Category Archives: Ghetto Blues

Dolamite Does Deals with the Devil

Nat Dove and the Devils – Ghetto St U.S.A. (from Petey Wheatstraw OST 1977) Some ghetto funk from the evilest flick in the Dolamite series. Record players get smashed, an entire church gets gunned down (twice), and Rudy Ray Moore … Continue reading

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Stuck in Chicago

Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation (from Is it Because I’m Black? 1969) Duckin’ low in the concrete lined walls of a Project apartment, sharing electricity by means of extension cords strung out of connecting windows. Shady elevator shafts traveling to … Continue reading

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Shoulda Been a Fireman

Cam’ron – I Hate My Job (from the internet 2009) “Workin on my future why you need to know my history?” While I’m not sure if Killa ever actually had a “real” job, he’s back with a vengeance for the … Continue reading

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