1/15/10 – N.W.A. Extended Family Reunion show recap

The N.W.A. extended family reunion show was one of the best shows yet, stay Loc’d up!

as always, remember to click the song titles for links to videos.

…that’s right…

Straight Outta Compton-N.W.A.

[Eazy E] Yo Ren
[MC Ren] Whassup?
[Eazy E] Tell em where you from!


“So what they did was picked my name off for giving donations and they sent me an invitation to come down there, an invitation that said “We want to invite you to the Republican’s party”. I’m not no fuckin’ Republican you know. When we went down there, and as soon as I got off the plane, we had CNN and all these people like ‘Eazy-E: gang member, drug dealer..’ and they just blew it up. Basically, what I did was paid $1,500 for $1,000,000 worth of press”

Murder Rap-Above the Law

(I got a murder rap)

(Cause a brother like me said, well…)

Loved this group. Criminally slept on album Black Mafia Life.

Influenced by The Chronic and in some ways just as good.

Download the Above the Law album “Black Mafia Life” by clicking on the cover art

It’s Funky Enough-The D.O.C.

(Featured in Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas Thanks to Alex Gonzales for the info!)

Tracy Lynn Curry, known as The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the Fila Fresh Crew and a creative force behind the rap group N.W.A. Not long after his debut album was released in 1989, his vocal cords were damaged in a car accident.

The D.O.C. also worked on Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle and added some vocals on the song “Serial Killa”. Also, the words, “No one can do it better”, the name of his first album, were featured on the song “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and “Public Service Announcement” by Jay-Z as a direct reference to the rapper. The D.O.C continued to be a ghostwriter for various songs on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg albums.

According to a 2009 interview, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg recently assisted The D.O.C. in seeking a voice therapist. It was found that The D.O.C.’s vocal cords are not irreparably severed or crushed, and that his voice could still be surgically restored by up to 70%. Currently, The D.O.C. is undergoing final tests before the surgery takes place. (wiki)
and on some gossip miss info/wendy williams ish he is also one of Erykah Badu’s Baby Daddies
Thuggish Ruggish Bone-Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Formed in the 1991 as B.O.N.E. Enterprise (stylized B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e), the group consisted of four members: Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone. Their first album, Faces Of Death, was recorded in 1993. With new member Flesh-n-Bone added in 1993, the group renamed itself Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and auditioned backstage for Eazy-E, a rapper who was a member of gangsta rap group N.W.A. Eazy-E signed the group to his label Ruthless Records afterward.” (wiki)

“We got Layzie and
We got Krayzie
Bizzy’s in the house
Wish is in the house
And Flesh
And Tasha
…Cleveland’s definiteley in the house…”

Whatever happened to Tasha?
Jackin For Beats-Ice Cube

if you want an in depth look at this track, check out “Oh Word?” for one of the best hip hop blog posts I have seen in a good minute. Link HERE

Westside Slaughterhouse-Westside Connection

“Westside Slaughterhouse” is a song by Mack 10 featuring Westside Connection members Ice Cube and WC. This song was the first of many “disses” released by Westside Connection and it was referred towards Chicago-based rapper, Common, after he released his single “I Used to Love H.E.R.”, which Westside Connection interpreted as a diss towards the West Coast because of the way Hip hop was going.

Here is the Common Video reference, Will E. Rock tends to side with Common, but what does he know… ha

As a native Chicagoan, just like Common, It goes without saying where the Professor’s allegience is!

P.s. there is also a 9th Wonder remix of “I Used to Love H.E.R.” ch-ch-check it out. Rumors of a 9th Wonder show have been circulating but that just may be water cooler talk.

Hoo Bangin’-Mack 10

from the movie, “The Substitute” with Tom Berenger and a young Marc Anthony, try to spot him!

The Bonnie and Clyde Theme-Yo Yo feat Ice Cube

Cube appointed the female rapper Yo-Yo (who appeared on AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted) to the head of his own record label and helped produce her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode. This was followed by a critically acclaimed role as ‘Doughboy’ in John Singleton’s hood-based drama, Boyz N the Hood.

Guerillas Ain’t Gangstas-Da Lench Mob

(from Menace II Society soundtrack)

What’s That Cha Say-Anotha Level

http://anotha-level.com/ <—-check it out

Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo-Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

hit the link for a live performance.

