The days are passing by way too quickly. Christmas and Hanukkah are around the corner, and if I hear any version of Jingle Bells one more damn time, I might catch a case …

Here’s the final Welfare offering of the year from the buhbOmp crew. Enjoy:

(click the song names to download the tunes)

Jef Cashless | making L.A. look like Japan daily…

Emynd – Reach Out
The first time I heard this track, I was sold. You dudes talking that, “Bmore is played” talk, need check your crotchety, mad young, old man at the door. Cooley High flashbacks like a mug.

Scarface feat Jay-Z & Beenie Sigel – Guess who’s back
I posted this cut for a couple of reasons, primarily because it’s still embodies everything that can be good about hip hop. Secondly, as a reminder never to take even the most seemingly insignificant thing for granted. Brad Jordan is retiring the moniker Scarface after his lastest lp, Emeritus. ‘Face will be missed.

Hot 8 Brass Band – Get up (Diesler remix)
Not for nothing, your boy, Diesler has quietly become one of my favorite remixers. NOLA + handclaps from hell + sampler = heat. Simple equation.

Amp Fiddler, Sly & Robbie – Blackhouse (Paint the Whitehouse Black)
I really wished the mainstream media would have shown some false sense of outrage at such a provocative, beautiful piece of music as this. Instead, we have a lackadaisical offering from Jeezy and Nas and forgettable mixtape fodder from Luda. Hopefully this seeming to tribute to both Obama and George Clinton is welcome at buhbOmp. It’s produced/performed by soulman extraordinaire, Amp Fiddler, as well as Reggae legends and elder statespeople, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
*Sorry DJ’s only @ 183kbps

J-Dawg feat Slim Thug – Ridin’ on 4′s
One of the hardest Houston tracks from 2007. Nuff Said.


dj lil tiger | future perfect

D’angelo – Shit, Damn, Motherfucker (live)
I miss this dude, and I’m still pissed that I missed this tour and have never gotten to see dude perform live. D’Angelo is a beast, and this recording (live in Sweden, I think) just drives that home.

Herbert – The Audience
The closing cut from Herbert‘s classic 2001 LP Bodily Functions. Dani Siciliano showing her brilliance on the vocals. You gotta listen to this all the way through. It’s all about the change up when the keys come in. This song haunts me.

La Rouge – Alla Deng Lobi
An old favorite of mine from Surinamese/Dutch band La Rouge off their #8 Hosse Hosse album. Get inside the rhythm and percussion on this. Big up to cousin Daryl for passing me this CD in Arnhem a while back.

Mr V – Put Your Drink Down (Copyright Remix)
Funky house re-work of this big tune from the Lower East Side’s Mr. V feat. the Candela All Stars. PR-NY-UK connect.

Neon Phusion – The Future Ain’t The Same As It Used 2 b
Another tune from around the turn of the century, but still as forward-thinking and ahead of its time as ever. There are so many amazing layers to this tune and so many progressions from beginning to end — the vocals, the percussion, instrumentation — that I don’t even know where to begin. Neon Phusion was a collaboration between Bugz in the Attic’s Afronaut, Alex Phountzi and Kaidi Tatham. This track features the percussion programming by IG Culture. That’s a combo that just can’t go wrong. Just put this on and let it ride. Tune everything else out. This song is just beautiful. It boggles my mind that this tune is almost 10 years old now.


empanadamn | HO, HO, HOEZ!

Run DMC “Christmas Time In Hollis”
The quintessential hip-hop x Christmas track. The video is great as well. I remember MTV’s holiday commercial spot using this song back in the day with animations by Keith Haring, who also did the cover art to the album.

Carlos Feliciano “Feliz Navidad”
Funky Bilinguin’. As a child, I remember seeing Señor Feliciano rip it on some holiday Christmas special feeling a great sense of pride. Dude has a lot of passion when he sings and plays.

Carlitos “Mi Burrito Sabanero”
Another clasico en español. This is a well known childrens version, sung by a young Venezuelan boy in the 70s. See the video here.

Vince Guaraldi “Christmas Time Is Here” (Instrumental)
Made famous from the holiday TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this song is synonymous to Xmas at home for me. Strangely enough, this track strikes a mixture of emotions – warmth and happiness contrasted by somberness, longing, and loneliness. Such is the complexity of Charlie Brown’s character.

