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2euce 7even

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #180 on: May 06, 2009, 06:23:48 AM »
even if it is, prob. only for couple seconds...
 

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« Reply #181 on: May 06, 2009, 06:28:39 AM »
well if Dre's track does exist in that documentary:
Birth of a Nation, I found a link to youtube:
The award winning low budget documentary "Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992" about the LA riot that occurred after the Rodney King trial.
Directed by Matthew McDaniel

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 1 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 2 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 3 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 4 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 5 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 6 of 7) NOTICE; This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 7 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled

lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it.
Nothing new in regards to music.



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Anyway who started the rumor about "Mr.Officer" appearing in that documentary?



I think it was Annonymous One - the same dude that also said some time ago that his brother owns a vinyl-rip of some Chronic II tracks or some shit like that..
 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #182 on: May 06, 2009, 06:47:53 AM »
well if Dre's track does exist in that documentary:
Birth of a Nation, I found a link to youtube:
The award winning low budget documentary "Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992" about the LA riot that occurred after the Rodney King trial.
Directed by Matthew McDaniel

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 1 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 2 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 3 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 4 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 5 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 6 of 7) NOTICE; This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 7 of 7)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>


there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled

lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it.
Nothing new in regards to music.



 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-[



Anyway who started the rumor about "Mr.Officer" appearing in that documentary?



I think it was Annonymous One - the same dude that also said some time ago that his brother owns a vinyl-rip of some Chronic II tracks or some shit like that..


read some old posts a while ago from both Quo and Mellowman about it.... but not sure if they're the OG source.
But people claiming shit for whatever reason is pathetic  :-X :P :laugh:
 

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« Reply #183 on: May 06, 2009, 06:50:55 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book... Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...
 

2euce 7even

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #184 on: May 06, 2009, 11:46:39 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book...
Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...


"The Day The Niggaz Took Over" is used in the documentary  ;) Not "Mr.Officer"  :-\


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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #185 on: May 07, 2009, 12:04:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book... Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...
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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #186 on: May 20, 2009, 01:48:39 AM »
Chocolate Bandit
Real Name: William A. Green
Aliases: Junior Nite
Groups: Jr. Nites
Label: Death Row Records/Death Row Records South
Scheduled Release Year: 1998
Project Status: Complete - Released 2001 under the title Lyrical Warfare via the labels Country Boy Records and Warlock Records.
Scheduled Singles: Gotta Have It
Years Signed: 1997 - 1998 (Contract expired in 2001)
Status: Official Artist

Biography:

   Chocolate Bandit dropped out of professional football in 1997 to pursue a rap career with Death Row Records. He signed a 3.4 Million dollar record deal with a new division of Death Row Records - Death Row South, thanks to his then representative Bo Blunt. Via Blunt's moves Chocolate Bandit's popularity in the Texas area started rising and had gained the attention of Death Row producer Reggie Moore. After Reggie and Chocolate working together on Chocolate's shelved debut LP - Lyrical Warfare/To The Extent things started getting ugly between various other artists and Chocolate Bandit. Tha Realest and Young Doobie, both Death Row inmates, teamed up against Chocolate Bandit and Blunt forcing Chocolate Bandit to be thrown off the label and pay Death Row royalties (such as his signing bonus) as well as give his 50,000 dollar chain back. After leaving Death Row and staying quiet a few years due to his album still being liscensed by Death Row, he re-emerged in 2001 with his album from Death Row - Lyrical Warfare. After releasing the album Chocolate Bandit faded away into the background of the music scene. He is said to be residing in Dallas, Texas.

Rumors:

Chocolate Bandit was apparently responsible for leaking various 2Pac songs in order to form the infamous 'Makaveli' bootleg series.

Facts:

Young Doobie stole Chocolate Bandit's beat for his own song "I'm Country". Chocolate Bandit's song was entitled Just Touch Me which featured the Jr. Nites and was produced by Curt Couthon better known as super producer Kurt Kobane.

Reggie Moore had the alias of Mo'sart on Chocolate Bandit's album most likely due to his ties with Death Row. Reggie Moore also did the speaking on the intro and outro.

Reggie Moore brought in Ali Woodson, a member of The Temptations and childhood friend of Reggie, to do vocal work for Chocolate Bandit's album.

Chocolate Bandit had beef with fellow labelmates Young Doobie and Tha Realest due to various factors mainly brought on by Tha Realest.

