Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Late pass! Dre Day part 2084

Mac Dre - Doin' What I Do
(From Mac Dre's The Name album; 2001)



Every year I come across a couple of Mac Dre songs I'd previously slept on and 2020 is no different; first there was the acoustic version of Times R Gettin' Crazy and now there's this hubba knock from that dodgy Mac Dre's The Name album. Ain't gon' lie, first time I heard this song I sat there sweatin' bullets expecting an uncredited guest verse from some Gilligan pill-carrier like BA or Miami The Most to spoil it. Praise the Lord - Hallelujah for some uninterrupted guerilla gurp from Furl Hawaiianshirt.

24 comments:

Bofa said...

This song was in Treal TV I think.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Live performance featuring snowbunnies.

Jmil843 said...

I love Mac Dre for that same reason you wrote. Any other keepers on that album for you?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

There's a buncha annoying guest verses on damn near every other song unfortunately. Half of them uncredited which is even more annoying.

Grant Cohn said...

It's the soundtrack for Mac Dre's remote-control boat donuts. https://youtu.be/tyWNtOVXNmk?t=75

Ben said...

Besides Young Black Brotha I don't think I've ever heard a Mac Dre album in its entirety cause it seems like a daunting task to find the good albums. Does he have any good front to back albums besides Young Black Brotha cause I love that one.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Thanx, Grant ๐Ÿ˜„

Ben, I'd go for Ronald Dregan because it's his most consistent later album imho. And if you favour Dre over Khayree beats then the Musical Life Of Mac Dre Vol 3: 1996 - 1998 compilation has some of my fave late 90s Dre songs.

Young Black Brotha - The Album is sick for sure, but even that's missing a few essential songs from his 3 early EP's. For example, Mac Dre's The Name and Livin' A Mac's Life from his first EP really shoulda been on there.

d said...

What's wrong w BA? Aside from being a tout obv, snitching isn't cool. always liked his features from this era when every other person from the bay incl Yukmouth had this weird shouty flow where it was like every sentence ended w a question mark

Went nuts last yr tryna be a Mac Dre completionist n this was on my 2000-01 playlist for sure.

Stupid doo dumb, heart of a gangsta n Al boo boo are my favs I think, the YBB album is missing way too many imo the ones you mentioned plus 93 n it don't stop. The khayree comp is a way better shout for sure

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Sleep Dank >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BA

Another reason why I like Ronald Dregan is the distinct lack of guests on there.

Anonymous said...

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Kelvin Mack10zie said...

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Anonymous said...

I think Shakin the Feds is a dope song off this same album

d said...

On a different 3xkraxy note, agerman has been exclusively making Christian rap since the late 00s n some of it kinda slaps sorta knocks

d said...

Gotta be said the likes of them romper room comps, Collab albums etc are kinda worthless cos of the weed carriers. I love PSD tho, way better rat rapper

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Dre, Dubee & PSD made a good trio on that Cutthoat Committee Turf Buccaneers album tbf.

J-Diggs finally paid penance for all his unnecessary guest spots on Dre songs with that amazing What Would Dre Say song.

Yohan said...

That DJ Vlad interview with J-Diggs from I think last year was kinda nice. Also E-40 spoke on Mac Dre and why they stayed out of each others way on his channel. I'll always listen when it's Mac Dre related. I think Vlad's had the entire Bay Area on his YT by now.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Since Vlad and A-Wax have squashed their beef, he should have 'Wax go on there and talk shit. It'd surely be more entertaining than 'Wax's recent music.

Yohan said...

^ That wouldn't be too difficult indeed. Seeing as Vlad often has relatively obscure artists on there, I wouldn't bet against A-Wax showing up one day.

A-Wax bringing out the paperwork on Husalah (is this beef ever going to die?) would be golden.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Lest we forget Vlad initially played a key role in the A-Wax vs. Husalah beef.

Johnny Rap said...

J-Diggs' Rompaugraphy 1, 2 and 3 is the best J-Diggs (or anyone else) has ever done for Mac Dre.

https://youtu.be/fEmYzKIsRME

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

What Would Dre Say is a more fun song, though. Diggs got Dre's tone just right and it genuinely sounded like he'd found a lost notepad of Dre's lyrics.

The same goes for Husalah's Bad Young Thang.

Johnny Rap said...

Nef The Pharaoh is still trying to be Dre.
https://youtu.be/sdhBOXO88yA

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Thought that was Ezale with him for a split second there ๐Ÿ˜„

Smell Rell said...

This is fire.