Friday, January 11, 2008

En la Calle 20 // 90's Edition

As most of you know, we have Hands Up going on tomorrow at The Loft. This is the 90's Jump Off, meaning we will be playing strictly your favorite cuts from the 90's. Pull those Hammer pants out of your parents attic, watch a few episodes of In Living Color to brush up on your dance moves and roll through! below we have selected some choice nineties tunes to get you in the mood.

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I Pod playlist :: 90's Jams...


Boyz II Men - Motownphilly (12' A Mix)
Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD, The East coast family! This was the uptempo New Jack hit from Boyz II Men's debut 1991 album "Cooleyhighharmony". If this doesn't provoke the Running Man, then I don't know what will. The mix I uploaded is straight from the Maxi probably won't find this anywhere else.

Jade - Don't Walk Away
This was one of the biggest R&B hits of 1993. This track is a jam for sure, it mixes in perfect with 90's Hip Hop and New Jack classics and the beat is bangin'. Ladies, get dipped in your "Fly Girl" apparel and we will see you on the dance floor this Saturday!

Showbiz & AG - Soul Clap
The original version of this track appeared on Showbiz & AG's first EP "Soul Clap". The short version appeared on their first album "Runaway Slave" later the same year. This is one of my favorite early nineties Hip Hop joints to play at any function. If you are feeling this, check the other singles from this LP "Fat Pockets", "Party Groove" and "Bounce Ta This". Classic D.I.T.C. never disappoints.


Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)
There are so many talented producers in the game these days as well in the 90's but I don't think anyone can touch Pete Rock. This guy is a true music legend. If you ever meet the guy in person, he is kind of a dick but none the less this has always been in rotation for me. This track has made it self a staple of early 90's hip hop. I'm not going to bitch and put my 555 soul back pack on but WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO MUSIC?

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ten Crack Commandments
When you think of popcorn you think of butter. When you think of cops you think, donuts and fuck heads. When you think of classic 90's hip hop the main guy that will always stand out to me is Biggie. What a career he had in the short time he had. Starting off in Brooklyn basically making every kid in the 90's wish they were from his block, to being one of the largest crossover M.C.s to this day. Not only did Biggie have such a needed place in the rap game at that time, he was also so nice at what he did. I mean the guy is a legend and NO ONE, I REPEAT NO ONE, will ever be better. There is no king of N.Y. anymore, well to me it was Biggie and he will always be the King of N.Y. Everyone needs to stop getting all excited, pull your pants up, and study the best that ever did it. Jay Z can sit the fuck down and bench warm...along with P Diddy dick face.

Mad Lion - Shoot To kill
Probably one of the most important records in my life. Seriously growing up in the east and having some what of a reggae influence is nothing until you heard Mad Lion. I purchased this record when I was 16. Recorded it to a cassette tape (remember those?) and played that whole record daily while I was out either marking on shit or trying to ollie or jump a trash can. Seriously, having this dude in BDP back then was such a good look for KRS 1. This dude had crazy influence on dudes from NY in the early 90's. Come on!


B. Real, Coolio, LL Cool J, Method Man - Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
Looking back, I still can't believe they let Method Man rap for a kid's movie. Slice the cake any way you wanna, Space Jam is still awesome.

Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
Clink...clink...clink...YOU ALREADY KNOW!!! As if you didn't already learn from the above. Sean Combs may be on his fourth attempt to build a musical ensemble with half the talent of this posse but credit has to be given when due. A serious beat, a classic video. This set the precedent and it's still in effect today.

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hot Stepper
This is probably the first "reggae" track I can remember. The song itself bridges a lot of different styles, a funky drum beat, hip hop samples, reggae vocals, and sing-alongs. Everybody can feel it, and it doesn't hurt to have a ridiculously catchy chorus. Excuse me mister officer...MURDERER!


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