Dday ONE - RHYTHM INCURSIONS 2008
DJ BOOGIE BLIND - THE ORIGINATORS BREAKS VOL 1 2008
DJ KRYLON - 187 ON A MUTHAFACKIN COP 2002
DJ YODA - HOW TO CUT & PASTE 80's EDITION 2008
SINEAD O' CONNOR - THROW DOWN YOUR ARMS 2005
Throw Down Your Arms is a 2005 album by Sinéad O'Connor and shows influence from Jamaican roots reggae and the Rastafari tradition. Throw Down Your Arms is a collection of classic roots reggae songs performed by O'Connor and produced by Sly and Robbie.
The Japanese version of the CD also includes "Move Out of Babylon", "Abendigo", and "Jah Can Count on I".
The CD was released forty-two years after the speech of Haile Selassie to the United Nations (October 4, 1963) on the day of the annual solar eclipse which is the start of the new year according to the Jewish tradition (Rosh Hashanah).
The album sleeve was designed by evidentlydesign.com.
The album sold over 250,000 copies worldwide, with 10% of the profits being donated to support Rastafari elders in Jamaica.
BURNT FRIEDMAN & THE NU DUB PLAYERS - CAN'T COOL
SERGE GAINSBOURG - AUX ARMES ET CAETERA 1979
Serge Gainsbourg, born Lucien Ginsburg (French pronunciation: [sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃zbuʁ]; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer-songwriter, actor and director. Gainsbourg's extremely varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize. His legacy has been firmly established, and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.
PETER TOSH LIVE
BURNING SPEAR LIVE
BEEN REAL BIZZY SO SORRY 4 POSTING THIS LATE
MARLY MARL - IN CONTROL VOL1 1988
EVERY TRUE HEAD SHOULD HAVE A COPY OF THIS. STUPID DDDDEFFF
Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962) better known as Marley Marl, is an American rapper and record producer, who is considered one of the most important and influential hip-hop producers in the history of hip hop.
X-CLAN - TO THE EAST BLACKWARDS 1990
DUM DUM DEF
To The East, Blackwards was the debut album from Hip Hop group X-Clan. Its debut single, "Raise the Flag" from 1990, is included here, as is "Funkin' Lesson."
MC LYTE - LYTE AS A ROCK 1988
ONE OF THE DEFFEST FEMALE MCs
Lana Michele "MC Lyte" Moorer (born October 12, 1971) is rap artist who has scored several Rap and R&B hits. She has released several albums since 1988.
DEMON BOYZ - RECOGNITION 1989
DEF UK HIP HOP. DONT SLEEP ON THIS
The Demon Boyz were a British hip hop group formed in London by Demon D, Mike J and DJ Devastate. They began rapping whilst in their early teens, performing at the Rebel MC’s Beat Freak gigs. Their big break came when they won a competition on Dave Pearce’s rap show, their prize being to perform live on stage with Derek B, Faze One and T La Rock at a gig at Camden Palace. Derek B – aka Derek Boland, quasi-A&R man for Music of Life records – was so impressed with the group that he put them in touch with the company’s founder, Simon Harris.
IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL MY BROTHER, KEITH ELAM, BETTER KNOWN AS GURU OF THE LEGENDARY GANG STARR.
FROM 1988-2004, WE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH SUCCESS TOGETHER THAT WE WERE ABLE TO EXPAND OUR BUSINESSES INDEPENDENTLY AND GIVE EACH OTHER WHAT GURU CALLED “CREATIVE SPACE”, BEFORE PLANNING TO REUNITE FOR OUR 7TH LP WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT. TRAGICALLY, WE WILL NEVER REACH THAT DAY.
I’VE BEEN ASKED TO COMMENT ON A LETTER SPEAKING ILL OF ME WHICH WAS SUPPOSEDLY WRITTEN BY GURU IN HIS DYING DAYS. ALL I WILL SAY ABOUT IT IS THAT OUR TIME TOGETHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, WE BUILT A HIP HOP LEGACY TOGETHER, AND NO ONE CAN RE-WRITE HISTORY OR TAKE AWAY MY LOVE FOR HIM. ONE THING I WOULD NEVER DO IS PLAY AROUND WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS LIFE.
