Archive for the ‘Freestyles’ Category

STREAM: Ron G – Harlem World 155th Street (1998ish?)

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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I found this via First Name Ralph, a great eponymous blog which has a wealth of awesome 90s mixtapes up for streaming. I went to this particular tape first because I was specifically looking for something by Ron G (I was in the mood for some blends). Judging by the tracklist this tape was likely put together sometime in 98ish, or somewhere thereabout. A good range of rap from that period is represented, you get big crossover singles and Tunnel bangers and some indie but still street-oriented rapping ass rapping, all mixed and blended in Ron G’s trademark style.
Ralph himself provides some interesting details about what’s included on the tape in his original post HERE. For more on Ron G, you should definitely read Stan Ipcus’ very informative interview with the man over at Nah Right.
Full Tracklist:
Side A
Who’s nice? – Camron
Bloody Money Part 2 – Noriega / Nas / Nature
Ooh la la (Ron G Remix) – Demond
Love the way (Charlie Thompson Mix) – Elements of Life
Unpunkinwitable – Sonya Blade
State to State – Noid / Common / Dug Infinite
Clubbin (remix) – Ice Cube / DMX
Jam on it – Cardan / Jermaine Dupri
Freestyle (BK Version) – Franchise
Turn it up (remix) (Night Rider Version) – Busta Rhymes
Nasty Boy – Notorious BIG / Puff Daddy
Hotel Motel – AKIL / Honey
Freestyle – Mr AG
Side B
Jive Allstars – Mic Vandels / Jane Bond / Casino / Arron Hall
Been around the world (remix) – Puff Daddy / Mase
Freestyle – Sonya Blade
Everybody wanna rat – The Lox
One Love – Cormega
Horse and Carriage – Camron / Mase
I want you back (remix) – Black Rob / Michael Jackson
Work – Gangstarr
A million and one questions (remix) – Jay-Z
What time is it – Sauce Money / Waize / Big Jaz
I like it like that – Tracy Lee (Hot)
Dolla Bills – Money Boss Playas
Money – Charlie Baltimore
What – Rah-Sun

Jadakiss & Styles P – Block Work (Freestyle Over Cam’s Loosing Weight)

Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Jada and Styles going back and forth over the beat from one of Cam’s grimiest songs ever. Nothing mindblowing, but surely warms an old rap fan’s heart.


VIDEO: Droop-E & Dj.Fresh – Night At The Roxbury Trailer

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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This trailer actually came out a month ago, I totally forgot about it. There’s some great potential in this collaboration, curious if it will be all instrumental or Droop-E will rap (probably the latter).
Here’s Droop-E going over a classic Mac Mall instrumental, which just dropped today and reminded me of the commercial above.


The Guys – No Rights

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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The more I listen to The Guys the more I think that this group’s greatest strength isn’t versatility, not exactly at least. It’s the ability to take modern rap and infuse it’s inherent moral frivolity with something much more personal and often political. Some day soon they might manage a very rare feat – make a ‘conscious’ rap album that really has something to say AND doesn’t sound painfully dated in both style and perspective AND is not aesthetically boring. Fingers crossed for that.

Giftz – Full Effect

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Giftz hops on a beat from an old Freeway track of the same name, which feels very fitting considering how much the dude sounds like a very good turn of the century ganstga rapper. His voice actually kinda resembles Freeway’s (at least in passing).

GOD – Follow Your Dreams

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Another good loosie from GOD.