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SECTION ONE -- 1 HV..003 -- Contents HardC.O.R.E. Vol. 1, Issue 3 Date 3/6/93 Table of Contents, Authors Section Contents ---- -------- 1 HV..003 -- Contents 2 The 411 -- C.O.R.E. 3 Article -- Hip-Hop Exchange 4 Review -- King Tee, _The Triflin Album_ 5 Lyrics -- Das Efx, _Hard Like a Criminal_ 6 Review -- King Tee, _The Triflin Album_ 2Pac, _Strictly 4 My Niggaz_ 7 Update -- Public Enemy Discography 8 Closing -- What comes in HV004 and more Contributors E-mail addresses ------------ ------------------------- DJ Tagline JD_PRES@PAVO.CONCORDIA.CA MC Flash X JUONSTEVE@BVC.EDU WWHITFIE WWHITFIE@afit.af.mil Fredrik Lundholm d1dol@dtek.chalmers.se SECTION TWO -- 2 The 411 -- C.O.R.E. The C.O.R.E. creed We at C.O.R.E. support underground hip-hop (none of that crossover bullshucks). That means we also support the 1st Amendment and the right to uncensored music. How to request back issues Back issues of HardC.O.R.E. are easily available. Just send an e-mail message to JUONSTEVE@BVC.EDU, and title your message TMagRequest#---U, with the --- blank filled by the issue you want, 001, 002, etc. Please send requests for issues seperately, and expect a 2-7 day delay before receipt. Contribution of items to the newsletter If you wish to contribute an item to the HardC.O.R.E. newsletter, just send it to me in an e-mail note. I'll be on campus most weekends to work on HardC.O.R.E. and answer mail (plus read ALT.RAP), and I will answer all requests at that time. "I say peace and Allah U Akbar" Lord Jamar-Allah U Akbar Asalaam Alaikum from MC Flash X SECTION THREE -- 3 Article -- Hip-Hop Exchange Yo, I just wanted to thank you for sending me the HardC.O.R.E. electronic mag. It slams like who? Like Bam-Bam, the kid from Bedrock! The P.E. discography was very appreciative as well; good to see what I gots, whatI don't gots, and what I needs! Know what I meanz? I'd like to check out the Pete Rock special remixes of Shut 'em Down that were on the UK release that US andCanada didn't get to hear... anywayz:Suggestion: In order to spread the world of hip-hop across the world... why not form an tape-exchange type thing... where readers can exchange pre-mixed tapes, or12" special remixes, etc... I'm all up for that... I've been buyin hip hop since back in the day... about 400 cassettes, a bunch of CDz and couple crates of12"s... What do ya think? Peace-out. [DJ Tagline] {editor} -- So what do y'all think? I thought it sounded like a pretty good idea, and I'd even be willing to help it along by posting a list in HardC.O.R.E. of those who wish to exchange tapes. If you do, let me know and I will set it up, or if you have a better idea of how to organize it let me know! SECTION FOUR -- 4 Review -- King Tee, _The Triflin Album_ Review scale : 6. Phat - Ten years from now this shit'll still be so dope! 5. Funky - Ownership is the difference between a mack and a mark 4. Fine - If your pockets are fat get it, but don't panic if you don't 3. Fair - It has some potential hits, and at least it doesn't stink 2. Flat - Somebody explain to me why this person even tried?! 1. Flunk - The ultimate diss... PM Dawn sounded better Lyrical Content - Phat... King Tee mixes his metaphors and messages well No song is without purpose or a point Musical Content - Funky.. Some old stuff, but it's still hooked up lovely Including the 'At Your Own Risk' rm was a nice touch Parental Advise - 6/6.... Don't play this for your Grandmother Don't play it for Chuck D either Overall rating - Funky.. Hardcore hip-hop fans should bumrush for this tape! Highlights : King Tee returns with a vengence The Alkaholiks rip the shit up Ice Cube has some 'Wicked' cameos Lowlights : Pass the 40 and call Chuck D, but no biggie for most Tee sometimes sounds the same as Cube A posse cut that smells! Drunk Side Sober Side Drunk Tekneek *Where'sa Hoe Sat *I Gotta Call Earl A Hoe B-4 the Homie I Got It Bad Y'all Blow My Sox Off On the Rox *Where'sa Hoe Sat (cont.) Just Flauntin The Triflin Nigga At Your Own Risk (Buddha Mix) Black Together Again *King Tee's Beer Stand Bust Dat Ass Got Tha Fat Joint Well, if you have a problem with St. Ides, don't buy this album... otherwise prepare yourself for a phat ride to the drunk side. It starts out nicely with 'Drunk Tekneek', a slow jam with some phat samples from Del, and LL Cool J. 