The very first official Jorun Bombay online podcast show is now available for your listening pleasure, featuring a lot of DWG–relatedmaterial that is pretty damn fressssh (my own very biased opinion but it also just happens to be a fact). No Serato, vinyl only- not important to me but I know it is to a lot of y’all hardcore vinylocrats out there, so please feel free to appreciate that black or other colored wax spinning around on the platters. Peep the tracklist, listen below and enjoy with no limitations-
The DWG Rampagers – DWG RAMPAGE Fabreeze Brothers – Power Man & Iron Fist DJ Format & The Good People – Marisco Eastside Connection – Frisco Disco Magic Disco Machine – Scratchin (Run-DMC & Phillmost concert at the Apollo commerical) Phill Most Chill & Paul Nice – Neva Stop Diggin Sputnik Brown – Ego Trip Sigher the Gutter Snipe – Hitman Harry Fair One – The Benches First Words – Joint Classified – Mic Check Oxygen – Spit Life Emskee – I Get Down (Like This) Soma – You ain’t ready (Soulman Remix) Sureshot Larock & DJ Format – Dope Pusher Last Minute Shout Outs
I swear I try not to hate on the popular music of today… really, I do. I want to like the sh*t. It’s not like my lifelong dream was to become the old dude with cobwebs hanging off his sack that doesn’t understand why indoor plumbing is a necessity (“those outhouses back in my day did the job just fine“). I do NOT want to be that dude! But try as you might, you become that dude anyway, at least to some extent. There’s really no escaping it. And to be honest, being that old dude who tries too hard to accept the ways of the younger generation ain’t a great look, either… at some point it’s only logical that you have a certain amount of contempt for the new sh*t, just because it’s so unlike your old sh*t that you understand and feel warm and comfortable with. Which brings me to this super nice “Nakamarra” track by the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote featuring A Tribe Called Quest‘s legendary front man Q-Tip. This song has been out for months now but it still falls under the “new sh*t” category, yet somehow I understand it very well and it makes me feel incredibly warm and comfortable. So see, new music people? This is proof that I (and I think most of us old farts) am NOT out to just hate on all things newly recorded. Yeah, I guess it does have a somewhat retro sound (especially Tip’s verse- as my Facebook friend Ben James said it, “Those chord changes with Q-Tip on top sounds like classic Tribe!”), but I don’t know, all I care about is if I like something or not. And this is new. And I like it. Please, new people, keep making more stuff that I like. (And shout out to vocalist Nai Palm for the ill song stylings that have been making me feel something akin to sunshine ever since I heard this tune.) A side anecdote concerning The Abstract Poetic- back when I was slingin’ records at the infamous Roosevelt Hotel and the Marc Ballroom record shows in New York City in the mid 90’s there was one time when Tip is over at my table looking through my crates, and we’re talking music and whatnot… now, I am admittedly socially awkward but I am not a stutterer and also not at all a starstruck-type person who’s gonna get flustered around celebrities or anything like that, but for some reason unbeknownst to me while saying something to Tip I got stuck on a word and couldn’t get it out for however many long seconds that felt like minutes, on some straight up Stuttering John from the Howard Stern Show sh*t! Tip is a cool brother and had no reaction, and I played it off well, but let’s just say it was embarrassing. Never happened to me before or since. Definitely NOT so warm and comfortable.
New sureshot just released on the Breakin Bread label featuring my homie Chris Read rockin’ the beat and me, myself and I Phill Most Chill rockin’ the emcee rhymes. 7″ format with the original version plus a nasty remix by Chris on the B side (there’s also a very dope remix by Kid Dyno of the Daily Diggers crew that I hope will be available as well… #hottodeath). Please support and purchase one or two or thirty copies if you feel so inclined. Chris will be dropping a full length lp on Breakin Bread soon too, so put a few bucks aside for that. Meanwhile, check out the A side of Rap Tradition here and the B side remix here. While you’re at it, go ahead and order that vinyl 45 by clicking this (vinyl is pressed in limited quantities and has already sold out at some locations, so I’d advise acting fast just in case) or do that iTunes digital download style thing by tapping on this other link. I think that covers it! It’s gonna be a busy end-of-2013 when it comes to new Phill Most Chill related raps released on vinyl, so please be ready… I think you’re gonna like what’s coming. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.
Talk about your lost classics- I’ve heard about this slug fest between microphone greats Mele Mel and Willie D from May 24th, 1992 ever since… well, not too long after May 24th, 1992. The accounts of Mel going down due to an inadvertent head butt look to be accurate but it’s hard to see, Willie might’ve snuck that sneaky left in there and tapped Mel’s jaw phantom style, like Muhammad Ali sockin’ the sh*t out of Sonny Liston with that good ol’ anchor punch that Stepin Fetchit taught him how to throw. Maybe Bushwick Bill taught Willie a similar punch? I know, I’m grasping at straws but anything’s possible. Well, like I said I first learned about this fight not long after it happened but I think this is my first time seeing it. For the rest of you who’ve never seen it, here ya go. You can also read the original Source magazine article about it here. To the cat who dug this footage up, if you’re out there and you have the Freddie Foxxx-administered legal azz-whuppin’s that took place at this event please post them as well when you get a minute. Every rapper talks about how they’ll f**k somebody up, but it’s always nice to see them actually do it.
