Tuesday, January 27, 2009

DJ Cash Money - W.K.I.S. Holiday Head Twister

And you say!!! Well me and some of my other blog affiliates had been bumping the mixtapes hard so I thought I would bang this one!! DJ Cash had several mixtapes out there this one came out around the time he was dropping the plot 1 joint on us!! He may have several of these I think this is Vol 3!! Hope to find the others!! This is Cash in his party rocking mode nothing spectacular but if it's Cash well you know the rest I rocked this a lot during that time simply because I wanted I enjoyed mixtapes with DJ's showing some skills so Check em outCash Moneys on the cut!!!

W.K.I.S. side a

W.K.I.S. Side b

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Real Schitt

Yo!! Back to Cosmic Kev well as you know I'm a well known traveler throughout the blogesphere, along my journey is one of the diamonds in the ruff that posted that real schitt!! Yeah that's right if you've been around for a minute you may know him he has several names: Some say Phil the Soulman , Phil most Chill,and a couple others, he is a well known crate digger, m.c., d.j., producer, and historian!! Phil has several 12", and has a new EP out there I believe!! He has contributed to major labels and artist as well as produced his own material, and yes he has mixtapes circulating as well!! So when he poasted this Philly classic I was done so for you cats that wanted to hear some live stuff in Philly before the Cash and Jeff era well Phil gave us this tidbit of Cosmic Kev and Perry P back in the day so hurry hurry and visit his site and cop it and while you're at it check out some of the other dope stuff and comment or at least say Thanks Olskool4real sent you!!!


Since I didn't give y'all any audio for the Philly Golden Era post, I'm gonna do y'all a solid and hit you with some Philly Hip Hop that's even older and rarer. Thanks to my boy dhammondb3 who hollared at me in the comments, I now have a few new old school Philly live Hip Hop bangers to add to my collection (I'm pretty nice with the New York stuff but woefully deficient on the Philly side of things). I'm hittin' you with a 1983 clip recorded at Martin Luther King High School in G-Town featuring legendary Philly DJ Cosmic Kev (young bols may know him better as "Strickly Skillz"... same dude) and an assortment of Philly emcees including local legend Parry P, who was like THE man on the Philly rap landscape back in those days. They're jiggin' it to, what else, the Philly old school anthem "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly and Life. I'm gonna post some more stuff like this in the future, so if anybody out there has some of that Philadelph heat from back in the day feel free to contact me at philasoul@aol.com so we can trade or I can buy, whatever's clever. In the meantime, let's all eat cheesesteaks and pretzels while we listen to this schitt.


Delays Delays Delays

My computer has been giving me a little trouble as of late so I have to possibly reinstall it to factory settings and you know what that means!! Yeah! That's right I gotta back up all my goodies!! Well I was coming close but I've decided to get another external to save me all the trouble going for 500gigs now!! Look out for me this weekend though!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DJ Cash Money All World Show #2

DJ Cash Money All World Show #2

1. Kool G rap Talk like Sex
2. Cash vs Wu-tang
3. Pete Rock - Respect time
4. Busta Rhymes - Tear the roof off
5. Pete Rock/Method Man - Half man half amazing
6. Kid Capri/Brand Nubians - It's Brand new
7. Sauce Money - The middle
8. Cash Money - Keeping it green in London
9. Nas - One love
10. Mobb Deep - Peer Pressure
11. Double X Deep - Do it
12. Cash Money - keeping it green in London
13. TCQ - Lucien you should know
14. Keith Murray - You're High as hell

When you have watched this guy do the most incredible things on wax it is very difficult to settle for his simple mixes and cuts however even the simplest things for Cash Money is complex enough for most!! After the famous Power 99 FM show with Lady B dissipated another show emerged on 103.9 in Phila., which Lady B later hosted an old school segment on, but back to Cash who dropped these Golden mix shows!! Now I have heard several Cash Money mixes and I tell you being a follower of him for years it was hard for me to listen to these without wanting him to cut it up merciless, I often thought he played around in the mix!! You see heres a guy back in like 84 or 85 who was cuttin Drummers Beat and Pump me up effortlessly on 45 he gave pump me up a new name!! Between him and Jeff they were inventing cuts out the ass!! I know for a fact that no one wanted to battle this guy you just watch and take notes!!! And check it out he is one of the nicest DJ's you want to know, well enough said check him out Cash Money on the cut

