Dig Deeper Vol. 2 Mix

Some more slept on 90’s songs and artists for ya’ll to enjoy.

Dig Deeper Vol. 2 Mix


1. Where’d You Get Your Bo Bo’s by Yaggfu Front: After creating a buzz in the Hip Hop scene, this group from North Carolina dropped their debut album Action Packed Adventure. It had jazzy beats with playful lyrics, but didn’t get the recognition it deserved.

2. Lyfe ‘N’ Tyme by The B.U.M.S.: This is a two man group outta Oakland who came out with a unique album in ’95 called Lyfe ‘N’ Tyme. It’s got funky beats on it, but you can also hear the east coast influence. A lot of great cuts on this album, and this one is one of my favorites.

3. Fakin’ Jax by InI: I guess if you’re related to a Hip Hop legend you can easily put an album out. InI, composed of Rob O, Marco Polo, and Grap Luva (Pete Rock’s brother) recorded Center Of Attention around ’96, but due to label issues, it came out in 2003. It’s still a slept on gem, with some of Pete Rock’s best production.

4. Flippin’ Off The Tip by Bustin’ Melonz: I don’t know much about Bustin’ Melonz. They came out with Watch Ya Seeds Pop Out in ’94 and then disappeared off of the face of the Hip Hop world. Still a solid album.

5. Stress by Organized Konfusion: This is the second album from Organized Konfusion, a group composed of Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch (yes, that one…do you know any others?). They’re not as slept on as the rest of the people on the list, but they still aren’t respected as one of the best underground groups of the ’90s.

6. Keep It Live by Jamal: Bet you this song gets stuck in ya head. “1-2 to tha breaker 1-9-9-5, Jamal represent and keep it live!” Jamal somehow teamed up with Erick Sermon to release the dope album Last Chance, No Breaks at the age of only 16 or 17. He was down with the Def Squad, but faded into obscurity.

7. Heels Without Souls by Hard 2 Obtain: Hard 2 Obtain came out with Ism & Blues in ’94….that’s all I really know. Real dope album though, another example of jazzy beats and playful lyrics.

8. Can U Feel Me? by Saafir: Remember that guy in the beginning of Menace II Society that got carjacked and shot? That’s Saafir. He’s got a unique style from an Oakland rapper, he’s not really about gangsta raps. This song is off of his ’94 debut album Boxcar Session.

9. Time To Build (feat. DMX, Ja Rule, & Jay-Z) by Mic Geronimo: When this was recorded in 1995, DMX, Ja Rule, and Jay-Z were just starting their careers. Mic Geronimo was just as popular, if not more so, than these now famous rappers. Sadly, after his album The Natural created a lot of noise, Mic Geronimo fell off. He still introduced a lot of people to the future of Hip Hop (for better or worse…you decide).

10. 1,2 Pass It Remix (feat. Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Fat Joe, Smif-N-Wessun, & Jeru The Damaja) by D&D All Stars: I just had to include this. I don’t know how I only heard of this song a couple of months ago. This song ranks up there with the Crooklyn Dodgers series in my opinion. D&D Studios just brought together all these amazing rappers who were on top of their game (and Mad Lion) and got Premier to do the remix. The results are this classic. Dope video too.

11. Time’s Up by O.C.: O.C. was well respected in the ’90’s, by I rarely hear anybody give him his props nowadays. That’s why I threw this timeless classic on the mix. To remind ya’ll…when O.C. was in his prime, nobody was fucking with him.

12. Jungles Of Da East by Scientifik: Nobody really knows much about Scientifik or his ’94 debut album Criminal. I’ve heard people compare this album to Illmatic before (not quality wise) because he got a bunch of big name producers like Diamon D, Edo. G, Buckwild, & RZA to work with him. I was a little underwhelmed when I heard it, but it’s still a good album. Unfortunately, Scientifik died before he had a chance to leave his mark on the rap game.

13. Suspended In Time by Group Home: I often wonder if I could’ve gotten a beat from a top tier producer back in the day. I guess it’s all about who you know, but shitty rappers were getting dope beats all the time. Maybe I’m hating…Group Home wasn’t that bad, but their debut album Livin’ Proof wouldn’t have been shit without Premier. A lot of people think Living Proof is Premier at his best.

14. Money Talks by Double XX Posse: The trend continues. This track was produced by Lord Finesse (thanks Eric). I’ll never understand it…amazing rappers fail because they can’t get good production and mediocre rappers prosper because they can. I don’t care though, I still bump this song.

15. Whutcha Want by Nine: Nine was dope. He had a real distinct gravelly voice. This is his hit single off his debut album Nine Livez.


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5 Responses to “Dig Deeper Vol. 2 Mix”

  1. 1 NAz
    April 25, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    GREAT POST!!!!!!I was looking for that for months!

    Do you have any other Brett Jackson albums??I would really Appreciate it if you could share it! 🙂

    Thx again

  2. 2 mashpg
    April 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    sorry man, i have no idea who brett jackson is.

  3. May 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I think Living proof is Premo at his best

  4. May 4, 2008 at 8:01 am

    “Money Talks” was produced by Lord Finesse, honest mistake tho’

  5. 5 mashpg
    May 4, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    ah you’re right, thanks for the correction. add me to your blogroll by the way?

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