The Gangstas & the Pussy Poppers


Ice Mike Hey P-Poppers
(????, White Lable) @ 320

Does anyone know what full-length this comes from? Ice Mike's discography is an elusive thing, let alone a full list of his production creds. I think nearly everything I have posted from New Orleans recently had at least one Mike cut on it. Bonus junt "Make Em Jiggle" is a hilite, and the "Ghetto" instrumental has all the sympathetic vocal tracks in tact which makes for weird listen.



2 tracks from Big Mike's "Hard 2 Hit" (1999) borrowed from here. I'm posting both mostly for their full-band lush funk arrangements. "Claimin Real" sounds like a prototype for that unreleased 6-Two collabo mystery wet-dream.

I recommend changing the setting from 360p to 480p for a significant sound quality upgrade, I don't know why you can't default that shit, but right now you can't.


Put Out the Fire


Sporty T Chromed Out
(1997, Ruff Era) @ 320

Wow, imagine a time when Lil Wayne had a small head. This one is heavy on Hot Boys disses which, without any actual information, I would attribute either to the similarity of group names (Hot Boys vs. Wet Boys) or to the jealousy of watching your former music partner rise up high and past you. I'll be making it a habit of upping a single representative track from every full-length I offer because the internet is getting so big and so is the headache it's giving me. Can you imagine having to show ID to ride around these highways? My favorite from this full-length is "What Kind of Playa", definitely the heaviest bounce/chant junt on here though the electro/old school influenced "If We Got Beef" (produced by Ice Mike) is a close contestant (I mean in the contest of My Favorite Track, not Heaviest Bounce/Chant Junt) and probably a more unusual track, all things considered.

Speaking of "All Things Considered", thank god Treme is over. It was way too much like music features on NPR, which can suck the life out of anything.

Boom Worship


Nemesis Temple of Boom
(1993, Profile) @ 320

The gap between this post and the previous is longer than any other in T&G history. Its easier and easier for me to see how someone falls off from doing a charity share like this. Its good news in a way, it signals me doing more rewarding things with my own music instead of archiving the past. I'm an unqualified historian but an excellent organizer. I should work at the post office.

The physical object behind today's datashare comes from a far-off place - I bought this Nemesis CD from an antiques street market in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, for 30,000Rp. Don't worry, its not much money. I didn't see a lot of other American rap music for sale but either bootleggs or legit int'l cassettes of Banned in the USA were on display in every record store I went to. Oh and to clear up an old T&G question - there is a lot of weed grown in the country, but in concentrated places and elsewhere people don't smoke nothin but cloves. It seems the military is behind the operation and they will cut off your head if you interfere.

Glad I found this, though, because my DL'd vers. skipped during "Go Ron C". Since so often this blog is like the Triggaman Where's Waldo I should point out the bells in the title track and I always do this but what is the sample on "Hard from Birth" that is also in Al Kapone's "For the Low-Low"? Btw, thanks for the youtube DJFUGANO!