Friday, 1 August 2014

The annual Grand Puba post

Thought the well of Grand Puba rarities had run dry until I recently came across Can U Dig It, which is the original unreleased version of Amazing with a certain vocal sample that Puba's team presumably couldn't afford to clear on whatever budget Elektra Records had allocated them in 1994.

Not tryna besmirch Positive K's character here by suggesting that he nicked the DAT of Can U Dig It, but I can't think of any other logical reasons why an unreleased 2000-era Grand Puba song produced by Minnesota from Money Boss Players would eventually see the light of day on a 1999 EP of Posi Pos deep cuts.

Grand Puba - Can U Dig It?
(2000 album recording sessions; 1994/Positive K - E & J EP; 1999)


For all y'all fellow Puba-philes keepin' tally, this is now the third track to feature his "I got mad style, wicked and wild/momma's second child, throwin' rappers to the pile etc etc" verse. Like that Akinyele song with the "would Erykah Badu fuck them two righteous dudes from the Brand Nubian crew and include Grand Pu'?" line suggested, all good things should come in threes.

7 comments:

Lost Art said...

This is coo but that Akinyele song is lolz

Si Mane Price said...

You need the Aktapuss album it comes from. That album is so slept on.

Bobby said...

Good find here.

Ben Jones said...

I've seen Aktapuss sitting at a record store around my way for years I might have to pick it up, this blogs never steered me wrong for obscure rap songs so im sure the albums worth the couple of bucks it costs.

Si Mane Price said...

Other favourites from Aktapuss: Get Up, Messin' With My Cru, Coochie (Juicy homage over Xtra P beat!), Sister Sister, and Take A Lick.

Robbie said...

I can't tell the difference between this and the version on the CD. Is this some kind of cruel Martorialist joke on aging Puba fans?

Si Mane Price said...

This has the "Can u dig it?" vocal sample, Amazing doesn't.

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