The Australia Day All Aussie FUNK MIX By DJ Kinetic


SOS Podcast #12 – The Australia Day All Aussie FUNK MIX By DJ Kinetic

Happy Australia Day kids, hope you enjoy this ALL Aussie funk mixup by local DJ, Radio presenter and crate digger Dj Kinetic.

Since stumbling across the ‘Respect Overdue’ compilation that Creative Vibes put out some years ago, I have been hot on the trail of rare and interesting funky music recorded in Australia, my own backyard. The following mix is a testament to my love of local flavors, and a bit of a poke at people who don’t think Aussies can be funky. This mix includes some of my favorites, some of my discoveries, and a couple of very, very rare numbers. I wanted to make it seamless, but time was a factor in putting this together. Still, for the most part I’ve managed to get tracks to blend into each other. Let me know what you thought! –

Dj Kinetic.

(dj_kinetic@hotmail.com)

Catch Kinetic playing at The Hive Bar in Erskinville Rd Sunday 6th Feb..

SOULFIRE  is a little local shin dig that consists of locaal soul/funk record nerds showin off their stuff downstairs whilst there is some blaxploitation fillems bein played upstairs. Its at the notorious hive bar in erko where the food is good , beers are all local, and the staff are always nude(or thats how i remember its a 6 pm kickoff and its FREE!

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Contact: dj_kinetic@hotmail.com

Check out more by DJ Kinetic

Aussie Funk Blog
Tonic Lounge Write Up
DJ Kinetic Blog

Tracklisting:

  1. Ariel I’ll be gone
  2. Ayers Rock Crazy Boys
  3. Sue Barker Love to the people
  4. Manteca Watermelon man
  5. Don Burrows The Tasman Connection
  6. David fennell Really stuck on you
  7. Purple Velvet As long as I can see the light
  8. Radio spot Marijuana warning
  9. Doug Ashdown I’ve come to save the world
  10. David Liebman The opal hearted Aborigine
  11. Arena The Long One
  12. Galapagos Duck St James Infirmary
  13. Leong Lau City Blues
  14. George Golla The Dancers
  15. Quincy Conserve Common man
  16. Quasar Zeitgeist
  17. Underdogs It’s a blessing
  18. John Cadman Trio Humpin’
  19. Golden Horn Big Band Corazon
  20. Billy Thorpe Back on the streets again
  21. Salty Dog Born to boogie
  22. Chris Williams Born to get down
  23. Hot City Bump Band It’s just begun
  24. Friends Freedome train
  25. 12th Man vocal snippet

Podcast#11 – 'Cumbiambero Loco 2' An Afro-Latin Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’ Hosted By: Jack Posada


Soul Of Sydney Podcast #11

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‘Cumbiambero Loco’ Part 2 –

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

This is the second installment of cumbiambero loco, a special ‘CUMBIA’ mixtape carefully selected just in time for that summer time in Sydney.

Spanish:
CUMBIA que delicia, que viva diciembre y feliz navidad

Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.

This week we present a 40 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion

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Email: soulofsydney@gmail.com

Tracks

  1. Andres Landero – Virgen de la candelaria
  2. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Manuelito barrios
  3. Calixto Ochoa – Charanga campesina
  4. Los Cumbiamberos – Santo domingo
  5. Afrosound – La sampuesana
  6. Pacho Galan – Cumbia alegre
  7. Sonoritmos – Pola bette
  8. Climaco Sarmiento y su Orquesta – Maquina landera
  9. Pacho Galan – Cumbia que me alegras
  10. Pacho Glan – La mazamorrera
  11. Los Golden Boys – La negra celina
  12. Calixto Ochoa – Los sabanales
  13. La Sonora Cordobesa – El pajaro picon
  14. Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La pringamoza

About ‘Cumbia’

The word ‘Cumbia’ came from the African word “Cumbé”, or party. It’s known as the queen of African rhythms & It has 3 cultural influences (African, Andean & Spanish).

The music originated around the 1820’s during Colombia’s struggle for independence as an expression of national resistance against Spain.

Both the African & Andean influences are obvious in ‘Cumbia’, the rhythms adopted from African slaves used by the Spanish & Andean flutes & poetry make up the core elements of the music .

Originally only performed with drums & claves it has since evolved to include; flutes, guitars, accordion, horns, brass & traditional drums & percussion.

