Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Dre’

Shit Popped Off

March 1, 2009


I need Dre back. I need there to be balance. I need both coasts to be strong again. With the rise and dominance of the south, it feels like Hip Hop is on the verge of bottoming out and collapsing in on itself(if it hasn’t already). With a mere stroke of his hand, the good doctor can single-handedly bring the left coast back to proper form. I haven’t been obsessed with a west coast album since Doggystyle and The Chronic!(The Chronic 2001 didn’t do it for me) That was nearly 20 years ago! It’s been waaaaay too long. *sniff* I need to love again. Please Doctor…just make me love again.

“Shit Popped Off” by T.I.(Produced by Dr. Dre):


Yo! MTV Raps 20th Anniversary

March 29, 2008

MTV will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Yo! MTV Raps by replaying old episodes of the show. And for once since the programs last episode in 1995, for once in the last 13 years there will be a proper Hip Hop show on MTV. It’s just too bad it will probably be sandwiched between shitty reality programs and that the current MTV viewing audience won’t get just how fresh it was to have a Hi-top fade with words and/or graphics cut into the side of your head. Kids will also get their minds blown when they find out that wearing colored pants and polka dotted clothing was dope at one point in Hip Hop’s history.

The best thing about Yo! MTV Raps coming back on air? The return of the Ed Lover Dance!


Unreleased Dr. Dre – Puff Blunts, Drank Tanq

October 14, 2007

Good Doctor

I remember first hearing this on a pirate radio show in Canada when I visited my relatives one summer. At this point in my hip hop listening, I was immersed in all and everything related to Death Row. If it was G-Funk and produced by Dre, Warren G or Daz I was buying it. When I heard this it blew me away so much that I immediately had to find it if it was the last thing I did. I never knew what the name of the song was so when I asked any of my friends I couldn’t call it by name so it was difficult in finding any help in tracking it down. I had to search for it on my own. I think it was a year or two later and I finally managed to find it in a Tower Records browsing through the singles section and I found it on the B-Side of a maxi single of “Dre Day” by Dr. Dre . The track is called “Puffin On Blunts And Drankin Tanqueray”. This was West Coast at it’s pinnacle and absolute finest and makes me wonder how it all fell apart.

“Puffin On Blunts And Drankin Tanqueray” by Dr. Dre, Lady of Rage, Daz, Kurupt: