Saturday 30 January 2016

Generic list post: january 2016

Obligatory wrap-up post of those songs I've played most during the month when rap went from Invasion Of The Flat Booty Bitches to Invasion Of The Flat-Earth Truthers.

Had fun posting about everything from Grand Puba deep cuts to U.K handbag-house classix to David Bowie giving his blessing to Suga Free's most hateful song to Only Fools & Horses back tattoos to the best slaps of the past half-decade this month. Had WAY more fun away from t'internet blastin' these songs, though. Hat tip to RMH for the BallGreezy track - who'd a thunk Waviness woulda been splashin' up on the Miami strip club circuit back in 2007?

Melle Mel - Westwood freestyle (1994)
BallGreezy - Shone (2007)
AV LMKR - Money Dance (2015)
Lil' Yase & Yatta - Get It In (2015)
Nef The Pharaoh - No Masturbation (2015)
Nef The Pharaoh ft. Philthy Rich - #Saydaat (2016)
Ka - Delaney Card (2016)
Boosie - Forgive Me Being Lost (2016)
Boosie - Smile To Keep From Crying (2016)
HotStylz - TONIK (The Only N*gga I Know) (2016)
Colonel Loud ft. Too $hort, Snoop & Ricco Barrino - California (remix) (2016)
Jacquees - Know You (2016)
Dami Bones ft. Kamo, Prince & Notch - Da Beat (2015)
Kwamz & Flava - Take Over (2016)
Popcaan - Wicked Man Thing (2015)
Popcaan - Tight Pussy Wine (2016)
Spice - Sight & Wine (2016)

Other notables: also really dug Devils Team by Nef & The Pharaoh & Mozzy; woulda dug Mozzy's Be Here if it weren't for the cack hook which sounds like it's been copy & pasted in from another song entirely; ditto Candy Red by Slim 400 et al; waitin' to dig Ezale's Day One but it still only exists as an Instagram snippet.


Queezy said...

Needs more Boosie

L.A said...

Some gems here lid.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Nef & Cardo's Big Chang Chang too.

Drew said...

No love for Ka's "30 Keys"?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

It's okay.


Jacquees mixtape is v good

David said...

how are you just now hearing "Shone" smh

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The same way you never heard any Max until he was locked up.

I wonder if there was any overlapping influence with Shone since Byrd Gang were always up in Miami back in 2007? Maybe Max and BallGreezy just did the same drugs in the same clubs and both caught THE WAVE?

David said...

lol i heard max before he was locked up, i just never kept up w/ him

David said...

shone is a part of the vibe/jook wave that took hold in mia back when, see also
Grind Mode - She's So Fly (She's So High) (one of those rare radio edit > original mixes)

Chaos (of Grind Mode) - Vibe With You

Natural - I'm Tore Up

Blackpaint - Throw It Back

then migrating north to atl via:

Stuey Rock - Nymphomaniac

Shawty Redd - Drifter

Young Dro - All That Money

drifter of course resulting in sexual seduction

this scene still kinda exists afaik, i posted Bonez "Round She Go" on fader back when / and you can still find all these sped up versions of rap records that they play at this tempo online

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Ah I did notice a few sped up versions of Shone when I was on YouTube.

Never heard any of these Miami songs before. Nice.

SE said...

Man y'all snapped on each other. Ain't no spat like a rap blogger spat!

Oddly enough, Ballgreezy is currently being managed by Jim Jones. Only God knows if he'll eventually write bitter songs about bumping uglies with Chrissy Lampkin.

SE said...

Also never knew there was a video for "She's So Fly/I'm So High!" Tho I must admit I prefer the original version.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I might have a listen to the album Shone comes from.