Monday, August 31, 2015

213`s "GRouPie LuV (G-FuNK ReMiXeS) [CD SiNGLe]"...

Back again with another 213 single, this one`s a lil` more interesting than the previous "Groupie Luv" single that I shared with y`all. True this is another "Groupie Luv" single, but this one includes some G-Funk remixes that were produced by the 'G-Child' Warren G. He actually did 2 G-Funk remixes on this single; the G-Funk Club Remix & then the G-Funk Grown Folks Remix, I`m DiGG`n the latter of the 2 personally. Don`t get me wrong the Club Remix isn`t bad I just feel that the beat would`ve been better suited for another song altogether, this is just my opinion though. Now the Grown Folks Remix is bangin`, it may be almost better than the original. I definitely think that someone should jack that Instrumental for a mixtape that`s for sure!!! 


On this single you get 7 tracks in total; the Album version, Album Instrumental, G-Funk Club Remix, G-Funk Club Remix Instrumental, G-Funk Grown Folks Remix, G-Funk Grown Folks Remix Instrumental & the Acappella. Something that`s kind of funny to note that I noticed with all 3 of the 213 singles that I`ve shared with y`all is that each one of them had a different spelling for acapella. So I decided that I`d get to the bottom of it since I have always wondered what the correct spelling of the word actually was, so according to this site here`s what they had to say about it;

"In referring to singing unaccompanied by instruments, the traditional spelling is the Italian one, a cappella: two words, two Ps, two Ls. The Latin spelling a capella is learned, but in the realm of musical terminology, we usually stick with Italian. The one-word spelling “acapella” is widely used by Americans, including by some performing groups, but this is generally regarded by musical experts as an error"...

So apparently I have been using the American variation all this time...LoL, but usually when it comes to tracklists I just copy it however it appears on the album, single or whatever. Anyway, now that I`ve just taken you to school go `head & take recess & listen to these tunes, enjoy...




 213 - Groupie Luv (G-Funk Remixes) [CD Single]
Label: TVT Records
Released: 2004



1. Groupie Luv [Album Version]
2. Groupie Luv [Album Version Instr.]
3. Groupie Luv [G-Funk Club Rmx]
4. Groupie Luv [G-Funk Club Rmx Instr.]
5. Groupie Luv [G-Funk Grown Folks Rmx]
6. Groupie Luv [G-Funk Grown Folks Rmx Instr.]
7. Groupie Luv [Acappella]





SoLiDFiLeS LiNK...


MeGa LiNK...







R.i.P. NaTe DoGG...

213`s "GRouPie LuV [PRoMo CD SiNGLe]"...

Going to share with y`all another promo single from 213, this one`s a CD Single that also came out in 2004 thru TVT Records. It`s titled "Groupie Luv" & it was produced by DJ Pooh who sampled Herbie Hancock`s "Chameleon" for the beat. Overall it`s a funky entertaining joint, I mean c`mon who doesn`t like groupies?.....LoL, this is clearly not a super lyrical track, but if you`re lookin` to get the crowd up dancin` I`m sure this joint`ll help you out with that. You get 5 tracks on this single; the Radio version, Dirty version, Instrumental, Accapella & the Call Out Hook. Never truly understood why some singles include that Call Out Hook ish, but for whatever reason it`s on here too. 213 did a music video for this song, it`s got a somewhat corny but comical vibe to it. That`s all that I really have to say about this joint, check out the tunes & enjoy...







213 - Groupie Luv [Promo CD Single]
Label: TVT Records
Released: 2004



1. Groupie Luv [Radio]
2. Groupie Luv [Dirty]
3. Groupie Luv [Instr.]
4. Groupie Luv [Accapella]
5. Groupie Luv [Call Out Hook]






SoLiDFiLeS LiNK...


MeGa LiNK...








R.i.P. NaTe DoGG...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

213`s "ANoTHeR SuMMeR [PRoMo 12 iNCH]"...

My apologies to the visitors of this blog, I realize that it`s been almost 2 months since I`ve posted any music I just needed to take a lil` break. Hopefully I can start posting up somethings before I head up to Canada for a few days to visit my parents, brothers & friends. I`m kind of excited to take the trip it`s been almost a year since my last visit & this time around I`m going with my wife & son. Anyway I`m going to kick things back into motion with a TVT Records released Promo 12 Inch single that was originally released in 2004 by the West Coast super trio 213. Now if you are not familiar with who 213 is you should have your West Coast pass revoked.....LoL, I`m jokin` y`all. 213 is a trio of West Coast rappers consisting of Snoop Dogg, 'Mr. Regulate' Warren G & the late great Nate Dogg who all rep` Long Beach, California. The group`s name 213 stood for the area code of Long Beach at the time they formed (the area code has since been switched to 526). That`s all I`m really going to say about `em for now, I don`t want to get into great detail because I want to save that story for when I share with y`all their one & only album...


With that being said, the title of this single is "Another Summer" which is quite fitting seeing as how this Summer is pretty much winding down & honestly I can`t say that I`m sad about that....LoL, now being a Canadian I never thought I`d be so glad to be done with Summer, but ever since I moved down to Charlotte, North Carolina it`s another story altogether. So far I`ve been here for 2 Summers & they`ve been hella hot! The first one wasn`t quite as bad because it rained a whole lot, like 3 out of every 7 days that went by it rained. This Summer however it`s been CRaZy hot!!! Severe drought like weather, not as bad as what Cali`s been dealing with though thank God, but still very much hot with a lot less rain. I mean when you`re standing in the shade & it still feels as though you`re melting like ice cream it`s just simply too hot for comfort & definitely not enjoyable at all. Who knows though, maybe I just haven`t adapted to the climate yet...


