Saturday 15 September 2007

Just messin' with beats pt2

The Flavor Unit were definitely a crew to check for. They had the vocal talents of Lakim Shabazz, Double J, Latee, Freddie Foxx, D-Nice, to name a few. Not forgetting the awesome production skills of DJ Mark the 45 King, who had a reputation for finding some off-the-wall funk 45 loop and turning it into a hip hop classic!
Along with the Juice Crew and BDP the Flavor Unit has a firm place in Hip Hop history. In '93 the Unit came together to record a posse cut entitled "Roll With Tha Flava" produced this time by D-Nice. It went down a storm both stateside and here in the UK. Highlights include the Fu-Schnickens trademark tongue-twisters, and a great cameo too by Black Sheep! If you manage to cop a promo version on 12" it has the acapella version on the flip - great for dropping a little remix.
Although it's a shame that not all the Flavor Unit members ripped rhymes on this cut, it would have been great to hear Lakim Shabazz and Double J do their thing. Oh well, anyway here's our 5-minute remix of this '93 classic posse cut. Once again no special effects or camera tricks here at the DAILY DIGGERS' HQ - just a raw beat and the lyrics. Please keep checking back for more remix antics, we got plenty more accapellas in the crates that are soon to get the DD treatment! BOOYAA!

Roll With Tha Flava REMIX

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