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More quick Pimp C business – Damage Control radio put on a tribute show last night. Bun was in the studio and Mama C called in for an interview that was both very touching and hilarious. You can completely tell where Pimp got his brash sense of humor and outspoken nature from. David Banner, Pimp’s wife, OG UGK member Mitchell Queen, J. Prince & Smit D from Facemob also got on the line later. And, yes, they rocked some rare and unreleased music as well, notably demo versions of “The Return” (extra verse! more organs!) and “Tell Me Something Good” (which actually features Queen). What do we have to do to get a proper box set of some of this shit? Let’s find tapes of Bun B rapping against K-Rino and Scarface in the bathroom while we’re at it.
I also reupped last year’s tribute, if you missed it. Hopefully Sonzala and crew don’t mind.
Update: Matt’s got photos and an exclusive Dolby D mix over at his blog.
(Via Word Of South.)
Davey D’s got a great interview (in two parts) with Medusa, talking about the early days at the Good Life Cafe and going even further back to her days as a B-Girl in the late 70s. I had no idea she had been on the scene for so long.
I am still plotting to one day run up in the Interscope vaults, uzi in the army jacket lining, and rescue her aborted Organized Noize sessions from the late 90s.
(interview spotted at grandgood)
So I hit this “Dilla Day” joint up at XM on Thursday. I pretty much ride for (and to) any of these XM sessions, as everyone over there seems so genuinely dedicated to the type of in depth hip hop coverage that most mainstream media outlets have completely abandoned. Anyway, the live broadcast opened with a candid Q&A, featuring Pete Rock, Talib Kweli and Mama Dilla. While I’m not completely sold on the cult of Dilla, I do respect his legacy and it was intriguing to hear those close to him tell tales of hip hops most introverted eccentric. His mother seemed like the sweetest woman in the universe, Pete was generally humbled in her presence and Kweli spilled a can of Red Bull. This was followed by a live band playing recreating his beats, featuring local favorites like Labtekwon, Kev Brown and Flex Matthews on the mic.
The entire set is available for download at the Subsoniq site.
JVC Force – “Strong Island (Blue Mix)“
from Take It Away 12″ (B-Boy, 1988)
JVC Force celebrated their 20th anniversary a few weeks ago with a full reunion on AJ Rok’s Heavy Rotation radio. The legendary Strong Island crew reunited in conversation. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the whole thing but allegedly they drop some cuts from the secret lost third album as well. Can an official
reissue be far behind?
Uploaded the legendarily expensive “Blue Mix” which is really just a stripped down dub of the original “Strong Island,” with some extra cuts and samples. Still kinda nice.