Thursday, September 24, 2009

Awesome Dre-Frankly Speaking

Raw rap flavour from Detroit based rapper Awesome Dre - one of the first motor city rappers to be signed to a major label(Priority Records) back in 1989.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Legendary David Rodigan


Legendary reggae selector David Rodigan got his start playing on Capital Radio in London in the late 70's and has since become one of reggae music's most celebrated figures, continuing his legacy on London's Kiss FM - check his homepage here. Here is an interview with Rodigan - speaking about his musical beginnings, as well as the current state of the reggae scene. I have also included some live video footage of Rodigan doing his thing. He could show a lot of deejays a thing or two about crowd interaction. The man's energy and enthusiasm never ceases to amaze me. Legend indeed!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Trouble Funk-Live In Japan 1988

The ambassadors of the DC Go Go sound - Trouble Funk, live in concert in Japan-1988.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

House Classics

This is a Ninja Tune house release from 1993. Produced by none other than the legendary Coldcut. This takes me back to my early house days - deep vocals and thoughtful orchestration...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Two-The Real Grandmaster

Another golden rap gem from the profile label, released in 1986.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Special Ed Interview

True Hip-Hop Stories: Special Ed from D-Nice on Vimeo.

My man D Nice has been doing some serious interviews over the course of the last couple of years. Tributes to some of the greatest hip hop talent of all time, done in a tasteful, to the point fashion. Props to D for keeping these legends alive and in the public eye. Most cats today don't realize the impact these rap artists have had on today's music industry. Now if I can only get my hands on one of those cameras he is using.....anyone have $5000 they don't know what to do with??

Friday, September 11, 2009

Delegation-Oh Honey 45"

This silky smooth soul jam was sampled by Three Times Dope for their track "Funky Dividends". A gem from the 45" vaults. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Merry Clayton Live

Here is some great live footage of one of the greatest soul singers ever to grace the stage....

D Nice-TR808 Is Coming(Remix)

There appears to be some issues with downloading pics today on blogger. After numerous attempts I have decided to just hit you up with the link to this track from D Nice, featured here in its remix form. D Nice put out his share of good tracks back in the day, and is now becoming a very accomplished man behind the video lens as well with his "True Hip Hop Stories" series that features interviews with golden era rap legends. I will be featuring some of these videos in the next few weeks and hope to be doing an interview with D Nice shortly for my radio program. Stay tuned...

D Nice-TR808 Is Coming(Remix)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Empire-Freakman 12"

This freaky disco monster hits you in all the right spots. Found this hidden gem while digging through some old disco vinyl today. Enjoy!