After dropping two “now-level” Soulman mixes this week, it’s only right that I step into the time machine and come back out with one of my early joints, the 1998 released Soulman World Of Beats Vol. 2 – Dig It! This is from back in the cassette days, the all analog no digital days, the just discovering the wonders of the internet days (you know, that magical era when you were up all night marveling at the fact that you could see SO much porn so easily in the privacy of your own home- man, the things these kids take for granted nowadays, they just don’t know what it used to be like!). The Corel Draw graphics because I don’t know about Photoshop yet days. Great memories, everything was still so fresh and new back then. I’ve gotten a few requests to drop some of the old mixes, so the giving person that I am will gladly oblige from time to time (just don’t forget I still sell stuff on CD-Rs too if you really need some of the earlier Soulman joints… hit me up, I’ll let you know what it is).
I merely dropped an excerpt of this mix in an earlier post, this time I’m blessin’ y’all with the full monty (pause). Breaks, beats, loops, grooves, sample spotting… it’s all there in that time honored Soulman style (and I WILL get back to some schitt like this again one day… I don’t know when, but I will).
SOULMAN WORLD OF BEATS VOL. 2 – DIG IT! sidefirst
SOULMAN WORLD OF BEATS VOL. 2 – DIG IT! sidenext
The good news is that it’s been a productive day today… finished up and mixed this Beautiful 2 joint, did the photoshoot (thanks to Khalil Stroman Photography Inc. for the hook up), put together the cover art and here it is for your listening pleasure today, just as I promised yesterday. The not-as-good news is that it looks like I’m gonna miss the Freeway / Jake One show here in Philly at the Troc tonight (sorry I can’t make it but thanks for putting me on the list anyway, hommie… I know y’all gonna rock it). Well, just as with the last Beautiful joint I did, I’m real happy about this one. Make sure to let me know if you dig this kind of schitt, ‘cuz I’m itchin’ to drop number three very soon if you want more.
BTW (and totally off topic), did anybody see that NBA all star dunk contest the other night? WEAK. Worst of all time. Dudes have no imagination whatsoever. If any of y’all NBA dunk dudes are listening, I’ll give you one for next year (save this for your show stopper)- dribble the ball while you’re standing at half court, about to make your dunk. Then suddenly just put the ball down. The crowd will start gasping like “wtf??? What’s he doing? Is he quitting???” Then just start running towards the hoop without the ball. Everyone will think you’ve gone insane. What they don’t know is that while the last guy was doing his li’l wack ass dunk, you were on the sidelines untying one of your kicks, loosening it up just enough that it won’t fall off while you’re running. As you leap into the air towards the hoop, you reach down and take off the loose sneaker while in midair then bring it up and WINDMILL DUNK THE SNEAKER. Hang from the rim for effect (and also to ease your one-barefooted landing). The fans are happy, the streets are happy, the sneaker companies are happy, and David Stern is doing something prematurely in his dress slacks he’s so happy. You don’t have to pay me for that one, NBA dunk dudes… just do it. Do SOMETHING. Anything. I got a million of ’em, hit me on the e-mail and I’ll do y’all that solid (the sneaker dunk was free but any of my other ideas will be for a small fee, of course… y’all can afford it).
Although my PC is down, I refuse to let my computer woes stop THAT REAL SCHITT from marching forward… had to pull out the Macbook (which I rarely use due to the fact that I don’t know jack about Macs) and get busy as best I can. I planned on dropping another one of my many belated mixes this Valentines weekend and here it is. Didn’t have many of my usual tools to hook up the music and visuals, so I improvised. No Photoshop? I downloaded the GIMP schitt for Mac and did what I could do for the graphics (not much different than what I normally do- I’m no pro at any of this schitt, believe me). Had to do a LOT of schitt differently, but it got done.
This is just a collection of some sweet soul-ish stuff that I like and have been listening to for awhile now. Some I got from my vinyl collection, some I got from around the internets (like the Top Shelf “Let Them Keep On Talking” from Matthew Africa‘s blog… thanks, Matt!). I’d like to say this is perfect since this is Valentines Day, but some of the songs are more on some “I lost you and we’re not together any more” steez rather than some “I love you and you love me and we’ll be together FOREVER” schitt. There’s plenty of that too, but I’m just giving y’all that disclaimer before you play this mix for your sweetie tonight and she gets depressed and leaves your ass. Regardless, it’s a lot of great music so enjoy.
And also, BTW- Soulman BEAUTIFUL PT. 2 tomorrow.
Hey y’all… still chillin’ on the THAT REAL SCHITT content for now, but looks like I’m about to get snowed in yet again here in Philly (we just got hit with 29 inches on white flakes last weekend, now Mama Nature’s about to dump another foot and a half on us tonight and all day tomorrow… yikes) so maybe while I’m stuck in the house for a day or two I’ll come up with some new schitt for the site. Meanwhile, here are a couple of Youtube vids that have been making the rounds already all over the internet, but if you haven’t already seen ’em you really need to get a load of these. My homie Jake One and one of my favorite rappers, Philly homeboy Freeway, are prepared to drop an album that’s gonna bring the rap world to a halt just like this cotdamned snow is about to stop everything from moving here in Philly. Not trying to make this into a commercial, but as crazy as any Jake Wizzle / Philly Freezer fan knows the music is gonna be…. well, just check out the packaging. INSANE. I just ordered seven copies, no lie (and will probably cop another five or so… even if this album sells a million, sealed minty copies are probably gonna be worth some dough one day… real collectors know the deal). Check out both the cd and the LP and tell me what’s f***in’ with this. WOWWWW.