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Thursday's Treats & THOUGHTS

by Eric on May 3, 2007

Sorry if this post seems a bit rushed tonite, but I’ve got MAD paperwork to complete for work by the morning. Of course, it would be nice to catch a bit of the Dallas-Golden State game as well. I won’t be posting tommorrow either, again gotta’ tend to some “bidness”. Anyway, enjoy the posts and thanks for all the drops and e-mails!

Black Mask OST

1. Black Mask (We’re Taking It All) – The 701 Squad
2. Live It Up – Natural Elements
3. Wild West – Deadly Snakes
4. Firewater – The Crooked Lettaz/Noreaga
5. Get Yours – D.I.T.C.
6. Killin’ Spree – Defari
7. Attack Is On, The – D.V. Alias Khrist
8. We’re On Top Of Thangs – Council
9. Fires In Hell – Half-A-Mil
10. Who You Lovin’ – Cardan
11. F.A.Y.B.A.N. – Screwball
12. Pimpin’ – Willie Stubz
13. Painkillers – Everlast
14. Last Will & Testimony – Jigmastas
15. Heavy Metal Part 2 – Bigfoot
16. Black Mask DJ Attack – DJ Revolution

I picked this up in the infamous “used bin” back in 98′ just out of curiosity. This is a real solid soundtrack that is easily forgotten from the days were 9 times out of 10 most movies had some sort of Hip Hop element incorporated in their soundtrack. Released on Tommy Boy records this album captures the true essence of “underground” hip hop. Two tracks really stand out to me on this album, “We’re On Top Of Thangs” by the Council (who the hell were these cats?)and of course “F.A.Y.B.A.N.”(produced by Primo) by Screwball. If you indeed want to purchase “Black Mask” it’s going for a penny on and that’s quite a steal for a quality compilation from a strong cast of emcees….Eric

Godfather Don-Hazardous

Rasul had been after me for awhile to up this album, and I didn’t even have it myself. Well, thanks to Just Ice I was able to get my hands on this a few weeks ago. To be honest….I have yet to listen to it! I also received quite a few requests for this as well this week so here it is!….Eric

Various Artists-Wild Pitch Classics

01. Words I Manifest – Gangstarr
02. No Tricks – Latee
03. Dig It – The Coup
04. Looking At The Front Door – Main Source
05. Time’s Up – O.C.
06. Blue Cheese – UMC’s
07. Live At The Barbeque – Main Source
08. Funky Technician – Lord Finesse
09. How My Man Went Down In The Game – Main Source
10. Court Is Now In Session – Chill Rob G
11. Raise It Up – Ultramagnetic MC’s
12. Hush Hush Tip – N-Tyce
13. Fakin’ The Funk – Main Source
14. This Cut’s Got Flavor – Latee
15. The Rhythmologist – Jamose
16. One To Grow On – UMC’s

The tracklisting speaks for itself, Ultramag, Main Source, UMC’s…but I bought this cassette on the strength of N-Tyce’s “Hush Hush Tip” f. Method Man. It’s actually quite funny how I actually first heard “Hush”. I don’t know if you remember or not, but back in the old issues of the Source you used to be able to call a 900 number and listen to tracks from the “Albums In Rotation” page. Well, my folks weren’t too happy when they received the phonebill, but that’s how it went down. 80% of this compilation is classic material from a label that laced us with some unforgetable albums….Eric


  1. First & foremost, I’m as big a straight up East Coast, Golden Age, Hardcore, Hip Hop head as the next “blogger”, but there is no denying that there is some straight up club BANGERS on the radio right now! i.e, Sterling Sims new joint “Nasty Girl”(on some ol’ Michael Jackson “Off The Wall” sh*t) and no matter how corny Llyod is his “You” & “Get It Shawty” are killlers…..don’t front!
  2. And while we’re on the club “tip”…..Timbaland has gotta’ be rakin’ in the dough! His production is ill, peep the new single “Misscommunication” as well as Bobby V’s “Anonymous”…just stay off the mic Tim!
  3. I think I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but I have renewed faith in Hip Hop due to some recent releases like Joell Ortiz’ “The Brick”, Evidence’s “The Weatherman” (I seriously can’t decide on a favorite from this album) & Marco Polo’s “Port Authority” which is one of the best compilations I’ve heard in recent memory…although, I have yet to peep the Snowgoons joint.
  4. Man, was Dilla’s production on Phat Kat’s new LP “Carte Blanche” dissapointing! Hell, the album is general wasn’t anything up to par with Kat’s previous release.
  5. If someone has Clipse’s lost debut “Exclusive Audio Footage”…please drop a link in the C-Box, I can’t find this anywhere.
  6. Will Dallas prevail against the Warriors behind 3-2?
  7. Llyod Banks or anyone in the G-Unit isn’t really my cup of tea, but 9th Wonder’s production on “One Night Stand” is dope…I wonder how they connected? Anyway, the bass is BOOMING on this joint…it literally popped the trunk of my 300C twice on the ride home from work today! I just wish 9th would switch his drums up once in a while.
  8. Here is something I came across earlier this week searching the net’ for Chi-Ali’s “No Surrender” remix…the tracks aren’t seperated but there are tracklistings and it’s a real dope, enjoyable listen….click HERE
  9. I’ve heard people say that Kool Keith’s “Dr. Octagonacologist” joint is classic… I have an incredibly bad ear or what? I just could never see all the hype behind the album. Same can be said for Sa Ra’s new album.
  10. Once again, thanks to Rasul for his contributions this week. Good luck with your project Ra!!!
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Krisch May 4, 2007 at 2:49 pm

As far as i know Council consisted of Neilleon and Tah-Jiggz who worked together with Big Jaz aka Jaz-O and were also later part of his Immobilarie group. Before they were on the short lived Tommy Boy Black Label they released some 12″es and the Album “Council Era” on D&D/Rancore.

Krisch May 4, 2007 at 3:12 pm

I also really like that N-Tyce joint which was also released on “Hi-Phat Diet”, another Wild Pitch compilation from 1994, which featured almost the same tracks, but i think “Wild Pitch Classics” is the only official release where you can get “How My Man Went Down In The Game”.

travis May 7, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Oops, posted up that GFD today myself…I hadn’t made my blog rounds in a few days

travis May 7, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Oh and as far as Octanalolgist or whatever it’s called, i’ve hated that album from day one….

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