Sunday, December 06, 2015

RuFFa`s "RePReSeNTiN` [PRoMo CD SiNGLe]"...

What`s up y`all? I hope that all it well with you! Yeah-yeah, I know that it`s been a long while & I bet ya thought I had given up on the ol` blog? Nope, just busy with Life you know the deal if you`re a dad! Anyway, I am back from the hiatus to share with y`all a lil` promo CD single that I dug out & dusted off from my personal collection. I haven`t really seen this online, it may be out there somewhere but I sure haven`t come across it in my searches anyway. This joint was released way back in 1996 thru MCA Records & it`s by Ruffa. Now to be straight up & honest I could not find any info` out there on this kat so I can`t really provide y`all with a BiG write up on him unfortunately. All I can really tell ya is that if you are familiar with the Ragga/Reggae HiP HoP artist Mad Lion & you DiG his tunes then you`ll more than like appreciate this joint because they`re pretty much from the same lane with the style of music that they do. Ruffa has a voice that sounds like he could be a distant relative of Cookie Monster.....LoL, but not in a bad way, it just gives him a very distinct sound on the mic...


To my knowledge Ruffa has only released one album & a handful of singles in the mid `90's (1995-96). The title of his only album is "A Diamond In The Ruff" which was released in 1996 by MCA Records, once I get a chance to find it in my collection I`ll be sharing it with y`all. Anyway, let`s get back to the single at hand shall we? On this single you get 4 joints in total; the Clean & Dirty Versions, the Instrumental & the Acappella (which is the Dirty Version in case you were curious) of "Representin`". The song was produced by Ruffa himself & also features the always DoPe Kool G. Rap. Both kats spit some straight hardcore lyrics over the beat which doesn`t disappoint either. I have to say that "Representin`" is probably the best song from Ruffa`s debut & only album. So y`all should definitely check this single out & give it a listen...




Label: MCA Records
Released: 1996


1. Representin` [Clean Version] {ft. Kool G. Rap}
2. Representin` [Dirty Version] {ft. Kool G. Rap}
3. Representin` [Instr.]
4. Representin` [Acappella] {ft. Kool G. Rap}







 












N`JoY...

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...