Cousin of renowned gangster rapper Ice Cube, Del tha Funkee Homosapien (real name Teren Delvon Jones) was born in Oakland, CA, on August 12, 1972, and got his start with Ice Cube’s backing band, da Lench Mob. But Del’s rap isn’t as grim or violent as Ice Cube’s is, in fact, he’s been known to include something in his music that’s far too uncommon in most rap: humor. Signed to Elektra/Asylum, Del’s debut release, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, was issued in 1991 and produced by Cube and like most rap at the time, featured numerous samples of Parliament Funkadelic classics from the ’70s. Del’s follow-up, 1994’s No Need for Alarm, was a departure musically, as Ice Cube was no longer in the production seat and the P-Funk sounds were dropped in favor of a more sophisticated, almost jazzy sound. Despite his noble experimentation, Del’s sophomore effort failed commercially, as it would take four years for the rapper to plot his next move and issue another recording. Having left Elektra, Del aligned himself closely to a few fellow rapper friends, Casual and Souls of Mischief, and issued his third release overall, 1998’s Future Development, for the same label as his friends, Hieroglyphics Records. 2000 saw the release of an all-new Del solo release, Both Sides of the Brain, as well as a self-titled debut release by a side project, Deltron 3030, which saw Del join forces with both the Automator and Kid Koala. It took eight years for the rapper’s next solo full-length to come out, but in the interim Del kept himself busy with guest appearances, including on the Damon Albarn project Gorillaz’s self-titled debut, adding his recognizable vocals to the hit “Clint Eastwood,” a song that he also began incorporating in his live sets. In 2007 it was announced that the MC had been signed to Def Jux, who released the long-awaited (and very un-Def Jux-like) Eleventh Hour in March of 2008. A year later he teamed with Artifacts member Tame One for the collaboration album Parallel Uni-Verses

’93 ‘Til Infinity-Souls of Mischief

Because it’s Will E. Rock’s favorite song of the week, we tracked it down and you can download song HERE. (right click and hit download)

That’s How It Is-Casual

From 1994 Album: “Fear Itself”…..

Casual’s Myspace:

Born in Oakland, California, Joel Owens (Casual) is a member of the influential alternative hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. In addition, he has released five full-length LPs over the span of his twelve year career. Although none of his solo releases have achieved significant commercial success, Owens has garnered a following amongst devoted hip hop fans, partially due to the rise in popularity of Bay Area hip hop.

1994’s Fear Itself is of significance to Owens’ career. It is his only major label-marketed album and features various members of his crew, Hieroglyphics, on vocals and production. The album also features a prominent cameo from Bay Area rapper Saafir. The album follows a traditional format: its songs adhere to a verse-chorus-verse arrangement, and the up-tempo and slower tracks are contrasted against each other. The popularity of the album’s second single, “I Didn’t Mean To” exposed Owens to a wider audience. He released three follow-up albums after “Fear Itself”, one of which (“He Think He Raw”) was distributed by Sony-affiliated distributor Red Urban. Owens is now a community activist. In 2006, he took on a role as Music Production and Media Arts Consultant at Youth Uprising. Jonathan Owens currently holds a seat on the City of Oakland Board of Cultural Affairs. Owens is also CEO of Hiero Jeans. (from video link)

Peace Treaty-Kam

Let Me Ride-Dr. Dre

Gin & Juice-Snoop Doggy Dogg

[-Thanks to the T.A. Sum-One for these last two great selections-]

New York New York-Tha Dogg Pound ft Snoop Dogg

Knoc!-knoc-turnal feat. dr. dre and Missy Elliot

Afro Puffs-The Lady Of Rage

My Name Is-Eminem

Renegade-Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem

It was tremendous pleasure that “The Old School, New School, Need To Learn Show” brings you the rarely heard Royce edition of this song!

Fight Music-D12

Wanksta-50 Cent

I have NEVER played any 50 cent on the show but for the purposes of this show… 

If It Ain’t Ruff-N.W.A. (MC Ren)

Ballad of A Menace-CPO feat MC Ren

Thank you all for your continued support and thank Will E. Rock for doing the lion’s share of the work on today’s blog

and if you like what we’re doing, tell a friend.  Each One Teach One! Hit the request section, get the podcast, cook, clean up, do something!

Thanks for keeping real hip hop alive!

“Old School, New School, Need to Learn Though, Show!”


~ by Professor Mike on January 17, 2010.

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