Hammer – Iron Braydz Feat. Sean Price

London MC Iron Braydz recruits Sean Price for Hammer, a reggae influenced banger produced by Braydz himself.  Pay attention to Braydz verse where he breaks down how this song came to fruition.

Hammer – Iron Braydz Feat. Sean Price

Pharoahe Monch Premiers “Clap” live in London

Pharoahe Monch premiers the new M-Phazes produced song Clap featuring Showtime on the hook, from his upcoming Duck Down album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) dropping early 2011, over on KISS 100 in London.  Check out the full story over @ Soul Culture

Profilin Remix – Dame Grease, Vast Aire, Haze, Meeno & Max B

The remix to Profilin popped up on Dame Grease & DJ Delz last mixtape Wave Gang 4 featuring Max B, Vast Aire, Haze, Meeno and Dame Grease himself.Profilin remix – Dame Grease, Vast Aire, Haze, Meeno & Max B

Brothers on the Slide – Cymande

This is that classic old school B-boy ish right here, Brothers on the Slide by Cymande everytime it’s heard makes me either want to play ball or just toprock till it’s over.  Cymande are also reponsible for the more popular but equally dope Bra.   

Soul II Soul – Keep On Moving

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If you know anything about the house or dance music scene from the late 80’s to early 90’s then you must know of Soul II Soul. Soul II Soul has been sampled many times over, one of there most popular songs “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” was remixed a cappella in the opening scene of the hip-hop classic “Belly”. “Keep on Moving” was another hit for the UK group and was big in the US house/dance music scene. This song is a joint you pump when you lost ya job, lost ya woman, lost ya money, just lost feel me!

 

Keep on Moving.

Tell Me – Rolling Stones

Growing up The Rolling Stones were always my parents favorite group, I was into the Beatles myself, but now that I’m wiser, I fuck with the stones.  “Tell Me” is actually off of the groups first LP and was the only song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on that album.  Here is a live version of the kids performing Tell Me in front of a bunch of screaming fans as they were famous for in their early “pop” years. 

I was first put on to this song watching Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets” when it appears in one of the countless Bar scenes, Scorsese is famous for using Rolling Stones songs in just about all of his pictures, but he really revolutionized all together the way music is used in Films as a whole.  Here is the actual scene Tell Me was used in Mean Streets with the great Harvey Keitel, enjoy. 

Hip-Hop Honors

The Hip-Hop Honors aired last night (10/6/08) and on a scale of 1-10 we gave it about a 7.  Honorees included Cypress Hill, Too Short, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, Isaac Hayes and De La Soul

Slick Rick’s segment was off the hook, MC Lyte did over the Ruler’s Back Ghostface and Biz Markie connected for La di Da Di  Spliff Star and Busta Rhymes rocking an eye patch covered The Show  Dana Dane and Fabolous performed  Hey Young World.  The Ruler even found time to perform his classic Children’s Story equipped with back up dancers toting pajama’s and even a bed.  (Ya’ll tucked in?)

De La Soul’s ceremony was equally dope, the introduction was provided by actors Joy Bryant and Michael Rappaport who even admitted that he named his son after Maceo.  Q-tip set it off performing his verse on Roller Skating Jam Saturday, and Estelle singing the hook, next up was Cee-Lo with his rendition of Potholes on My Lawn followed by the Mighty Mos Def and Chuck D of Public Enemy with Stakes Is High. Prince Paul kept it moving behind the wheels,  while EPMD finished up the dedication with Ego Trip and then to cap it off De La performed Me, Myself, and I & Buddy with another appearence from Q-tip to recite his verse from Buddy.

Isaac Hayes was honored by Scarface performing the Geto Boys Classic Minds Playing Tricks on Me which borrowed from Hung Up on My Baby.  Estelle sang the Mary J. Blige classic I Love You which samples Ikes Mood, then Cee-lo came out to perform Isaac’s own Look of Love and Mos Def capped it off performing Warning by The Notorious B.I.G. which sampled Walk on By off of Isaac’s Hot Buttered Soul.

Too Short’s dedication began with Luke Campbell proclaiming how good Short Dawg said the word bitch, Beeyaatch!  Lil’ John, Kid Rock and Bun B went over a few Too Short Tracks, then Scarface came out and performed The Ghetto.  The Pimp himself came out to the beat of Gettin It and with Face they finished Too Shorts dedication off right.

Naughty By Nature was the Final dedication of the evening.  Eve and Tracy Morgan did their Introduction with New Jersey’s own Queen Latifah on the help out.  Wyclef  began it by playing No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley which transitioned smoothly into Ghetto Bastard, here Juelz Santana got twisted up in Treach‘s tricky wordplay and couldn’t keep up with the flow but still did his thing no doubt.  “Arm me with Harmony” was uttered by Big Boi from Outkast then it was on, Sir Luscious Leftfoot recovered Naughty’s dedication nicely and capped it off with a nice lil’ freestyle with Fatha Clef on the Geetar at the end.  Naughty By Nature shut it down coming out to Uptown Anthem and Hip-Hop Hooray to close the show off nicely and leave me wanting a Naughty by Nature T-shirt.