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Chad Vader

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2008, 04:17:56 PM »
Im looking at the booklet now I dont know why I thought Lay Law did it, although he mustve been involved.

He was involved,got to look at the booklet myself....
But I believe he might have mixed the album together with Dre.....


the interview.. I got it on bootleg DVD could probably rip that segment if youre interested, he gets interviewed and then does a live song on piano.

^^^^would be dope^^^^ ;)
By the way how do you do that?
I need a (MAC) program for that.  ;)
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2008, 11:42:01 AM »
I use winavi to convert dvd .vob files to avi. Just search for dvd to avi mac software.

Listening to the Kokane album now, the intro is similar to Snoop Doggs bathtub intro too. Its funny cause they used Sly & The Family Stone samples on this album too. Heres that interview, notice where Prince jacked his style from  ;): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2GTDAJCB I got a couple where Sly Stone & Richard Pryor are on together, they used to hang around back in the day, this is when Pryor just got big everything he says is pure comedy gold. I wish I had more footage of Funkadelic/Parliament live or on tv shows.

G-Funk was just in the air around Ruthless back then, Kokane and ATL are dope but The Chronic is more mainstream accessible. I think that we also shouldnt underestimate The D.O.C.'s creative input, he left Ruthless with Dre. I don't think Hutch ever had the same focus and big goal in mind like Dre did, he was just making dope music there wasn't a bigger picture. In some ways Uncle Sam's Curse is actually kind of like the Fresh of g-funk. Funk can get happy and corny sounding real quick if you dont do it right but these 2 albums have a very dark sound while still being funky.
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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2008, 02:52:56 PM »
I use winavi to convert dvd .vob files to avi. Just search for dvd to avi mac software.

Listening to the Kokane album now, the intro is similar to Snoop Doggs bathtub intro too.

Sure their ideas bounced back and forth.
To use the same samples ainīt biting,if itīs flipped the same way,then thatīs another case.
The creation of Gangster shit and G-funk was a collective effort.
Colin Wolfe,Chris "The Glove" Taylor,Mike Sims etc. damn they all pitched in.
But do you see them bitching? No,but cats that GOT ears and READ the credits know.

Its funny cause they used Sly & The Family Stone samples on this album too. Heres that interview, notice where Prince jacked his style from  ;):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2GTDAJCB
I got a couple where Sly Stone & Richard Pryor are on together, they used to hang around back in the day,
this is when Pryor just got big everything he says is pure comedy gold.
I wish I had more footage of Funkadelic/Parliament live or on tv shows.

Will download it now,sounds mad dope  ;)
 also thanx for the tips will google it now.
Richard Pryor is the SHIT!!!!

G-Funk was just in the air around Ruthless back then, Kokane and ATL are dope but The Chronic is more mainstream accessible.
I think that we also shouldnt underestimate The D.O.C.'s creative input, he left Ruthless with Dre.

True,unlike those other cats that like to claim credits for bringing
Dre samples and maybe open their big mouth while Dre is working,
true fans can see trough the bullshit tho.
Thereīs a big difference between getting the much deserved credits and claiming this or that.
Action speaks louder than words

I don't think Hutch ever had the same focus and big goal in mind like Dre did,
he was just making dope music there wasn't a bigger picture.
In some ways Uncle Sam's Curse is actually kind of like the Fresh of g-funk.
Funk can get happy and corny sounding real quick if you dont do it right but these
2 albums have a very dark sound while still being funky.

ohhh yeah,Dre got the gift,he made gangster rap pop.
If thatīs a good thing or not can be argued to death.  :P
Allan S. Gordon former writer for The Source and Rap Pages,
that write for Murder Dog now,wrote a piece on how The Chronic fucked up Gangster rap.
I will post this piece when I come by it in here.  ;)
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2008, 06:08:37 AM »
True,unlike those other cats that like to claim credits for bringing
Dre samples and maybe open their big mouth while Dre is working,
true fans can see trough the bullshit tho.
Thereīs a big difference between getting the much deserved credits and claiming this or that.
Action speaks louder than words

I don't think Hutch ever had the same focus and big goal in mind like Dre did,
he was just making dope music there wasn't a bigger picture.
In some ways Uncle Sam's Curse is actually kind of like the Fresh of g-funk.
Funk can get happy and corny sounding real quick if you dont do it right but these
2 albums have a very dark sound while still being funky.

ohhh yeah,Dre got the gift,he made gangster rap pop.
good points chad; the credits issue keeps popping up frequently ( on the forum, in interviews etc.)  ;)

yeah Dre is mainly responsible for bringing gangsta rap/G-funk music into mainstream. while you can't really hear any signs of G-funk is his productions nowadays; i think the last real signs of g-funk were on the 2001 album. i'm not saying that it's a bad thing, but it's just funny how things change over time.
Warren G has switched his production style a few times as well, yet you can still hear signs of g-funk in some of his recent productions.

