YOU KNOW WHO I AM THOUGH ANYWAY… KING OF WHAT?

Nothing more to say about Stylistik, just peep it.

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stylistik_endeavours-2008_04_25-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • black moon and smif-n-wessun – black smif-n-wessun
  • diamond and the psychotic neurotics – check one two
  • east flatbush project – tried by 12
  • frankenstein – agony and ecstacy canada-flag.gif
  • gang starr – tonz o’ gunz
  • eric b and rakim – in the ghetto
  • epmd – cummin’ at cha
  • digable planets – 9th wonder
  • de la soul – wonce again long island
  • casual f del – a little something
  • ?? unknown (“The only thing on my mind is taxin”)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_04_25-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • ?? unknown (instr)
  • a tribe called quest – glamour and glitz
  • tha alkaholiks f phil da agony – rockin’ with the best
  • tha alkaholiks f lootpack – wlix
  • the roots – respond/react
  • redlife f saukrates – yagga yaw yaw canada-flag.gif
  • saukrates f xzibit – keep it movin’ canada-flag.gif
  • theology 3 – ? canada-flag.gif (hook sampled: “Most are non realistic”)
  • wio-k – footloose canada-flag.gif
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_04_25-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • [breaks]
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_04_25-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • gangstarr – eulogy
  • ice cube – dead homiez
  • ?? unknown
  • pete rock and cl smooth – they reminisce over you (t.r.o.y.)
  • queen latifah – u.n.i.t.y.
  • the roots – mellow my man
  • outkast f big rube – 13th floor/growing old
  • ill al skratch – where my homiez? (come around my way)
  • common f bilal – nag champa (afrodisiac for the world)
  • [breaks]
Stylistik hittin you in the head every week… but holy shit this episode is really somethin else. Check it out. Tons of breaks and rnb and samples. Loving it. DJ Serious first hour, DJ Fase second hour.

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stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_22-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [breaks]
  • la the darkman f raekwon – spring water
  • [breaks]
  • d-nice – crumbs on the table
  • diamond shell – back again
  • lakim shabazz – black is back
  • steady b – let the hustlers play
  • bizzie boys – for those who slept
  • three times dope – the greatest man alive
  • big daddy kane – lean on me
  • lords of the underground – lord jazz hit me one time (make it funky)
  • [breaks]
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_22-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • bahamadia – total wreck
  • mathematik f bahamadia – following goals canada-flag.gif
  • ?? unknown (“I’m driven”, “Shadow man”)
  • talib kweli – hot thing
  • common – a dream
  • [breaks]
  • ?? unknown (80s hip hop “Stop that train”) chubb rock – stop that train
  • biz markie – ?? (he’s rapping drunken style)
  • ?? unknown
  • brand nubian – feels so good

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_22-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • brand nubian – soul controller
  • ?? unknown (Artifacts “I don’t know”)
  • beatnuts – props over here (remix)
  • brand nubian – word is bond
  • casual – later on
  • [breaks]
  • a tribe called quest – vibes and stuff
  • a tribe called quest – after hours
  • [breaks]
  • krs-one – sound of da police
  • kardinal offishall – on wid da show (remix)
  • m.o.p. – how about some hardcore
  • the notations – super people
  • organized konfusion – keep it koming
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_22-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • brand nubian – love me or leave me alone
  • commodores – girl i think the world about you
  • ed o.g. and da bulldogs – love comes and goes
  • [breaks]
  • kanye west – champion
  • [breaks]
  • nice & smooth – early to rise
  • [breaks]
  • biz markie – it’s spring again

More old school ish from Stylistik. set 3 has some tracks from Nas’ 2006 album which shall remain nameless. “Who Killed It” is kinda cool, I was living under a rock in 2006 (still am) so I had no idea it was Nas. Fitting the theme is the unknown on set 2 (“I just heard somebody say that hip hop died a long time ago/but that ain’t so”) — it is sick, who is it?

EDIT (July 24 2008): That track is Skillz, damn son. There’s some rappers that throw me off with their voice, always the same two or three rappers when I say “wow this is dope who is this?” O.C. is like that too.

