Big.D & Easy Mo Bee ft. Bruse Wane, Waydah Blacc, Hoffa Flito, Money Bagz, Innocent? & Percee P – “Everywhere” (BigD.BandCamp.Com / 2020)
Following up last year’s “This Is My Life” album, NY’s Big.D and legendary producer Easy Mo Bee deliver a rugged posse cut off their forthcoming project “Feel My Pain”.
AB Money – “Keep Feeding Me” (@OfficialABMoney / 2020)
Rappin’ Is Fundamental member AB Money once again teams-up with longstanding friend and collaborator Easy Mo Bee to bring back that doo-hop sound on his new single.
AB Money ft. Big Bub – “Too Young” (@OfficialABMoney / 2016)
Brooklyn’s AB Money of Rappin’ Is Fundamental fame resurrects the group’s 90s doo-hop sound on this smoothed-out Easy Mo Bee-produced single off his upcoming “Gumbo” album.
The legendary Easy Mo Bee pays a visit to D.I.T.C. Studios for the latest “Beats Per Minute” session.
Having produced timeless classics for the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Lost Boyz and Biggie, veteran NY music man Easy Mo Bee has joined forces with Good People member Emskee to craft an album packed with thumping, sample-heavy beats and accomplished lyricism.
Easy Mo Bee – “Bad Meaning Bad” (@SLAMjamzRecords / 2015)
With a discography that includes classic production for Big Daddy Kane, The Genius, Biggie Smalls and more, veteran NY music man Mo Bee flips a classic Bob James sample for the lead single off his new instrumental album “…And You Don’t Stop”.
The West Coast’s DJ Franchise pays homage to one of Hip-Hop’s greatest producers with this comprehensive collection of Easy Mo Bee-produced tracks from the likes of Craig Mack, Big Daddy Kane, Biggie Smalls, Heavy D and more – check the flava in ya ear here.
Posted in Competitions, East Coast Hip-Hop, Mixes / Podcasts, West Coast Hip-Hop
Tagged Big Daddy Kane, Biggie Smalls, Craig Mack, DJ Franchise, East Coast Hip-Hop, Easy Mo Bee, Heavy D, Independent Hip-Hop, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G., Underground Hip-Hop, West Coast Hip-Hop
On the verge of the Bad Boy explosion, Biggie and Craig Mack perform at 1994’s Jack The Rapper music convention – captured by Connecticut cable show Lorna’s Corner.
Biggie Smalls – “Unbelievable”
Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear”
Posted in East Coast Hip-Hop, Live Performances, Old-School Hip-Hop
Tagged Bad Boy Records, Biggie Smalls, Craig Mack, DJ Premier, East Coast Hip-Hop, Easy Mo Bee, Old-School Hip-Hop, Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G.
Having worked with the likes of Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes, the legendary Easy Mo Bee recalls how he helped kick-start the career of Biggie Smalls by producing the rap icon’s debut single, featured on the 1993 film soundtrack “Who’s The Man?”.
The Notorious B.I.G – “Party And Bullsh*t” (Uptown Records / 1993)
At the time I made that track in the early-90s sampling jazz was still very popular. I put that beat together but didn’t actually have Biggie in mind when I was making it. But when I played it to him he loved it, but it was just a beat with no hook or concept.
Back then Big was spending a lot of time with me as we only lived a few blocks apart in Brooklyn. I’d pick him up with Lil’ Cease and we’d just drive around listening to music and smoking. I used to play a lot of my own beats but then I’d also play other stuff to try and put Biggie onto old soul and stuff like that. This particular day, I played an old Last Poets tape and at the end of one of their routines it goes ‘And you know, and I know, that ni**ers love party and bullsh*t.’ As soon as Biggie heard that he was like, ‘I wanna f**k with that!’ The Last Poets were a very socially conscious group, so he took what was essentially a positive message and totally flipped it to have a different meaning on his own record. Also, remember the part of the song where Biggie says ‘And a f**kin’ fight broke out…’, then the music cuts off and you can hear all the party noise? To record those sounds Biggie had everyone in the studio get in the vocal booth and just throw mad sh*t around, tables, chairs, everything (laughs).
When I first heard the finished track I thought that, as hard as it was, it was kinda quirky. Biggie had a lot of humour in his lyrics, even though he was talking about some gangsta sh*t. Looking back on it now though, I can sum “Party And Bullsh*t” up in one word – unbelievable. The recording of that track was so spontaneous and nothing about it was planned, so it’s unbelievable to me that 15 years later people still lose it when they hear it.
As told to Ryan Proctor
Posted in Hip-Hop
Tagged Bad Boy Records, Biggie Smalls, Brooklyn, East Coast Hip-Hop, Easy Mo Bee, Hip-Hop Production, Junior Mafia, Lil Cease, New York, Old-School Hip-Hop, Puff Daddy, Sampling, Sean Puffy Combs, The Last Poets, The Notorious B.I.G., Uptown Records