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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Pac and Primo: A long-awaited union
Okay, okay, aiight...this time I PROOOOMISE to keep up with this blog. As we get through the first quarter, hip-hop starts getting better and hence there's more to talk about.
The first thing that truly hit my radar this year is The Don Primo Edition, a mixtape of classic 2Pac verses over classic DJ Premier joints. Though I'd imagine that two of hip-hop's true talents blended together would be difficult to muck up, I'm sure it's possible. Fortunately for my treadmill run last night, it wasn't.
Twenty-eight tracks with a few interludes and some otherwise pointless guest artists fill out this bad boy. While I don't gush over 'Pac like so many of my contemporaries, I believe - nay, I KNOW - that Primo is literally the best thing that's ever happened to the musical aspect of hip-hop. My favorite cut from the mixtape is definitely "My Enemies Give Me Power:" It's "When We Ride on our Enemies" - that old Mobb Deep diss cut - over Nas' "I Gave You Power." The intro with Bishop yelling at Q in Juice gave me goosebumps.
I miss hip-hop. Download the link above and enjoy.
01. Intro - Primo Pac F Kanye Common 02. Holla If U Friend Or Foe 03. Gettin Money 04. Open Fire W A Full Clip 05. Understand My Style F Nas 06. Sleep On Me 07. Primo Speaks 08. Its All Real 09. Interlude - War 10. My Enemies Give Me Power 11. Here I Am Fk Yall 12. Paper On My Block 13. Hail Mary 14. Interlude - Hip Hops Influence 15. Old School Memories 16. Neva Call U Bth F Jeru Da Damaja 17. Against The World 18. So Ghetto Out On Bail 19. Thug Style 20. A Classic Combination F Kanye Biggie Big L 21. Interlude - From Ny 2 Cali 22. Better Dayz 23. Interlude - Origin Of Makaveli 24. Thugz Mansion 25. This Life I Lead 26. Throw Ya Gunz Up 27. Ready 4 Wuteva 28. Outro