Front Lines (Hell On Earth) – Mobb Deep

I ain’t ya average cat, Fuck Rap!  I’m trying to make cream and thats that.

The Infamous Mobb Deep released the follow up to their classic Infamous album Hell On Earth back in 96.  The Queensbridge duo of Havoc & Prodigy were at the top of their game as well as the top of N.Y.C.  Hell on Earth yielded many singles such as Drop a Gem on Em, Still Shining, G.O.D. Part 3 and the album titled Front Lines (Hell on Earth) it also featured many of raps elite at the time Method Man, Nas, Big Noyd, Infamous Mobb and Raekwon.  Front Lines (Hell on Earth)video, enjoy.Download/Stream–> http://www.zshare.net/audio/611516886338d7c0/

Diamonds and Wood – UGK

Ridin’ Dirty is a truly timeless album, begining to end, front, back & side to side, it’s UGK‘s masterpiece.  One of my favorite joints off of 96’s Ridin Dirty would have to be Diamonds and Wood.  “I flips down the Ave, know I’m lookin good, I’m bangin screw, diamonds up against that wood”

Diamonds and Wood – UGK

FAB 5 – Lefluar Leflah Eshkoshka

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I can remember countless conversations with Brotha Men back in ’95/’96 where we broke down the best cliks of that time trying to decide who was the top undisputed king of the cliks. See back then, every one was in a clik; you had the BOOT CAMP CLIK, ONYX, FLIPMODE SQUAD, THE FIRM,DEF SQUAD, WU TANG CLAN, LOST BOYZ etc. We spent so many summer afternoons going back and forth about who was the best and why. Ultimately WU TANG had the stamina to shine through but back in ’95 it was definately a toss up. And I have to say for a short time  FAB 5 and the entire BCC (Boot Camp Clik) def was on top mainly because of the charisma HELTAH SKELTAH brought to the group. Ruck & Rock was rippin shit up in ’95/96 and Ruckus a.k.a. Sean Price continues to rip tracks to this day. You already know my man Rev knows all about the BCC so be sure to check his post on the OGC (Originoo Gunn Clappaz) cuz you know Rev always posts proper  http://hulkhatetimetravel.com/2008/10/17/no-fear-ogc/ . Take a listen and enjoy a couple of my favorite tracks from the FAB 5 and HELTAH SKELTAH.

 

Wu Tang Clan – Little Ghetto Boys

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My mom was always in my ear as a kid asking “what are you going to do when you grow up!”  I never realized that it meant one day I would have to take responsibility. So you know when I heard Wu’s “Little Ghetto Boys” I was hooked like a mutha. The production is stellar using a Donnie Hathaway sample, over rugged drums. I love the intro with the female cop and Raekwon going at it, if you ask me this is one of Wu’s most slept on tracks.raekwon

DIARY OF A MADMAN-GRAVEDIGGAZ

 

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THE PRELUDE TO THE 36 CHAMBERS. THIS IS WHEN AN ERA OF HIP HOP WAS BEING CONCIEVED AND WOULD ULTIMATELY GIVE BIRTH TO THE LEGENDARY WU TANG CLAN. THIS WAS RZA IN HIS RAWEST UNREFINED FORM WITH UNIQUE BEATS AND INSANELY  UNORTHODOX FLOW. WITH THEIR DARK RHYMES AND FRESH BEATS THE GRAVEDIGGAZ BROUGHT SOMETHING NEW TO THE RAP GAME THE HAD YET TO BE DONE BEFORE. RELEASED IN 1994 WAS THEIR DEBUT ALBUM SIX FEET DEEP. WITH THE SUICIDE PACK RELEASED IN 1995 GRAVEDIGGAZ INFLUENCED MY YOUNG LIFE IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIGGEST AND BROADEST WAVE THAT HIP HOP HAD EVER SEEN.

ENJOY A FEW OF MY OTHER GRAVEDIGGAZ FAVORITES…

PMD – Rugged N Raw

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When EPMD split up many thought both artists careers would end up in ruin, instead they kept on strong as solo artists. While E was strengthen the Def Squad, Parish was still making dollaz! Parish was always the harder of the duo so when the song “Rugged N Raw” dropped with Das Efx on the feature, it was over. I still get hyped when I hear the orchestra sample scream over the rugged drums, now I will let PMD represent the hardcore.

Killarmy – Wu-Renegades

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One thing about HHTT is that we have a deep love affair with Wu Tang Clan, as you already can tell. Wu dominated each member of the braintrust’s life growing up, and I think I can speak for Rev and Lex that there will never be a more influential rap group. When Killarmy dropped Wu-Renegades everything paused, each member displayed lyrical genius over an agonizingly frantic piano sample. The video was as dark as the lyrics, capturing the true feeling of the streets deeper than any prior Wu release. HHTT now presents Wu-Renegades, Prepare your self now for the 6 man wedding.

Po Pimp – Do Or Die feat. Twista

Do you wanna riiiiiide???  In the back seat of my caddy, chop it up with Do or Die. 

Po Pimp is Classic

12 Monkeys

Nothing short of a classic! This move is about Bruce Willis going back in time to stop a virus that kills five billion people in 1996 and 97 forcing survivors to live underground. In the future there is Time Travel but its not precise at all, sometimes the traveler may end up close to the year they are trying to get to but at times its off by the span of 100 years. Brad Pitt plays a phenomenal role as a psycho in the loony bin who aids Bruce. Time waits for no man and in this outstanding film from Terry Gilliam, he makes you understand that. The overall theme is dark and gritty making the future seem bleak yet tangible. This movie is classic pick the DVD up pronto!

“Yes, they deserved to die and I hope they burn in hell!”

Ok, Ok, Ok Sam Jackson now has his own fucking section! In one of the most thrilling movies of the decade “A Time to Kill” Sam delivers one of the best lines in movie history. 2 White men rape and abuse Sam’s young daughter so that nigga does what any real nigga would do, get the hammers and catch them muthafuckas! Sam kills both of them and is placed on trial for murder. I’m not gonna ruin this classic but I will say this, in a tense moment in the hot court room Sam Jackson utters classic wordage again

 

“Yes, they deserved to die and I hope they burn in hell!”