Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NO TALKING/NO BS (THE DOUBLE TAPE ERA)

So the double tapes are about to start coming. These are the 1st two that came out. I used to get mega-props for these double cassette cases, mainly because nobody else was doing it or had seen it before, and I was looking to out-do the other mixtape DJ's at the time, by giving 2 full 90 minute cassettes worth of new joints every month. I always felt like 90 minutes just wasn't enough and I had music for days, so why not double up. The funny story about the cases is that I ordered what I thought were regular 'double cassette' plastic cases, and when my duplication guy showed them to me I hated them and freaked out. I was like "What the f*%k am I going to do with these". My artwork guys saw the opportunity for a bigger 'graphic' canvas and after seeing it with the artwork it made a little more sense, but I was still sceptic...who knew, it eventually became my staple 'look' and I was at a loss when I had to switch to CD format around 2000.


NO TALKING NO BULLSHIT (1998)




"No Talking No Bullshit" was my tagline at the time, cuz I wanted to make sure the customers knew what they were getting...straight joints and I never said a word on the tapes...I was on some real Eric B shit! At the time, every DJ was basically biting Clue's format...not mixing, shouting out the artist or label that gave out the song they were playing at the beginning of each track(over the verses sometimes too) and basically playing the industry game and not breaking records (new artists, album cuts and b-sides), just mimicking what the radio deemed as 'hot'...I wasn't down with it.

TAPE 1


01 - Pete Rock (Ft. Inspectah Deck and Kurupt) - Tru Master
02 - Gang Starr (Ft. WC and Rakim) - The Militia (Pete Rock Remix)
03 - Brand Nubian - The Return (Prod By DJ Premier)
04 - Cypress Hill (Ft. Fat Joe) - Tequilla Sunrise (Alchemist Remix)
05 - KRS-One - Temple Tactics
06 - Gang Starr (Ft. M.O.P.) - Half and Half
07 - Mobb Deep - Feel My Gat Blow
08 - Canibus - Buckingham Palace
09 - Missin Linx - M.I.A
10 - Kool G Rap - Foul Cats
11 - Big L - Ebonics
12 - High and Mighty (Ft. Mos Def, Mike Zoot & El-P) - B-Boy Document (Remix)
13 - Cypress Hill - Audio X
14 - Diesel Don (Ft. Outsidaz, Tame One and Redman) - Family Day
15 - Tame One - In The Area
16 - Canibus - Nigganometry
17 - Brand Nubian - Time's Runnin Out
18 - Blackstar (Ft. Common) - Respiration
19 - Xzibit - Nobody Sound Like Me
20 - High and Mighty - Mind, Soul and Body
21 - Heltah Skeltah - Worldwide (Rock The World)
22 - Name - Represent
23 - Kool Keith and DJ Spooky - Seeing Objects

TAPE 2

01 - Q-Tip - Put It Down
02 - The Roots - Don_t See Us
03 - Black Star - Thieves In The Night
04 - Rok One (Feat. Kwest, Shabaam Shadeek, L-Fudge) - Ninety Degrees A Piece
05 - Big L - Size Em Up
06 - Wu Tang Clan - And Ya Don't Stop
07 - Mobb Deep - Infamous
08 - Brand Nubian - Straight Outta Now Rule
09 - Afu Ra - Whirlwind Thru Cities
10 - De La Soul (Feat. Rob O) - Stay Away
11 - Gang Starr (Feat. Big Shug and Freddie Foxxx) - The Militia (Pete Rock Remix)
12 - Busta Rhymes - Take A Walk In My Shoes
13 - Deadly Venoms (Feat. Wu Tang Clan) - One More To Go
14 - Inspectah Deck - REC Room
15 - M.O.P. - Downtown Swinga _98
16 - Capone N Noreaga (Feat. Castro, Musolini, Mendosa, Troy Outlaw) - Irag (See The World)
17 - Slick Rick - Impress The Kid
18 - Name - Black Thought
19 - Masters of Illusion - Masters of Illusion
20 - Afu Ra - Real Niggaz
21 - Saukrates - That's Action (Unreleased)
22 - Ed OG - Do You Feel Me

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KEEP IT SIMPLE (1998)




After seeing the success of the DVD-like cassette cases, I got right back on it with this joint about a month or 2 later. I was definitely onto something, and this joint has some great records on it...newcomers like Evidence, Pace Won and Medina Green had some bangin 12's out...the Dust Brothers/KRS collabo, and the beginning phases of the infamous Cage/Eminem battle...as you can see I was riding with Cage...still do...peep his dis to Eminem, "And So Kiddies" featuring Masai Bey on the hook...classic Fondle Em Records 12 inch right there. Also peep the Cappadonna epic "DJ Mathematics" B-Side wins again!

TAPE 1

01 - Pace One - I Declare War
02 - Evidence - Reservation For One
03 - Jedi Feat. Yeshua Da Po Ed - Spitmode
04 - DJ Spooky (Feat. Organized Konfusion) - Reconstruction
05 - KRS-One - Check It Out (Prod. By Dust Brothers)
06 - Mr. Mann - A Little Higher
07 - Medina Green (Feat. Mos Def) - Fla La Lashe
08 - Kid Capri (Feat. Cocoa Brovas and Buckshot) - Follow Up
09 - Sean Price - Sean Wiggins
10 - Kool G Rap - Mobstaz
11 - Slick Rick - Kill Niggas
12 - Brand Nubian - Foundation
13 - Kid Capri (Feat. Noreaga & Big Pun) - Block Party
14 - Kool G Rap - Paper Chase
15 - Kid Capri (Feat. Diamond and Brand Nubian) - Hot This Year
16 - Cage - And So Kiddies
17 - Unsung Heroes (Feat. Siah and Yeshua Da Po Ed) - The Norm
18 - Dilated Peoples - The Chills
19 - Baron Ricks - Harlem River Drive
20 - Willie Stubs - Da Deal
21 - Heltah Skeltah - Magnum Force
22 - Mobb Deep & Onyx - QB to Southside
23 - Nas _ Noreaga - Queens Style
24 - Dilated Peoples & Defari - Develop Tools

TAPE 2

01 - Sir Menelik - DJ Spooky Freestyle
02 - Outsidaz - You Don't Want It (Intro)
03 - Outsidaz - You Don't Want It
04 - Kid Capri (Feat. KRS-One) - Do Or Die
05 - Baron Ricks & Cypress Hill - Rags To Riches
06 - Kool G Rap - One Dark Night
07 - Heltah Skeltah (Feat. Method Man) - Guns and Ones
08 - Sauce Money (Feat. Jay-Z) - Pre-Game
09 - Group Home - 12 o'clock Brooklyn
10 - Rza, Ghostface & ODB - Windpipe
11 - B-1 (Feat. Kool G Rap) - Cardinal Sins
12 - Noreaga and Big Pun - Thug Brothers
13 - Cormega - Sex, Drugs and Bitches
14 - Cypress Hill - High Times
15 - Pace One - Bring It Out
16 - Heirogliphics - You'll Never Know (Remix)
17 - Casual - Casual
18 - Unsung Heroes (Feat. Siah & Yeshia Da Po Ed) - The Norm
19 - Medina Green (Feat. Mos Def) - Crosstown Beef
20 - KRS-One, Last Emperor and Zach De La Rocha - C.I.A. (Remix)
21 - Organized Konfusion - Murder By Syntax
22 - Killah Priest - Degree Zero
23 - Cappadonna - DJ Mathematics
24 - Ras Kass (Feat. Rza) - The End


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1 comment:

MBALL said...

damn, true innovator, thanks so much for digging up this old shit, You da man joe!