'E-Swift's got his hand on the glock Taking some young girls cock' Just to give you an idea. Mostly he raps about his comeback and how funky he and posse are, and it works. This track gets a 'Funky' rating. Next up is 'I Gotta Call Earl', which isn't really a jam, just filler between 'Drunk Tekneek' and 'I Got It Bad Y'all'. Search me why it's on here, other than to set the 'drunk' mood. Then all of a sudden 'Ladiezz and gentulmen... That nigga King Tee and the al-cum-a-holiks' And that favorite track off mine on the tape kicks in... with the alkaholiks ripping some wicked rhymes 'It took a long time for the people to hear me Seems like I been rappin since my birth in '69 Sorry to keep you waitin I run rhymes like Walter Payton... On the mic I get wicked Like Wilson Pickett' And there is the reoccuring refrain that could be called 'Alkaholik's Theme' '(What you bout to do?) Bout to rip (Where you goin to?) To the tip Some rappers use the word funky to loosely And just how many niggaz say they kick it like Bruce Lee (What's your favorite brew?) Old E (And what it make you do?) Go pee It used to be about ryhmes, all about rhymes Now rappers rearranging, and chagin like times I got it bad y'all, I got it bad y'all When it comes to the pen and the pad y'all' To sum it up, this jam slams! Definitely a 'phat' track! Next up is 'On The Rox', a jam which does indeed take out '187 Proof' as the best use of alcoholic metaphors. 'I knew this nigga named Johnny Walker A night stalker, a big shit talker...' Why spoil it? You get the idea... this track is not quite 'phat', but definetly a 'funky' jam. Next up is 'Just Flauntin', the first low ebb of the tape, albeit not the lowest dip. Basically it isn't the lyrics, I just felt like the tracks was wasted, the it needed some more horns 'n shit and it would've come off better. A 'fine' cut at best. Then you catch the switch quick fast. The 'At Your Own Risk' bonus is truly appropriate, because this is a slamming Marley Marl remix. 'The K-I-N-G-T super cool mack daddy I drive a caddy, and yes I'm livin fatly Had me on stage in a rage Yellin bout what I know, that's how I get paid' This cut also definetly gets a 'funky' rating, as does the next mini-cut, a St. Ide's commercial that Tee did with Cube. This is the track that emphasized to me that sometimes Tee sounds like Cube, but mostly he stands out... it only happens now and then. And of course Tee doesn't have Cube's awesome flow. 'Once again it's on I'm headed out the front though Ice Cube in the glass house headed for the store To get a beer that's better than the rest The S-T-Period-I-D-E to the S And it'll put hair on your chest...' Et cetera. Next up is the second low point of the album, a posse cut called 'Got Tha Fat Joint'. Ya know, I thought Mad Kap was supposed to be all that and a bowl of cole slaw, but he sounds unoriginal and uninspired, and so does this whole song. I'm not even gonna quote this one. It gets a 'Fair' at best, and in my opinion is the one true FF song of the tape. The sober side may have less to do with liquor, but it's just as funky if not more so. 'Where Sa Hoes At' is a strange cut, but funky. Whomever is rapping sounds like that voice from _Death Certificate_ that kicked the 'Were called jimmy hats, have ya ever seen us' verse. When I saw the title 'A Hoe B-4 the Homie', I thought it was gonna be all on bitches the suck a nigga dick, and why rappers love them. But it's not 'Hoe Be For'..., it's 'Hoe Before'! Surprise! This phat posse cut (that almost seems to be two songs) is about those who put their women before their homies. Once again Cube steals the show... 