The Video Crates

Hiphop video's from the old to the new, from coast to coast, from bootyfilled to the conscious... If a link is down, just drop a comment and emailadres, and I will upload the file again. The only thing I ask in return is to leave a comment, telling me what you think of the video.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Blahzay Blahzay - Pain I Feel

Well, I guess everybody who' s into hiphop has heard of Blahzay Blahzay and has heard 'Danger' a couple of times during their life, wether at home, or at a HipHop party. I know I have. I didn't even have the album or single of this New York based crew, and without practice or writing down the lyrics, I could rhyme along with the whole song.
1996 was the year Outloud and producer/dj PF Cutting broke through with 'Danger' and I really thought that they were gonna stay for the long run. Outloud had a heavy voice, breaking down every mic used to record the album, and PF Cutting was hitting us with rowdyrugged&raw beats, as if he was trying to be the next
DJ Premier. 'Blah Blah Blah' is just that album you want to put on after Gangstarr's 'Moment of Truth' to keep the vibe going. The second single 'Pain I Feel' using the hook from Channel Live's 'Mad Izm' brings out the message to other artists to back up and sit their ass down! Do you think Blahzay Blahzay's message is loud and clear? Decide for yourself.

Blahzay Blahzay - Pain I Feel (49mb)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes And Goes

I had heard of Ed O.G., saw a few videoclips on Yo MTV Raps, a few flashbacks at Rap City, but I never gave it that much attention. When about two years ago, my man Ol'EightyFive (check Vinyl Addicts) kept buggin' me about how Ed O.G. had some dope ass tracks and that his flow was hardhittin'. Okay..... so I head to Fat Beats in Amsterdam and bought the Wishful Thinking album. Went home, rolled up a blunt, looked at the tracklisting and I saw 'Be Thankful' and played that track first and heard these hardhittin' lines on a dope ass beat, just like my man said. Edo starts off: Edo's a one man team, I never huddle with coach/I'm on some raw shit, y'all take the subtle approach/ I break up the mic when I wake up at night/ If I'm beefin' in my sleep, I wake up and fight...

Man, I was sold. Saw the man perform in Amsterdam and Haarlem with Masta Ace which made the fever even worse. So now I'm checking his older albums and the videoclip I put up for download comes from Roxbury 02119. 'Love Comes And Goes' tells the story about friends that passed away, and the story about his father getting killed by his best friend over 5 dollars. With the perfect blend of emotion and nice samples (Arthur Conley - 'Love Comes And Goes' & George Benson 'Face It Boy, It's Over') it makes it a beautiful song.

So sit back and relax...

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes And Goes (66mb)

Monday, November 28, 2005

Playing M2V files

The blog has been up for 2 days and I already got a bunch of emails asking how to play M2V files. It's not a common used file, but is the best filesort for videoclips.
So the answer: K-Lite Codec Pack 2.63

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Biz Markie - Turn Da Party Out

This is probably the only chance you will get to see The Biz running trough most of a video. On a quest to find his lost Super Rare Break Record he finds himself being disturbed by numerous obsticals. The track comes off a 12" brought out on Superrappin'/ Groove Attack back in 2001, using samples from artists like Spoonie G. I love this track so much cause it's funkier than my socks that I've been wearing all week. The track came in a time where every clip was about the bling bling, how many liters of expensive liqour the artist could throw on the floor and Bentley's was the car to have in the video to make it succesfull.
When it comes to weird entertainment, nobody beats The Biz!

Biz Markie - Turn Da Party Out (29mb)

Buckshot LeFonque - Music Evolution

Once upon a time not long ago. When all the cats went to hear Satchmo blow. Groovin' at a tempo fast or slow. Jazz was at a new plateau ready to grow. Also developing ways to make dough. Although we always heard no when at a show. The Klan couldn't keep the man from makin' mo'Better blues, kinda confused here's the news. These grooves is better than your blue seude shoes
Some G's are fake and some will make moves. I prove jazz gone up another level. Real without making a deal with the devil
And so, I'm about to let the world know. That bebop and skattin' was an old school flow. Callaway was a dope MC, you didn't know?
Now that the years gone by some will try. Try to make that hip hop and jazz thing die. When it was skat before it was rap,
Yo it was fly. Now it brings tears to the eye, oh my. I didn't hear that back in the days. I wonder why?

I think the lyrics of this song says enough.
So for you and yours...

Buckshot LeFonque - Music Evolution

Funkdoobiest - Dedicate

After their 1993 gold debut album with classics like "Bow Wow Wow" and "The Funkiest" fully produced by DJ Muggs, the Soul Assassins affiliates returned in 1995 with their softmore album "Brothas Doobie". More laidback then their first album, it created an even better "let's get high" vibe. Allthough it never got the props the first album did, it left two singles that had a lot of buzz in the underground scene. "Rock On" being the first and "Dedicated" the second.
Now I'm a sucka for Roy Hargrove samples and especially for "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" brought out on Polydor in 1976. A sample that a producer can't fuck up, even if he's trying to.
Muggs flips this track so lovely, making it a chill and laidback track, while Son Doobie's flow spreads the butter over this beat, dedicating the song to people in hard times, loved ones and people that have past away.

Funkdoobiest - Dedicate