Saturday, 26 October 2013

Royal Flush 'Iced Down Medallions'
(DJ Georoc blend - Mike B 2013 Remake)

Dope blend courtesy of Mike B

"DJ Geo Roc's Queens get The Money is one of my all time favorite mixtapes and is where this blend originates. Unfortuantely, it was only ever available on cassette and the sound quality wasn't that great. I think about this particular blend all the time, and it was perfect. However, I decided to remake it, to nearly exactly the same specs as GEOROC's orginal, for home listening and club play. I went as far as finding each 12" and trying to pitch the tracks the same as on the mixtape"


Thursday, 24 October 2013

DJ Jay Ski - Volume 23 (1997)

This is the last of the Jay Ski tapes I have and its probably my favourite of the bunch. No cover or tracklist but Cru, Mobb Deep, Mase, The Beatnuts, Biggie and Jungle Brothers all feature...


The current plan for the blog is to make it to 600 posts by the end of the year and then it's a wrap.That's 33 posts between now and 31st December. I've shared most of what I have over the last few years but hopefully I'll be able to pull a few things out of the bag between now and then.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hard Drive Clearout

A few bits that I've found on other sites over the years that you might've missed (and the links are probably dead now anyway), things I ripped and never got round to uploading,  joints that don't really warrant their own post...

 Ice T, King Tee & Bango freestyle (Capital Rap Show 1989)
courtesy of  Irish Craig  (I think)

 Rakim acapella freestyle (early 90s ?)
no info on this and its only about 25 seconds long but still...

Main Source 'Looking At The Front Door' (alternative/demo version)
I think I got this from a few years ago

Big L - Pre Game freestyle (1999)
Lamont over the Sauce Money banger

Children of The Corn - American Dream (alternative version)
this version appeared on a DJ S&S mixtape and features a slightly different Big L verse to the one that appears on the promo 12"

 OC - DJ Camillo freestyle (1998)
Nice OC freestyle off a Camillo mixtape. Pretty sure I got this one from Roy Johnson .

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Vinyl Reanimators remixes 12" (1997)

All the Vinyl Reanimators remixes are worth investigating. Here's a 12" they dropped in late 96/early 97 with their takes on 'Drop A Gem On Em', 'Daytona 500' and 'Ya Playin Yaself'. Instrumentals included.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ghetto Jams: Urban Series 12" (1999)

Unofficial mash-up blend remix tings here. I posted the Common Sense one on its own ages ago but as I'm currently ripping a load of vinyl (before I get rid of it) I thought I'd share the rest. There's some decent stuff on here. Jay Z over a Beatnuts instrumental works well, as does 'Holla Holla' over the 'California Love' beat. The R&B joints aren't too bad either but even after all this time Fatman Scoop has rendered that Faith Evans vocal unlistenable to me.


The aforementioned vinyl ripping is partly the reason for the lack of regular updates. I did contemplate stopping the blog completely but I'll try and stay on it for now and see how things pan out. There's always a chance I might come up with some new tapes or unreleased shit for you (although the chances are slim with the way London's 2nd hand record shops are these days).

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Infinite Hip Hop Show 06.10.13
Beef Special!

On last night's show I went in with 2 hours of classic dis tracks. 100% Beef, all OfCom friendly. The clean version of 'Hit Em Up' sounds ridiculous though...

Notorious BIG – Who Shot Ya
2Pac ft The Outlawz – Hit Em Up
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On Em
Dogg Pound – New York, New York
CNN, Tragedy & Mobb Deep – L.A , L.A
50 Cent ft The Madd Rapper – How To Rob
Shante – Big Mama
Canibus – 2nd Round Knockout
LL Cool J – The Ripper Strikes Back
LL Cool J – To Da Break Of Dawn (remix)
Ice Cube – No Vaseline
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg - Dre Day
Eazy E ft BG Knoccout & Dresta – Real Compton City Gs
Jay Z - The Takeover
Nas – Ether
Jay Z – Super Ugly
Cormega – Freestyle (Nas dis)
Nas – Destroy & Rebuild
BDP – The Bridge Is Over
Jeru The Damaja – One Day
Eminem ft G Unit – Bump Heads
Ja Rule – Loose Change
Jadakiss – Problem Child
Beanie Sigel – Freestyle (Jadakiss dis)
50 Cent – Be A Gentleman
Masta Ace – Acknowledge
Mack 10 ft WC & Ice Cube – Westside Slaughterhouse
Cypress Hill – Ice Cube Killa