'I told them to kidnap the hoe And they came back with two' Once again, I don't wanna spoil this cut. Go hear this 'Funky' jam... it's phizat and all that! Next, another short 'Where Sa Hoes At' skit, then the last low point of the album, a song called 'The Triflin Nigga', which isn't bad, just not fresh. A 'Fine' cut at best. Next up is 'Black Together Again', which jacks the sample from that dope L.A. rebellion relief cut 'You Can Get the Fist'. Very funky 'And all the king's hoes, and all the king's men Couldn't put this shit black together again... The judge has no love for chocolate fudge He only likes Vanilla But we do all the work like Cinderella' Once again, a phat cut. The album closes out with 'Bust Dat Ass', a gangsta cut about exactly what it says, a 'Fair cut' Overall this album is well worth the duckats, especially if you like King Tee's flow and are a fan of classic Tee cuts like 'Played Like a Piano' Spare some $$$ and bumrush the store for this one! SECTION FIVE -- 5 Lyrics -- Das Efx, _Hard Like a Criminal_ Verse One Well biggedy bust a mover I biggedy be the trooper cause I'm slammin I'm ready to check this jam that this is havin I'm audi, I'm riggedy rollin four deep, don't sweat it I'm troopin it with my niggaz, East New York is where I'm headed I'm friggedy freshly dipped, cold as shit but money I'm rugged I'm rockin my forty belows in the snow so yo bug it Yo fellaz, let's giggedy grab the train, fuck the walkin Aaah, here we go, yo, why these people hawkin? You you stupid , you look at my crew and now you're thinkin (They must be wildin...-= Is that them stinkin?) Fuck no you wan-ton soup serving You're staring, you beady eyed bastard link Whaddya think dick? I'm comin around the train and bumrush ya Give me a ten foot pole and I wouldn't even touch ya Hey lady, I see you sittin by the conductor Thinkin that I'm a nigga, you figure I wanna fuck ya Fuck there goes my beeper now these people think I'm slingin Rocks by the blocks and killin em by the millions But yo hops, here kiggedy comes my stop now I'm audi I giggedy gots to go you motherfuckers think I'm rowdy and Verse Two The people love it I'm swingin it from the lifestyles of the ruff and rugged They got me upstate troop, so fuck it In penile, I'm hard as a fuckin brick I wreck shop Money grip, I'm up in the yard fightin kids till I drop But, I'm out now, so fuckers around the way are sweatin my peoples Not worried about a new jack black my shit is diezel Cause I pack, steel, I got the back, wheel And plus I got the Yung and the Resless watchin my back, still Because I'm runnin the ave again I'm back in the game with my neighbor Up on the ave runnin guns that was to be the new flavor And I'm wid it, my cousin's throwin a jam tonight I figures That I'm bringin all my guns and I'm bringin all my niggaz (Don't go hangin out with no niggaz...-= That's the life, that I lead) You figgedy fuck around you lay around I told my cousin First kill the flex, word is born I'ma bug him We spiggedy spark the buddha now I got the devil in me I'm sick, quick to smoke a nigga like a chimney I'm packin a clip, ready to flip, just me and my friends Twenty deep and two deep, a B-M-W and a benz, rollin Verse Three Brrr, it's cold as shit, liggedy split I think we're here G Fuck I forgot her address, yo fellaz just bear with me Yo Stevie, remember the crib she was tellin us that she chilled in Well there go the block she live on and I think that's her buildin Let the games begin I'm packin my steel with nuff dreads In front of the buldin shit's thick cause all I could see was nuff heads But I know