Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"All I Want To Know Is Where The Party At"

Every hip hop artist has to have there party cut. The track that talks bout the rugged house party where they smoke blunts and get pissy drunk and of course the ass whooping of the night. Someone always has to get the shit kicked out of them at a party. The 3 tracks I’m putting up today are the party jams.

1. Biggie - Party and Bullshit
This track was Biggies first solo cut. He dropped this right after he jumped on Mary J's, "Real Love - Remix" and "Whats the 411". It was on the soundtrack to Who's The Man. Right after this he dropped his album Ready to Die. This joint is a typical house party in the BK. Blunts, bitches, "getting pissy drunk" and wilding out. A good fucking time.

2. Thirstin' Howl III - I Bust The Shots That Stop The Party
Now this track takes a little different angle. This shows how BK cats end the party (or just straight crash that shit). Homes is talking bout running up in the party snatching chains and poppin shots off into the crowd. I guess there aint no party like a Brooklyn party. Thirstin’ was a member of the Lo-Lifes, a crew that stole thousands of dollars in merchandise and always decked out in Polo clothes. He came from poverty and robbery, to start making his own tracks, becoming an emcee, and putting out his own releases on his own label.

3. Shyheim - Party's Goin On
This is a rugged track from youngin, Shyheim AKA The Rugged Child. Shyheim was a little kid when his first album dropped. He is also a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. This joint talks bout a little kids take on a party. Homes all gets ready to go and when he tries to get into it he gets turned down at the door cause he a still a shorty. RNS did the production on this, I think. He did most of the cuts off the album. The beat is dope. Real laid back with that trademark Wu chorus. Drums hit nice and hard and when the beat boxing comes in shit is rugged.

4. Ghostface Killa - The After Party ft. Method Man
This is the tightest track I got in a minute. This was on Method Mans latest flop, Tical 0: The Prequel. This track is all about the next day after a party. Waking up and finding your crib all fucked up and trying to find where your trees went and all that goodness. The beat is disgusting. I got this track on a white label last year and I must have bumped this shit for 5 weeks everyday.

5. M.F. Grimm - Get Down
This is the hottest track i put up today. Here is his bio off G.M.Grim.com
Born and raised in Manhattan, MF Grimm's name has been buzzing around the NYC hiphop circuit since the early 90s. Then known The Grimm Reaper, he was one half of "The Gravediggaz" (not to be confused with Wu-Tang's spin-off group with the same name). Grimm and his DJ, Roc Raida (of the X-ecutioners), reeked havoc in the music industry. Spitting fire alongside Kool G Rap and KMD, Grimm was a seasoned battle MC, placing at the World Supremacy Battle of 1993. That year, he released his first 12” single So Whatcha Want N----? and performed at the Jack The Rapper convention on Execution Night, sharing the stage with Lady of Rage, Tupac, and Dogg Pound, in Atlanta with Roc Raida as his DJ and Fat Man Scoop as his hypeman. He was approached by several major labels and about to embark on his superstar journey when he was shot several times in an attempt at his life the following year. The wounds blinded, deafened and paralyzed him from the neck down. Miraculously, Grimm recovered from most of his injury but remains confined to a wheelchair. During his hospitalization, he wrote the underground classic Scars and Memories. He went on to release several 12" singles on Bobitto's Fondle 'Em label and also collaborated with MF Doom on an EP released by Brick Records. In the late 90s, he founded his label/international distribution company, Day By Day Entertainment. Grimm put time and money into releasing independent artists. One of the projects he largely played a role in was MF Doom’s Operation Doomsday which is still recognized as one of the best underground hiphop albums of all time. Around the same time, he put together his Godzilla-inspired MC collective, Monsta Island Czars (M.I.C.). The year 2000 marked the release of Grimm’s own long-awaited debut album The Downfall of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera. Grimm completed this album in 24 hours while out on $100,000 bail. He was sentenced to life in prison under the Rockefeller drug law. Inside, Grimm studied the law and filed suit upon suit and fought his sentence down to 3 years. Grimm was released in May 2003. He has since completed his sophomore album Digital Tears: E-mail from Purgatory under his M.I.C. moniker Jet Jaguar. With over a decade under his belt, MF changed his name to GM (Grand Master) Grimm. GM Grimm is currently juggling his business skills and his creativity: expanding Day By Day Entertainment to cater to Rock as well as hiphop while working on his next album

This track though is a dope party cut. Grimm just spits about a party and how he gets down. The beat is real laid back and mellow also. One of my favorites.


Nottz interview

Vida's cell phone is the next victim of a hack. Thank God.

Kool Herc on NPR

Cormega Interview (thanks to Spine Magazine for the link)

Timbaland getting ready to enter a body building contest. What the fuck?

The Grape Lady This is pretty funny (thanks to Bravo for the link)

Edan and Insight live in Holland This is a cool 20 minute set with them rocking. Pretty tight.

Common speaks out on the leak of his album on the internet

Oh and join the forums for some free mp3s and older shit we posted reupped.

and thats it for today.