The room is full of people sitting down in circle, on red plastic chairs. A girl just finished talking, everybody is clapping their hands, she sits down. A tall guy stands up:
“Hi, everybody. My name is Arthur Jopparelli”
The people in the room reply, all together: “Hi, Arthur!”
The tall guy continues: “My problem is, I don’t listen rap music anymore”
The people: “OOOOOOOhhhhhhh!!!”
I stopped listening rap music. I never imagined that one day I’d say “Rap Sucks”. But that day has finally come. Rap sucks in 2009. I’m upset with rap. New Rick Ross sucks. New Kanye Sucks. New Premier and KRS joints, well they suck too. The only HH stuff I can still listen is classic stuff. Timeless productions, you know what i mean.
I recently bought this reissued compilation called “Wild Pitch Classics” and I decided to post it because the tracks are really a must have for every hip hop fan.
The compilation is a double vinyl, this is the first one ripped for you in his full rawness at 320kbps as usual. Why only one disc? Because eight masterpieces are more than enough! if I give you 16 in one time I’d weaken their value. Let’s keep the others for a future post.
Chill Rob G -Court Is Now In Session
This is a song you might have missed (I did). Chill Rob G was from New Jersey. He was in the Flavor Unit together with Mark The 45 King. What a strange story, this guy got a track stolen from dance act SNAP! . Remember that tune “I got the power!” ?? That was stupid. Anyway, if you ask me, the drums are the highlight in this track, very very original. Notice that latin percussion sound used also by Smif N Wessun and Biggie. The horn sample also is a classic one, I’m not sure if they were the first to use it, but they probably were.
Jamose -The Rhymtologist
Never heard it before too (and it’s no surprise because this guy apparently did only one record ), this one surprised me because dude sounds like Nasty Nas! Voice and style are almost identical. Lyrics of course are simpler. Since Nas debuted on the same label, I think this is not a coincidence. Track is nice too, an example of the classic echoed-horns style when it was still fresh.
Latee – This Cut’s Got Flavor
This is the one i like less but the production is very well crafted, almost hypnotic with that wah wah guitar sample rolling background. Latee was down with 45 king too, so this is no surprise.
Main Source – Fakin The Funk
No Comment. I’m not going to write anything on this one.
Main Source – How My Man Went Down In The Game
I like the lyrics here! A classic theme in hip hop: your man loses his head for a girl and you’re like “G’s up, hoes down!”. Everyone passed through it.
N Tyce -Hush Hush tip
Just listen the production in this one. It’s so tight it still sounds perfect after 20 years! Listen how it starts, it’s gorgeous. Production by 4th Disciple, Wu-Tang family, contains also a Method Man vocal sample.
Ultramagnetic MCs – Raise It Up
Kool Keith and friends at their best: they were already experimenting new styles and kicking new flavors back then, and he is still now. Respect.
UMCs – One To Grow On
Perfect track, the lyrics are bangin, the MCs’ team game is remarkable. On the production side, there’s a lot of variety here, a lot of interesting elements. I think this one has been really a landmark in the evolution of beat making. Listen the change at 2:09, I think Moby owns a lot to this. (And by the way, Moby is wack, and he has always been.)
The tall guy finishes his speech: “Well, that’s all, I hope you understand my issues with modern hip hop now.”
The people in the room clap their hands loud and nod heads in approvation.