Friday, February 08, 2008

Weekend at Diggedy's - Volume 46

It's been forever since you've gotten a WAD.

The wait is over ladies and gentlemen.

What are you doing tonight? Really? I didn't even know Family Matters was still on the air. It's not? You have it on DVD? Oh. Are you really going to watch that all night? What? No, I don't remember Step By Step. Coadie? Wait, isn't he the dude who lived in the backyard? Didn't he get arrested for hitting his wife? Well, I'm glad to see you're recreating TGIF on ABC in your home.

If you're NOT doing that tonight, our boy - and one half of the seminal group 48 Hours - Dee Phunk (Rare Form) will be throwing a party celebrating the life of J Dilla aka Jay Dee.

Here's the info :

Rare Form presents : DONUTS ARE FOREVER 2
TONIGHT - Friday, February 8th, 2008 @ Southpaw 125 5th Avenue (btw Sterling & St. John's) Brooklyn, NY Doors open 10pm, 21+ w/ ID please $5 minimum donation (more is encouraged)

Your boy Diggedy will be in the building. Come through.

And on that note, on to the choice cuts for this Friday, February 8th.

Jaylib - "The Red"

This might be my favorite Dilla beat. I feel like it needs to be used in a movie. I'm picturing two rivals. Let's call them Johnny and Tucker. Johnny gets home to his house and finds it's been completely ransacked, and his prized cd collection is missing. Oh, and Tucker kidnapped his girl too. Johnny's really pissed off about the CD's. The girl is just an afterthought. He hops in his ride to go track Tucker down. The foot hits the gas pedal, and "The Red" comes on. Think about it. And while you're thinking about it, DOWNLOAD IT!

Slum Village - "Raise It Up"

Might be my favorite Slum Village track. I'll be the first one to say that I wasn't a monster, die hard SV or Jay Dee fan. I either loved a track (see "I Don't Know"), or was indifferent about it. Nothing wrong with that. There's a difference between something sucking, or something that's just not up your alley. But "Raise It Up" was funky fresh. So take your finger, raise it up, and click to DOWNLOAD IT!

Q Tip - "Wait Up"

No, I was not a fan of Amplified. I'm sorry for that. Maybe I'll go home and throw out the cover that features a topless Q Tip in a mink so that's not the first thing I see the next time I pull the CD out. Then, one day in the future, I'll pick the CD up, and who knows? Maybe I'll find something that I wasn't ready for back in college. All that being said, "Wait Up" is a DOPE (yeah, that's right, I said "dope") track. DOWNLOAD IT!

Hopefully I'll see you tonight.

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solid Tip track. Nice to hear. I did prefer Q-Tip's voice before he inhaled all that helium around 1994.

Too bad 'Kamaal The Abstract' never dropped. I kinda dug the one tune I heard from it. Lots of jazzy wanking, but at least it wasn't jazzamatazzy wanking, if you know what I mean.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way. Dee Phunk. I got a major bone to pick witchu. The name of your event. I took that shit to heart, man. And it turns out that while donuts do have an unusually long shelf life (especially with the protective glaze), they eventually break down and decompose. Let's be clear: they are NOT forever; they are simply VERY TASTY.

I'm sending you my hospital bills, son.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and I'm always thankful for a WAD.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

I got that kamal joint... if ya want it but be forwarned, I gave it a listen and that was about all it got...

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raise It Up. The simplicity of it is what makes it so fly. Period. A stripped down track, straightforward lyrics, basic hook, what more could you ask for?

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey y'all, let me piggyback on this week's WAD and give you this little jewel. Ol' Dirty + Billy Joel = beautiful.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Paul Haney said...

I always thought Slum Village did the "Raise It Up" beat on synths and such, but it's actually a sample from a semi-obscure solo track by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk ("Extra Dry"). Good one!

And sketchy lyrics or not, Fantastic Vol. 2 is classic.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Paul Haney said...

Also, Amplified has enough good shit on it to justify picking it up on the cheap in a used bin. Dilla provided some crazy beats on that.

2:26 PM  

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