Saturday, 9 June 2012

Wanted dead or alive # 12 : Your Ho by Devin

Along with the original Right Now, Your Ho was one of the two songs from the advance of Just Tryin' Ta Live that leaked to the internet in 2002 which then proceeded to vanish from the retail CD's tracklisting. Right Now was cut due to the James Taylor sample RAP-A-LOT couldn't clear at the time, but it's never been clear why Your Ho got left on the scrap heap when it was a sample-less Dr Dre track and easily the equal of that other great Just Tryin' Ta Live Dre production credit It's A Shame.

Whatever, if you downloaded the leaked Just Tryin' Ta Live advance off Soulseek or Kazaa a decade ago you'll surely recall Your Ho too even though its subsequently disappeared from t'internet ever since, so there has to be somebody out there who still has the MP3 on a slowly eroding CD-R or an old external hard drive gathering dust. If so, hook that shit up before its lost in internet mythology forever like that XXXplicit photo shoot Andre 3000 did in his studio with some foxy Brazilian stripper bird back in 2003 not long after the release of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

EDIT : thanks to some dude called Wahhhhhhh correcting me that it was actually called Yo' Ho, and to street nozzles pointed at ya Noztrils for coming through with the info that it turned up under the title Gettin' Crazy on the 2008 RAP-A-LOT cash-in album Hi Ligh.

Devin The Dude - Yo' Ho/Gettin' Crazy
(From Just Tryin' Ta Live advance copy; 2002/Hi Life album; 2008)


Wahhhhhhh said...

Hey man, did you mean "yo ho". I don't have the original leak, but it is on this mixtape

Richard Tre Mane said...

Hah, that's the one. Much appreciated.

Hmmm, it's dj mixed, but this'll do for now until someone hopefully comes through with the original leak MP3.


noz said...

ral eventually put it out on that shitty 'hi life' compilation they dropped when he left the label. but the tracklist is (predictably) all jumbled so it's mislabeled "gettin crazy."

Richard Tre Mane said...

Thank you, based Noz.

Daps said...

Gotta love The Dude.

Dj Eleven put together a great mix of his stuff a couple of years back too...

Anonymous said...

Great website. I'm learning so much new things about rap. Can you please upload this song for me? and where in the tracklist of the album where this would fit best?

Si Mane Price said...

Upped it to Audiomack and put it in the post.

If I remember right, it was one of the last 3 or 4 songs on the album on that O.G advance version.