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WYDU Classics Oct '07

by Travis on October 4, 2007

It’s the first of the month, that means its time for more of those zany WYDU Classics. I was pretty heavy on remixes and b-sides from a lot of the maxi singles I’ve been finding on sites like “Underground For U Neck & Mind” and “Time 4 Sum Aksion”, so props go out to them and any other site/person that contributed to this edition. I like this edition quite a bit, some good stuff on here, even if I have to say so myself. Here it is, enjoy!

WYDU Classics Oct ’07

1. Grand Puba – 360 (What Comes Around) (SD50 Remix)
2. Kurious Jorge – Jorge Of The Projects (Original Demo Version)
3. House of Pain – On Point (Groove Merchantz Remix)
4. Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip – On The Road Again (My Jimmy Weights A Ton) (Q-Tip Remix)
5. Lord Finesse – Return Of The Funky Man (Remix)
6. Lords Of The Underground – Funky Child (Remix)
7. Intelligent Hoodlum – At Large (Jinx Remix)
8. Masta Ace Inc – Jeep Ass N—-h (Dusted Mix)
9. Brand Nubian – Slow Down (Pete Rock newromix)
10. World Renown – Come Take A Ride (Extra Ride Mix)
11. Lakim Shabazz – Love Spell
12. Gang Starr – To Be A Champion
13. Lord Alibaski – Top Gun
14. Boostin Kev – I’m A Booster
15. Audio Two – Milk Does The Body Good (Original Version)
16. Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie
17. Public Enemy – Nighttrain (Strong Island Remix)

1. Grand Puba – 360 (What Comes Around) (SD50 Remix)
From: 1993′s Single “360 (What Comes Around)” as the b-side.
Produced by: SD50s
Trav’s 2 Cents: I used to buy maaaaaad maxi singles back in the day. Its how we used to do it back in the day. If you didn’t buy vinyl, you bought the maxi singles for those b-sides and remixes. Needless to say I was stoked when I ran across this, since it was one of my favorite maxi singles, basically because of this remix. I think I like this version better than the original, which is hard to say since I also loved the original as well.

2. Kurious Jorge – Jorge Of The Projects (Original Version)
From: Some demo versions of his original material floating around, thanks to Grant P and Jaz
Produced By: SD50′s
Trav’s 2 Cents: As I said, there are some demos floating around from Kurious, not sure where they came from. Originally I thought they were part of the Amaglam special offer 6 song EP that you get when you download the re-release of Jorge’s “Constipated Monkey” LP. After looking though, thats not where these came from (although this song is included in that bunch). This was the first time hearing this version, which is reportedly the original demo version and I think I like this better than the original as well.

3. House of Pain – On Point (Groove Merchantz Remix)
From: 1994‘s “On Point” promo as a b-side
Produced By: The Groove Merchantz (Godfather Don V.I.C.)
Trav’s 2 Cents: Another version I was unaware of. I’m always excited to find anything the Groove Merchantz do. The beat is kind of cool on this, but not sure if it meshes well with Everlast and Danny Boy.

4. Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip – On The Road Again (My Jimmy Weights A Ton) (Q-Tip Remix)
From: 1993′s “On The Road Again” single, the version that contains the Q-Tip verse
Produced By: Q-Tip
Trav’s 2 Cents: I was never the biggest JB’s fan by any means and was especially critical of the “J Beez With The Remedy” LP that this came from but I like this single and add in the fact that Q-Tip was all over this when he was at the height of his creativity and popularity, you got yourself a great track.

5. Lord Finesse – Return Of The Funky Man (Remix)
From: ?
Produced By: ? (sure isn’t Showbiz)
Trav’s 2 Cents: I can’t find any info on this track. It has kind of a spacey track, which I don’t think as good as the original version, but its not all that bad.

6. Lords Of The Underground – Funky Child (Underground Remix)
From:1992′s single as a b-side remix
Produced By: K Def and Marley Marl
Trav’s 2 Cents: These dudes could get on my nerves with too much exposure, but I can’t deny that they had some pretty dope singles. They still incorporate that horn sample that Nas seems to be in love with (I’m sure it’ll be on his new album as well). Its not a bad track, but not as good as the remix

7. Intelligent Hoodlum – At Large (Jinx Remix)
From: 1992′s Grand Groove single as a remix b-side.
Produced By: Jinx (not Sir Jinx)
Trav’s 2 Cents: The original version of this song n
ever really stood out to me much on Trag’s “Saga Of A Hoodlum”, but this version seems to be more memorable than the original.