them, we're spiggedy sparkin blunts and squeezin triggers Bustin caps with my troops and a buncha other niggaz Awww shit, niggaz is bustin caps, fuck that I'm ready to find this crib, where this bitch live at? Let's see, none of them kids right there heard of Shorty Whadup Duke, any y'all niggaz heard about this party? Who the fuck are you G? You couldn't be talkin to me hops Get off that bullshit kid or get your teeth dropped Cause out here, the biggedy bumrush is mad thick I'm ready to catch a body so you might get had quick A'ight G, I'll biggedy back up but kill the yappin Don't play me for no sucker motherfucker it won't happen Yo fellaz, let's biggedy break North before I flip I'm sick of the way these punk niggaz always talkin shit Punk what? You stupid motherfuck, is you crazy? I'm liggedy loadin my clip about to flip, you're Swayze I'm ready to light em up the four fifth is set to ill So I tightens up the hoody so noone can see the grill Yo what the fuck you doin man? (Blam-blam) (Ohh shit) What the fuck, now what? Where your man at now G, what? Yo Blitz, yo blitz, yo let's be out Figgedy fuck it I caught another body now I'm back upstate Doin a year and a half until my court date SECTION SIX -- 6 Review -- King Tee, _The Triflin Album_ 2Pac, _Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z._ Here's a tip. Two good projects to buy are as follows. a. King Tee (The Trifflin Album), this is a really good cd except for maybe two cuts at the most. All n all, KT really improved on his skillz as a gangsta rapper. As an extra, him and Cube perform a cut together entitled (don't put a ho before a homie) looped over an old Funkadelic cut (Nappy Dugout). But it's still a solid purchase with lots of base. b. 2Pac (Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.S), at first I was not impressed with it. After a few more times I became very delighted that I bought this one. I guess the last two (2) years have been tough 2Pac as a solo act. Lawsuits, bad media, VP (Vomit/Prick) Dan Quayle. and so on. It seems that he has the background for the material he released with stricly black love of his people. I didn't buy his first release because he fell under that Digital Underground, doin the humpty hump type of sell out cross over shit. But he did have one cut that I could identify with (When my Homie Calls). THis in my opinion was really tight groove. Back to the new release. The music tends to be on the errie side with a touch of PE flavor. As an extra, he does a peice with Ice Cube, T titled: (Some Last Wordz). Sorry, but this type of style of rapping does not work good with Ice T. Cube has perfected his style of hesitant, flow, stammer to perfection. 2Pac keeps up with tempo, but Ice T needs to stick with what he's familiar with. It's worth your money, quality recording. 411 G. SECTION SEVEN -- 7 Update -- Public Enemy Discography Well Yvan made the first edition, my additions are those NOT marked with an asterix. d1dol aka Fredrik Lundholm =========== USA - 7" - 12" SINGLES & CD SINGLES =========== * PUBLIC ENEMY No1 (USA 1987) 44-06719 - Public Enemy No1 - Public Enemy No1 (Instrumental) - Timebomb - Son of Public Enemy (Flavor Whop Version) * YOU'RE GONNA GET YOURS (USA 1987) 7464-06861-1 - You're Gonna Get Yours (Vocal Mix) - You're Gonna Get Yours (Dub/Terminator X Getaway Version) - Miuzi Weighs a Ton (Vocal Mix) - Rebel Without a Pause (Vocal Mix) - Rebel Without a Pause (Instrumental) * DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE (USA 1988) 44-07846 - Don't Believe the Hype - The Rhythm, the Rebel - Prophets of Rage (Vocal) - Prophets of Rage (Power Version) * NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS (USA 1988) 7464-08121-1 - Night of the Living Baseheads (Anti-High Blood Pressure Encounter Mixx) - Cold Lampin' With Flavor - Night of the Living Baseheads (Terminator