Wednesday, October 12, 2005

UPDATE: 2 MORE SOULMAN REMIXES + 2 INTERVIEWS

A couple of things I want to drop on y'all real quick for this week-

My homeboys Mr. Martel & The Earl had me as a guest on their very dope internet radio show at SolOfHipHop.com a few weeks ago. I had a great time kickin' it with them about everything I am up to these days as well as some stuff I did back in the days, plus of course we talked about where hip hop is today (don't worry, I didn't dis all things new with my old school ass). You can check out the audio from this interview right hurr.

Also I popped up in the new and improved GROUND LIFT MAGAZINE (the old Breakz 4 Dayz site, now revamped) not too long ago. My man Nigel hit me up with the vital questions and I gave it back to 'em uncut and raw. Check out the whole site and most definitely check what I have to say to my Ground Lift homies.

Now we come to the payoff: a couple more Soulman Remixes from the mid 90's. The links for last two I posted, the De La Soul and Pharcyde remixes, went dead but they are back in effect for a limited time only, so get your download on while you can. And be sure to check the blog at least once a week so that you don't miss any of the music downloads (by the way, anybody know of any better methods of posting MP3's than yousendit.com? I know Rapidshare too, but any other more permanent alternatives that are either free or cheap as hell?) Holla at a pimp on the e-mail at soulman@worldofbeats.com if you have any solutions.




This is a remix I did of "If I Ruled The World" by Nas f/ Lauryn Hill... understandable smooth shit that backpackers move with. Went over well with the headwrap and incense crowd in the 90's.



Next we have two, count 'em, two remixes of this somewhat obscure record by hardcore Philly kids Da Youngstas and their Queensbridge counterparts Mobb Deep. I did two smoothed out takes on "Bloodshed And War", the first utilizing a vibey Roy Ayers sample, and on the second I just said "f**k it" and got all Keith Sweat on 'em (and don't say schitt about no played out high pitch vocal samples, this was at least 5 or 6 years before Kanye hit big with that technique!).

I know some of these 90's remixes may be a little too mellowed out for some o' y'all thuglifers out thurr, but we will be coming with the rugged and raw too, so keep checking me out. WEEKLY. This is important, or you may miss some stuff when the yousendit links die off.

Any feedback can be sent to ya boy at soulman@worldofbeats.com or you can just post a comment, whatever is cool for you. I will soon be giving all the info on some new Soulman mix cds, new records coming out on World Of Beats and also check out my Ebay auctions- seller name p.eugene (rare random rap cassette tapes ending tomorrow!). One.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

MORE OLD SCHOOL CASSETTE PICS FO DAT AZZ



Monday, October 03, 2005

PHILL'S CASSETTE ARTWORK 1984

Going through my many boxes of tapes, I rediscovered a lot of stuff that I hadn't thought about in years. Demos I did with people I haven't seen in over a decade, songs that I don't even remember doing, probably a hundred cassettes with Friday night rap show s taped from the radio. Mixtapes, crude remixes, even a tape of me freestyling (badly) over "Funky Drummer" that I recorded in a little closed down private hospital that I was working as a security guard at back in the mid 80's, and another one with me saying Slick Rick rhymes while this bum named Spoony Zee beatboxes! Crazy stuff, mane. In the weeks to come I'm gonna dig out some stuff that's worth putting up on the blog, so keep checking back on the reg so you don't miss anything- right now I'm rockin' the yousendit links, and I think they only last for like a week, right? Be sure to visit at least once a week and see what's new, fool.

One interesting thing I came across were these cassettes that I did a little artwork on. Mingering Mike ain't got sh*t on me! (just kidding... M.M. is the man, no doubt.) Anyway, check out a few of my joints from 1984. Those were the days, man... nothing better to do than cut up breaks in the crib, practice those windmills and backspins, write rhymes and sit around vandalizing innocent cassette tapes with paint markers!





More to come....