Saturday, 12 February 2011

Time! The corrector when our judgments err



E-40, San Quinn, B-Legit, & Richie Rich - Timin' (2002)



Before the classic Mac Dre posse cut Hustle used the Grindin' drums, there was this semi-official Bay Area remake of the song recorded especially for the 106 KMEL Jamz radio show where these 4 California bros all went sav' over the Grindin' instrumental and interpolated the original's chorus into an epode for the importance of gentlemen's timepieces around various neighbourhoods in Oakland and San Francisco.

On the downside, this makes me curse that '40 wasn't a recipient of a Neptunes beat during their 1999 - 2003 epoch or even something from a few years later like 10 Lil' Crips which would've sounded right at home on the first half of My Ghetto Report Card; on the bright side, Richie Rich says "Oakland..smokin'" like he did on the I Got 5 On It remix, and you can listen to this without being reminded of the stupid ass faces Pharrell kept pulling in the Grindin' video during the tongue-clicking part of the hook :

7 comments:

James said...

Pharrel hahhaha.

2SHIN said...

It's been over a month now and your still sleeping on my boy Chet Haze?

I thought The Martorialist was meant to be the heart beat of the streets. Chet is what the streets is fiending for.

The Great Gats, B said...

I'm still kicking myself that I slept for so long and by the time I'd cottoned onto Chet the 'net was already awash with posts about him :(

scjoha said...

Thanks for the 40/RR song, never heard about it before. Where's it from, some mixtape?

The Great Gats, B said...

It was recorded for the radio station KMEL but this mixed version is from SJ Eleven's Best Of The Bay mixtape.

Got an unmixed version too, but that one doesn't include B-Legit's verse.

scjoha said...

That Best of Bay tape looks good, a lotta 40 Water slaps. Thanks for the info!

Thomas said...

Oh man thanks for posting this I had forgotten it existed, but I remember hearing this song on the radio back in the day. Oddly enough I rarely heard the original Clipse version ever on the radio. Still one of my favorite beats of all time...

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