Vince Guaraldi Trio “Linus & Lucy (Pocketknife’s Hark, The Holler Remix)”
A revamped version for the Peanuts crew, this one always puts a smile on people’s face when they hear it in the mix. P.S. My mom does a great version of the teacher from Peanuts.

Q-Tip + Prince = Game blouses.

In: Music, Video

This whole Q-Tip revival thing is really doing wonders for me. I’m sure the folks at the House of Blues in Las Vegas for Tip’s show agree. Witness below as the Purple One makes a surprise cameo to jangle the strangs a little on “Vivrant Thing”:

DJ Still Life posted this nifty little edit up on The Strut a few days ago, and I’ve just gotten around to giving it a listen. And now I can’t stop. Can’t wait to put it in a mix. In his words:

Grabbed this around this time last year from Frank’s amazing Voodoo Funk blog (I’m sure you’re all familiar). It’s a monster, so I did a quick edit for mix-ability. Nothing complicated, but something fun to add some holiday cheer to your sets, courtesy the Mother Land.

Also, if you’re in NY, this Thursday and next (12/11, 12/18) are the last nights to catch Frank spinning @ Santo’s. I’m headed out on the 18th, I’m sure I’ll see some of y’all out there.

Pee Pee Dynamite- “Groovy Christmas and New Year” (DJ Still Life edit)

I been meaning to check out that Santos party. Damn.

Tommy ain’t my muhfuggin Boy…

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

We got this cassette tape back in 2000 at Cisco Records in Amemura, Osaka, Japan. Mixed by the self-proclaimed King of Diggin himself, it’s a journey through lesser known, raer and classic releases on the iconic Tommy Boy label. I wanted to save it for archiving purposes, since its fairly raer, but I also decided to share it here. Enjoy.

Download @ 320kbps.

Bonus titular reference (in case you missed it):

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As mentioned earlier, Damage Control did a tribute to Pimp C last night, hosted by Matt Sonzala, DJ Chill and Bun B, and they’ve made the whole three-hour show available for download. Get it here:

Damage Control – Pimp C Tribute Show on KPFT 90.1FM Houston

You can read more about it on the Austin Surreal blog. In Matt’s words:

Today marks the day, the one year anniversary of the death of Pimp C. It saddens me, as I am sure it saddens you to know that our man is gone, but you know, we are still here and we have to keep this mans name alive. He was a pioneer, an innovator, a man who kept the south on his shoulders and brought us to where we are today. He and Bun B are two of the most important hip-hop (countryraptune) artists of all time.

They also posted a Pimp C tribute mix by UGK’s DJ Dolby D. You can download the mp3 of that here:

Dolby D – Pimp C Tribute Mix 2008

Propers to Damage Control and Austin Surreal for doing all this.

R.I.P. Pimp Chad. One year gone.

In: Houston, Music, Reeewind, Video
Chad Butler. 1973-2007.

Chad Butler. 1973-2007.

I can’t believe it’s been a year. I got home too late last night to tune in to the Damage Control Pimp C tribute show, but I expect Matt will have the recording online soon.

Not much to say right now and not much time to say it, but I’m keeping Pimp C in my thoughts today, and best believe I’ll be bumping UGK all day.

Tell me something good …

I used to be a player, now I’m gettin’ pimped …

It’s supposed to bubble …

:: Reeewind :: Baby-Making Music

In: Music, Reeewind, Video

I figured the one thing Buhbomp is missing is a solid collection of mid-90′s cheesy R&B songs…and I always try to fill a need. So without further ado, here’s a few songs that I used my freshman year in college to consistently strand myself on second base with. Yes, I was the Juan Pierre of macking. A solid singles/doubles hitter, but not a run producer if you will.

Reminisce along with me…and add your own into the comments.

Holiday season is upon us, with the economy in shitsville and budgets already extended to the max, you know you need another Welfare handout. We got you.

jd | nom nom

Beck – Black Tambourine (South Rakkas Crew Remix)
1st off is a Beck remix (again).  This one is a South Rakkas remix of “Black Tambourine”.  Pretty nifty.

T-Pain – bartender (b.cause spoonie 83 remix)
I never really got into this song, but this remix is right up my alley.  The God B.Cause pretty much always comes through.  This time with an old school Spoonie G vibe.

