[WOLFANA DIRTY BOOTLEG]
Released: July 23, 2014
Original Bandcamp description:
This is easily one of my proudest moments as a musician and easily one of the best memories I'll ever have. This album is my first time using a mic to make some custom samples to give my beats some true personality. Every track is entirely unique with it's own sound, truly capturing a whole spectrum of groove mastery.
However, this album is not solely my own creation, I could not have done this without the help of all the friends who made this album so special to work on in the first place. So I just wanna take a moment to give a special thanks to all the people who were a part of this project. I wouldn't have it any other way and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Be sure to show this to your kids when you guys get really old n shit.
But none of you random internet people probably give a shit about that so I'll just shut up and let you guys jam out to these dope beats now.
Update August 8th, 2020: Disclaimer, this album has some white boys saying the word nigga. It's not a good look, and at the time I didn't fully appreciate that like I do now. It represents the culture I was growing up in, even if that doesn't justify us saying it. This isn't an apology looking for forgiveness, but an acknowledgement that my own ignorance is a bit embarassing to look back at in this album.
In the year 2020, it's important to understand black people's experience here. The word nigga can only be understood as a way of saying "brother" or "friend" is from bonding over the trauma of being the historical descendents of slaves and living under the continued oppression that has been left unresolved by that moment in our history. When white people say it, even though we think we're expressing that same sentiment, we're not. We stand on a racial power hierarchy that makes it an insult, a hierarchy which has yet to be undone.
I'm sure there are black people who don't care much if white people say it either, but the history still stands. We were influenced by hip-hop at the time, which makes it confusing for white people to understand the dynamic I outlined here. That's why I think it's important to acknowledge this reality, so we can learn and grow.
Give 'em a listen. Mostly meant as a way to sample the songs before bothering to download them or in the event the mirrors above don't work.
They're Makin' Music
"Oh, yeah, we were makin'... some raps" lol. Genuinely recorded conversation that just happened cause we had the microphone going in the garage. It basically captures the feel of what recording these was like, just chillin' with the mic out and people would say things that I turned into bangers.
Get Up, Get Dressed (Feat. The Hancocks)
Just some smooth vibes to start the day out, you know? Yes, lawn mower bob is a real person by the way. Everyone on the album is lol.
Finga Poppin (Feat. Fingazzz)
My boy fingazzz spit some wholesome, down to earth raps. Warning: the bass gets really loud at points. Also, let me hear that gong!!!
Tokin on the Hoooookah
Pretty much what it says on the tin. Just recorded a moment that worked pretty well as an interlude after the fact.
[WOLFANA DIRTY BOOTLEG]
Some smooth vibe dance beats to get dirty too. Sampled Mulatu Astatske - Yekermo Sew.
Keep Ya Socks On (Feat. The Wolfana Orgy Crew)
Ahh yes, the banger that put wolfana on the map! I'll just let it speak for itself lol. Y'all know what's up.
Listen to the Song We're Makin'
Why Can't We Get High? (Feat. Team Bundy)
This is the banger that started the dirty bootleg. Some songs were started before it technically, but this is what brought it together as an actual idea. Sampled the classic song War - Why Can't We Be Friends?.
Da Fuq Was That?
Da fuq was that!!??
Dance Party, Downstairs! (Feat. Tommy T)
Took some Go Pro footage that had some classic quotes and turned it into a banger. Sampled the Pokemon Theme Song to make it believe it or not!
$3 A Pill (Feat. Late Night Friends)
Recorded one of those phone dating service lines that you only see ads for in the rural midwest late at night when the kids you don't have are already in bed ;).
Leave Me Alone (Interlude)
Got a USB turntable as a gift from a friend and one of the first things I recorded from it was a Sesame Street track he had on hand as well as some jazzy stuff.
When She Walks
Sampled the classic Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema that used to play in elevators across the world! Made it a bit more upbeatish.
idklol you tell me.
Goin' Hard (Feat. KB)
Had a homie do an acapella rap in some youtube videos so I put music behind them and chopped them up.
KB Does Suck Big Balls (Feat. Sam Brown)
Well, Sam Brown got stranded one night when we were chillin cause he passed out and wouldn't wake up to go home with his ride. KB had shit to do, ya know? It was a literal rude awakening lol.
WORKING AAAT WALMART (Feat. J-Daddy Flex)
J-Daddy Flex spit some lines for Why Can't We Get High, but they were so good I needed to put them into their own banger!
Fresh Orange Juice
A smooth ass outro to tie it all together on your way out of wolfana.
I Get a CD
And you get a CD, and YOU get a CD!
T-T-TRIPLE DIGITS NIGGUH (Feat. J-Daddy Flex)
The encore because you know you want more. OK well even if you didn't hear it is anyway. Not sure what the triple digits are, but hey we got there!