OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP 1998

  • Ghostface Killah "Cobra Clutch" (4.11)
    Ghostface Killah ‎– "Cobra Clutch"
    Label:
    Priority Records ‎– SPRO 81073
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", Promo
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1998
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:
    Hardcore Hip-Hop
    Tracklist
    A1 Cobra Clutch (LP Version)
    A2 Cobra Clutch (Clean Version)
    B Cobra Clutch (Instrumental)
    Credits
    Engineer, Mixed By – Nolan 'Dr. No' Moffitte
    Executive Producer – M. Diggs, R. Diggs*
    Producer – Mathematics*

    "The Swarm"

    Compilation album by Wu-Tang Clan & Wu-Tang Killa Bees
    Released July 15, 1998
    Recorded 1997–1998
    Genre Hip Hop
    Label Priority Records
    Producer RZA
    Inspectah Deck
    Darkim Be Allah
    Mathematics
    The Blaquesmiths
    R. Brown
    Remedy
    DJ Devastator
    Wu-Tang Clan & Wu-Tang Killa Bees chronology
    The Swarm
    (1998) The Sting
    (2002)
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 3/5 stars link
    "The Swarm" is a 1998 album by the Wu-Tang Killa Bees which is made up of various artists affiliated with or part of the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Track listing[edit]
    No. Title Lyrics Producer(s) Length
    1. "Intro" 0:30
    2. "Legacy" Royal Fam RZA 2:25
    3. "Concrete Jungle" (ft. Timbo King) Sunz Of Man RZA 4:43
    4. "Co-Defendant" (ft. Hell Razah) Shyheim RZA 3:52
    5. "S.O.S." (ft. Streetlife) Inspectah Deck Inspectah Deck 3:46
    6. "Execute Them" (ft. Streetlife) Wu-Tang Clan RZA 3:44
    7. "Bronx War Stories" (ft. 120) A.I.G. Darkim Be Allah 3:20
    8. "And Justice For All" (ft. Islord, Killa Sin, P.R. Terrorist & Method Man) RZA RZA 4:58
    9. "Punishment" Black Knights Of The North Star Mathematics 4:43
    10. "Bastards" Ruthless Bastards The Blaquesmiths 4:22
    11. "On The Strength" The Beggaz Bologah\R.Brown 4:37
    12. "Cobra Clutch" Ghostface Killah Mathematics 3:44
    13. "Never Again" Remedy Remedy 4:14
    14. "Where Was Heaven" Wu-Syndicate DJ Devastator 3:22
    15. "'97 Mentality" Cappadonna RZA 3:38
    16. "Fatal Sting" Black Knights Of The North Star Mathematics 3:50
    Personnel[edit]
    Sherin Baday – Production Coordination, Art Direction
    J. Brand – Producer
    R. Brown – Producer
    Cappadonna – Performer
    James Cruz – Mastering
    D.B. Allah – Producer
    Mitchell Diggs – Executive Producer
    Robert Diggs – Executive Producer
    Bobby Digital – Performer
    R. Filler – Producer
    Ghostface Killah – Performer
    Arlene Godfrey – Production Coordination
    Inspectah Deck – Producer, Performer
    Killarmy – Performer
    Marotta – Engineer
    Mathematics – Producer
    M. McDonald – Producer
    Method Man – Performer
    Nolan "Dr. No" Moffitte – Engineer
    Raekwon – Performer
    RZA – Producer
    Shyheim – Performer
    Steve Sola – Engineer
    Sunz of Man – Performer
    David Walker – Producer
    The Wu Elements – Producer
  • Hieroglyphics - "You Never Knew" (4.00)
    Hieroglyphics ‎– "You Never Knew"
    Label:
    Hiero Imperium ‎– HI 003
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1998
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:

    Tracklist Hide Credits
    A1 You Never Knew (Album Version)
    A2 You Never Knew (Domino Remix)
    Remix – Domino (3)
    A3 You Never Knew (Album Version Instrumental)
    A4 You Never Knew (Domino Remix Instrumental)
    Remix – Domino (3)
    B1 At The Helm
    B2 At The Helm (Instrumental)
    B3 Heat
    B4 Heat (Instrumental)
    Credits
    Design – Stephan Chandler
    Engineer – Matt Kelly*
    Photography By – Jacob Rosenberg (2), Sophia Chang, Vivian Oh*
    Producer – A-Plus (tracks: A1 to A4), Casual (tracks: B3, B4), Domino (3) (tracks: B1, B2)
    Scratches [Cuts] – Jay-Biz (tracks: A2, A4)
    Notes
    Recorded and mixed at Hyde St. Studios
    From The Album "3rd Eye Vision"