In the words of Blunt:

"Blunt also represented 3.4 million dollar Artist Chocalet Bandit whom Suge Knight signed to the Death Row South label. He was the first artist to sign with the south label,Death Row faced many problems after the Death of 2 Pac and Dre leaving the label. Since the Row could not break into top radio station K104.5 Fm. Blunt who was family with the Radio station and friend to the owner Hyman Childs. Blunt went into the office and set down with Hyman advising him after many hard years tring to get on a national level he had the opportunity to sign million dollar artist Chocalet Bandit. Blunt excepted the owners approval, and then went to program director and on air personality Skip Cheatham and got his approval Blunt then signed the artist under Blunt Tyme Management,and took the Ball and ran with it like Barry Sanders those that know me im a mover and shaker. I started breaking the artist on the air and geting him live performances with the station. Blunt's name then started to be talked about BIG by producer Reggie Mo who produced Toss it up for 2pac R.I.P. That he was a BIG fish in Dallas Texas and making moves for real. Blunt started to see problems ocurring with the artist and label. After Blunt confronted Death row artist The Realist about talking down on Blunt. Blunt saw the label kick chocalet Bandit to the curb because he and The Realist did not see Eye to Eye,and after heated telephone conversation with Forth Worth artist Doobie signed to death row and receiving a death threat one evening while Blunt was having a business meeting with the artist over the 50,000.00 Death row neckless Chocalet Bandit was wearing. Blunt advise client to call Reggie Mo to find out if the was orderd by Suge Knight and was told no. Blunt said send the 50k Neckless back to Death Row. Blunt then realize that it was time to cut the relationship off so Blunt sent Death Row a letter of resignation and moved on to other ventures."
 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 09, 2009, 10:37:01 AM »

<---- Thanks Ridah662/Legendz for the covers.

Above The Law - Death Row E.P
1. Sex Money and Music (Death Row Remix)
2. Cheese
3. Everywhere I Go (Og Version)
4. Gutta (Demo, Different Outro) feat Kokane
5. Interlude
6. Thats The Sound (Eazy-E Dedication)
7. Life (OG Version, Different Chrous) feat Kokane
8. 2 Killaz (Remix) feat Xzibit BONUS
9. Jackin' 4 Beats 2000 BONUS
Now with ID3 tags;
Above The Law - Death Row E.P


Kurupt - Row Rider
1. Intro
2. Im Back (OG)(alternate intro)
3. Throw Bacc Muzik Remix feat Petey Pablo
4. 4 Tha G'z
5. Riot In The Club
6. Gangsta Shit feat Roscoe
7. My Homeboyz Remix feat 2pac, Eastwood, Petey Pablo
8. U Dont Know Who U Fuckin' Wit (OG) feat Kokane
9. Every Spot That Be Crackin' feat Eastwood
10. Rollin' Down The Streetz feat Roscoe, Bree
11. U Know What Im Talkin' About
12. Just Like Me
Now with ID3 tags;
Kurupt; Row Rider


Nina - Let Me Live
1. Block Party Remix (feat Eastwood, Phobia)
2. Life (feat Eastwood, Danny Boy)
3. Let Me Live (feat Crooked I)
4. Universal Quest (feat Crooked I)
5. Rags 2 Riches (feat Kurupt)
6. Untouchable (feat 2Pac)
7. I Believe In Me
8. Hot Lanta (feat Kurupt, Juvenile)
9. Tru Confessions
10. Too Street For TV (feat Danny Boy)
11. Friends (feat Kurupt, Danny Boy)
Now with ID3 tags;
Nina - Let Me Live

2Pac Live E.P.
- Intro
- Ambitionz Az A Ridah
- Interlude 1
- I Ain't Mad At'cha
- Interlude 2
- How Do You Want It
- Shorty Wanna Be A Thug
- Few more interludes. LOL.
Now with ID3 tags;
2Pac Live E.P.


2pac leaks 2009;
Now with ID3 tags;
2pac leaks 2009;
 

2euce 7even

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 11, 2009, 07:02:16 AM »

<---- Thanks Ridah662/Legendz for the covers.

Above The Law - Death Row E.P
1. Sex Money and Music (Death Row Remix)
2. Cheese
3. Everywhere I Go (Og Version)
4. Gutta (Demo, Different Outro) feat Kokane
5. Interlude
6. Thats The Sound (Eazy-E Dedication)
7. Life (OG Version, Different Chrous) feat Kokane
8. 2 Killaz (Remix) feat Xzibit BONUS
9. Jackin' 4 Beats 2000 BONUS
Now with ID3 tags;
Above The Law - Death Row E.P


