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Sunday, June 11, 2006

:: The Ultimate Queensbridge Post ::

I know I promised something straight SILLY this week, so I welcome y'all to the 4th installment of Bootis' ULTIMATE series. Right here, right now, we got the ULTIMATE Queensbridge Projects Post.

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Located in Long Island City, the Queens Borough of NYC, Queensbridge housing projects was opened in 1939. With over 3,142 units, QB is still the largest PJ's in all of the United States.

In the hip hop community Queensbridge projects is known as one of the most historical; giving birth to some of the greatest talent to ever spit on a mic. From the early days of Marley Marl and MC Shan to the new age hip hop of Mobb Deep, Nas and Capone N Noreaga, QB has always been known to have a plethora of hungry MC's just waiting to tell their tales of money, drugs and murder.

Back in the day when Marley Marl and the Juice Crew did battle with KRS One and Boogie Down Productions, Queensbridge MC's stuck together as one, to murk any competitors. However, the new breed of MC's to come out of this legendary projects have been back stabbing and goin to war amonst themselves. Whether it be Tragedy vs. Noreaga, Nas vs. Cormega vs. Mobb Deep, Cormega vs. Nature, it seems that this generation of MC doesn't know how put differences aside and rep they own hood. Either way, over here at the Bootis Connection, we put those differences aside to bring all these QB MC's together for one ULTIMATE collection. ENJOY!!!!!

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If it's not stated, then there is no PW

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Marley Marl
1988 - In Control Vol. 1
1991 - In Control Vol. 2: For Your Steering Pleasure

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MC Shan
1987 - Down By Law
1988 - Born to be Wild (Missing--if you have it UPP it)
1990 - Play It Again Shan (Missing--if you have it UPP it)
2000 - Best Of Cold Chillin'

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1993 - Pre-Illmatic
1994 - Illmatic
1996 - It Was Written
1999 - I Am...
1999 - Nastradamus
2000 - QB's Finest--PW 1
2001 - Stillmatic Pt. 1&Pt. 2
2002 - The Lost Tapes
2002 - God's Son--PW 2
2004 - Street's Disciple Pt. 1&Pt. 2

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Mobb Deep
1993 - Juvenile Hell--PW 1
1995 - The Infamous--PW 2
1996 - Hell On Earth--PW 3
1999 - Murda Muzik--PW 2
2000 - Prodigy: H.N.I.C.--PW 1
2001 - Infamy--PW 2
2003 - Free Agents: The Murda Mixtape--PW 1
2004 - Amerikaz Nightmare--PW 1
2006 - Blood Money--PW 1

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1996 - The Testament--PW 1
2001 - The Realness--PW 1
2002 - Hustler/Rapper
2002 - The True Meaning--PW 1
2004 - Legal Hustle--PW 1

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Tragedy Khadafi
1990 - Intelligent Hoodlum
1993 - Saga Of A Hoodlum
2001 - Thug Matrix (Bootleg)
2001 - Against All Odds
2003 - Still Reportin
2005 - Thug Matrix (Retail)
2005 - Q.U. Soldier
2006 - Thug Matrix 2
2006 - Blood Ballads

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Capone N Noreaga
1997 - The War Report--PW 1
1998 - N.O.R.E.--PW 1
1999 - Melvin Flynt Da Hustler--PW 1
2000 - The Reunion--PW 1
2002 - God's Favorite--PW 1
2005 - Pain, Time and Glory--PW 1
2006 - Menace 2 Society (Advance)--PW 1
2006 - Menace 2 Society--PW 1
2006 - 1 Fan Day (Advance)--PW 1

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Big Noyd
1996 - Episodes Of A Hustla--PW 1
2003 - Only The Strong--PW 1
2005 - On The Grind--PW 1

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Infamous Mobb
2002 - Special Edition
2004 - Blood Thicker Than Water

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And Others...
Bars & Hooks - 2006 - The Most Notorious
Bravehearts - 2003 - Bravehearted
Crhyme Fam - 2005 - The EP XL
Lake Entertainment - 2001 - The 41st Side
Littles - 2003 - The Feeding
Nature - 2000 - For All Seasons

Some Albums Are Still Being Uploaded, Be Patient :)

I'd just like to send a shout out to Black Pharoahs, Music Thingz & The Phoenix's Spot for their contributions!!!

