I can’t believe I made it, but I did… 12 months of posting on this THAT REAL SCHITT blog. In this past year I’ve endured a bout of vertigo, a dead external hard drive, operating system headaches with my Macbook, a lingering case of internet ennui (which I am still suffering from), the continued death of Hip Hop and a f**ked up hip courtesy of Walt Disney, yet I’m still here. I make no promises about how far into the second year of Real Schittery we will get, but for now here we are.
To celebrate the fact that I haven’t yet said “f**k this schitt, I’m through with it”, we’re not going to do anything very special- we’ll just keep doing what we’ve been doing. Well, actually I guess it’s kinda special, as in Special K of the Treacherous 3. One of my favorite old school tapes from waaaay back was this joint with the Cold Crush Brothers and The Treacherous Three (minus Kool Moe Dee but with DLB of the Fearless Four standing in for Moe). T La Rock‘s little brother Special K really shines on this clip as he comes out from Kool Moe’s considerable shadow and takes control of things, plus LA Sunshine pretty much kills it too (I never understood why LA was sometimes referred to as a “hype man” for the Treacherous… he always totally held his own with the lyrics AND the old school swag IMHO). Hearing the Microphone Wizard DLB gettin’ down with these dudes was the icing on the cake for me.
Like I always say, you can’t listen to these clips from damn near 30 years ago and totally appreciate them without putting yourself back into that time period- this was way before Rakim, Kool G Rap, Biggie, Jay-Z, Li’l Wayne (heh heh), etc, etc. At the moment that this stuff was happening, these cats were IT. There wasn’t anything better or more advanced than this. When you heard a new tape like this one, it was a head blowing experience for us young b-boys because you’d never heard anything so dope in your life. This joint was definitely one of the ones for me.
So anyway, I hope you enjoy this present, and if you have enjoyed any of the other olden gifts I have bestowed in the past 365 days, feel free to drop me a comment and say HAPPY REAL SCHITT DAY! It’s a celebration.
SPECIAL K, LA SUNSHINE, DLB, and JDL with CHARLIE CHASE AND GRANDMASTER CAZ on the wheels – Hoe Avenue Boys Club RE-UPPED
Oh, and one other thing… we are finally, one year late, officially WWW.THATREALSCHITT.COM … no more “blogspot” stuck up in the url. Your old bookmarks are still good, though.