Add on a Beat to the Standard Song

Those Michael Jackson posts attracted all kinds of people to my dark little corner of the internet and I got far more hits over the past few days than I ever had before.That must account for some of the more….interesting comments I’ve been receiving over the past few days. Thanks for them guys, I love you all.

But enough of that popular shit, here’s a bunch of obscure hip-hop. I’m sure this will attract a whole other group of d-bags. Whatever, just keep it real.


Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Made In America (Whoopi’s Mix)
Made In America (Del’s Mix)
I was trying to find the Del album that this song was originally on and I couldn’t. Turns out it originally appeared on the soundtrack to Made In America, the comedic opus about interracial artificial insemination starring Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg and Will Smith. Yeah, that’s the weirdest sentence I’ve typed in a while. That at least explains why one of these remixes is titled “Whoopi’s Mix.” I got these versions from a 12”.

De La Soul
Say No Go (Say No Dope Mix)
Say No Go (New Keys Vocal)
If I was a writer when De La Soul broke through I would have tried to dub their unique laid-back style of rap “Hippie-Hop.” Good thing I wasn’t a writer at the time. These are from a 12” single as well.

DJ Shadow
Dark Days (Main Theme)
Dark Days (Spoken For Mix)
High Noon
Devil’s Advocate (Heaven v. Hell – Bonus Beats)
The first two tracks are from an excellent documentary called Dark Days, which is about homeless people in NYC who elect to live underground. It’s a fascinating film and I highly recommend it. The soundtrack of the movie was comprised mostly of tracks from DJ Shadow’s groundbreaking Endtroducing, but he also contributed a few original tunes and remixes for the movie. Dark Days has no official soundtrack release, but the main theme has shown up on a couple compilations, including a 12” single that I got yesterday. The other two tracks are from an EP, also released around the same time as Endtroducing. Strangely they weren’t including on the Deluxe Edition of that album though.

3 Responses to “Add on a Beat to the Standard Song”

  1. JT says:

    bless u

  2. The Unheard says:

    Good thing you weren't a critic back when De La first came out, they hated being labeled hippies!

    As for the DJ Shadow tracks, good stuff as always! Just so you know, the two versions of the Dark Days theme saw official release as a cd single via MCA around the time of the film's release. The reason the other two tracks weren't included with the Entroducing deluxe edition was because Shadow considered High Noon completely separate from Endtroducing, although it's apparently a spiritual sequel of sorts to Midnight In A Perfect World. The other reason they weren't included was because High Noon was the featured track on the Preemptive Strike compilation which has some of his early Mo'Wax singles on it that had never been released in the US or were out of print elsewhere. If I remember correctly, the 12" you got the tracks from was actually considered an EP in it's own right, but I might be wrong about that.

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