For those celebrating the anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s My Life today, check out the remixes from the album featuring LL Cool J, Keith Murray, Smif-N-Wessun, Lauryn Hill and Mr. Cheeks. They’re some of my favorite R&B/hip-hop remixes ever. Listen HERE.
My first piece for Universal Music Group imprint Urban Legends revisits LL Cool J’s fifth album 14 Shots to the Dome 25 years later. Read HERE.
“Flava In Ya Ear” was the first tape I bought when I got my driver’s license back in the summer of ’94. It will forever bring me back to one of the best times of my teenage years.
RIP Craig Mack.
Check out this dope Amerigo Gazaway remix of the “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”.
Fab and Jada do the in-and-out thing over a soulful Marvin Gaye sample courtesy of Swizz Beatz. Off their new album Friday On Elm Street. Uncle L is feeling it too!
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.