Today it is very popular in Latin America & has even evolved into new forms mixed with Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop & Drum N Bass known as ‘Cumbia digital’ These elements & influences can be found in the music of ; Quanic, Ozomatli, DJ Spinna, Los Lobos & Los Kumbia Kings.

Even in Australia it will be featured at the 2010 Big Day Out Lilly Pad.

For a good introduction to ‘Cumbia’, check out: Cumbia Cumbia , Vol. 1 & 2 released by World Circuit Records (1983, 1989).

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Podcast#11 – ‘Cumbiambero Loco 2’ An Afro-Latin Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’ Hosted By: Jack Posada


Soul Of Sydney Podcast #11

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‘Cumbiambero Loco’ Part 2 –

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

This is the second installment of cumbiambero loco, a special ‘CUMBIA’ mixtape carefully selected just in time for that summer time in Sydney.

Spanish:
CUMBIA que delicia, que viva diciembre y feliz navidad

Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.

This week we present a 40 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion

Download Here

Email: soulofsydney@gmail.com

Tracks

  1. Andres Landero – Virgen de la candelaria
  2. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto – Manuelito barrios
  3. Calixto Ochoa – Charanga campesina
  4. Los Cumbiamberos – Santo domingo
  5. Afrosound – La sampuesana
  6. Pacho Galan – Cumbia alegre
  7. Sonoritmos – Pola bette
  8. Climaco Sarmiento y su Orquesta – Maquina landera
  9. Pacho Galan – Cumbia que me alegras
  10. Pacho Glan – La mazamorrera
  11. Los Golden Boys – La negra celina
  12. Calixto Ochoa – Los sabanales
  13. La Sonora Cordobesa – El pajaro picon
  14. Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La pringamoza

About ‘Cumbia’

The word ‘Cumbia’ came from the African word “Cumbé”, or party. It’s known as the queen of African rhythms & It has 3 cultural influences (African, Andean & Spanish).

The music originated around the 1820’s during Colombia’s struggle for independence as an expression of national resistance against Spain.

Both the African & Andean influences are obvious in ‘Cumbia’, the rhythms adopted from African slaves used by the Spanish & Andean flutes & poetry make up the core elements of the music .

Originally only performed with drums & claves it has since evolved to include; flutes, guitars, accordion, horns, brass & traditional drums & percussion.

Today it is very popular in Latin America & has even evolved into new forms mixed with Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop & Drum N Bass known as ‘Cumbia digital’ These elements & influences can be found in the music of ; Quanic, Ozomatli, DJ Spinna, Los Lobos & Los Kumbia Kings.

Even in Australia it will be featured at the 2010 Big Day Out Lilly Pad.

For a good introduction to ‘Cumbia’, check out: Cumbia Cumbia , Vol. 1 & 2 released by World Circuit Records (1983, 1989).

Download Here

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Latin,Funk,Cumbia: Kon & Amir – What The Funk Mix #2 (ParisDJs.com)


Kon and Amir What The Funk Mix Part 2

What The Podcast Part 2, Jan 19th 2010,

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Legendry DJs and crate diggers Kon & Amir (Wax Poetics/BBE) put together this dope latin funk mix for the  What The Funk party. Very summery vibe for this little teaser.

Expect more of the same global funk vibes this Saturday as Kon is playing at The Basment along with The Transatlantics & Sydney’s own Soulshaker DJ’s. More info here

That's what she said!


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Sloppy Seconds is…

A re-edit label (Sloppy Seconds – get it?).  You can find me digitally on Juno for now.  I do have plans to press up vinyl sometime in the near future.  The material that I plan on using for the vinyl releases will be titles exclusive to the wax catalog (I have a secret stash saved specifically for this purpose).  I’ll let you all know when that happens.

A music resource website.  I’ve been collecting vinyl since the early/mid 80s and have amassed quite an amount of relatively obscure stuff and started the blog as a way to promote lesser known artists and their releases.  Because of the controversy surrounding mp3s I had originally intended to only post titles that are out of print, but I also realized that there are tons of new releases that are equally as amazing that weren’t being promoted very well.  The music selection there varies greatly and includes just about anything that moves me and/or  makes me laugh.  Here’s the addy.  Make yourselves at home.  Beer is in the fridge.

http://kennyconga.blogspot.com/

(For the record, I have received numerous emails stating that purchases of posted material were made due to promotion of said titles from the blog.)

