Friday, March 16, 2007

Weekend At Diggedy's - Volume 6

Here we go again with the funky intro...................

Ed OG - "Love Comes And Goes"

Tell me you don't like this song. I'll tell you that you have no heart. Whether solo or with the Bulldogs, Ed has always held a special place in my musical heart. He's never been complex on the mic. There's nothing fancy or over the top about it. You'll never hear him mentioned Top 10, yet I can't picture my music collection without him. This is your everyday man with a mic. I saw Ed live with DJ Wex a couple of years ago, and when his set was about to wrap up without playing this song, well, I turned into "that guy". I started screaming from the back of SOB's "LOVE COMES AND GOES!". Having not received a response, I again shouted "LOVE COMES AND GOES!!". At this point, the crowd thought I was some psychotic soothsayer, but Ed heard me, and with the same disappointment as me explained "Man, I WISH I could do that song. Label never gave us the instrumentals". Then, out of anger, I punched Wex in the face. Again, I'm sorry. Great. I just realized I'm f*cking concluding this with an unhappy ending. I bet everyone was waiting for me to say "that's when me and Wex got on stage, started beatboxing, Ed started kicking his verse, and Jesus came down to play guitar. DEAL WITH IT! Oh yeah, it's also produced by Diamond, one of the GOAT's. DOWNLOAD IT !

Fatal Hussein feat Tame One - "Getto Star"

Do you like The Artifacts? If your answer is "yes", high five! If it's "no", that's cool, but we can never be friends. Let it be known! I was an Artifacts fiend back in the day. Between A Rock & A Hard Place was my ambassador of kwan (I swear to God TBS needs to stop playing Jerry Maguire all day). One of my very first rap concert experiences was seeing The Beatnuts, Common Sense, Organized Konfusion, and the Artifacts over 10 years ago at The Limelight in NYC for $12. I lied to my parents and told them an adult was taking us to the show. It was winter. I'm bundled up in 9 fleeces, and we get inside and it's a f*cking sauna. Suffice it to say, during the middle of Common's set, I get a little weak in the knees like SWV and next thing I know, I'm on the ground down for the count. I'm brought into another room, where the security guards are asking "what is he on?". My friends, as if they were pausing for a station identification, start laughing, knowing that I don't pop Flintstone vitamins let alone acid. Anyway, this is Diggedy we're talking about. I eat, sleep, and drink hip hop. They splashed some water on me, and I was back 2 songs later. I was 15, whaddya want from me. So, I go on that diatribe about The Artifacts, and the song I'm posting isn't even the whole group. It's just half of them (Tame One). It's a somewhat surprising pairing, as Fatal Hussein is a member of Tupac's crew, The Outlawz. The song is fire, though. Beat. Rhymes. You know the deal. Download it!

Lauryn Hill, Nas, Organized Konfusion, Ras Kass, Dread Scott, Shyheim, and Saafir - "The Wake Up Show Anthem"

Before his transition to the glammer and glitz of MTV, Sway was best known for his west coast radio institution "The Wake Up Show with Sway and Tech". Back in the mid 90's they put together quite possibly the greatest radio promo ever. Being that it didn't air in NY, I really wasn't privy to much info on this show growing up. The first time it registered on my radar was when Bobbito played the now legendary battle of my beloved Hiero crew battling Saafir on the show. I was always on the outside looking in back then. The battle was primarily between Casual and Saafir, which confused the fuck out of me as a kid because Saafir had a tremendous guest appearance on Casual's debut album. The battle always sparked debate as to who won, because Casual came off the top, and Saafir spit tailored writtens. Anyway, this promo for the show is sick like the flu. Boy! I shake em DOWNLOAD IT ALL THE TIME!

The pics are done and will be on the site shortly. The next HHK is April 6th.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Ed OG track is fantastic. Never heard him before -- I like his style a lot. Sort of like Guru without the annoying smugness. And that beat is beautiful, complete with Kenny G sax...

The radio promo is dope too. Lauryn was so fun back then... sigh. And take a listen to the pre-pubescent Rugged Child! Cute.

The Artifacts track? Meh. The beat sounds like it's been pirated from one of the third-string Wu-Tang producers' archives -- something off Inspectah Deck's solo joint -- and the rhymes? I dunno. There's a style of underground rhyming that just sounds to me like MCs filling up measures with syllables. I feel that way about Del and Hiero a lot, and definitely the Outlawz. So many of 2Pac's songs are like, one great verse from Pac, and then Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz, here comes his crew. I don't feel that way about, say, Company Flow -- whose shit I would love to see on a Weekend at Diggedy's list. There's a kind of mad twisted intellectual mission they're on, and they're mad about it, and the beats are always fucked-up delicious.

Anyway, for me, this crop is a solid 2 for 3! Kudos!

Oh, and I saw Helen "The Queen" Mirren in the flesh yesterday. She walked right by me in a rehearsal hall. She got a little magic Oscar dust on me.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone with 35 minutes to kill, here's an Inspectah Deck concert in Prague sometime in the past couple of years. Sound isn't bad, video is shit, but it still gave me a warm feeling. He does all his best verses, and there are many.

And here's Wu-Tang's "Pinky Ring" video, which I'd never seen... you know, this isn't such a bad track. Kind of infectious. Like the Ebola virus, under the reign of King Sirus.


2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a live band backed version of pinky ring w/ gza, rae, deck, and u-god. i'll find it and upload for your stankin asses.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

i love this blog. it has officially replaced the dukes of hazzard fan club blog as my fav.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Wex, that live band is the El Michaels Affair, right? I saw them open for Mos Def in February. That was a dope little set they did.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

I think I still have that mp3, wex, from when you put it up a while ago if you don't find it. I'll get on the hunt for it, too.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's the live version of pinky ring:

1:50 PM  

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