Thursday, 2 August 2018

Gab Gotcha

Another lo-fi late 80's demo proving Mac Dre had that magical X Factor™ before he ever appeared on wax.
Apparently: Mac Dre & DJ Cee's last demo tape with Studio Ton which The MAC then passed onto Khayree.
Definitely: eight minutes of Dre gabbin' game over Whodini's Friends as Cee cuts up The J.B's The Grunt.
Possibly: year zero for Oakland rappers goin' in over classic Larry Smith productions?

"Cold, bold, 19 years old
With a brain full of game to be sold"

Mac Dre & DJ Cee - Donkey Ain't Free
(From Studio Ton demo sessions; $20 an hour in 1989)

If this shit occasionally sounds like a dummy run for Da Gift To Gab (various lyrics here later resurfaced on there, which explains why Dre said he was 19 years old on that song when he would have been in his early 20s by 1991), then it also doubles as a graveyard for so many people involved in its making: Mac Dre, DJ Cee, The MAC, Larry Smith, and various members of The J.B's. Life's a bitch and Benny Blanco is tryna put a ring on her?

Damn, this shit slaps so cold on my £30 ALDI boombox.


GGGGGG said...

Mac Dre was sick

James said...

Doin' it like a porno star, hittin' in your box or in your car

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

So, the official title of this one is Donkey Ain't Free

noz said...

mac dre is not from oakland

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

He was born in Oakland and moved to Vallejo.

Ain't gonna lie, though - I do find NorCal geography confusing as fuck.