Tuesday 1 October 2019

Mighty Mike Tyson (no Spoonie Gee)

Heard by Seldon but seldom heard before, here's one for youz hardened 2Pac stans: the O.G version of that track he recorded for Mike Tyson to use as his entrance music for the infamous Bruce Seldon fight on September 7th 1996. There's been a couple of remixes of this which have emerged over the years, but this is the original mix with the beat which later got resold to Spice 1. Presumably the TruPac fanboy equivalent of Martin Shkreli finally got his hands on this and then leaked it a couple of days ago.

"All they see is black venom then my silhouette
Just watch the fear reappear in they eyes when I hit the set
Oh no, 2Pac wit' team Tyson, Seldon was seldom seen
Iron Mike cut his head like a guillotine"

2Pac - Letz Get It On (Ready 2 Rumble) (O.G version)
(2Pac's last recording session; september 6th 1996/the internet; 2019)

Sux that 2Pac died and we never got an Evander Holyfield response to this. Obviously it'd be produced by one of the Bad Boy Hitmen with lyrics penned by Biggie and ad libs from Puffy.

Added this to my 2010's golden oldies playlists of old tracks which have emerged this decade.


Andrew Barber said...

you already know this hit my YouTube recommends as soon as it hit the net. Dope to hear, but it's still the inferior version of "Let's get it on, let's fight"


Makaveli & Dillinger EP FTW

Yohan said...

Any idea where to find the mp3?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

MP3 here.

Don't get it twisted, though - the G.O.A.T Tyson ring entrance is the 1995 "He's Back!" fight where he came out to Redman's Time 4 Sum Aksion.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I'm drawing a blank on which fight it was when Tyson had the Hot Boys come perform in the ring during his entrance.

Yohan said...

Although I know frighteningly little about wrestling, I'm kinda partial to Three 6 Mafia's live rendition of Some Bodies Gonna Get It at some wrestlers entrance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThfVvz-h-Lw

D said...

Been on a real unreleased Tupac tear lately n this was welcome.

Bye this has bugged me for ages -whos flow is Spice 1 doing in that somg, swear it's v specific homage? Kinda like early Messy Marv but don't think that's it.

"had the Hot Boys come perform in the ring during"

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

It's gotta be one of Tyson's fights from 1999. I'll find it tomorrow.

L.A said...

This is quite something!!

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

There must be one crazy TruPac stan who genuinely thinks Evander Holyfield put the hit on 2Pac in revenge for this track.

It woz Holyfield wot done it!