Tuesday, October 27, 2009



Roy's West Coast Underground Volume 1

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 06:30 AM PDT

What's up, TROY fans. I've been on hiatus for a couple months, but now I'm back in full effect. I got six volumes of my favorite early-to-mid 90s west coast underground tracks on tap, so check back regularly. You may have noticed that I have a severe east coast bias, but this is also reflected in the type of west coast hip hop that I enjoy. I'll be adhering to a strict time frame (1992-1996), with a focus on artists such as Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship, Ras Kass, The Pharcyde, Del, Casual, Pep Love, Souls Of Mischief, Blackalicious, Saafir, Homeliss Derilex, Mannish, Chali 2na, Charizma, The Dereliks, Ahmad, Motion Man, E-Rule, Lateef, The Atban Klann, Funkytown Pros, The Nonce, Madlib, Mystik Journeymen, Abstract Rude, etc.

Before you download these compilations, give this track a listen:

James Sumbi - Sunshine Men (1991)

And with that, I present to you: The Sunshine Men.

Side One
1. Mannish - The Impact Of My Insanity
2. Aceyalone - The Greatest Show On Earth
3. Ras Kass - Remain Anonymous
4. Mannish - Mannish (Instrumental)
5. Dereliks - Iz On Some Other....
6. Blackalicious - Count And Estimate
7. Motion Man - 93 Swing
8. Peanut Butter Wolf - The Chronicles (Instrumental)
9. The Nonce - Mix Tapes
10. Charizma - Methods
11. Chali 2na - Who's Gonna Be The Next Victim
12. Casual - Rock On (Instrumental)
13. Casual, Pep Love & Del - Who's It On
14. Saafir - Can U Feel Me
15. Freestyle Fellowship - Hot Potato
16. Freestyle Fellowship - Pure Thought (Instrumental)

Side Two
1. Del - You're In Shambles
2. Homeliss Derilex - Survivin' The Game
3. Ras Kass, Saafir & Ahmad - Come Widdit
4. Alkaholiks - Mary Jane (Instrumental)
5. Atban Klann - No Sequel
6. Madlib - Get Down And Go For Mine '95
7. Funkytown Pros - The Remedy
8. The Nonce - Who Falls Apart (Instrumental)
9. E-Rule - My Synopsis
10. Lateef - The Wreckoning
11. Mystik Journeymen - Depths Of Survival
12. The Pharcyde - Otha Fish (Instrumental)
13. The Pharcyde - Bullshit
14. Aceyalone & Abstract Rude - Keep It True
15. Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
16. Peanut Butter Wolf - Lunar Props (Instrumental)


Mannish - The Impact Of My Insanity

Dereliks - Iz On Some Other....

Blackalicious - Count And Estimate

Motion Man - 93 Swing

Charizma - Methods

Chali 2na - Who's Gonna Be The Next Victim

Homeliss Derilex - Survivin' The Game

Madlib - Get Down And Go For Mine '95

Props to dirt dog for the ill cover.

--Roy Johnson