Bling47 tells us: 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 Fuck Up and listen to this… this.” This kind of style was typical for our crew at this time [cont.]
Another track from Stalley’s archival, weekly release set, Songs By Me, Stalley.
Prince Paul writes: This one of a few songs I did for the “sex and violence album” . For reasons unknown I never got a chance to fully complete the production on these songs and thus poor mixes were ultimately released to the public . When I hear those songs I cringe .. I do [cont.]
Newly discovered vaulted track from the Bobby Digital recording sessions.
Another outtake from Com’s The Dreamer/ The Believer, which is on track to sell between 55-65k units in it’s first week. We can do better than that – Young Jeezy’s TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition is set to do 200-225k. If you don’t support it, don’t complain that it’s dead….
Canibus serves up this misdirected, unreleased, old dis record aimed at Royce Da 5’9, which he has since retracted. Looks like he’s getting ready to release Rip The Jacker II sometime soon.
Another one from Prince Paul’s unreleased archive. He tells us: This is a Song I did for Kane in 1989 which is the title track of his album ” Its a Big Daddy Thing ” . At this point in my career this was a big highlight to work with Kane and there was definitely [cont.]
Admittedly, this track was better once Warren G got a hold of it, but this Prince Paul version shows us what might have been.
From 900Bats This is Aesop Rock, Eyedea, and Slug, rapping on a Blockhead beat in about 1999 or 2000. Huge shout to Despot for holding on to this all these years. This beat later appeared on Aesop Rock’s Labor Days LP as Bent Life (Feat. C-Rayz Walz). Here is a few words from Aes – [cont.]
Prince Paul writes: This is the First song we recorded as the Gravediggaz in 92″ . It was the intro to our demo and it was actually recorded the day I introduced these guys to each other at my house . This track never made the album but It was one of my favorite productions. [cont.]
It’s called “Hey Mister”. This track was originally recorded in 1995, and curiously left off of the 4,5,6 LP. Gee, why would the label want to leave this track off the LP? Well, because it’s about beating the shit out of your woman in public, and then raping her. It was played on the Stretch [cont.]
Z-Trip writes: I was always a big Nirvana fan. When I first started playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in my sets the audience went crazy. I did get a lot of shit from other DJs at the time….now everyone plays it. Ha! When I was asked to remix Nirvana’s “Lounge Act,” I couldn’t have been [cont.]
A newly discovered Nas “lost tape”, which may or may not be on The Lost Tapes 2, which may or may not come out, ever. LISTEN: Nas – “Your Mouth Go You Into It”
Green Eggs and Swine (unreleased original mix 1990 ) 3rd bass / Prince Paul by Prince Paul on Mixcloud DJ Pizzo is a bit obsessed with unreleased 90′s gems, especially from 3rd Bass. Prince Paul just unearthed this alternate mix of Green Eggs & Swine for the first time ever via his MixCloud page. He [cont.]
Duck Down just released this lost gem from Pac’s One Nation recording sessions.
Dug this gem up from the HHS cassette archive. Not sure what the origins of this track are, but we don’t remember it being released elsewhere. Anyone with info on this? LISTEN: Lord Digga – “In Da Park (Lost Demo)” Lord Digga – “In Da Park (Lost Demo)”
These tracks come from the press advance cassette for Kid Capri’s 1998 album, Soundtrack To The Streets, for Trackmasters Ent/Columbia. Neither made the final cut of the album, and were banished to the cutting room floor…. UNTIL NOW. Common would later use his verse for “Tekzilla” with Hi-Tek. Enjoy, fuckers. LISTEN: Kid Capri – “Creepin’” [cont.]
The story on this is as follows. A&R Gino Sims writes: Well as you know I worked with a wide range of talent. One cool dude I got to kick it with was my man Nas. Nas is a talented, funny, cool individual. Actually his brother Jungle, to me is one of the funniest dudes [cont.]
We’ve been digging in the HHS cassette vault for treats….. We think this one has been out of circulation for a while. It finds Young Hova (and we mean young) up at Hot 97 on Fatman Scoop’s show, freestyling over the beat from “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, with a few lines from “Cashmere Thoughts” sprinkled [cont.]
Unbeknown to most, there are two different versions of The Pharcyde’s “I’m That Type of N***a”. There are subtle differences between the two, in both production and lyrical delivery and it’s clear that these were recorded in separate sessions. I remember speaking to Xtra Loop Genius about this back in the HHS retail days, as [cont.]
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