Archive for the 'unreleased' Category


Unreleased Eminem!

Here are some never before heard Eminem tracks from the early days. No, not the Slim Shady LP early days. Not even the Infinite early days. We’re talking the early days before Marshall Mathers could legally buy a 6 pack. Courtesy of Mr. X. I’m glad Em has matured since these days. Wait…

Eminem ft. Chaos Kid – Unrealistically Graphic

Eminem ft. Chaos Kid – Pooh Butt Day

Eminem ft. Chaos Kid – Artificial Flavor


Unreleased! Kanye West – Drug Dealin

Here is what GLC said about this one on his blog:

This is the original “Drug Dealin” that Kanye & I recorded in Cali, back in 2k3. Those were GOOD times as we were in the pursuit of happiness & Keyshia was a young talented hungry fine ass woman with a beautiful voice! Thanks to Nah Right and Fake Shore Drive.

Kanye West ft. GLC & Keyshia Cole – Drug Dealin


Unreleased! Kanye West – "Half Price"

I know I just posted up some unreleased Kanye, but someone mentioned this one in a comments section of the last one. @ Ibarra 88, is this the version you were looking for? Anyways, people on the internet love unreleased shit, and this is also a good chance for me to get a picture up of Kanye’s girlfriend, since people love that shit too.

Kanye West – Half Price


Unreleased! Kanye West – Out The Game

Been a while since I put up some unreleased Kanye. This one is has some real laid back, soulful strings and features Consequence and John Legend.

Kanye West – Out The Game ft Consquence, John Legend


Unreleased! Kanye West – "Gossip Files"

This one has also been called “Dream Killers” and was apparently a track intended for The College Dropout. Kanye talks shit on the people that talked shit on him.

Kanye West – Gossip Files (aka Dream Killers)


Unreleased Kanye! Remember When He Used To Sound Like This?

Time for more unreleased Kanye. Listening to old Kanye is kind of bittersweet. Don’t get me wrong, I like 808s and Heartbreaks, and I think Kanye needs to go in whatever direction he feels like going in. The second you start trying to recreate shit you’ve done in the past, you’re done. That being said, Kanye’s past work is so good. Something about the soul samples and the simplicity of it all. Something about hearing Kanye when he was only half-full of himself. I don’t know why so many of these songs never got chosen for records, but here are a couple more gems.

Kanye West – My Way

Kanye West – I Need To Know

Bonus: Kanye West – Better Than Yours Freestyle

I needed to included this freestyle because I love his flow on it. I heard this shit years ago and this line is still stuck in my head:

I’m Kan the Louis Vuitton Don, bought my mom a purse, now she Louis Vuitton mom! Still might throw on a little ‘lo on, they want me to stop go on, go on!


Unreleased! Eminem

My feelings about Em are much like those that I have about Modest Mouse. When Em first blew up with “My Name Is”, it was my shit. The Marshall Mathers LP was in constant rotation and the only other time I was that impressed with lyrical ability up until then was Big L. It made me appreciate lyricism, rhyme scheme, and freestyling on another level. If you’ve never seen videos of the young Eminem destroying the competition in rap battles you need to hit up Youtube. The only problem was his content became old to me. In his next couple albums, it seemed like it was more about his image and how far he could take that image and play into it. He became a cartoon rapper.

Over the years, I’ve become able to enjoy Eminem again. If nothing else, Eminem is one of the most entertaining rappers. He’s always coming up with new flows, bringing some intensity to the table, and thinking up some clever lines. I’ve also come to realize this: that image that he plays into so well…just might actually be the real Marshall Mathers. I probably won’t ever listen to Em like I did when I was riding on the bus to middle school with my headphones on, but I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in ’09.

Until some more new Eminem hits the net, here’s some old/unreleased Eminem. The first one is unreleased, and the second two are from Infinite, his album from ’96 (I think), before most paid attention.

Eminem – Hell Freezes Over

Eminem – Infinite

Eminem – Tonite


Unreleased! Modest Mouse – "White Lies, Yellow Teeth" and "Calculus Teeth" and Modest Mouse + Lil Wayne! AND "Fly Trapped In A Jar"!

