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3 hours ago, Graham S said:

Mike D tells a story about when they were recording Hello Nasty. Biz buzzed the intercom. “I’ll be right up”. “We didn’t see him for another year”. 


This is a nice tribute:

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beastie-boys-mike-d-remembers-biz-markie-1198633/?fbclid=IwAR1bSZN32P800G_ESzP2S3L-4fX1cWMSyzYadaGRWyIdZnVD7m_-awp3h-g

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@esar Many years ago now, but didn’t I meet up with you at a Biz Markie & Roxanne Shante gig up here in Glasgow? I remember he was bashing the mic off his head during one of his beatbox routines. Complete entertainer. Pretty sure he had a DJ set in amongst the MCing and beatboxing.

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10 minutes ago, Calashnikov said:

@esar Many years ago now, but didn’t I meet up with you at a Biz Markie & Roxanne Shante gig up here in Glasgow? I remember he was bashing the mic off his head during one of his beatbox routines. Complete entertainer. Pretty sure he had a DJ set in amongst the MCing and beatboxing.


YO! I just found a live recording of this gig! :D 

 

https://m.mixcloud.com/scratchsince96/biz-28406-glasgow-live-full-recording/

 

April 2006! :blah:
 

EDIT: Unfortunately it’s all glitched out, fucked up, and impossible to hear. Maybe the mic broke on Biz’s head?

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2 hours ago, Calashnikov said:


YO! I just found a live recording of this gig! :D 

 

https://m.mixcloud.com/scratchsince96/biz-28406-glasgow-live-full-recording/

 

April 2006! :blah:
 

EDIT: Unfortunately it’s all glitched out, fucked up, and impossible to hear. Maybe the mic broke on Biz’s head?

 

Oh shit, I totally forgot we saw Biz, I only have memories of Kool Keith from that weekend :D Wow, 2006! I need to visit Scotland again!

 

I remember seeing Biz dj at the Dedbeat Festival, he just cut up 2 copies of Ultimate Breaks and Beats and rapped over the top, sloppy as fuck but pure hip hop.

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This be Fresh but gives me serious mid-2000s backpacker underground / street cypher vibes. I was looking for more stuff by producer BP and found this. Not for everyone’s tastes but his production gives me mostly Snowgoons and Stoupe kinda vibes. 
 

 

I was inspired to hear more of his work by this nice producer EP “The Supreme Seven” that he dropped last year with guest spots from Crook, Ras Kass, Tragedy Khadafi, RJ Payne and Nature. 
 

 

I love the overblown production and the Django Unchained sample. 

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Nice. Django though, don't let Tarantino make you think otherwise :D

 

EDIT: PS, that Chester P EP is up on streaming services now. Hunter Grymes is 😍

 

 

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Ah yeah I remember you mentioned that EP recently. And then I recall him saying that he was gonna be handling most of the production on it. So I figured it may end up quite experimental and from the sounds of that track I feel that may be the case. Looking forward to checking the EP. 
 

 

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11 hours ago, Camel said:

 


Guy’s just on another fucking level. The fact this guy isn’t mentioned in the same breaths as Nas, Rakim and BIG kinda blows my mind. Heads be sleeeeeping. 

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Just looking over my favourite albums from the 2010s and it is absolutely dominated by stuff from 2010-2015. Anyone want to share your favourite albums from the latter half of the decade? 

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2015-2019, from going through my end of year mixes..

 

Lil Ugly Mane - Third Side of Tape/Oblivion Access

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside/Some Rap Songs

Travis Scott - Rodeo

Ka - Honor Killed the Samurai

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade

A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

Westside Gunn - Flygod (from the days before I got absolutely sick of hearing this guy's voice and patter)

Denzel Curry - Impreial/TA13BOO

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy/Igor

DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - Kaos

Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything's Fine

Quelle Chris - Guns

Pusha T - Daytona

Playboi Carti - Die Lit

Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

Mach-Hommy - The GAT

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

JPEGMAFIA - Veteran/All My Heroes Are Cornballs

clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood/Visions of Bodies Being Burned

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Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

