“A lot of people still don’t recognize the sampler as a musical instrument.”-RZA

247995-312490 Thanks to my new toy, the ipod nano, I’m slowly digging through our massive collection of cds…actually, our collection is nowhere near as massive as it once was…we’ve certainly done some fat trimming over the years which makes it easier to find the real gems hiding between all the ABBA and ZZ Top.

Like this one!

Ever hear of the Shaolin Soul compilation? It’s a totally awesome collection of deep soul songs that the Wu-Tang Clan has sampled over the years.

Now, if you didn’t already know, The Wu is kind of a big deal in Casa Canacorn…as well as soul music…so you can imagine my excitement when I found out there are 3 other volumes in this series!

And I found a site where you can download them all for FREE…well, kind of. They are free, but they’re not all available. 1 through 3 are, but 4 has been deleted. Which is kind of a bummer, but at least I was able to get my hands on volumes 2 and 3, right?

Okay, I can tell you really don’t give a shit…but what if I hit you up with some music?

Check out Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell‘s “You’re All I Need To Get By” (which might sound familiar to you Method Man fans).

Sweet, right? I love that fucking song. Oh, do you recognize the sample in this jam by Wendy Rene:

Good stuff! Oh, I almost forgot to hit you up with the link so you can download these songs for yourself….Shaolin Soul Vol. 1-4…just click the pretty pink words.

One last thing for you hip hop heads…click HERE to peep a pretty comprehensive (and impressive) list of Wu-Tang breaks courtesy of Wu-International.com!

Two For Tuesdays

What with all the hype about IRON MAN lately, today’s twofer was just too damn obvious.


The one, the only, Toney Starks!

What’s there to say about the bathrobe wearin’, fish eatin’, champion belt holder, master of the crying style that his music can’t say for him?

This song blew me away back in the mid 90s…and once I saw the SPEED RACER video I just about lost my shit!

DAYTONA 500 from IRONMAN

Who says Ghost can’t hit you with a club banger? Well, whoever said it deserves a COFFEE JOINT up their ass!

CHERCHEZ LA GHOST from SUPREME CLIENTELE

And to all you smart dumb cats…here’s where our Ghostface Killah came from:

Peep the FIVE ELEMENTS TECHNIQUE!

Whatever, whatever, whatever…

S-T Crooked I-D-E-S!

Remember these commercials for St. Ides?

ICE CUBE

NOTORIOUS BIG

KING TEE

HMMMMMMM…a good idea using rappers as shills for malt liquor? The tracks may be short and not in the best interest for smashing down stereotypes or promoting responsible drinking, but they’re all funky as hell.

If you know where to look, you might just be able to find yourself a copy of:

DJ DRANK’S GREATEST MALT LIQUOR HITS

There’s 30 tracks all glorifying the most delectable malt liquor on the planet…ICE CUBE leads the pack with some of his best rhymes since DEATH CERTIFICATERAKIM, EPMD, THE GETO BOYS, and even YO-YO all spit some dope verses about getting fucked up and just being on of the guys thanks to the power of malt liquor…oh, don’t tell moms, but I hear it can even help get you laid!

Well, I guess having hardcore rappers selling your alcoholic beverage is more responsible than getting the most famous black man in space to sell your delicious brew?

WORKS EVERY TIME, indeed.