theshrinefuzz:

Oakland today show starts around 6 we rip at 830

Going

theshrinefuzz:

Oakland today show starts around 6 we rip at 830

Going

Reblogged from THE SHRINE

tallcan asked: ay man - were you at the MF doom show in SF back in 04 that they recorded for live from planet X?

um probably, was it at justice league/independent? I went there for a Madvillian show and I think that was 04

williemaze:

#NvrOvr X #STAYHATIN #LeaveRAPalone conspiracy because Macklemore. Get it on www.NvrOvr.com/shop #Rap

BUY MORE SHIRTS AND TELL THE WORLD WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO.

Seriously though, buy some shirts.

williemaze:

#NvrOvr X #STAYHATIN #LeaveRAPalone conspiracy because Macklemore. Get it on www.NvrOvr.com/shop #Rap

BUY MORE SHIRTS AND TELL THE WORLD WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO.

Seriously though, buy some shirts.

Reblogged from The Willie Maze

NEW 2014 ll MP3 Download: http://www.thizzler.com/blog/2014/4/15/ghost8800-rip-ft-gasss-wow-prod-ghost8800.html

This makes me sick… Last night the homie Ghost8800 was killed… No details yet, but whatever happened, it’s wack. There’s nothing sadder than wasted talent… The other day Ghost sent me a bunch of new music, and here’s my favorite from the ZIP file he sent over, featuring Gasss. Ghost8800 was a talented rapper & producer, and more than that, he was a good dude. He’ll definitely be missed. RIP homie.

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Sucks man, we played some of his music on Stay Hatin. He was a young dude that I would always check for.

tumblinerb:

I interviewed Murder Dog magazine founder Black Dog Bone over at RBMA. He is a rare legend whose life and legacy goes much deeper than gangsta rap publishing, touching on revolution in Sri Lanka, punk in Iowa, pet shops in Dubai and more.

I have no idea when or how my Murder Dog subscription ran out. I was just glad they were showing up at the time. I didn’t realize they were still printing shit either.

tumblinerb:

I interviewed Murder Dog magazine founder Black Dog Bone over at RBMA. He is a rare legend whose life and legacy goes much deeper than gangsta rap publishing, touching on revolution in Sri Lanka, punk in Iowa, pet shops in Dubai and more.

I have no idea when or how my Murder Dog subscription ran out. I was just glad they were showing up at the time. I didn’t realize they were still printing shit either.

Reblogged from Tumblin' Erb

Anonymous asked: You ever hear of Burzum? Is that shit nice to your ears or fuck no?

It’s been a minute since I bothered to listened to any. Yes, I listen to some questionable shit but I can’t get down with Vikernes. Yeah whatever motherfuckers can tell me Burzum is separate from his political views but I’m not with it. It bothers me to the point that I can’t really pay attention to the music he makes. Eugenics and an aversion to “race mixing” is some fucking lunacy from a dude trying to put a spell on you so you can get in touch with magic? I’m good with that nerd shit, leave that shit for metal hobbits who think immigrants are why they can’t get laid.

idontliketheserecords:

Boney M. - Kalimba De Luna 1984
Side A
Kalimba De Luna CLUB MIX
Side B
Kalimba De Luna

