Posts Tagged ‘UGK’

EDF – Keep My Name Out Yo Mouth 2014

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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EDF pays homage to Big Pokey’s classic with the title (and a little snippet in the end), but the shit talking is all his.
 

One Way’s ‘Something In The Past’ And Two Songs That Sampled It

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Here is a cool collusion of sounds and circumstances. During the late summer I extensively revisited UGK’s Underground Kingz, a great album to bike to and a great album period. One of my favorite songs on this album was and still is ‘How Long Can It Last.’ It’s a long and winding piece of country blues rap with an assist from Charlie Wilson; quintessential UGK in both sound and its mixture of braggadocio with heartfelt lament and sorrow. I’ve always loved the production on this track, but back in 2007 I didn’t associate it with anything in particular.
 

 
Returning to it now, something about it seemed familiar. The sample nagged at me, reminding me of something I’ve heard more recently than 2007 but couldn’t quite place. I looked it up on WhoSampled and discovered the stupefyingly good original by One Way, but no connection to any others songs I felt attached to. I became obsessed with the original, but just couldn’t place it. It tore me up for a good week. Then, purely by coincidence of timing, I got it…
 
Awful Records has been getting a lot of blog burn lately, deservedly since they’re putting out a lot of cool music. Among their ranks is Ethereal, a rapper and producer I have been following for a few years now. All the attention on this group prompted me to revisit some of Ethereal’s prior material. In the digital pile of music I was digging through I found an old track taken from his instrumental album No Saliva Vol 2 (circa 2011). That album is no longer on bandcamp, but I happened to have this one track on my hard drive. It was called ‘Dapper Dan’, a smooth glide with D&B-ish drums and a wicked drop around the 2:35 mark. And when that drop hit I almost shit myself… THAT was the track I was looking for, the one with the same awesome sample used by UGK. As it happens, it’s up on youtube as well.
 

 
So here we are then, a song from 2007 which prompted me to find an amazing song from 1979, which also just happens to be sampled on a song I used to jam heavily in 2011. #Music.
 

Slim K – Aces & Deuces (C&S Mix)

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Tracklist:
1. Westside Connection – Gangstas Make The World Go Round
2. 2Pac – Temptations
3. UGK – Murder
4. Danny Brown Feat. Freddie Gibbs – The Return
5. NaS – One Time
6. Big KRIT – Temptation
7. Mr Muthafukin Exquire – Cherry Raindrops
8. Suga Free – Don’t No Suckas Live Here
9. Suga Free – Doe Doe and A Skunk
10. Freddie Gibbs Feat. Danny Brown – High
11. ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz – What They Want
12. Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party
 
Tracklist pretty much speaks for itself, and the chops are executed well as usual with Slim K. I vastly prefer him doing these kinds of mixes to just chopping up the buzzing album du jour.
 

Lil Boosie – Chase The Paper Ft. Pimp C & Bun B

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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For reference purposes, here be the original KRIT-less version of Bun B’s “Cake” (leaked yesterday). The new refurbishing is pretty good too, I got no beef with it at all.
 

Juicy J – Smokin’ Rollin’ Ft. Pimp C (CHOPPED + OHSLOWED BY DJ OHSO xo)

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Self-explanatory.
 

 

VIDEO: Latimore – Let’s Straighten It Out (Live)

Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Latimore, looking something like a young Uncle Ruckus, performing the classic which would later become the basis for UGK’s ‘Quit Hatin The South’. Fitting to the presumably 80s setting (dig the suit), this rendition leans more toward jazz-funk than the bluesy original version. Still grand though, and Latimore’s accompanying commentary alone makes this worth a look. Also, dat hair….