Kurupt - Row Rider
1. Intro
2. Im Back (OG)(alternate intro)
3. Throw Bacc Muzik Remix feat Petey Pablo
4. 4 Tha G'z
5. Riot In The Club
6. Gangsta Shit feat Roscoe
7. My Homeboyz Remix feat 2pac, Eastwood, Petey Pablo
8. U Dont Know Who U Fuckin' Wit (OG) feat Kokane
9. Every Spot That Be Crackin' feat Eastwood
10. Rollin' Down The Streetz feat Roscoe, Bree
11. U Know What Im Talkin' About
12. Just Like Me
Now with ID3 tags;
Kurupt; Row Rider


Nina - Let Me Live
1. Block Party Remix (feat Eastwood, Phobia)
2. Life (feat Eastwood, Danny Boy)
3. Let Me Live (feat Crooked I)
4. Universal Quest (feat Crooked I)
5. Rags 2 Riches (feat Kurupt)
6. Untouchable (feat 2Pac)
7. I Believe In Me
8. Hot Lanta (feat Kurupt, Juvenile)
9. Tru Confessions
10. Too Street For TV (feat Danny Boy)
11. Friends (feat Kurupt, Danny Boy)
Now with ID3 tags;
Nina - Let Me Live

2Pac Live E.P.
- Intro
- Ambitionz Az A Ridah
- Interlude 1
- I Ain't Mad At'cha
- Interlude 2
- How Do You Want It
- Shorty Wanna Be A Thug
- Few more interludes. LOL.
Now with ID3 tags;
2Pac Live E.P.


2pac leaks 2009;
Now with ID3 tags;
2pac leaks 2009;

much propz chad.
 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 11, 2009, 11:13:03 PM »
anyone know the name of this song or got this song its being played in inside death row at about 3.13 minutes .... sounds like an r&B track its pretty tight anyone know the name or got it i will link the video

 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 14, 2009, 04:11:04 AM »
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"Here is some Death Row Records news that is out. We cannot verify all this, but things are hard to get verified at Tha Row. But according to reliable sources at SuperBrawl (PR Wayne); Petey Pablo has officially signed to Death Row.Records.
There is a new drop being readied from Death Row / Koch called ‘SuperBrawl Soundtrack’ featuring rappers Petey Pablo, Eastwood, Kurupt, Danny Boy, Too Cool, R Kelly, Ja Rule, Scarface, and Lloyd; also a special appearence by Tupac
The first major single off ‘SuperBrawl Soundtrack’ will be ‘Ghetto Honey’feat. Petey Pablo, Eastwood & Too Cool featuring R Kellyand produced by Lil Jon. There is no official release date yet.
Here is a track off the cd referred to as 'The SuperBrawl Theme Song'. It is Eastwood and a track called – ‘Put Ya Money Up’.
Also Suge has signed a new artist called Too Cool to Death Row Records along with Petey Pablo.  He is from LA and used to be signed to Tray Deee's label, 4 Life Records. He has left 4 Life."


thx 2 blakqout

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Chronic 2 sessions facts -

California love (ghost writer version) - j-flexx
California love - dr dre
Note - dr dre’s 3 verse version w/ roger from zapp.

Blunt time (ghost version) - j-flexx
Blunt time - dr dre
Note - blunt time was recorded the same day as california love and was recorded at dre’s house w/ roger for zapp. Dre failed to give roger credit on talk box when it was released on aftermath compilation to avoid any problems with death row. Also there is no other version of this song (2pac, rage, sam sneed etc), if a version was done it would have been during the early start of aftermath and after death row.

“Back pay” (ghost version) - j-flexx
“Back pay” - dr dre
Note - very few people even know this song was recorded, if u happened to be at dre’s house or j-flexx’s camp would know about this song. The song was going at certain females dre was involved with and had james brown’s “pay back” sample. This is one of dre’s best song at death row.


Aside from maybe another 2-3 songs , that was all that was recorded for the chronic sessions. J-flexx was dr dre’s right hand man at time, he was doing “all” of dr dre’s ghost writing. drauma didn’t write anything for dr dre that was actually recorded until the aftermath thing popped off. a lot people tend to forgett dr dre had a really bad year in 95 (jail, easy died, 2pac arrived, suge taking control of company etc). jimmy also didn’t help the session, he was always telling dre not to start on another gangster rap album. Also to clear any rumors about suge taking dre’s vocals off of cali love and replacing them w/ pac is totally false. suge did not even have access to cali love because after 94 dre did not ever record anything at can am only at his house. 2pac was invited to dre’s house for the only session between the two. The only songs that were recorded was can’t c me & cali love, nothing more. The only other beat that dre gave to pac was toss it up (og) beat, but was not recorded together. The beat was later sold to blackstreet.


