Wednesday 23 September 2015

Generic list post: back to the ice grillz again

Consider this post a retreat for those of us who aren't yet ready to join the ranks of the Conservative Rap Coalition but also never want to hear another rap song which sounds like Migos for the rest of our lives (Mystikal's pathetic Robert Dinero was my own personal point of no return.) This post's premise then: the ultimate playlist of great songs by painfully-unfashionable N.Y rappers last decade. F**k the Rotten Apple's heroes, we're over hear jamming Y@k Ballz, Postaboy, Loon, Goretex & Necro, Maino, Ron Browz, Consequence, Swizz Beatz and even Papoose!

Shyne - Commission (2000)
Blahzay Blahzay - Ice Grillz (2000)
Missin' Linx - What It Is (2000)
Y@k Ballz - HomePiss (2000)
Agallah - Let's Get High (2001)
J-Zone - Q&A (2001)
A-Bless - That's Bless (2001)
Party Arty - Show & Prove (2001)
G-Dep ft. Faith Evans - Everyday (remix) (2001)
Megalon - Rain Blood (2001)
Akinyele - Problems (2001)
Nighthawks - Cop Hell (2002)
Fuc That - Jon F. Hennessey (2002)
Postaboy - Let's Go (Jurassic Harlem) (2002)
The NYG'z - Giantz Ta This (2002)
Foxy Brown - Stylin' (2002)
Half-A-Mill - World Famous (2002)
Loon - This Ain't Funny (2003)
Sheek Louch ft. D-Block - Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up) (2003)
Goretex ft. Necro - Dopesick (2003)
Tragedy Khadafi - Neva Die Alone Pt.2 (2003)
R.A The Rugged Man - How Low (2004)
Taj Mahaj ft. Un Kasa - Pull Ya Hawks Out (remix) (2004)
A-Mafia - Everywhere (2004)
Fabolous - Can't Let You Go (Just Blaze remix) (2004)
Blaq Poet - Bang This (2005)
Remy Ma - Lights, Camera, Action (2005)
Purple City - It Ain't Easy (2005)
Black Rob - Help Me Out (2005)
Saigon ft. Kool G. Rap - The Letter "P" (2005)
Maino - Rumors (2005)
Tony Yayo - Fake Love (2005)
Bo$$ Hog Babarians - You Got Mail (2006)
Riot Squad - Peep Game (2006)
Ron Browz - Jumping (Out The Window) (2007)
Swizz Beatz - Money In The Bank (2007)
Consequence - Job Song (2007)
AZie of MobStyle - The '80s (2007)
Jae Millz - Sober (2008)
Papoose ft. AZ - Knowledge Is Power (2008)
Big Noyd - Heartless (2008)
Uncle Murda - Anybody Can Get It (2008)
Red Cafe ft. Pete Rock - Heart And Soul Of New York City (2009)
Killa Sha - Night Shifting (2009)


YH said...

Need something by Drag-On

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I know the only good Papoose song damnit (thx AZ's Anthonlogy (B-sides & Unreleased compilation!)

You can't expect me to be familiar with Drag-On's catalogue too.

Unknown said...

Good list nice to see Nightshifting on there Killa Sha is pretty underrated in general. I'm not so sure I can get behind the additions of Swizz Beatz and Papoose though lol.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Technically it's a Papoose song but it sounds like AZ ft. Papoose rather than vice versa.

Even if you don't dig the song you've gotta admit it was important for AZ to appear on a song with Papoose where he didn't embarrass himself by doing a terrible flow-jack of Confessions Of Fire-era Cam as he did back in '99 on their previous collaboration Thug Connection.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I just thought of another song - Brooklyn Bullshit by Joell Ortiz,

It's the only good song Ortiz has ever made because it's (probably) the one song in his catalogue where he was on some jolly self-deprecating fat guy Chubb Rock type shit. Also, that Showbiz beat didn't hurt either.

SE said...

Did anyone notable ever hop on the "Heart & Soul" beat? Feel like I grabbed a remix off Nah Right back in the day, but I can't put my finger on it.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Not that I can recall but it wouldn't surprise me if there's a remix with Fabolous out there.

SE said...

Found it. Young Buck of all people, with the "In The Air Tonight" interpolation.

Prime Minister Mint Slice said...

Ironically, much of this list is CRC-approved.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


SE - looks like that predates the Red Cafe track because the latter is from 2009 and the Young Buck was uploaded in 2008. Pete Rock biting Young Buck deep singles? Oh the humanity.


I nominate "Stab Somebody" by Grafh

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The only Grafh song I can honestly remember is MySpace Jumpoff

Did he have a song with Jay-Z too? Half of that generation of NY rappers had a song with Jay-Z ie. Saigon, Uncle Murda etc.

Alex said...

Was Blue Roxys too hipster-friendly to make it?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Agallah's weed carrier over PF Cuttin' production would have been a no-brainer if the song wasn't from 2011.

noz said...

here's a pretty good late-ish drag on song

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That'll do nicely, thanks.

Need some Memph' Bleek too. All the tracks with Jay are too trendy, as is Round Here. Gonna plump for Just Blaze, Bleek & Free.

Alex said...

Could've thrown in some early-mid 00s FT from Before The Beginning in here too, like this one maybe

I think Rock had some mid-00 gems too, on those Best Of Rock tapes maybe

Unknown said...

Grip is a good tune by memphis bleek

Ray Garraty said...

Kill or be killed:

Kelvin Mack10zie said...