A couple weeks ago, I did a little compilation of semi-obscure old rap songs that were just good old album tracks. You know, those songs that were never made into videos (for the most part) or got played on the radio (back when that was a thing that mattered). These were always my favorite songs from many of the classic albums of my younger years. There’s a good chance you’ve heard a few of these but an even better chance you haven’t…after all..you’re like in your 20’s, right? Lil’ wayne mixtapes are old school to you people…this shit is like prehistoric. Goddamn I’m old…
anyway, a few of these have probably been “song of the day” on here but most of those old links are down anyway, so this isn’t hurting anyone.
1)Get into something: Just Ice
2)your man is my Man: Nikki D
3)Where’d you get your bobo’s: Yaggfu front
4)Can’t stop us: Field Mob
5)Couldn’t C it: Young Bleed
6)On the Jazz tip: Maestro Fresh Wes
7)Space Boogie: Kurupt
8)Wrek the art; A.S.A.P.
9)Any way the wind blows: The UMC’s
10)U still a Aggin: Willie D
11)Dope not hype: Nice and smooth
12)In 20 minutes: Extra Prolific
13)The whore said it’s yours: Threat
14)Ya don’t stop: Fesu
15)I don’t need you: Trina Feat. Trick Daddy
16)Thoughts of a negro: School of hard knocks
17)I can’t believe it: Capitol Tax
18)This is a game: The future sound
19)The Blues: Andres 13 (off the first Terminator X solo album)
There was a time when a person would buy a record, cassette or CD and take it home and listen to it. Weird, right? Back in that long lost time, albums had something known as “Singles”. A “single” was the first song off that album that would be leaked to radio stations. It was usually chosen because it was felt that song was the most easily digestible of all the tracks on that album. However, often, the lead single off an album wouldn’t be all that. In fact, in many cases, it was just the artists/labels failed attempt at crossing over to a larger audience. IF you were like me, in those days, you always loved a nice album track. These were the tracks buried on albums. They never got radio play, they never got played at shows…but they were often some of the best tracks on the album.
Because it’s been a while since I made you guys any compilations, I figured this would be as good angle to take.
Basically, there are some of my favorite “lost” (in the sense of forgotten, not rare) album cuts. Some of these are from some somewhat known rappers, others are fairly obscure.
If you’re a young person, these will all be new to you..if you’re old like me (and a rap nerd) this will be a walk down memory lane. Either way, they’re fucking good…Enjoy!
(This is part 1, I’ll post part two in an upcoming week)
1)Can’t hold back: Dred Scott
2)Heels Without souls: Hard 2 Obtain
3)Mama’s always on stage: Arrested development
4)Southern Friend: P.E.A.C.E.
5)Street sweeper: Da Bushwackass
6)Fake Charades: Lewis Parker
7)Lost in Thought: Funkdoobiest
8)My cheating days are over: Rich Nice
9)The U is Smooth: Grand Daddy I.U.
10)All on my nutsac: Da Lench Mob
12)Tru Master; Tru Master
13)Crotch ripper-mad speaker: Trends of culture
14)Lingering: Jak Progresso
15)The streets are a battlefield: KMC
16)Ghetto instinct: Da King & I
17)Well of 100 souls: A-Teem.
P.S. I’m pretty sure I’ve given some of these away on my blog os “song of the day” joints but I can’t keep track of that shit so, you know, if you got’em from me already, let it go. It’s still free, bro.