Tag Archives: Version Excursion

Billy Joel – Stilleto break [Extended]

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, a break. Digging through vinyl bins and uncovering elusive breaks which have already been used is ALWAYS a pleasant experience, especially if you didn’t pay more than a pound. Equally, finding breaks that havent been used is also a good thing.

Uncovering a blissfully extended video version of something like this, a LEGENDARY Kool G Rap break by Billy “Golden Gloves” Joel is a champagne moment. It may only be an extra few bars of virtually clean drums, but cmon, this beautiful noise is priceless.

After pulling out the comparison reports, our thoughts of this just being a basic loop [ala Ultimate Breaks and Beats and pre-sampler style, erm, badly] have been supressed. Upon further inspection, it really just sounds like the band bringing out the “Road to the Riches” in a stripped down but nicely extended version in the first few minutes of the clip, right here, buried within the intro to Billy’s “My Life” video.

NB. Mr Piano Man had a serious Napolean complex if you read into the ‘tough guy’ in leathers look, New Yorks original state of mind having ‘little man’.

Evidently, Billy Joe Joel was too busy to release this extended version due to his penchant for hangin outta Christie Brinkley and lurking in ball-parks, ‘smoking cigarettes and looking tough’.  Be warned, this is serious brain-worm, expect to be re-living those drums in yer head sometime very soon. Don’t say we never give you nothin for Christmas !

DJ Nes – Dirty Water Jazz [Mix]

Not many weekends in 2012 were this hasnt been on rotation. Great mix of some great Jazz, dead simple. Props as ever to New Jerseys finest over at Dirty Waters.

Rappers are in anger…

…but not all the time.

Any Rapper with a sense of humour gets our vote

An Ode to New York

Not much to say other than the visuals to this are beautiful and the Steinski influenced soundtrack has a nice throwback instrumental sound…

Shake Your Rump Sample Breakdown.

once again, your man Jamie Funktuall comes with the goods, and in a mad entertaining way..breaking down every sample in the opener to the the greatest l.p ever.Paul’s Boutique check the insanity at 13.00.

he’s like a Funky Casey Casem up in this..and has the knowledge to way back up his dancing..our caps are doffed..also, wer’e a bit gutted we didn’t do it first, but hey, we get high.

click thru to “gluetube” to find a link to download this as an mp3.

Schoolboy Q – Break to the Beat…

Grooveline is a Lex Lugor produced track off the recently released Habits & Contradictions full lengther. Its by young Black Hippy, Quincy M. Hanley aka Schoolboy Q…

Sans an actual full blooded beat, its a cut with a grown-ass tale to tell, as well as employing the vocal talents of Marlena Shaw from her 1975 alblum Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?

Ive posted cos some people that claim they know Hip-Hop in 2012 think that Rap has to have a beat, and like Michael McDonald, they keep forgettin’ that Hip-Hop producers like Lexus Lugor are more than happy utilising beautiful soul music and progressin’ things along quite nicely thankyou very much.

Push it along, and quit hatin people !

BONUS – 320 vinyl rip of the Blue Note OG

Marlena Shaw – Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?

http://www.mediafire.com/?001md87186bq1ky

T.O, you know…

As much as i like someone being called Swamp Donkey, and as much as i like Mickey Piretta, this is ALL about the video…the third guy is semi-nice,though, to my ears.

Canadians doing Hip-Hop??whatever next?..

The Video gets E for effort, and T for nice try…