Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The ravediggaz

It appears the araabMUZIK aesthetic of hittin' up nasty old Euro-rave choonz for Dipset to rap over has permeated the digital crates of actual Harlem producers for the neighbourhood's perennial mixtape stooges if Back To Rap by Fat Cat Pauly is anything to go by. The nasty old Euro-rave choon in question here is a live version of Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation, and, oh my lord, Back To Rap goes hella hard in the U.V paint thanks to it :

Fat Cat Pauly - Back To Rap (2011)

If this were the nineties Back To Rap would've been a 12" or cassette single that only Harlemites and J-Zone would give a fuck about, or had it come out during the last decade it would've been on a Fatman Scoop hosted mixtape beloved of Harlemites and 8 dudes on SOHH.com, but since we now reside in the year 2011, what started out as a as a banger lost on the latter half of some Kay Slay mixtape last summer became an abridged video single on Youtube back in january with a fanbase consisting of Harlemites and, um, me. That's progress for you, apparently.

Speaking of Uptown thug rappers with a penchant for bucket hats and referring to themselves as wolves, I bring you this slightly dubious claim from the thanks list of the Blood On My Money CD Azie put out to try and capitalise off the new lease of infamy Paid In Full & the Game Over documentary brought him, and its title track which is the album's second best song :

Azie & Mobstyle - Blood On My Money
(From Blood On My Money; 2003)

Honestly, if that Harmony Korine testtubed little twerp Mac Miller were to excrete a cover version of Thou Shalt Not Kill by Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip (AKA the most excruciating song ever made) I'd probably jam the living hell out of it if he mentioned Rich, Alpo and Fritz on there, so one of Azie's neighbourhood pals doing just that over the sort of crudely dope production that's eerily similar to the default sound of much of Tony Yayo's solo material over the past year or so is basically a 4 minute and 45 seconds eargasm for your author. The Mobstyle 2.0 of '03 were still helmed by Azie but Gangsta Lou and Whip Wop had been replaced by a of weed carriers and Pretty Tone Capone only appears on one song which, alas, is less Case Dismissed and more might-give-this-one-a-miss. Puzzingly, the guy who raps on this song goes by the name of Shiesty but his picture doesn't feature in the CD inlay with the rest of the nu-Mobstyle congregation even though he raps on four other songs on the album :

Ayo Shiesty - you'ze a good kid, do some rapping and then go to the store and get us some Dutches, B.


H.L. said...

Mobstyle released music in 2003? What's the most recent project they did?

done said...

You and J-Zone's inner gs are synched up cuddy, I just read a great rundown he did on Mobstyle over at Ego Trip.

Speaking of turn of millenium NY radio DJ tapes, I just copped (along with shit like the 2nd Madd Circle album, Black Rob's debut and the Hoodlum Soundtrack, which was fairly astonishing for a shit small-town pawnshop) Flex's Vol 3 tape today, which he damn-near ruins with the incessant "im a real dj" spinbacks. Why you hafta play me like that Flex?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Yeah, a proper CD. The Black Cadillac joint from it made some noise on mixtapes.

Last song Azie/Mobstyle did was The 80s a few years back which coincided with the release of his Game Over book. There's an MP3 of it in this post I dropped last year.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Read and replied to it, Done.

Yeah, I fucking despise spinbacks. Give me Clue, Doo Wop or Kay Slay yabbering on a track than Flex or Primo or whoever spinning the intros to songs back over and over.

done said...

Ah yeah Primo. Got that New York Reality Check 101 after Drew Huge talked it up in HHC and that nonsense pretty much made it a write-off.

Drops often add something unique to a song but all that shit does is make me hate the opening bars, or first verse in Flex's case: You think its all over with then- NEEDLE SCRATCH

done said...

Just remembered Weezy and Game swaggerjacked this recently. This one is actually good though.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That Primo comp' was always pretty overrated to me other than Head Over Wheels, Metal Thangs and Properties Of Steel, and even then Street Smartz and Don had better cuts than those.

Mr Bozack said...

Pal Joey Crack
Frankie Bumpy Knuckles
Carl Lox
Keith E E Guru Josh
The, er, Prodigy

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Lil' Louis Logic
Judge Juelz Santana
Paul Oaken my money don't jiggle jiggle, it fold

done said...

Lisa Lash Crew
A Tribe Called Gerald
Daft Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down

Anonymous said...

sheisty is dead. R.I.P