Monday, October 8, 2007

Old School Mondays:: Son Of Bazerk and Freshco & Miz

It's Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada, and unlike our friends to the south, we only get a three-day weekend. Not really a big deal, but it means trying to fit postings in around family dinners and the like. So I'll try and be brief in today's rundown of old school classic jams, but brevity isn't always my strong suit. Anyway, today's old school jams were sourced in a similar manner to last week's. In my preview post for Dammien Alexander's Pop Explosion show, I said this:

That's just a quick overview, but Dammien really does change his style up in a Son Of Bazerk like manner.

After that it was a a no-brainer that Son Of Bazerk would be featured this Monday. As for the other song, well once again the Ack and I were talking about awesome old school jams this week, and somehow Freshco & Miz's We Don't Play came up. Anyone who's heard this one knows it certainly it belongs here. Plus Marc, also known as the Miz, is one of the hill's oldest friends, and he's coming to Halifax for a visit next weekend, so that makes it even more appropriate.

MP3:: Son Of Bazerk
Son Of Bazerk was actually Son Of Bazerk & No Self Control, which was a group of MC's, but the bombastic Bazerk was certainly the driving force on 1991's Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk. Well, actually, the Bomb Squad's production might have been the real driving force, but certainly on Change The Style at least, Bazerk grabs the spotlight with his over the top style. The beat is awesome, an unstoppable drum loop spliced with guitar strums and horn stabs, it's hard to resist. The song's gimmick is that it switches to other styles, like reggae, old school R&B;, and even the heavy metal, but the song would've been awesome without that stuff. But back in the day we thought that stuff was comical, so it got this song plenty of attention. The rest of the album wasn't quite as good as this song, so luckily this one was good enough to keep it in people's memory banks, enjoy.

MP3:: Freshco & Miz - We Don't Play
Freshco was an MC title holder from Brooklyn, and DJ Miz was a world champion DJ from the DJ factory that was 80's Philly. They teamed up to make an album, and became some kind of mythical, perfect rap combo. I say mythical as I never saw a copy of their album and never knew of anyone that had it, but after this song dropped on Rapcity (the Canadian version), everyone wanted it. This is really just classic hip hop, early 90's style. The super fast beat is perfect for Freshco's fast rap styles, and Miz gets loose, cutting records in half on the break. Great song, enjoy this one.

Video:: Freshco & Miz - We Don't Play

Posted at 7:53 AM by naedoo :: 3 comments

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At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

Dude, these guys had championship belts...that alone makes them 90's rap icons



At 3:18 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

You are %100 right my friend, I forgot to comment on the video. Back in the day I remember we thought them having belts was one of the coolest things going. I still feel that way actually.


At 8:12 PM, Anonymous GNOME 174 did sayeth:

this ish iz still da raw bizzo grandsun timeless!!! GNOME174 CHI-CITY


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