Isolated Spaces Freestyle

Music, Stan Ipcus

I had to jack this Alchemist beat off his new project A Doctor, Painter & An Alchemist Walk Into A Bar, because I’m in absolutely in love with it. In fact, I started writing this verse the moment I heard it. Thanks for the inspiration and the instrumental, Uncle Al!

*BONUS*

Here’s the one non-instrumental track off the new ALC project, “Stained Glass” featuring Westside Gunn.

Take It Personal Radio – 1995 Tribute Part One

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

The PhilaFlava boys are prepared to prove that 1995 was the greatest year for hip-hop ever with their Take It Personal Radio tribute. From a quick glance at Part One’s tracklist, it seems like they’re building a decent argument, no? For me, it’s always been between ’93, ’94, and ’95, so let’s see if they can convince me. Love seeing “Bronx Tale” included in the mix by the way, that’s one of my favorite songs ever that not enough people talk about. Here’s their opening statement, with Mixcloud stream and tracklist for Part One below it:

Episode 72 is our 1st installment of our 1995 Tribute. We’re about to make one hell of a convincing case as to why 1995 was the greatest year in hip-hop. Why it had the best production, the best singles, the best remixes and some of the best replay value in hip-hop history. And this is all coming from few guys who didn’t even pick 1995, when we did our favorite years episode a few years back. We’ve got an awful lot to cover, so stay tuned as we plan on creating several 1995 episodes. For now, crack the 40, roll that blunt and let’s take a trip down memory lane.

  1. Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
  2. Raekwon – Criminology feat. Ghostface Killah
  3. Mobb Deep – Eye For An Eye feat. Nas & Raekwon
  4. Onyx – Last Dayz
  5. Group Home – Livin’ Proof
  6. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)
  7. KRS-One – MC’s At Like They Don’t Know
  8. Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru The Damaja – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
  9. D&D All-Stars – 1, 2 Pass It (DJ Premier Remix) + Original
  10. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 My Peeps (Buckwild Remix) feat. Notorious B.I.G., M.O.P. & Prince Poetry
  11. Lord Finesse – Actual Facts feat. Sadat X, Large Professor & Grand Puba
  12. LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (Remix) feat. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown
  13. Das EFX – Microphone Master (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
  14. Das EFX – Real-Hip-Hop + Pete Rock Remix
  15. AZ – Rather Unique
  16. Kool G. Rap – Fast Life feat. Nas
  17. Raekwon – Verbal Intercourse feat. Nas & Ghostface Killah
  18. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II
  19. Group Home – The Realness
  20. Group Home – Up Against The Wall (Low Budget Mix)
  21. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
  22. Nine – Whutcha Want
  23. Smoothe Da Hustler – Broken Language feat. Trigga Tha Gambler
  24. Big L – Street Struck
  25. Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game
  26. Grand Puba – I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)
  27. Da Youngsta’s – I’ll Make U Famous
  28. Camp Lo – Coolie High
  29. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
  30. The Pharcyde – Drop
  31. Tha Alkaholiks – Daaam (Remix) + Original
  32. Tha Alkaholiks – All The Way Live feat. Diamond D & Q-Tip
  33. Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain feat. Q-Tip
  34. Craig Mack – Get Down (Q-Tip Remix)
  35. Redman & Method Man – How High + Remix
  36. Cypress Hill – Throw Your Hands In The Air (Remix) feat. Erick Sermon, Redman & MC Eiht
  37. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
  38. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo + Remix
  39. GZA – 4th Chamber feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest & RZA
  40. GZA – Shadowboxin’ feat. Method Man
  41. Raekwon – Glaciers of Ice feat. Masta Killa & Ghostface Killah
  42. Heltah Skeltah – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka feat. O.G.C.
  43. Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun – Headz Ain’t Ready
  44. Smif-N-Wessun – Cession At Da Doghillee feat. Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah & O.G.C.
  45. Smif-N-Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill
  46. Channel Live – Mad Izm feat. KRS-One
  47. KRS-One – Rappaz R. N. Dainja
  48. Das EFX – Represent The Real feat. KRS-One
  49. Fat Joe – Bronx Tale feat. KRS-One
  50. Lord Finesse – Brainstorm/P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix) feat. O.C. & KRS-One
  51. Big L – Da Graveyard feat. Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut, Grand Daddy I.U., Party Arty & Jay-Z
  52. Showbiz & A.G. – Got The Flava feat. D. Flow, Wali World & Method Man
  53. O.C. & Organized Konfusion – You Won’t Go Far