For those who may have slept on it, the world’s greatest record label DWG recently put out a promo-only sampler EP featuring some of the best tunes from their extensive “random rap revisited” catalog (I got a few features on this jawn!) entitled “DWG Sampler One (A Journey Through The Crates)”. A fine slab of wax, highly recommended even if you have to spend a fortune on eBay to obtain it. The highlight of the album (well, other than maybe Kool G Rap‘s “I Declare War”) for a lot of people was the collabo track “DWG Rampage” featuring myself and a few other super talented DWG vets, Emskee and Oxygen on the mic and equally super talented Jorun Bombay on the beat. Jorun has been shocking the world by crafting his own homemade instrumentals of classic Hip Hop records (see here and here for a couple of examples), so DWG decided to bring him together with us three mc’s and drop some rhymes over one of those instros. Out of all the recreated beats that Jo had done, EPMD & LL Cool J‘s classic “Rampage”seemed like the perfect joint. Since it’s getting late and I’m falling asleep all over my PC keyboard I’m gonna cut the story short, but you WILL hear more from The Rampagers very soon, that’s my word. All leading up to that Rampagers’ European Tour in 2014? I say hells yes, let’s do it! I’m down.
Thirty years after the seminal Hip Hop movie Wild Style hit theaters, it’s great to see the Fantastic Romantic Five (Kevie Kev, his brother Master Rob, Rubie Dee, Prince Whipper Whip & Dot-A-Rock) still rockin’ the stage like they did back in the days. In a word… fantastic.
“Can’t you take it, honey / bot watching dah sky, now / woh right”… or something like that. Trio Galleta was a soul / rock band formed in 1969 in Mar del Pla… oh, the hell with it, I’m not typing all that sh*t out. Read it for yourself at this Wikipedia page. I used to do a lot of collecting breaks, as you may or may not know, and one of my specialties for a minute was catching covers of songs with breaks, primarily covers from countries other than the US of A. One of them was this version of the Syl Johnson sureshot “Different Strokes” by Argentinian band Trio Galleta. More than the break, though, what I love about this record is how lead singer Carlos Iturbide obviously doesn’t speak a lick of English but he does his best to phonetically sound out the lyrics, sometimes with pretty laughable results. Stuff like “do the shinga-lay and the forky foreplay” beats a drumbreak any day for me (but please don’t misunderstand, I still loves me some drumbreaks). Like I said above, please feel free to read more about Trio Galetta at that Wiki page (which kinda butchers the English language a little bit too, but it’s all good) and after you’re done over there go on and find their albums somewhere online and download them all illegally! That’s what I did.
…but maybe it actually is! Who knows? I sure as hell don’t. I can’t even believe it’s been over a year since my last post here on THAT REAL SCHITT (and I haven’t been posting regular updates for even longer than that). I know all of the faithful followers to this blog have gone on to greener (and more frequently updated) pastures… my apologies to any who may have been disappointed by my disappearance from these parts. But I would like to get back into the swing of things over here- partly because yeah, I have a bunch of stuff coming up that I want to promote (gotta go for dolo when you don’t have a big PR firm handling things, what can I say), but also because I just miss dropping my little tidbits pertaining to true school Hip Hop, random raps, diggin’ in crates, etc… you know, THAT REAL SCHITT. So I’m gonna give it a try and see how it goes. If I can figure out how to do this properly on my iPad while I’m out in the streets I know I can make it happen. Cross your fingers. Thanks to everybody who’s checked for this site over the years and hopefully we can crank it up once again. MORE TO COME.
Me and the homie Paul Nice are hard at work on that Fabreeze Brothers album (we got some joints for y’all, trust me on this!)… it’ll still be a little while before we finish it up and perfect it, but until then here’s one to hold you for a minute. I recorded some rhymes over a sped up JB’s “Blow Your Head” loop and Paul ditched the JB’s sample, took the acapella, flipped the Lorenz Alexandria “Baltimore Oriole” break, smashed them together and viola- “The Packup (Part 1). Check the snippet below (and if you like it please feel free to share it with, like, everybody on earth)-
My sometimes ridiculously busy schedule makes it hard for me to stay up to date on a lot of things, especially this blog. So I’m a little late with posting this, but the Fabreeze Brothers‘ (a.k.a Paul Nice and yours truly Phill Most Chill) debut 12″ on the Sure Shot! label, “Power Man & Iron Fist” b/w “Phyllis Diller” is now available for pre-orders, so act fast. The test pressings are already sold out but as of this writing there are still some of the limited edition gold vinyl pressings available (did I say act fast? Yes I did) and you should be cool with the regular black vinyl pressings, but still- need I say it again?- act fast just in case. Ill cover art provided by the uber talented Lance Pilgrim (known for his fantastic work for my man Skeme Richards‘ Hot Peas & Butter among other things), along with incredible beats by Paul Neezy and emceeing by ya boy PMC makes the cypher complete. I’m sooooo amped up about this project… if we can pull off some of the things we are planning for the upcoming Fabreeze Brothers album it’s gonna be insane. But I’m getting ahead of myself… for now please feel free to peep the sound clips and pre-order the debut single right chere if you haven’t already. Again, my apologies for being a little slow bringing this info to THAT REAL SCHITT but you can always check me on facebookor swing by the Diggers With Gratitude forums to get the latest breaking Phill Most Chill news (and it looks like there may be a lot of it in 2012). Thanks and PEACE.