    "3rd Eye Vision"

    Studio album by Hieroglyphics
    Released March 24, 1998
    Recorded 1997−1998
    Genre Alternative hip hop
    Length 70:26
    Label Hieroglyphics Imperium
    Hieroglyphics chronology
    3rd Eye Vision
    (1998) Full Circle
    (2003)
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
    RapReviews (9/10)[2]
    "3rd Eye Vision" is the debut album of Oakland, California-based, underground hip hop collective, Hieroglyphics. The album was released on March 24, 1998 by the group's own, independent record label, Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings.
    Contents [show]
    Track listing[edit]
    # Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Time
    1 Intro Domino 1:14
    2 You Never Knew A-Plus
    First verse: A-Plus
    Second verse: Pep Love
    Third/Seventh verse: Phesto
    Fourth verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Fifth verse: Tajai
    Sixth verse: Opio
    4:33
    3 All Things Domino
    Opio, Pep Love
    3:19
    4 Casual Del the Funky Homosapien
    Casual
    1:37
    5 The Who Del the Funky Homosapien
    First verse: Del, Opio, Phesto, Pep Love
    Second verse/Chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Third verse: Opio
    Fourth verse: Pep Love
    Fifth verse: Phesto
    4:29
    6 Dune Methane Casual
    First/third verse: Casual
    Second verse: Opio
    4:02
    7 Phesto Phesto
    Phesto
    1:35
    8 At the Helm Domino
    Del the Funky Homosapien
    4:18
    9 The Last One Casual
    First chorus/third chorus: Casual
    First/second verse: Casual
    Second chorus/fourth chorus: Pep Love
    Third/fourth verse: Pep Love
    3:26
    10 Tajai Domino
    Tajai
    1:41
    11 Oakland Blackouts Opio
    First/third verse: Opio
    Chorus: Opio, Del
    Second/fourth verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
    4:31
    12 Mics of the Roundtable A-Plus
    First verse: A-Plus, Phesto, Tajai
    Chorus: Opio
    Second verse: A-Plus
    Third verse: Tajai
    Fourth verse: Phesto
    4:42
    13 See Delight Opio
    First verse: Opio
    Second verse/Chorus: Pep Love
    Third verse: Opio, Pep Love
    3:24
    14 Pep Love Jay-Biz
    Pep Love
    2:15
    15 Off the Record Domino
    First verse: Casual
    Second verse: A-Plus
    Third verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Fourth verse: Tajai
    3:21
    16 A-Plus Domino
    A-Plus
    1:24
    17 After Dark Domino
    Pep Love
    4:23
    18 Opio Opio
    Opio
    1:21
    19 No Nuts Domino
    First verse/first chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Second verse/second chorus: Pep Love
    4:04
    20 Del Domino
    Del the Funky Homosapien
    1:14
    21 One Life, One Love Toure
    First chorus/third chorus: Pep Love
    First verse: Casual
    Second chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
    Second verse: Tajai
    4:02
    22 Miles to the Sun Jay-Biz
    Chorus: A-Plus, Pep Love
    First/fourth verse: Opio
    Second/fifth verse: Tajai
    Third/sixth/eighth verse: Pep Love
    Seventh verse: Phesto
    5:39
    Samples[edit]
    "Intro"
    "Laying the Trap" by Charles Bernstein
    "You Never Knew"
    "Seeing You" by George Duke
    "Didn't You Know" by Patrice Rushen
    "All Things"
    "Sport" by Lightnin' Rod
    "Last Tango In Paris" by Robin Kenyatta
    "The Who"
    "Funkin' For Fun" by Parliament
    "Dune Methane"
    "In The Rain" by The Dramatics
    "At The Helm"
    "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement
    "Tajai"
    "Beach Trip" by Morton Stevens
    "Oakland Blackouts"
    "Let's Take It All" by Spiritual Concept
    "Bananiera" by Emilio Santiago
    "See Delight"
    "Shifting Gears" by John Hammond
    "Off The Record"
    "Web" by Hampton Hawes
    "A-Plus"
    "Party People" by Herbie Hancock
    "After Dark"
    "Master Hare" by Savoy Brown
    "Opio"
    "Risin' to the Top" by Keni Burke
    "Hit or Miss" by Odetta
    "No Nuts"
    "Rainmaker" by Harry Nilsson
    "Gardens of Uranus" by John Klemmer
    "One Life One Love"
    "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" by Big Daddy Kane

    Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien.

    The group consists of rappers from the hip-hop group Souls of Mischief including A-Plus, Tajai, Opio, and Phesto Dee as well as rappers such as Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, and Pep Love. Domino is their in-house producer with A Plus performing production duties from time to time. As a group Hieroglyphics has released two albums, 3rd Eye Vision (1998), Full Circle (2003) and are rumored to be working on a third. They have also been featured on numerous compilation albums and have collaborated with the likes of Planet Asia and 9th Wonder.

    In 1996, Del was ready to release his Future Development album. However, just before its release, Del was released from his recording contract with Elektra Records. Around this same time, Souls of Mischief, Extra Prolific and Casual were all released from their recording contracts with Jive Records. Frustrated, Del and the rest of Hieroglyphics decided to start their own record label, called Hieroglyphics Imperium. The group has a spiritual down to earth mindset and smooth jazzy beats. They often ryme about the third eye which is featured on their logo. For those who know and understand what the third eye is about will understand the underlying messages better than those who do not.

    The mistreatment of Del & Hieroglyphics by their record labels became infamous in hip-hop circles, as a perfect example of industry rule #4080 (record companies are shady). After Hieroglyphics successful reemergence with their own independent label, Del & Hieroglyphics became an inspiration for some rap artists to start their own labels while keeping the lions share of the money for themselves. Arguably the efforts of Del & Hieroglyphics paved the way for other famous independent rap labels known today, such as Roc-a-Fella Records or Rawkus Records.

    Through their own independent labels (Hieroglyphics Imperium) website, http://www.hieroglyphics.com, the group releases singles, albums, and EPs from the group as well as its members and other artists who are signed to the label.
  • Texas Feat. Wu Tang Clan - "Say What You Want (All Day, Everyday)" (3....
    Texas Featuring Wu-Tang* ‎– "Say What You Want (All Day, Everyday)"
    Label:
    Mercury ‎– texas 007
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    Europe
    Released:
    1998
    Genre:
    Electronic, Hip Hop
    Style:
    House, Pop Rap, Pop Rock
    Tracklist Hide Credits
    A Say What You Want (All Day, Everyday) (12 Inch Mix) 4:06
    B1 Say What You Want (All Day, Everyday) (RZA Instrumental) 5:13
    B2 Say What You Want (All Day, Everyday) (Trailermen Mix)
    Remix, Producer [Additional] – Trailermen
    8:38
    Companies etc
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mercury Records Ltd.
    Credits
    Producer – RZA, The*

    Lyrics:
    (Method Man)
    As I walk in the shadow of death
    16 men on a dead mans chest
    Your host this eve
    Mister H-O-T
    N-I-X ya get splashed with the tec
    No body go till the God say so
    You got a second M-O
    To run for the dough
    Before I blow back off the math contact
    You didnt know stat could get down like that

    (Sharleen Spitteri)
    And when ah get that feelin
    I can no longer slide
    I can no longer run, oh no no
    And when I get that feelin
    Ah can no longer hide
    For theres no longer fall, I dont know

    (Meth)
    All day every day

    (Sharleen)
    Yeah, you can say what you want
    But it wont change my mind
    Ill feel the same
    About you
    And you can tell me your reasons
    But it wont change my feelings
    Ill feel the same about you

    (Meth)
    See my pinky
    See my thumb
    See that kid with the pump-shot-gun
    Mister Mef, hold the fort most def
    Cats is dead wrong
    Songs too long
    Mister-Big Mouth, could that be tra
    You need to dish out your style
    No doubt
    Shaolin strut through the Shaolin slum
    Rum-pum-pum on ma Shaolin drum

