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NOTORIOUS B.I.G. & MERCY SLUTS: Hypnotize $600 (Steely Chan’s Blender Mash )(2013) Free download

Toronto’s Steely Chan are back at it again on their occasional (but always tight) funky hip-hop mission – this time grafting Biggie’s late 90’s brag-rap Hypnotize to raw funk instro $600 from Mercy Sluts a.k.a Poets Of Rhythm. Not that Biggie’s original itself was unfunky, (sampling as it did Herb Alpert’s 1979 mellow disco-funk hit Rise) but it was more of an ass-dropper than a full-on slab of b-boy
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MOBB DEEP & NOSTALGIA 77: Survival Of The Thing (Steely Chan’s Blender Mash) (2013) Free download

Here we go – Steely Chan deliver another beast of a mashed-up classic hip-hop acapella and dirty funk instro. Survival Of The Thing is a mutant splice of Mobb Deep‘s ’95 track Survival Of The Fittest with Nostalgia 77‘s ’04 instro Thing. As it happens the name of the resulting hybrid perfectly describes what happens at the end of John Carpenter’s classic 1982 movie The Thing which also featured a bit of
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MC LYTE & BREAKESTRA: Posed To Understand (Steely Chan’s Blender Mash)(2013) Free download

They’re at it again. Steely Chan grab MC Lyte’s classic old school crackhead boyfriend rhyme I Cram To Understand U in one hand and Breakestra’s Posed To Be instro in the other and snap them together like Lego bricks. It seems the boys were a little concerned that the intricacies of Lyte’s rhymes might have got lost amongst the hypnotic funk stylings of Breakestra however. Skilled bootleggers as they undoubtedly are (as this cut proves once
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STEELY CHAN: Biggie Smalls vs. The Soul Snatchers ‘Juicy Sniffin’ (Steely Chan’s Blender Mash)(2012) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★
The best of the recent tracks in their endless output of hip-hop mashups, Juicy Sniffin finds Steely Chan depositing lyrical don Biggie Smalls on top of neo-funky-soul outfit the Soul Snatchers. Musically that is – not actually since a) Biggie was notoriously (see what I did there?) a fat bastard and there’s no way you’d be playing anything
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STEELY CHAN: Mos World (2012) – Free download

The crazy prolific Steely Chan’s hip-hop/ funk blender gets into full-length action here positioning yet another legendary MC from back in the day atop fat funky beats – in this case Mos Def over music culled from latterday soul king Lee Fields in the form of Mos World which you can cop below. You can blame Dangermouse for kicking this kind of practice off all those years ago with the Grey Album
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STEELY CHAN: They Reminisce Over Slingshot (Pete Rock & CL Smooth vs Lefties Soul Connection) + (2011) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★
Meet Steely Chan. As if the genre of old school hip-hop wasn’t funky enough, they’ve been adding to the critical mass of dope shit on a weekly basis. Lately this involves locating any classic emcee action from back in the day that the producer palmed off with a less than ‘take it to the bridge’ beat and rectifying matters. And it seems that they’ve been sourcing such beats from the back
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