Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Smoke a blogga like a Newport

Did you see what N.O.R.E done? Came with a remake of Ice-T's Colors that's just been discovered by Step One:

N.O.R.E - Colors
(From some obscure white label 12"; 2002)



Unlike Game's Buddens, this shit is a proper Colors remake in that N.O.R.E sticks to Ice's O.G script but flips specific details with his own twist of New York slime. At a guess, this was probably recorded for N.O.R.E's 2002 album on Def Jam since Ice-T briefly appeared on that CD foreal foreal, and Lord knows that album coulda done with a few more jams other than the Neptunes anthems.

30 comments:

Yeldarb said...

Needs to be more Ice remakes

Si Mane Price said...

NhT Boyz did 6 In The Morning

"Now he takin' off his chain lIke his bicycle broke"

step one said...

Salute. I should probably stop calling him Noreaga tbh

Soul On Ice and High Rollers are definitely there for the taking.

Si Mane Price said...

And Drama and Bitches 2.

step one said...

There's always the danger of Joell Ortiz or Joey Badass getting involved though

Si Mane Price said...

Or Termanology 😨

T-Saint Goes Marching In said...

I wonder if Gucci's 'Colors' was a lowkey tribute to Ice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YJh8eBlq0o

Si Mane Price said...

Hook sounds like a sneaky homage.

rymsnitch said...

aye, your opinion on husalah's new single?

Si Mane Price said...

The M.O.B song?

Not what I wanna hear from a new Husalah song, tbh.

rym snitch said...

yeah the m.o.b. song... pretty disappointing but I honestly don't expect much at this point. Wish he'd just release that unreleased album. However, I did kind of recently discover the Stay Silent mixtape which had some unreleased gems on - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CME_okqHHI

Si Mane Price said...

Definitely some joints on that 'tape.

Hus G. Rap gotta be the only track we've heard from Harsh Reality.

hotbox said...

this is cool I like C-Murder's "Cluckers" more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ehh2M8M7jU

Si Mane Price said...

C-Murder gets bonus points for getting a revamped version of the beat

rym snitch said...

Husalah could've made the biggest conscious (but street) rap album if he wanted during the mid 00s, it's ridiculous the kind of deep lines he was coming out with and then going back into brag rap

d said...

This is great, Nore was saying Ice looked out for him early on/was his fav OG in his podcast, wonder if this was him saying thanks.

I found this one w a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J7nZYa3ss8

while tryna find this on whosampled:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4syhm-K7_M

also Games done like 4 versions one of which is a Sean Kingston song lol

Si Mane Price said...

Frigging Game never there.

d said...

Dunno if theres anything more valueless than a nod from Game.

Andrew Barber said...

you guys forgot Master Percy remade "6 N Tha Mornin" -- had a video for it and everything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk4OdbDkbDI

Si Mane Price said...

I never saw that video before! 👍

Andrew Barber said...

FUN FACT: on the same album, Silkk covered NWA's "Express Yourself" and the video is even more ridiculous

Si Mane Price said...

😄

d said...

Lads speaking of which did anyone get tricked into buying this bullshit the Express Yourself cover is from thinking it was the og like me

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Outta_Compton:_N.W.A_10th_Anniversary_Tribute

like look at that cover, if you were a kid round that time what would you think it was? I was biased against the name Gangsta Dresta for yrs thinking it meant bootleg Dre

Si Mane Price said...

Damn, homie.

S/O to Ms. Kane from Legit Ballaz version of I Ain't The One though.

Andrew Barber said...

forgot to link this LOOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_UyhjU70bE

Si Mane Price said...

Some prime Bowler hat wearing goin' down in that video.

Andrew Barber said...

@ d -- yes i remember this. it was another terrible priority records cash in on the NWA catalog. They had many.

as if they weren't making enough money from percy in 98

d said...

Im with Ms Kanes one cos it follows the golden rule of rap covers - flip the lyrics enough so its not rly a cover at all. These hamchilds took it one step further n not only used the same words they remade the beats smh, at least Snoop had the decency to use new instrumentals on each of his 8000 covers. Im shocked Snoop didnt rerelease this shitshow when he had that job @ Priority in the mid 00s.

Got a soft spot for Spice 1s Sucker MCs cover though but thats prob just cos that beats good in any context.

Si Mane Price said...

Snoop's liner note/song breakdowns on them remastered Priority reissues of Strictly Business and Ghetto D were the best music writing of the late '00s.

d said...

Snoop coulda had a class column or something, hes always dropping references to rare shit n remembers the words to all the records Nardwuar hands him. Him mentioning Jimmy Spicer on a talk show recently also explains that weird accent he does a lot.

I know they were on the same label but it was cool seeing him talk up Young Bleed on GGN.

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