand in alot of great work over the years from q-tip's amplified to his collaboration with madlib entitled champion sound... the selection bellow is actually from pete rock's soul survior 2. the late great dilla dog comes out spitting hard on "niggas know" with style and flare. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

Sunday, September 17, 2006