El Niño

El Niño is the warming of the waters off of South America which in turn modifies weather patterns all over the world.  Back in 1997 the El Niño was quite severe and began to dictate news headlines which in turn influenced pop culture.  For a clearer description of El Niño I turn it over to the late, great Chris Farley.

Hip-Hop wasn’t safe either, Def Squad (Keith Murray, Erick Sermon & Redman) named their album El Niño check out their video for Full Cooperation from the album, which features each of them doing their best Eddie Murphy.

Full Cooperation – Def Squad

Die Big Time – The Undergods feat. Crooked I

New joint from the upcoming Undergods (Keith Murray & Canibus) EP featuring Crooked IDie Big Time produced by Erick Sermon dropping 9-29-09.Die Big Time – The Undergods Feat. Crooked I

I Shot Ya- LL Cool J ft. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown

“Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body. Secret society, tryin to keep they eye on me.”  – Prodigy

In 1995, LL Cool J released one of his biggest albums Mr. Smith.  The LP’s  double platinum success was due to the smash hits Loungin with/ Total, Doin It w/ LeShaun, Hey Lover w/ Boyz 2 Men plus most of the production being handled by Rashad Smith & The Trackmasters.  The Mr. Smith album wasn’t all bubble gum however, LL assembled Representatives from some of NY’s finest crews [Fat Joe (Terror Squad), Keith Murray(Def Squad/L.O.D.), Prodigy(Mobb Deep) & Foxy Brown(The Firm)] for the remix to his controversial record I Shot Ya.  Directed by Hype Williams, rumors swirling of Keith Murray tossing Prodigy around at the video shoot & loads of cameos this is a classic Hip-Hop video from a better era.

Download Mr. Smith —>http://rapidshare.com/files/218609630/LLCJ_-_MS_-_320.rar

Listen Up -EPMD

Eric and Parrish are back making dollars, the great Teddy Riley assists the hall of fame duo in the new “Listen Up” although Teddy uses the played out Vocorder voice effect thingamajig,  He does it proper much like Roger Troutman used to, once upon a time.  peep the sure shot Head Nod track  EPMD – Listen Up