Category Archives: Golden

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]


Skinny Boys– Get Pepped (Zomba, 1988)


Two of the illest shuffle beats ever from a woman who can’t seem to go away and a group that barely was. Production-wise, Chubb Rock and Howie Tee & the 45 King are timeless on these two: Seeborn and Puma- They Call Me Puma (Select Records, 1987) Queen Latifah- Princess of the Posse (Tommy Boy, […]