Friday 30 March 2012

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 2 Vinyl only mix of rare late 80’s Hip-Hop (Free Download)

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 2
Vinyl only mix of rare late 80’s Hip-Hop

Supreme DJ Nyborn - Versality
Gangstarr – No More Mr Nice Guy
Kool G. Rap – Butcher Shop
Finesse & Synquis – Soft But Deadly (Ced Gee Mix)
Kid & Play – Last Night
YZ – Taggin’ It Up
T La Rock – Flow With The New Style
Uptown – Dope On Plastic
Chill Rob G Let Me Show You (Pasemaster Mase & Prince Paul Remix)
Big Daddy Kane –
The 7A3 – Everybody Get Loose
Sparkiy- D – Throwdown
3XDope – Joe Familiar
3rd Bass – Wordz Of Wisdom (Sam Sever Remix)
Top Choice – Peace Of Mind
Tall Dark & Handsome – We Don’t Need Crack
X-Clan – Heed The Word Of The Brother
The 45 King ft. Markey Fresh - The King Is Here
MC Shan – Juice Crew Law
Special Ed – I’m The Magnificent
Choice MC – Let’s Make Some Noise (Tony D Remix)
The Mau-Mau Clan Overlords - Contact Sport
Twin Hype – Double Barrel
Stetsasonic – Miami Bass

Listen/Download on Here

DJ Shucks One Late 80s Benzy Box Beaters Part 1 here

Rare 1989 DMC World Champion Cut Master Swift (The En4cers) Interview

The En4cers Left to Right Cut Master Swift, DJ Pogo & Billy Biznizz aka B-Boy Spider!
B-Boys to Men

Rare 1989 DMC World Champion Cut Master Swift talks Originality & Violence in Hip-Hop with Mariella Frostrup on a 1989 UK
Legendary UK scratch-mix DJ and member of UK DJ Super Crew the En4cers. Now often a presenter at DMC DJ championships, and producer and DJ.

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**Uploaded for Educational Purposes only!!! Will remove if requested**
*Extremely Rare*

"In 1994 DJ Pogo, DJ Biznizz and Cutmaster Swift (before we became collectively know as the En4cers) put out one of the greatest UK battle challenges period, we invite any UK DJ put up or shut up to put it politely!" - Cut Master Swift

Cutmaster Swift B Boyin' back in 85' Rare!


5%er Papoose previously released a 50 Shots - Papoose a searing attack on the tragic Police killing of "Sean Bell shooting incident" by Undercover Police at his bachelor party. One of the only Rappers to do so...

"A Song for Trayvon" by Jasiri X - LIVE FROM BROOKLYN, NY
found here

Check The Kool Skool's Shucks One Interviews with Conscious MC Jasisri X here

Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) Near Tears After Getting So Angry About Trayvon Martin!
found here

Really!!! Trayvon Martin Deserves It???Really!!! Trayvon Martin Deserves It???
Positive commentary by WillieMoore jr.

Monday 26 March 2012

Action Bronson Live In London & Backstage Party Video (The Kool Skool Exclusive!)

Action Bronson Live In London & Backstage Party Video (The Kool Skool Exclusive!)

Action Bronson's 1st Trip to the UK resulted in 2 sell out shows in London. The Kool Skool's Shucks One went back stage. The UK's Piff Gang, The Mack Of All Trades, Oliva Sudden, ATG, Smart Crew, DFN, ID & free beer, of course the party turned into a Graff Session! Action Bronson Smashed it!

Action Bronson Live
Bring Back Rap TV about town.

Action Bronson Rapping & buying drinks for fans!

Jungle Brothers (Zulu Nation/Native Tongues) live Fri April 13th at The Bussey Building / CLF Art Cafe Peckham South London!

Jungle Brothers Zulu Nation/Native Tongues live  Fri April 13th at The Bussey Building / CLF Art Cafe Peckham South London!
 Fri April 13th An Exhibition of Sound continues with Chapter 3 / Hip Hop - Featuring the Mighty JUNGLE BROTHERS LIVE + a special DJ set from the one and only DJ SAMMY B. The JBS one of the most famous and celebrated Hip Hop groups of all time returning with a career-spanning set dropped loud, hard and fast at The Bussey Building / CLF Art Cafe. The original Native Tongue Head honchos [De La Soul and A Tribe called Quest], artists that can truly claim the title Legendary. Mike Gee, Afrika Baby Bam & Dj Sammy B performing Live as part of their "Straight Out The Jungle Spring Reunion Tour'
Special Guest DJs T.B.A. Tickets on sale now!
Tickets here
Advance tickets available from
Tickets also available on the door.