And a DJ.  I’ve been DJing for quite some time now.  Most of you have never heard of me, which might have something to do with the severe lack of self promotion over the years – I never liked that part of the job, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the self promotion game needed to be stepped up if I wanted to continue to do this.

(Sloppy Seconds promo #4)

In order to make this post as short as possible the track listing will be available in the comments section.

Other places known to have Sloppy Seconds sightings aka where to contact me-

Facebook

Soundcloud

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That’s what she said!


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Sloppy Seconds is…

A re-edit label (Sloppy Seconds – get it?).  You can find me digitally on Juno for now.  I do have plans to press up vinyl sometime in the near future.  The material that I plan on using for the vinyl releases will be titles exclusive to the wax catalog (I have a secret stash saved specifically for this purpose).  I’ll let you all know when that happens.

A music resource website.  I’ve been collecting vinyl since the early/mid 80s and have amassed quite an amount of relatively obscure stuff and started the blog as a way to promote lesser known artists and their releases.  Because of the controversy surrounding mp3s I had originally intended to only post titles that are out of print, but I also realized that there are tons of new releases that are equally as amazing that weren’t being promoted very well.  The music selection there varies greatly and includes just about anything that moves me and/or  makes me laugh.  Here’s the addy.  Make yourselves at home.  Beer is in the fridge.

http://kennyconga.blogspot.com/

(For the record, I have received numerous emails stating that purchases of posted material were made due to promotion of said titles from the blog.)

And a DJ.  I’ve been DJing for quite some time now.  Most of you have never heard of me, which might have something to do with the severe lack of self promotion over the years – I never liked that part of the job, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the self promotion game needed to be stepped up if I wanted to continue to do this.

(Sloppy Seconds promo #4)

In order to make this post as short as possible the track listing will be available in the comments section.

Other places known to have Sloppy Seconds sightings aka where to contact me-

Facebook

Soundcloud

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Sloppy Seconds comes to Sydney!


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Greetings!  We come in peace!

I’m a recent Sydney transplant.  Born and raised in Hawaii I have spent most of my adult life in San Francisco (I’ve also lived in San Diego and Chicago).  I can be a bit reserved at first, so I thought no better way to introduce myself and tell you about my background than through my record collection.  I have been religiously collecting those round discs of plastic since the early/mid 80’s, so we have a lot to cover.

If Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel was what opened my eyes to the world of DJing, then Grandmixer D.ST.‘s “Megamix II:  So Why Is It Fresh?” is what caused me to purchase my first pair of turntables.  “Megamix II” was a collage of snippets and excerpts of records taken predominately from the genre shattering Celluloid label with some brief flashes of Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” thrown in (D.ST.’s first megamix was a similar working of songs mostly taken from Herbie Hancock’s “Future Shock” album as a promotional tool by Columbia to promote Herbie’s album.  Here’s another tidbit of useless information – “Rockit” was the first fusion of hip hop and jazz on wax.).

The liner notes on the back of the record listed the equipment used for “Megamix II”, and I remember it being not much more than two turntables, a mixer, some sort of recording device, a couple of keyboards and a drum machine – a perfect example of it’s not what you have, but it’s what you do with what you have.


Grandmixer D.ST. “Megamix II:  Why Is It Fresh?” @ 320

Here are some of the records used in “Megamix II” in its original form.

Coming up next  – how I discovered something called house music.

(I heart Paddy’s!)

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DAM FUNK Mixes: Payday! Live Mix (May 08) + Station 23 anniversary mix (April 09)


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Mix #1 :

DAM FUNK

Pay Day! Hollywood

May 2008

Time: 40 Mins

Format: .mp3

Style: Electro Funk, Boogie & Disco

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Dam Funk wrote the book on boogie, funk, and street cred.

When you see this guy live as soon as he walks into the room all the sudden it gets funky. Just everything about this guy is Funk.

When he DJs it’s all 100% wax original pressings, 2 turntables,an old school casio microphone (to keep the MC sounding backyard boogie status), and Los Angeles’s funkiest dude going to town on the decks. This is first DJ I have ever seen where I thought, “Thank GOD this guy exists, DJing is still progressing to another level, and this world isn’t doomed by sorority girls djing their Britney mashups through itunes”.

Enough talking, enjoy this golden set, let me know what you think.

