The Notorious J.B.’s – “B.I.G Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag” (Amerigo.BandCamp.Com / 2019)
“The B.I.G. Payback”, the latest Soul Mates project from Amerigo Gazaway, finds the Cali based producer mixing classic rhymes from the late, great Biggie Smalls with a long list of funky James Brown anthems.
The Philly-raised emcee pays homage to the late, great Biggie Smalls on the anniversary of his passing with this cleverly-crafted tribute project produced by Fresh Kils and DJ DN3.
Agallah – “Biggie Was The Best” (@AgallahFaro / 2016)
The Don Bishop remembers the late, great Christopher Wallace on the 19th anniversary of the Brooklyn legend’s tragic passing.
Counting the likes of Lord Finesse, Buckwild and Nick Wiz as musical influences, Macedonia’s Dimiography gives a selection of Biggie classics a jazz-infused boom-bap reworking for 2015.
Maffew Ragazino – “Long Kiss Goodnight (Biggie Tribute)” (@MaffewRagazino / 2015)
The Brooklyn emcee celebrates the memory of the late, great Biggie Smalls by reworking a “Life After Death” banger.
The Combat Jack Show’s turntable technician returns with another quality mix, this time taking a walk down memory lane to 1994, a year which gave us classic music from Biggie Smalls, Organized Konfusion, Nas, OC, Outkast and many, many more.
Pulling together a lengthy list of 94’s greatest remixes, BenHaMeen effortlessly blends together timeless favourites from the likes of Craig Mack, Common, The Beatnuts etc.
Posted in Mixes / Podcasts
Tagged 90s Hip-Hop, Biggie Smalls, Common, Craig Mack, DJ Benhameen, Independent Hip-Hop, Nas, Organized Konfusion, Outkast, The Beatnuts, The Remix Report, Underground Hip-Hop
Although Puffy and Bad Boy Records might have divided opinions within the Hip-Hop community during the 90s and into the early-2000s as the gap between underground and mainstream grew ever-wider, it can’t be said that the team of producers who laced tracks for the likes of Biggie, Black Rob and The Lox didn’t know a dope sample when they heard one.
Here, Frank The Butcher and DJ 7L dust off the original breaks from the likes of Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Mary Jane Girls and more that, love it or hate it, supplied the sonic foundations for many a Bad Boy single, album track and remix.
Posted in East Coast Hip-Hop, Mixes / Podcasts
Tagged 90s Hip-Hop, Bad Boy Original Samples Mix, Bad Boy Records, Biggie Smalls, Black Rob, DJ 7L, East Coast Hip-Hop, Frank The Butcher, The Lox, The Notorious B.I.G.