Not sure if I should say this but….FUCK IT! I’ve never been one to bite my tongue. This is easily top 3 Dilla beats ever. YUP!! Today i’ll share with you the source material that made this beat possible, Giorgio Moroders “E=MC2“.
Amongst my crew this type of record was a NO-NO until Dilla proved us wrong. This beat has several renditions prior to its reworking by Karriem Riggins for, “The Shining“. I have my own ideas of its conception. I’m sure it was the rubber gloves. Hahahaha. Tell me what you think @jeedo
Cut this track with Raheem a few ticks back to sell to another R&B dude. It’s been on ice ever since… Well….till now at least. Check this Queen guitar driven exclusive. Full version and instrumental free download available only to own newsletter subscribers.
This weeks Bling47 Breaks comes from another one of Detroits heros Black Milk. Finally got a chance to chop it up with Black after not connecting with him for many years. I don’t say this very often about most people but I like Black. He minds his business and is about his business. I salute that!
We chopped it up one afternoon about life, local politics and beats. He decided to cover this Boz Scaggs record that I didn’t even know about till now. Thanks to Bill and Hex for helping this happen.
This is one of Slum Village’s most well known songs. It’s live intro was recorded by yours truly from my handheld tape recorder at Alvin’s in Detroit. It was around the time we’d just finished recording Fantastic Volume 1 in Dilla’s basement in Conant Gardens.
On this unseen footage you can see Dilla in the white hat in the center, Baatin in the white shirt and T3 sitting on the far right. The crowd explodes as the beat drops to this instant cult classic. Truly amazing moments only available here at Bling47.
As promised, here’s the second and final installment of my 2008 Beat Tape. If you dig these, get ready for the newness dropping in a couple months. Look out for some loosies we might pass off to our newsletter subscribers this coming Monday.
If you have suggestions for tracks you’d like, hit us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don’t forget to peep my Soundcloud for the full download and track titles.
Track One. Intro 0.00 – 0.20
Track Two. Fuzzy Watkins 0.21 – 1.28
Track Three. Jump Off 1.22 – 2.39
Track Four. Ahhh 2.40 – 3.44
Track Five. The One 3.45 – 5.19
Track Six. Neutron Dawg 5.20 – 6.23
Track Seven. Get This Doe! 6.24 – 7.58
Track Eight. Shuffler 7.59 – 8.43
Track Nine. Miss Kole 8.44 – 10.11
Track Ten. Quick to Bust 10.12 – 11.46
The Bling47 staff and I are excited about our up and coming projects and new label partnership with Dirt Tech Reck dropping in the next couple months.
Just to reacquaint those that know my steez, I decided to release this beat tape from 2008. Some tracks were demoed by some big names, some were used on remixes, but most are unheard gems. This is the first of two installments, swing by next weds for part two, swing by my soundcloud for the download and track titles.
Who the hell starts a song like that!?! Only Detroit’s best rap group in history.
Slum Village was a cornerstone of style for too many emcees to name. “The Hustle”, was one of the many tracks they displayed this effortless swag. DJ Dez was the DJ for Slum for many, many years. Despite his recent fallout with the group, he was the perfect person to breakdown this classic bootleg.
This was an interlude track on a beat CD from the early 2000s. The track wasn’t finished, but the basic, raw elements were enough for me. I love this joint.
I dug deeply into my unseen video footage to bring you along as Q-Tip took me and Dilla to New York’s world famous The Sound Library in 1999. This was the trip where we picked up Fred Miller’s, “Sounds of Love – A to Zzzz.”
I have finally been reunited with this record thanks to DJ Akalepse. Get a copy and put it on ice. Thx to @nstybrd for additional filming.