SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: THEY WANT MO BEATS (UNDERGROUND HIP HOP SELECTION)
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We put together 10 gemz into a dope selection titled THEY WANT MO BEATS. Satisfaction is guaranteed, so press play and enjoy da beats.
We start with a dope classic performed by Brad Jordan aka Scarface , also member of underground hip-hop group Geto Boys (they appeared on Digging In The Crates Vol.2 and On Deck ). The tune is titled My Block and it’s included on Scarface seventh album titled The Fix , an album made with the collabo of many golden producers like Neptunes,Kanye West,Nottz and featuring artists like Nas,Jay-Z,Faith Evans among others. My Block is produced by Nashiem Myrick, (the man behind many classics for Puff Dadddy,Notorius Big,Jay-Z,Busta Rhymes,Mase) that put his magic hands on a 1972 record by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.
Former member of legendary underground hip-hop group The Roots, Rozell Manely Brown better known as Rahzel , is an emcee with a pronunced penchant for beatboxing. In 1999 he dropped Make The Music 2000 recruiting renowned names like: Q-Tip,Erykah Badu,?uest Love,Branford Marsalis and the list goes on , including also producers like Pete Rock,Marley Marl,Scott Storch. We decided to spin the incredible butta-groove of Suga Sista featuring The Roots and r&b crooner Aaron Hall.
The next track is included on Northern Sulphuric Soul, debut project released in 1998 by U.K duo producers Mark Rae and Steve Christian known as Rae & Christian.They were exponents of british avant-garde trip-hop, future-jazz as well as underground hip-hop as you can see with the rare joint Play On featuring Native Tongue members Jungle Brothers.For this track Rae & Christian used the sample of a 1994 record by The Gaturs titled Concentrate.
We recommend an extra-dope tune performed by one of the most prominent emcee of the underground hip-hop scene : Mos Def. The track is Sun, Moon, Stars included on his third album True Magic.
Brooklyn emcee and member of Def Squad crew, Keith Murray spits some dynamic bars , here on da block with a great track titled Dangerous Ground with the assistence of 50 Grand on the mic and legendary team producer The Ummah on da beat. The must have hip hop track is included on Keith Murray sophomore album titled Enigma. We are sure that ya wanna mo head-nodding gem like this on ya stereo,i-pod,record collection.
DJ Spinna! Spinna,spinna,spinna again n again. His name represents a solid certificate that guarantee a kind of music that surely brake the boundaries of conformism in music. So his name appeared here on da block, on The Remix Session Vol. 2 , Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 as well as on Spint That and Sugar Sista. For this occasion we selected a special delivery from Sonic Smash released in 2009, titled Get On Down featuring the dope rhymes of Homeboy Sandman,Fresh Daily and P.Casso. All we can say is WOW!!!Spinna made this badass beat using the sample of a record by german composer Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra.
On the last underground hip-hop selection titled How Many Mics , we selected a great track by DJ Nu-Mark from his masterpiece Broken Sunlight . Now we want to focus our attention on anotha gem from the same album, titled Don’t Play Around. Uncle Nu recruits this time soul singer Aloe Blacc and “the screaming eagle of soul” Charles Bradley, realizing a lil masterpiece that blends funky,hip-hop,soul…. So fucking hot!!!
Back in 2002 when mastermind DJ Jazzy Jeff delivered to the world his classic album The Magnificent. This time we chose a supa-dupa solid hip-hop underground tune titled Break It Down produced by P Smoovah and with scratches & cuts by DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Babu (of Dilated Peoples). J-Live on da mic kills the beat with his proverbial spit verses.
We love good music and talented artists and surely Derrick Buck represents one of the most impressive discovery. If you are an aficionado, maybe the name of this incredible California emcee will be familiar. He appeared on How Many Mics, We Select,We Certify and we highly recommended the projects with The Globetroddas , Familiars Unseen as well as his solo album The Way I See It from which now we wanna serve you up the tasteful and so soulful single titled Move On. Support the artist, support the good music
Last but not least a must have rarity performed by Common Sense with the collaboration of rapper Sean Lett. The track is titled I’ve been Thinking ,masterfully produced by Common longstanding partner Dion Wilson aka No I.D…. So cool!!