January 10, 2007
Let's Take A Trip To The Nutshop...
"The Beats is Nuts so you critics can't say shit",ah yes indeed as Blaq Poet rhymed on the ill Thinking 'Bout Cash joint (Stone Crazy LP, 1997).
The Beatnuts ,who originally wanted to be named The Beatkings, until Mike G of the Jungle Brothers said Beatkings?...you guys are *&&^%$# Nuts!!! and thus was born the legendary Latinos known to the World as The Beatnuts.
The Nuts production is unique and their resume is mad impressive, The Nuts first came to our attention with the crazy Intoxicated Demons EP in 1993, but before that The Nuts (at the time Ju Ju, Pyscho Les and Fashion (aka Al Tariq) were in the background for the classic Jungle Brothers second album Done By The Forces of Nature (1989) debuting their dynamic feats behind the boards on Monie Love's Pups Lickin Bone (Down To Earth LP,1990).
Next up was the last Native Tongue member, Chi Ali
(the less said about the sad route he took...the better) and his album The Fabulous Chi Ali in 1992 was all Beatnuts production except for one Mr Lawnge produced joint, the first single Age Aint Nothin But A Number.
The Nuts quickly gained a solid fan base and released album after album, which some say varied in quality but it was all good to these ears, The Beatnuts are probably best known for bringing the late, great Big Pun to the masses on the classic Off The Books or one of the many catchy aimed for the clubs joints Watch Out Now, No Escapin This,Se Acabo,Hot (one of the many dope joints with Greg Nice) etc and for most fans the first album Street Level (1994) is still the one we will always remember them for, dusty beats, ill loops and the (then) trio's rhymes about not giving a fuck, beer, weed, woman and how hardcore they were was pure entertainment.
The Nuts are still doing their thing with Psycho Les releasing his first solo album in 2006, Psychotherapy:
which had guests K Solo,Black Attack,Goblin (ex Gab Gotcha) and Willie Stubz I thought it was good with more than a few bangers on it and well worth checking out and they also have joints on both Nature Sounds compilations http://www.nature-sounds.net/releases
But this is not really a focus on The Beatnuts as a group post, nope here we are going to look into their remix production skills for some of artists they laced remixes for, plus links to videos and other good things...Beatnuts Forever Die Hard.......
No I.D. ft Common-State To State (Beatnuts Remix)-1997
Naughty By Nature-It's On (Beatnuts Remix)-1993
PMD-Shade Business (Beatnuts Remix)-1994
Chi Ali_Funky Lemonade (Beatnuts Remix)-1992
Soulive ft The Beatnuts-Steppin (Beatnuts Remix)-2003 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0E649LKI
Scritti Politti ft Mos Def-Tinseltown To Boogie Down (Beatnuts Remix)-2003
Common-Breaker 1/9 (Beatnuts Remix)-1992
Mondo Grosso-Le Manage (Beatnuts Remix)-1996
Beatnuts @ My Space:
Beatnuts Videos at You Tube: NB: some of these may not work due to removal sadly
Beatnuts - Props Over Here
Beatnuts feat Greg Nice-No Escapin This
Beatnuts-Watch Out Now
Beatnuts feat Big Pun & Cuban Link-Off The Books
Beatnuts - do you believe
Beatnuts - Reign Of The Tec
Psycho Les-Show Me Thoze!
Chi Ali- Funky Lemonade Remix
Chi Ali - roadrunner(remix)
DJ Honda Ft. Beatnuts & Fat Joe - Out For The Cash
DJ Honda Feat. Cuban Link, A.L. Juju & Missin' Linx - On The Mic
Kurious - walk like a duck
Kurious feat. Sadat X, Mike G - Mansion And A Yacht
Kurious - i'm kurious
Kurious - uptown hit
Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor
Prime Minister Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - kick the bobo
Pete Nice and Daddy Rich - Rat Bastard
Terror Squad - Whatcha Gon Do?