Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life [The Samples]

And you don't stop. Here is another sample set courtesy of Lyrics To Go and Hip Hop Is Read. Here is the Tribe's Fourth Album Beats Rhymes, & Life. This sample set is really jazzy amd mellow. Tracks such as 'Phoney Rappers', 'The Pressure', and 'Stressed Out' really set the tone for the mood of this album. The samples for the album do have range, though. This album is also intriguing becuase some guy by the name of Jay Dee (known as J Dilla now) would assist the Tribe in production duties and make an indelible mark in the hip-hop game for eternity (my man Extra P said don't say the year - Tip).So without further ado, here is A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life [The Samples]:

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Black Moon - Enta Da Stage Samples

From Kevin Nottingham:
My man, John Q from href="http://lyricstogo.blogspot.com/">Lyrics To Go, is back in the
sample game! He hit me up and wanted to share this Black
set that he has been working on. Big props to John Q for puttin'
this one together!

Released on October 19, 1993, Enta Da Stage is the debut album
from Black Moon. The group consists of Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee
(of Da Beatminerz), although Buckshot is the primary
emcee on most of the tracks. This album was also the debut production
for Da Beatminerz's DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt.

Da Beatminerz laced the album with their signature basement sound,
filled with hard drums, grimy horn arrangements and dark basslines. In the
album's liner notes, DJ Evil Dee stated: "This album was done on
blunted terms. Anyone who is offended by the contents of the album, FUCK YOU.
Nuff said."

A few of the samples used here were later recreated by a number of hip
hop artists in the '90s. The single "Buck Em Down" features a sample
from Donald Byrd's "Wind Parade", a sample which was later re-used for
Organized Konfusion's 1994 concept track "Stray Bullet". "How Many
MC's..." features a sample from Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Hydra", which was
used for earlier hip hop tracks like EPMD's "Underground". Evil Dee and
Walt take a portion of the sample and craft it into a different loop.
Check all the samples below...

From John Q:
Thank you. Thank You. Know you all know you can believe evrything you see out there now can you. Coming Back to reality, I want to give props for Kevin for packaging this set together. I had this set for awhile except I needed one song (hopefully someone will provide it). This set is a pretty dope listen and it is nice to see the way the Da Beatminerz flipped these samples into that grimy, fierce drum, sound that would make them stand out as one of hip-hop's top producton crew for years to come. So enjoy and I guess this is a big way to step back into the Blogging scene. So hope you digs the sample set (of course you willlllllllllllll......)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Coming to a Computer Near You"

I have a lot of things lined up for this blog, and posting will return to normal soon becuase college is almost done (YAHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY). So hold tight because John Q is Coming through sooner than you can believe. Don't worry, the wait will be worth it!!


Just becuase I could not post regularly does not mean that I don't know what is going on in the world. There are many things that you can point to positive outlook needed to maintain for the future (i.e. Obama frontrunning the Democratic party), yet, there are many other things that try to stifle the optimisim one has for the future and makes them regret how society seems to nver learn its faults from the past (i.e. wrongful ruling in Sean Bell case), but we gots to handle what life gives us and progress towards a better tommorrow for our future genereations to have a better environment to be raised in. Heed the words and John Q will be back soon to get back to doing what I do's best (That's blogging to people who may follow all the time).

So, peace to the nation, the people that represent, and those cats that never bug out to the extreme

Yo, If word is bond
then Q is gone