Been there, done that - was not recorded at d.r. at all. The reason for suge having credit to that song was when dre first left, j-flexx and sam sneed camp also left with him. The first songs that were recorded at aftermath j-flexx wrote both. A dr dre track ( been there) and a solo song for himself that was originally intened to be on the aftermath compilation. After a while j-flexx realized the dre was not going to help him get out his dr contract, flex decided to call suge and try to work things out. Suge was cool with idea and flexx returned. As soon as he got to the office he told suge he had written the new dr dre single and before flexx could finish his story, suge went straight to interscop with paper work and received a fat check from jimmy. Dr dre was not happy!!!!

Keep the heads - again another song that was recorded around the same time, but this song was strictly recorded for the Friday ost . There is a ghost version with flexx that is a lil more explicit. I don’t think many people realize this song is about bitches giving head. Priorty made dr dre tone down the lyrics a bit for the radio version

Og to bg - was recorded before the chronic sessions even started. Good song though.




thx 2 tigger @ thavaults.com and deathrowforum.com

 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #191 on: July 31, 2009, 01:56:50 PM »
Tha Realest Talks Tupac, Suge Knight And D.O.C.
July 31st, 2009 | Author: Paul W Arnold

Guerilla Black, former No Limit soldier Krazy, an early-in-his career Shyne, and others have been accused at one time or another over the last decade of emulating the vocal tones and rhyme styles of fallen Rap legends Tupac or Biggie Smalls a little too closely for the comfort of die-hard ‘Pac and B.I.G. fans. But one emcee who has arguably incurred the most hate-filled critiques of his vocal similarities to the late great Tupac Shakur is former Death Row Records artist Tha Realest. Speaking exclusively to HipHopDX earlier this week, Tha Realest addressed the never-ceasing commentary regarding his rhyme style, revealed that even ‘Pac himself co-signed him (along with countless artist allies of the west coast legend), broke down why he left ‘Pac’s last recording home once its controversial CEO resumed the reigns of the label, and explained why his persistent detractors are actually helping to promote his recently released full-length debut, Witness Tha Realest. 

Originally announced for release roughly 10 years ago, Witness Tha Realest took nearly a decade to reach store shelves due to his decision to leave Death Row, a scandalized second recording home (the founder of Realest’s post-Row label home, Tru ‘Dat’ Entertainment, was indicted in ’07 for accepting $8 million in forged tax returns), and the subsequent search for proper distribution for Realest’s long-delayed debut. But Realest’s post-Row struggles weren’t just a run of bad luck, but also his having been essentially blackballed from the major-label rap game, which forced him to have to sink or swim in the independent market.

“When I first left Death Row [in late 2001] there was a lot of negativity out there with labels kinda like scared to touch me,” Tha Realest explained to DX. “It wasn’t that they didn’t wanna fuck with me, they just didn’t wanna deal with the politics of the Death Row name anymore – all the negativity from the name. They loved me as an artist, but they just didn’t wanna deal with the negativity probably that was gonna come along with just the whole Suge [Knight] b.s.”

Tha Realest’s loyalty to his former label boss during Suge Knight’s five-year incarceration from 1996-2001 - refusing to jump ship from what had become the Titanic of Hip Hop record labels by the late ‘90’s - led to hundreds of recorded Realest songs but never an actual Realest album released. And so, just a few months after Suge Knight reassumed the reigns of his record label upon his release from prison, Tha Realest decided to finally take his career into in his own hands and escape from Death Row.

“One thing about Suge, niggas say bad shit about him, they say good shit about him,” began Realest, breaking down what led to his decision to leave Tha Row. “I went to go see Suge three days a week for every year he was in jail… Now through that time I was over there [at Death Row], I’m just tryin’ to hold the shit down ‘cause we didn’t think it was gonna end how it ended… Me and Crooked I [click to read], we was just tryin’ to keep that shit rollin’. The Swoop G’s, the Lil C-Style’s and everybody else who was over there that was fuckin’ wit’ us, we all believed in the same movement. That’s why we stuck around that shit so long. [But by late 2001] it was time for me to just get the fuck outta there. I’m sittin’ around and I’m seein’ the same shit. Ain’t shit movin’! You got a 150 songs on me, let’s go get some shit crackin’. And [Suge] was just like…his love for the shit, he just wasn’t fuckin’ with it at that time. So I gotta roll. I can’t sit around like this all day. I can do this on my own!”   

While the end of his association with Death Row was less than thrilling, the beginning of that journey was as exciting as it gets for any hungry-for-a-shot new artist. According to Tha Realest, the Dallas, Texas native had an impromptu audition for Tupac in Las Vegas in March of 1996 prior to the Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno fight. The then rhyme rookie was apparently given the thumbs up from ‘Pac and his crew, and subsequently began an association with Death Row that led to Realest formally signing a contract with the label after ‘Pac’s passing.

