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track listing for volume 1

Track List

Seagram feat. Scarface, Ganksta N-I-P and Willie D “Action Speaks Louder Than Words”
Produced by: Mark Anthony and Troy White
Appears on: The Dark Roads (1993, Rap-A-Lot Records)
Description: Off Seagram’s debut album The Dark Roads, this track featuring the legendary Geto Boys is certain to get your head nodding. Also, J. Prince calls out Dr. Dre in a not so subtle way on the intro. — Magneto

KRS-One “Ah Yeah (Diamond Rhodes Remix)”
Producer: Diamond D
Appears On: Various Hot Traxx (1995, Hot Traxx)

Divine Styler “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’”
Produced by: Bilal Bashir and Divine Styler
Appears On: Word Power (1989, Epic/Rhyme Syndicate Records)
Description: Divine Styler was down with Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate, and his music was simultaneously danceable, abstract, and politically conscious. “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin” is one of his greatest moments; hardcore Blackalicious fans will recognize a gem at the start of the second verse. — Thun

Rufus Black feat. The LOX “Artifacts of Life”
Produced by: Chad “Dr. Ceuss” Elliot
Appears on: Credentials (1998, Perspective Records)
Description: This track is a classic example of different styles meshing perfectly as all four MCs give their perspectives on the street life. — Magneto

Style “The Assassinator”
Produced by: The Hollywood Impact
Appears on: In Tone We Trust (1990 Select Records)
Description: This is one of those Public Enema, err Enemy-styled songs that might have stoked the anger of Mr. Strickland from House Party. – Thun

Gumbo “Basement Music”
Produced by: Speech (Arrested Development)
Appears on: Dropping Soulful H20 On The Fiber (1993, Chrysalis)
Description: The apprentices outshine their teacher, as Milwaukee’s Gumbo deliver a harder, more palatable version of Arrested Development’s earthy “life music” vibe. Fans of LA’s Log Cabin should recognize this beat. — Thun

100x “Beyond The Door (Alternate Street Version)”
Produced by: LE Square
Appears on: Rare and Unreleased 1992-1996 (2009, Freestyle Records)

Lil Kim “Big Momma Thang (Remix)”
Producer: Stretch Armstrong
Appears On: Back To Back (1996)
Description: You can’t go wrong with the original 2Pac and Faith Evans disses intact plus an infamous Love Unlimited Orchestra sample. — Thun

Mental Giants (Akbar and DJ Parker Lee) “Bronx N Back”
Produced by: DJ Parker Lee
Appears on: (Unreleased Demo, 1994)

Rappin’ Ron and Ant Diddley Dog “Buster Free”
Produced by: Cell Block Productions
Appears on: Bad N-Fluenz (1995, Cell Block Records)
Description: The lyricists from the legendary Bay Area group Bad-N-Fluenz click (now defunct due to the untimely passing of Rappin’ Ron) just want to be buster-free. — Magneto

Ill Distracxion “Calm Wit Datrom”
Produced by: Peter Hayles
Appears on: “No M.C.s” / “Calm Wit Datrom” VLS (1996)

Ras Kass “Capital RAS”
Produced by: Bird
Appears on: Soul On Ice Demo (1995, Unreleased)

Steady B “Certified Dope”
Produced by: Lawrence Goodman
Appears on: Let The Hustlers Play (Jive, 1998)

Just Ro feat. Common Sense “Confusion”
Produced by: Just-Ro
Appears on: “Confusion” / “Souldiers” (1996, D.A.L. Records)

Al Tariq “Crime Pays”
Produced by: Beatnuts
Appears on: God Connections (1996, Correct Records)
Description: This tale of the crime side was already two-thirds dope the moment you heard the Raekwon and Christopher Walken (King of New York) samples, and then Kool Fash just finishes it off. — Philaflava

Main One feat. Smoothe The Hustler and Trigga The Gambler “Cross Examination”
Producer: Tic
Appears On: “Something Special” / “Cross Examination” VLS (1997, Main One Recordings)

Da Fat Cat Clique feat. EST, The Man They Call Lux and Rugged Ruff “Da Flow”
Produced by: RuggedNess
Appears on: Da Cat’s Out Da Bag (1996, DFCC)

Odd Squad “Da Squad”
Produced by: DJ Styles and Mike Dean
Appears on: Fadanuf Fa Erybody (1994, Rap-A-Lot Records)

Scaramanga feat. Scholarwise “Death Letter (Remix)”
Produced by: Godfather Don
Appears on: Seven Eyes, Seven Horns (1998, Sun Large Music)
Description: Using a moniker borrowed from The Man with the Golden Gun, Sir Menelik along with Scholarwise and indie legend Godfather Don borrow this now infamous beat (“The Edge”) from David McCallum. — Philaflava

K-Otix feat. DJ Cash Money “Do You Wanna Be An MC?”
Produced by: Russell Gonzalez
Appears on: “Do You Wanna Be An MC” / “7 MC’s” Pt II” (1998, K-Otix Entertainment)
Description: Hailing from H-Town, members Damien, Micah, The ARE and Philly’s own DJ Cash Money combine to create this Rawkus-friendly ’98 underground hit. — Philaflava

K-Solo “Drums Of Death”
Produced by: Parrish “PMD” Smith
Appears on: Tell The World My Name (1990, Atlantic)

CRU feat. Ras Kass “The Ebonic Plague”
Produced by: Yogi
Appears on: Da Dirty 30 (1997, Violator Records)
Description: We all know who stole the show and by the end we all were taken, literally. “I’m abductin’ muthafuckin’ rappers to my inner space station–fa sheezy!” — Philaflava

Young Zee feat. Pacewon and Slang Ton “Electric Chair”
Produced by: ???
Appears on: Musical Meltdown (unreleased, intended for release in 1996 on Perspective Records)
Description: A hard to find (especially the full five minute plus version) but worthwhile gem from Young Zee’s unreleased Musical Meltdown album. This is a classic example of the New Jersey-based Outsidaz at their apex: funny, gritty, lyrical, and committed to making sure that all biting MCs get the electric chair. — Magneto

Kam “Every Single Weekend”
Produced by: DJ Pooh and Rashad Coes
Appears on: Various Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture) (1991, Qwest Records)

King Sun “Fat Tape”
Produced by: 45 King
Appears on: XL (1989, Zakia)
Description: Don’t fuck with New Jersey, specifically a 45 King break paired with King Sun’s legendary vocal precision. The title says it all. — Thun

Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day In Hell
LEP Bogus Boys/DJ Green Lantern - Now Or Neva
Pete Rock - NY's Finest


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The T.R.O.Y. blog presents 100 forgotten Hip Hop favorites {dl} [View all] , guru0509, Tue Nov-15-11 03:02 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
I love the troy blog
Nov 15th 2011
went through all the lists and I'm surprised by how many I don't know
Nov 15th 2011
dl em all cuz
Nov 15th 2011
      shit i had to do it lol
Nov 16th 2011
SON . . . . SON . . . . THIS BEAT
Nov 15th 2011
WTF, Cru had a song with Ras Kass?
Nov 15th 2011
He bodied it, the rest of the song is borderline worthless though
Nov 15th 2011
Haha, Milwaukee had hiphop?
Nov 15th 2011
Don't act like you weren't bumpin Coo Coo Cal!!!
Nov 15th 2011
      MY projects
Nov 16th 2011
^^ for the PM crowd
Nov 15th 2011
Nov 15th 2011
What'd J Prince say about Dr. Dre?
Nov 16th 2011

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