SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: DIGGING IN THE CRATES VOL. 2SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: DIGGING IN THE CRATES VOL. 2
On January we released the first volume of the Digging In The Crates series, a collection of must have rarities from the underground scene and more.
Today we choose 10 masterpieces that you can’t miss, digging from the underground and 90s r&b golden era.
Are you ready beautiful scratchers ?
The first gem is something really really hot. We chose a tune performed by Mario “Yellow Man ” Winans dropped in 1997: Don’t Know. We recommend ya the supa-warm remix version cared by Trackmasters featuring Mase and r&b female group Allure (that appeared on our last r&b selection called Roots,Groove and Rhythm )
The next tune is by Def Squad member Keith Murray. In 1995 he released the wonderful head-nodding hit Get Lifted but we serve ya up the version remixed by one of our fave hip hop producer, Erick Sermon. Mr. Sermon blow the dust off a classic soul record by Teddy Pendergrass , using the sample of Close The Door.
We go on with something that will burn your bed!!!!! Pretty ladies and gentleman we introduce ya a spectacular,extra-seductive and tasteful rare remix by Dalvin Degrate aka Mr.Dalvin. We posted something about D on our selections R&B Vice and on Re-Work and Remixes Neo-Soul Edition . The track is Love U 4 Life from Jodeci third album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel . Back in da 95s people!!!
Till Death Do Us Part is the fourth album by underground hip hop group Geto Boys. We put our hands on a single from this massive record, Six Feet Deep for which they used the sample of a 1977 classic by Commodores, Easy. Nostalgic beat for da lovers of hip hop old school!
This is a special gift for our fans! Recently we posted something really cool on the jazz selection So What! We are talking about the track called Deliver The Word by Miguel Atwood Ferguson Ensemble with the precious collabo of Aloe Blacc. The song is an homage to Guru, revisiting the sumptous hip hop track entitled Betrayal from Gang Starr‘s Moment Of Truth.
Anotha big tune, anotha rarity, anotha must have underground hip hop joint! Craig Mack spits some ultra-dope bars on da beat remixed by Q-Tip. Get Down was released in 1994 and it figured as second single produced by Ease Mo Bee from Craig debut project called Project: Funk da World.
Ok, maybe the music is booming booming and booming on your speakers!!!! But if you wanna more n more powerful gem, don’t worry this is the right place! The next track is Say Word by The Boogiemonsters that appeared on On Deck . For this track Boogie recruited Bahamadia‘s powerful spit verses
Who are The Firm? It was a group composed by Nas,Foxy Brown,AZ and Nature active in 97s. They dropped a studio album entitled The Album recruiting some mastermind of the production like Trackmasters and Dr.Dre. We chose the second single from the album entitled Phone Tap produced by Dr.Dre.
Afrocentric rhymes pervade most production by Arrested Development an underground alternative reply against gangsta rap, against the idolization of drugs,money and generally thug life. We decrease the volume for a moment of pleasure with Tell Me Something .
The last joint is an underground/jazzy hip hop classic by A Tribe Called Quest from their sophomore album The low End Theory: Excursions. What more can we say? Enjoy da beat!!