Monday, February 22, 2010

All Eyez On: Biggest Gord

Lemme do a post about Biggest Gord, for those who see DJ Premier every year in Europe spinning, he is the man with the beard and dreads who likes to film a lot next to Premier. But more important he is one of Preems closest friends and Year Round Records manager. From the early days in Houston where Premo and Gordon were kicking ICP till now leading a label of a legend producer in New York.

But what a lot of people don't know is that he also produced some joints trough the years. I tried to find all the tracks he produced (some with Jahdan from Blackhearted Skavangerz), but you can't know anything, so if you know more, hit the comment section!

1) Stikken Moov - Fatality (1995)
Some 'rare' shit, Stikken Moov! Signed to Guru's Ill Kid label but only released one single and also appeared as a B-Side from the another rare single of Operation Ratification! This single was released by Tape Kingz (most known from the Crooklyn Cuts Volumes) in 1995 with 3 different tracks on it.

2) Blackhearted Skavangerz - Poison Pill (Feat. Delie & Goldie Tha Mack) (1997)
Mostly known due to appearance on Evil Dee's "5 Deadly Venoms" mixtape, but was also released on a 12", I think it was their only single. Also released by Tape Kingz, co-produced with Jahdan (who also did the vocals?).

3) Teflon - Shit Happens (1997)
This one is my favorite, Tef is the shit! Always loved this track from his debut LP "My Will" in 1997.

4) Jahdan - Raiders Of The Arc (1999)
This track only appeared on a compilation album of Duck Down in 1999. Dope compilation!

5) Guru - Where's Our Money (2001)
Yeah, Gordon produced this one. Leading single for his "Baldhead Slick & Da Click" album. One of the last releases on Guru's label "Ill Kid".

6) Smiley Da Ghetto Child - Caged In (2001)
Also signed on Illkid label when his first single dropped. B-Side was "Caged In". A-Side produced by Guru. He started out making rhymes for Black Sheep and Chi-Ali and later his cousin Melachi the Nutcracker had a record deal for Group Home where he appeared on the track "The Realness", had to go to jail after that track just like Chi-Ali (earlier) and his cousin Melachi (later). Life isn't a fairytale like some.

7) NYGz - What Yo Life Like (Feat. Jahdan) (2007)
Never had the full version, it was supposed to be on "Welcome To G-Dom" but seemly it didn't made it. Got this of an advanced copy!

Biggest Gord is now working as manager of Year Round Records and also does a lot of filming, he recently made the video for "Ain't Nuttin' Changed (Queensbridge to California Remix)". Here is his account on vimeo.