Monday, 29 December 2014
Those Kay Slay CDs are doing big numbers so I wasn't going to post anything else til 2015 but I've come across a few things that might be of interest to you and yours as we're in that part of the year where its likely you'll have a bit more time to kill than usual....
Miami Bass documentary The Bass That Ate Miami
New Durrty Goodz that dropped (for free) on Christmas day
Interview with DJ Rei Double R & G Bo The Pro
PF Cuttin on East NY Radio 18th Dec 2014
15 Larry Smith classics
DJ Platurn - The Best Of A Tribe Called Quest part 1
4 Hero classic funk & soul podcast for Rinse FM
Happy New Year!
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
I just got hold of this 4 disc Kay Slay set that dropped around 2000 so thought I'd share a disc at a time in the run up to Christmas. This mixtape was particularly notable as the Drama King managed to get Harlem legends AZ and Alpo on the phone together and their conversations are used for intros and interludes throughout the CDs. There's also a stack of rare and unreleased joints on here, plus Disc 4 is all freestyles so keep checking back and I'll try and get the whole lot by December 24th...
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Boss's single 'Deeper' which got some heavy rotation on Yo! MTV Raps and rap radio shows back in 93. Unlike most people (I think?) I bought her album 'Born Gangstaz', which featured production by Erick Sermon, T Ray, Chyskillz and Def Jef. The Barry White/Aswad sampling 'Deeper' was the standout track but the remix of the follow up single 'Progress Of Elimination' has always been a personal favourite...
As with some of the best female rappers, Boss had someone write her raps for her. In this instance, the aforementioned Def Jef and someone called Ricardo Royal are on biro duties, with bars that bring to mind 90s Kool G Rap and I actually thought he might've been behind this one until I checked Discogs. Boss' delivery of the street narrative is suitably on point and there's a nice late night G Funk vibe underpinning the track (not that dissimilar to the beat Jef provided for Shaq around the same time). Despite leaving us with a fairly small discography, it's probably fair to say that Boss laid the foundations for Mel B, Alesha Dixon, Rick Ross and other rappers with boobs.
Check previous Don't Sleeps here
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Mike B just dropped this new mix so thought I'd link it up...