Thursday, October 29, 2009

DJ Spanish Fly mega post

I'm certain there is nothing that flows better in the background than a DJ Spanish Fly tape. Simple as fuck, the beat, the snare and the drum pattern creates the melody. There's plenty Triggerman samples, some N.W.A. samples here and there, slow tales about money, hoes, slanging thangs and spitting raps over dope beats.

It somewhat troubles me I can't really describe more precisely what an impact DJ Spanish Fly had to the scene of 80's and 90's Memphis and Tennessee DJ'ing and rap music. I simply wasn't around to experince the scene myself. But I do know he has been described as a pioneer and major influence to well known Memphis artists as DJ Paul, Al Kapone, 8Ball & MJG and Jazze Pha. As he desribes in a short interview at Fader from some time back, some of the biggest acts in the Memhpis scene today would learn about music from him while visiting the night club Club No Name, where he performed and DJ'd frequently during the latter part of the 80's and early 90's. For more information on the man and his place in rap music I suggest you visit his myspace, where there's a rather thorough biography.

The albums following are the what I've been able to gather from ze internet during the last couple of years since first discovering DJ Spanish Fly and finding I'm Da Nigga somewhere, probaly on Cocaineblunts old-old forums. Finding information about these releases haven't been easy, actually I haven't found any information besides somewhat accurate tracklists and years of release. I'm pretty sure this records never where sold properly thru a record company, but rather are cassete tapes sold directly from the man himself during the 80's and 90's. There is no information on his myspace about how to purchase any of his music. That's why I feel that it is okay for me to share so much of his music like this.

I suppose alot of you are new to DJ Spanish Fly's music and probaly will not download all these records. But if you do enjoy these youtube videos above and wan't to give one or two of his records a chance, I would suggest you check out either I'm Da Nigga (previously posted) or Going To Mr Z's, does two are definatley my favorite records from him. If you're in a little bit more substance, there's plenty of political/Chuck D-ish songs on Black Radio. Hope any of you will enjoy his music as much as I have, and for those of you who are already fans, I hope you will find something here you hadn't heard before.

As for artwork, at best it's a picture of the original cassette tape, and some of the other pictures are just random photos of Mr. Fly.

DJ Spanish Fly - I'm Da Nigga (1990)

1. Move Muthafucka
2. Shottriggaman
3. I'm Da Nigga (Original)
4. Yaoe Man (Remix)
5. Smokin Onion (Remix)
6. Trigga Man (Original)
7. Hoodcall II
8. Git Buck
9. 14 Hollow Points
10. Let's Get It On (Mix)

DJ Spanish Fly - Going To Mr Z's (1994)

1. Goint To Mr Z's
2. Goodbye To Da Bad Guy
3. Bitches And Money
4. Smokin' Onion
5. Get Buck
6. Drag Rap
7. 10 Min Mix
8. Outro
9. Cruzin'

DJ Spanish Fly - A.B.C.D.E. (1994)

1. Dope Game
2. Uzi Tool
3. Im Da Aggin (remix)
4. Allright
5. Cement Shoes
6. Once Upon A Time
7. Real Niggas Shit

DJ Spanish Fly - My Last Underground Tape (1995)

1. Slangin Dem Thangs
2. Down Nigga
3. Never Broke
4. I Aint A Killa
5. Bitchy
6. Watch Yo Back
7. Suck My Dick
8. Slangin Mix
9. Triggamane Right Hand Mane
10. DJ Spanish Fly Side B Intro
11. Never Give Up
12. Skit
13. Slaning Cane
14. Got This Shit Going On
15. In The House
16. Down South Shit
17. Outro
18. Ballheaded Hoes Suck Dick

DJ Spanish Fly - Oh Word (1996)

1. Yeah Nigga
2. Whats Up
3. Got To Make My Money
4. Move Mutha Fucka
5. Hoe Niggaz
6. Hatin On Me
7. Break A Hoe Pay A Hoe
8. Shut Yo Mouth
9. Remember Them Niggaz
10. Sho No Luv
11. Knock Knock Knoc