Debuting on the Gang Related Soundtrack (then known as Tenkamenin) in 1997, the southern spitter originally recorded a solo project entitled Inside Out for his new label home. Those songs were inexplicably re-directed to the Death Row Chronic 2000 compilation in 1999, which served as Tha Realest’s official coming out party as an artist, and officially began the scorn from some for his uncanny vocal similarities to Tupac.

“That’s how I been gettin’ down,” Realest explained of the organic origins of his husky-voiced flow. “[Death Row] didn’t step to me and say, ‘Hey, sound like ‘Pac’… Nah, I already was doin’ how I was doin’ everything back down south when I came out [to the west coast]. I wouldn’t come to nobody [and] say I’m tryin’ to sound like this dude. That’s not my getdown. I’m not no copycat emcee.”

“And when a lot of people try to say, ‘Aww this nigga think he ‘Pac,’” continued Realest. “Man, please. Why I’ma try to be another nigga and I’m on the same label with these cats? The artists over there would look at me crazy! Or niggas wouldn’t even fuck with me. Suge wouldn’t fuck with me. Niggas wouldn’t fuck with me. I’m on songs with every nigga that ‘Pac was fuckin’ with. His niggas who fucked with him fuck with me. E.D.I. Mean [click to read] got shit on [Witness Tha Realest]… I fucks with [E-40], Richie Rich, B-Legit – these my niggas! The Yukmouth’s, the C-Bo’s… So [that criticism of my flow is] just Internet muthafuckas who just want somethin’ to talk about or don’t know… It’s some little kid sittin’ at the crib, some muthafucka who don’t really just know me. And I don’t really [feel like I should] have to answer all these [criticisms] from all these cats, ‘cause that shit was 13 years ago and I done moved on with my career.”     

Moving on as best he can while enduring the constant critiques of his familiar flow, Tha Realest is going forward full-steam with not only his new solo album, but an in-the-works duo album with C-Bo, the long-awaited full-length retail release from his Regime crew (Yukmouth, Tech N9ne, etc), and a solo release under his original Rap moniker, Tenkamenin.

Tha Realest is also working with WIDEawake, the new owners of the Death Row catalog, so that some of his previously unreleased Row-recorded material will finally see the light of day in some form or fashion beginning next year.

And maybe his most noteworthy current undertaking is Tha Realest’s recent work with his Dallas Rap forefather, the legendary D.O.C. on a currently undetermined future project.

“Me and Doc, we rubbin’ a lot of ideas together right now,” Realest revealed. “He over in Hawaii, tightenin’ up that Detox. Y’all ain’t heard the last of Doc, homie. His pen is still the hardest pen I’ve witnessed in a long time. [And] the stuff that I’m hearing him do right now for that Detox is phenomenal. Believe me when I tell you man, when you hear that shit that they put out it’s gonna be some bomb, classic-ass shit.”

But before his work with The D.O.C., The Regime, and C-Bo reaches the masses, Tha Realest is firmly focused on seeing to it that his decade-in-the-making debut doesn’t disappear from the Hip Hop consciousness just two weeks after its release by Team Dime Entertainment - the label operated by the brother of Atlanta Hawks star Mike Bibby.

And Witness Tha Realest is definitely deserved of the attention of the Hip Hop nation. While some may balk at Realest’s rhyme style on the album, those who give his debut LP a chance will discover one of the most polished independent Hip Hop releases of ’09.

“The production [from Mel Man, The Underdogs, Blaqthoven, etc] is off-the-chain,” Realest noted. “The guest appearances are off-the-chain, from the Fat Joe’s, to the C-Bo’s, to Crooked I, Yukmouth, E.D.I. Mean, Sean Paul from the Youngbloodz is on it, Devin The Dude… [And] I’m a force to reckon wit’. All the negative shit you heard about me, I congratulate all the bustas who spread the word, now they really fin to see what type of cat I am.”     

Witness Tha Realest is in stores now on Team Dime/RBC Records.
 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #192 on: August 02, 2009, 05:55:51 AM »
2 Tracks Off Top Dogg´s "Renegade"

"Close 2 U"
"Dreams Of Gettin Rich"

 

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« Reply #193 on: August 12, 2009, 04:14:01 AM »
Michel´le Interview






Shout Out 2 Inmate @ DeathRowForum
 

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Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
« Reply #194 on: August 12, 2009, 04:37:43 AM »
Making Of "Still I Rise"