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Mix #2 :

DAM FUNK,

2nd Anniversary Mix for Station 23 Radio

April 2009 Continue reading

DAM FUNK + Toni Toni Lee (Live), Gian Arpino & Japeye Bennett + Podcasts & Interview


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Niche Productions present:

DAM FUNK

Sat 15th @ The Basment

Supported by:

Toni Toni Lee (Live), Gian Arpino and Japeye Bennett

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Niche Productions is proud to present the debut Australian tour of the ambassador of Boogie-Funk, Dâm-Funk (Stones Throw – Los Angeles, California). Bursting on to the scene in 08-09, Dâm (pronounced ‘Dame’, as in Damon) won over a slew of fans from Disco-Boogie aficionados, the Beat scene, hardcore Hip Hop heads and Hipsters alike with his debut 12″ ‘Burgundy City/Galactic Fun.’

In 2009, he was one of Stones Throw busiest artists, putting out so much material you’d think he was giving Madlib a run for his money, with the ‘Toeachizown’ album being released digitally in five instalments, all of which teased fans with different elements of his influences. During this time he also managed to put out a few mix CDs, a beat tape as part of Stones Throw’s  ‘Rhythm Trax’ series and turned in remixes for Red, Baron Zen and superstars Animal Collective. At the tail end of 2009, the album was released in 2CD and deluxe 5LP box set editions.

His Monday night Funkmosphere club night is the stuff made of legends. From record-dealer types with obscene collections to a heavily bearded Joaquim Phoenix and beyond, it’s the spot that everyone is trying to get in to. But Dâm’s roots go well back to a time before ‘Disco’ was a cool word.

Cutting his teeth as a session keyboard player for artists of the G-Funk era like Mack 10, MC Eight and Westside Connection, you can easily hear his hip-hop roots in songs like ‘Hood Pass Intact’, and even though he dresses the part, don’t expect Dâm to get all thugged out on us out here on his debut tour. Dâm-Funk promotes love, spirituality, astrology and good vibes with his music and his open and outward personality – if you’ve ever heard him be interviewed or seen live clips online, you will know he is very generous with his time.

Calling his sound ‘Modern Funk’,Dâm-Funk’s live show takes in both his impeccable DJ mixing style as well as a Live-PA style side which includes vocals and keyboards, showcasing both the original material he writes and records, and the records which have inspired him.

Join us for the show everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.

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Check out the Dam Funk Interview today on Soul Glow radio

DJ Huwston interviews Dam Funk his show Soul Glow on 2ser 107.3

Soul Glow Radio 3pm every Tuesday,

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Mixes & Podcats

#1 Dam Funk, BBC’s Radio: Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental Show, May 1 09

  1. DâM-FunK – ‘Brookside Park’ (Stones Throw)
  2. DâM-FunK – ‘Spacecapades’ (Stones Throw)
  3. DâM-FunK – ‘This Time, Take It Out On the Groove’ (Stones Throw)
  4. DâM-FunK – ‘Flying V Ride’ (Stones Throw)
  5. DâM-FunK – ‘The Sky Is Ours’ (Stones Throw)
  6. DâM-FunK – ‘Sidewayz’ (Stones Throw)
  7. DâM-FunK – ‘Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
  8. L.S. Movement – ‘Move Everything You Got’ (LA/Veg)

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#2 Dam Funk 3hr Mix up on BBC Radio 25th Oct 09

Track listing

  • BaronZen – Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk Remix) (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Burgundy City (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Red (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Special Dimensions (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Killdatmutha***a (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Galactic Fun (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – She Lights Me Up (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – 10 West (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Chocolate (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Indigo (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Purple (Stones Throw)
  • *Dam-Funk In The Mix*
  • Pyramid Plus – Comin At Ya (Lifeworld)
  • Del Richardson – Rainbows (Joy Spring)
  • Cliff Dawson – I Can Love You Better (Boardwalk)
  • Midnight Express – Dangerzone (Tri-Fire)
  • Rah Band – Messages From The Stars (TMT)
  • StarShine – All I Need Is You (Prelude)
  • Alfreda James & Billy Ray – Back To Love (Rappers Rapp Disco)

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RIP Guru: NYC Rapper Guru (Gangstarr,Jazzmatazz) Lost his Battle With Cancer


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Keith Elam, Legendry rapper Guru has lost his battle against cancer aged 43 after being in a coma since a cardiac arrest in March this year.

His death was announced on the DJ Premier Blog site yesterday morning.