All World show 2 side a

All World Show 2 side b

Monday, January 19, 2009

A long walk through the blogesphere pt 1

I just want to take the time to share the story of how I got involved with this blog thing!! Well a few years ago I was on this mad quest to collect all my lost hip hop collections , but most of all I wanted live hip hop shows from back in the day!! My only sources were ebay and amazon Ha! Ha! Well I kept googling and googling until I came to this tape list by a guy named Troy L Smith and I contacted him and got a couple of tapes from him, then somehow his name also came up on this site called Old School Hip Hop.com when I got there and signed into the forum I was blown away there were real Old School headz with lived experience like myself, but wait! It gets even better, Cats that have paved the way was on there and we were all dialoguing like that!! Well okay I finally got a computer around November of 2006 and I was looking for some stuff 4 real now, I requested LL Cool J live at the aftermidnight in Philly back in 84 and wasn't sure I would ever hear this again in life but in hours a brother named Jayquan posted it for me I then found out him and Troy L had a site of their own called the Foundation where they have tons of great interviews from the founders themselves you gotta check it out man!! And that awesome list of Troy's is on there as well!!

Those sites are still in existence and going strong!! Well when Xmas came up I thought of several songs that wanted to hear and we discussed them then a member of OSHH posted a link to a site that had a post full of Xmas Hip Hop from back in the day, that site is the legendary Bust the facts with my main man Jimmy Smithsonian and Dread now I need to caution you if you aint been there yet get yourself an external for this one cause you getting ready to see loads of stuff that you gotta cop!! This site had posted many of the middle school joints I had lost! I lived on that site 4 real Big up to these guys cause they busy as hell now but got some real soldiers still puttin it on for him!! With that said I had entered the blogesphere I then started scrolling down the links and came to the first stop a site called and it don't stop with cool ass Dr. Ok and oh did he pack a wallup on that site!! His site ranged from Old School Hip Hop albums and compilations to Breaks,Samples, Funk, and Soul you talk about a collection Dr. Ok is still blazing with his new site For real headz!! I tell you I am forever in dept to these cats man!! Then there was Travis over at Wake your daughter up who had the captivating paragraghs and some dope stuff posted!! Travis is one of the hardest working blogs in the business don't believe go over there and check em out you'll be reading for days, he posts hip hop at all levels and offers some very enlightning info lot of good talk over there!! Dart Adams over at Poisonous Paragraghs got me in a lot of trouble for spending so much time reading his posts both of these cats are pretty good journalist!! Then Eric at When they Remininsce was hot on with them hot and slept on Golden era goodies!! I'm bout to leave out my man Mr. Mass who's site displays indept interviews with some dope DJ's, Beatmakers, and producers who are legendary and influential in the game today, he also has some wicked Breaks, and sample mixes laid down by top notch prolific DJ's if you've been sleeping it's allright to wake up and gone over to Masscorporation!! And of cour Jaz over at Cold Rock the spot who stays humble in this but really has stayed true over the years!! He has a solid blog consisting of some rare and obscure hip hop compilations a must see!!

Here are some honorable mention sites that died on us: Crooklyn Classics was red hot when I first came around got some of them comps he posted! Biff's Hip Hop was nice,I got my underground fix from Kazeiro at Rap Dungeon I hope he aint dead over there yet, Lethal spit poetry was hot too, Hip Hop Bootleggers always surprised me they are still hanging around pumping that underground hip hop! My man Just Ice over at the Desolate One is still puttin it on as well Kido over at Back in the day and Macheiventa at To the Break of Dawn!! And finally Dan at From the Bricks!!

