Thursday, 23 June 2022

Born To Audiomack: Five N.Y Twelves

Here at The Martorialist we keep a stylus pen like a fiend keep a pipe with him, so here's another quick quinary of quality playlist. Revisiting Big Scoob's early 2000's singles has got me in the mood for some personal classic New York 12" singles, thus here's five songs I love like RZA & Kool G. Rap loved Cakes. Cool thing about this era of New York Rap is that everybody who was deep in them record racks and up on them webstores experienced shit differently, and so songs like Missin' Linx's Can't Be Stop or Lord Sear's Ya Mouth Stink might not have entered your orbit but they're both 5 Star General choonz to me.

1. Phil Blunts - On The Attack (1996)
2. Consequence - Rock N Roll (1997)
3. Blahzay Blahzay - Ice Grillz (2000)
4. B-1 ft. Large Professor - Put Yo' Self In My Place (2000)
5. Ayatollah ft. Rakim - A Cold Feeling (2002)

1. Phil Blunts' Yonkers classic On The Attack which should be a proper New York classic. N.Y drama-core that's so good it can make me overlook Phil's very #problematic line about rape.

2. Had a soft spot for Consequence ever since I heard Rock N Roll. Alongside ATCQ's The Jam, this is one of the best examples of late 90s clip-clop Dilla production imho.

3. Not a lotta people know this, but the second best song Blahzay Blahzay & P.F. Cuttin' ever recorded is Ice Grillz. Some mean-muggin' Brooklyn winter warz Rap.

4. B-1 is best known for his guest spots on Kool G. Rap's 4, 5, 6 album and his two singles on Rawkus Records, but for Q.B connoisseurs his true Dunn-Rap hall of fame tune is Put Yo' Self In My Place.

5. There were only two good things to come from Rakim's tenure with Aftermath Records: the Truth Hurts song he guested on and the Ayatollah banger A Cold Feeling. Supposedly recorded for The Wash soundtrack, it woulda sounded perfect on Kay Slay's first compilation.



Spartan said...

Forgotten just how dope that Blahzay Blahzay track is.

Addiction was one of my fave jams during that time when everybody seemed to sampling world music.

Cheers for the link!

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Never forget Erick Sermon & Redman's React and Timbaland & Magoo's Indian Flute.

Dank said...

Punjabi MC and Jay-Z too lol.

Spartan said...

D'oh! Meant Addicted.

Think Guru's Destiny Is Calling and East Flatbush Project's Tried By Twelve were the earliest examples I heard of rap music going Andy Kershaw.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

😆 Kershaw-core should definitely be the official name.

Coldcut's Paid In Full remix gotta be the genesis.

L.A said...

Appreciate this.

Anonymous said...

B-1 should have dropped an album.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I quite like the fact that he only has a handful of singles to his name.