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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Public Enemy - Don't Rhyme For The Sake Of Riddlin'

Time for a book recommendation, yes? I've been in a PE state of mind of late after reading this one which I bought a while back now but only just got around to reading. There's some really good stuff in there with some revalatory info that's definitely worth your time. PE haven't really been at the forefront of my mind for a while now but after thoroughly digesting this my own personal interest flame has been re-ignited and afterwards I chose 'Timebomb' to kick off the musical memory lane trip as that was the debut cut for me. I was gonna post the debut single but everybody's got that and I couldn't think of any music to accompany this post that's not already been extensively covered so I've decided on this 17 minute extra off the 'Live From The House Of Blues' DVD where Chuck goes back around Roosevelt, Long Island to places of PE interest kinda like a tour guide would if you were on holiday. >.>.>.Architects Of Rap

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Mighty Rap Specialist - Order In The Court

Dope mid eighties jam and one that I didn't pick up first time around. I stumple upon this about 4-5 years ago whilst wading through an online acquaintances mp3 collection (of his own records mostly) and downloaded it 'cos of the title, which, incidentally, is the way I used to buy records in the early days as some of the people behind the counters in the stores 'didn't have time' to play a snippet of what you were interested in. Anyway, it's a really good track and I bought my own piece of wax about 2 years ago, still sealed for £2.78 which no-one on this earth could possibly sniff at.

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wreckin' Cru - Slice / Kru Groove

When I was about 13 we formed an after school society and called it 'breaking club' and we held 'meetings' twice a week. At first we had to be chaperoned by a teacher and it usually lasted for about an hour. There were around 15 members at first but enthusiasm faded (amongst the weak..) and attendance soon dwindled to 5 and the teachers stopped showing up so we ended up staying as long as we wanted and some weeks we even stayed every day to practice on the shiny wooden floors in the hall and we all got quite good and formed a crew called 'Faze 4' (yes, that's right, there were 5 of us). After some months we all got kinda bored, the 5 became 3, we were dancing to the same music because it was too hard to get new tapes and records were non-existent until one day a new kid started, heard about the club and joined up and he brought a tape with new stuff on that we hadn't heard before. All hail the new kid (can't even remember his name, think it might be Joe) and the rebirth of 'Faze 4'. I don't need to tell you the name of the first cut that blasted out of the stereo. That's why old music is the best.

  1. Slice
  2. Kru Groove
  3. Slice (Instrumental)
  4. Kru Groove (Instrumental)

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ultimate Force - Cuts Like These

Dope 12" from '86 with some big reverb on the beats a la 'PSK' make this your typical fare from this era. This is the kind of record I loved back when I was a young 'un, rock hard beats, no nonsense rhyming and loads of scratching. The main hook of the tune is, 'you never heard a dj with cuts like these' and whether or not that was true is immaterial really; they big up their dj and their crew and tell everyone else that they're the best. Job done.

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental

Monday, February 01, 2010

Leaders Of The New School - Classic Material 12" (1993)

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A1 - Classic Material (Album Vocal)
A2 - Classic Material (Remix Vocal) Remix - Diamond D
A3 - Classic Material (Album Instrumental)
B1 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Album Vocal)
B2 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Remix Vocal)
B3 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Album Instrumental)

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