Posts Tagged ‘Ronnie Spencer’

Singles: “One Day” (UK CDS)

"One Day" CD Single

UGK f/ Ronnie Spencer – “One Day (Radio Version)

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from One Day CD single (Jive, 1996)

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As with “Knockin’ Doorz Down”, the 12″ for “One Day” is far more common than its CD counterpart. But, at least in this case I at least knew that the CD version actually existed. This particular version of “One Day” comes courtesy of England/Europe (at least that’s what I’m assuming, judging by its slimline case) and, for once, it has the same tracklist as the 12″.

I’m glad that I was able to get a hold of this single, as it’s nice to finally have CD quality versions of the instrumentals for “One Day” and “Ride Fuck My Car” because, as most of you know, UGK beats are a commodity.

TRACKLIST:

  1. One Day (Radio Version)
  2. One Day (Instrumental)
  3. Ride My Car (Radio Version)
  4. Ride My Car (Instrumental)

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Guest Spots: “I Don’t Owe U”

918 f/ UGK, Ronnie Spencer – “I Don’t Owe U

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from Reincarnated (Smugglin’, 2001)

Named after their Oklahoma area-code, 918 was originally a duo from Tulsa made up of rappers C.T.S. and E-Loc. In 1997, the duo released their debut album Zaggin Gon’ Be Zaggin through the peculiarly named Haunted House Records. Unfortunately, C.T.S. was shot and killed while putting up promotional material for their debut.

Despite C.T.S.’s death, E-Loc kept the duo’s name alive and released a second album in 2001; he titled it Reincarnated and dedicated it to his fallen comrade. “I Don’t Owe U” is a Mike Mosley produced track that features UGK and a Ronnie Spencer chorus, with Loc talking a little bit about C.T.S.’s death. It’s really quite poignant, which is kind of a given whenever UGK and Ronnie Spencer are involved.

In 2004, 918′s first two albums were later re-released in a double CD collection by Smugglin’ Records. According to Loc’s MySpace page, he’s currently locked up, so it looks like 918 as a group is effectively dead for right now.

 

Mixtapes: Trill Azz Mixez

UGK – “Deep ‘N Da Game b/w Top Notch Hoes

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UGK f/ F.L.A.J. – “2 Real b/w Diamonds & Wood

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UGK f/ 3-2, Ronnie Spencer – “One Day (Remix)

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from Trill Azz Mixez (The Streetz of the Mutha Fuckin’ South, 1998ish)

I won’t go too much into the history behind the Trill Azz Mixez tape as a whole, since Maurice Garland already did that way better than I possibly could. All you need to know is that DJ C-Wiz put the mixtape together during the period between Ridin’ Dirty and Dirty Money (around 1998/1999, give or take) as a way to sate a UGK fanbase that was hungry for some new material.

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