Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MiLK BoX MiSS`n (a.k.a. WHeRe ARe THeY NoW???)





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...

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

TueSDaY TaPe RiP...G-PaC`s "PaC-N` Um uP [CaSSeTTe EP]"...

First off, let me just address this lil` issue so I can be done with it & move on. If you think that you`re going to get under my skin or waste my time by trolling me on this blog you`re completely mistaken! Not only that you`re wasting your time because that ish simply doesn`t phase me. I just find it fuckin` hilarious that there`s actually some people out there that would take to the time to visit my blog, download the FREE music & then complain about something as stupid as me calling the post a "Tuesday Tape Rip" when the post is actually posted Wednesday at say 12:05am....LoL, get the fuck out of here with that bullshit & suck a sandpaper~covered elephant dick! Not that I need to justify things to you, but here`s the deal fuck~head! Sometimes I have issues with the filehosts that I`m using so the links aren`t always ready even though I have the write up done (on Tuesday), so that is why the posts aren`t always technically posted on Tuesday...


Now that I was able to get the out of the way let`s get back to the business at hand shall we? Oh yeah this is another late post, so deal with it genius! Anyway, today`s Tuesday Tape Rip comes courtesy of the homie Dizz-E Go-Mack. So BiG uPs & a thank you go out to him. What he shared with me is something that I didn`t even know existed until he hooked me up with it, so my apologies for not knowing anything about it. Dizz-E did manage to tell me a very small amount of info` about it, but not a whole lot. So the tape at hand is by G-Pac & it`s a 6~track EP titled "Pac-N' Um Up" that was released back in 1995 by Geta Grip Records. G-Pac represents Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & that my friends is all that I know....LoL, again my apologies y`all. As always if you know anything else about this EP don`t hesitate to school me! The vibe of the EP is definitely more on the G-Funk side, lyrically G-Pac isn`t going to blow your mind with punchlines that`ll have you hittin` rewind, that`s alright though because they do deliver some decent raps. Standout joints for me are; "Droppin` Bombs", "Servin` Funk", "Ain`t No Fak-n" & "Genuine Playaz". So there ya have it y`all, go `head & check it out for ya`selves. Don`t let the fact that it may be unknown to you shy you away from it. Look at it as a potential treasure, a diamond in the rough if you will. Ya never know what you may find! I take this approach with everything that I haven`t heard before because I`ve not only found tunes that I had actually been searching for for years, but I`ve also found some hidden gems so enjoy...





G-Pac - Pac-N' Um Up [Cassette EP]
Record Label: Geta Grip Records
Released: 1995



A1. Droppin` Bombs
A2. Servin` Funk
A3. Pac-N-Um Up
B1. 24-7
B2. Ain`t No Fak-n
B3. Genuine Playaz
















N`JoY...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TaPeMaSTeRS iNc. & KeYZ PReSeNT - "2PaC: Runnin` WiTH An OuTLaW"...

Since I didn`t have any cassette rips to share for the Tuesday Tape Rip series this week I figured that I could at the very least share with y`all this mixtape that I`ve been listening to for the last few days. Lately there`s been quite a few 2Pac news articles being published on the various Hip Hop news sites, so naturally I`ve been checkin` `em out. I can only guess that all the media attention given to `Pac was due to the fact that his birthday had just passed on June 16th. Anyway, all that reading that I was doing also led to me dustin` off this mixtape presented by Tapemasters Inc. & Keyz titled "2Pac: Runnin` With An Outlaw" which they released back in 2005, it`s a pretty solid effort overall. They definitely made some great selections when it came to the songs that they picked for this mixtape. Since it was the 12th edition of their Collabo series Tapemasters Inc. & Keyz decided to choose some of 2Pac`s better collaborations although some of them were created after his death like "Loyal To The Game" with 50 Cent & G-Unit or "N.I.G.G.A." with Jadakiss for example...


The only downside (it`s only minor) about this joint is that they chose to use the edited version of the `Pac & Scarface collabo` "Smile". Aside from that though this joint is almost a 5 star effort. I think had they used the original versions of "Loyal To The Game", "Runnin`", "One Day At A Time" & "Military Minds" then this mixtape would`ve been gold star sticker worthy....LoL, my opinion of course. I`ve never been a super huge fan of `Pac like say my cousin Dawson is, but I definitely am a fan of the man`s work! He had some great charisma on the mic & when he spit his lyrics you definitely felt them. Whether he was spittin` DiSSeS, some political ish or even some positive uplifting stuff for the women, whatever it was he made sure that you experienced some type of emotion. It really is a DaMn shame that he was taken away from us so early in his career! I`m sure he would`ve been doing some great things had he not been killed in Las Vegas. Hopefully someday soon in the near future they can figure out who was TRULY responsible for taking his Life so justice can be served & we no longer have to see the theories (here`s a nice lil` article about some of them). Wishful thinking, yes I know, but hey I had to put it out there. Anyway take a lil` trip while listening to this joint & enjoy some of `Pac's best collaboration songs spanning from early in his career all the way to after his death. I`m sure you`ll like it even if you aren`t a 2Pac fan...





