Monday, June 18, 2007

weekend on a monday.

it's not friday, so you know it's not time for weekend at diggedys. but close - cuz today we're bringing a special guest blogger, our man Kev, to bring his own version of the IMMENSELY POPULAR series. go ahead Kev...

Weekend at Kev’s – Volume 1.0

Yeah, this is Kev frum Brooklyn and I’m finally up on the blog. I'm a special guest by special request (read: I kept asking Wex and Diggs ‘til they gave in) so I wanna thank my boys for loaning me the blog although they may have to wrestle to get it back. Anyway, enough with the reference to Like Water for Chocolate let’s get to the music…

D&D All Stars – “1, 2, Pass It”

I have to preface this choice with a short autobiography. From ‘93 to ‘97, I went to boarding school in Massachusetts near Boston. And as nice a town as Boston is, in terms of hip-hop on the radio, let’s just say I heard the say 10 songs every hour and it included Young MC’s “Bust A Move” as part of the rotation. Because of this, I would spend any vacation back in New York sitting by the radio trying to catch up with and record (yes, as on a cassette tape) as much new music as I could. I heard this track on Marley Marl’s Future Flavas show on Hot 97 back in ‘94 and then logged countless hours sitting by the radio waiting to catch it again so I could record it on my pause-tape and have it when I went back to school. This track goes down as one of my top 5 crew records ever. It features verses by Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-1, Fat Joe, Smif-n-Wessun, and a killer anchor verse by Jeru the Damaja.

DOWNLOAD IT! (copyright Diggs)

Busta Rhymes featuring ODB – “Woo-Hah! Got You All in Check (Remix)”

Back before Desert Strom and Rockafella records, DJ Clue was a star on the mixtape scene (back when mixtapes really were tapes and were dubbed and distributed from a single master copy). You could even go as far as to say that he was the poster-boy for the mixtape game in NYC cause he always had the newest joints on his tapes and everybody knew his name. So I was home on a break from my quiet hip-hop-less life in Massachusetts and my cousin came over with this Clue mixtape, which I ultimately had to dub and still have to this day. On this tape was all kinds of joints and artists I hadn’t heard and then I came across a Busta Rhymes Remix. At that point, I had heard Woo-Hah! on the radio and MTV but a remix with ODB? Now that has to be interesting. Needless to say, it was more than interesting but the perfect combination of crazy “on some outta space shit like you watch Star Trek.”


Brandy featuring MC Lyte, Yo Yo, & Queen Latifah – “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)”

Okay before I get lynched for even mentioning an R&B artist on the HHK blog, I’m just saying tho, I was talking to the girls at HHK, you know, and we really don’t put enough emphasis on the ladies sometimes. You know, I was talking this girl and you know what she told me? She said she wanted to be down… Seriously tho, this track is really a hip-hop joint with Brandy singing an R&B hook. Not to mention, it is one of the few crew records that features an all female cast. Lyte, Yo, and La take this track over, put Brandy in the back and hold it down on the m-i-c for the ladies. If you were in NYC circa ’95 when this joint came out, I have no doubt that you would have heard some girl quoting lines from one of their verses on this joint.

*This track may not appeal to some of you dudes out there but then again, this track is for our hip-hop ladies so DOWNLOAD IT and share it with your lady, ladies, whatever the case may be.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to go on the record stating that I feel violated.

My name, as well as format, have been jacked.

Manic Monday's?

MP3 Monday's?

Kev's Korner?


How can I DOWNLOAD IT when I feel this level of disappointment.

I need a minute to digest this...

11:04 AM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

that '1,2 pass it' is sick, i was actually listening to that on the way to work today. perfect way to start the day.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Weekend at Kev's" is actually better than Kev's original name of "Weekend at Diggedy's."

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it

4:31 PM  
Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

See, if it would've been called Weekend at Diggedy's, then that wouldn't have made any sense at all!

Diggedy, sorry your format and phrases got ganked, but that's what happens when you don't trademark things. Not only is VanFest® trademarked, "Fest" is also. Notice how you don't really see "OctoberFest" or things like that much anymore? I got "Fest" on lock. I got a team of pitbull lawyers waiting to attack somebody who uses that.

Now you know, trademarks are the way to go. Ask your man, teufel. He'll tell you.

But back to the music: Hot tracks, Kev. Thanks.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

speaking of trademarks, i used to love that woo hah remix video. okay, that had nothing to do with TMs but i felt compelled to reference TMs in my post. T minus 4 dayz to brOOklyn.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna blog.

(pouty face)

When do I get to blog?

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you get a blog whenever you want to email me, fool.


3:10 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Can we talk about Saturday, since Charlie brought it up? I don't know when is a good time to show up. I've never actually been to the pre-afterparty part of the day before.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

em, depends on who you want to see. plus even tho you have a ticket, it's still kinda first come, first served. so i wouldnt wait 'till too late to go. music starts at 1pm, i think. and ghost goes on around 7pm.

11:37 PM  

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