I WILL CELEBRATE GURU’S LIFE… I WILL HONOR HIS MEMORY… I WILL GRIEVE WITH THE ELAM FAMILY OVER HIS UNTIMELY DEATH… I WILL REMEMBER THE GANG STARR FOUNDATION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF GANG STARR WHO CAME BEFORE ME – WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER… MOSTLY, I WILL CHERISH EVERYTHING WE CREATED TOGETHER AS GANG STARR, FOREVER. I’M GONNA MISS HEARING HIS SIGNATURE MONOTONE VOICE WHEN HE WALKS IN THE ROOM, BUT THE SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO ME….HIS RHYME FLOWS WERE INSANE, AND I WILL NEVER REMOVE HIM FROM MY HEART AND SOUL…….REST IN PEACE TO THE MAN WHO FELT “SATISFACTION FROM THE STREET CROWD REACTION” … I LOVE YOU GOO…….DJ PREMIER
DJ RHETTMATIC - BREAKS, SCRATCHES & EGG SALAD 1999
STUPID DEF. SNATCH UP & PRACTICE
DOUBLE D & STEINSKI - WHO OWNS CULTURE? 2008
THIS IS HOW ITS DONE. CRAZY FRESH
DJ SCRATCH - E.P.M.D SPECIAL EDITION MIXTAPE - HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS 2006
ANYTHING E.P.M.D RELATED GOTS 2 BE ILL
MR DIBBS - TURNTABLE SCIENTIFICS 1995
THIS KID IS BEYOND NICE. TRUE TURNTABLISM
RESPECT OUT 2 DIZOE, DIZZY LOCO, DJ OSMOSE, DJ MAFIOSO, DJ DUG BOOGIE, DJ SOLO138, RICO HOLLIWOOD, S.P., CLAN DESTINED, MAD CLOUT, TBB
BLACK UHURU - ANTHEM 1984
Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for 'freedom'). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, and had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.
ALPHA BLONDY - COCODY ROCK!!! 1984
Alpha Blondy (born January 1, 1953) is an Ivorian reggae singer and international recording artist. Alpha Blondy was born Seydou Koné in Dimbokro, Ivory Coast. He sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and English, and sometimes in Arabic or Hebrew. His lyrics convey serious political attitudes and a sense of humor. In particular, he coined the French term democrature (an English equivalent might be "democratatorship") to identify some African governments.
VA FRENCH DUB CONNECTION 2001
GUITOUD - I & I 2009
ONE OF THE SICKEST PERFORMANCES. PLEASE TAKE TIME 2 VIEW THIS VIDEO. WELL WORTH IT
SORRY FOR THE LATE POST. HOPE IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT
ABOVE THE LAW - LIVIN' LIKE HUSTLERS 1990
(DR DRE WAS THE MAN BUT THESE CATS ARE THE TRUE INVENTERS OF G- FUNK)
Above the Law is a rap group from Pomona, California, founded in 1989 by Cold 187um, KMG the Illustrator, Go Mack, and DJ Total K-Oss.In 1990, The Group signed to Eazy-E'z Ruthless Records Drop Gold Records Such as 1990's Livin' Like Hustlers,1991's Vocally Pimpin',1992's Black Mafia Life,1994's Uncle Sams Curse,last record on Ruthless Records Shortly Departed After Eazy-E'z Death,In 1996 signed to Tommy Boy Records Drop Time Will Reveal and Legends In 1999, The group signed to Suge Knight's Death Row Records but left in 2002. "Murder Rap", a song by Above the Law from their album, Livin' Like Hustlers, appeared on video game Grand Theft Auto:
ERIC B & RAKIM - FOLLOW THE LEADER 1988
(PAID IN FULL WAS A CLASSIC BUT IN MY OPINION THIS ALBUM WAS THERE BEST)
Follow the Leader is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released July 25, 1988 on MCA-subsidiary label Uni Records. It is the follow-up to their debut album Paid in Full (1987). Follow the Leader spawned no major singles at the time of its release, but is now generally recognized as one of the most groundbreaking and influential hip hop albums of all time.
DANA DANE - DANA DANE WITH FAME 1987
(A DEF CLASSIC)
Dana Dane (born Dana McLeese) is an American hip hop artist known for humorous lyrics (performed with a fake British accent) and for his fashion sense. He was born in the Walt Whitman housing project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, in New York City, and began his career as part of the Kangol Crew with fellow emcee Slick Rick, to whom he sounded markedly similar, although Slick Rick's English lilt was actually genuine. His biggest hit in the United States was "Cinderfella Dana Dane", which peaked at #11 on Billboard magazine's R&B charts in 1987.