DJ Spanish Fly - Black Radio (2001)

1. Intro
2. Im Da
3. Slangin
4. Playin On Deez
5. Buck Dance G Walk Jukin
6. Da Medicine
7. Smokin Onion
8. Rollin In My Cadillac
9. Bad Guy
10. Black People
11. Shot Gun
12. Trigga Manz Revenge
13. Black Radio
14. Dope Hoes

DJ Spanish Fly - Buck And Wild Underground (2003)

1. Bitch Betta Have My Money Intr
2. Oh Word
3. Dont Give A Fuck
4. Buck And Wild
5. Uzi Tool
6. Gotta Make My Money
7. Jealous
8. Shake Dat Ooweee
9. Pay A Hoe
10. Pump It Up
11. Get Buck Mane ft Cat
12. Comeback
13. What Goes Around
14. Head Shoulders Knees
15. Playin On Deez
16. U Cant Hide Feat Capt C
17. Problems Of Da World
18. Y U Wanna Hate
19. Dont Let It Be The Best

This last record is bonus, it's a mixtape where DJ Spanish Fly acts as a mixtape DJ mixing together other artists songs at his best ability. There's plenty of classic early southern jams on here by artists like Poison Clan, 2 Live Crew and MC Shy-D.

DJ Spanish Fly - Dj Spanish Fly Vol 3 Ol Skool (2004)

1. Strife - Set It Off
2. Nighttime - Unkown
3. Word Up
4. Got To Be Tough - Mc Shy D
5. Radiomix - Unknown
6. Radioactive - Unknown
7. Just Give The Dj A Break - Dynamixx II
8. Jam On It - Newcleus
9. Looking For The Perfect Beat - Soulsonic Force
10. Bust A Move - Young MC
11. I Need A Freak - Sexual Harassment
12. Hard Times - Run DMC
13. Roll It Up My Nigger
14. Like This - Unknown
15. Get Loose - 2 Live Crew
16. Get It Girl - 2 Live Crew
17. Move Somethin 2 Live Crew
18. All Right - Unknown
19. The Perculator - Unknown
20. Dance All Night - Poison Clan
21. Planet Rock - Soulsonic Force
22. Jam The Box - Pretty Tony
23. Megajam - Unknown
24. Uptempo - Unknown
25. Egypt Egypt - Egyptian Lover
26. Fix It In The Mix - Pretty Tony
27. Push The Button - Unknown
28. Give It All You Got - Afro Rican
29. Cocaine - Kilo
30. Use Your Love - Unknown
31. Lonely Heart - Unknown
32. Supersonic - JJ Fad
33. Sally That Girl - Gucci Crew II

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Max Minelli EP!


One of my favorite rappers and previously posted on Max Minelli just dropped this pre-album EP last week as a treat for what is to come on Pain Medicine, which will be his first post-Koch-adventure album. Last I heard Pain Medicine is set to drop November 24th on a independent label called Self Employed (SLF EMP). I'm not gonna speak to much on this, since my views on Max's music is thoroughly expressed in my older posts on him. So all I have to say really is that this is really good. I feel like Max Minelli's style and how he expresses himself with a somewhat new found authority is something the non-traditional southern rap listener could dig.

Also, if you're a fan. Check out this Word of South interview with Max from October 19th. Where he among other things speaks on his previous label situations with Koch:

"Basically brah, major labels, need to kill they selves. Straight up, because they don’t have a clue. And that’s how I feel. They need to kill they selves. It seems like; record companies are ran by some of the stupidest fucking people in the world. It seems like it. If you doing something right, let’s say me and you we had a shoe store, and if it’s failing. And it just continues to fail every year, more and more. Evidently we’re not doing something right. Evidently. So, when we keep doing the same thing, like, “Aaah, we not selling these Adidas and lets bring in more Adidas, that makes more sense!” That’s stupid. But if you call it stupid, that’d be crazy. That’s what record labels do."

Most beats and productions credits on the Pre-Med EP goes to South Park Mexican Happy Perez. Enjoy and cop his album when it drops.

