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Singles – House of Pain, Delinquent Habits, Wyclef and Lauryn Hill

by BC on November 9, 2009

House of Pain – Legend (1994)

1) Legend (Lethal Dose Remix)
2) Legend (Extended Mix)
3) Word Is Bond (Remix)
4) It Ain’t A Crime (UK Remix)
5) Word Is Bond (Remix Instrumental)

If you’re a House of Pain fan, you should definitely check this out (you may already have it if you’re a fan). The only place you could get this song, back in the day, was from this maxi-single, or as I’ve seen it labelled, EP. The first track is a rock version of the song and the second track is more of a hip-hop flavored track. They caused a bit of a stir with the reference to Kurt Cobain in the last chorus. The chorus went as such:

A hero aint nothin’ but a sandwich
and a legend aint nothin’ but a car
So go blow out your brains to get some fame and maybe one day you’ll be a star

And, ended as:

A hero aint nothin’ but a sandwich
and a legend aint nothin’ but a car
So go blow out your brains like Kurt Cobain and maybe one day you’ll be a star

It also has a nice remix of Word is Bond with Diamond D and a remix for It Ain’t a Crime. Both are needed for House of Pain fans and this EP, or maxi, is a great overall piece of music that I’m glad I purchase. Of course, when I bought it, I HAD to have it, so it’s not like I had a choice in the matter.

Delinquent Habits – Here Come the Horns (1997)

1) Here Come the Horns
2) 1 Adam 12
3) This is L.A.
4) Snippets (Shed a Tear, Western Ways, Think You’re Bad)

I bought this because of the title track and I wanted to hear a little more to see if the LP was worth my money. Oh, the money I may have saved back in the day if I could listen to stuff first. That being said, I love Here Come the Horns, which, surprisingly enough, contains a nice horn sample and a nice piano loop.

DH’s were affiliated with Cypress Hill and Sen Dog is listed as the executive producer. I remember liking most of what I heard, but I never did get the LP for some reason. It might have been one of those things were I just got burnt out on these tracks, and by the time the LP was out, I just kept pushing the purchase off until it left my list potential buys.

Here Come the Horns is at least worth your time, so check it out.

Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November (1997)

1) Gone Till November (The Makin’ Runs Remix)
2) No Airplay
3) Gone Till November (The Makin’ Runs Instrumental)
4) No Airplay (Instrumental)
5) Gone Till November (Pop Version)

Man, I loved The Carnival and Wyclef back in 1997. I lost interest after I bought that second solo LP with that single with The Rock. Maybe I need to go back and listen to that sometime, as I remember not really listening to it much at all.

The first track here is a hip-hop version with R.Kelly singing the chorus and featuring a Canibus. Anyone that was into Wyclef, and might still be, will like this song. Basically, like I said, it’s a rap version of Gone Till November.

No Airplay is a nice track that was not on The Carnival. This song also has Canibus, who had such promise, but never hit it big. You can’t say he’s not a nice MC though. There are a couple instrumentals in here and it ends with the LP version of Gone Till November.

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) (1998)

1) Doo Wop (That Thing) – Radio
2) Lost Ones
3) Lost Ones (remix)
4) Doo Wop (That Thing) – instrumental
5) Doo Wop (That Thing) – a cappella

Oh, Lauryn Hill, I remember you. You were awesome, and a little crazy, and then you turned that little crazy into major crazy. The last thing I heard about LH is that she has a religious guru that pretty much controls her life. I don’t know how true this is, but she definitely got crazy religious and had a bunch of babies with Rowan Marley. Sounds like she’s had a lot of troubles with men; Wyclef and Rowan, who I don’t think ever married her and it sounds like he hasn’t exactly been the most faithful boyfriend, or whatever they are.

Well, you have the radio version and a nice Lost Ones remix, which Hill continues to say has nothing to do with Wyclef, although most people feel that it is a direct shot at her ex. There’s an instrumental, so you can release your inner-Lauryn Hill and drop you’re own verses over her beat.

Maybe she’ll have a Whitney Houston-like comeback. Who knows? But, like Muhammad Ali, her most formative years were probably squandered, but unlike Ali, it wasn’t the government that played her out. Anyway, if you’re reading this Lauryn, and I know you are, I’m willing to be your new guru. I won’t take any of your money and I’ll let you pray and all that, but I’d really stress that you need to make more music. For real. Come on up to Minneapolis and we’ll get this comeback started. Hey, Prince is from here.

I’ve combined all of these into one download, since they’re so small. If you don’t like something, delete it.

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Anonymous November 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm

thank you so much for this post, i really appreciate the genuine fan perspective. on another note, sendspace really sucks. i've been trying to download this for hours and it won't let me because "the server is at full capacity". please use mediafire or some sh*t.

BC November 10, 2009 at 2:00 am

Thanks for the props. Try it now and thanks for the heads up on sendspace.

Pago November 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Man that bassline on that Gone Til November Remix was mean.

Great post.

jrrider November 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Good post the Gone till November remix and Legend are hard to find video classics

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