Gold Dragon,Grandmaster Flowers,Bullion & Starpower

Originally Posted On:
May 10,2008



I'm posting a little early this week for Mother's Day weekend. So everybody grab some great music and enjoy the holiday with your Moms.





This a mix made by Gold Dragon combines Sabar drumming of the Wolof people of Senegal,audio from films, classic funk breaks and Notorious B.I.G. acapellas. This is unique to say the least. I haven't got a chance to check it the whole thing yet but from what I heard on his myspace site it's interesting and funky. In the download you get a list of all the samples used as well as pics of all the samples albums covers. That is something I wished more producers would do.

Dakar, Senegal is the center of African hip hop so I've been told. I'll try to track down some links to African hip hop artists to give ya'll a taste of how the brothers from motherland get down in future posts.


Gold Dragon
Dakar: The Biggie Remix [83 MB] (2008)



Track Listing:

1. Intro (feat. Jesse Jackson)
2. Things Done Changed
3. Dead Wrong
4. Methods (interlude)
5. Whatchuwant
6. Dangerous MCs (feat. Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes)
7. Kick In The Door (T's mix)
8. Hypnotize
9. Gimme The Loot (Untouchables mix)
10. Suicidal Thoughts
11. Dream Filthy (interlude)
12. Everyday Struggle
13. Kick In The Door
14. Gimme The Loot
15. Machine Gun Funk
16. Big Poppa
17. Unbelievable
18. 10 Crack Commandments
19. Freestyle Medley
20. Dolly My Girl (outro)

http://www.uploadjockey.com/download/8351052/golddragon_-_dakar__the_biggie_remix_2.zip
(Its 79 MBs on zshare & megaupload and 83 MBs on rapidshare & badongo)
EDIT (9/27/08):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JU6ZR5L2





Here's something most DJ's probably thought they would never hear a set by the DJ legend himself, GRANDMASTER FLOWERS. Before Grandmaster Flash there was Flowers. Flash,& Afrika Bambaata along with other Hip Hop's pioneer DJ's credit Flowers as an inspiration for their style. Recorded at a Brooklyn park jam in 1979 this is truly historic. I got this off Supreme Unknown's blog (http://theessentialelements.blogspot.com/). One hour and 11 minutes of history enjoy people.


Grandmaster Flowers
Live In Brooklyn,1979 [102MB]

Old School Flyer from 1979

http://s2.massmirror.com/3d159302bde5d801c28fe33ca46ad845.html






This is something indeed quirky but it works. A UK producer named Bullion took elements of the classic Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" and used "ideas" (Not Samples) from J Dilla's production work and created something fresh. Listen for yourself and decide.



Bullion
Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee
[51 MB] (2007)



01 Pet Sounds
02 Sloop Jay D
03 Lets Go Away For A While
04 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
05 Here Today
06 Caroline, No
07 God Only Knows
08 You Still Believe In Dee
09 I Know There's An Answer
10 Wouldn't It Be Nice
11 That's Not Dee
12 I'm Waiting For The Day
13 Don't Talk (Close Your Eyes)

http://www.zshare.net/download/4952320ee29d2c/
(12/24/08) New Link
http://rapidshare.com/files/62652846/Pet_Sounds_In_The_Key_Of_Dee.zip
Source:
Warnakeys Beach Boys Blog







Well if you like Bullion's work then you might like this rapper named Starpower. He made his own version of Bullion's pet sounds with him rhyming over the bullion beats and called it "Petting Zoo".


Starpower
Petting Zoo [20 MB] (2008)



http://www.zshare.net/download/755142891f6b3e/







And since were speaking of J Dilla I found this link for TYJD ACT 3 off of Dirty Waters blog. It's J Rocc doing tribute mix to Dilla produced by Stone Throw in 2007 & 2008. Here's all three:


J Rocc
Thank You Jay Dee Act 1 [87MB]




1. Macy Gray - 'I Try (Remix)'
2. Pharcyde - 'She Said (Remix)'
3. De La Soul - 'Peer Pressure (Remix)'
4. Cam & Cam - 'Love Junkee (Remix)'
5. J Dilla - 'Crushin'
6. Busta Rhymes - 'It Ain't Safe No More'
7. Busta Rhymes - 'Enjoy The Ride'
8. Slum Village Interlude
9. D'Angelo - 'Me & Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine (Remix)'
10. Modd - 'Secrets Of The Sand (Remix)'
11. Q-Tip - 'Do It, See It, Be It'
12. Common - 'Nag Champa'
13. Toshi Kubota - 'Nothing But Your Love (Remix)'
14. Busta Rhymes - 'Turn Me Up Some'
15. J Dilla - 'Let's Take A Ride'
16. Slum Village - 'Untitled'
17. Janet Jackson - 'Got Til Its Gone'
18. Lucy Pearl - 'Without You (Remix)'
19. Slum Village - 'Players'
20. J Dilla - 'Reckless Driving'
21. De La Soul - 'Stakes Is High'
22. Pharcyde - 'Runnin'
23. Slum Village - 'Fall In Love'
24. Slum Village - 'We Be Dem'
25. Common - 'Dooinit'
26. A Tribe Called Quest - 'Find A Way'
27. Phife Dawg - 'Bend Ova'
28. QD - 'Supa Shit'
29. Jaylib - 'The Red (O.G. Version)'
30. Dilla Outro



http://rapidshare.com/files/99624817/Jay_Dee__aka_J._Dilla___Mixed_By_J._Rocc__-_Thank_You_Jay_Dee__Act_1__Mix_CD___2007_.rar



