Thursday, 5 November 2020

DJ Step One - Golden Era Rap

New mix by me! Banged this one out back in August. No real theme to it, just pulled out a bunch of records. Late 80s/early 90s stuff always seems a bit more summery innit? Probably because it's a bit more uptempo and funkier and the whole timbs/blunts/grimey thing hadn't fully taken hold yet*. As much as I like using Serato, I also sit in front of a screen all day at work so going all vinyl helps me to switch off. Couldn't come up with a clever title so kept it simple. Seems to help with the SEOs anyway. Enjoy...


Ultramagnetic MCs - Poppa Large (Pete Rock blend)

LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (remix)

UMCs - Blue Cheese

Kings Of Swing - Nod Ya Head To This

De La Soul - Keepin The Faith

Lakim Shabazz - Pure Righteousness

Brand Nubian - Brand Nubian

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Poison

3rd Bass - Portrait Of The Artist As A Hood (remix)

Run DMC - Beats To The Rhyme

Ice Cube - Jackin For Beats

Cypress Hill - The Phuncky Feel One

Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That

YZ - Thinking Of A Masterplan

Zhigge - Raking In The Dough (Uptown Bounce beats)

Gang Starr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight

EPMD - Crossover

Nice & Smooth - Hip Hop Junkies (Bedford Park mix)

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Mistadobalina

Naughty By Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (City Lick mix)

Redman - Blow Ya Mind (remix)

* "Underground" rappers take note - not everything has to be 3 minutes of gunz n drugz bars over a moody 85 bpm loop with no hook. You're all very boring right now.


  1. Certain rappers like Roc Marci and KA can pull off the drumless rap thing but a good majority of the rappers who use that style are sleep inducing.

  2. this is the best era of ny rap it never got better than this