Today Stef pulls a random one off the shelf and I get Boney M. I have no idea who these four people are or what they do. Judging from the cover I initially thought that maybe it could be boogie or something, I don’t know where they are from but yeah I think this is gonna be like when Clair Huxtable got excited when the Theo’s Brazilian teacher, the Dragonlady, came over and they talked about music or something. I don’t know man, it’s a vague memory. Anyways yeah the back of the record has names that could be latin so that’s what I’m going with. I don’t know anything about Carrere records so I’m just swinging in the dark right now.
Oh wait we have scratching! AND RAPPING! Yeah I was totally off on this. This is very 1984 type shit, rapping about rollerskates and sunshine, lots of synth, drum machines, and guitars in the beat. The way this dude says “PRETTY LADIES” made me think it was Melle Mel for a second. The rapping doesn’t last long before this guy sings about the land of the sunshine. The ladies do some background singing but yeah this is the terrible part, this part is super chorus heavy. I could take this when it was some basic ass rap but now it’s on some lets all clap together and sing about about the land of the sunshine. Basically a unity theme. Oh god there is a flute, that’s the second most annoying instrument, the harp is still number 1. This sounds like it could have been used for the ending of Coming to America when everyone in Zamunda was happy that Prince Akeem finally found his queen. It’s pretty happy and I have no idea what Kalimba means but they keep singing about it.
Since this is the club mix now we’re getting into the extended version of the beat. When the bass kicks in and gets kind of funky that’s the part that I could see myself being into when I was 5 years old and thought the Beverly Hills Cop theme was the greatest music ever made (disclaimer:I still kind of do).
The B side is what I assume the original album version to be since the rapping got cut and the song only clocks in at 6 minutes and 40 seconds as opposed to just over 9 minutes of the A side.  It’s also probably missing the extended beat. I’m not that deep into it but yeah not much of a change on this side so for our purposes I’m going to stop listening to the B side and just go back to the A.
I don’t really know how to classify this shit, it’s like 80’s pop world music I guess vaguely dancehally I think. keytar stabs, drum machines, accents, ugh that flute though. I just googled this thing to past in the youtube and realized it’s a cover of Tony Esposito’s song for the german market? After seeing something about germany I check wikipedia and found this:

Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group’s official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. The group was formed in 1975 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s. Since the 1980s, various line-ups of the band have performed with different personnel.

That explains a lot actually. Basically some german guy got a bunch of Jamaican disco lovers to cover an Italian song and it’s pretty much a straight jack with some rapping add for the clubs. But yeah 80’s world music is not my thing, I do not have any desire to listen to this music ever again in my life. 
Stef says: I pulled this out of the disco area. I love Boney M and many of their singles are classics but is not one of them, this is very 1984 (she laughed when she handed it to me). I love the flute too. It could totally be played in a movie for an 80’s club scene.

Stef pulled a not very disco record out of her disco section. This is the first record I reviewed that had some rap in it.

idontliketheserecords:

Boney M. - Kalimba De Luna 1984

Side A

  • Kalimba De Luna CLUB MIX

Side B

  • Kalimba De Luna

Today Stef pulls a random one off the shelf and I get Boney M. I have no idea who these four people are or what they do. Judging from the cover I initially thought that maybe it could be boogie or something, I don’t know where they are from but yeah I think this is gonna be like when Clair Huxtable got excited when the Theo’s Brazilian teacher, the Dragonlady, came over and they talked about music or something. I don’t know man, it’s a vague memory. Anyways yeah the back of the record has names that could be latin so that’s what I’m going with. I don’t know anything about Carrere records so I’m just swinging in the dark right now.

Oh wait we have scratching! AND RAPPING! Yeah I was totally off on this. This is very 1984 type shit, rapping about rollerskates and sunshine, lots of synth, drum machines, and guitars in the beat. The way this dude says “PRETTY LADIES” made me think it was Melle Mel for a second. The rapping doesn’t last long before this guy sings about the land of the sunshine. The ladies do some background singing but yeah this is the terrible part, this part is super chorus heavy. I could take this when it was some basic ass rap but now it’s on some lets all clap together and sing about about the land of the sunshine. Basically a unity theme. Oh god there is a flute, that’s the second most annoying instrument, the harp is still number 1. This sounds like it could have been used for the ending of Coming to America when everyone in Zamunda was happy that Prince Akeem finally found his queen. It’s pretty happy and I have no idea what Kalimba means but they keep singing about it.

Since this is the club mix now we’re getting into the extended version of the beat. When the bass kicks in and gets kind of funky that’s the part that I could see myself being into when I was 5 years old and thought the Beverly Hills Cop theme was the greatest music ever made (disclaimer:I still kind of do).

