Friday, December 15, 2006
Take A Walk On My Side
A handful of hot rocks from the pocket of my baggy-ass jeans:
"Oh Well"---The Clipse
"Posse Kut"---The Clipse
"Wamp Wamp (What It Do) (DJ Illipse Blend)"
The Clipse ft. Slim Thug
If you visit a lot of hip-hop and mp3 blogs, chances are that you've had many opportunities to download tracks from The Clipse's latest LP, Hell Hath No Fury. Since the joints from that album are already in heavy rotation on the internets, I decided to post a few tracks that you actually may not have heard yet.
The first two joints are a couple of gems from The Clipse: Lost Tracks CD, while the "Wamp Wamp" remix is from a mixtape called Beats and Rappers that I picked up a short while ago. On the latter track, DJ Illipse blended the song's lyrics with "I Got 5 On It" by The Luniz---a choice that some of you will disagree with, but it sort of takes me back...ya know? I remember a time when that Luniz joint was everywhere---freestyles, remixes, blends, square dances, church socials...you name it. It was overkill to say the least, and I swore if I never heard it again, it would be way too fuckin' soon. I can't explain it, but a couple thousand blunts later, and the shit sounds brand new...
"A Change Is Going To Come"---Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters
Recently, Adam at hahamusic posted Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come", in addition to Aretha Franklin's rendition of the song. Quite a few versions of the track have been released over the years, but this is my hands-down favorite.
Baby Huey's version appeared on his only album, The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend. The LP was released on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label in 1971, but unfortunately, Huey had passed away months prior to this, following a drug-related heart attack in a Chicago hotel room. Afterwards, The Baby Sitters briefly attempted to continue their career by replacing Huey with a teenage girl named Chaka Khan. The rest, of course, is soul history...
"Everybody Is A Star"---Sly & The Family Stone
Who doesn't like this song, and what's your ailment, son?
Word From Your Moms:
"Be the change you want to see in the world."---Mahatma Gandhi