Best known for his work with DJ Premier as Gangstarr during Hip Hop’s ‘Golden Era’ of the early 90’s.

The duo became known for ‘conscious Hip Hop’ & went on to released six studio albums during 1989-2003, including the seminal ‘Step in the Arena’ (1991), ‘Daily Operation’ (1992), and ‘Hard to Earn’ (1994).

Guru also masterminded Hip Hop & Jazz crossover compliations ‘Jazzmatazz’. He collaborated with classic Jazz, Soul & Hip Hop artists including; Country Pine,Issac Hayes,Chaka Khan, Donald Byrd, N’Dea Davenport, Roy Ayers, Ramsey Lewis, Branford Marsalis & Jamiroquai to put out four compilations

REST IN PEACE GURU!

Sydney based Hip Hop radio with KweenG & Ran Dee on Alchemy radio every Tuesday @ 11pm, Check this GURU recorded 20th April 2009 (Listen Here)

Gang Starr | U Know My Steez| Moment of Truth
Gang Starr | Full Clip | FullClip
Gang Starr | Here Today GoneTomorrow | Step In the Arena
Gang Starr | Just To Get A Rep | Step… In the Arena
Gang Starr | Take It Personal| Daily Operation
Nas | It Ain’t Hard To Tell |Illmatic
Gang Starr | Mass Appeal |Hard To Earn
Gang Starr ft. Nice & Smooth | Dwyck | Hard To Earn
Gang Starr ft. Jeru & Lil Dap | Speak Ya Clout |Hard To Earn
Gang Starr | Mostly The Voice| Hard To Earn
Gang Starr | Skills | TheOwnerz
GangStarr | Rite Where You Stand | The Ownerz
Guru ft. Damian Marley | Stand Up (Some Things Will Never Change) | Jazzmatazz 4
Guru ft. Common & Bob James | State of Clarity| Jazzmatazz 4
Gang Starr | Manifest | No More Mr Nice Guy
Gang Starr | In memory Of | Moment Of Truth

Here is a collection of our favourites musical moments & words of wisdom Guru has blessed us with..

Gang Starr-Mass Appeal

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Verse One: Guru
No way you’ll never make it
Come with the weak shit, I break kids
Step into my zone, mad rhymes will stifle ya
Lines like rifles go blast when I kick some ass
A lot of rappers be like one time wonders
Couldn’t say a fly rhyme if there was one right under
Their noses, I hate those motherfuckin posers
But I’m so real to them it’s scary
And with my unique skills nag you can’t compare me
And no we don’t make wack tracks
and all the suckers get pushed back when I’m kickin real facts
I represent set up shit like a tent boy
You’re paranoid cause you’re my son like Elroy
And you’d be happy as hell to get a record deal
Maybe your soul you’d sell to have mass appeal

Verse Two:
Oh yes I’m greater than all MC’s when I breeeze give me room please
I be like fascinatin when I be updatin
Cuttin off wack kids, pullin their trump cards
I thump hard, and mak eem say that I’m God
Niggaz be pretendin they hardcore
Never know the meaning of
But I get props like a slogan and no man
Could ever try to diss when I kicks my jam
Lyrically def and connecting complete mic wrecking
No double checking vocals kill like weapons
But if I have to I go all out with no mic
Yeah that’s right cause I survived mad fights
And for my peeps I truly care
Cause without some of them I wouldn’t be here
And they all know how I feel
Cause suckers be like playin themselves to have mass appeal

Verse Three:
I know I’m dope but don’t wet that
I’ve suffered setbacks but now I’m makin greenbacks
Just like baggy slacks I’m crazy hip-hop
Check one two and you don’t stop
Your head’ll bop when I drop my crop
of pure bomb, just like the seashore I’m calm
But wild, with my monotone style
Because I don’t need gimmicks
Gimme a fly beat and I’m all in it
Word is bond I go on and on
For you it’s tragic I got magic like wands
So I’ma end this lecture and I betcha
Those who kick dirt and do time I’m gonna get cha
Cause I be kickin the real
While they be losin the race tryin to chase mass appeal

Gang Starr-Moment Of Truth

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No matta wat we face
We mus face de moment of truth..