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2008, 03:49:21 AM »
True,unlike those other cats that like to claim credits for bringing
Dre samples and maybe open their big mouth while Dre is working,
true fans can see trough the bullshit tho.
Thereīs a big difference between getting the much deserved credits and claiming this or that.
Action speaks louder than words

I don't think Hutch ever had the same focus and big goal in mind like Dre did,
he was just making dope music there wasn't a bigger picture.
In some ways Uncle Sam's Curse is actually kind of like the Fresh of g-funk.
Funk can get happy and corny sounding real quick if you dont do it right but these
2 albums have a very dark sound while still being funky.

ohhh yeah,Dre got the gift,he made gangster rap pop.
good points chad; the credits issue keeps popping up frequently ( on the forum, in interviews etc.)  ;)

The credits,the credits.... how about READING the credits in the booklets,how about useing your ears?
Action Speaks louder than words.....
Speaking of action,how about some words from the shit talkers themself.

Above The Law and Eazy-E interview on WBLS NYC 1990
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_cdmPt5NrSg&amp;rel" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/_cdmPt5NrSg&amp;rel</a>
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #125 on: January 17, 2008, 09:30:25 PM »
i listen to black mafia life it is ok. as for sayin dr dre ripped the whole theme from atl.... he might have or might not have but he did a much better job in the sampling he did.
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #126 on: January 17, 2008, 11:27:37 PM »
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #127 on: January 18, 2008, 03:04:43 AM »
it has the melody of "breathin OG" by pac and bizzy bone (bone was added later).dunno who did the beat.
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #128 on: January 18, 2008, 06:35:20 AM »
classic  8)
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #129 on: January 28, 2008, 01:51:17 PM »
Damn, thanks for all these interviews Chad, lots of nice info. But in the Above The Law interview in Rap Pages May 1998, they mention an NWA tribute in the February issue of that year. do you have that issue, and if so, could you post up the NWA tribute if it ain't too much trouble? that would be awesome, unless it was already posted and i missed it.
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #130 on: January 28, 2008, 10:53:42 PM »
From the pm's i'm gettin i think a lot of people are interessted in this track. Hutch's first group, pre-above the law.



http://rapidshare.com/files/87314995/Wizzards_of_Rock_-_Good_Thang.mp3.html
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #131 on: January 28, 2008, 10:56:42 PM »
wasn't Dirty Red part of that too?
 

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #132 on: February 01, 2008, 03:01:41 AM »
3 NEW mc eiht tracks
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=165807.0
MC Eiht and Cold 187-geah.mp3 - 5.61MB

^^^^^^Prop Smegma for this one^^^^^
Cold187 2008!!!!!!
MC Eiht and Cold 187-geah.mp3 - 5.61MB

^^^^^^Prop Smegma for this one^^^^^
Cold187 2008!!!!!!

whats the name of the track?is it "geah"?
where is it from?


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Eith posted on his myspace last week,smegma ripped them. That's all the info I got.
But the beat is interesting,Nate sings over the same beat in a 93. (on the westside dvd). I'll upload it later.
I have always assumed it was unreleased Dre beat,since it was from that era.


From the pm's i'm gettin i think a lot of people are interessted in this track. Hutch's first group, pre-above the law.



http://rapidshare.com/files/87314995/Wizzards_of_Rock_-_Good_Thang.mp3.html

Nice hook up man... appriciate it.


I jacked this from;
Big Hutch is back
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=167528.0
Check his myspace, a couple of dope new tracks from his new album "Fresh Out The Pen Vol.1"
http://www.myspace.com/cold187umreloaded

Here's another new track
http://www.myspace.com/gfernardtheboss


Nice!

Here's the track from the 2nd myspace posted...

cold_187um-long_over_do.mp3 - 5.94MB

I like this song! :)



Here are the four tracks that are on his myspace:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88281058/cold187um.zip.html


Don't forget to shoot me a link if you get your hands on the mixtape! :)

^^^^^^
Prop Dirdee and Smegma for the hook ups  ;)



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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #133 on: February 02, 2008, 12:59:16 PM »
those new 187 tracks sound dope, g-funk is still part of his sound.

to those who are still stuck in the 90's, this is for you  :laugh:

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Re: Finally heard Black Mafia Life
« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2008, 11:23:21 AM »
just want to add my 2 cents in and say that Black Mafia Life is a slept on classic(commercially). I know that real westcoast rap fans know about it but I don't remember the numbers it did if it even went gold or not but this album is a must have