Label: N/A
Released: 2005



1. Loyal To The Game {ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Young Buck}
2. N.I.G.G.A. {ft. Jadakiss}
3. Got My Mind Made Up {ft. Method Man, Redman, Daz & Kurupt}
4. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted {ft. Snoop Dogg}
5. California Love {ft. Dr. Dre}
6. Wanted Dead Or Alive {ft. Snoop Dogg}
7. Runnin` (Dying To Live) {ft. Notorious B.I.G.}
8. One Day At A Time [Em`s Version] {ft. Eminem}
9. Smile {ft. Scarface}
10. Thugz Mansion [Nas Acoustic] {ft. Nas}
11. How Do U Want It {ft. K-Ci & JoJo}
12. Toss It Up {ft. Aaron Hall, K-Ci & JoJo}
13. All `Bout U {ft. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg & Dru Down}
14. I Get Around {ft. Digital Underground}
15. World Wide Mob Figgaz {ft. Outlawz}
16. Deadly Combination {ft. Big L}
17. Last Wordz {ft. Ice Cube & Ice-T}
18. 5 Deadly Venoms {ft. Treach, Apache & Live Squad}
19. Military Minds {ft. Cocoa Brovaz & Buckshot}
20. 1st To Bomb {ft. Daz}
21. Hail Mary {ft. Outlawz}
22. Freestyle {ft. Notorious B.I.G.}
23. Same Song {ft. Digital Underground}
24. Teardrops & Closed Caskets {ft. Outlawz & Nate Dogg}
25. I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto {ft. Brownstone}





The Mediafire link file password is FR33Mu$1C








MeGa LiNK...







R.i.P. 2PaC...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TueSDaY TaPe RiP...DeaD PReZ`s "NoT YeT FRee [ALBuM SaMPLeR]"...

 
 
 
 
What`s happenin` y`all? Hope all is well on your side of the tracks! Today I`m droppin` another post for the on~going Tuesday Tape Rip series. I know that I skipped out last week, my apologies I just simply didn`t have the time to post anything. Anyway this cassette rip comes courtesy of Captain Squid~LiD. So BiG uPs must go out to him, thanks for sharing the rip! All I did was adjust the volume of the file because it was kind of on the low side so I just raised it up a lil` bit. This cassette rip that I`m sharing with y`all today is a rip of an album sampler that Loud Records dropped as promo for dead prez`s "Let`s Get Free" album that was released in 2000. It contains snippets of tracks from their "Let`s Get Free" album (obviously....LoL), but it also contains a few interludes that aren`t on the album like "Army/Family" & "Martial Arts" as well as a few instrumentals. I was going to separate the snippets into their own tracks, but seeing as how the whole file is under 6 minutes in length I just decided to leave it as is. Now if you`re not familiar with dead prez, well you`ll just have to do some research on ya` own or wait until I drop another post for their debut album "Let`s Get Free". Until then peep this album sampler, get hyped up for their debut album & then go & cop it. Support some real Hip Hop, enjoy...
 
 
 
 
Label: Loud Records
Released: 2000




















N`JoY...

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

EiGHTBaLL & MJG`s "LiSTeN To The LyRiCs [CaSSeTTe SiNGLe]"...

I originally had this tape ripped & ready to go for the next post in the Tuesday Tape Rip series, but unfortunately Time Warner had some problems with their services yesterday. So for about 8 hours or so I didn`t have any cable, home phone or internet, oh the joys of having one company for all 3 services. It actually sucks like $2 hooker$ on pay~day, but that`s another story. Needless to say it was no fun trying to tell my 2 year old son how he couldn`t go on the ABCMouse.com website because our internet wasn`t working. His reply was simply, "`Puter, `puter daddy! I want `Mouse on the `puter daddy!!!" Followed by some frustration when the site wouldn`t load up on the laptop....LoL, kids are priceless. Anyway, let me get back on topic. Got to send a King Hippo sized shout out to C-Gull~E for hookin` me up with the tape so I could rip it to share with y`all, so BiG~uPs goes out to him! Since I had this all ready to go I`m not going to wait until next Tuesday to post it. There just won`t be a Tuesday Tape Rip this week that`s all, I know you`re sad about that....LoL


Now what am I sharing today? Well this joint is another cassette single, but this one is by the Memphis, Tennessee duo 8-Ball (8Ball, 8 Ball or Eightball) & MJG. It was released way back in the year 1991 by On The Strength Records & it`s titled "Listen To The Lyrics". It`s 3 tracks deep; 2 on the A-Side & 1 on the B-Side. I`ll be honest & say that I haven`t really heard any of their group albums, but I have listened to some of their solo work so I am somewhat familiar with each artist. Eightball`s solo double album (3 CD`s if you count the bonus disc) "Lost" which was released in 1998 is a solid album. While MJG`s solo album titled "No More Glory" from 1997 is also another solid effort. As for the duo I don`t know much about `em aside from them reppin` Memphis, Tennessee & first meeting each other back in 1984. From what I`ve been told "Listen To The Lyrics" is `Ball &`G's first single. They followed the single up with their debut album in 1993 titled "Comin` Out Hard" released by Suave House Records...


They have definitely built up a strong & loyal fan-base, releasing albums pretty consistently; "Comin` Out Hard" in 1993, "On The Outside Looking In" in 1994, "On Top Of The World" in 1995, "Lyrics Of  A Pimp (Strictly For Da Underground)" in 1997, "In Our Lifetime Vol. 1" in 1999, "Space Age 4 Eva" in 2000, "Living Legends" in 2004, "Ridin` High" in 2007, "Ten Toes Down" in 2010 & "From The Bottom 2 The Top" also released in 2010. As you can see they`ve certainly put in some work. If you`re a fan of theirs & you haven`t heard these tunes you should check `em out for sure, so you can hear their beginnings & see just how far they have come. The songs aren`t mind blowingly awesome, but they`re not bad either. I like "Got To Be Real" & "Listen To The Lyrics" the most overall. So there ya have it, go `head & check `em out for ya`self...

 




Label: On The Strength Records
Released: 1991



A1. Listen To The Lyrics
A2. Pimp In The House
B1. Got To Be Real


















N`JoY...