“Undercover Lover” is taken from hip hop artistKing Sun‘s second album entitled “Righteous but ruthless” released in 1990 on Profile Records. We at break to the beat feel that this track was quite ahead of its time considering what happened in later years with the rise of the Rap/R&B sound. “Undercover Lover” along with most of the album was produced by King Shameek and also features female vocals from an unaccredited singer.
King Sun “Undercover Lover” 1990 Profile Records
“Undercover lover” contains a sample from a track called “Hey love” by soul singerStevie Wonder first released on his sixth album entitled “Down to earth” and later as a Continue reading →
“When the Sh** goes down” is taken from hip hop artistsCypress Hill‘s second album entitled “Black Sunday and was also released as a single in the UK and Europe in 1993. The Black Sunday album sold 261,000 copies in the first week of its release and eventually went triple platinum in the USA selling 3.4 million copies. Cypress Hill at the time consisted of rapers B-Real & Sen Dog with DJ Muggs. The track along with the majority of the album was produced by DJ Muggs.
Cypress Hill “When the sh** goes down” 1993 Ruff House Records
Record Label: Ruffhouse / Columbia
Year Of Release: 1998
Original Columbia Records 1993 release by Cyperss Hill, including ‘insane in the brain’.If a case can be made for gangsta rap, Cypress Hill is the act to make it. The trio of L.A. Latinos has the commercial clout and its raps are mercifully free of the misogyny, homophobia, and anti-Asian, anti-Jewish racism that so often mars the genre. Member/producer D.J. Muggs creates an eerily lean soundscape of whining sirens, off-kilter funk rhythms, metallic percussion, nasal taunts, and gruff warnings t
Hip Hop artist Foxy Brown‘s track “(Holy matrimony) Letter to the firm” is taken from her debut album entitled “Ill na na” released on Def Jam Records in 1996. Although “Holy matrimony” did not get released as a single it is the first track (excluding the intro) on the album and was produced by the TrackMasters as was the majority of the album. “Ill na na” achieved platinum certification in the USA selling 1.5 million copies and features guest performances by Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan, Black Street, Havoc from Mobb Deep, Kid Capri and Jay-Z.
Foxy Brown “(Holy matrimony) Letter to the firm” 1996 Def Jam Records
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Record Label: Commercial Marketing
Year Of Release: 2000
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The break used in Foxy Brown‘s “(Holy matrimony) Letter to the firm” is from a track called “Ike’s mood” by Soul\funk singer, songwriter, & musician Isaac Hayes. “Ike’s Continue reading →