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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 8: Indie Hip-Hop Tribute)

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Episode 8 is our Jansport (backpack) special. A tribute to the independent hip-hop movement that helped spawn labels like Fondle ‘Em, Hydra, Rawkus, Stones Throw, Def Jux and ABB records. A time, where the internet played a major role in the music. This era allowed people to DIY, giving them an outlet never had. This movement created dreams, jobs, life-long careers and of course, some amazing music too. Speaking of music, if we covered everything this episode would be 20 hours instead of 2. We picked obscure cuts all the way to classics heard from the late 90s to the early 00s. We got everybody from Mos Def, Company Flow, MF Doom, Murs, Planet Asia, J-Live, Juggaknots, Weatherman, Saukrates, Jigmastas, Cannibal Ox, L-Fudge, Godfather Don, All Natural, Non-Phixon, Cage, Latryx, Mr. Voodoo, K-Otix, and Vakill to name a few. You don’t want to miss this!

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STREAM: Cannibal Ox – Painkillers (original unreleased version produced by T1 of ShelShock)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Holy shit, look at what I found while following down tumblr rabbit holes. The original post came from Cryptic One, makes sense. Out of respect for his intentions I not going to rip the mp3, so here’s the stream and his comments as he posted them:
STREAM: Cannibal Ox – Painkillers (OG unreleased version)

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“I did some more digging in old tapes today and uncovered this forgotten about never before released gem
Not mixed, not mastered, off an old cassette… so the sonic quality isnt all that great
If I remember right this was recorded sometime after Ox started recording Cold Vein with El-P. I think they had already released Iron Galaxy b/w Straight off the DIC joint single with Co Flow but hadnt recorded much else besides those two songs, Metal Gear, & Pigeon for Cold Vein. So this would be around late 99- early 2000 that they recorded this at T1s studio. Obviously they later re-recorded Painkillers for Cold Vein with El but this version has a completely different Vordul verse and a longer Vast verse than the Cold Vein version, and obviously a completely different beat.”

Cannibal Ox – Selected Rarities and B-Sides

Monday, February 14th, 2011
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This compilation was created by collaboration between Steadybloggin, The TROY Blog and members of the Philaflava forums. Words by Thun, cover by John Turner Jr. Full tracklist is below the writeup. Enjoy
DOWNLOAD: Cannibal Ox: Selected Rarities and B-Sides
Although Cannibal Ox’s critical reception remains generally positive, the duo’s talent is underrated and as a result, their music is misunderstood.  Their only album — 2001’s The Cold Vein— and its official singles are subjected to greater scrutiny than the rest of their discography: a scattered collection of cameos, freestyles, compilations cuts, b-sides, and assorted rarities. This is inevitable and understandable but also unfortunate. Critics focus their praise on producer El-P’s efforts to construct a cohesively dark, dissonant, cohesive vibe for the album, in the process diminishing the contributions of emcees Vast and Vordul.  The duo’s larger body of work, which both anticipates and deviates from the sound and vision of The Cold Vein, is only further obscured as a result. (more…)