The B side is what I assume the original album version to be since the rapping got cut and the song only clocks in at 6 minutes and 40 seconds as opposed to just over 9 minutes of the A side.  It’s also probably missing the extended beat. I’m not that deep into it but yeah not much of a change on this side so for our purposes I’m going to stop listening to the B side and just go back to the A.

I don’t really know how to classify this shit, it’s like 80’s pop world music I guess vaguely dancehally I think. keytar stabs, drum machines, accents, ugh that flute though. I just googled this thing to past in the youtube and realized it’s a cover of Tony Esposito’s song for the german market? After seeing something about germany I check wikipedia and found this:

Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group’s official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. The group was formed in 1975 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s. Since the 1980s, various line-ups of the band have performed with different personnel.

That explains a lot actually. Basically some german guy got a bunch of Jamaican disco lovers to cover an Italian song and it’s pretty much a straight jack with some rapping add for the clubs. But yeah 80’s world music is not my thing, I do not have any desire to listen to this music ever again in my life.

Stef says: I pulled this out of the disco area. I love Boney M and many of their singles are classics but is not one of them, this is very 1984 (she laughed when she handed it to me). I love the flute too. It could totally be played in a movie for an 80’s club scene.

Stef pulled a not very disco record out of her disco section. This is the first record I reviewed that had some rap in it.

Houston Rap Tapes
www.houstonraptapes.com

Compiled by Lance Scott Walker (February-March 2014)
Selections by Lance Scott Walker and Peter Beste
Cover photo: Hawk by Peter Beste (Screwed Up Records & Tapes — South Park, 2005)

