Sample Vault – Ramsey Lewis

Posted in Samples on July 5th, 2008 by Hyphen

Leaders of the New School

True story, I went to a place called The New School in Wallingford for 3rd – 5th grade.  If I would have known about the “Case Of The PTA” then, it woulda been a wrap.

Ramsey Lewis – “The Mighty Quinn”

Also used by Speech & ’em and on a certain Bizarre Ride (shout to Kevin Nottingham).

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Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Travis Barker Remix)” (Studio Version)

Posted in Artists, Remixes on June 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen


You’ve seen the video, now you get the studio quality mp3. I smell a workout classic.  So dope.

Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em) (Travis Barker Remix)”

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-9-08

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on June 9th, 2008 by Hyphen


(was it commonplace to have a shirtless dude line you up back then?)

Man, just like T3’s unfortunate bar last week, this pains me to do. This time we’re dealing with a legend, but even Big Daddy Kane isn’t immune to the WLotD. It’s [Hov] so mean & vicious [/Hov]

“Better bring witcha ya fire extinguisher/Listen, I love static, and I’m ready to cling to ya”
–Big Daddy Kane, “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em) (Remix)”

And like I’ve mentioned before, one wack lyric doesn’t mean the song is bad. This remix to Busta’s single is one of the hottest joints out…even the gremlin kinda kills it.

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Travis Barker helps out Busta

Posted in Artists, Remixes, Videos on May 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Never been a Blink 182 fan, but their behind the scenes stuff on MTV always made me think they seemed like cool dudes. I remember they renamed fan “meet and greets” as “meet and creeps,” which anyone who has helped run one can definitely relate to. Then again, I also remember seeing some of that awful reality show about Travis Barker’s marriage. So I guess it’s a push.

Anyway, Travis has been “remixing” random hip-hop joints over the last year by playing live drums alongside the track. This one with Busta Rhymes’ “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em)” is the best one by far, mainly because he actually picked a good song to rework. No matter how much you kill the drums on a Soulja Boy track, I still can’t listen to that…

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