X Meets DST and Chuck Chillout Instrumental Mix) - Terminator X to the Edge of Panic (No Need to Panic Version) - The Edge of Panic * BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS (USA 1988) 38-68613 (7" single) - BSITHOC (Radio Edit) - Caught, Can We Get a Witness * BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS (USA 1989) 7464-68216-1 - BSITHOC (Radio Version) - BSITHOC (Instrumental) - Too Much Posse - Caught, Can We Get a Witness (Pre Black Steel Ballistic Felony Dub) - B-Side Wins Again * WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME (USA 1989) 9870-73135-1 - Welcome To The Terrordome (Vocal) - Terrorbeat - Flavor Flav - Welcome To The Terrordome (Terrormental) 911 IS A JOKE (US 1989) 44 73179 - 911 Is a Joke (Vocal) - 911 Is a Joke (Instrumental) - Revolutionary Generation (Vocal) - Revolutionary Generation (Instrumental) * BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT (USA 1990) 9870-73391-1 - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Remix) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub) - Power to the People (Vocals) - Anti-Nigger Machine (Uncensored Extended) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (LP Radio Version) - Power to the People (Instrumental) * BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT (USA 1990) 44K-73391 (CD) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Remix) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub) - Anti-Nigger Machine (Uncensored Extended) - Powersaxx - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (LP Version) - Power to the People (Vocal) - Power to the People (Instrumental) - The Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx * CAN'T DO NUTTIN' FOR YA MAN (USA 1990) 9870-73612-2 (CD) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (UK 12" Powermixx) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (Dub Mixx) - Burn Hollywood Burn (Extended Censored Fried to the Radio Version) - Get the F*** Outta Dodge (Censored Escapism 1991 version) * SHUT'EM DOWN (USA 1991) 44-74165 - Shut Em Down (Pe-te Rock Mixx) - Shut Em Down (Rock Mixx Instrumental) - Shut Em Down (LP version) - Shut Em Down (Bald Beat Breakapella) - By the Time I get to Arizona - By the Time I get to Arizona (Arizona Assassination Attempt Acca Double Dub) * NIGHTTRAIN (USA 1992) 44-74254 - NightTrain (Get Up Get Involved Throwdown Mixx) - NightTrain (Get Into It Instrumental) - More News at 11 (Extended Gary G-Wiz Mega Bomb) - NightTrain (Pete Rock Strong Island Mt.Vernon Meltdown) - NightTrain (Meltdown Instrumental) HAZY SHADE OF CRIMINAL (USA 1992) 42 74487 - Hazy Shade of Criminal (LP version) - Hazy Shade of Criminal (instrumental) - Tie Goes the Runner (LP version) - Tie Goes the Runner (instumental) - Hazy Shade of Criminal (Accapella) =========== EUROPE - 7" - 12" SINGLES & CD SINGLES =========== * PUBLIC ENEMY No1 (UK 1987) 650497-6 - Public Enemy no1 - Public Enemy no1 (Instrumental) - Timebomb - Son of Public Enemy (Flavor Whop Version) * REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE (UK 1987) 651245-7 (7" single) - Rebel Without a Pause (Vocal Mix) - Rebel Without a Pause (Instrumental) * DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE (UK 1988) 652833-7 (7" single) - Don't Believe the Hype - Prophets of Rage * WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME (UK 1989) 655476-7 (7" single) - Welcome To The Terrordome (Vocal) - Flavor Flav - Welcome To The Terrordome (Terrormental) * 911 IS A JOKE (UK 1989) 655837-8 - 911 Is a Joke (Vocal) - 911 Is a Joke (Instrumental) - Revolutionary Generation (Vocal) - Revolutionary Generation (Instrumental) * 911 IS A JOKE (UK 1989) 655837-7 (7" single) - 911 Is a Joke - Revolutionary Generation * FIGHT THE POWER (UK 1989) Motown ZB42877 (7" single) - Fight the Power - Fight the Power (Flavor Flav Meets Spike Lee) * FIGHT