AJ Munson - Cigarettes and Coffee

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here …

Bronx Slang - Bronx Slang

Masta Ace - A Breukelen Story

Ronnie Bosh - All People Expect

Ocean Wisdom - Chaos 93

Alien Grey - The Sentimental Alien

Czarface - all of it …

OC - Same Moon Same Sun

OC & Apathy - Perestroika

Homeboy Sandman & Edan - Humble Pi

Jay Royale - The Ivory Stoop

OC & PF Cuttin - Opium

Blacastan & Stu Bangas - The Uncanny Adventures

Marlowe - Marlowe

Chester P - P.A.S.T

 

 

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18 hours ago, Camel said:

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid

AJ Munson - Cigarettes and Coffee

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here …

Bronx Slang - Bronx Slang

Masta Ace - A Breukelen Story

Ronnie Bosh - All People Expect

Ocean Wisdom - Chaos 93

Alien Grey - The Sentimental Alien

Czarface - all of it …

OC - Same Moon Same Sun

OC & Apathy - Perestroika

Homeboy Sandman & Edan - Humble Pi

Jay Royale - The Ivory Stoop

OC & PF Cuttin - Opium

Blacastan & Stu Bangas - The Uncanny Adventures

Marlowe - Marlowe

Chester P - P.A.S.T

 

 


I mean, you gave me a good heads up on PAST, and even though I’d probably have come across it myself eventually, I appreciate that and could tell we had some stuff in common with taste in music so I’ll try and check as much of your list as possible. 
 

Straight away, i did not know Apathy and OC had an album, and I’m pretty sure that will be well worth a listen. Apathy has dropped plenty stuff I enjoyed so I’ll definitely check this. 
 

i also didn’t know Ronnie Bosh had a solo project so thanks for that! 
 

Otherwise I was aware of/already enjoyed a lot of that but there’s still a few beyond that I don’t recognise! 
 

i enjoyed Breukelen Story by Masta Ace but also enjoyed his 2016 release The Falling Season, if you haven’t heard it, worth a listen. 
 


 

 

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Yeah I didn’t really get on with The Falling Season. Not sure why. I like most of Ace’s albums but I didn’t feel that one as much.

 

There’s a Verbz and Pitch 92 album coming out which I think is going to be special. That Calling Me Back single is one of the best UK tracks I’ve heard in a while. Edit: sadly this doesn’t seem to be the case at all, although I think Verbz has a track on the new Pitch 92 album that’s coming out :(

 

Edit edit: and here it is

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Camel said:

Yeah I didn’t really get on with The Falling Season. Not sure why. I like most of Ace’s albums but I didn’t feel that one as much.

 

There’s a Verbz and Pitch 92 album coming out which I think is going to be special. That Calling Me Back single is one of the best UK tracks I’ve heard in a while. Edit: sadly this doesn’t seem to be the case at all, although I think Verbz has a track on the new Pitch 92 album that’s coming out :(

 

Edit edit: and here it is

 

 

 

 


Ah yeah I really like that too. I’m pretty new to Verbz in all honesty, I need to properly check out more of his stuff. 
 

I literally didn’t listen to any music since like Eminem - Recovery, so I’m playing a decade of catch up over the last 6 months. 
 

That feels kinda good to me, I’ve got a lot to catch up on, but so much I am instantly turned away from dur to autotune.   I remember hearing Kanye’s 808 and then a bunch of Lil Wayne stuff, dismissing it as a fad, and here we are like 10 years later (or more) and it’s… everywhere.

 

Even to me when I hear Kendrick or Freddie Gibbs, Joyner Lucas, I notice it. It puts me off.  Even if there’s some talent in there. I feel a total disconnect to a lot of stuff.

 

I’ve spent a lot of the last couple of months going through lists of best albums of the decade and all it’s done it send me further into my underground rabbit hole.
 

The UK sound feels more authentic to me, especially like High Focus stuff as opposed to Dave and Stormzy (grime and drill in my eyes, not really hiphop). 
 

Having said all of the, I’ve also found lots of great stuff I didn’t know existed. Even if I’ve delved back into the late 90s and 2000s to find lots of it.


I do remember this place being such a vibrant hub of hiphop enthusiasm. You guys put me onto stuff 15 years ago I’d never have found otherwise. It’s sad to see the thread is only busy when yet another legend passed away. Sure it’s been a bad year but I’m trying to stay positive.

 

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