Chorus:

They say it’s lonely at the top in whatever you do
You always gotta watch motherfuckers around you
Nobody’s invincible no plan is foolproof
We all must meet our moment of truth

Verse One: Guru

The same sheisty cats that you hang with and do your thang with
could set you up and wet you up nigga peep the language
It’s universal, you play with fire it may hurt you
or burn you, lessons are blessings you should learn through
Let’s face facts, although MC’s lace tracks
it doesn’t mean behind the scenes there ain’t no dirt to trace back
That goes for all of us, there ain’t nobody to trust
It’s like sabotage, it’s got me ready to bust
But I can’t jeapordize, what I have done up to this point
So I’ma get more guys, to help me run the whole joint
Cultivate, multiply, motivate, or else we’ll die
You know I be the masterof the who what where and why
See when you’re shinin, some chumps’ll wanna dull ya
Always selfish jealous punks, will wanna pull ya
down, just like some shellfish in a bucket
cause they love it, to see your ass squirm like a worm
But just as you’ll receive what is comin to you
Everybody else is gonna get theirs too
I ain’t no saint, therefore I cannot dispute
That everyone must meet their moment of truth

Chorus: Guru
Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge
You may not know the harships people don’t speak of
It’s best to step back, and observe with couth
For we all must meet our moment of truth

Verse Two: Guru

Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come near
Don’t fear things get severe for everybody everywhere
Why do bad things happen, to good people?
Seems that life is just a constant war between good and evil
The situation that I’m facin, is mad amazin
to think such problems can arise from minor confrontations
Now I’m contemplatin in my bedroom pacin
Dark clouds over my head, my heart’s racin
Suicide? Nah, I’m not a foolish guy
Don’t even feel like drinking, or even gettin high
Cause all that’s gonna do really, is accelerate
the anxieties that I wish I could alleviate
But wait, I’ve been through a whole lot of other shit, before
So I oughta be able, to withstand some more
But I’m sweatin though, my eyes are turnin red and yo
I’m ready to lose my mind but instead I use my mind
I put down the knife, and take the bullets out my nine
My only crime, was that I’m too damn kind
And now some scandalous motherfuckers wanna take what’s mine
But they can’t take the respect, that I’ve earned in my lifetime
And you know they’ll never stop the furious force of my rhymes
So like they say, every dog has it’s day
And like they say, God works in a mysterious way
So I pray, remembering the days of my youth
As I prepare to meet my moment of truth
(“You should know the truth
And the truth shall set you free” — from _Who’s Gonna Take the
Weight?_)

Verse Three: Guru
Yo I got one lyric pointed at your head for start
Another one, is pointed at your weak ass heart
Now if I pull the trigger, on these fully loaded lines
You’re gonna wish I woulda pulled a black nine, I mack dimes
Crack the spines of the fake gangsters
Yeah the bitin triflin niggaz, and the studio pranksters
Yo lookin at the situation plainly: will you remain G?
Or will you be looked upon strangely?
I reign as the articulator, with the greater data
Revolvin on the TASCAM much doper than my last jam
While others struggle to juggle, tricky metaphots
I explore more, to expose the core
A lot of MC’s, act stupid to me
And we have yet to see, if they can match our longevity
But anyway it’s just another day
Another fake jack I slay with my spectac’ rap display
Styles, smooth but rugged — you can’t push or shove it
You dig it and you dug it cause like money you love it
The king of monotone, with my own throne
Righteously violent prone my words bring winds like cyclones
Stormin your hideout, blockin out your sunlight
Your image and your business, were truly not done right
Throw up your he-Allah-I now, divine saviors
You got no hand skills there’s no security to save ya
No pager, no celly, no drop top Benz-y
I came to bring your phone hip-hop, to an ending
My art of war will leave you sore from the abuse
Cause you must meet your moment of truth

Chorus: Guru
They say it’s lonely at the top in whatever you do
You always gotta watch motherfuckers around you
Nobody’s invincible no plan is foolproof
We all must meet our moment of truth

Gang Starr Royalty(Featuring K Ci & JoJo)