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Friday, June 09, 2006

:: Gangstarr - The Rarities Collection ::

Okay, so while you all wait patiently for my next ULTIMATE post, I'd hate to leave u with nothing for the weekend. So, courtesy of my man Imre, a regular contributor, here are the Gangstarr Rarities Vol. A - W.

Part 01 Part 02
Part 03 Part 04
Part 05 Part 06
Part 07 Part 08
Part 09 Part 10
Part 11 Part 12
Part 13 Part 14
Part 15 Part 16
Part 17 Part 18
Part 19 Part 20
Part 21 Part 22
Part 23 Part 24

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If you need Rarities Vol. Y, it can be found in the archives under the Requests Weekend Post. Im missing Vol. X & Z so if you got em, UP em!!!

See u next week!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

:: It's A Celebration ::

What up y'all. Since it was my bday this past week Im feelin extra generous. Now, I will be takin a bit of a break for the next few days to celebrate, but check back next week cuz its gonna be crazy. If you thought the Boot Camp & DITC posts were crazy, you ain't seen shit yet. Trust me this will be the craziest post you seen ANYWHERE...so come Monday, holla at ya boy!!!

Monday, June 05, 2006


I have received NUMEROUS emails and comments regarding problems with my passwords. For the record, every password I put up is checked to make sure it works and trust me if the other 100 odd ppl who download don't have issues then it's YOU.

Now with that said, I am aware that many ppl who use MAC computers are having issues with my files as well as others from other blogsites. I don't know why I didn't post this sooner, but a regular visitor of this blog, DC Condo, found the glich for all you MAC pc'ers.

Apparently, Stuffit Expander, the default .rar archiver has a problem with PW's that are too long. Bomarchivehelper, the other MAC archiver doesn't support password protected files.


Big Ups to DC Condo for finding a MAC archiver that works. So if you are having problems with the passwords and you are using a MAC computer, before you start snappin at me saying my PW's are wrong, try using Rar Expander, and remember, me and the other bloggers out there are bringing you this service free of charge, we don't expect anything back except for maybe a few click through's on our ads and your support. We're just trying to spread the word of GOOD hip hop music to the masses, so you better appreciate it.

The site for Rar expander again:

**Just for those who don't know how to use a hyperlink**

:: Tragedy Khadafi Discography ::

From the Queensbridge O.G. who kick started careers of Capone N Noreaga, I bring to you the discography of Tragedy Khadafi a.k.a The Intelligent Hoodlum. Back in the 1980's, a young cat by the name of Percy Chapman began rhymin on the block and straight killin n*ggas. Before long, this kid was catchin the attention of legendary producer and Juice Crew member, Marley Marl. Once hooked up with Marley, Percy Chapman began rhyming under the moniker, The Intelligent Hoodlum, and released 2 albums in the early 90's; Intelligent Hoodlum & Saga Of A Hoodlum. Although it took an 8 year hiatus between Saga of a Hoodlum and the original Thug Matrix album, Trag was busy developing the talents of many QB artists. Many of times Trag worked with Mobb Deep, but he's most known for basically giving birth to the careers of Capone N Noreaga. If you got the War Report, then you know how that album is flooded with Trag, both rhymin and on the production side. However, just before the release of the War Report, Capone was sent to prison and the relationship between Trag and Nore took a turn for the worst. Im not gonna get into that whole hoopla, but all Ill say is this, Trag would murder Nore anyday of the week, both lyrically and physically.

I gotta send out a huge propz to Speakeasy Sounds for droppin most of these...Thx for coming thru AGAIN...and to the rest of you I hope you enjoy this drop...Tragedy Khadafi is one of the best to come out of QB!!

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1990 - Intelligent Hoodlum

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1993 - Saga Of A Hoodlum

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2001 - Thug Matrix

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2001 - Against All Odds

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2003 - Still Reportin

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2005 - Thug Matrix-Retail

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2005 - Q.U. Soldier

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2006 - Thug Matrix 2

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2006 - Blood Ballads

Thursday, June 01, 2006

:: Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang ::

