Sunday 15 March 2015

Generic list post: Queens is king of the deepest of deep cuts

Vaults on vaults on vaults, dunn! But don't just take my word for it, peep this list of tracks which didn't come out officially back when they were supposed to come out officially.

Run D.M.C. - Slow And Low (1983 or 1984)
Super Kids (Tragedy & Hot Day) - Stunt Of The Block (1986)
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Enter The Dragon (1989)
LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop (1991 or 1992)
Nas - Life Is Like A Dice Game (1992 or 1993)
Nas ft. Biz Markie & AZ - Understanding (1993)
The Beatnuts - 40 Oz (1994)
The Beatnuts - Sandwiches Pt 2 (1994)
Kamakazee ft. Nas & Cormega - On The Real (1994 or 1995)
Akinyele & Kool G. Rap - Break A Bitch Neck (1995)
Akinyele - In The World (O.G version) (1995)
Large Professor - Get Off The Bullshit (1995)
Mobb Deep ft. Tragedy Khadafi - First Day Of Spring (1996)
The Firm - La Familia (O.G version) (1996)
The Beatnuts - Robbed Stole (1997)
Cormega - Dead Man Walking (1997)
Cormega ft. Mobb Deep - Killaz Theme (1997)
Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Tragedy Khadafi & Nas - Calm Down (1997)
Noreaga - Married To Marijuana (1998)
Canibus ft. Rakim - I'll Bust 'Em, You Punish 'Em (O.G version) (1998)
50 Cent - Corner Bodeaga (1999)
50 Cent - Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me) (1999)
Mobb Deep - Avirex (1999)
Havoc ft. 50 Cent & Big Noyd - Bump That (remix) (2002)
Blaq Poet - Poet's Comin' (2003)
Mobb Deep ft. 50 Cent - Pearly Gates (Uncensored) (2006)
Prodigy - Raining Guns And Shanks (2007)
Nicki Minaj - I Get Crazy (O.G version) (2009)

Probably best to forget A Tribe Called Quest's Georgie Porgie, eh?


Krisch said...

Great list, but what about that Canibus track, he isn't from Queens, is he?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Hmmm. I always thought he was from Queens.

Provide evidence to the contrary so I can edit this and replace that song with Rotten Apple by Royal Flush.

Mel Gibsthun said...

Replace it anyway. Royal Flush is light-years ahead of Canibus due to at one point having an Aussie sheila named Blue managing him and the fact that he's never felt the need to rap about aliens.

Fidget said...

Need a comp of this list

L.A said...

Fidget said...
Need a comp of this list


Unknown said...

I'm The Authenic by PHD's another good one that should be on here.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That doesn't count since it came out officially on Tuff City in the year it was recorded.

Thinkin' about it, I guess Rotten Apple by Royal Flush wouldn't count either because Blunt released it officially and then the sample clearance case happened.

SE said...

Got damn, I had no idea Tragedy and Hot Day had a group. Sounds like he's barely entered puberty, tho he would've been about 15 at the time.

SE said...

Young Westwood on "Slow and Low!"

Catfish said...

There's so many great Mobb Deep songs that fit into this category.

Original version of "Temperature's Rising" >>>>>>

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Super Kids actually released a couple of official singles back then too:

The Tragedy (Don't Do It) (1986)

Live At Hip Hop USA/Go Queensbridge (1987)

Westwood played some great unrealeased Tragedy cuts in 1993 including a track called Adolescents At War that was incredible. Still waitin' on him to release that one properly.

Krisch said...

I always thought Canibus was from New Jersey. Searching for evidence I found out he's from everywhere: Kingston, NY, NJ, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Buffalo, London...

Krisch said...

Rotten Apple was only a promo 12". The same way Calm Down, Married To Marijuana and Dead Man Walking were released as promos.

SpaceGhostPurrpGuy said...

Pretty sure "Pearly Gates" might be the only worthwhile thing Exile's ever done, but what a thing to do.

H.L. said...

"Pearly Gates" was the silver lining of the Blood Money album.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I liked Put 'Em In Their Place too.

Ray Garraty said...!UsAmnJbA!edMZ4TRFDlQORf3vkWUG76pX3vwLBqr1xd0F3sX9MRQ

the last one

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Shit, I forgot I did this one!