Party & Bullshit … March 9th
03-09-2012 § 1 Comment
March 9th, in hip hop is a somber day as we recognize the passing of The Notorious BIG, aka Christopher Wallace – and celebrate his greatest lyrical accomplishments. It’s kind of like ‘Dre Day’ but a little less celebratin’. If you’re not familiar, you should be – take this day to scour YouTube, Twitter #RIPBIG, and get on whatever service you listen to music to & bump “Ready To Die” in it’s entirety. (The OG version of that album – original samples intact can be had here; OG– click the part that says “click here to download from SendSpace”)
Here are some interesting projects, if you’re otherwise familiar already with Frank White.
Party & Bullshit, one of my favorite BIG tracks remixed by an amazing jazz-inspired producer “Dela.” This track is on his project “Atmosphere Airlines Vol. 2” available here on iTunes. I highly recommend checking him out, there are three albums in the series and another mostly instrumental album called “Translation Lost” with my favorite MC Blu on three tracks.
Next, a mash-up project called “Night of the Living Dead 2” from DJ Cookin’ Soul, available at Datpiff for free download. I’m usually not a fan of mash-up projects where artists are made to work with other artists posthumously, but this is an interesting (Halloween-themed) take & the beats are nicely done around BIG’s vocals. The track below features a Nas verse from his track “Hope” off the ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ album. Cookin’ Soul is also on Soundcloud & has Night of the Living Dead mixtapes with 2Pac, Big L & Big Pun in addition.
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In case you’re not feeling that blend, check out this Thriller mix featuring Michael Jackson’s vocals;
Rest In Peace, B.I.G. – you will never be replaced.
I found this mixtape today while browsing Kevin Nottingham’s site, DJ Definit has a pretty good blend tape of Notorious’ work, implementing the OG samples into the records between tracks. Pretty good stuff, I’m going to be checking it out in it’s entirety soon. You can listen or download here