Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

A Halloween rap rarity by Rock Gee Jazzy on Bassment Records 1987.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Save Your Pennies....

This rap rarity by Kool DJ AJ sold on ebay last week for a whopping $1,812.87! Why anyone doles out that kind of dough for a track is beyond me. No wonder the reissue market has become so lucrative...

House Classics

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

House Classics

Classic house goodness on the Easy Street Label. A Tony Humphries favourite...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Intelligent Hoodlum-Grand Groove

Rap mastery by the mighty Intelligent Hoodlum. Classic 12" here - I was fortunate enough to snag a copy of the red vinyl. Every track on this single is tight - don't sleep!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

House Classics

Graeme Park remix of this 1990 house classic by DJ Pierre.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Juice Crew All Stars

One of my favourite posse cuts of all time...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Radiance-This Is A Party

You best bust out your feather duster for this one - serious rap rewind here from Radiance on Ware Records 1980.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mtume-Juicy Fruit(12" Instrumental Mix)

No introduction needed here - a stone cold classic presented in its 12" instrumental version. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

RIP Mr. Magic

The man with the golden voice passed recently and that marks the end of a very significant era in hip hop history. Mr. Magic graced the airwaves in NYC on WBLS for his "Rap Attack" show, the first rap program in commercial radio history. Magic was responsible for bringing so much talent to the forefront and was definitely one of the most powerful "tastemakers" of his time. His charm, committment to the community and love of the music will be sorely missed. Growing up in Canada I was exposed to his program via radio show broadcasts my friend would bring back from NYC, thus I grew up listening to "Super Rockin' Mr. Magic". Here is an audio clip of Magic interviewing Stetsasonic in the early days....RIP Magic and thank you for many years of inspiration - you will be missed by many.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Ingram Kingdom-Put Your Troubles Behind

Nice soul funk circa 1976 on the Excello label. Lots of nice jams on this LP.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

T.J Swann & PeeWee Mel-Maximus Party 12"

Taking things WAAYYY back with this one - serious rap flashback from 1981 on the Express label.

Thursday, October 1, 2009