Archive for January, 2005

Mightys from the Nineties

Chi-Ali
Road Runner
Download
BONUS: Funky Lemonade (Remix) Download
from Fabolous Chi-Ali (1992, Relativity)

Rough House Survivers
Check Da Back Pack
Download
from Straight From The Soul (1992, Relativity)

Time to set it off with Rough House Survivers – Check Da Backpack. This is a great party jam right here. I remember them playing this on CMC (California Music Channel) before they wacked out. This one cat Andy (can someone get me Andy’s last name, please) used to host it and he would play all the dope videos. Paris, Redman, Double XX Posse and many more. Hiphop needs more uptempo joints. If Hiphop went back to 100-115BPM’s, I’d be a happy camper and things would actually mix with “The Creator”. The 2nd track I leave yall with is Road Runner by Chi-Ali, runnin’ tings. Another headnodder from that era that got some mainstream play… Incredible production from The Beatnuts as well (didnt they do some fo the doper beats in the early 90’s?). More tracks will be posted over the weekend so keep it locked.

Broke BBoys got a mention on DJ Shadow Yahoo Email group. Guess some heads figured out that “Buggin Out” was part of them megamixes DJ Shadow has done. a big thanks to the heads who came thru with the Whistle slow jams. Those will never leave my wife’s MP3 player, ever. Respect.

P.S. peep the bonus cut from Chi Ali – Funky Lemonade (Remix)

BoogaLeo has been MIA planning this…


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holla at ya boi.
BoogaLeo

Just Buggin… In Barbara’s Bedroom


Whistle

(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’ Download
Barbara’s Bedroom
Download
from Whistle (1986, Select Records)

I played my monthly slot on Movement Radio last night and played a set full of classic hiphop. I began the set with these 2 tracks. They are pretty damn dope in my book. I was lucky to find these at a local thrift in mint condition. Whistle was a group in the 80’s that did funky hiphop jams and did r&b songs as well. Enjoy Just Buggin and Barbara’s Bedroom. Very fun tracks for very fun times in hiphop. Also, If anyone has the MP3 to “Chance for Our Love” by Whistle, Please email me. My wife’s been trying to hunt that one down for a minute. Peace.

-Audio1

The West Coast Is Blowin Up


The Nonce

Eighty-Five (Original Style) Download
Keep It On
Download
from World Ultimate (1995, Wild West)

Bus Stops (Token and a Transfer Remix) (feat. Aceyalone) Download
from Bus Stops 12″ (1995, Wild West)

Remember a while back I spoke about THE BUMS and how their positive/organic sound helped define the west coast underground. This is yet another high class act that upheld hiphop to its highest degree. Enter Nouka Base and Yusef Afloat, better known as The Nonce. They were just some BBoys who went diggin on the daily and slanged mixtapes on the corner of 81st place. Their mixes were so hot, At one point they were slangin for $20 a pop. They struck hard around 1994 when their Single “Mixtapes” hit the mixtape/radio and even, Rap City rotation. An instant classic getting it up to #6 on Gavin Rap chart, #11 on Hits chart and winning the nightly Rap Attack on L.A.’s Power 106, 6 nights in a row. Then came Bus Stops, which was a track alot of cats could relate to, the wooing of the female sex. The hook went, “They on the bus stops, They out bumpin’ the sound, They at every mall in the city, Take a look at `em cruising around, right..”

This again was one of those tapes that we played on the Boombox nonstop while painting at the yards all day. They had fresh rhymes, dope beats, creativity and imagination. They tackled most notable topics, like crushing walk mc’s to rockin parties to more serious issues such as diseases, but referenced in dope metaphorical ways. 1995 came and they dropped the album, “World Ultimate”. Let’s just say that this is one of the only albums, personally, I can play all day on loop and not have to fast forward any track. Every track is incredible. It is a super slept-on classic and I am glad that people are interested in the classic mid-nineties flavors. The Nonce were a second to none act.

Years past and they dropped some more beats, like the Live & Direct and Turnin’ It Out 12″ singles and a collabo with Global Phlowtations. Then came 2000. 2000 was a hard year for LA just reeling from the late 1999 death of BIGGA B from UNITY. DJ ROB-ONE lost his 2 year battle with Cancer and on May 21st, 2000, Yusef Afloat Muhammad of The Nonce was found dead on the side of the 110 freeway in LA. To date, His death continues to be a mystery.

