Old School Mondays:: Rap Treats Edition

Oh the internet. Just when you think you’ve seen every clip of a chick getting smoked in the face with a tiny watermelon, seen every potential rape auto-tuned into into a dance jam, and found every single old school hip hop album you hadn’t heard since you were in Hammer pants, the ole internet reveals something else to turn your head into some much watermelon mush. In my case, it was discovering the Rap Treats section of the hip hop blog nationofmillions.ca. I’d been on this site a few times over the last year or so, but I had no idea they had so many old school gems on offer.

 

Seriously, they have a ton of stuff over there. Rare stuff, classic 12 inches, mixtapes - you can easily sink a couple hours into perusing the site. I did exactly that, and so this week’s OSM is essentially a clip show of various things of interest that I found on nationofmillions. All credit is due to the dudes that run that site, go check it once you’re done here.

 

I think the first thing that caught my eye was an un-released D.O.C. song from the No One Can Do It Better sessions. We love the D.O.C. here at the hill, and so I’m certainly going to check out any of his unreleased material. Bridgette is a crass, sing-song effort that features pretty much the whole Ruthless posse on ab-libs at the start and end. Kind of funny, if nothing else. Big Daddy Kane is another hill favorite, in fact I often include him in the top 5 best MC’s ever lists that I’m never asked to prepare. So then, an unreleased Kane song from the Long Live the Kane, especially one that uses the much-beloved phrase “eye-jammie”, like For Your Own Concern is getting posted.

 

As I mentioned earlier, they’ve got a ton of amazing 12″‘s, including a couple songs I would have posted previously if I could find them. Ultramagnetic’s Poppa Large is a classic 90′s east coast jam, but the album version was a bit un-inspiring, and so when I posted on Funk Your Head Up, I only put up the video for this song. So here’s the version I mentioned in that post. Just last week I posted a baseball-themed OSM in which I wanted to post the original Crooklyn Dodgers track featuring Special Ed, Master Ace & Buckshot, but I couldn’t find it. Problem solved now, what a great song. And to finsh up, a Special Ed remix I’ve never heard before, because everyone should love Special Ed. I do. Enjoy.

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MP3:: The D.O.C. - Bridgette

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MP3:: Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern

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MP3:: Ultramagnetic MC’s - Poppa Large (East Coast Mix)

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MP3:: Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn (Baseball Mix)

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MP3:: Special Ed - I Got It Made (Businesslike Version)

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One Response to “Old School Mondays:: Rap Treats Edition”

hotbox September 20th, 2010 at 9:02 am

Nice! That Ultra remix is off the chain

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