Beatminer League: From Rags To Riches

blame it on JES7 November 20, 2011

Second week of our new section, The Beatminer League. Today we’ll focus on a soul group straight out of East St. Louis: The Montclairs. While information is pretty sparse on the group, it is known that they released one album in 1972 on Paula Records, and although none of their numbers ever charted on Billboard, a couple came very close. It’s a damn shame because the album, Dreaming Out of Season is packed densely with some intense soul. A truly slept on masterpiece which is why it’s demanding such high prices these days. A couple of their songs were sampled, but today we’ll focus on Do I Stand a Chance which you all may be more familiar with as Prodigy’s Bang On ‘Em, Smoke DZA’s On the Corner and Fat Joe’s Valley of Death. So what’s the consensus from the dopeboyz and girlz? Who flipped it best? Poll after the jump and peep the blog too.

Fat Joe – Valley of Death (prod. Cool & Dre)

Prodigy – Bang On ‘Em (prod. Alchemist)

Smoke DZA – On the Corner f. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. (prod. Big K.R.I.T.)

[polldaddy poll=5687343]

  • ILikeMyCoffeeBlack

    Alchemist all day

  • washcloth: the son of Towelie

    LOL no one voted for Cool & Dre

  • alchemist all day baby!!

  • Beep

    Al The Chemist Ripped It!

  • KRIT ripped it, but the whole Al X P record was classic. Cool & Dre though? who?

  • SPank (Divided Souls Ent)

    Actually, I like how Cool & Dre’s joint grooves in comparison to the others. I wonder how cats would vote if they didn’t know who produced each song? Nice post, Justice, keep ’em coming, bro. Peace and GOD BLESS

  • oktane

    cool and dre’s was the most impressive. but krit’s sounds the best even though it’s simple

  • cool and dre most definitely. That shit went hard.