It seems like I’m posting a lot of Naughty footage lately…but f*ck it, this shit is dope every time.
This wasn’t there first or only appearance on MTV’s Spring Break, but it could be one of there best.
Shit, they had people doing the “hey, ho” before the chorus even came in. This track definitely had the best crowd participation appeal, there wasn’t one motherf*cker in there that wasn’t waiving there hands side to side.
This is a VERY rare itinerary from the “Chronic Tour” featDr.Dre,Snoop DoggPound,RUN-DMC,Boss and Onyx. Oh yeah, did I mention it was sponsored by St.Ides?? Nuff said.
I was gonna scan the inside, but there was too many crazy numbers (IE-Suge Knights management, Hotels,etc) that I’m not sure are still active or not, so I decided to not bother. Let’s face it: I’m way too lazy to edit the numbers out, but you get the drift.
The best hook cutting dj in the world and mr mostly the voice himself talk all things gangstarr with Slammin The Rap Video mag. I guess they made more than just one. Expect a gang more footage now that we have more tapes from this “series”.
DJ JC can we get some Dee Barnes footage in this piece please?
Was there any group angrier than Da Lynch Mob in 1992? Like for reals. These guys were ready to start the revolution..that afternoon if shit popped off like that. Here’s a little footage of them in Toronto as part of a concert that included them, Del, Ice Cube and maybe Threat or King Tee. I’m really not sure. I was super shook daddy to go to shows at that point.
Have you ever seen something so revolutionary and so incredible that every moment of it sticks in your memory for the rest of your life?
That was exactly the case at this concert. The Roots, Rascalz & Saukrates 03.23.95 Opera House, Toronto.
Let’s forget about the fact that this was only a couple weeks after the show with Common and The Beatnuts. Let’s forget about the fact that it was the first time they ever performed in Canada. Let’s forget about the fact that Saukrates and the F.O.S.(Figures Of Speech) crew absolutely crushed their opening slot. Let’s forget about the fact that the Rascalz also tore the shit down complete with an incredible display by their breakdancers(I see you Zeb Roc).
Let us focus on the fact that Malik B. was at this show. I’m one of those guys who feels like The Roots without Malik is like Pharoahe Monch without Prince Po. He brought an element to the group that they could not replace and I feel so blessed to have seen them perform as a whole with Malik and Tariq sharing duties on the mic. They literally freestyled for close to 45 minutes combined during the course of this show. Then Rahzel got up and did his thing and of course no-one there was expecting what he could do to be so powerful. Hearing him do “Moments Of Love” live in a venue packed wall to wall with people absolutely amazed at his talent? Few moments in my life will match the intensity of this show.
Anyways. This clip has a bit of footage from this show, but it will never really capture how the whole night felt. The interview footage is dope too. This is probably the most special clip that I’ve posted so far because of the personal connection to that night and the impact it has had on my belief of what live performances and the exchange of energy that comes with them can and should be like.
New school cats, I feel for you. The game done changed.
Part 2 of my Souls Of Mischief in Toronto Footage, the best Hiero show I’ve ever been to. Casual was also on the bill. The crowd at this show was electric. If I can ever spot it, I’ll edit my post with a stillframe of myself in the crowd. I pushed my way almost to the front and was getting pushed and elbowed all night. The whole crowd was like that all night.
About 1-2 weeks before this my boy and I got robbed by a swarm of about 30 dudes right in the middle of downtown Toronto in what is now called “Club District”. It was not as popular and thriving back then. Some of the same guys were robbing cats outside of the venue and I straight fronted like I was with a group of 5-6 other people(I was dolo) to avoid a second jacking.
Having a bad case of the Mondays today so forgive my half assed writeup. I absolutely loved the first Grand Puba solo album, Reel To Reel. I probably played that cd more than any other that I owned for a good 24 months when it dropped.
This EPK for that project brings me right back to that feeling. When Girbaud jeans and a crispy rugby shirt and Check It Out in my headphones were all I needed to be happy.
Peep the controversial question on the breakup though. Puba won’t speak on it, and X and Jamar say it’s all good. Soap Opera shit for real.