Street Military (KB Da Kidnappa, Pharoah, Icey Hott, Lil’ Flea) “Dead In A Year” (1993)
Fat Pat and Mike-D “Freestyle” DJ Screw mix (1996)
Geto Boys (Scarface, Willie D, Bushwick Bill, DJ Domination a.k.a. Domo) “Ghetto Fantasy” (1996)
Criminal Elament (Ice Water Slaughter, June Bugg, Lil’ Raskull) “Trippin Out” (1994)
Big Gerb & U-Neek “Hongree Mobb” (2013)
E.S.G. “Swangin’ And Bangin’” (1995)
Propain ft. Lil’ Keke “Ridin Slab” (2013)
Southside Playaz (Fat Pat, Mike-D, Mr. 3-2) “Swang Down” (2000)
Mic Skills ft. Kidd the Great “Defiant” (2008)
Lil’ O ft. Beyonce “Can’t Stop” DJ Screw mix (1997)
Devin The Dude “Doobie Ashtray” (2001)
Too Much Trouble (Drunk D a.k.a. Nickel Nut, Bar-None, Ghetto MC, DJ Bad News Black) “Wanted Dead Or Alive” (1992)
Slim Thug “Like A Boss” Yppah mix (2006)
Wreckless Klan (Point Blank, Ice Lord, PSK-13) “I Wish” (1996)
Big Ron “How You Want It” (2006)
K-Rino ft. Bang “Ups And Downs” (2005)
UGK (Pimp C, Bun B) “Pinky Ring” (1996)
Coota Bang & Archie Lee ft. Yung Redd “Real Talk” (2007)
Lower Life Form (Brew, PhD, C.o.S) “Go Rillaz” (2010)
Showtyme “Gangster Shit” (2005)
Klondike Kat “Games People Play” (2006)
Deep Cold & Kamla Punjabi “Kamla Banake Me” (2011)
DJ DMD ft. Fat Pat, Lil’ Keke “25 Lighters” (1998)
Justice Allah “What I’m Seeing” (2011)
Raheem “5th Ward” (1992)
Willie D “Guess My Religion” (1993)
Boss Hogg Outlawz (Slim Thug, Chris Ward, Killa Kyleon) “Living Without” (2008)
380 Dat Lady “Who’s That Lady” (1996)
Lil Flip ft. Yung Redd “Rollin On 20’s” (2003)
Al-D “Why You Hatin’ Me” DJ Screw mix (1995)
H.I.S.D. (Savvi, EQuality, Scottie Spitten, LDA Voice) “Space City Express” (2010)
Gang Society (E-Sharp, N-Sane, C-Majo, Red Amp) “Half Dead” (1995)
Big Mello “Back Do Akshun” (1994)
Doughbeezy “Light You Up” (2013)
G-Rapp The General ft. Mafia Genie “Basemotel” (1998)
Lil’ Keke “Southside” (1998)
DJ Michael ‘5000’ Watts “‘See What I Can Pull (Devin the Dude)” (1998/2004)
Together Brothers (The ARE, Kay of The Foundation) “Ya Wanna” (2006)
Bushwick Bill “Ever So Clear” (1992)
C.O.D. (K-Rino, Dope E.) ft. Point Blank, Murder One, Klondike Kat “All About Dough” (2006)
Mr. Mike “Where Your Love At” (1996)
ABN (Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth) ft. Hawk “Down In Texas” (2008)
Convicts (Big Mike, Mr. 3-2) “I Ain’t Going Back” (1991)
Billy Cook ft. Trae Tha Truth “That Shit Gone Change” (2006)
Dead End Alliance (DJ Screw, Fat Pat, Hawk, Kay-K) ft. Lil’ Keke “Down In H-Town” (2000)
Big Love “Thug” (1997)
Z-Ro & Slim Thug “Go Long” (2013)
Half Dead Organization (J.P., Lil’ Smitty, Foe, Wood a.k.a. K. Brown) “You Can’t Kill Me” DJ D mix (1996/2003)
Dat Boy Grace a.k.a. Macc Grace ft. Enjoli “Come Ride Wit A Playa” (2000)
Ganxsta N-I-P ft. J Prince, Scarface, Willie D “Action Speaks Louder Than Words” (1992)
Mr. 3-2 “Call Up On Drank” (2003)
Poppy of G.R.I.T. Boys ft. Devin The Dude, Lil’ O “One Puff” DJ Red mix ft. Optimo Ram (2013)
Prime Flo “Dead End Game” (2002)
Guerilla Maab (Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth, Dougie D) “Fondren & Main” (1999)
Killa Cal Wayne “Take Me As I Am” Optimo Radio/DJ Red mix (2013)
Lil’ Head ft. Paul Wall “It’s Too Late” (2004)
DJ Screw “Freestyle (ft. Sherro)” (1997)
The Terrorists (Dope E., Egypt E) ft. Ganksta N-I-P “Cloud On Suckas” (1992)
‪Beltway 8 Boyz (Moe B., Bubba Luv, A.Y., J.B., Naro, Young Black, Super Dave) “Starched Down” (2004)‬
The Officials (Kaza, E) ft. Klondike Kat, Gutt “Don’t Understand Us” (2005)
Odd Squad (Devin the Dude, Jugg Mugg, Rob Quest) “Smoken ‘Dat Weed” (1994)
Insane Klan (Hollow Point, Bullet Proof, Top Dawg) “Never Fear Death” (1994)
S.L.A.B. (Trae Tha Truth, Jay’ton, Lil’ B, Lil’ Boss a.k.a. B.O.S.S.) “Catch Me In Tha Lot” (2005)
Paul Wall & Chamillionaire “The Other Day” (2002)
Kyu Boi ft. PSK-13, Murder One “Rollin in the Caddy” (2006)
DJ Red “Fuck A War (Geto Boys)” Optimo Radio mix (1992/2012)
Filero ft. Age “Take No Shit” (2007)
Mr. Wired Up “U Wired Up” (2005)
Crime Boss “You Gotta Reap What You Didn’t Sow” (1995)
Hawk ft. Devin the Dude, Chamillionaire, Trae Tha Truth “Coming Home” (2007)
Grimm & The Southeast Latin Sector “Mexicanos Veteranos” (1993)
A.C. Chill “Ya Don’t Wanna” (2004)
K-Otix (Damien Randle, Micah Nickerson, The ARE) “Frequencies” (2001)
Lil Byrd “Just Ride Or Die” (2008)
Top Dog ft. Icey Hott “Silly Hoes” (2005)
The Niceguys (Easy Yves Saint, FREE, Christolph, DJ Candlestick) ft. Lee-Lonn Walker “Somebody” (2011)
J-Dawg “Don’t Wanna Go Back” (2010)
Radio Galaxy (Spacebunny Jefferson, King Midas, DJ Cozmos) ft. Sam Trump “Passing Cars” (2012)
DJ Screw “Like What You See (Fat Pat ft. Big Pokey)” (1999)
Coughee Brothaz (Devin the Dude, Jugg Mugg, Rob Quest, Tony Mac, 14K, Bull) “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (2006)
Black Mike ft. B-1 “Lord Please” (2004)
Ronnie Spencer ft. Mr. 3-2, Al-D, Sur Este “Way Back” Optimo Radio mix (2013)
Nosaprise ft. Kam Franklin “Hot Nights” (2012)
Rob Gullatte “New Freak” (2014)
Dat Boi T & Lucky Luciano ft. Lil Koo “Lately” (2012)
Hollywood FLOSS “Underdog” (2014)
Herschelwood Hardheadz (Duke, Knock, Archie Lee) “Highway” (1998)
Pymp Tyte (Sean Pymp, Tyte Eyes) “H.U.S.T.L.A.” (1999)
Blac Monks (Mr. 3-2, Da, AWOL) “Jungle Funk” (1998)
Mike Jones “Scandalous Hoes” Swishahouse remix (2005)
‪D Of Trinity Garden Cartel “I’m So Cool‬” (1995)
KB Da Kidnappa “On Top Of My Game” (2013)
Mobb Figgaz (Lil’ C, E-Clay, Q.B., Agg) “Jam Down” (2000)
Big Steve a.k.a. Granpappy Mafioso a.k.a. Mafio ft. Big Mello, Mr 3-2 “Outta Control” (1999)
Fat Pat “No Glory” (1997)

