Bee Why «The Lost Tapes» features 13 rare and unreleased recordings from the Queens Emcee who first popped on the scene with his now highly collectable 12″ single «The Boros» back in 1997. He then released 2 more singles «Remember the Time» and «G.A.T.S». Bee Why has made his mark in the underground Hip Hop scene with a then unknown producer Gee The Nutty Professor who later changed his name to Ayatollah. Ayatollah later produced many classics records for Mos Def , Tragedy Khadafi, Rakim, Masta Ace, Inspectah Deck, Cormega and many more. With all 13 tracks produced by Gee, it gives you a rare look into Ayatollah’s first recorded production which would later shape his hip hop sound.
[04:41] 01. Bee Why — the Boros
[04:09] 02. Bee Why — Remember the Time
[04:20] 03. Bee Why — Reality
[04:01] 04. Bee Why — G.A.T.S.
[05:25] 05. Bee Why — Playa Slaya
[03:35] 06. Bee Why — Crazy Queens Niggas
[04:31] 07. Bee Why — Good Die Young
[05:06] 08. Bee Why — Come Up
[04:01] 09. Bee Why — Misunderstood
[03:48] 10. Bee Why — You Know the Type
[03:56] 11. Bee Why — Mic’s I Blaze’em
[03:51] 12. Bee Why — I Won’t Stop
[04:51] 13. Bee Why — Black Woman
01.Death Of The 3rd
02.Thief Of The Century
03.What’s Next feat. D. Julien
04.All The King’s Men feat. Soupa
05.Adventures Of The Living Dead
06.Man Of Steel
07.Lonely feat. Soul
09.The Grey Area Part II feat. Noah Bility
10.Nothing Lasts Forever [Revisited]
11.Theme Music To A Drive By
12.Californication Part III [Bonus]
Strict Flow is a legendary hip-hop crew from Pittsburgh, PA. In fact, releases such as their «People On Lock» b/w «Radio» 12-inch and the Without Further Ado LP have helped to earn them props from hip-hop heads worldwide.
Strict Flow is made up of four artists, two emcees and two producers. The lead emcee is Masai, who is a lyrical heavyweight. He is assisted on the mic by Sied. The production is handled by Chad Glick and E. Dan. For this album, they composed the laid-back, head-nodding boom bap that me and my a-alikes love. The scratches are handled by local favorite, DJ Selecta.
Although the group disassembled around 2004, they have each continued to have successful music careers. Masai is the lead emcee for Formula 412, a Pittsburgh band à la The Roots. Sied now goes by the alias Pittsburgh Slim, and reached the mainstream with his 2007 hit single «Girls Kiss Girls.» E. Dan has contributed production to Wiz Khalifa, ChaRon Don, The Govament, and many other local and national artists. Him and Chad run I.D. Labs, one of the most highly regarded studios in Pittsburgh. Chad also created the Rostrum Records label and manages Wiz Khalifa.
Sadly I do not have scans for this, as I only have an mp3 version of the album. It was released on CD, and possibly vinyl and tape. This album is truely an underground classic and a important piece of Pittsburgh hip-hop history.
03 The Classic Pittsburgh Story
04 Live & DieWrecked
05 Who U B? (Ebonics Version)
06 1 Night Stand
07 The 6 Elements
08 Fall Of 95
10 Mark My Words
12 It Just Happens
13 Real Heads Relax
14 The Equation
15 Somethin’ Like This
16 Once You Get The Props….