Toddy Tee feat. Mix Master Spade: Gangster Boogie
From 12″ (JDC, 1989)
Ice Cube feat. Chuck D: Endangered Species (Remix)
From 12″ (Priority, 1990). Also available on AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted CD
Two cuts with a Compton hook this time. First of all, let’s take a moment of silence again for the late Mix Master Spade who graces Toddy Tee’s “Gangster Boogie.” It may not be as politically oriented as “Batterram” but I’m not mad at any old school L.A. rap song that jacks David Bowie. Fonkee. Makes me want to get my pop-lock on.
As for Ice Cube’s remix of “Endangered Species,” I believe it’s Sir Jinx who reworks the Bomb Squad’s original track – the drums get fattened up and that new funky loop is wicked. Great to hear Chuck D on this – goddamn that MC was hard with his flow.