This mix is streaming only — support the artists!

If you don’t know about Houston Rap Tapes the book is dope but yeah this mix covers a lot of bases. More than your shitty tumblr anyways.

Got another tape today. Thanks @shanenesbitt  (at SHANE’S BARBER SHOP & SHAVE PARLOUR)

Got another tape today. Thanks @shanenesbitt (at SHANE’S BARBER SHOP & SHAVE PARLOUR)

dreamcollabo:

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN, PUT SOME HISTORY ON WAX:
BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH + TREE 

If you don’t know about the DreamCollabo project you should peep. It’s an interesting project that merges kickstarter with rap collabs. 

dreamcollabo:

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN, PUT SOME HISTORY ON WAX:

BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH + TREE 

If you don’t know about the DreamCollabo project you should peep. It’s an interesting project that merges kickstarter with rap collabs. 

Reblogged from DREAM COLLABO

New one from 5th Ward Weebie, the dude wearing sandals line is hilarious

nickminichino:

idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992
Side A
Kenlou Mix
Gonve Mix
Side B
Luv Dub
Masters At Work Dub
Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.
Read more

i mean, i get the gesture, but Serg knows better than I do that “rap fan sneering at house music” isn’t exactly breaking down gender barriers either. or rather, what i mean is, it does work both ways. this is a performance of the sort of snide dismissiveness that dudes regularly get away with when they aim it at women, whereas alltherecords is written in a faux-ethnographic super-naïve tone aimed at assuaging dudes. 
i mean, i don’t know why I’m bothering to say so because I know Serg is too committed to kayfabe to own up to that (for which I admittedly have been pretty forgiving in his case over the years) (not like he cares). 
on the bright side he’ll be showing off his wife’s collection so that’s cool. 

