Like any hip hop fan worth his salt, I love a good posse cut, and I was reminded of this while listening to the rugged new single from Canadian collective/group/crew/supergroup/Voltron Wolves, which consists of producer extraordinaire Bix along with MC’s D-Sisive, Ghettosocks, Muneshine and Timbuktu. I would hope that, if you’re here at the hill, you’re excited after reading that lineup, and I’m happy to report that Air Pump & A Mushroom Cut is rather awesome, with the MC’s trading threat-filled braggadocios lines over a banging, guitar-heavy track. Ole Anton and his mushroom cut would approve.

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MP3:: Wolves - Air Pump and a Mushroom Cut
Bandcamp:: bixbeats.bandcamp.com

 

Now I’m not sure if that Wolves track officially counts as a posse cut, because the guys are billing themselves as one entity, but I came across another track yesterday that is a more classic example. I was a big fan of OK Cobra’s Edie Brickell-sampling I Quit from their ’09 release Delirium Tremens. I’m also rather fond of the Backburner Collective, and so a Backburner Remix of I Quit is more than welcome here at the hill, even though it seems I’m late getting to it. We’ll file that under better late than never and enjoy this excellent remix/posse cut.

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MP3:: I Quit (Posse Remix f. More or Les, Wordburglar, Chokeules & Jesse Dangerously)
Bandcamp:: okcobra.bandcamp.com
WEB:: backburner.ca

 

With the big CBC hip hop Summit taking place this past week (complete with a performance of Let Your Backbone Slide from a tux-clad Maestro w/ assistance from Shad & k-os), who isn’t feeling a little nostalgic for the Canadian hip hop of our youth? Well what is the greatest posses cut in Canadian hip hop history? I’m sure there are actually plenty of good ones, but the sentimental favorite for most is Northern Touch. I was happy to see a spontaneous version broke out at the end of the Summit show (they were down a Rascal, and Checkmate wasn’t on hand, but still), and so let’s reminisce with this classic posse cut. Enjoy.

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MP3:: Rascalz, Choclair, Kardinal Official, Thrust & Checkmate - Northern Touch