“Tryin’ to sell records like Garth Brooks…”

Skateboarders have always loved this guy’s music.

May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999. R.I.P.

A pet peeve of mine has always been using instrumental versions of good rap songs in skate videos as opposed to the vocals. I’ve been told it has to do with rights supposedly being easier to get / less expensive for vocal versions, but who knows if that’s true. Posting this by default, despite the instrumental, the awful video quality (why is this the only version online?), and the off-sync sound. It’s Stevie, after all. Updated with a better-quality version.

Not a huge fan of the execution of this video, but the comments seem to be into it (Oh, it’s *real* hip-hop? Tight, dude), and it’s relevant to the subject at hand, so why not.

This version > All other versions of the song. Someone should’ve skated to this one by now.

What path would have Ma$e’s life taken if he had kept “Murda” as his last name?

“I watched my man get banned trying to plan scam and ran grams on the Pan Am to San Fran.”

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  1. Cool post…this was another video part with one of L’s more rarer earlier tracks called “School Days” that was supposed to be on the “Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous” Album. Zoo York tried to originally license through Sony going the traditional route but Sony said they knew nothing about it so i was able to help them get a sign off from a friend who was tight with L’s family. Chaz was so hyped because he was originally told there was no way it was going to be able make the video and to pick another song. Worked perfectly for his part i think with him being so young and all… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ehZEdYAXrc

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