Sunday, 22 July 2012

Shadrach, Meshach, a blend to go

The obligatory clerical nuts 'n' bolts you need to know about the 80s blend which inspired Nas' first great song since 2004 : a couple of years before Kid Capri's legendary Stephanie Mills routine on the 10/9/'89 tape, and a good five years before Ron G's Blends 1 tape mixed R&B accapellas over Rap instrumentals or Puffy instructed Mary J. Blige to sing over Impeach The President and play the Eurydice to Grand Puba's Orpheus, DJ Hot Day combined the vocals from New Edition's Once In A Lifetime Groove with Son Of Public Enemy (Flavor Whop Version) and a couple of classic breaks like Ike’s Mood 1 & 7 Minutes Of Funk on a 12" called Hot Day Master Mix :

DJ Hot Day - Hot Day Master Mix
(From Hot Day with Super Kids - Hot Day Master Mix 12"; 1987)


The obligatory Rap blogga opinions 4 all y'all : there are only 4 Rappers who should ever be bestowed with the honour to Rap over an 80s Queensbridge classic like Hot Day Master Mix - Tragedy is the first since he appeared on the B. side of that very same Hot Day 12", but he's currently in prison so we're shit outta luck there; The second is Poet's since he was active in 1987 and has history with Hot Day, but he'd probably go OTT and Rap about disembowelling blokes with a fountain pen when that beat calls for something a little less homicidal so he's a no-go too; Cormega's the third since he also has history with Hot Day, but we've already heard him Rap over Ike's Mood 1 on Beautiful Mind so he blew his chance; the fourth is Nas and while that gormless motherfucker is a personal bête noire of mine, he's just given Hot Day a production credit on a major label album in 2012 so I guess he'll have to do.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

An almost positive post about Nas on The Martorialist???

Boothe said...

That was educational.

step one said...

I knew Nas had recreated that blend. I did not know said blend was put out as a 12".
Its the only track so far that I've played repeatedly off that Nas album (they shouldve made the Ikes Mood piano louder though). As dope as Locomotive is, I'd much rather just play something else for some reason.

David said...

I thought tragedy or cormega already spit over this? i def have an mp3 of SOMEONE spitting over it somewhere but i cant find ;_;

Richard Tre Mane said...

Step - the b sides make it an essential 12".

David, like I said, the closest I've ever heard is Cormega's Beautiful Mind.

step one said...

Nas doing 'Memory Lane' over Ikes Mood on Westwood back in 94.

http://djstepone.blogspot.ie/2010/10/nas-capital-rap-show-freestyle-1994.html

Richard Tre Mane said...

Sweet.

charles darwin said...

I can't find it on youtube but intelligent hoodlum rapped over ike's mood on the 12inch of grand groove, song is labelled as grand groove part 1, the album version is labelled as part 2.

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