This week, Comprehensive Beatdown celebrates its 10th episode of the podcast with a little classic album retrospect. The end of April from 1992-1995 was a monster each year. Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G will take a listen to and discuss songs from Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head,” Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous,” and Outkast’s “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.” The centerpiece of this week’s episode is “Innercity Griots” from Freestyle Fellowship. “Innercity Griots,” the Fellowship’s second full length, was released on April 28, 1993. The album in many ways served as a counterpoint to their West Coast hip hop colleagues who tended more toward the hardcore stylings of groups like Eazy-E. Freestyle Fellowship’s influence can be seen and heard through groups ranging from Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Hieroglyphics, Anticon and many, many others. The guys listen to the album and talk about pretty much everything in this chattiest episode yet.
I’m just sayin’ though, listening to this track on repeat all day!
Another excellent mashup/remix/edit from Big Boi’s Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors album. Seems Andre Patton is getting ready for these Outkast shows and his next album. Going to be a big year. Here we get Dre’s “Gossip” assisted by Krizzle, Bun and Chad mixed with Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla” I think I dig this one a little more than the Sade track that dropped before.
These were the days….I’d love to get a new “good” Outkast album, but let’s be honest, if we don’t they have left us with some great material….
When the Dungeon Family album dropped, the cumulative prayers of many were answered. Even In Darkness was exquisite. Goodie Mob fans heard “Excalibur” and were like ‘They are back”, having suffered through World Party. Outkast fans were like, they’re still Outkast. New comers like Bubba Sparxxx, Killer Mike, and Slimm Calhoun held their own. “6 Minutes (Dungeon Family You’re On)” is as close as we got to everyone on 1 track, it was only missing Andre 3000.
The best of Organized Noize brought to you by Trackstar and hosted by Big Rube. Dungeon Family stand up! If you don’t know about Organized Noize it’s the production company behind hits for Outkast, TLC, Parental Advisory, Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown, and more……Download and get a history lesson
When Higher Learning dropped, I was excited. As a fan of Boyz N The Hood and most of Poetic Justice, I anxiously awaited his next movie. It sucked, I couldn’t get into it, maybe it was the horrible acting of Omar Epps and Kristy Swanson. I liked Cube and Busta Buss and of course Laurence Fishburne never disappoints with quotes like “Your own presence should be motivation enough.” or “One’s primary purpose at university level is to learn how to think.” or the ever so stylish “Peppermint?” but the rest of the movie bored me to tears. However the soundtrack was DOPE! It featured selections from Tony Toni Tone, Rage Against The Machine, Meshell NdegeOCello, The Brand New Heavies, Stanley Clarke, Zhane, of course Ice Cube and this little gem from Outkast, which features Big Rube on the intro.
Dungeon Family por vida, ese……Andre 3000 murks this track with a reckless abandon. He shows why he should be near the top of everyones top emcees list
The Man Right Chea and the ATLiens hook up on the soundtrack of the worst movie ever “The Wood”
Atlanta was to Hip Hop in the mid 90s what Detroit is to Hip Hop now. Fresh, raw and carving it’s own lane in music. When Outkast and Goodie Mob came together on “Black Ice” off of Goodie’s Still Standing it was like destiny manifested in song. Everyone rips it from beginning to end, with each verse getting better. I remember seeing the video and thinking that Astros jersey was so dope. Soon after the retro jersey thing took off. I can’t remember the name of the store in Atlanta that specialized in it. But, I remember spending a little bit of money on a few Mitchell & Ness jerseys through them. DISTANT REPLAY thats the name. Anyway, sit back and enjoy some good old fashion lyrical athleticism…