Sunday, April 21, 2013

Who Did The Better Flip? Dilla VS Madlib

Alright, the original sample is from LV Johnson's 1981 album "We Belong Together".  The name of the song is the classic "I Don't Really Care".  Here it is.

Uhhh...  My bad.  I got distracted by that album cover.  Lawdy.  Anyway, the late great Dilla and superproducer Madlib got their clutches on this track years ago and flipped it.  You be the judge.  Who did the better flip?

Dilla's Flip:  Airworks

Madlib's Flip: Strong Arm Steady feat. Planet Asia - Chitlins & Pepsi

THE WINNER:  Don't get me wrong.  I'm gonna be a fan of Dilla til the day I die, but Madlib got this one.  Airworks is dope, but it was more of a showcase of Dilla's dopeness.  The way Madlib flipped it, he made so that anyone can just jump on it and spit.  I mean, you can definitely flow on Airworks, but it just sounds better if somebody rhymed over Chitlins & Pepsi.  And that's especially what them boys up there did with that track.  Plus, it was just so smooth how Madlib pieced it together.  Gotta give this to Madlib.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Mongo Slade EP

Aight, for the past 2 months I've been mad busy doing a few projects.  This is one of them.  I call this The Mongo Slade EP.  A while back I did this remix for Camp Lo's Luchini joint and it got a big response.  So I figured I do a small project based off of Camp Lo acapellas.  My type of beatmaking mixes so well with Camp Lo's style.  So it was a perfect idea.  But I needed a mascot.  I needed something or someone to create that buzz for the whole EP.  I thought about Bill Cosby in Let's Do It Again.  In the movie, his character disguised himself as this pimped out, larger than life type dude named Mongo Slade.  I thought it was hilarious.  It was a classic flick and it would be hype if this character of Mongo Slade represented my whole project.  The Mongo Slade EP.

If you didn't catch the previous post that sparked the idea, here is the video version of Pinball.

Here are two tracks from the EP.  Remember, it's all Camp Lo acapellas.

And here is the whole EP for download on Zippyshare. The Mongo Slade EP, ya'll. One.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Throwback Tuesday: 3X Dope

Another classic track and video.

Throwback Tuesday: Epmd "Rap is Outta Control"

For today's Throwback Tuesday, I thought I'd do something a little different.  Here is EPMD's Rap is Outta Control with Iron Monkey as a backdrop.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Beat: Pinball feat. Camp Lo

I just thought since Luchini had that throwback 70's feel to it, I'd lace it with a classic sound a lot of you out there would remember.  Bust how I flipped this.

New Comm

It's almost 20 years later and Comm is still in love with Hip Hop.  Shame he doesn't know she's cheating on him with yours truly.  The Next Chapter (I Still Love H.E.R.) produced by J. Period, ya'll.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Beat: DrumsFungah - SundayBeat #1

Ya'll need to listen to this beat.  It's crazy.  The cat that made it is this ill producer that hails from France.  He goes by the name DrumsFungah.  He's over on Soundcloud.  Ya'll should check him out.  Anyway, check out how he flipped this joint.  It may sound familiar to you old school R&B cats out there.  Here's SundayBeat#1.

Sean P!!!

This is some of the funniest-  Yo, in my opinion, Sean Price is the best on Duck Down's roster.  One of the nicest on the mic today.  Here's his latest video and a little skit he done in promotion of his latest drop, Mic Tyson.  That Genesis joint is produced by Alchemist, by the way.  Shout out to Duck Down Records.

Sean Price - Genesis of the Omega

Sean P's Rap Clinic

Big Daddy Kane Group's Last Supper

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Throwback Tuesday: Brand Nubian - Love Me or Leave Me Alone

Gotta squeeze this in before midnight.  This is another official classic from back in the days of the cassette.  This is Brand Nubian, ya'll.  Listen to this at night in your ride.  Good feelin' right here.

Brand Nubian - Love Me or Leave Me Alone

Throwback Tuesday: Redman - Blow Your Mind (Yo Mtv Raps Live)

Here's the live performance from Redman on Yo MTV Raps from back in the day.  Blow Your Mind.  From his first album.  Whole lot of Karl Kani spotted in this clip.  Anyway, this is one of my favorite Redman joints.  And the way Redman rocked it...  Fire!!!  

Ed Lover was crazy.  And Dre down there looking like Kool Aid.

Redman - Blow Your Mind

Throwback Tuesday: Big Daddy Kane - Lean On Me

This joint here brings back so much memories.  I think I was 9 years old when this came out.  Watch how Scoob and Scrap broke it down.  As usual.  The came off the Lean On Me soundtrack.  Remember that flick?  

Morgan Freeman voice, "They used to call me Crazy Joe!  Now, you can just call me Batman!"  By the way, this was produced by the incredible Marley Marl. 

Big Daddy Kane - Lean On Me

New Alchemist and Prodigy

Here's the new one from Prodigy. Alchemist killed this beat.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Large Pro's Barber Shop Chop

I know I'm late with this, but I just had to post this video of Extra P's joint.  Big up to Fat Beats.

Large Professor - Barber Shop Chop

Common's New Movie

Check out the trailer for Common's new movie, "Luv".  Looks good.  Shout to Common for continually doing his thing.


Exclusive Premiere: Clive Donovan

Ladies and gentlemen of Hip Hop, this is a Dazeofthecassette exclusive.  Here is the first extended episode of my new cartoon, Clive Donovan.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sample Of The Day

Time for the sample of the night.  For all inspiring beatmakers and lovers of Hip Hop, here's a sample that you'd never expect to rock like it rocked.  The sample was simple, but at the same time, it was effective.  Here's MF Doom's "Red and Gold" sampled from the group Babyface was in, The Deele.  Ya'll know The Deele.  They had the "Two Occasions" joint.

The Sample:  The Deele - Shoot Em Up Movies

Beat starts at 0:44

MF Doom - Red and Gold

Welcome back, Hip Hop!!

Alright, Dazeofthecassette is back.  Had a short hiatus and now I'm back to get this thing re-started.  I'm excited, yo.  You can't see me right now, but I'm doing my Chuckii Booker Dance!


Ugh!!!  Let's go!