Indigo Pyramid (Infinite Potentials, Billion Dollar Quartet, Shlohmo, 0, Elan, 10thLetter, Nigel One...) - Indigo Shades (2010)
DJ SHORTKUT - KUTS FOUNDATION 2004
DUM DUM ILL MIX. SNATCH THIS SHIT
DJ DREZ - BLUEHIPHOPJAZZ 2008
REAL FRESH MIX
THE GASLAMP KILLER - A DECADE OF FLYING LOTUS(mixed by THE GASLAMP KILLER)2009
DIFFERENT YET DOPE
DJ PREMIER - MALCOLM McLAREN TRIBUTE MIX 2010
A MUST HAVE FOR ANY PRIMO FAN. R.I.P MALCOLM McLAREN
HOUSE, NU JAZZ, DOWNTEMPO
MY APOLOGY FOR POSTING THIS LATE. WAS A LIL UNDER THE WEATHER SUNDAY
TENOR SAW - FEVER
Tenor Saw (born Clive Bright, Kingston, Jamaica, February 11, 1966, died August 1988, Houston, Texas, United States) was a prominent dancehall singer in the 1980s, and one of the most influential singers of the early digital reggae era. His best-known song was the 1985 hit "Ring the Alarm" on the "Stalag 17" riddim.
THE SLACKERS - AN AFTERNOON IN DUB
An Afternoon in Dub is an album by the New York ska band The Slackers. It was released in 2005. Several of the songs on the album have been released on previous albums, however the versions on this album are different. The song "Propaganda Dub" also appears on The Slackers/Pulley Split.
DUB JUDAH - BABYLON IS A TRAP 1992
MAD PROFESSOR LIVE MIXING
CRAZY STUPID DEF
TRUE LEGENDARY SOUTHERN TURNTABLIST. NUFF RESPECT
IF ONLY MORE HEADZ WOULD TAKE A STAND FOR THIS CULTURE
CHECK BACK FRIDAYS - ANTOINETTE, POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS, MAIN SOURCE, AWESOME DRE & THE HARD CORE COMMITTE
ANTOINETTE - WHOS THE BOSS 1989
A REAL DEF FEMALE M.C.
Who's the Boss? is the debut album by rapper, Antoinette. It was released in 1989 through Next Plateau Entertainment and featured production from I.G. Off, Jay Ellis and the Ultramagnetic MCs. The album peaked at #47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured several singles, "Shake Rattle & Roll", "Baby Make It Boom" and "Who's the Boss", but none made it to the charts.
POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS - HOLY INTELLECT 1990
PEACE 2 THE GODS & EARTHS
Poor Righteous Teachers were a Hip Hop group from Trenton, New Jersey, founded in 1989. Often referred to as PRT by their fans, Poor Righteous Teachers were known as pro-Black conscious hip hop artists, with musical content inspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths. Wise Intelligent, as the lead MC, was the most visible and well known member of the group. Culture Freedom provided backing vocals and production and Father Shaheed served as a DJ and producer. Its discography, for the most part on Profile Records, is out of print, and Profile Records is now controlled by Arista Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
MAIN SOURCE - BREAKING ATOMS 1990
AN ALL TIME CLASSIC. A MUST HAVE
Main Source was an innovative, acclaimed Toronto and New York-based hip hop group comprising Toronto natives Sir Scratch, K-Cut, and Queens native Large Professor. Later, Mikey D (also a Queens native) replaced Large Professor.
Their first album, Breaking Atoms, featured conscious MC tracks such as "Looking at the Front Door" and "A Friendly Game of Baseball" and "Watch Roger Do His Thing" as well as the first on-record appearance of Nas on "Live at the Barbeque", which also featured Joe Fatal and Akinyele. Because of business differences, the group broke up before their second album, tentatively entitled The Science could be released. However, Sir Scratch and K-Cut released a second album under the Main Source name, entitled Fuck What You Think, with new recruit Mikey D on vocals; however, the album was shelved due to inner conflicts between the record label and group management.
AWESOME DRE & THE HARDCORE COMMITEE - YOU CANT HOLD ME BACK 1989
A TRUE DETROIT LEGENDARY M.C. DEFINATLY IN MY TOP TEN HIP HOP CLASSICS
Awesome Dré & The Hardcore Committee are probably the first Detroit-based rap group to be signed to a major label in 1989 releasing You Can't Hold Me Back on Priority Records. Even with the singles "You Can't Hold Me Back" and "Frankly Speaking", the album reached #52 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts before Awesome Dré faded into obsurity. However, his short-lived legacy put Motown on the map, which had previously only been known for R&B and techno/house, and it would be a precursor for other rap acts that would come forth years later.
Best known for being the manager of the infamous Punk Rock-legend Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren also made a true impact on the early years of the culture. Buffalo Gals was straight up the shit and it changed lives for so many of us.
Thank you for your impact, Malcom.