    (Sharleen Spitteri)
    And when ah get that feelin
    I can no longer slide
    I can no longer run, oh no no
    And when I get that feelin
    Ah can no longer hide
    For theres no longer fall, I dont know

    (Meth)
    All day every day

    (Sharleen)
    Yeah, you can say what you want
    But it wont change my mind
    Ill feel the same
    About you
    And you can tell me your reasons
    But it wont change my feelings
    Ill feel the same about you

    Meth
    All day every day

    (Sharleen)
    Yeah, you can say what you want
    But it wont change my mind
    Ill feel the same
    About you
    And you can tell me your reasons
    But it wont change my feelings
    Ill feel the same about you

    (Sharleen)
    Ive said good night
    Tried to sleep tight

    (Meth )
    One time for you crooked ass
    Two time for your crooked ass

    (Sharleen)
    I just dream of being
    Go close your eyes coz Ive closed mine

    (Meth)
    Three time for your crooked ass, wuh
    Four time for your crooked ass

    (Sharleen)
    Ahhhh, will you dream of me
    Yeah, you can say what you want
    But it wont change my mind
    Ill feel the same
    About you
    And you can tell me your reasons
    But it wont change my feelings
    Ill feel the same about you

    [Chorus repeats to the end)

    (Meth)
    Momma used to say be a ladies man, yuh yuh yuh
    All day, every day
    If you slip up get up what up when you step up to challenge
    Staten Island, in the balance
    What up, you smilin
    You better check yo cal-en-der
    For the Methtical slug, uh uh
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
  • Channel Live - "Broadcasting Live" (Lord Finesse Remix) (3.01)
    DJ Cam ‎– "Broadcasting Live"
    Label:
    Inflamable ‎– GTAS 7000
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    France
    Released:
    1998
    Genre:
    Electronic, Hip Hop
    Style:
    Trip Hop, Downtempo, Drum n Bass
    Tracklist Hide Credits
    A1 Broadcasting Live (Lord Finesse Remix)
    Rap [Featuring] – Channel Live
    Remix – Lord Finesse
    2:53
    A2 Broadcasting Live (Inflamable Remix)
    Rap [Featuring] – Channel Live
    Remix – Inflamable B Boy, The*
    3:19
    A3 L'Invasion
    Rap [Featuring] – Dadoo/KDD*
    4:19
    B1 Broadcasting Live (Lord Finesse Instrumental)
    Remix – Lord Finesse
    3:06
    B2 Broadcasting Live (Optimo Remix)
    Rap [Featuring] – Channel Live
    Remix – Optimo (2)
    6:57
    Notes
    For Promotional Use Only. Not For Sale.
    Copyright Control / Laurent Daumail - BMG Publishing

    Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall, Jr.; February 19, 1970[1]) is a hip-hop artist and producer, from The Bronx, New York, best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. crew. About.com ranked him number 29 on its list of the Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers.

    Lord Finesse

    Background information
    Birth name Robert Hall, Jr.
    Born February 19, 1970 (age 44)
    Origin The Bronx, New York
    Genres Hip hop
    Years active 1987–present
    Labels Wild Pitch/EMI Records
    Giant/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
    Penalty/Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
    Associated acts Diamond D, Big L, Fat Joe, Chill Rob G, Showbiz & AG, Ice-T, D.I.T.C., O.C

    DJ Cam (born Laurent Daumail in 1973) is a French DJ. His tunes are almost entirely a hybrid of both hip-hop and jazz music, and are presented in an abstract manner.[1] His first LP was Underground Vibes in 1994, and was revolutionary[citation needed] for its time, featuring familiar jazz samples and many vibe samples and heavy hip-hop influences. His second studio album was Substances, which carried on with the tradition of its predecessor. He released The Beat Assassinated in 1998, which contained cameos from underground rappers, and also released The Loa Project vol, 2 and various DJ Mixes during 98-02. In 2003, he departed his regular sound for the Soulshine LP, which featured an appearance by Gang Starr's Guru (Credited as Baldhead Slick). He went back to his hip-hop roots in 2004 with Liquid Hip-Hop, in 2006, he released an iTunes exclusive Best Of compilation, featuring a new song at the end.
    In 2011, DJ Cam released the album Seven.