Don’t Fuck Wit New Jersey
Tony D f/ YZ – “Get Off The Rhythm“
from Music Makes You Move LP (Sure Shot, 1989)
YZ f/ Tony D & B-Fine – “Dummy Move“
Fatlace has been running a great series of Trenton Rap interviews talking to Tony D, YZ and Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers. Here are a pair of supplemental diss records.
First “Get Off The Rhythm,” a vocal cut from Tony’s breakbeat album Music Makes You Move where Tone and YZ call out Lakim Shabazz, Big Daddy Kane and Gang Starr for using the “In Control Of Things” Vicki Anderson sample (legend has it that “Get Off The Rhythm” inspired Guru’s “you can’t own no loops” message on “Take It Personal.”)
And then an otherwise unreleased YZ track that Tony gave me a few years ago, where they throw a few barbs at Naughty By Nature and Poor Righteous Teachers. The story goes that Naughty jacked a track from Music Makes You Move for the Jackson 5 loop that would become “OPP.” The YZ/PRT beef goes back to their indie days, where YZ’s Diversity Records shelved their 12″. I’m not sure how Tony can justifiably be rapping on a track where his own crew gets dissed, but that’s just Trenton for you. It sounds like this might have been recorded after “Crocodile Dundee,” YZ’s tamer, official PRT diss.