Monthly Archives: January 2008

Magnetic Resonance

I’m not much of a T La Rock buff and I probably know about half as much about Kool Keith as your local indie rocker but their rhyme patterning is inconceivably similar at times. Russell Simmons on T La Rock: “It [“It’s Yours”] was big, big in the underground. T (T La Rock) started the […]

What It Is? (Grime)

Grime came out of UK garage music, which was a sort of sped up UK raver version of house music. Classic house music tempo is 120bpm, wheras garage (also known as “speed garage”) is usually at 140bpm. The music was mostly instrumental, but when played at the same raves that jungle (a/k/a drum n bass) […]

The Sun Sets in the West

I’m sure you’ve probably all heard this but I ripped it off some vinyl to have on my iPod because it is so fresh. The greatest part about earlier Dre production is the fact that it comes with all the golden samples instead of the wailing organs of the West. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

Kemetic Suns

Apparently, Fundamentals were a short lived Bay Area group and members of the crew Kemetic Sons. They probably smoked blunts with The Grouch! Making mostly underground cassettes, their 2 members (KarmaChi and King Koncepts), went on to do other projects including the respected Konceptual Dominance (Kirby Dominant & King Koncepts). I enjoy this track. I […]

Peter Gunn/Reaganomics Bust A Posse Cut

    I don’t know what is more ill than this press photo. Probably the fact that Peter Gunn and Reaganomics fit all these egos on one track. Roll a blizzy and kick back for 42 minutes of funk: Shit’s Gonna Hit The Fan- Beatnuts Straight Jacket- Kool G. Rap I’m Not Playing- Ultimate Force […]

He’s The Mix Master

I don’t know exactly who the hell Mix Master Spade was but this song is ridiculous. Paying his dues early on after learning to blend during a short stint in the NY, Spade put LA on the map along with the likes of Dre, DJ Pooh, Toddy Tee and Aladin (who were also his collaborators). […]