Outkast – Players Ball (jd Extended Mix) (92)
Seeing as this was originally a Christmas song, it seems appropriate.  I blended together the reprise and the remix vocal and added an inst intro for ease.

Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Kymani Marley – party in session (jd – beastie boys blend)
I did this little blend a while back and recently found it again while going through a ton of music.  This original 12″ (if I remember correctly) was a little hard to find and came out on clear vinyl.  I put it over the “Hold it Now, Hit It” instrumental for a bass-heavy gig I was doing.  Came out alright.

Curtis Mayfield – We’re A Winner (AYB Force Remix)
Lastly, I found this in my Obama folder from a gig I did right after election night.  Great remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “We’re a Winner” with some beefed up drums.  Done by these guys in Japan.


dj lil tiger | holidays got me dizzy …

IG Culture – Consumed (Refit)
This is the dude. It’s no secret I think IG is a genius. Favorite producer, hands down. More brilliant beat work, with word power to boot. Off the IG’s Zen Badizm album released earlier this year.

Trus’me – Vibrations
Sick futuristic disco/house vibes from UK’s Trus’me. Propers to Chicken George for putting me on to this.

Sleepy’s Theme – Grind On
Oldie but goodie. Slept on side project of Organized Noize and the man Sleepy Brown. Off the classic The Vinyl Room album, which you need in your life.

Roger Riley & Teddy Troutman – Buck ‘Em Down
“The Death of Autotune, one track at a time.” You know you want more of this in your life.

Tego Calderon – Ni Fu Ni Fa
Don’t let the name fool you, this shit is way better than “so-so.” Trust. Tego slays.

empanadamn | For the club | Serato ready

Black Milk “Give The Drummer Sum”
Some of that chunky Detroit boom…..bap from MC / producer Black Milk.

Jay-Z “Brooklyn (Go Hard)” Feat. Santogold
Sounds like “Swagga Like Us” featuring vocal sample by Santogold. Supposedly appearing on the NOTORIOUS sound track dropping next month(!)

Justin Timberlake “Magic”
Midtempo for the ladies. And me.

MGMT “Electric Feel” (Remix Feat. Jim Jones)
A little bit hip-hop, a little bit psychedelic-hippiester rock n’ roll.

Noreaga “Rotate” (Feat. Ron Brows & Busta Rhymes)
On the run eating (and it shows), N.O.R.E. comes out the gate with that ol’ WHAT! WHAT!

The homie Matt Sonzala, Houston radio pioneer, journalist, promoter and the mad genius behind AustinSurreal, is getting the Christmas season off to a good start with an awesome mix he just posted on his blog:

… this mix is of some mellow, I guess you would say indie rock type shit. I don’t know. Some was from John Peel’s Christmas Special’s at Peel Acres (I’m not advocating stealing but if you have SLSK or Limewire you might want to do yourself a favor and search “John Peel Christmas” you’ll find some really cool shit that probably isn’t available for purchase anyway). Anyway…

Oh Joyous Noel. It’s Christmas. Mellow out. Don’t let the economy freak you out. Fuck it, jam free music.

Here at BuhbOmp, we support all things Matt SoReal, and have been for a very long time. I ruined many a Monday school day staying up into the wee hours of Sunday nights listening to and taping his Dropping Bombs: Strictly Hip-Hop radio show, which was a significant influence on my own House of Phat Beats and Dolla Holla Show radio excursions in Austin back in the day. But to be sure, Matt has never been strictly any one thing, except for a dope dude. So kick back and enjoy his selections. Like the man says, “Fuck it, jam free music”:


Freedom School interview with Kaidi Tatham

In: Music, News

My reverence for Bugz In The Attic‘s Kaidi Tatham knows no bounds. The multi-talented musician and producer is finally releasing a much-anticipated follow-up to his brilliant Feed the Cat LP from 2002. Freedom School recently posted an interview with Kaidi by Zaid Mudhaffer of Spine Magazine. Mudhaffer caught up with the man recently to get some quick insight into his new album, In Search of Hope.

Shout out to the good folks at Nutriot (one of my favorite blogs of late) for putting this on my radar.

For those not acquainted already with Kaidi’s skills, peep some live footage of the man (on the keys at right) doing his thing:



DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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