I know there I things I can be dismissive about because I am a man but I also feel that this is a way to say fuck all this rock centric bullshit that has been happening for years and give a perspective as a rap fan on music. Yeah I’m shitting on house and I’ve done that but at the same time I didn’t pick that record, you should have seen the dread when she pulled it. This is probably the most honest shit I’ve ever tried to do on the Internet. I have no idea what is coming next, she mentioned something about the next joint being more pop. Basically this is an exercise in my wife fucking with me. This is feminim domination, I have no say in what is coming, she just throws it at my face and I have to deal with it. When I sit down with whatever record I get I’m just gonna say what I feel which is also what makes this really easy to write. This is not going to just be serg shits on stef’s collection
the other thing is that in a male dominated scene like record collecting I wanted to show that there are females who run heavy with it. My wife’s collection surpasses anything I’ve put together, we merged our shit years ago but her collection is the majority. I plan on avoiding all of the rap because that would be easy, although when I realized I was going to have to listen to jungle and two step records I regretted that decision.

nickminichino:

idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992

Side A

  • Kenlou Mix
  • Gonve Mix

Side B

  • Luv Dub
  • Masters At Work Dub
  • Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.

Read more

i mean, i get the gesture, but Serg knows better than I do that “rap fan sneering at house music” isn’t exactly breaking down gender barriers either. or rather, what i mean is, it does work both ways. this is a performance of the sort of snide dismissiveness that dudes regularly get away with when they aim it at women, whereas alltherecords is written in a faux-ethnographic super-naïve tone aimed at assuaging dudes. 

i mean, i don’t know why I’m bothering to say so because I know Serg is too committed to kayfabe to own up to that (for which I admittedly have been pretty forgiving in his case over the years) (not like he cares). 

on the bright side he’ll be showing off his wife’s collection so that’s cool. 

I know there I things I can be dismissive about because I am a man but I also feel that this is a way to say fuck all this rock centric bullshit that has been happening for years and give a perspective as a rap fan on music. Yeah I’m shitting on house and I’ve done that but at the same time I didn’t pick that record, you should have seen the dread when she pulled it. This is probably the most honest shit I’ve ever tried to do on the Internet. I have no idea what is coming next, she mentioned something about the next joint being more pop. Basically this is an exercise in my wife fucking with me. This is feminim domination, I have no say in what is coming, she just throws it at my face and I have to deal with it. When I sit down with whatever record I get I’m just gonna say what I feel which is also what makes this really easy to write. This is not going to just be serg shits on stef’s collection

the other thing is that in a male dominated scene like record collecting I wanted to show that there are females who run heavy with it. My wife’s collection surpasses anything I’ve put together, we merged our shit years ago but her collection is the majority. I plan on avoiding all of the rap because that would be easy, although when I realized I was going to have to listen to jungle and two step records I regretted that decision.

Reblogged from before i lose my style
nickminichino:

idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992
Side A
Kenlou Mix
Gonve Mix
Side B
Luv Dub
Masters At Work Dub
Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.
Read more

i mean, i get the gesture, but Serg knows better than I do that “rap fan sneering at house music” isn’t exactly breaking down gender barriers either. or rather, what i mean is, it does work both ways. this is a performance of the sort of snide dismissiveness that dudes regularly get away with when they aim it at women, whereas alltherecords is written in a faux-ethnographic super-naïve tone aimed at assuaging dudes. 
i mean, i don’t know why I’m bothering to say so because I know Serg is too committed to kayfabe to own up to that (for which I admittedly have been pretty forgiving in his case over the years) (not like he cares). 
on the bright side he’ll be showing off his wife’s collection so that’s cool. 

nickminichino:

idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992

Side A

  • Kenlou Mix
  • Gonve Mix

Side B

  • Luv Dub
  • Masters At Work Dub
  • Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.

