|Oh my god damn, it's Xmas time! Your sonic gift: A "Best Of" Fondle 'Em Records. What do I want from Santa: the Lakers to get effed in the A by the "Big Five"!!! Okay, so if you're not familiar with the Fondle 'Em imprint, here's your chance to, as Clinton Sparks says, "Get Familiar." Baller, sneaker guru, and hip-hop visionary Robert "Bobbito" Garcia killed the game back in the mid-90s when he started this label. Not only did he bring us DOOM (he also practically saved Mr. Dumile), but Bobbito sniffed out some of the illest global talent to release on this "vinyl only" (sans Operation: Doomsday and The Cenobites) label.|
By no means is this mix a conclusive "best of" Fondle 'Em; however, some of my favs are as follows. Camu Tao (R.I.P.) drops it ridiculously on "Camu" and of course I had to bless you with one of my favorite 12" releases of all time by Mr. Live. Yeshua Da PoED, GRIMM, Juggaknots and J-Treds also come with the fiyah; but, for real, this label reminds me of what hip-hop used to sound like and maybe someday artists will revisit this successful formula (please). Seriously though, Bobbito's morning shit does more for hip hop than most of us will in a lifetime.
|1. KMD - 'Constipated Monkey'|
|2. Megalon feat. Pebbles - 'Peace To The Homeless'|
|3. M.F. GRIMM - 'Do It For The Kids'|
|4. Yak Ballz - 'Flossin''|
|5. M.F. DOOM - 'The Mic'|
|6. KMD - 'What A Nigga Know' (Remix)|
|7. Promoe - 'Denmark Styles'|
|8. Godfather Don & Kool Keith - 'Mommy'|
|9. Jakki Da Mota Mouth - 'Widespread'|
|10. Siah & Yeshua Da PoED - 'Gravity'|
|11. Juggaknots - 'Troubleman'|
|12. DJ Eli feat. Yeshua Da PoED, Pumpkinhead, and J-Treds - 'Truly Gifted Ones'|
|13. M.F. GRIMM - 'Landslide' (Instrumental)|
|14. M.F. GRIMM - 'Landslide' (Remix)|
|15. Rok One - 'Certified Superior'|
|16. Mr. Live - 'Relax Y'Self'|
|17. Mr. Live - 'Supa Dupa'|
|18. Jakki Da Mota Mouth feat. Copywrite - 'The Chosen'|
|19. Yak Ballz - 'The Plague'|
|20. Subroc - 'It Sounded Like A Roc'|
|21. M.F. DOOM - 'Gas Drawls'|
|22. Artifacts - 'Haagen Daz'|
|23. Arsonists - 'The Session'|
|24. MHz - 'Camu'|
|25. J-Treds - 'Make It Happen'|
|26. Scienz of Life - 'Powers of Nine Ether' (Instrumental)|
|27. Scienz of Life - 'The Anthem'|
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|(4.8 Stars)||Total Comments: 27|
Name: dopeonplastic (Posted: 2/24/2009 4:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 197.129.96)
Location: The Middle, NJ
Comment: That Promoe track is the shit. I had forgotten 'bout it. Another case of B-side wins again.
Name: Kansas City Misery (Posted: 1/14/2009 11:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 188.8.131.52)
Location: Kansas City, MO
Comment: Dope track selection as always, but you already knew that. All I could say is less juggling and let the tracks rock. Grimm's memories and scars would be an example.
Name: anzell (Posted: 1/10/2009 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 184.108.40.206)
Location: LBC Cali
Comment: Stamp...you're on point once again, Homie....mad props due for hittin us in the head with the real...the Artifacts joint set it off...peace!!
Name: Lil Sti (Posted: 1/7/2009 2:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 143.15.213)
Comment: Foodstamp is once again schooling everyone on the art of blends and sick track selection.
Name: DJ BuddyLee (Posted: 1/2/2009 5:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 180.33.141)
Location: Boondocks in South Korea
Comment: Keep that real hip hop pumpin and let the haters keep hatin. Not our faults most that society is brainwashed to the uneducated, immature, hip hop.
Name: stamp (Posted: 1/2/2009 4:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 36.137.238)
Location: track town usa, oregon
Comment: like I said, this is a "best of"...i will do a second installment.
anybody, what are your favorite fondle em joints?
Name: Jack (Posted: 1/2/2009 2:03:00 AM; Partial IP: .221.69.39)
Comment: This mix is fire.
Fondleme, wanna send me a link to your fondlem best of? Oh right, you're just a useless critic.
Name: local (Posted: 1/1/2009 11:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Comment: indeed mr stamp...talent across the board..cut chopped n blended served icey hot thanx stamp
Name: fondleme (Posted: 1/1/2009 6:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 40.252.124)
Comment: thirty somethin records in the archive and this is the best you could do? constipated monkey smegma
Name: yes (Posted: 12/30/2008 4:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 231.162.51)
Comment: nerd rap is so out. what's a food stamp to do?