Everyone knows that nobody is doing sh*t next week, so they're cramming tons of fun into this morning and afternoon.
But enough about me.
How are you?
The Last Emperor - "Suzi Wong"
Another future star that never materialized. "Secret Wars" - his song where rappers battle comic book superheroes - is still one of the craziest tracks you will ever hear. And the Prince Paul remix is b-a-n-a-n-a-s. This is a dope track off of his shelved LP. Not really new territory in terms of the subject matter(see Tha Alkaholiks "Mary Jane"), but I think it's a dope track. I hope you think it's dope as well.
Wordsworth, C Rayz Walz, J Treads, Thirstin Howl, Vast Aire, Breezly Brewin, and MF Doom - "The Line Up" (4th Pyra mix)
An underground fan's wet dream. Everyone does their thing on the track. I saw some of these dudes performing in their infancy. At least 5/7 of these dudes should be much bigger than they are. WTF do I know, though. I'm just a karaoke host.
Killa Cam, Bloodshed, and Big L - "Harlem Nights"
Before Dipset, there was the The Children of the Corn crew. Here they are, rapping over the beat from "Juice". Not the Rakim track. The Omar Epps walking music. You know what I'm talking about. The loop that the minute you heard it you said "someone needs to sample it." It cuts off at the very end. I'm assuming he says "throat". Use your imagination. Maybe it was intentional. Maybe Big L was more ahead of his time than we realized. Maybe David Chase heard this track and let the cut off ending inspire The Sopranos season finale. Big L RIP.
Have a good weekend and a great 4th people.
We WILL be spinning at Wex Wednesday's on July 4th. Come down and watch the fireworks and whatever hip hop flicks we are screening on the wall.