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Thursday's Random Treats & More THOUGHTS

by Eric on March 29, 2007

  1. Pick up or DL Clinton Sparks’ and Pharoahe Monch’s “The Awakening” mixtape ASAP..if you haven’t already. Listen to the “Shut Em’ Down freestyle” and thank me later.
  2. Did anyone really dig Camp Lo’s “Fort Apache Mixtape”…after several listens I don’t know what I think of this and it’s been out for maybe 6 mo’s.?
  3. Wasn’t “In Living Color” the dopest comedy skit show back in the day? Also, how many artists got their first big break on that show?? i.e, A.D.O.R., L.O.N.S., Grand Puba, etc.
  4. And while we’re talking about A.D.O.R. Wasn’t that one of the Chocolate Boy Wonder’s best productions ever?
  5. And since I brought up Pete Rock. What would you give for one last Pete & CL album? Even the tracks they did together on Soul Survivor 2 were CRAZY
  6. Elzhi PUT OUT A SOLO RECORD…period. They say that T3 doesn’t write rhymes on paper. Damn, who would’ve guessed that?? Yeah Right!!
  7. This is gonna’ be one of the best Final Fours ever!!!
  8. Kobe putting up 50 four consecutive games….NUTS!!!!
  9. Alright…I admit it..I’ve been playing the hell outta’ P Diddy & Keysha Cole’s “Last Night” and also Fergie & Luda’s “GLAMOROUS”…now I feel like the dude in the shower scene in “Crying Game”
  10. If you listen to only one album this week, listen to Da King & I’s “Contemporary Jeep Music” so overlooked it oughta’ be a crime!!

    Nervous Records Mixtape-Mixed By Kenny Dope

If you were anything like me back in 95′, you loved anything that was poppin’ off with Nervous Records. This is a dope ass mixtape compiled of mostly Nervous artists at the time, i.e, Smif N Wessun, Black Moon, etc. I still to this day bump this at least once a week. Actually, Nervous put out a few compilations all around this same time period celebrating the best of their label. Kenny Dope handles the mix, BTW does anyone have or recall the “Jeep Beats” tape he put out in 93′. I had this on my ipod about a year or so ago, but I had to restore my ipod and lost it. Anyway, this one will definitely take you back!!

Main Source-F**k What You Think

Damn, did we get spoiled with “Breaking Atoms” or what?? Mikey D, while very capable on the mic, just wasn’t the Large Professor. The beats on this album are very consistent and all have that mid 90′s feel that we all miss soo very much. I never even heard this album til’ 04′. Growing up, I picked up “Breaking Atoms” on the strength of “Looking At The Front Door” and “let my tape rock till’ my tape popped” but I could never find “F**k What You Think” anywhere!! I can remember reading about the groups disbanding but that was it. Still, it’s a very enjoyable listen if you can just get “Breaking Atoms” out of your head.

Nice & Smooth-Jewel Of The Nile

“What was the most consistent Nice & Smooth album?” “Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed”? or what about their self titled debut? Well, folks this is it. “Jewel of The Nile” was a pleasant surprise for me when it first dropped. The sound is a little more rugged on this, the duo’s third effort. While “Blunts” kept the party strong borrowing the same riff as Smif N Wessun’s “Bucktown”, “Let’s all get down” nearly put you in a neck brace with a show stealing appearance from the one and only Slick Rick. While neither of these MC’s were overly talented lyrically, they sure enough made up for it with their unique flow and sheer entertainment.

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Dan Love March 30, 2007 at 7:41 am

Damn right about Da King & I – one of my top 10 albums of all time. Thnaks for that Nice & Smooth as well – some decent material on there.

Keep it up mate,


Eric March 31, 2007 at 5:14 am

Yeah Dan…funny thing is my wife threw out all my times when we moved….well, all but one guess what was stuck in the tape deck of my ride..damn, right “Da King & I”..needless to say it stayed on repeat for our whole moving trip which lasted 13 hours

johnsoncody August 18, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Man I’ve been looking for Nice and Smooth for a long time. I always regretted getting rid of this one. Thanks.

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