As you can see my blog resume is extensive I left out a few but these were my main sites when I started so check them out their links should be posted if not I haven't gotten to them yet but rest assure they will be there!! This is part one of my long walk so for many of my associates that didn't hear yourself mentioned believe it or not after all that, I haven't even gotten to you yet so you will be in part 2 or 3 if needed!! For you new headz we call this paying homage!!LOL

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cosmic Strictly Skillz Kev -Vol 14 Return of the madness

1 Everything remains raw - Busta Rhymes
2 Microphone Master (remix) - Mobb Deep/Das EFX
3 No Gimmics (remix) - OC/KRS-ONE/Lord Finesse

4 Set if off - greg Nice
5.Extra Abstracts Skills - Q Tip/Extra P/Mad Skills
6 Rip it Constantly - Big Noyd/Prodigy
7 U know how we do - Bahamadia
8 I shot ya! -LL Cool J/Keith Murray/Prodigy/Fat Joe/Foxy Brown
9 What goes up(remix) - Chubb Rock/ Mack Da Maniac
10 Murder - Illy Philly Funksters
11 Illedel Threat - 215 Assasins
12 Buy you some - Eric Sermon/Too short
13 The Realness - Group Home
14 Cold Cold World - The Genius
15 Investigative reports - The Genuis
16 Man vs Man - OC/Mic Geronimo
17 Still Shining - Mobb Deep
18 Heaven - Hip Hop Perspective All Stars
19 Hands in the air(remix) - Cypress Hill/Eric Sermon/MC Eight

And you say!!! Kev was always known for his humble approach to hip hop never been a blabber mouth!! Kev does not interview it is a rare occasion so I found this in my searches if you got time take a look at it, nice interview of course I wanted more http://215hiphop.com/interviews/dj-cosmic-kev-interview/ too bad the link is dead on that free mixtape on that site, damn zshare!!! Well in the meantime if you liked vol 13, vol 14 is aimed to please as Kev gives cuts and mixes to a nice line up!! And if you haven't noticed Cosmic Kev has stayed involved with unsigned hype and upcoming Philly artist, on most of his mixes he feature a few not so well known artist and they actually fit the mix!! Kev still does this on the radio show so to many up coming artist he is a God send!! In my honest opinion Kev is an unsung heroe of Philly hip hop and I can say that knowing who was getting down back in the day, well this cat is as real as it gets!! Sure would like to see Kev, Jazzy,Cash, and a few others that are still gettin down on one set killing it!! Yeahhh that would be dope!! Now feast on this!!!

Skillz 14 side a

Skillz 14 side b

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Cosmic Stricly Skillz Kev - Vol 13 Skillz

1. Loud Hangover - Sadat X & Akynele
2. Rappers are in danger - KRS One
3. The Natural - Mic Geronimo
4. Do or die - Concrete found
5. Real Skillz - Real Skill
6. Temperature rising - Mobb Deep
7. Le Fla - Helter Skelter &OGC
8. Hot Shit - 215 Assasins
9. Respect Mine - Fat Joe & Raekwon
10. Build Ya Skillz - KRS-ONE
11. Money on the brain - Kool G Rap
12. Freestyle - Busta Rhymes
Freestyle - Methodman & Redman
14. First and Third - YG'Z
15. Freestyle - Kaotic
16. Get Money - Junior Mafia
17. Fuck all - Dogg Pound
18. Last Days - Onyx
19. Buck Buck - Das EFX
20. Last Ivory Son - Bounty Killer
21. Drop - Pharcyde

I told you I was coming!! My first post has to be my main man Cosmic Strictly Skillz .Cosmic Kev is a legendary DJ who repped the the West Oak Lane section of Philly from as far as I can remember around 82 or 83 on up!! His group was called the Grandmasters of Funk feat Perry P, Grand Tone, and Kid Destroy on the beat box! I need to say Kid Destroy was no joke on the beat box nor was Kev on the wheels of steel!! Kevs was known throughout the city and his crew tapes circulated as well!! I used to own a few myself!! They did many Blockparties School jams etc. The group split yet Kev was still puttin it down . Well cats often wanna know what was up with Philly before Cash Money and Jazzy Jeff well I'm giving it to you. In the 90's Kev jumped aboard the mixtape circuit and begin putting out mixtapes in which I have a few that I will be posting on this site! His mixtapes were different from the New York brand name DJ's simply because Kev was raw cuttin and mixing on his tapes!! One made famous was his best of series feat Beanie Seagel!Recently if you're in the 215 area you can check Cosmic Kev out on Power 99 FM where he runs a show feat the hottest new hip hop and new artist!! It's very popular in that area even caught beef from some haters but hey enough of the talk check em out yourself!!

Skillz 13 side a

Skillz 13 side b