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stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • intelligent hoodlum – game type
  • finesse & synquis – i can do better
  • antoinette – hit ’em with this
  • ?? unknown (j.v.c. force)
  • bizzie boys – for those who slept
  • double xx posse – executive class
  • charizma & peanut butter wolf – my world premiere
  • kid ‘n’ play – last night
  • mantronix – needle to the groove
  • ?? unknown (“I’m outta control”)
  • ll cool j – rock the bells (original)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • pete rock f masta killa, raekwon – the pj’s
  • nas – money over bullshit
  • nas – carry on tradition
  • nas – where are they now
  • nas f kanye west – still dreaming
  • nas – who killed it?
  • hi-tek f dion, talib kweli – let it go
  • ?? unknown (“I just heard somebody say that hip-hop died a long time ago, but that ain’t so” — DOPE!) skillz – hip hop died a long time ago
  • boot camp clik – soul jah
  • ?? unknown
  • tragedy khadafi f large professor, havoc – funkmode
  • o.c. – point o’ viewz

stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • epmd – boon dox
  • grand puba – check tha resume
  • main source – snake eyes
  • x-clan – grand verbalizer
  • diamond d and the psychotic neurotics – best kept secret
  • x-clan – cosmic ark
  • showbiz & a.g. – hold ya head
  • king tee – dippin’
  • ultramagnetic m.c.’s – raise it up
  • [talk]
  • natural resource – they lied



They want me and my raps on the back of the bus
Man these corporate motherfuckers don’t care about us
So for every b-boy, and every b-girl
Our music our culture but its changing their world
We make it, and they come and steal it
How you gonna deal with hip hop and never feel it?
They say that it’s dyin but I don’t believe it
Or maybe I’m just too damn blind to see it


Hip hop dead? Say it aint so, but I’m sure plenty of people heard that phrase before
Can you imagine Chuck Berry being told, that nobody would understand rock and roll?
Or Billie Holiday, with a pen and a pad, and somebody sayin, your music is just too sad
Or the cat who gave James Brown his first advance, sayin stick to singin, you don’t need to dance

“THE RAKIM POWER SESSION”

The R was in Toronto over the weekend when this was recorded back in 06.. and DJ Serious burns it up — two sets of nothin but Rakim.

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stylistik_endeavours-2006_09_22-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [intro]
  • [talk]
  • eric b and rakim – juice (know the ledge)
  • eric b and rakim – i know you got soul
  • eric b and rakim – paid in full (seven minutes of madness mix)
  • dennis edwards – don’t look any further
  • eric b and rakim – my melody
  • eric b and rakim – mahogany
  • eric b and rakim – in the ghetto
  • 24 carat black – ghetto: misfortune’s wealth
  • eric b and rakim – eric b is president
  • eric b and rakim – move the crowd
  • chocolate milk – action speaks louder than words
  • ?? unknown ??
  • rakim – living for the city
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2006_09_22-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • jody watley f rakim – friends
  • eric b and rakim – follow the leader
  • eric b and rakim – musical massacre
  • eric b and rakim – let the rhythm hit em
  • eric b and rakim – no omega
  • eric b and rakim – casualties of war
  • eric b and rakim – i ain’t no joke
  • eric b and rakim – microphone fiend
  • rakim – new york (ya out there?)
  • rakim – i get visual
  • rakim – it’s been a long time
  • [talk]

ARE YOU READY? LET’S GO..

Here’s a couple mostly old school Stylistik sets from last February, just about a year to the day.

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stylistik_endeavours-2007_02_23-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [breaks/funk/etc]
  • grandwizard theodore & the fantastic five – can i get a soul clap?
  • sugarhill gang – apache
  • funky four plus one – that’s the joint!
  • positive k – i got a man
  • pudgee tha fat bastard – checkin out the ave.
  • lords of the underground – here come the lords
  • das efx – real hip hop
  • run-d.m.c. – beats to the rhyme
  • bizzie boyz – for those who slept
  • mc lyte – paper thin (remix)
  • special ed – i’m the magnificent
  • x-clan – grand verbalizer
  • de la soul f native tongues – buddy (remix)
  • big daddy kane – ain’t no half steppin’ (remix)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2007_02_23-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • sugar bear – don’t scandalize mine
  • ?? unknown
  • ?? unknown
  • ultramagnetic mc’s – watch me now
  • kool g rap and dj polo – poison
  • kool g rap and dj polo – men at work
  • the roots – thought @ work
  • consequence – callin’ me
  • j dilla – wild

OTHER CREWS.. THEY’RE NOT AS GOOD AS US..

Respects to the whole Stylistik crew.. Fase, Serious, Theo3 and Planet Pea. This is last Friday’s episode.. DJ Serious back from his west coast tour drops some sick Rascalz tracks, and Fase blazes up the second hour with dope hip hop as usual. I really can’t do this show justice, just listen!

