TREATS & BEATS


BEAT OF THE WEEK: Lift Ya Skirt – Dirt McGirt (aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
March 15, 2011, 12:19 pm
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I was in Dragon Bar, Shoreditch, the other night and heard Chris Read drop the remix of Mark Ronson’s Toxic featuring a snippet of Lift Ya Skirt. Decided I needed the original version and it arrived in the post just last night along with a lovely Prince Fatty 7″.

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BEAT OF THE WEEK: Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Prince Fatty feat. Horseman
March 11, 2011, 10:00 am
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Ooooooh baby we like it raw….Prince Fatty, from the mean streets of Brighton, recorded this cover live and on the b side there is also an equally impressive version of Snoop’s Gin & Juice. I am a sucka for a hip hop cover like this crazy shit brought to you by the All Girls Prep School…



BEAT OF THE WEEK: BABY LET ME TAKE YOU IN MY ARMS – DETROIT EMERALDS
March 8, 2011, 5:03 pm
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Mmmmm mmmm nicely done by De La Soul on Say No Go. Great little intro.



BEAT OF THE WEEK: The Jaz & Jay-Z – The Originator
February 28, 2011, 10:54 pm
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I rediscovered DJ Boogie Blind’s Live at the PJ’s mixtape this week and thanks to him I have been getting into The Jaz. A couple of weeks ago I was listening to the Big L special on Premier’s Mixcloud and learnt that when Big L was coming up with his friend, Jay-Z, a lot of people told him to get rid of him because he’s whack. Luckily for Jay-Z Big Lee was a bit of a prick.



BEAT OF THE WEEK: Troubleneck Brothers – Trouble Wreck
October 27, 2010, 1:24 pm
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It was between the above or Back to the Hip Hop, as sampled by DJ Shadow for the Number Song.



I Like My Pockets Fat Not Fat
October 27, 2010, 8:58 am
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I like my hard drives full. I like My Pockets Fat aka fuckindooshbag.blogspot.com is a free music blog full of 90’s hip hop.



BEAT OF THE WEEK: The D.O.C. – It’s Funky Enough
July 6, 2010, 4:02 pm
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The D.O.C. is quite an unsung rap legend. Formerly a ghost writer for NWA, features on their tracks and even get a mention on Nuthin’ but a G Thang. The acapella to It’s Funky Enough has been cut up by multiple turntablists. His story is actually quite tragic too. After releasing his Dr Dre produced debut album in ’89 he was in a car accident where his vocal chords were damaged, therefor ending his rap career. Supposedly, Snoop has been paying for him to get voice coaching and they are even considering televising the vocal chord surgery that may or may not lead to a succesful, overdue, rap career.