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One of the meanest and the cleanest
And still I’m kind of feindish when I’m at this
Been doin this for eons peons best to catch this
vision of excellence precise rappin ability
Bout to make some dead presidents macking a million G
The money though, it’s got people actin funny yo
As soon as some niggaz get some light, they be like dummies yo
Products and puppets and pawns, gettin played out
When authentic niggaz step up, respect be layed out
Major effect to your sector, I’m the corrector
Live and direct, waving my mic like a sceptor
Supreme exalted, universal leader
Descendent of the kings and queens, the overseer
The overlord, cream of the crop, creme de la creme
Spent years buildin with cats in the streets, so they my men
Again, GangStarr has done it
Remember too much jewels back in the days? You’d have to run it
Check it, the ground be hot under our feet
So we be listening to beats to keep the cypher complete
Wether you kids be holdin, on the block all day
Or you be puffing lye, out in the back hallway
Or whether you being schooled, or in the library
Wherever you are Baby Pah, realize that your essence
is divine son, and let it shine son
As we refine son, aiyyo, this shit’ll blow your mind son
We’re royalty
Chorus: K-Ci and JoJo
Wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I have to stand out from all the rest
Whatever I do, wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I just wanna stand out from all the rest

And all the girls they want to spoil me
My honey annoits me with oils G
After work she greets me, and treats me like royalty
Works with me, giving herself, by my side
She don’t sweat me for loot, my fame, or my ride
A lot of ladies out there, be lookin lovely
But they don’t got no control of the their life, inside they’re ugly
Word to Bugsy, and to Red Alert
Sway and Tech, and Funkmaster Flex to make your head jerk
Chicks go beserk when they see us in the spot
K-Ci, JoJo and Primo, creepin to the top
And to the sweethearts out there breaking hearts
While we’re takin part of this hip-hop art
Listen yo, the best way, it ain’t always the fast way
And yes the best way, it ain’t always to act nasty
I’ll open up the door always before you pass me
Baby Doll, because you’re royalty

Chorus: K-Ci and JoJo
Whatever I do, Wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I have to stand out from all the rest
Whatever I do, wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I just wanna stand out from all the rest

Artist: Gangstarr w/ K-Ci and JoJo
Album:  Moment Of Truth
Song:   Royalty
Typed by: OHHLA Webmaster DJ Flash (revised version)

"Gangstarr has gots to be the sure shot" --> Greg Nice
"and it's like dat"  (Primo scratching)

"GangStarr"	"Represent"

[K-Ci and JoJo] Ohhh yeah

[Guru]
One of the meanest and the cleanest
And still I'm kind of feindish when I'm at this
Been doin this for eons, peons best to catch this
vision of excellence, precise rappin ability
Bout to make some dead presidents, macking a million G
The money though, it's got people actin funny yo
As soon as some niggaz get some light, they be like dummies yo
Products and puppets and pawns, gettin played out
When authentic niggaz step up, respect be layed out
Major effect to your sector, I'm the corrector
Live and direct, waving my mic like a sceptor
Supreme exalted, universal leader
Descendent of the kings and queens, the overseer
The overlord, cream of the crop, creme de la creme
Spent years buildin with cats in the streets, so they my men
Again, GangStarr has done it
Remember too much jewels back in the days?  You'd have to run it
Check it, the ground be hot under our feet
So we be listening to beats to keep the cypher complete
Wether you kids be holdin, on the block all day
Or you be puffing lye, out in the back hallway
Or whether you being schooled, or in the library
Wherever you are Baby Pah, realize that your essence
is divine son, and let it shine son
As we refine son, aiyyo, this shit'll blow your mind son
We're royalty

Chorus: K-Ci and JoJo

Wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I have to stand out from all the rest
Whatever I do, wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I just wanna stand out from all the rest

[Guru]
And all the girls they want to spoil me
My honey annoits me with oils G
After work she greets me, and treats me like royalty
Works with me, giving herself, by my side
She don't sweat me for loot, my fame, or my ride
A lot of ladies out there, be lookin lovely
But they don't got no control of the their life, inside they're ugly
Word to Bugsy, and to Red Alert
Sway and Tech, and Funkmaster Flex to make your head jerk
Chicks go beserk when they see us in the spot
K-Ci, JoJo and Primo, creepin to the top
And to the sweethearts out there breaking hearts
While we're takin part of this hip-hop art
Listen yo, the best way, it ain't always the fast way
And yes the best way, it ain't always to act nasty
I'll open up the door always before you pass me
Baby Doll, because you're royalty

Chorus: K-Ci and JoJo

Whatever I do, Wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I have to stand out from all the rest
Whatever I do, wherever I go
I want to take nothin less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I just wanna stand out from all the rest

"GangStarr has to gots to be the sure shot" --> Greg Nice
"and it's like dat"  (Primo scratching)
(repeat 4X)

[K-Ci and JoJo freestyle singing]

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