Rampage Rarity

Mixtape Memories, Music

Long Island Rap Blog, the same folks responsible for this sick Roc Marciano radio freestyle I posted a few days ago, just threw up this rare studio session version of one of my favorite rap songs ever, “Rampage” by EPMD and LL Cool J. On this version—which comes from a hard-to-find DJ Scratch EPMD mixtape—we get two LL verses and an alternate beat. Shit’s dope.

Listen above, and download the whole tape HERE.

Merry Go Round

Late Pass, Music, The Good Old Days

Okay, my last post before I hit the hay. Damn I found some gems tonight! Here’s an oldie but goodie I discovered earlier on Soul Sides by The Equatics titled “Merry Go Round.” I’m loving this—thanks again to Oliver Wang for always coming with the ill selections.

Enjoy, and check below for more Thanksgiving throwbacks…

Berkeley Roots

Late Pass, Music, The Good Old Days

The Roots

The Thanksgiving gems keep coming. Here’s an on-air freestyle from 1994 live on KALX in Berkeley, California featuring The Roots’ Black Thought on the mic and Rahzel on the beatbox. Thanks to Oliver Wang for preserving the audio—very fun. Listen below.

The Roots “Freestyle (Live on KALX)”