Off the very first release from Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment (back in 1996)! It was a compilation cd that was criticised a fair bit at the time. This was referenced a few years later on tracks such as Forgot About Dre and Still Dre: “When my last cd was out you wasn’t bumpin me” & “Ladies, they pay homage, but haters say Dre fell off, How? My last album was The Chronic“.
Anyway, I had only became aware of this track recently thanks to Murray! But I’m told this is a track that was one of the standouts from that compilation. Titled East Coast/West Coast Killas and with a lineup containing RBX, KRS-One, B-Real, Nas & Scarface, it was a retort to those in the media (and fans) perpetuating a West Coast/East Coast beef that culminated with 2Pac & Biggie’s murder.
Some more visuals for one of my favourites from the album (Out today. Buy here).
Make sure you pick up the audio because it’s a banger.
This is the last drop we gift you because I don’t want to ruin the sales of this really, really good album.
I had to give you one more from the album though and, although it was hard choosing, the title-track is the perfect one. Bill’s lyricism was never in question for me, if anything I was concerned about Muggs but he came through on the whole album. The track features a pulsating, almost military-like bassline, held together with some dark keys from the ivory. B-Real and Vinnie Paz illustrate the coming together of two sides: B-Real from Mugg’s Cypress Hill days and of course Paz, a frequent collaborator with Bill.
DJ Muggs & Ill Bill – Kill Devil Hills ft B-Real & Vinnie Paz
Other Kill Devil Hills stuff, including artwork, tracklisting and a few other singles and videos can be obtained here. Kill Devil Hills is released on 31st August.
I literally have no idea what the ‘Wake Up Show’ is, but this is one mega collabo. Some pretty big names involved in this one as you’ll see below, although the track isn’t amazing to be honest. Expected a lot more with some of the talent on show here, but still probably one worth checking out.
Locksmith, Kam Moye, Crooked I, Tech N9ne, Tajai, RZA, Ras Kass, B-Real and DJ Revolution-2010 Wake Up Show Anthem
Yeah, it’s that time. Another post stuffed with the best music from talented, upcoming acts in the hip-hop world and of course a couple of more established names thrown into the mix.
Hip-hop heads, you know what to do and you know where to click.
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