Max Minelli - Pre-Med EP

1. The Autobiography of Max Pain (prod. Happy Perez)
2. Whateva-eva (prod. Happy Perez)
3. Amped Up (prod. Happy Perez)
4. Aim 4 Success (prod. Jondo)
5. Above The Clouds ft. Kevin Gates (prod. Gus)
6. Look At My (prod. Jondo)
7. Big Booty Judy (prod. Jondo)
8. Can We Get Down (prod. Happy Perez)
9. Worry Dont Pay No Bills ft. Keith Jacobs (prod. Happy Perez)
10. When It Reigns (prod. Happy Perez)
11. Dont Worry Bout Me (prod. Happy Perez)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sirealz of Teamknoc First (?) mixtape..

From what I know this is the first solo project from Sirealz or Tib from Teamknoc. It's been hecka long since I've seen any mixtape from them, like one entire year or something, wow. I bumped it a couple of times, back and forth from uni, since he dropped it on his twitter and datpiff yesteday.. Couple of songs does sound a bit different from what I remember the Teamknoc mixtapes sounding like, but that's cool, because it isn't a Teamknoc mixtape.. Anyhow, here's the full mixtape, his own link. And my first listen stand outs:

Tracklisting above on the back cover.. Standouts:

Sirealz says it's okay to be different. This sounds like the sort of song Swedish self esteem focusing party-televison psyhologist Mia Törnblom would make if she had the will or talent to be a based rapper. Still very dope..

Mia Törnblom

Still very dope.. A couple of months ago I somehow managed to get a hold of some mp3's of a few Sirealz and Teamknoc songs that may or may not be recent. I'm pretty sure most of these songs aren't on any other release. Might be one or two from their 2008 mixtape with previously unreleased songs.. But some songs are definitely new, and not on this mixtape.. So I decided to share those songs... Since I didn't know what release they were on back when I downloaded them first I decided to call the group of songs Sirealz Juice 2009 and Teamknoc Juice 2009


1. Dumbass Clean Ft Blapstar (This is dope, should have def been on Shooting Stars if you ask me)
2. Tight Ass Jeans (dope!!)
3. Cupcake Music
4. Cool White People (right this is on Shooting Stars)
5. Please Don't Let Me Go (autotune)
6. Four 15's (not same version as the one on Shooting Stars)

1. Drums And Based
2. Im A Gigger
3. Im A Party
4. Day N Nite (Remix) Left N Right
5. Everyday Ft Gotti
6. Fat Guy In Little Coat
7. Cakey Booty Blapstar (Frosty Pooky Volume 1) (this is probaly old)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fly Mar Is Awesome

Right, this is up on WYDU aswell, fuck it I'll post the same exact post here (sans this explanatory message).

I'm so fucking fresh I even get my nails done,
that's a manicure and I stay fresh for sure,
and when I get my feet done that is a pedicure
There's not many rappers that could make a hard ass song and choose to brag about getting their feet done. Just saying. This is really some hard shit for real. Eazy E/N.W.A. samples, a hard beat and powerful delivery. He is hot like a State Sandwhich with melted cheese - really check it:
I mostly listen to new music now days, more even than I have a realistic chance to listen to and give a fair view - which is a shame obviously. So whenever I feel like wanna hear something I know every word from, which still don't take to much space on the ipod, this is what listen to. That's why this EP will never not be on my ipod. It's just un-explainable I haven't posted this anywhere before.. It's not real rare or anything, just not as heard as it should be.
Fly Mar (awesome name right!!) was a potent Frisco rapper during first half of the nineties, doing music with hardcore Bay Area rap legends such as RBL Posse, Cougnut and Cellski... I have no clue what he does now. Most recent cd I have from him is his 15 years old, so if anyone is updated let me know, it's always good to know what your past favorite rappers to now days..
Anyhow, this is some great vintage Bay Area/West Coast hard rap, so just get with it!
1. I'm The Nigga
2. All Bitches Aint Shit
3. You're Gonna Wish You Never Dissed Me
4. Push Came To Shove