It’s 20 years to the day since the Notorious BIG drop kicked the world with one of the greatest LPs ever. To cleebrate a man who may very well be the greatest of all time, I wrote a lengthy love in on Getintothis about the album and what it’s meant. Hit the quote above to see it. RIP Chris Wallace
This is beyond mega. Preemo instrumentals with Biggie acapellas over the top, cut and spliced together with the right amount of deck technique. There’s nothing worse than a DJ thinjking his skills are more important than the music being played and Finesse lets Biggie’s bragging and Preemo’s pounding do the talking here. The result is astonishing.
Personal highlights include the laconic bounce of ‘Going Back to Cali’ riding deep over arguably Premier’s finest hour, the beat for CNN ‘Invincible’, and the feel-good genius of both Juicy and Nas is Like combining. And then he sacks it all off to let ‘Unbelievable’ sign things off. A fitting tribute to awesome talents.
Grab your dick if you love hip-hop.
DJ Finesse “B.I.G. Over Premier” Mixtape Tracklist:
1. DJ Premier Intro
2. Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
3. Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
4. Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
5. 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
6. Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
7. All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
8. One More Chance over Recognize
9. Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10. Things Done Changed over The Format
11. I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12. Real Niggas over Ready
13. Juicy over Nas Is Like
14. One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15. Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16. ’95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11′s) over Who Got Gunz
17. Victory over Project Boy
18. Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19. Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20. Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21. Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
Over the Christmas period I had a pretty thick and heady DJing stint at Salt Dogs, with four gigs in the space of nine days. One of the bands that kept popping up all over that period were the Isley Brothers, who truly are one of the greatest soul combinations in history.
Forming in 1954 as a gospel act, they then spent the next thirty years traversing a variety of genres and in the process became one of the most diverse bastions of longevity in popular music. Funk, Rock, Soul, Doo-Wop, even shades of disco, they had it all, and they can also lay a claim to a pivotal role in the Quiet Storm era which transformed radio programming. Basically they’re boss, and Ronald Isley’s voice is just butter. They’ve also been sampled on some of hip-hop’s finest moments, but we’ll get to that shortly.
Anyway I’ve been rinsing Ron and his siblings over the Christmas period, so I thought seeing as it’s Friday I’d share my five favourite jams from the group. Here we go…
One of their most famous records, this is the perfect combination of laid back soul, languid funk and hazy rock. And the outfits were always amazing on Soul Train.
More seventies rock soul crossover, Jimi grinding with Marvin vibes. And the outfits, again!
“Are we really sure, can a love that lasted for so long still endure?” As opening gambits go that’s a pretty heart wrenching mantra and if this doesn’t melt that iron heart nothing will. And Ice Cube licked the beat brilliantly for ‘It was a Good Day’.
The record that they made it big off, the 1959 finger snapping classic. Much better than every cover as well.
The absolute one! To be able to go from Shout in 1959 to being able to deliver this a full 24 years later is awesome, even taking into account the odd personnel change over the years. It’s been reworked brilliantly as a languid hip-hop jam, first by Tribe on the hootie mix of ‘Bontia Applebum’ and then even more memorably by the man like B.I.G. on ‘Big Poppa’. Both kept the bump and grind ethos of the original close to heart as well, either as a backdrop for Q-Tip to drop science on big butts or Biggie to proclaim he had more mack than Craig and in the bed, urging you to believe he had enough to feed the needy. Awesome.
One of the things I despised in my youth was the American S**tcom – ‘Friends‘
[1994 – 2004].
This was due to it’s worrying depiction of New York City being an oasis of White People, when in reality the same period of time was the apex of a certain Sean Combs that just happened to also come from Manhattan.
This being, a prime example of his purple patch circa 1995…
Now, I am NOT saying that if you the reader enjoyed or still watch endless repeats of the show on Channel4 [UK National Television Station] that you’re a subconscious white supremacist – instead replace the racism with a predilection for being rather bland and lacking any individuality. Get the picture… you don’t at the moment but hopefully by the time you’ve pondered this article you’ll start to question yourself, possibly for the first time.
Now the thing with ‘Friends’ was that it had the same impact of Swine Flu, able to take over vast amounts of people due to one person in a collective having ‘the infection’ then spreading it via word of mouth to others.
Everybody began recreating scenes giving exact synopsis of the latest episode leading to some bizarre acts of one-upmanship I’ve seen, going a little bit like an actual incident that happened in the common room during my Sixth form days:
Alan: ‘Joey, goes on the phone to that Phoebe where’s me $20 that I lent you in the Coffee Shop? If you haven’t got it then you best Toss me Salad as Chandler is getting his leg over tonight at Monica’s. Phoebe then goes if you give me another $20 I’ll lick your feet..!! That bird is proper off her head’.
Barbara: ‘No, you got it wrong she told Joey for another $20 she would swallow him & and let Ross watch but they both laughed as Ross is a clown’.
Alan: ‘You sure?’
Barbara: ‘I am sure cos’ I was giving you head whilst it was on but you weren’t paying any attention, as always’.
The impact of ‘Friends’ has delivered comedy for people that simply out of desperation want to connect with as many people as possible. Rebellion isn’t cool any longer it’s now all about conformity. Resulting in…
Now Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant in my book seem like quite good people as they’ve possibly realized that they have acquired millions of fans – sorry sad bastards, sorry dick-riders – that think even when they blink it’s funny. Hence them creating a show in which their friend goes around the world on an all-expenses paid whilst they sit in a studio, watching the footage, and laughing at his stupidity.
Erm… didn’t we see something with a very similar format years BEFORE on MTV, except this was far more creative and & enjoyable:
I’m not all about criticism as I do at times deliver solutions & and this costs no money whatsoever.
On Friday 21st December 2012 at 11am (1100hrs) UK Time, the Earth will complete it’s 20,000+ year journey reaching the centre of the Milky Way. Yet, this information wasn’t obtained by BBC Science Poster Boy Professor of Particle Physics Brian Cox but by an ancient culture: the Mayan Civilization of what is known today as Mexico.
To know about Astrophysics you need electricity, then Information Technology for precise data to declare dates of The Universe including Planets. No evidence currently exists that shows these highly mathematical people had such equipment yet the question remains; how did they uncover such information? Time-Travel, perhaps?
Evidence of such being provided by the exquisite artwork on the tomb of Mayan Ruler:
K’inich Janaab’ Pakal.
If you aren’t even willing to consider the possibility that the above is some sort of Spaceship then you really have watched far toooo many episodes of ‘Friends’!!
All I can advise you is that perhaps on Friday 21st December 2012, Humanity hopefully will connect with something on a mass yet also individual basis that raise our interest to such an extent we will no longer accept sh**e Television & plastic celebrities.
We must remember that diversity is the key along with having an open-mind to at least investigate the possibilities of life or would you rather pay to be one in an audience of fellow thousand zombizoids laughing at Michael McIntyre trying to be funny but never even coming close to succeeding.
Allow yourself to let the Ancient connect with the 21st Century explained in the below brilliant YouTube: