Old School Tuesdays:: Classics II 91-92 Edition

I’m fairly wiped after last week’s Halifax Pop Explosion, so I needed an easy OSM topic to ease me into the week. I’ve already done a couple posts based on some “classic” mixtapes I did ages ago, and so I figured why not go that route again if I could find another mix. Well, I found one entitled Classics II 91-92, which sounded good to me, so here’s the first 5 songs on side A of that mix.

 

The mix opens with a bang: Chuck D and Flav yelling “Here come the Drums!” and “Confusion!”, which of course means that you’re about to be pounded into submission by the huge drums of Public Enemy’s Can’t Truss It from Apocalypse ’91. Next up is Mic Checka, the lead track from Das EFX’s debut album Dead Serious, and although the bumstiggity-bum rappin’ style hasn’t necessarily aged that well, Das did it better than anyone, and their classic jams still sound classic to me.

 

Can you name a better relationship-related hip hop song than Main Source’s Looking At The Front Door from their amazing debut Breaking Atoms? Well you might be able to, but there can’t be many, and this gem was stellar choice for song number 3 on the mix. Song 4 had me nodding my head as soon as the beat dropped - I’ve always loved O.G. Style’s Catch ‘Em Slippin and that certainly hasn’t changed. Unfortunately both members of the group have passed on, but their awesome I Know How To Play ‘Em will live forever in my cassette collection. We’ll finish up today’s OSM with song 5, Naughty By Nature’s O.P.P., which has been played to death down the years, but it really is a great song, so I doubt anyone will be too mad at hearing it again.

 

So there you have it, five more songs that I’ve posted before, but as always, there’s a lot of awesome there, so hopefully no one will complain. Complaining is of course useless, because as you no doubt remember, real G’s rock tapes. Enjoy.

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MP3:: Public Enemy - Can’t Truss It

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MP3:: Das EFX - Mic Checka

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MP3:: Main Source - Looking At The Front Door

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MP3:: O.G. Style - Catch ‘Em Slippin

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MP3:: Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.

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One Response to “Old School Tuesdays:: Classics II 91-92 Edition”

Mario October 27th, 2010 at 8:47 am

you guys still blow….where is the Awesome Threesome-ness???

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