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My boy, DJ HABIT aka HABITAT, which I know from back in the day…and the main reason I respect DEE JAY’S as a matter of fact made this mix of the great ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard). I cannot tell you what a HUGE impact Wu-Tang had on my taste of music. ODB was & still is one of my favorites from the Clan, because he had no filter. He would say some way out shit but it was real & till this day there has been NO other rapper in my opinion that even comes close to him. His style/technique was his & he crafted it to perfection. A lot of cats these days seem to forget that WU-TANG is a huge part of the foundation HIP HOP derived from. For those of you who don’t know who ODB is here is are some bullet point facts about the great late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Born, Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004) an American rapper, occasional producer and native from New York, who went by the stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard, ODB, Ason Unique, Osirus, Rainman, Big Baby Jesus and Dirt McGirt.. ODB was one of the founding members of the infamous hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career.However, his professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday. Prior to his death, Ol’ Dirty Bastard managed to record his third solo album, which has been repeatedly delayed and as of 2013 has not been released. Jones was often noted for his trademark microphone techniques and his “outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style”.His stage name was derived from a childhood nickname given by RZA, the relevance of which was articulated by Method Man’s statement that there was “no father to his style”. (source Wikipedia)
“Bitch, don’t talk about bitches I’m fucking them Please no fat bitches I’m fucking slim Unless it’s one of those nights I’m stroking my shit”
“I gets psycho killer Norman Bates!”
“I teach the truth to the youth. I say ‘Hey youth, here’s the truth: better start wearing bullet-proof’”
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The first single off of Lyfetyme & Hookmastaz’s Devil’s Playground LP “European Customs” finds the two BK artists having fun and kick starting the party showing their is more to life than just hard work.
Download the LP today for FREE at http://lyfetymenyc.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/devils-playground-lp-hookmastaz-x…
1. 718/scratch (Produced by iBlais)
2. Aint New To This - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Dex (Produced by iBlais)
3. Died - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by ArkStudios/8deuceRecords)
4. Thinking about You – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Gloria Essence (Produced by iBlais)
5. European Customs – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by iBlais)
6. Say Yeah - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by weirdbeats)
7. You Accuse Me Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Enrichment)
8. Spending Paper – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Basiq (Produced By iBlais)
9. Kingz County - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by SV)
10. Thou Shall Not Fall – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Stray Poem (Produced by Ark studios/WeirdBeats)
11. Boss - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
12. Last Try - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
13. Fuel - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Tragic)
Devil’s Playground, is a collaborative LP, by Brooklyn’s own Lyfetyme & Hookmastaz. These two remarkable emcees take you on a journey of their experiences, trails & tribulations, as well as some good times they experienced growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Surrounded by drugs, violence & other vices that griped Brooklyn in the 80s & 90s, the Brooklyn natives decided to entitle the LP a very fitting name for the sign of the times, “Devil’s Playground”.
Make sure to follow them on Twitter @LYFETYMENYC @LYFETYMEPROMO @THEHOOKMASTAZ & for booking information, collaborations, interviews, events etc with either artist please email them at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling Stones reports — Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, and further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the band as a true superstar act.
In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. Yauch was also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Horblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.