Monday, December 14, 2009
This is a CLASSIC ville tape. Production from Father Jah aka Hen X the Stile & Dat Nigguh Wes for Gheddo Minded Productions keeps to the classic Boom Bap style. O.N.E. brings an Old School style to the mic that was rough rugged & raw and dope as f&#k. I saw him do many a live set based on this tape and let me tell you he ripped everyone of these tracks as hard live if not harder. That tape: Return of the Old School featuring the DN crew members I-9, Sean D, Jon Doe the Stick Up-Kid, Jaques Cousteau, Wreck D. Mic, Sandman, Crash DDZ & Black Lotus affiliate Chill.
If there were a VHS1 Hip Hop legends show based on the Ville O.N.E. would be the first inductee hands down. One of my all time favorite local tapes (and not just because it featured my 1st appearance on tape either) because this is when crews ran tight and this was before the B.S. that tore apart more than a few friendships. All respect due to the anchor and mentor of many a dope MC from Brewburg (Newburg). Stay tuned for another tape by Hen X the Stile called Reason for Paranoia also featuring the DN crew members I-9, Sean D, Stick Up-Kid, Jaques Cousteau, Wreck D. Mic & Sandman.
I'll drop more soon. I'm doing this out of respect for the music & the hustles we all went through back then. Here's to the good old school days.
The full length download has scans of the cover and the actual cassette.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I ripped this old cassette a minute back and havn't heard it in awhile. My fave track off this is We're just looking for a brother beatwise anyway... It's beat full of samples ranging from bugged out Bugs Bunny cartoons to Kris Kristopherson's rally speach from Big Top Pee-Wee. I remember Money Rich as beng a conscious white kid that was real about the culture . He had good taste in hip hop in my opinion.. and his lyrics showed he did his homework. He was dope enough to beat me out of a local compitition or two as well.
He made a beat for me once on a toy-like keyboard that had a really simple sample function.. I remember he looped a piece off a Parliment record.. flipped it backwards and added some drums.. Whalah.. my first beat ever. The first one ever made for me to rhyme on. That was a great feeling. Thanks Money Rich ! (Money has since laid the mic down as an MC but contnues to produce music with the great Louisville band Digby)
Anyone know the year it was released ? I'm thinking 90-91?? I'll add a cover copy as soon as I re-re-locate the O.G. copy.
Grab a copy of the music right here:
I'm going to be doing a bunch of these soon. Feedback ensures I will continue.
Coming Soon: Tyk-NYN Society,tons of my own older material, Underground Mafia... Please hip me to any blogs you may know of documenting kentucky hip hop. I'm a fan you know ?