Monday, 2 March 2009
dodgy Bootlegs Number 10-The Beatnuts Dawn of the Dead and Off the Books remix
I picked this 12" up in January 1998 from the now defunct Mr Bongo's on Poland Street in London's SoHo. I am unsure if either of these tracks got a legitimate release but if they didn't t the time I'm sure that they will pop up sooner or later on one of the multitude of Beatnuts greatest hits of unreleased collections that seem to get a bi-annual release.
The Off the Books remix features an elctro-synth laden beat with Big Pun dropping a classic verse;
Hey yo it's all love, but love's got a thin line
and Pun's got a big nine, respect crime but not when it reflect mine
The shit I'm on is wrong but it lasts long
Pull a fast one, then Pun'll wake up, with the stash gone
I'm mad strong, and my cream is fast
Smoke the greenest grass, my bitch got the meanest ass
and a taste legit, I don't have to waste a whole case of Crist'
All it takes is my pretty face and my gangsta wit
Lace the click, cause we all share
It's all fair like love and war, thug galore with the long hair
Big Pun, Pun the name that makes the kids run
Like spelling murder reverse it deliver redrum
Come one, come all, if you wanna brawl
I'm the mighty Thor clotheslining motherfuckers like Steven Segall
Cause all you gonna get, is your ass kicked or up in a casket
That's it (that's it?) That's it
Its a dope up beat party track with Pun showing off his truly legendary skills on the Mic, Beatnuts dropping their usual thugged out alcoholic rhymes and Cuban Linx doing an admirable job of not looking weak on the mic next to these heavy weights.
The other track on this bootleg is labelled Dawn The Dead and is a slower track with a nice Cello sample running over a Jazz infused drum break. Dawn Of The Dead was on the Japanese version of their self-titled album. Its pretty much a standard Betanuts track although its clearly from the early days before they got just a little too jiggy for the fans of the early albums. Its still dope though and if you're Beatnuts fan you need it in your collection. Check the link below for the rip and leave a comment if ya like this sheet.
Pun's got a big Nine