Old School Mondays:: Marley Marl is how old? Edtion

Thanks to Buck 65′s Twitter, it came to my attention that it was Marley Marl’s birthday last week. Buck went on to opine that Shan’s Born To Be Wild was Marley’s best work, and he posted a link to I Pioneered This to back up his opinion. I wouldn’t dispute that too much, as I’ve always liked Shan, and his first two albums are pretty awesome, but I’ve always been amazed that Marley isn’t recognized more for producing LL’s Mama Said Knock You Out, which literally resurrected Uncle L’s career after the luke warm response to Walking With a Panther in the hip hop community (despite it selling well) had L on the brink of irrelevancy.

 

But that’s neither here nor there really, with the main point being that Marley has produced a crap ton of great records, and a quick check of his wiki page tells me Marley was born in ’62, which I do believe would make him 48 years old this year. 48! I mean man, talk about feeling old, the man behind the Juice Crew is 2 years from 50? I’m afraid that surprises me a little bit. Well, Marley’s a legend (and I say that with no hyperbole, a little Google-age will provide enough backing for such a statement), and I don’t need much prompting to post some songs he’s produced.

 

Well we might as well start at the start, with Roxanne’s Revenge, which was, of course, a response record to UTFO’s Roxanne, done by a super young Roxanne Shante, and marking one of Marley’s earliest production credits. Next we’ll go with the aforementioned track from Shan and something from LL (the Jingling Baby Remix that started the LL-Marley collaboration, which I’ve actually posted before). We also have a little something from one of my favorite Marl-produced albums: Poison from Kool G. Rap & Polo’s Road to the Riches. And finally, it wouldn’t be right to finish this post with anything other than the The Symphony, so that’s what we have for you. Enjoy.

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MP3:: Roxanne Shante - Roxanne’s Revenge

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MP3:: MC Shan - I Pioneered This

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MP3:: LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling)

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MP3:: Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Poison

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MP3:: Marley Marl - The Symphony (F. Master Ace, Craig G., Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane

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