The title says it all, there will be no Tyree Cooper or Fast Eddie in this series of posts (actually originated here). Here we are going to focus on housey tracks from the infamous Native Tongues family. It all began with Jungle Brother’s “I’ll House You”, produced by Todd the God, of course too obvious to be posted here.
Terrence Parker is a Detroit DJ, known for his tight hip hop technique over deep & soulful house. Watch this clip at 6:30, the beat juggle on “Strings Of Life” is sick.
Production wise, TP’s style ranges from deep and “inspirational" house (check this remix for Moodymann) to more raw and ghetto-ish DJ tracks. We are going to focus on the latter, with “Haus music”, a sure-shot party track based on a Rick James sample.