Read more

i mean, i get the gesture, but Serg knows better than I do that “rap fan sneering at house music” isn’t exactly breaking down gender barriers either. or rather, what i mean is, it does work both ways. this is a performance of the sort of snide dismissiveness that dudes regularly get away with when they aim it at women, whereas alltherecords is written in a faux-ethnographic super-naïve tone aimed at assuaging dudes. 

i mean, i don’t know why I’m bothering to say so because I know Serg is too committed to kayfabe to own up to that (for which I admittedly have been pretty forgiving in his case over the years) (not like he cares). 

on the bright side he’ll be showing off his wife’s collection so that’s cool. 

Reblogged from before i lose my style
idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992
Side A
Kenlou Mix
Gonve Mix
Side B
Luv Dub
Masters At Work Dub
Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.
Well this first track starts off with fucking singing and piano stabs. This is not going to be good, I’m already cringing. Then the goddamn house bullshit kicks in and I’m pretty sure my nuts have dropped. I’m not a fan of songs with love in the title in general as it usually tells me that it’s something to avoid at all costs. There are moments where the beat drops out but the worst is that it comes back. I like repetitive rap but I am not with someone constantly asking “what about this love?” This song is desperate. I think the end is my least favorite part where they chop up this woman saying “What What What about this love.” The only people I want to hear repeatedly saying What are Norega and Lil Jon.
Okay now we’re on the Gonve mix and I’m struggling to figure out what the difference is. I don’t like when people tell me all rap sounds the same but when I listen to house I can understand. I thought maybe the bass on this was trying to be more funky but I think it’s still as annoying as in the previous version of this song. This song makes me feel like I’m listening to tears dancing. You know like when they show a sweaty dance club in a movie or a photo and it’s all glistening. Yeah instead of sweat this is as if everyone was drowning in their own pathetic tears. Oh I thought I just heard the difference in the two but then I’m still not sure. I went back and repeated both tracks and I’m still kind of lost.
Looking at the tracklisting I see Masters at Work on the B side, I’ve heard of them before, maybe mentioned in Urb when read that 20 years ago and could not comprehend what Deep House meant (I still don’t know). I haven’t actually listened to their music but I’ve seen that name. Maybe that will be better but first I have to get through the Luv Dub. This one has bongos and beat hits a little harder. Not that I like it anymore than the previous version but at least it doesn’t sound as similar. Like the previous versions were on some more lounge type vibes and I could see this being played in a club. Not a club that I would want to be at but it could be played at one. Listening to this version makes me think of why the TR-909 is not as cool as the 808.
Okay now we’re at the Masters at Work version, no bongos, but they introduce some new shit that sounds like sticks hitting a box, like a metronome made of tin. Mr Fingers verses are absent as well so maybe that’s better, just a little bit of this woman singing about love. Oh now we get to the clap part, everything but the beat drops out and you get claps and then they slowly start building it back up again until finally sticks in a box returns.
 You know when I see an artist’s name some what frequently sometimes I think I should check them out but then I hear this and realize yeah I wasn’t missing out on not learning about the Master at Work catalog.
And finally we are at the last track, the instrumental. We’ve made a full 360 and returned to the original boring. I don’t get the appeal, I think the worst is the funky bass line from this Gene Perez dude, like when he starts doing some twangy hee haw strumming that’s the worst of the worst. It’s not a lot but it’s enough to feel like you just go dick tapped. If you don’t know about dick tapping it’s when idiot ass teenage boys play a game where they hit each other in the dick and it fucking hurts. But the worst is when you think you dodged it get tapped right on the tip, it’s barely there but it hurts. That’s basically what this was like, I barely got punch in my dick and I don’t like it.
Stef says “Larry Heard, One of the godfathers of house music” oh and she has doubles of the record too, she liked it enough to buy it twice?!?!
Oh man and this is only my first review.

