Givin Up – Shyheim Feat. Ty Nitty, Crippled, Fed-Up & Bankroll

New video from Shyheim with the help of Ty Nitty, Crippled, Fed-Up and Bankroll, Givin Up produced by Shroom.

Raekwon breaks down the Purple Tape with Crooked I

After a recent Rock The Bells press conference Crooked I from Slaughterhouse got Raekwon the Chef to sit down for a brief interview.  Rae explains the purpose behind his debut cassette tapes color and explains how Compton’s own Mc Eiht came to have a small cameo in the 36 Chambers classic Can it Be All So Simple video.

To me Can it Be All So Simple was the best record on the classic 36 Chambers.  Over the Gladys Knight sample you can hear the foreshadowing of Ghostface & Raekwon’s Wu-Gambino persona’s (Tony Starks & Lex Diamonds) they would take on over the next few years showcased best on albums like Only Built 4 Cuban Linx & Ironman.  Enjoy the video directed by Hype Williams and lookout for that Mc Eiht cameo.

Motown Legend Passes On

This is something I had to post, someone who is so influential to music period should not go unnoted. I love Motown I think Berry Gordy is an evil genius the way he brought Ford assembly line tactics to his label. Norman Whitfield was serious about his pen game dropping such jewels as, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, Edwin Starr’s 1970 “War and “Cloud Nine”. Whitfield may not be on the front lines like the singers but the writer is just as important if not more. Smokey Robinson regarded him as one of the most prolific songwriters and producers of our time. I would have to agree.

 

R.I.P. Norman Whitfield.