Willie Puckett "Doggie Hopp"
(1997, Take Fo)
I am posting this both to fill a request and as a follow up to the Brown Beats post since the most important track on this short EP is a re-envisioning of those Beats. I spent some time searching my ears for some justification of the word "Brown" - the OG beats are named for their scattered James Brown wails - but the brownest thing was Cool instead: the recently mentioned "Dear Yvette" Bounce Bark.
Willie Puckett "Doggie Hopp"
Playa Fly is da best rapper in the world, but the world doesn't know Fly. His flows are so real that they are understood by everyone. Unlike most southern rappers, Playa Fly doesn't embrace materialism in his rhymes, usually speaking on a deeper, more political level. If you grew up middle class - tell me about your braces, if you grew up in the projects - tell me about your Uncle being shot and wearing braces. Playa Fly motivated me to go on to better my self. He also keeps the Memphis-rich tradition for seriously talented rappers. The messages he gives are very easy to relate to and hardly commercial or modified for TV and his lyrics make you forgot about Mr. Chill's awful singing. I love 3-6 Mafia but pluck the chicken they got lyrically murdered on this shit. This cd is one of the best I've heard and I've heard any CD you could name. His Hardcore rapin is the stuff.
Posted by kid slizzard at 1:52 PM
Junie Bezel "That's How Mess Get Started"
(2001, Take Fo) @ 320
JB was also featured on C-Murder's "Got It On My Mind" from TRU Dawgs (a few late Soulja Slim feat.s on there too) and her myspace is TRU'd out so maybe you can look forward to future releases from the No Limit camp ashes.
A couple more cats came before me that I really liked. They had a cat named Tim Smooth. Then again, he didn’t necessarily come out before me, but he came out with a solo album before me. His solo album [Straight Up Drivin] was nice. It was nice. Bust Down, the dude that invented pussy poppin’, he came out with a record that was real big called “Putch' Ballys On,” and he had “Nasty Bitch,” and that record got him a deal with Luke Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker kinda shelved him and took the whole pussy poppin thing away from him. But there was a few cats from New Orleans that were bumpin. We had a cat named MC Spud that had a good following. I’m from the T. Tucker era, and dude came out with a sound like no other. You know, people get it mixed up because they compare bounce music to what he was doing, but what he was doing we called "Where they at." We never called that bounce music. We called it ‘Where they at," cause he was really doing "Where they at, where they at?" the whole song. When the bounce era came, "bounce for me," was really what we sayin. It was more "bounce for me, bounce for me," or "Put your boy in it."
There was a lotta cats that had to do with molding New Orleans, but out of all of them, I was the strongest, because I’m the one that lasted the longest. I came from the Master P era, the Cash Money era, and I’m still here.
Murder Dog Magazine
(Vol. 15, Number 3)
First, some Murder Dog purchasing tips: as covered by the last mention of MD in these html pages, never subscribe to Murder Dog. The cheap price is tempting, and the seeming convenience too, but the magazine is an inconsistent quarterly. It doesn't come out every three months or four months... it doesn't come out every anything. It comes out every time its been so goddam long since the last one that you're sure the company has folded. And they won't mail you every issue you order. No Matter What. You will somehow be shorted.
You need to find a local store that carries the mag. In Ann Arbor I bought copies at Border's. In NY, Tower. In SF, Green Apple. None of these cities (as far as I can tell) have more than one MD vendor. When you do find a vendor, buy two copies of every issue. That way you can use a razor blade to cut out the best fullpage ads or keep one mint copy to sell on Ebay in 2022.
Now, notes from this Quarter's Dog:
First, I'm happy as hell to see the return of regional focus (specials on MI & Jackson, Mississippi) & regular record reviews. The new age/tribal aspect & Midwest white rapper feat.s have returned to safe enough levels that I can regard it as one of the Dog's lovable idiosyncrasies. Cover images of Soul Jazz Records' Spirits of Life compilation and Slamet A. Sjukur's Angklung Group record surprised me and I'm glad to see a magazine that shares my belief in a spirit-blood connection between Rap and Gamelan.
Stone from D-Boyz on Soulja Slim: I want to tell you a story of my first experience with Murderdog. I respect a lot of magazines, but before my dog Soulja Slim died he walked up to me on Washington when the projects was still up. He jumped out of his truck and gave me the cover issue of Murder Dog that he was on right before he got killed. I still got that issue in my hand right now. This is the same copy that he actually gave me.
Glasses Malone on Sonic the Hedgehog: When I was a kid I used to write video game stories. I was in 5th grade when I would use characters from video games and create stories about them. Like, Mario would meet Sonic in different situations. I used to make copies because other kids in my class would want a copy which I would sell for 75 cents.
Haystak on Audio Pirates and exponential filetypes: Right Now all artists are takin hits because you are still leaking MP3s. My point is you find yourself in a position of clinging to life. A lot of cats don't get off that operating table because it's hard. It's not a kid's responsibility to not download music. We are the music industry and its our job to create an MP30 or 300 or whatever...when I was a kid we walked in the stores and busted them out of them anti-theft things and stuck them in our pocket.
Posted by kid slizzard at 1:08 PM