Circa 2000, I was hosting college radio at Chicago’s WHPK with the notorious V Funk. Back then, not too many local artists were professionally recording music, but those who were doing so were surprisingly gracious, accommodating, and available. The Molemen and All Natural’s Family Tree had great relations with the show, often either stopping by the station or performing at our limited number of events. Hell, even Twista’s C Wal Ballaz agreed to stop by the show once before cancelling. The one Chicago artist that V Funk and I could never seem to cross paths with was a frequent Molemen collaborator named Rhymefest. Eventually, toward the twilite of our appropriately named Hip Hop Romper Room, Fest stopped by. His self-pressed Raw Dog EP was a treat. You might notice a familiar line or two on "Bounce. " It probably helped make him a Grammy winner. "Good Ass Job" and "Fight With The Best" are produced by Fest's writing partner Kanye West. You may have heard of him.
Audio is available through Yousendit.com. Left click one of the two links for each song. Each will eventually give you the same MP3. Hopefully, my hosting will be ironed out soon and things will be easier.
Rhymefest: Bounce MP3 (link 1) (link 2)
Rhymefest f/ Kanye West and Mikkey: Good Ass Job (link 1) (link 2)
Rhymefest f/ Kanye West and Mikkey: Fight With The Best (link 1) (link 2)