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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DJ Black Steel - The Original Wild Style Breakbeats

I was 'suffering' with a bit of a cold last weekend so I stayed in bed an extra couple of hours and decided to watch 'Beat Street'. Now, I haven't seen it for a number of years and I have to say, it's pretty bad (and that's bad meaning bad). I searched for the Rocksteady bits, watched Melle Mel do his thing right at the end and swiftly switched to the superior and infinitely more entertaining 'Wild Style'. The music is real hip hop, the graff is real graff and the people are the subjects of the whole thing are the real deal too, (which is obvious from the acting but what the hell). Check out the Beat Street OST if you haven't and just count how many real hip hop tracks are on there and, considering there are two volumes, it's really not that many. Compare those to the one volume of Wild Style and it goes without saying that the music is more relevant to the whole movement even now. Watch Wild Style and not Beat Street for true hip hop legends. Jazzy Jay and Kool Herc only have bit parts in Beat Street and even Melle Mel is impersonated for the first verse of the title track. What the hell were they thinking?

  1. Dixie Theme
  2. Wild Style Theme
  3. Hectic Style
  4. Down By Law
  5. Playtime
  6. The chase
  7. Wild Break
  8. Subway
  9. Crime Does Not Pay
  10. Gangbusters
  11. The Ampitheatre
  12. South Bronx Theme
  13. Military Breakbeat


Industrial Strength Remixes said...

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Anonymous said...

thx !

cool beats said...

The Chase and Dixie Theme are both sikk!