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By   |  20 September 2013 22:16 pm  |  
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FridayFlips

I know, I know.. this column’s been on hiatus for a minute, but we’d like to consider it more of a sabbatical than a complete absence, as rap nerdery is never truly on vacation. That said, yours truly along with our faithful compadre Nathan from Refined Hype have decided to get the ol’ band back together for another exciting edition of Friday Flips. So go on, hit the jump as we break down the sample history on Jackie Moore‘s “With Your Love” and its use on Flatbush Zombie‘s “Club Soda,” produced by Erick Arc Elliott, and Planet Asia‘s “Right Or Wrong,” produced by Evidence. Let the back flips begin…

 

Jackie Moore – “With Your Love”

 

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By   |  10 May 2013 17:55 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

Frankly, I haven’t had the chance to fully dig into Havoc’s new album, 13 just yet, however, I have listened to the standout single “Favorite Rap Stars” over, and over, and over again. The track is even better if you also recognize the sample used by Cage, Mr. Eon & Mighty Mi, collectively known as the Smut Peddlers on “One By One,” as featured on their 2001 release of Porn Again. Consider a Rawkus classic by many, “One By One” found group producer DJ Mighty Mi lifting an absolutely filthy sample from Lyn Christopher’s “Take Me With You.” Taking the aforementioned into consideration, we thought it would be fitting for “Favorite Rap Stars” to serve as the focus of this week’s edition of #FridayFlips. Our co-pilot Steez sits this one out, but we get a rather insightful and nostalgic contribution from DJ Concept of The Bash Brothers, who recants some of his own experiences of the first time he heard both “One By One” and Christopher’s classic sample..

 

 

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By   |  26 November 2012 14:45 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
WackShitFromThe90s

I know most of us multi-generational Hip-Hop aficionados will always hold the ’90s in the highest of regards, but it wasn’t all Premo beats, Ecko Tees and 12-inches. So after starting an email ‘chain’ with the homey Nathan S. of Refined Hype where we dispel the myth that the ’90s was a paragon of rap purity, we decided to post our dialogue for all to read. So without further adieu, hit the jump for the unveiling of our first installment of The Chain: Wack Shit From the ’90s. Shouts to Snow, Ma$e, Gerardo, Marky Mark and the rest of you suuuuuckas (adds KRS-One vocal effect).

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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