8. Masta Ace Inc – Jeep Ass N—-h (Dusted Mix)
From: 1992′s single “Jeep Ass N—-h” as a remix
Produced By: Laitef and Ase One (aka Masta Ace)
Trav’s 2 Cents: Its hard for anything to fuck with the original, but it lives up its name “Dusted Mix”, cause their are some dusty horns on this bad boy for sure. I’m guessing this version would have some wicked bumps in a car stereo, makes me wish I still had my system.

9. Brand Nubian – Slow Down (Pete Rock Newromix)
From: 1991′s single “Slow Down” as a remix
Produced By: The Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock
Trav’s 2 Cents: This remix still contains that Edy Bickell sample, which quite honestly I’ve never been crazy about, but I’ve gotten used to it over the years. Honestly, this version isn’t dramatically different than the original version, which is alright I guess, but then Pete adds his trademarked horns on the hook.

10. World Renown – Come Take A Ride (Extra Ride)
From: 1994′s Promo “Come Take A Ride” 12 Inch
Produced By: K-Def (?)
Trav’s 2 Cents: This track is from the “legendary” shelved World Renown album that never saw the light of day (although parts of it are being sold on their myspace). I can’t lie, this track is pretty nice. Smooth and mellow, it would have fit in nicely with the other classic material dropping in ’94.

11. Lakim Shabazz – Love Spell
From: 2007′s ‘The Ol’ School Flava Of Lakim Shabazz: Rare & Unreleased Old School Hip Hop ’89-’90′, this track was one of the unreleased tracks. Uses same sample as the Liks “Oh Shit” track.
Production By: Not sure….45 King, Louie Vega?
Trav’s 2 Cents: I dig this track a lot, so I had to include it.

12. Gang Starr – To Be A Champion
From: 1987′s “Believe Dat!” 12 inch single as a b-side
Production: The 45 King
Trav’s 2 Cents: I was pretty freaking happy when Mad Human dropped this, I had been looking for it forever. This is early Gang Starr music, when Guru was still Keithy E and there was no DJ Premier, it was DJ 1 2 B Down. Cool shit.

13. Lord Alibaski – Top Gun
From: 1989′s “Lyrics In Motion/Top Gun” single. Also appeared on “The 45 King Presents the Flavor Unit” from 1990.
Production: The 45 King (yeah, I’ve been in 45 King mood lately)
Trav’s 2 Cents: One of the unheralded members of the original Flavor Unit. Too bad dude never dropped an album.

14. Boostin’ Kev – I’m A Booster
From: ? 1992 sometime, I think
Production: Boostin’ Kev (?)
Trav’s 2 Cents: I’ve always heard about dude, but never heard any of his music. So when I found this, I went ahead and grabbed it. Sounds like an early version of the “Lo Lifes” that went around and jacked Polo gear in the mid 90′s. Think that and move it up a few years. Not a bad joint. Production is kind of lack luster. Kind of reminds me of a poor man’s Biz Markie on the mic.

15. Audio Two – Milk Does The Body Good (Original Version)
From: 1988′s “Hickey’s Around My Neck” 12 inch single as a b-side.
Production: Audio Two
Trav’s 2 Cents: Yes, we all know I’m a big Audio Two fan. I was a fan of this joint as a remix (which isn’t much different than the original version) on the “I Don’t Care: The Album”. I had to include this after someone hooked me up with the 12 inch this was originally on.

16. Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie
From: 1989′s “Am I Black Enough For You?”
Production: “Shitted Out” by Schoolly D, according to the liner notes.
Trav’s 2 Cents: Had to put on some Schoolly since I’ve been listening to him a lot lately.

17. Public Enemy feat CL Smooth – Nighttrain (Pete Rock LIRR Strong Island Remix)
From: 1992′s “Nighttrain” maxi single
Production: Pete Rock
Trav’s 2 Cents: Pete Rock does a good Bomb Squad imitation on this cut. He had a couple remixes of this floating around and this was my faovrite. Sorry for the shitty sound quality, forgot to adjust the levels when I did this.

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