Anyway, this promo single contains 3 tracks in total; the Clean/Radio version, the Instrumental & the Acapella. The song`s produced by none other than Kanye West who samples Eddie Kendricks` "Intimate Friends" for the beat. Latoiya Williams is also featured on the track & delivers some sweet soundin` vocals. It`s a decent song, not super spectacular but also far from wack. I can definitely see it getting some play at a few family BBQ`s since it has that nice laid back Summer time vibe to it. What`s also great about this single is that you get the Acapella which gives you another way to enjoy Nate Dogg`s vocals. Without the beat you truly get to hear just how talented of a singer he was, I`m sure it`s that way for just about any of his Acapellas though. So there ya have it, check out the music & enjoy...



Label: TVT Records
Released: 2004



1. Another Summer [Clean] {ft. Latoiya Williams}
2. Another Summer [Instr.]
3. Another Summer [Acapella] {ft. Latoiya Williams}








R.i.P. NaTe DoGG...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Too $HoRT TaLKs ABouT HiS ALBuMs` CoVeR ArT...

I`ve been a Too Short fan ever since I was about 14 or 15 years old, back when my dad`s nephew Jay gave me a whole bunch of his Rap cassettes. One of the albums that was in the box of tapes that he had given me amongst many other gems was Too $hort`s "Life Is....Too $hort". I`ve always thought that the album cover was pretty DoPe. The image is straight forward; Too $hort crouched down behind a gravestone really drives the point home about Life being too short. "Don`t Fight The Feelin`" & "Cuss Words" are probably my favorite tracks off the album. Anyways he`s released hella albums since this one & honestly I haven`t really been checkin` for his albums like I used to since about 2005 or so, but he`s still somewhat of a guilty pleasure so every now & then I will peep some of his newer stuff. While I was on youtube a few weeks ago I found this lil` video that had Too $hort talkin` about all his albums` covers & found it to be pretty interesting so I figured I`d share it with y`all here since there may be a few Too $hort fans out there, so check it out & enjoy...














N`JoY...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MiLK BoX MiSS`n...JaMaL a.k.a. MaLLy G





What`s up y`all? I know it`s been a minute since my last post, but hey Life as a father has been keeping me pretty busy what can I say? Anyway, since I didn`t have anything to post up for the Tuesday Tape Rip Series this week I figured that I`d start another type of series. This one is goin` to be called MiLK BoX MiSS`n, basically a "Where Are They Now?" type of thing. There`s always some artist/artists out there that you`ve heard music from whether it was an album, a single or even just a feature on another artist`s track that you may have really liked, but for some reason or another they disappear & you never hear from them again. At least that`s how it is for myself anyway, so I figured that I`d try my shot at solving some of these mysteries....LoL, these type of posts may not always include music that you`ll be able to DL, sometimes they may just include videos from youtube or something...


So for the first post in this series I`d like to talk about Mally G a.k.a. Jamal of Illegal fame since he`s one of the kats that I had always wondered about seeing as how I didn`t hear too much from him after he released his solo album back in 1995 titled "Last Chance, No Breaks". I thought that album was pretty good, plus that "Fades `Em All [Pete Rock Rmx]" is hella DoPe! So how could ya not wonder about a guy that could make some music like that? Now I won`t be going into mad detail about who he is because I kind of want to save that for when I`m posting up his previously mentioned solo album, however I will give ya a really brief rundown. Mally G or Jamal, is a rapper & music producer who started his career teaming up with another rapper named Malik. As a duo they went by the name Illegal & were signed to Rowdy Records who released their debut album titled "The Untold Truth" back in 1993...




Although the group only stayed together for a few years their album did have some minor success reaching #119 on the Billboard 200. Their singles "Head Or Gut", "We Getz Busy" & "Back In The Day" attracted some curiosity from Hip Hop heads because Illegal was a far cry from the other 'kiddy' Rap groups that were out at the time. They were much more hardcore & street than Kriss Kross or Da Youngstas & they actually took lyrical shots at both groups on songs like the previously mentioned "We Getz Busy" featuring Erick Sermon & "Head Or Gut"...









For whatever reasons (industry politics perhaps?) we didn`t hear from Illegal again until 1995 when they landed a feature on Too $hort`s album titled "Cocktales" on the song "Thangs Change" which also featured another 'kid rapper' named Baby D (who was only 9 years old at the time). After that the group pretty much broke up & they both went their separate ways to work on solo projects. Jamal worked with Erick Sermon, Redman, Easy Mo Bee & Rockwilder who helped produce the tracks for his solo album "Last Chance, No Breaks" which was also released by Rowdy Records in 1995. The album`s two singles "Keep it Real" & "Fades `Em All" are still bangers to this day, my opinion of course...







Malik also worked on a solo album around the same time period as Jamal was workin` on his however Rowdy Records released only the one single from it titled "Malik Goes On", but his debut album was shelved & never seen the day of light. He didn`t let that bother him though because he continued to put in work being featured on Monica`s "Miss Thang" album & later linkin` up with his cousin Snoop Dogg landing a feature on his "Doggystyle" album on the song titled "Pump Pump". It was around this time that he had also started to use another alias as well, Hershey Loc. Thru the affiliation with Snoop he also landed features on Warren G`s first two albums ("Regulate...G-Funk Era" & "Take A Look Over Your Shoulder") as well as Tha Dogg Pound`s debut album "Dogg Food". Then in 2005 Malik finally released his debut album titled "The Game Needs Me"...


As for Jamal a.k.a. Mally G he`s still making music & puttin` in his work you can contact him at Beats4mallyg@gmail.com. The interview below gives you an update on what he`s been up to. He also goes into a bit of his history & what had happened to him during the down times; drugs, bad business relationships & all that entertaining stuff. So if you were like me & wondered what he was up to check it out & solve that mystery...LoL, enjoy...











N`JoY...