I randomly got a craving for some Modest Mouse, so I figured maybe you did too. Modest Mouse is one of those bands that I’ve had trouble coming to terms with over the years. When I discovered them, I loved them. 2000’s The Moon and Antarctica was my shit. I felt like I was on the same wavelength as them, and that dull, purplish album stayed in my Jeep’s CD player for weeks at a time.

By the time Good News for People Who Love Bad News came out in 2004, I was barely interested. Admittedly, part of it was due to their success. It was like one of my most cherished secrets had been discovered by every little douche bag in the neighborhood and spread around like a stolen porno mag. “Float On” whored it up on television, radio, and compilations until it finally found itself sandwiched between Keane and Maroon 5 on carelessly crafted mix CDs. I never bought that album, although I drunkenly fell in love with “Float On” years later, forgiving it for what it had done like it was an old girlfriend who had been unfaithful. I don’t care how played out it is. It’s a great fucking song.

Next up was We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and by this time my feelings had changed again. I had made amends with Modest Mouse, and I was over the whole ‘success=bad’ issue. (I know it’s hard to share your favorite shit, but don’t be selfish. Modest Mouse is good for the kids.) Isaac Brock is still one of the best front men out. The addition of Johnny Marr was one of the best moves possible, and somehow, through all this silly bullshit, Modest Mouse has maintained whatever it was that made me fall in love with them in the first place.

So that’s where I’m at. I love Modest Mouse, but I’ll always have a weird lingering feeling. I know there are people out there who jumped on the bandwagon when “Float On” came out, and they are probably better fans than I have been, but they have no idea how much that band’s music meant to people like me years before. Lame, right? But I think a lot of people have felt that way at some point. I’m just happy that after it all, the music wins. Modest Mouse makes great music, and I’m glad that people enjoy it.

Wow. Didn’t intend to write this much about Modest Mouse. Here’s what you came for.

Modest Mouse – White Lies, Yellow Teeth
Modest Mouse – Calculus Man (Unreleased)
Modest Mouse + Lil’ Wayne – Fire It Up (Hood Internet)
Modest Mouse – Fly Trapped In A Jar (One of my favorites from We Were Dead…)


Unreleased! Kanye West – Gotta Pose

About that time again. Slow day for new music = unreleased shit at Pigeons and Planes. Here’s another one from Mr. West. This is some early shit. It’s absolutely crazy to think that this is the same dude pouring his heart out in a robot voice. Don’t mean to make that sound like a bad thing. I really like 808s.

This one is called “Gotta Pose” and it hit the internet hard in June but here it is in case you haven’t heard it. Pretty entry-level lyrics about possessions and fucking bitches. Also, Kanye makes at least a couple murder threats in this one, which is kind of funny now that we all know him a little better. I guess he hadn’t found himself yet. Despite all of this, it’s a good track.

Kanye West – Gotta Pose (Unreleased)


Unreleased! Kanye West – "Good Night" + "Anything" + Thank You!

Damn. Today has been a pretty slow day as far as new music, but somehow more and more people come to P&P every day. I put a lot into this, and it’s awesome to see people are liking it. Thanks to everyone who comes here on the regular, all the people that stop by from time to time, all the other bloggers that’ve helped me out, and everyone responsible for all the emails I’ve been getting (I read every one of them). I’ve listened to a lot of music my whole life, but now it’s on another level. I feel like a giant audio filter in an ocean of noise. There’s a lot of great stuff out there though.

Anybody ever heard of the book The World Is Flat? I can see those same ideas of globalization being realized in the music world. It’s crazy how some band in Australia can send their home made tracks to a couple of blogs and, with a little luck, become the new buzz band in America. We aren’t restricted to just listening to what’s on the radio or what local bands are playing in our cities. I don’t know, just something I’ve been thinking about and appreciating.

I was gonna save these, as less known Kanye tracks are like a secret weapon for slow days, but fuck it, I can’t keep them from you. These are two of my favorites from The Graduate Mixtape. I’m sure a lot of people have heard them, but if you haven’t you should check them out. As emotional as 808s is, these two songs strike a chord with me. Both excellent songs.

Kanye West ft. Consequence, Patti Labelle – Anything
Kanye West ft. Mos Def – Good Night