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The Spot Check. You should know how we roll by now. We get artists from around the world to open up the masses of music stored away on their hard drives, have five tracks selected at random, and then attempt to explain away any embarrassing tracks that might have found their way into the selection. Pass or fail? Well, thats your call.
You just may well have heard of Brighton’s Rum Committee by now. Not a group of people to let any releases slide under the radar, these boys mean business. And Committee is boss. Gizmo is one of the front men of the crew, his rasping syllable perfect rhyme patterns bringing that grimy dark edge to proceedings. But will that be reflected in his music collection? Lets find out…
1./ Mobb Deep – Eye For An Eye ft/ Nas x Raekwon
Boom – good start, this is the kinda shit you have to play full blast to properly appreciate it. Classic gritty New York at it’s best. I’ve been known to enthusiasticly spit the hook to this at the dinner table when someone passes on their left-overs “YO BEEF IS MINE” https://the273.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/04-mobb-deep-eye-for-an-eye-your-beef-is-mines-feat-nas-raekwon-www-bizzydownload-tk-the-infamous.mp3%20
2./ The Delfonics – Round & Round
Chipmunk soul without speeding things up. These dudes musta had they belts on the last notch. Seriously good group though, real mellow and very sampleable (if thats even a word!?) https://the273.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/07-round-round.mp3%20
3./ Slick Rick – Indian Girl (An Adult Story)
Davy Daaaavy Crockett – Slick Rick musta been high as hell when he wrote this – The imagery is too much – After confronting a talking vagina he opens it up with his bare two thumbs to see crabs with spears and indian drums. Think about it. Really? Exactly.
4./ Stevie Wonder – I Just Called
Here I am feeling all smug about showing off my eclectic music collection then this comes on! Oh well, always a laugh at any party and guaranteed to get them fat drunk chicks in the corner singing along.. https://the273.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/stevie-wonder-i-just-called-to-say-i-love-you.mp3%20
5./ Wallace Brother – What-cha Feel Is What-cha Get
Ahh nice – Perfect to round this off a proper funk banger with a positive message. Super Duty! https://the273.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/19-what-cha-feel-is-what-cha-get.mp3%20
A little gutted about not being able to show off any of my
roots/dub/jazz/prog. rock/soundtrack collection but it is what it is..
BONUS 6./ Gi3MO on Wu-Classics
flicking thru and I found this – word to the RZA I like doing these little mini mixes and flexing a few verses on some classic shit – in fact I might do a new one real soon.. until then you can have this:
Well thats his lot. Now its your turn to act. We’re gonna do this a little differently this time. It needs a little bit of effort from you guys, but I think you can do it. I want you to voice your opinions on Gizmo’s selection in the COMMENTS section below. Yep, you actually have to type something. YOU CAN DO IT.