New From ATL based singer LONDON.
Guaranteed To Be One Of The Biggest Songs of The Summer
Mr “Stay Booked For Months” Is Back At It :: 1ST SINGLE
Gucci Mane ft. Plies :: Wasted :: Prod by Fatboi
CLEAN ONLY :: DROP FREE
SUPPORT THE ALBUM WHEN IT DROPS
to read entire article on ajc.com :: Click Here
this story especially touches everyone I know with children. Sad situation for Ms. Michael as well.
On Easter Sunday, Robert and Delisia Carter, as well as the couple’s newborn son, Ethan Blake, and Delisia Carter’s 9-year-old daughter, Kayla, died in the chain-reaction crash near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Police said 43-year-old Tracy Johnson of Atlanta survived the accident in another vehicle, but the impact killed her 6-year-old daughter, Morgan. Tracy Johnson is now listed in satisfactory condition at Grady Hospital.
The Carters’ Mercedes and the BMW are believed to have collided on Camp Creek Parkway between Butner Road and Old Fairburn Road at about 1:45 p.m. Both vehicles crossed the median, and the BMW left the scene.
The Mercedes, however, slammed head-on into a Volkswagen driven by Johnson.
Peace to the Homies for keeping the History alive. I went ahead and edited that pussy ass wikipedia link, by the way. Hopefully those idiots don’t take what I added down since I didn’t touch any of the original bullsh*t they wrote.
Straight up, Atlanta is the most important hip hop city of at least the past decade but little to no national attention is given to the first wave of emcees the city was producing in the late 80s/early 90s. (Look at this dismal wiki.) So here goes.
This is not a random rap compilation. There are a couple lesser known tracks on here, mostly fillers, but the vast majority of these tracks are certified classics from local legends. I’m on the outside looking in here, basing most of my knowledge on dollar bin records and such but hopefully my A-Town heads should be able to confirm this. Kilo/Raheem/Sammy Sam/Shy-D were more or less the Jeezy/TI/Gucci/Shawty Los of their era. (Tell me that Kilo’s “The Piz“* was not an influence on his Bowen Homes brethren Shawty Lo.) In fact many of these records could provide a historical perspective on why certain critically maligned A-Town rappers – Fabo**, Gucci – rap the way they do. Flow wasn’t all the current generation inherited – they also picked up on some old school producers (Toomp) and a penchant forbickering. Roughly one in four tracks on here is a diss to another artist on the tape. But then again what would a local rap scene be without such beef?
1. Raheem The Dream – “Eliminator” from Grand Theft LP (Arvis 1990)
2. Kilo – “Kilo Don’t Take No Mess” from America Has A Problem LP (LGP, 1991)
3. The Hard Boys – “Groupies” from A-Town Hard Heads LP (AEI, 1991)
4. Tony MF Rock – “I’m That Type Of Nigga” from Let Me Take You… (Effect, 1989)
5. Damage – “Dead Man Walking” from Can’t Get No Lower (T&S, 1991)
6. Sammy Sam – “The Hitman” from 12″ (Master, 1988)
7. Dynamicly Def – “Crush’in” from 12″ (Cart-Wright , 1987)
8. Kilo – “Georgia” from America Has A Problem LP (LGP, 1991)
9. Sammy Sam – “Nothin To Play With” from You Don’t Know CS (Smith & Smith, 1991)
10. D-Rock – “Cut It Up” from Who Rocks 12″ (Charles Jr., 1987)
11. Raheem The Dream – “U Don’t Know…” from U Don’t Know LP (4-Sight/RTD, 1992)
12. The Hard Boys – “Mission To Nowhere” from A-Town Hard Heads LP (AEI, 1991)
13. Success N Effect – “Freeze” from In Tha Hood LP (On Top, 1989)
14. Kilo – “She Got Me Eating Pussy” from A-Town Rush (Wrap, 1992)
15. Sammy Sam – “Low Profile” from The Hitman 12″ (Master, 1988)
16. Raheem The Dream & DJ Toomp – “Raheem The Dream” from 12″ (Arvis 1986)
17. MC Shy-D – “Rapp Will Never Die” from Rapp Will Never Die 12″ (4 Sight, 1985)
1. MC Shy-D – “I Wanna Dance” from Comin’ Correct in ‘88 (Luke, 1988)
2. Tony MF Rock – “Keep Dancin’” from Let Me Take You To The Rock House (Effect, 1989)
3. Damage – “Can’t Get No Lower” from Can’t Get No Lower (T&S, 1991)
4. Sammy Sam – “You Don’t Know” from Cassingle (Smith & Smith, 1991)
5. Kilo – “Hear What I Hear” from A-Town Rush (Wrap, 1992)
6. D-Rock – “Who Rocks” from Who Rocks 12″ (Charles Jr., 1987)
7. MC Shy-D – “Shake It” from Comin’ Correct in ‘88 (Luke, 1988)
8. Raheem The Dream – “If U Ain’t Got No Money” from U Don’t Know LP (RTD, 1992)
9. Tony MF Rock – “She Put Me In A Trance’” from Let Me Take You… (Effect, 1989)
10. Raheem The Dream – “Work That Body” from Grand Theft LP (Arvis 1990)
11. Kilo – “My Ding A LIng” from A-Town Rush (Wrap, 1992)
12. Success N Effect – “Roll It Up” from In Tha Hood LP (On Top, 1989)
13. Raheem The Dream “Cutie Pie” from Grand Theft LP (Arvis 1990)
14. MC Shy-D – “Shy-D Is Back” from Shy-D Is Back 12″ (4-Sight, 1986)
15. Kilo – “Cocaine” from America Has A Problem LP (Arvis, 1991)
The compilation is loosely split into two discs – one of more straightforward New York style hip hop and a second of Miami informed bass and club tracks. Admittedly, this is a somewhat dubious distinction – most of these artists walked the line between the two styles and that’s part of what makes them so unique. Basically if a track rocks a Kraftwerk loop or a TV show theme song it ended up on disc 2, if it has knock off LL Cool J style punchlines it’s on the first. The sound quality is all over the place. A couple of these joints are tape only and most of them were poorly mixed to begin with. The first Raheem LP sounds like it was recorded inside a beehive. I cut it off at the year I did because it seemed like the resources and major labels really started to come into Atlanta hard around ‘92-’93, probably thanks in part to the success of Tag Team, So So Def and LaFace. That old Motown Of The South talk left a Gordy style sheen on the streets. Once the money came in records got more polished and R&B influenced. Not to take anything away from those later classics, but it seems like some of the charm was lost in the process.
Shouts to Def Momentum, Bust The Facts, Terry Clubbup, Twankle & Glisten and Rapidshare for filling in some blanks.