DJ Risky Bizness tells us: This was a freestyle that Slug (Atmosphere) spit for a mix tape i did called The Syllabus in like 99/00 ..I remember running into Slug at Red Dog (Old Chicago Club) Twilight Tone was spinning and i was hanging with MC J.U.I.C.E. that night. We had just went to see [cont.]
Jay-Z *actually* took to Twitter today, answering random fan questions. One fan asked if we’d ever hear the full version of “Dead Presidents 3″, of which a snippet was leaked a few years ago. Jay responded “Just [Blaze] or [Young] Guru has it I give them Twitter permission to GO.” Then, Young Guru took to [cont.]
Stones Throw artist Dam Funk explains how he came upon this rare demo version of Snoop’s classic cut, “Ain’t No Fun”, back when it was a 213 cut. Read on: Bought, personally by me in 1993, from L.A.’s Slauson Swap Meet. Later version ‘with all the bells & whistles added on it’ came months later. [cont.]
Deleted No I.D. produced Common collabo meant for Estelle’s All Of Me LP.
Dilla covers Gary Newman’s “Cars” for this track from the new 12″. From RappCats: “Anthem” and “Trucks” were two of the songs J Dilla recorded in late 2001 and early 2002 as he put the finishing touches on what was supposed to be an album featuring his raps over production by the likes of Madlib, [cont.]
Here’s a track that didn’t make the final cut of I Am Not A Human Being 2. We would have taken this over “Hot Revolver” as a bonus track.
Paul Rosenberg releases this lost “Funky Cowboys” track from 1994 into the wild. R.I.P. Dilla, R.I.P. Proof.
The CDQ – although perhaps unmastered – version of Mos Def’s lost collaborative track with Kanye surfaces.
This track originally dropped in 2010, and has been remastered and re-released at digital retailers this week.
This track is a part of Funky Man: The Prequel 2LP release dropping in April on Slice-Of-Spice. The Funky Man “Prequel” material has been waiting 22 years to be properly mastered and put together in one solid release project. Check out the track and snippets from the entire project below.
Yeah, they were never going to clear that CCR sample. Prince Paul writes: This was a song was recorded in My studio in the early 2000′s .Doom I had know for quite some time and at this point I had recorded Barman ” It very stimulating ‘ EP . Barman wanted to collaborate with Doom [cont.]
Promo Only Flexi-Disc given out for free to customers who purchase ‘Double Packs’ of the 3rd in the Lord Finesse Signature Sevens Series. Check for the alternate intro and slightly different lyrics from KRS-One who re-recorded his vocals for this now legendary track.
“What’s Wrong,” was initially produced and recorded for Rakim’s “Seventh Seal” (2009) LP, but due to clearance issues was nixed from the retail release of the project. It has since sat dormant until Rakim gave the track back to Marco and he decided to use it for his forthcoming free-LP “Newport Authority 2” as Marco [cont.]
Joey Bada$$ releases this lost freestyle over Mos Def’s “Umi Says” instrumental, which he recorded two years ago, under the alias JayOhVee. This comes from an unreleased mixtape called New Kid On The Block, which he may or may not release.
The clean version of this song was featured on The Mission mixtape that dropped last week. “Minority Report” is a unreleased record from Crooked I. Produced by Komplex and recorded around 2005 for his B.O.S.S album.
WOW! Junkie XL tells us: “Back in 2002, after the Elvis remix was released, the amount of artists that were thrown at me to remix, was staggering. LL Cool J’s classic was also thrown into the Computer Hell Cabin with a remix request. I knew back then that I should not touch this classic, but [cont.]
Rakim’s 1995 track sees an alternate version, produced by Dominic Owen.
Blockhead writes: Aesop and I figured it would be cool to start the new year out with a gift for all you fine people who like our music. Here’s a song we made around 2000 that didn’t make the cut on Labor Days. Until right now, you’ve never heard this song. So, in a way, [cont.]
J. Cole releases this 2008 track in honor of “the end of the world”. Considering we’re still here, we wonder if Cole is having regrets today….
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