Episode 57 - A Homage to Collabos (Feat. Spice 1)
1. LL Cool J - Farmers Blvd feat. Big Money, Grip, Bomb & HIC)
2. Ice Cube - Endangers Species (Tale From The Darkside) feat. Chuck D
3. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Two To The Head feat. Scarface, Bushwick Bill & Ice Cube
4. Compton's Most Wanted - N 2 Deep feat. Scarface
5. Spice 1 - The Murda Show feat. MC Eiht
6. MC Eiht - Nuttin But Tha Gangsta feat. Spice 1 & Redman
7. Erick Sermon - The Ill Shit feat. Kam & Ice Cube
8. Da Lench Mob - Buck Tha Devil feat. Ice Cube
9. Ice Cube - Color Blind feat. J-Dee, King T Kam, Threat, Coolio & WC
10. WC & The Maad Circle - You Don't Work, You Don't Eat feat. Ice Cube, J-Dee, Coolio & MC Eiht
11. 2Pac - Last Wordz feat. Ice Cube & Ice T
12. Public Enemy - Burn Hollywood Burn feat. Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane
13. Treacherous Three - We Wit It feat. Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Heavy D & Melle Mell
14. Funkmaster Flex - Nuttin But Flavor feat. Charlie Brown, Ol' Dirty Bastard & Biz Markie
15. Big Daddy Kane - Show & Prove feat. Big Scoob, Sauce Money, Jay-Z, Shyheim & Ol' Dirty Bastard
16. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Remix) feat. E-40 & MC Eiht
17. E-40 - Dusted 'n' Disgusted feat. 2Pac, Mac Mall & Spice 1
18. Spice 1 - Jealous Got Me Strapped feat. 2Pac
19. Spice 1 - Hard To Kill feat. Method Man
20. The Notorious B.I.G. - The What (O.G. Mix) feat. Method Man
21. GZA - Shadowboxin' feat. Method Man
22. The Notorious B.I.G. - Come On feat. Sadat X
23. Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard - Think Big feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Lord Tariq
24. Red Bandit - All Men Are Dogs feat. Grand Daddy I.U., Pudgee Tha Fat Bastard, Positive K, Grand Puba, Raggedy Man, Snaggapuss & The Notorious B.I.G.
25. Red Hot Lover Tone - 4 My Peeps/Remix feat. The Notorious B.I.G., M.O.P., & Prince Poetry
26. Eddie F. - Let's Get It On feat. Grand Puba, Heavy D, The Notorious B.I.G. & 2Pac
27. Heavy D - A Buncha Niggas, feat. Guru, 3rd Eye, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes & Rob-O
28. Ron G. - Stop The Breaks feat. Raekwon. Killa Sin, KRS-One, The Notorious B.I.G. & O.C.
29. MC Serch - Back To The Grill (Remix) feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Nas, Chubb Rock & O.C.
30. Chubb Rock - Three Men at Chung King feat. Red Hot Lover Tone & Grand Puba
31. Strictly Roots - Beg No Friends (Remix) feat. Fat Joe & Grand Puba
32. The Beatnuts - Are You Ready feat. Grand Puba
33. Chi-Ali - Let The Horns Blow feat. Al Tariq, Dres, Trugoy & Phife Dawg
34. De La Soul - Sh.Fe MC's feat. A Tribe Called Quest
35. Heltah Skeltah - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka feat. O.G.C.
The art of collaborating is nothing new. It’s actually more prominent than ever, but mainly to mask the lack of talent these days. Guest spots can offer important co-signs, sometimes a necessary one. Whether it’s initiated by the label or the artist, “the collabo” was a beautiful thing in the 90s. There’s an unwritten rule that if you gave a verse, you’d later receive a verse. The “friends and favors” card was often used back then. Collabos helped gain exposure, the ability to cross-sell and increased your album sales. Sometimes, you jumped started your career off a guest appearance, like Busta Rhymes on ATCQ’s Scenario. If you had the pull, the budget or just wanted to put on someone from your own camp, you did that. Classic collabos helped launch the careers of Nas, Big L, Redman, Keith Murray, AZ and Snoop Doggy Dogg. You had memorable collabos verses from Kid Hood (Scenario Remix), LL Cool J (Rampage), Biggie (Flava In Ya Ear Remix), Inspectah Deck (Above The Clouds), Capadonna (Winter Warz), R.A. The Rugged Man (Uncommon Valor), Foxy Brown (I Shot Ya Remix), Kendrick Lamar (Control) and just about every Big Pun, Jadakiss, Andre 3000, Black Thought and Canibus verse.
On Episode 57, we’re joined by the legendary Spice 1. His resume runs deep and features some of the biggest and best collabos such as Jealous Got Me Strapped, The Murda Show, Dusted N Disgusted, Nuthin But The Gangsta, Santa Rita Weekend, Hard 2 Kill and the I Got 5 On It remix to name a few. Spice 1 shares stories about working with 2Pac, Method Man, MC Eiht, E-40 as well as some of his favorite collabos he’s done. We also talk Menace To Society, his Houston roots and his newest album Platinum OG.
A Homage To Collabos features some of favorites, some remixes and some really obscure collabos. It’s also sequenced in a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon kind away to help with the flow. We’ll be releasing A Homage To Collabos Pt. 2 with Ras Kass next week to show you 2020, we ain’t playing no more!