5 years later, You can find Nouka Base aka Sach still rhymin and droppin dope singles with his Project Blowed family. He has announced the release of near 40 previously unreleased tracks from him and Yusef Afloat. There is also rumors that “World Ultimate” will be re-issued in CD and Vinyl formats. If that does come true, It is a BrokeBBoys mandatory order that you cop it. Hiphop needs this music right now, More than ever. Enjoy the legacy The Nonce left behind. These are 3 standouts from the World Ultimate.

-Audio1

I Be, I Be Representin’ The Misfitss


Mystidious Misfits: Upside Down/Word Is Bond(Digga Remix)
from Upside Down 12″ (1995, Sony 550Music)

Mystidious Misfits: I Be (Digga Remix)
from I Be 12″ (1995, Sony 550Music/Epic Street)

Rubberband, Messiah Peekaboo and Mushmouth Marquest made up this trio of Emcees who caused a buzz in the mid-nineties. They have an interesting story. All of them had a careers as dancers for artists such as EPMD, Technotronic, Salt N Pepa and Mariah Carey. The story goes that the “Loonie” aka Mariah Carey heard them rhyming during the video shoot for “Emotions” and asked if they had a demo. Before ya knew it, They were the signing to Sony as The Mystidious Misfitts. They had these 2 singles that were pretty solid and made the mixtape and radio rounds. They released their debut album “A Who Dat?” and before ya knew it, They fell off the face of the planet. Give me a shout if you have more info on them. Maybe dealing with Mariah was the cause of their demise. I mean, She was married to Tommy Mottola when he was Chairman of Sony. (scratches head)

Captain Backslap Strikes Again


J-Zone feat. Huggy and Kobayashi: Candy Razors
from Music For Tu Madre (1999, Old Maid Entertainment)

The Runaways feat. J-Zone: You Dont Understand
from You Dont Understand 12″ (2000, 360 Records)

J-Zone feat. Huggy Bear: Orphan Babies
from A Bottle of Whup Ass (2000, Old Main Entertainment)

Sorry. We lagged for a straight week. My work had me working mad overtime and Leo just went back to school. No exsuses. Time to post soome dope shit up.

I Played a party last night and had to drop some gems on the cats. Cue In Captain Backslap aka J-Zone. I was introduced to his stylings in mid-2001 from the homie Ruben(he posts over at the Stacks Vinyl site). I hadnt heard shit this dope in days and since then, J-Zone has been one of my favorite mc’s of all time. My boy Nicdgreek was deep into J-Zone as well. We kept his joints in good rotation during our 2 year tour of duty on Skratchlab.com What I love best about J-Zone is that, well, he’s an honest son of a bitch. He tells it as it is. If a bitch is ugly, He’ll be straightforward. Theres that one song where he tells the girl to pay him to jerk him off. Incredible rhyme flow, creative topics and dope production makes a good combination.

Here you are. 3 bangers from Mr. Zone. Not much I can say, cuz its 7:15AM. I’ll be back later with more music. Enjoy. -Audio1

New Years Bonus – Daedelus


Daedelus
Impending Doom
Drops (Cyne Collabration)
from Exquisite Corpse (2005, Mush Records)

Whattup New Year,

Producers better have their resolutions in check after Daedelus drops his new one. I’m going to sprinkle you with two tracks from his upcomming LP, “Exquisite Corpse.” If you’ve been following his releases, you know you’re always in for a surprise to what Daedelus throws into production. Throughout the album he’s able to fit a lot of the MC’s styles perfectly at the same time infusing his own layers upon layers of Daedelus flava.

For example, you know Doom is always on some laid back dramatic sample shit and Daedelus naturally flips this lacing some CRAZY HYPE DRUMS….if you listen, the beat doesn’t revolve around Doom as much as Doom becomes a layer in Daedelus chaotic yet beautiful tapestry, (check the subtle electric guitar). Doom leaves the track a bit early trying to figure out the track just as much as we figure out the lyrics.

We slow it down to the next track featuring some local town talent, Cyne. I was really impressed to see these two hook up as I know Cyne will be home to Daedelus’ production. We’re only left to sit back and relax till Ninja Tune drops the heat this March, don’t sleep.

-BoogaLeo