Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome To The Bass Planet - Some Miami Bass and Dirty Rap Jams - A DJ Mix By THE BEATMEISTER

'Still remember that mixtape my cousin lent me back in the day, during those New Wave days, and hearing somethin' different indeed caught my attention. Very precisely mixed by another legendary mobile at that time, BURNSCODE (whose members were also alumni of our school), that collection of classic dirty rap tunes mostly from 2 Live Crew, like One and One, Me So Horny, Doo Way Ditty, Sally, Throw The D, We Want Some P*^&sy, and more, wowed me up big time and it may sound weird, but it was also one of the mixes, which inspired and influenced me much to get into this hobby of beatmatching and DJ'ing.

Dirty rap, also known as booty rap, porn rap, or sex rap, is a subgenre of hip hop music that contains lyrical content revolving mainly around sex and sexual subjects. The lyrics are overtly sexually explicit and graphic, often to the point of either cartoonishness or extreme offensiveness. Musically, dirty rap often contains a distinctly bass-driven sound, as the subgenre actually arose from the popular Miami bass rap scene. However, dirty rap has recently been heavily influenced by Baltimore club, Ghetto house, and ghettotech.

In 1986, the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew pioneered "dirty rap" with their Miami bass debut 2 Live Crew Is What We Are. With the graphic sexual content of their X-rated party rhymes and songs such as "We Want P#$sy," 2 Live Crew garnered much negative publicity. However, it wasn't until their 1989 As Nasty As They Wanna Be that dirty rap became a legitimate genre. Unlike previous 2 Live Crew albums, As Nasty As They Wanna Be featured much less humorously sexual songs and much more gritty sexual songs, with critics citing the album as "outright pornography". The album featured the hit single "Me So Horny", as well as "D.K. Almighty" (AKA "Dick Almighty"), "C'Mon Babe," "Dirty Nursery Rhymes," "The F#$k Shop," and "If You Believe in Having Sex". After being attacked by conservative critics, censors, and attorneys, 2 Live Crew responded with the 1990 album Banned in the USA, a much more political and angry album. However, Banned still featured the group's signature sex raps, including "Face Down, Ass Up" and "Strip Club."

The Crew returned to their utterly pornographic roots with 1991's Sports Weekend: As Nasty As They Wanna Be, Pt. 2, which was lambasted by many critics as running the sexually deviant lyrics of "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" into the ground. From "Sport's Weekend" onward, 2 Live Crew continued to make dirty rap and party rap.

On the other hand, Miami bass (also known as booty music or booty bass, a term that may also include other genres, such as dirty rap), is a type of hip hop music that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The use of the Roland TR-808 sustained kick drum, raised dance tempos, and occasional sexually explicit lyrical content differentiate it from other hip hop subgenres.
Luther 'Luke Skyywalker' Campbell of 2 Live Crew played a key role in popularizing Miami bass in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group's 1986 release, The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, became controversial for its sexually explicit lyrics. 1989's As Nasty As They Wanna Be, along with its hit single "Me So Horny", proved more controversial still, leading to legal troubles for both 2 Live Crew and retailers selling the album (all charges were eventually overturned on appeal).

BTW, all tracks included have no profanities and explicit lyrics as I've mostly used the clean and edited versions so as not to offend anyone, so NO PARENTAL ADVISORY required. (hehehe, don't wanna end up like 2 Live crew if you know what I mean, hahahaha)

1) Intro
2) Make It Mellow - Missy Mist
3) Supercats (Yeah Boy) - Rodney O & Joe Cooley
4) Don't Stop The Rock - Freestyle
5) Feel The Bass - Dynamix II
6) One And One (Clean Version) - 2 Live Crew
7) Square Dance Rap - Sir Mix A Lot
8) Give It All You Got - Afro Rica

9) Sally (That Girl) - Gucci Crew II
10) Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
11) Move Something - 2 Live Crew
12) Somethin' 2 Dance - NWA
13) Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
14) Don't Stop The Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata
15) The World Class Wreckin' Cru - Juice
16) The Dream Team Is In The House - LA Dream Team
17) 808 - Blaque
18) Love You Down - INOJ

Excellent for testing your subs (whether it be Kicker's, Rockford's or JL Audio's) full potential, this mix will definitely give you that THUMP your car audio setup has been craving for a long time. So roll down those windows and blast your amp's gains to full and take another blast-from-the-past Miami Bass and Dirty Raps journey. Enjoy and don't forget to leave some comments if you loved the set!


McDoC said...

BOOMBASSTIC Beat! Naaalala ko nung mauso ito bumibili ako tape dun sa isang stall sa grocery along Quezon Ave kasi mejo na-late mag-release ng orig sa mga record stores. Tapos sa C.A.T. hanggang ROTC, pag jogging time e "One on One, we're having some fun..." ang chant. HEHEHE.
Meron nga pala isa pa kami chant pag C.A.T., 'yung rap galing sa soundtrack ng "Full Metal Jacket". Narinig mo ba 'yun? Ayos din yun... hindi nga lang dirty rap. Meron ako nun dati sa tape, tapos naka-kulimbat sa Limewire ng mp3. Hehehe.


the beatmeister said...

ei bing!!

ayos, thanks ng marami bro! great memories talaga yang dirty raps na yan. hehehe.

parang natatandaan ko nga ung sa Full Metal na movie. although yung sample ng "Me So Horny," dun din kinuha sa movie. nung asa Vietnam na sila.

salamat ulit sa very nice comments bing!


doc said...

ay sus.masuka-suka ako dati nito sa paulit-ulit na reqwest ng mga mananayaw.with dance steps pa to dba beat!

the beatmeister said...


korek ka jan doc!!! as in... just reposted this mix kasi me dinagdag ako na match na match sa one and one. hehehe. enjoy!!