THE POWER (UK 1989) Motown ZT42878 - Fight the Power (Extended Version) - Fight the Power (Radio Edit) - Fight the Power (Flavor Flav Meets Spike Lee) * BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT (UK 1990) 656018-7 (7" single) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out - War at 33 1/3 (Vocal) * BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT (UK 1990) 656018-5 - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Remix) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub) - Anti-Nigger Machine (Uncensored Extended Mix) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (LP Version) BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT (UK 1990) (CD) 656018-2 - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Remix) - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub) - War at 33 1/3 (Vocal) - War at 33 1/3 (instrumental) * CAN'T DO NUTTIN' FOR YA MAN (UK 1990) 656385-1 (3" CD & 7" single) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (Bass In Your Face 7" Mix) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (LP version) * CAN'T DO NUTTIN' FOR YA MAN (UK 1990) 656385-6 - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (Bass In Your Face 12" Mix) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (Dub In Your Face Mix) - Can't Do Nuttin' for ya Man (Bass In Your Face 7" Mix) * BRING THE NOISE (UK 1991) Island 12IS490 (with ANTHRAX) - Bring the Noise - Keep It In the Family (Live) <-- no PE, only Anthrax on this one... - I Am the Law '91 <-- no PE, only Anthrax on this one... BRING THE NOISE (UK 1991) Island 10IS490 (with ANTHRAX) (10" pict. disc) - Bring the Noise - I Am the Law '91 <-- no PE, only Anthrax on this one... * CAN'T TRUSS IT (UK 1991) 657323-2 - Can't Truss It (Goree Island Conga Radio Mix) - Can't Truss It (Almighty Raw 125th Street Bootleg Mix) - Can't Truss It (Instrumental) - Move! (Censored Radio Version) CAN'T TRUSS IT (UK 1991) Yellow Promo XPR 1660 - Can't Truss It (Goree Island Conga Radio Mix) - Can't Truss It (Almighty Raw 125th Street Bootleg Mix) - Can't Truss It (Instrumental) - Move! (Censored Radio Version) * SHUT'EM DOWN (UK 1992) 657761-8 (Ltd Edition Picture 12") - Shut Em Down (Pe-te Rock Mixx) - Shut Em Down (Rock Mixx Instrumental) - Shut Em Down (Bald Beat Breakapella) - By the Time I get to Arizona (Arizona Assassination Attempt AccaDouble Dub) * NIGHTTRAIN (UK 1992) 657864-8 (Ltd Edition Picture 12") - NightTrain (Pete Rock Get Up Get Involved Mixx) - NightTrain (Pete Rock Lirr Strong Island Mixx) - More News at 11 (Funk Minister Mega Length Mixx) - NightTrain (Lirr Strong Island Instrumental Mixx) LOUDER THAN A BOMB (UK or GER 1992) 658894-6 - Louder than a Bomb (JMJ telephone tap groove) - Louder than a Bomb (JML telephone tap instrumental) - Louder than a Bomb (It takes a .. LP version) - Tie Goes the Runner (LP version) =========== VARIOUS STUFF =========== * FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET (USA 1990) C3S-2078 Limited Edition Rapp Control DJ 3-Album Set Not for sale - Promotional copy Same cover as the normal release but in black & white. Same tracks as the normal one but on 3 vinyls + Radio Beat * BRING THE NOISE (AUSTRALIA 1988) 651560-6 This a split 12" with PE on A-side and LL COOL J. on B-side - PUBLIC ENEMY : Bring the Noise (No Noise Version) - PUBLIC ENEMY : Sophisticated - LL COOL J : Going Back To Cali - LL COOL J : Jack the Ripper SECTION EIGHT -- 8 Closing -- What comes in HV004 and more I'm looking forward to some dope articles from Robin L. Gibson and Alex Reed (on Lench Mob), plus perhaps another article from the Mack (If ya got one homes, I'd appreciate it). And if I can pick up Tim Dog/KRS-One I'll have the lyrics for that. Until next time, I'm Swayze Remember -- letters to the editor are always welcome PEace yo!

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