5.06.2008

Three 6 Satellites

Broken Halos: Da Compilation Album Disc One, Disc Two

The first in what one can only hope will be an extensive T&G penetration of the Triple 6 periphery, today’s offering is the homemade Broken Halos compilation. Two discs (virtual or for real) of golden era Three 6 members or collaborators killing it on 4-track cassette in the garage, clubhouse or wherever.

The best of Paul & J’s old ass mixtapes have been shuffled and re-compiled into what is becoming a long list of Triple 6 Mafia reissues. No complaints from this author, the remastered versions sound a hell of a lot better than the tape-to-MP3-to-WMA-back-to-MP3 sloppies I have clogging up my hard drive (not to mention being just about the best music you can buy at Best Buy). But that handful is just the the tip of the Memphis iceberg. On here are solo efforts by all the 3-6 mainstays - Boo, La Chat, Pat, Lord Infamous & Koopsta Knicca - and a basket of MCs who got left behind in the race to fame or who were tangential to begin with. A cursory glance lets you know they're all young as hell - Lil Sko, Lil Ramsey, Lil Gin, Lil Fly (later Playa Fly), Lil Corb....

Completists may note the absence of Carmike, but I've never warmed to his exaggerated cartoon style and the only track I like on Comin Out Yo Azz is the instrumental. I also thought long and hard about the inclusion of 199nigga4 era Indo G & Lil Blunt, but that's really a whole different funk altogether.

COMING SOON: nonstop mixtape of unadulterated Three 6 sample material, from the Delfonics to Puppetmaster. Tracklisting in the comments section.


2 comments:

kid slizzard said...

Boomin' In The Projects - Skinny Pimp, 211
Funkytown's In My Brain - Lil Fly
Go to Church Hoe, Pt. 2 - MC Mack
Test My Nutz - Lil Jyule, Lil Fly
Front a Busta - Koopsta Knicca
I Get Da Chewin' - Project Pat
Run Yo Mouth - Lil Corb
Rollin' Thru My Hood - Lil Gin
Smoking On a J - Koopsta Knicca
Life of a Nigga - Lord Infamous
Load My Clip - Lil Noid
Im Gangsta Blac - Gangsta Blac
Lick My Nuts - Lord Infamous
Glock In My Draws - Skinny Pimp
Smoke One - Gangsta Boo
Devil Shit - Criminal Mafia

Funked Out, Loced Out - Lil Fly
Broken Halo - Nigga Creep & Frayser Click
Hoe for a Housewife - Lil Sko
Gangsta Forever - La Chat, Playa Fly, Tommy Wright
Criminalistic Knowledge - Lil Noid
North Memphis - Lil Glock & SOG
Twist It, Hit It, Light It - Gangsta Blac, Skinny Pimp, Lil Gin
Skinny But Dangerous Remix - Skinny Pimp
Robb Me A Bitch - Lil Corb
When I Got Some Anna - Lil Corb
Victim Of A D - Lil Glock & SOG
Face to Face with Death - Lord Infamous
We Don't Just Rap - MC Mack
Playa Hataz - Criminal Mafia
Casket Closed - Lil' Gin, Evaclear, Tha Joker
Tire Shop - Gangsta Blac

jd_upnorth said...

This is some bleak, subterranean shit.
Thanks for compiling. Keep it coming.