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On hiatus for the last 4 years after the disappointing "It Ain't Safe No More," Busta comes back hard with his first album, "The Big Bang," off Dr. Dre's Aftermath imprint. Now for all you serious heads out there I don't even have to tell you how much work went behind this joint. Originally slated for a December '05 release and with numerous "fake" leaks, we FINALLY get the real deal and trust me it ain't a sleeper. Enlisting a team of all-star producers (Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats, DJ Scratch, Sha Money XL, Green Lantern, J. Dilla-RIP, E-Double, Timbaland, and more) the beats on this album are just BONKERS.
By now, anybody who listens to hip hop has heard the commercial club banger, "Touch It," but don't get it twisted, The Big Bang isn't just straight commercial hip hop bullshit. "Been Through The Storm" features the legendary Stevie Wonder, and is perhaps one of my fav tracks on the album. This joint is like Busta's track for his mom's and pop's, where he takes us back to the days when he first came to America, growing up in the ghetto and the struggles he overcame. On "Cocaina" Busta just basically breaks it down for ya like he's the COCAINA (the drug that overdoses mofo's) - it's just got one of those sick headnoddin beats. And the last track I'll speak on is "Goldmine." GODDAMN!!! this track is SICK!!! it's back to the old skool Raekwon that we all fell in love with (no homo). With the beat produced by E-Dub you know its a banger, both Busta and Rae are on point with the lyrics, and if this is what these guys do together I can't WAIT for "Cuban Linx II" cuz if you don't already know, Busta is Exec Prod. on Rae's new shit.

Definately check this album, and if you like it, which I KNOW you will, go cop that at your local music store on June 13...let's support artists who actually put out quality music and take the time to perfect their shit, so we don't have to skip every other track!


01) "Get You Some" (featuring Q-Tip & Marsha of Floetry) (Produced By Dr. Dre)
02) "Touch It" (Produced By Swizz Beatz)
03) "This Is How We Do It Over Here" (featuring Missy Elliott) (Produced By Dr. Dre)
04) "New York Shit" (featuring Swizz Beatz) (Produced By DJ Scratch)
05) "Been Through The Storm" (featuring Stevie Wonder) (Produced By Sha Money XL)
06) "In the Ghetto" (featuring Rick James) (Produced By DJ Green Lantern)
07) "Cocaina" (featuring Marsha of Floetry) (Produced By Rick Rock)
08) "You Can't Hold a Torch" (featuring Q-Tip & Chauncey Black) (Produced By J Dilla)
09) "Goldmine" (featuring Raekwon) (Produced By Erick Sermon)
10) "I Love My Bitch" (featuring Kelis & will.i.am) (Produced By will.i.am)
11) "Don't Get Carried Away" (featuring Nas) (Produced By Dr. Dre)
12) "They're Out to Get Me" (featuring Mr. Porter) (Produced By Denaun Porter)
13) "Get Down" (Produced By Timbaland)
14) "I'll Do It All" (featuring LaToya Jackson) (Produced By Jelly Roll)
15) "Legend of the Fall Offs" (Produced By Dr. Dre)

Bonus Tracks:

16) I Love My Bitch Remix (featuring Kelis)
17) I'll Hurt You
18) Ping
19) Rough Around The Edges (featuring Nas)
20) Touch It Remix (featuring DMX)
21) Where's Your Money? (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard)

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:: Nicolay - The Dutch Masters Vol. 1 ::

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Just to hold you off until I get that Busta album upped, here's Nicolay (Producer of Justus League, Little Brother, Etc) mixtape The Dutch Masters. Been lookin for this for a while and my man Scoop hooked it up so BIG UPS to Scoop.


1. Intro - (with Phonte/The Foreign Exchange)
2. Fantastic - (remix, with Thyrday)
3. Light It Up - (remix, with Little Brother)
4. Blessing, The - (with SouL)
5. Williams, The - (remix, with Supastition)
6. Nic's Groove - (Remixes Blend, with The Foreign Exchange)
7. 1st Date - (with Von Pea)
8. Love Life Music - (remix, with Eye Plus Eye)
9. I Can't Wait - (remix, with Jaguar Wright/Bilal)
10. So Far - (remix, with Illwill/Jameeze)
11. It's Us - (remix, with Living Legends)
12. Hold Me Down - (with Gridlock Fam)
13. Metropolis (Dodge City Anthem) - (with Mr. Shhhhh)
14. Globetrotters - (remix, with Pig/Ear2ear)
15. Hold On - (remix, with Science Fiction)
16. All That You Are - (Remixes Blend, with The Foreign Exchange)
17. Come Close - (remix, with Common/Mary J. Blige)