Method Man – Where I’m From

Where I’m From x Clifford Smith from Gasface on Vimeo.

Since I made a slight dig at Method earlier, I thought it was only appropriate that I reconcile by putting a post about him. He reads the blog everyday and I can’t have him jeopardize my budding DJ career with some freestyle dis that would show up on other blogs. So, I’m keeping the bottom of my soles clean, playing it like they do in Rome. OH! After the jump, Mef talks about Biggie and Pac. Enjoy!

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Posted on March 10th, 2011

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

RZA speaks on Wu Dictatorship ’92-’97

At an interview at with the Splash Festival and Red Bull Academy, RZA explains his “dictatorship” over the Wu and why the Wu was more impacting then. His example of Method Man was a poignant one. In some other clips, he talks about working with Nas, Kanye, Quetin Tarantino, and Raekown.

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Posted on August 9th, 2010

DJ Franchise – Live Set from PST (7.23.10)

A live set recorded at one of the Bay Area’s greatest parties, PST Live! at YoshiSF. Resident Sake1 invited me for a guest spot on July 23, 2010. He basically said play “sexy soul, you know what to do” and what you hear is the result. Proud of this mix and the people loved it, too.  Your comments and feedback are always appreciated.

Live Set from PST Live! (San Francisco) by DJ Franchise (KTL)

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Posted on July 30th, 2010

Inspectah Deck Explains “Mind Made Up”

Ever wonder why on 2Pac’s “Mind Made Up”, there is Inspectah Deck’s voice yelling “the Rebel I.N.S.” and then echoes. Watch the video above and now you know… Props to RR.

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Posted on May 26th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams (Video)

In honor of the release of Wu-Massacre from Method Man, Ghostface, & Raekwon, I present to you the “Our Dreams” video. I’ve heard bits and pieces of the album but stayed away from downloading it to support the crew. Directed by Rik Cordero, this keeps in the same Se7en theme that the trailers did a few months ago. Enjoy and support!

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Posted on March 30th, 2010

Wu-Massacre Cover Art

How ill is this cover? Reminds of the superhero campaign that Def Jam did back in ’96.  All the info you need to know here.

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Posted on February 16th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams

Do I really need to say much about this? Don’t be dumb. Just get it. Nation, I thank you, brotha. Plus a bonus!

Wu-Massacre – Our Dreams

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Posted on January 20th, 2010

Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man & U-God – Clap 2010

Wu’s own DJ & Producer, Mathematics, put together an album of self-produced beats featuring the whole Wu and dope line-up.  Check it out here. The Clap 2010 is dope beat w/ Rae showing some tenacity with his flow.  Not a classic but something to keep your mouth watering for that Wu-Massacre album. Don’t worr, U-God has very little to say on this joint.  He doesn’t ruin it.  I know what you were thinking because I thought it, too.

Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man & U-God – Clap 2010

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Posted on January 13th, 2010

Wu-Massacre – Meth Vs. Chef Pt. 2

I think its fitting for my 1,000th post that I bring it back to the Wu.  Especially with a song that connects me back to one of my favorite Wu CDs, “Tical”. I would’ve like to post about Jessica Alba on my 1000th but A new Wu joint will work just fine.  This is album is almost immune to mediocrity. Props to Nation for helping me hit this milestone.

Wu Massacre – Meth vs. Chef Part 2

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Posted on December 10th, 2009