Monday, 22 May 2017

Generic list post: P.H.I.L.L.Y

It was monday night and I'm feelin' kinda like Gillie, fell down a wormhole of rap outta Philly. Not remotely high or even slightly drunk, so I threw together a generic list of my Top 20 Philadelphia jawns:

Schoolly D - Saturday Night (1986)
Cool C - Juice Crew Dis (1987)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime (1991)
Beanie Sigel - Get Down (2001)
Freeway ft. Peedi Crakk - Flipside (2003)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Peedi Crakk - Brand New Funk 2k7 (2007)
Tuff Crew - Behold The Detonator (1989)
Boone - Pop A Perc (2015)
Steady B - Just Call Us Def (1985)
Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (1988)
Meek Mill ft. Young Chris - House Party (2011)
Cash Money & Marvellous - The Mighty Hard Rocker (1988)
Philly's Most Wanted - Suckas (2001)
Krown Rulers - Paper Chase (1988)
RAM Squad - Unfortunate (1996)
Ms. Jade ft. Timbaland & Nelly Furtado - Ching Ching (2002)
Ice City - They Ain't Ride'n (2004)
Young Gunz - Can't Stop, Won't Stop (2003)
Princess Superstar - Bad Babysitter (2002)
Phill Most Chill - On Tempo Jack (1988)

Bonus beats: never forget the O.G version of MC Breeze's DiscombobulatorBubalator AKA the song which pioneered #problematic AZN stereotyping in rap before DJ Louie Lou, Ice Cube, or Bun B.

PS: gimme The Goats over The Roots any day.


PG said...


Kelvin Mack10zie said...


L.A said...

Princess Superstar > Nicki Minaj

hotbox said...

put pg on the payroll!

Anonymous said...

where's Cassidy at lol

Trash tha Torie$ said...

Here's what became of The Goats:

SE said...

21. Joey Jihad's freestyle before getting snuffed

At first I was surprised there were nor Major Figgas joints, but they never really had a great single. No Coldchain tho?

Speaking of Scoes, is the mononymous Roscoe considered a Philly or Cali rapper? Had a couple jams.

Overall a nice list with the unfortunate effect of having me visit late-period Will Smith albums.

Anonymous said...

speaking of philly you listen to MATT OX?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I've never heard of Matt OX, tbh.

WTF @ that nu-Goats song.

Shit, I completely forgot Rosco P. is a Philly rapper. Delinquent would be the one.

Gillie has a joint with Ab Liva called Sex, Money, and Drugs that I really like, but I can't find it online any more and the MP3 seems to have vanished from my stash 😟

Willennium had 2 undeniable jams.

d said...

Partly cos he was my introduction to rap but mainly them mid to late 90s singles were fire even wicky wicky wicky - ghostwritten bouncy castle fabric Will >>>> old school Roscoe P Wholesome Will, who its gotta be said rapped like the mcdonalds training video a lot of the time.

speaking of which I think SE meant Kurupts brother Roscoe but surely Kurupts more eligible considering hes older n spent more time in Philly?

MC 900 feet millipede. said...

Hey fella. that The Goats song I posted was actually a (bad) remix. I couldn't find any original studio recordings on the youtubage. The band is Black Landlord fronted by Max. They are/were on some Alphabet Soup, G Love & Special Sauce (also from Philly I believe) and Ozomatli tip of "live" hip hop. Here's their bandcamp: Between The Gaots and Black Landlord was InCognegro.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

He said both Rosco(e)s, but I couldn't name a single song by Rosco with the e.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


d said...

Ah right, my bad. Ive only heard the 1st album but it had some great ones

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Definitely jams harder than Head To Toe by Kings Of Leon.

Anonymous said...

no love for cazal boys "snatching cazals"?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Good random rap.

Rob Ramsey said...

Royal Ron's 'Opsta Now' is also worthy and an essential Pig Latin Rap pioneer.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Unrelated: think the Gangsta-Rap episode of Louis Theroux must have just aired in Australia again because I'm getting a ton of Mello-T hits from Aus today.