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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roxanne Shante - The Def Fresh Crew

Classic tune, forgot how good it was until I heard it blastin' on the 'pod during the slow trudge to work this morning. Shante sounds dope on the mic even though some of the lyrics are a bit weird.... 'we come to party just to have action/just to prove to you that I'm not Michael Jackson'. The missus heard the intro when I ripped the wax and heard Biz laughin' his bollocks off to the beat and she totally understood what that was all about. No really.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It)

Bit funky this one. I heard this on a Wizard tape a mate of a mate brought back form his stay in Detroit in the late eighties. Didn't know what it was called at the time but he did some glorious things with his two copies on that tape. I only bought it on a whim around '88-'89, probably because there was nothing else to go for at the time and it turned out to be this, if you know what I mean. There's two instrumental versions on the flip side of this re-issue, the original release apperaing initially on the legendary Saturn label in 1983. Didn't know that until yesterday.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

MC EZ & Troup - Just Rhymin'

Sunday again and what better way to celebrate than a 320kbps rip of a classic slice of wax from '88. I don't remember listening to this before purchase so I'm pretty sure I chose it because of the label it was on. 'Get Retarded' on the flip don't forget which is arguably the stronger track but both efforts have something to offer. Y-side wins again?