Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Generic list post: 2015 late pass edition

Annual list of great rap songs I either discovered this year or finally had an epiphany with. Let's quickly gloss over the fact that I've paid money for MP3s by SPM and Big Lurch during the past 12 months and get to the geographical nitty gritty: northern California seems to have the most fruitful back catalogue in rap according to my current tastes, whilst the year's biggest surprise was finding a handful of gems hailing outta the tri-state area because I'd become stupid enough to think I'd heard every notable N.Y rap song made between 1979 and 2015; being proven wrong has never felt so right.

Rated X - Rated X Is 2 (1990)
Coolio (Da Unda Dogg) - Jackin' (1991)
Greyson & Jasun ft. Slick Rick - Get Bizzy (1991)
The Bomb Squad ft. Billy Loose Screws - Illegal Shit (1992)
Latino Velvet - Raza Park (1997)
AZ ft. Jermaine Dupri - Rock Me (Hey AZ So So Def Mix) (1998)
Jiggs & Cheeks - Hustle Til I Die (1999)
Tim Trees - Bank Roll (2000)
SPM ft. Baby Beesh - Oh My My (2000)
Slimm Calhoun - Characters (2001)
Rosco P. Coldchain - I Can't Help (2003)
N.O.R.E & Peedi Crakk - N*gga Rican (2004)
J.Stalin - Pop My Collar (2005)
Birdman - Neighborhood Superstars (2006)
Bailey & J. Valentine - Go Dumb (I'm Sprung Bay Area remix) (2006)
3 Deep - Say What I Wanna Say (2008)
HD Of Bearfaced - Payday (2010)
Alley Boy ft. Ty Dolla $ign - RNGM (2013)
Junglepussy - Bling Bling (2014)
Nef The Pharaoh - Bitch I'm From Vallejo (2014)
Fetty Wap ft. Monty - 679 (2014)

By my calculations, I discovered 8 songs from this list via people on the internet so you're my dawg 4 life if you were 1 of them.


Unknown said...

Did Jigg's and Cheeks ever put anything else out besides The Don cause that album is classic.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Not that I know of.

Anyone know where the sample from Hustle Til I Die comes from?

Yeldarb said...

"RNGM" is so wavy

RobbyRav said...

I remembver cringing when I heard "Nigga Rican" on the radio as a teen. lmao.

Bling Bling is soooo catch, really proud of Junglepussy. and 679 is special.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I was completely oblivious to the existence of N*gga Rican until Drake put me onto it when we were compiling our Latino rap compilation. Apparently Just Blaze resold the beat to Nick Cannon. 💨

Anonymous said...

LOX jawn is so hard

Bradley Susumu said...

:( to the non P-Dice version of "679", loved his melody on his rap and his voice was a nice contrast from Monty's. Though the 2 verse version is better than having to hear a 2nd Fetty Rap.

RobbyRav said...

Holy crap at the Nick Cannon story. And D. Drake is my guy! Still amazed that anyone outside of NYC has heard NIgga RIcan's in my "Things New Yorkers Probably Made Up" with NORE's attempt at reggaeton stardom. (Oye Mi Canto remix is legendary, though)

Piff said...

Need a zip of these

stephengyorgy said...

RNGM is great despite sounding like it was produced by regrettable blog-mans RATATAT.

2013 was a hot year for Alley Boy, "Long Haul" w Gates and Lito off that tape was solid as well. He really grounds "singin-ass" rappers nicely. Ballast Boy.

SE said...

The real story here is RobbyRav hearing "Niggarican" on the radio!

El Guapo said...

Played nothing as often as "Fam-Lay - Money Makin Trick ft. Project Pat (2011)" this year. Great song, one of those you can put on repeat while driving.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Good choice.

I think the only thing Fam-Lay did this year was his verse on that long-arse Lupe Fiasco song.