3/26/07

Looney X vs. Bugged X




I just got back from Winter Music Conference, where I had no access to the files. I wanted to put together a post on demos that were better than the records they turned into. What stands out in my memory are: Souls of Mischief and Simply II Positive, who, upon siging their deal with Hollywood Basic, dropped the old-school name and went with Organized Konfusion. Unfortunately, the SOM demo isn't where it's supposed to be, so give me a minute to find it. That demo and STP's are, to me, bonafide hip-hop classics, with songs that never made the album and re-recorded versions that were re-worked to avoid sample issues. If I can track down Nasty Nas's demo, which disappeared ages ago, or Biggie Smalls's (ditto), you'll have a piece of that soon.

In digging through the files, I did come across around twenty five MF Doom demos which he recorded at my house while resting there for a week or two in the mid to late 90's. Only one of these tracks, "The Elite Scooby Doo Shit" ever saw the light of day, and got a little burn on KCR, years before MF became one of the only real remaining dudes left in hip-hop. Listening to MF (formerly Zev Love X) made me think of my man Rhythm X, also known, amongst other names, as Kool Keith. So additonally, enjoy this Rhythm X promo from Chuck Chillout on KISS-FM, NYC circa 1987.

MF Doom "The Elite Scooby Doo Shit"
Kool Keith "Rhthm X Promo", Chuck Chillout, 1987

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell Kool Keith to stop raiding Bobbito's hairpiece stash.

Anonymous said...

Yo Stretch, what's the chance of you uploading the rest of those MF Doom demos? I'd love to hear more of Doom's older material...

vik said...

nice doom drop.

this is that ish i want him to return to. was NOT a fan of that dangerdoom record

lovin that beat too

thanks for sharin

Nowhere said...

Thanks for posting these tracks up. It's always amazing to hear these things that were recorded but never released...

I'd love to hear the SOM and STP demo tracks if you ever find them. I've heard four or so cuts from the Organized demo tapes (the original version of 'Prisoner Of War' and a few others), but I'd be interested to hear any others.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Yo Stretch, what's the chance of you uploading the rest of those MF Doom demos? I'd love to hear more of Doom's older material...


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Legal Money Mike said...

Yeah yo... first off this is the best blog out. Just reiterating that point. Any more OLD DOOM up that shit!

Javier said...

any chance of posting the rest of those Doom demos?

Javier said...

any chance you will upload the rest of those Doom demos? That would be dope. Ill pay fr them shits!

Javier said...

Please post the rest of those Doom joints. I will pay for those !

Anonymous said...

Any chance you will upload the rest of those Doom demos? That would be dope. Ill pay for them shits!

The Gosub Routine said...

not that many comments on rhytm x, so i'll say something...

keith is the man, and he's been around for a long time. The original left-of-centre 'bugged out' emcee.

Anonymous said...

you good shit man, I used to listem to the OLD SOM in like 90-91 sometime in there on KSJS san jose states radio station, was fun listening to all of them before they were signed..

DAVID said...

Never knew Keith was rocking that style back in '87.
I thought that was his 90s flow. I love it!
Farns

Anonymous said...

Yo, Kool Keith is one of the true lyrical Kings. How many cats that were flippin' it back in the mid-80's are still relevant today, still releasing dope material?
In my opinion, Kool Keith doesn't get close to the amount of props he deserves. If you have anymore ill Kool Keith demos, freestyles, or tracks laying around, get them up!
I still think that Cenobites LP (Rythym X, Godfather Don, and Bobbito) is one of the dopest underground Hip Hop albums ever put on wax. Whose with me on this?

Prophet-One said...

Ahhhh you and Bob are legends, such a tease the Doom track you posted is around already but you said you have 24 others!

Post the Doom demos...Though I know you won't

What about Non-Phixion demos?

On a sidenote, demos that were better then the albums? The Madvillain demo is pure buttery fire, I didn't like dooms new monotone flow

Outsidaz had the dopest shit on their demos too and changed/shelved/poorly distributed albums