New feature: The listen button! Just click and all 4 sets should load up in your mp3 player instantly, no waiting. Streaming dopeness.. and of course you can still download for ipod goodness below:

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stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_08-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • krs-one – krs-one attacks
  • krs-one – i can’t wake up
  • king just – warrior’s drum
  • ?? unknown, sick (hook samples Lord Finesse “mystical musical I might confuse a few”)
  • das efx – east coast
  • da king and i – flip the script
  • gangstarr – flip the script
  • cookie crew – a word to the conscious
  • j-rock – the messiah
  • ?? unknown (“I’m at large”)
  • da youngstas – ?? no more hard times ??
  • az the visualiza – hoe happy jackie
  • guru – no time to play
  • ?? unknown (cl smooth, raisin’?)
  • dj krush f the roots – meiso
  • ultramagnetic mcs – two brothers with checks (san francisco, harvey)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_08-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • grand puba – check tha resume
  • brand nubian f starr – everything is everything
  • tha alkaholiks – likwidation
  • bas blasta f beatnuts – ain’t watcha do
  • swv f wu-tang clan – anything (old skool radio version)
  • diamond d and the psychotic neurotics – best kept secret
  • smoothe da hustler f trigga the gambler – broken language
  • keith murray – get lifted
  • saukrates – hate runs deep canada-flag.gif
  • concrete mob – boiling point canada-flag.gif
  • citizen kane – monopoly money canada-flag.gif
  • ?? unknown (hook: “This is for my peeps, WE ROLL DEEP”)
  • rascalz – temptation canada-flag.gif
  • rascalz f checkmate, flipout – clockwork canada-flag.gif

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_08-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • raekwon the chef f ghostface killah, blue raspberry – heaven & hell
  • jay-z – can i live
  • krs-one – uh oh
  • scarface – i seen a man die
  • rakim – the 18th letter (always and forever)
  • artifacts f lord finesse, lord jamar – collaboration of mics
  • the beatnuts – rik’s joint
  • outkast f goodie mob – git up, git out
  • king tee – you can’t see me
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2008_02_08-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • big daddy kane – another victory
  • 3rd bass – the cactus
  • jungle brothers f de la soul, q-tip, monie love – doin’ our own dang
  • jvc force – doin’ damage
  • kool g rap and dj polo – men at work
  • ultramagnetic mcs – give the drummer some
  • dismaster crew – small time hustler
  • ?? unknown (80s, hook: “make that move”)
  • [talk]
  • percee p & ekim – lung collapsing lyrics
  • organized konfusion – releasing hypnotical gases

Download set2

More Stylistik Endeavours, this set mixed by DJ Serious. Featuring a little freestyle by Toronto rapper T-West, which is probably the first time I’ve been really impressed by a live radio freestyle. The first two tracks are Toronto content — Zig Zag Man is a dope blunt-smoking track (the Dave Chappelle sample kicks ass), and Nish Rawks is totally slept on Toronto rap: On The Rawks is dope dope dope. The rest of the set speaks for itself, but I gotta point out Da King and I’s “Tears”, which as you may know, it’s one of my favorite tracks of all time. So is Diamond Shell’s “Same Ol’ Song”. Listen up!


Two Century Sams, siamese roll em massively
Amateurs take two pulls, get the munchies and have to eat
Puff that black ? in that Backwood and they’ll be fast asleep
Like Dave Chappelle you make me laugh, I smoke for half as cheap
Cause when you passed you dropped your stash, now it’s mine to keep


I never rap for girls if they ask me
It’s tacky, like callin a Guaynese dude a papi
It’s wrong, like callin Nish Rawks a chink
So act like Stephen Hawkings, you just sit there and think

stylistik_endeavours-2007_08_24-partial-set2.mp3 [ fm416.postmobills.com ]

  • grimace love f dj dopey – zig zag man canada-flag.gif
  • nish rawks – on the rawks canada-flag.gif
  • boogie down productions – the bridge is over
  • biz markie – the funk is back
  • diamond shell – same ol’ song
  • 3rd bass – derelicts of dialect
  • da king and i – tears
  • nas – new york state of mind
  • mobb deep – still shinin’
  • xzibit – eyes may shine
  • [talk]
  • t-west – stylistik freestyle canada-flag.gif


The starter pistol’ll make you dudes sprint
Cause I’m the “Toronto Star” without the newsprint


My boys ripped me and they dissed me every chance they had
They said “If Shell’s talkin to her the booty can’t be that bad”
Then they’d laugh among themselves and just continue to bug
As I thought to myself those poor narrow minded thugs
To talk about the girl the way they did
Made me think that they was nothing but childish kids