I started this today. If you’ve ever been curious about my opinions on music that isn’t rap well then this might interest you. Basically it’s going to be rap-centric reviews about music I don’t know much about.

idontliketheserecords:

Mr. Fingers - What about this love? Promo 12” 1992

Side A

  • Kenlou Mix
  • Gonve Mix

Side B

  • Luv Dub
  • Masters At Work Dub
  • Instrumental

From just looking at the cover I’m already reconsidering this little experiment in exploring my wife’s record collection. This dude is wearing some kind of Miss Muffet looking kufi on his head and for some reason the beaded curtain he’s trying to call a necklace is swaying in the wind. He’s rocking some kind of black and white shirt thing that kind of looks like the house music version of those two tone shirts middle age white dudes wear when they go to Vegas to relive some pitiful ass version of their idea of Swingers. This just looks like it’s going to be some soulful house type shit right out the gate.

Well this first track starts off with fucking singing and piano stabs. This is not going to be good, I’m already cringing. Then the goddamn house bullshit kicks in and I’m pretty sure my nuts have dropped. I’m not a fan of songs with love in the title in general as it usually tells me that it’s something to avoid at all costs. There are moments where the beat drops out but the worst is that it comes back. I like repetitive rap but I am not with someone constantly asking “what about this love?” This song is desperate. I think the end is my least favorite part where they chop up this woman saying “What What What about this love.” The only people I want to hear repeatedly saying What are Norega and Lil Jon.

Okay now we’re on the Gonve mix and I’m struggling to figure out what the difference is. I don’t like when people tell me all rap sounds the same but when I listen to house I can understand. I thought maybe the bass on this was trying to be more funky but I think it’s still as annoying as in the previous version of this song. This song makes me feel like I’m listening to tears dancing. You know like when they show a sweaty dance club in a movie or a photo and it’s all glistening. Yeah instead of sweat this is as if everyone was drowning in their own pathetic tears. Oh I thought I just heard the difference in the two but then I’m still not sure. I went back and repeated both tracks and I’m still kind of lost.

Looking at the tracklisting I see Masters at Work on the B side, I’ve heard of them before, maybe mentioned in Urb when read that 20 years ago and could not comprehend what Deep House meant (I still don’t know). I haven’t actually listened to their music but I’ve seen that name. Maybe that will be better but first I have to get through the Luv Dub. This one has bongos and beat hits a little harder. Not that I like it anymore than the previous version but at least it doesn’t sound as similar. Like the previous versions were on some more lounge type vibes and I could see this being played in a club. Not a club that I would want to be at but it could be played at one. Listening to this version makes me think of why the TR-909 is not as cool as the 808.

Okay now we’re at the Masters at Work version, no bongos, but they introduce some new shit that sounds like sticks hitting a box, like a metronome made of tin. Mr Fingers verses are absent as well so maybe that’s better, just a little bit of this woman singing about love. Oh now we get to the clap part, everything but the beat drops out and you get claps and then they slowly start building it back up again until finally sticks in a box returns.

You know when I see an artist’s name some what frequently sometimes I think I should check them out but then I hear this and realize yeah I wasn’t missing out on not learning about the Master at Work catalog.

And finally we are at the last track, the instrumental. We’ve made a full 360 and returned to the original boring. I don’t get the appeal, I think the worst is the funky bass line from this Gene Perez dude, like when he starts doing some twangy hee haw strumming that’s the worst of the worst. It’s not a lot but it’s enough to feel like you just go dick tapped. If you don’t know about dick tapping it’s when idiot ass teenage boys play a game where they hit each other in the dick and it fucking hurts. But the worst is when you think you dodged it get tapped right on the tip, it’s barely there but it hurts. That’s basically what this was like, I barely got punch in my dick and I don’t like it.

Stef says “Larry Heard, One of the godfathers of house music” oh and she has doubles of the record too, she liked it enough to buy it twice?!?!

Oh man and this is only my first review.

I started this today. If you’ve ever been curious about my opinions on music that isn’t rap well then this might interest you. Basically it’s going to be rap-centric reviews about music I don’t know much about.