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Archive for April 2007

Before They Were Famous, Hip Hop Style

April 30, 2007

Here are a few tracks by some well known hip hop heroes, before they took their places in hip hop history. First up we have Spectrum City “Check Out The Radio”, this is Chuck D of Public Enemy’s first outing on wax. Released back in 1984 on Vanguard Records. “Check Out The Radio”   YSI   Zshare Staying on […]

Diggin’ In The Crates pt.2

April 25, 2007

For the second installment of diggin’ in the crate I have got a couple of gems for you. First up is “The Unknown Years” by Zakarrias, I’ve got to say a big thanks to my man Dr Budsac for hooking me up with this tune. All I really know about this track is, it is from 1971 and is […]

X-Ray Spex

April 24, 2007

I’ve been listening to the X-Ray Spex quite a lot recently, so I thought I’d put the title track of their debut album “Germ Free Adolescents” , up for people to check out. The main things for me that set them apart from the rest of the punk bands of the time are singer Poly Styrene’s […]

EL-P rocks it live

April 22, 2007

Here is El-P performing one of the stand out tracks from “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead”, with a full live band, this live performance really works well. But check it out for yourselves.  

Addicted To Robert Palmer?

April 19, 2007

Before Robert Palmer became the slick, suit wearing, 80s pop star we all know, he was getting down and dirty with some proper funky soul and R&B. Before I heard this I didn’t think I could like a Robert Palmer album as much as I like “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley”. Released in 1974, this […]

Blade’s Lenny and Terence

April 18, 2007

Back in the early to mid 90’s I was a massive fan of the UK rapper Blade, you can even find my name on the insert of his debut album “The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength”. Other big fans were Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, I seem to remember Blade supporting them afew times […]

Diggin’ In The Crates pt.1

April 18, 2007

I thought I would post up some tunes that have been sampled, trying not to go for the obvious tracks, but nothing to obscure. First up is a track by Brian Bennett entitled “Solstice”, this has been used by The High & Mighty and Mark B & Blade. Its a nice instrumental jazzy track, check […]

The Phantom WrongTom

April 17, 2007

Another tastey little remix from the man like Wrongtom (you have to talk like this when it comes to reggae remixes!). This time he has The Phantom’s “Rockabilly Vampires” and give it the Stoneleigh Mountain Rockers treatment, or the Wrongtom Meets Nosferatu Inna Murderland Mix, as it is known. Coming out on the classic rockabilly […]

The Isolationist

April 17, 2007

One of the best alternative rap super groups? I’d say so!  In the late 90s, DJ Vadim came together with the great Anti-pop Consortium and Scratch Pervert Prime Cuts, to produce one of the most interesting hip hop albums I’d heard in years. Definitely up there with Company Flows “Funcrusher Plus”, The Isolationist showcased Vadims dark hypnotic productions skills […]

The Rap Beautician

April 16, 2007

I found this Edan freestyle online, not sure where its from or when it was done, but its seems to be a mix of his tracks Beauty, Rap Beautician and maybe one other. Recorded live, with no echo or effects on the vocals, over a nice old dusty instrumental track. Yousendit link Zshare