Have you ever been listening to an old hip-hop cassette or CD that you may have made or purchased back in the day, and heard some forgotten dope rapper that has been missing in action for a minute? Personally, I do that shyt all of the time! I was going through my crates of CDs the other day, and I came across a cassette that I made back in the golden era of the mid-nineties just full of hot, but forgotten hip-hop tracks. Artists like Paula Perry, Nine, King Just, Ill Al Scratch, Royal Flush, Sunz of Man, Brotherhood Creed, Souls of Mischief and many others began blaring through my speakers. Sometimes, I wonder where some of these katz are today, and why the hell they only released limited albums or just a couple of singles to hype us up, only to never be heard from again? How come the dope rappers seem to fade away, but the lame rappers keep making music forever and ever?
Outside of Canibus, one of my favorite up and coming rappers from the Golden Era that never saw their full potential was Sauce Money! In the 90s there were plenty of dope fat rappers to choose from like Heavy D, Biggie, 8-Ball, Chubb Rock and Fat Joe, but Sauce was actually one of my favorites. Sauce had plenty of serious mixtape freestyle moments that got his street buzz going, but it just never formed into a worthy music career. Some critics and fans alike feel that he closed the door on his future when he declined to sign with Roc-A-Fella Record Label in its infant stages like his longtime friend Jay-Z? No feeling comfortable working under Dame Dash, Sauce Money decided to remain independent. When he finally released his debut album "Middle Finger U" in 1997, his mixtape buzz had died. The few of us left that even cared enough to buy his album were greatly disappointed with the unfocused vibe and overall poor production. I didn't hate the album, but I definitely didn't love it either! Damn, I hate when that happens! Other than a few featured guest spots here and there over the years, Sauce Money has pretty much vanished from the rap game. Hopefully, one day Mr. Money will try to make a comeback, and finally deliver the album that his fans truly deserve??? Don't cross your toes on that really happening though!
Aight folks...to pay homage to some of my favorite rappers and tracks that have definitely been missing in action for awhile. Where are these katz and why haven't we heard from them in a years? Are they dead, hospitalized or being held hotsausaged...I don't know, so I have put together a Hip-Hop Amber Alert Mixx to get folks asking questions about and checking around for these katz once again. Remember some of these artists??
Hip-Hop Amber Alert Tracklisting:
01-Da Bush Babees - We Run Things [It's Like Dat]
02-Cella Dwellas - Main Aim
03-King Just - No Flows On The Rodeo
04-Bad Seed - Uhhnnh
05-Magnum Opus - Magnum Opus06-Rampage feat. Busta - Wild For Da Night
07-Grand Puba - 360 [What Goest Around]
08-Sauce Money - Against The Grain
09-Group Home - Supastar
10-Chino XL feat. Saafir - How It Goes Down
11-La The Darkman - City Lights
12-Artifacts - Who I Am
13-Truth Enola feat. De La Soul - Voicestress
14-Saukrates - Comin Up
15-Phife Dawg - Flawless
16-Young Zee feat. Busta Rhymes & KRS-1 - Milk [People Call Me]
17-Ali Vegas - The Specialist
18-Jeru feat. Afu-ra - East N.Y. Stamp
GET AMBER ALERTED HERE