We’re back at it! It only took a year to get this new post together, but the cab driver who stole Kaewonder’s laptop and external could have put this post up in the summer if he wanted to. Let’s not dwell on the bs though. Here’s our third installment of what we consider to be the best remixes of the golden age of hip-hop. As always there are sure to be songs missing or songs that you might not feel deserve to be mentioned. If so, put us on blast. Let us know in the comments what songs you’d like to see in the next version(which hopefully won’t take a year) and why. Posts like this are all about personal opinion and the Air Max Thuns have been known to hold some strong opinions when it comes to rap music. Without any further delays, allow us to present v1.2 of We Re-Invented The Remix.
Rap City used to be pretty live! Are there even live performances on it these days?
The things that I like about this video are as follows:
1. They filmed it at night. A lot of the best Rap City performances were in the afternoon before shows, but this performance has a different, darker vibe. The video for this song was mostly daytime shots too, but they do have a night shot that makes a couple quick edits in the video. I like the way it sets off the Attic beat, just fits the mood.
2. The crew is always in the shot. This was an early Much staple and I always wonder if they enjoyed the music or even felt comfortable being in the middle of an impromptu rap video? It’s a great contrast either way.
3. Infinite! He wasn’t in the group for that long but he clearly had a big role in this particular performance. He just jumps off the tables and grabs the mic to kick his verse with youthful energy. What’s up with a reunion fellas? Attic still has beats! I did like the Infinite song on the newest Rich Kidd mixtape so he’s still circulating. Where are Quadro and Dolo?
4. Their camouflage kits. They are wearing similar joints in the video, you know that wasn’t a stylist getting their outfits. That was some Yonge St military surplus for sure and they were keeping that look consistent.
I hope that the recent energy and attention towards the music scene in Toronto helps motivate the elder statesmen like Ghetto Concept to leak out some new tunes, even old music we never heard. We have videos and audio for days, but there’s probably so many songs that never saw the light of day. Hit us up. Toronto, stand up!
In 1992 the Movie Trespass came out starring Ice Cube & Ice-T. The title was originally was Looters. Here on The Day in Rock the duo talk about the change in title of the movie and also what you can expect from the film. The soundtrack for this flick was actually pretty decent. And the Ice’s re-recorded the title track due to the name change. Below is the original version called Looters.
I happen to have a whole bunch of lil Eazy-E media clips that I thought would add up to a pretty decent post. First we have a Day In Rock report on Eazy aledeging the now famous, rough housing to get Dr. Dre out of his Ruthless contract.
Second up is Eazy’s solo performance on In Living Color. Yes, they cut this one short. And Eazy is supported here by BG Knocc Out & Dresta on Compton City G’z.
Finally, this audio clip is mega, mega rare. It is possibly the single worst interview I have ever heard in any part of entertainment history. A little background, I fell asleep one night, not feeling well and I left my radio on as I dozed off. I awoke in the middle of the night as the host of the talk show that was on, Gil Gross, said he was going to have Eazy-E on after the commercial break. I scrambled around my room and found a tape to record this historic interview. Please enjoy the debacle that follows.
Here is the Interview portion of the same segment. Prince Po and Pharoahe speak on what Organized is all about. Pharoahe basically breaks down exactly how I feel about Organized Konfusion, “give people somethin to listen to for more than a week”, their shit is timeless. I cant even count the amount of times I have had to rewind an OK track, just on some “what the f*ck!!???”
For real, will we ever hear anything like this again…?
photo teefed from WaxPoetics.Just like the first one.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. How do I respond to one of my favourite groups reaching out to us and LACING us with unreleased gems from their archives? (super strong dookie rope shouts to B-Luv -MOD extended famalam at this point)
Contained here are several radio promo’s spanning from the 80’s to the 90’s and a Stretch & Bobbito freestyle where they PUT IN WORK over “Funky Drummer”. There’s also an unheard-before freestyle ( before they had a deal ) over several Classic breakbeats (Isaac Hayes “Ike’s Mood”,Bob James “Take me to The Mardi Gras”, the Honeydrippers “Impeach the President”) as well as the full version of the Kool DJ Red Alert promo we featured here awhile ago.
If you don’t know about JVC Force, then do the science & math and get up on game over at Unkut, where Robbie did an amazing article on them that’ll most definitely shed some light on the 3 brothers from Strong Island ,and one of the most criminally slept-on groups in rap. I gotta say, I’m glad to see that they never left and finally got their due propers with the rerelease of “Doin Damage” -their blazing first LP.
Red Alert Promo#1 1989
Red Alert Promo#2 1992
WKCR Strecth and Bobitto Promo 1993
89.9 WKCR Stretch and Bob Freestyle Live
“We Got Our Own Thing” (Unreleased Version)
“Before we had a deal, rockin on the block as a crew” - B Luv
We’re back at it for 2009. New username, new post but same theme as v1.0. Kaewonder and Ace Six are collectively known as the Air Max Thuns, so from now on we will be posting under that username when we go in on a post like this. We’ve decided that 13 is such a nice round number that we will use this for all of our posts involving audio and commentary, so this is our v1.1 of the best remixes ever. Of course, there will always be omissions or songs that we forgot. They’ll be in the upcoming versions, so please post up in the comments and let us know which songs you feel we excluded and why. Without further adieu, here’s our second foray into the world of remixes.
Just because I see a lot of Toronto and Canadians in general posting in our comments section, i present to you a special live performance of the og female emcee herself, Michee Mee. Michie repped our city and performed with KRS when he came to town, like a local BDP army reserve or something. I believe Kaewonder came up on 2 copies of the record they mention on that Wiki within a couple months of each other. Crazy!
The video for this song is already so classic, but this live performance ft king lou on backups(kills it)is basically the ill alternate video now. Big up to Sean for taping this back in the day and for the constant barrage of videos I’ve had the pleasure of throwing up on here lately.
Wait, is that Spade from Citizen Kane dancing with the ill overall fit?
I’m not going to mention Citizen Kane and not go in but that’s for the AMT to post. Plus, I don’t want to take any shine away from Michie who just murks this whole stage that was used for most Electric Circus performances.
For now, I just uploaded this dope Mastermind mixtape track called “Scar-City Reprezentativz” from his “tape” 49. Enjoy that and if this gets a lot of comments, expect more Toronto centric posts coming soon.