J Rocc
Thank You Jay Dee Act 2 [100 MB]




01. J. Rocc - Intro
02. Jaylib - Official
03. - - Go Diggin' In The Autumn
04. Slum Village - Fall
05. Slum Village - Fall Remix
06. Pharcyde - Runnin'
07. Tribe - Untitled
08. De La Soul - Stakes Is High (Remix)
09. Common - Dooinit
10. Frank N Dank - Pause
11. Dabrye - Game Over
12. Jaylib - LA To D
13. Dilla - Beats
14. Busta - Untitled
15. - - U And Ur Smile
16. Dilla - Beats
17. A.G. - Hip Hop Quotable
18. MED - Push
19. Oh No - Move 2
20. Four Tet - Serious Remix
21. Bro Jack - Oblighetto Remix
22. - - Think Twice
23. - - Rico Suave Bossa Nova
24. Dilla - Beat
25. Common - Funky 4 U
26. De La Soul - Verbal Clap
27. - - Stepson Of The Clapper
28. Dilla - Fuck The Police
29. Slum Village - Get Dis Money Remix
30. Slum Village - Get Dis Money
31. ATCQ - Find A Way
32. ATCQ - Get A Hold
33. Slum Village - Raise IT Up Instrumental
34. Busta Rhymes - Genesis
35. Busta Rhymes - Woo Ha Remix
36. Busta Rhymes - Enjoy Da Ride
37. Busta Rhymes - So Hardcore
38. Busta Rhymes - You Can't Hold The Torch
39. Jaylib - 'Turn It Up'
40. E=MC2 instrumental
41. Common - 'Heat'
42. Dilla Beat
43. Ma Dukes
44. Dilla Beat
45. Jaylib - 'No $ No Toke'
46. Outro




http://rapidshare.com/files/99635589/Jay_Dee__aka_J._Dilla___Mixed_By_J._Rocc__-_Thank_You_Jay_Dee__Act_2__Mix_CD___2007_.rar


J Rocc
Thank You Jay Dee Act 3 [47 MB]




Here's a track listing I got off okayplayer.com

Unidentified orginal sample for Welcome 2 Detroit Intro (0:00)
"Welcome 2 Detroit Intro" (0:48)
"The Other Side (Instrumental)" (0:51)
Beat (2:35)
Beat (3:48)
Beat (?) (5:19)
"Gobstopper" (3:20)
"No $ No Toke" Original/No EFX mix. (6:06)
"The Oxtopuss" (7:23)
Beat (8:58)
"The Message (10:30)
"Show Me What You Got" (12:06)
"The Rhyme (Slum Village Remix) (13:50)
"Thought U Wuz Nice (Instrumental)" (15:30)
"Stakes Is High" (18:04)
"Stakes Is High (Remix f/Mos Def & Truth Enola) (18:22)
"His Name Is Mutty Ranks (Instrumental)" (19:10)
"Payback Is A Grandmother (Instrumental)" (19:45)
"It's Goin' Down" (20:14)
"Somethin' That Means Somethin'" (20:40)
"Start It Up (Instrumental)" (21:00)
"Word Play (Instrumental)" (21:12)
"Find a Way (Instrumental)" (21:20)
"1nce Again (Instrumental)" (21:24)
"Keeping It Moving" (21:30)
"That Shit" (21:49)
"Conant Gardens" (22:18)
"I Don't Know" (23:03)
"Beej N Dem" (23:39)
"2U4U" (Original Version) (24:22)
BLEND "2U4U" Instrumental w/ "Climax" (25:22)
Fantastic Mix (All four "Fantastic" interludes from Slum Village's "Fantastic Vol. 1" plus the intro from FV2) (26:14)
"Hold Tight" (OG & RMX) (28:13)
"Orignal beat tape version of Jaylib's "D 2 LA" (29:33)
"Pillz" (30:11)
"Reckless Driving" (30:30)
Beat (31:12)
Jaylib Interlude (31:22)
"Make Em NV" (32:08)
"Let's Grow (Instrumental)" (34:19)
Beat (35:50)
"Signs" (Full Version) (36:44)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/10869610bfab06d7/





Next Monday(5/19) I got some Rob Swift & 5th Platoon mixes for you. I'm still searching for my (misplaced, AARG!!!) tape of The Beat Junkies Icy Ice mixing on 92.3 the beat back in 1995. I know I got Rhettmatic one too somewhere. When I find them I post them. Enjoy the good music.

The Dynamic Hamza 21®

Hip Hop since 1982.

1 comment:

The Dynamic Hamza 21 said...

May 11, 2008 11:26 AM
Ed Casey said...

Dope blog, man.
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May 13, 2008 8:17 PM
abo faisal said...

What's the song around 1:06? Body or Party Music? I'd like to track it down.

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May 14, 2008 6:25 PM
The Dynamic Hamza 21 said...

?? You're gonna have to be more specific Abu Faisal I don't know which mix you're referring to.

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May 15, 2008 10:43 AM
abo faisal said...

The Grandmaster Flowers one, of course.

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May 15, 2008 3:09 PM
The Dynamic Hamza 21 said...

lol well as it so happens I haven't listened to it yet But I will this weekend and get back to you. I can't promise you a answer though. Although I'm 36 years old some of the tunes are before my time but I think I probably could track it down for you. As Flowers was known for playing known tunes not obscure ones.