Put Some Money On It (Remix) – The Lox & Slaughterhouse

Dope new posse slash from Joell Ortiz for his remix to Put Some Money On It featuring the rest of Slaughterhouse & The Lox.

Put Some Money On It (Remix) – Slaughterhouse & The Lox

Put Some Money On It – Joell Ortiz Feat. The Lox

Crazy new record from Joell Ortiz, Put Some Money On It featuring The Lox off of Joell’s new project Free Agent.

Put Some Money On It – Joell Ortiz Feat. The Lox

It’s Over – Styles P

New single from Styles P, It’s Over off of his upcoming album The Ghost Dub-Dime  dropping 5-18-2010.

It\’s Over – Styles P

That Street Life – Styles P Feat. Tyler Woods

Styles P featuring Tyler Woods in That Street Life off of the ghosts upcoming The Ghost Dub-Dime in stores 5-18-2010.

That Street Life – Styles P Feat. Tyler Woods

Rare Joints from the Notorious Biggie Smalls

Alright, first up is this joint off of Tracey Lee’s debut 1997 album, Many Facez which featured a couple verses from the Notorious B.I.G.  Coincidentally The Buchanans flipped the same sample six years later for Jay-Z on What More Can I Say off The Black Album.

Keep Your Hands High – Tracey Lee Feat. Biggie Smalls

Next up is a personal favorite of mine which got much play on the old boombox, taken from Funkmaster Flex’s 60 Minutes of Funk Volume 2.  This one if you’ve never heard it is a must-have, featuring The Lox & Biggie over RZA‘s classic C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) instrumental.

Biggie & Lox Freestyle Funk Flex

Big was the shit on R & B jams too which is evident on this Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat heater for the Bad Boys Soundtrack in 95.  B-I-G glides effortlessly over that polished So So Def production like no other, plus the classic Gap Band sample ties it together oh so smoothly.

Da B-Side – Da Brat & Jermaine Dupri Feat. Notorious B.I.G.

What happened between 2pac and Biggie was truly a shakesperian-like tragedy, one time friends turned enemies over petty disputes and miscommunication.  Two icons that propelled each other to heights unseen in Hip-Hop before and probably will never be seen again.  Listening to the original version of Runnin (not Eminem’s 2003 remix) makes me wonder what a Pac/Big reunion would’ve sounded like in 2010.  “Nothing sadder in life than wasted talent” 

Runnin – 2pac Feat. Biggie Smalls & The Outlawz

In case you missed it, Notorious B.I.G. 2009 tribute

Da Dirty 30 – CRU

In 1997, CRU (Yogie, Mighty Ha & Chadeeo) got together and put out Da Dirty 30.  The name Da Dirty 30 comes from how many tracks were on the album, although many were skits.  This would be the first and only album CRU released but is still widely considered a classic throughout the Hip-Hop community.  The record bolstered appearances from the Lox, Black Rob, Slick Rick & Ras Kass and consisted of hits like Loungin’ with my CRU, Just Another Case, Dat Shit, Goines Tale, Live at the Tunnel, and The Ebonic Plague.  I personally still own this tape, which still gets play in my boombox each summer when I’m Ballin.

Just Another Case was the most successfull song from the album and even had a video, the version I have features a verse from Slick Rick.

Live at the Tunnel is my favorite track from the Da Dirty 30 album and features the Rhythm Blunt Cru trading punches with a young and hungry Lox. 

Ghostface feat. Beanie Sigel and Styles P – The Barrel Brothers

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The Big Doe Rehab was a very good album from Ghost which produced a lot of solid bangers. One track that I bumped on the regular was “Barrel Brothers” feat Beanie Sigel. The beat is rugged and the video is on that 1995 gangsta shit which really brings me back. This video features Styles P with a quick verse and just adds to the already sick track.