Wild Pitch Classics!

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. May-22-2009

Chill Rob G – this is the classic example of song you might have missed. The drums are the highlight in this one, very original. Notice that latin percussion sound used also by Smif N Wessun and Biggie. The horn sample also is a classic one, I don’t know if they used it first here.
Jamose – Never heard it before, this one surprised me because this 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, classic echoed-horns style when it was still fresh.
Latee – This is the one i like less but the production is well crafted, almost hypnotic with that wah wah guitar always playing background.
N Tyce – Just listen the production in this one. It’s so tight it still sounds perfect after 20 years! Listen how it starts, just listen!
Ultra – Ultramagnetics at their best.
UMCs – Perfect track, the lyrics ate 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. He has always been.)

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.

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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.

chillrobgChill 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Listen! Wild Pitch Classics part 1 !!!










11 Responses to “Wild Pitch Classics!”

  1. Kurt Nice says:

    You gotta be outta your mind to say new KRS tracks suck. Who are you again? Rap sucks because of ignorant people saying shit they have no business saying. Think about what you say before you say it and watch your mouth. You’re not qualified to judge real Hip Hop. Don’t ever feel you’re in a position to diss a pioneer, when you are a nobody in the Hip Hop Kulture. People hear your b.s. comments and feel they can make idiot comments too. You aint down by law and you’re bought to be branded as a sucka. Change your tactics on this one. The Temple of Hip Hop does not feel you. Word!

  2. djmp45 says:

    wild pitch has to be one of the best label in hip hop ever…so many great artist on it
    the latee track is a grower , first i didnt like it much…now i absolutely love it
    and that chill rob g album is dope…

  3. fritz says:

    Gosh, you guys and your nostalgia.

    The Jazz Liberatorz album, just came out, is very good.
    Much better than crap from the 90s like Kid’n'Play. Also Yarah Bravo has a decent album out, I’ll listen to that any time over vintage Queen Latifah, or Money Love.

    Anyway, have fun looking back.

  4. Ferinannnd says:

    интересно было прочитать.

  5. Josh says:

    I love the classic stuff. I will of course praise some of the new talent like Blue Scholars, Strange Fruit Project, etc. (but nothing will ever speak to me like what was produced in the late 80s and 90s). Thanks for doing what you are doing.

  6. Fizzo says:

    It was about time that you quit listening to rap music! :D

    Afterall… you knew it… in the end you MUST end up walking the same path that I have walked a few years before you!

    Starting to appreciate old stuff, and dissing the new, is one of the first steps towards “getting old”… and I am not even mentioning having a baby yet! :D

    MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PWND! ;)

    Love

  7. touchè !!!!

    maledetto fizzo!

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