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WYDU Classics Aug '07

by Travis on August 4, 2007

****NOW WITH LINK***** (sorry about that…..)

It’s that time of the month again. No, it’s not the time when your girlfriend is bitchy for no reason, it’s time for some WYDU Classics.

You should know the drill by now, I do these for no one but myself. It’s just music I want to hear that I’ve found on the net, bought or just thought “damn, I haven’t heard that song forever”. Lucky enough for y’all, I share them with you as well. You’ll see that once again some of the new blogs posting up 12 inch singles and the maxi cassette singles influenced this months issue. What can I say? I’m a sucka for remixes that were found on a lot of those 12 inch releases.

None the less, enjoy these, enjoy whats left of your weekend and speed safely.

WYDU Classics: Aug ’07

1. Three Times Dope – Greatest Man Alive (After Midnight Mix)
Not terribly different from the original, just some rearrangements and the such and it was produced by the highly underrated Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo. The original was listed in my favorite 100 songs of all-time, so it was only natural to want to give this some spins.

2. Nine – Redrum (Anti Piano Mix)
Another one of my favorite artists the “golden age”. This mix is also not terribly different from the original, just took out a few elements.

3. Intellegent Hoodlum (aka Tragedy) – Mad Brothers Know His Name (Remix)
The original joint was always a favorite of mine, but this Skeff Anslem remix isn’t too damn shabby.

4. Krs-One – Sound Of The Police (Showbiz Remix)
I’ve always seen this version but for some damn reason I never checked it out, or I just don’t remember hearing it. This shit is pretty dope. Not sure if I like it better than the original, but its pretty close.

5. Neek The Exotic – Muthafuckin’ Man
Neek is one of those dudes that should have blown up but never really did. It wasn’t that he was a great lyricist or anything, but he always brought a shitload of energy to the mic. I could do without the corny chorus with the raspy voice shit, but the rest is raw as sushi. Produced by Large Pro, you know the beat is at least acceptable.

6. DJ Honda feat Redman – Dat’s My Word
I always forget about this Redman joint, but this along with his joint on the New Jersey Drive OST are probably his two best non album cuts….well these and “Funkorama”. Makes me miss the old Redman.

7. Da Bush Babees – Remember We (Salaam Remi Remix)
Da Bush Babees is one of those groups I didn’t particularly enjoy when they originally drop. Now I wonder how I didn’t. Not as good as the original, but still an enjoyable listen.
8. Shabba Ranks feat Krs-One – The Jam
Not the version I wanted, but I was in the mood for some dancehall shit. Shabba and the next artists are the only dancehall shit I bought in its pinnacle in the early ’90s. Anyone have the “Back To The Bridge” version, hook me up.

9. Super Cat – Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Remix)
I always liked the beat on this, I guess anything with sirens and weird noises gets me. Plus dancehall makes me think of summer for some reason.

10. Pooh Man – Fuckin’ Wit Dank
Was it just me or was there a lot of cats imitating Too Short back in the day? Pooh Man did the best impersonation of Short, but I never really hated on him much. I was in the mood for some classic bay area shit.

11. Spice-1 – Dumpin’ In Ditches
I get in my gangsta music mood every now and then and Spice is probably one of my favorites for that mood.

12. 3rd Bass – Brooklyn Queens (UK Power Mix)
Yeah, I know, bad transition from Spice-1 to 3rd Bass, but I made this at about midnight on a weekday when I wake up at 5a.m. Anyways, I always kind of liked this version. Nothing dramitically different, but not bad for some unheard of (to me at least) UK producers. I’m sure some of our UK readers will tell me they are legends or something, but forgive me, I’m just an ignorant Yank.

13. Jinx Da Juvy – New York (?)
I’m off my game here as I can’t remember where I found this track or if this is even the right name for it. Not listed in Discogs. What I do know about Jinx Da Juvy is that he is kind of a typical NY/Queens thug rapper, but actually brings more flavor than some of those others do. He has appeared on numerous Kool G Rap albums along with Hi-Tek’s first album and a Tragedy album if I remember right.

14. Shorty Long – Shorty’z Doin’ His Own Thang
Shorty Long had some buzz after being discovered by Lord Finesse, but never released much that I know of. This joint was his main “claim to fame” and is produced by the Lord himself. Classic mid 90′s NY shit right here.

15. Kurious Jorge – I’m Kurious (remix)
I wasn’t that big of a fan of the original version, which was one of the few cuts I didn’t LOVE off his album. What hurt even more was that it was produced by Prime Minister Pete Nice, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. Well Pete comes correct on the remix, this doesn’t sound like it was made for the radio. I thought Pete did a good job on his own album production wise, so it was nice to see him bring this song to its rightful place.

16. Jus Def/X-Town Posse – I’m In Control
I’m a sucka for anything sampling “Apache”, I don’t know why. I got more coming with this group, so I won’t get into it too much, just classic early 90′s hip hop in my book.

17. Ram Squad – Richard Allen
I know next to nothing about this group, but I know they were a popular request on Bust The Facts before it finally popped up. This shit is great and this was my favorite song from the album. I need to really sit down and play this album some more.

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