Saturday, 15 October 2016

Positive K - Good Combination '95

I recently came up on a stack of decent mid 90s rap vinyl for £1 - £2 each in my local shop. This happens almost never so I took full advantage. Fortunately there were 3 obscure old school jungle 12"s in there which I was able to resell and cover my cost. This Positive K joint was one of the purchases that day.  Sometimes it's just nice to hear a rapper talkng shit over a breakbeat.

If you haven't heard it, I should warn you that the main track on this 12", 'Black Cinderella' is pretty weak. That said, you have to hand it to Pos for getting Teddy Riley to produce an indie rap release around the time he was blowing up with Blackstreet.

Thought I'd post this up because it occured to me the other day that it's crazy he only released one album and he should get a bit more shine than he does. He had a strange career arc, given that there was 6 years between his first appearance on vinyl, and his dope debut album. Then he blew up big time with I Got A Man in '93, but spent the rest of 90s dropping sporadic one-off singles. Slick Rick managed more than that and he was in prison. Dude was basically the 90s Jay Electronica.


  1. Hmmm. This is just the original A Good Combination. Not even a re-recording, literally the original song from 1989.

    Nice to finally have a good quality rip of it, mind.

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  3. Okay, so, my mate Bradley tells me that this is different from the 1989 version, and I've never even heard the 1989 because I always thought this was the original.

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  5. Just deleted my replies as everything was all out of sync. Very confused about the 2 tracks. Might have to take it to the forums.

  6. 1989 version doesn't appear to be online and none of the uploads on YouTube mention that its the 1995 version. O.G apparently has a synth, different lyrics and is nowhere near as hard.

    Always thought it was a bit weird that his voice/flow on this was absolutely nothing like Step Up Front or I'm Not Having It.

    One of those tracks that I discovered online that I love but never got around to copping on 12". Glad I didn't now because I'd have bought the wrong song.