Welcome to the sophomore edition of Track Breakdown; A segment where we look at 2 tracks from different artists and find a connecting source of inspiration between the two.

Enjoy!

First off is Jermaine Dupri’s ‘Protector’s of 1472’ of his debut album ‘Life in 1472’ . A sleeper posse banger which featured Snoop Dogg, Warren G and ROC(where he at now?). Produced by the legendary Dj Premier, a timeless cut that still sounds fresh today. Boombap forever!

Almost a decade later, 9th wonder and Buckshot bring back the boom bap in the form of yet another posse cut ‘U Wondering' off their debut collabo project ' Chemistry’. Features Big rapper Pooh and Sean P. An excellent cut by all means, different approach, similar feel. Classic to be frank!.

2 dope joints

2 different producers

1 sample source.

This is pure blue magic

Watch out for subsequent episodes, coming soon.


Terry tha Rapman,PheroWshuz,Overdose (B.A.N.S) ft Reminisc

Peep the visuals to the BANS song: Fans Mi

Directed by our very own R-Cube.


Welcome to the maiden episode of Track Breakdown. This is where we will look at tracks from different artists and find a connection between them via the original source of inspiration.

First off: we have Big Pun's You Ain’t a killer off his debut platinum selling album ‘Capital Punishment’. This was produced by Bad Boy records producer Younglord. A simple piano loop over a gritty drum break gives this track some type of gloomy/eerie vibe. In a way, less is more in this case. This was surely a banger!!

Our second entry will be from the now defunct group Little Brother: ‘Watch me’-a Khrysis produced joint off their sophomore, often slept on, classic album ‘The Minstrel Show’. This has that legendary Khrysis thump, vocal chops,hard drums plus a guest scratch from Dj Jazzy jeff. Need we say more??

2 dope joints

2 different producers

1 sample source.

The Jackson Family still reign supreme.

Watch out for subsequent episodes, coming soon.


                      Hip Hop A to Z

Zion I- Coastin’ (official music video)

 

Thanks for tuning in to Hip Hop A to Z. It’s been an enjoyable ride…Big up to Kane, Biz mark and the Pharcyde.


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Zion I-Bad Lands


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Zion I - Critical feat. Planet Asia

Finally letter Z is upon us. We wrap up our hip-hop A to z with classic tunes from the west coast duo Zion I!!!


Hip Hop A to Z

Young Zee - No Problems