Special thanks to Transportine for the heads up!

The Jungle Brothers are members of the Universal Zulu Nation and founders of The Native Tongues movement that included De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, and others. In this clip they explain the meaning behind their song "Black Is Black" and perform the title track off of the 1988 album "Straight Out The Jungle".
Mike G's uncle is Kool Dj Red Alert a foundation Bronx Block Party DJ and later member of KRS One's Boogie Down Productions crew.
The Jungle Brothers
Kool DJ Red Alert
Universal Zulu Nation

Firma Onrust TV special with Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest. Includes interviews and live footage from the Effenaar, Eindhoven show on 13-3-1990.

Very interesting Afrika Baby Bam from the Legendary Jungle Brothers interview with Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio. It was the first show of 2011 and one of the best interviews we've been a part of. If you are aware of the Jungle Brothers you can only imagine the amount of Hiphop knowledge that was discussed. Thank you BAM!
Big up DJ Lord Ron for continuing to bring us the finest on Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio. DJ Resident played some ill instrumentals, peep it!

Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio: Jungle Brothers (Afrika Baby Bam) Interview
(PART 2)
Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio: Jungle Brothers (Afrika Baby Bam) Interview
(PART 3)
Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio: Jungle Brothers (Afrika Baby Bam) Interview (PART 4)

Mix Master Ralph M & NC Abram in the building!
Breakbeats & Rhymes Radio
Hosted By: Rebels To The Grain
Holding it down on the Tables:
DJ Lord Ron, Mix Master Ralph M & DJ Resident
"late" Saturday Nights 2-4 A.M.
on 90.7 FM KPFK

Friday 23 March 2012

Strictly For The 80's & 90's Polo Boostin Season Raps

Somewhere in Sutton?^
80's & 90's Boostin Season Raps
Polo Season... Again (Oh Its Like That Now)

Double A.B., Karniege & Torae "Early 90's" (Official Video) The Swashbuckler-Man Bites Dog Records
Man Bites Dog Records are proud to present the "Early 90's" music video with Double A.B., Karniege & Torae, Song produced by Kount Fif from the album The Swashbuckler Volume 1: The Viking Wars. Video directed by R.M.L.

Rack-Lo "Strictly 4 The 80's" (Lord Finesse "Girls Step Up To This Rythm)


Five Deez- The Boostin Jam

Artist- Five Deez
Song- The Boostin Jam
Album- Kinkynasti

Zhigge - Lo Life Skit

ABz - Polo On My Chest Levis Cargos On My Asz

The Dalston Art Student Anthem (Probably...)

Maybe they will start rapping about Cross Colours soon too????


Wednesday 21 March 2012

"Sweet VS. Sense" Common and the Drake Beef - Cash In or Cop Out?

"Sweet VS. Sense" 
Common and the Drake Beef - Cash In or Cop Out?

Common Sense - Breaker 1/9 1993

Common "Can I Borrow a Dollar" 1992
Common came out at the beginning of the 90's in the Early 90's Timbo Era Chorus Rap. He like many MC's of the time MCed in a style that was popular at the time sometimes called the "Diggedy-Diggedy Style", a Fast Rap style that many in the UK claimed was bitten off the UK Dancehall Sound System MC'sartists like Demon Boyz, Daddy Freddy, and London Posse's Bionic to name but a few. 

Sipho R.I.P. & Bionic M.C. (London Posse) 1986 interview & live set
Bionic Breaks down the "Reggae Rap Style"

Common, then known as Common Sense (shortened to Common due to a Copyright litigation), was one of the only Chicago Hip-Hop artists to really break out of that cities big and slept-on Hip-Hop scene. His 1st Album "Can I Borrow a Dollar" made a lot of noise on the Underground, with was Production by No ID., The Beatnuts and included lots interesting Sample flips and Scratching. The Beatnuts at the time had just blown up onto the Underground scene and the fact that they were involved in the project bode well for the Chi-Town rapper. Producer No ID. another Chicago Native, got a lot of attention as well, and became a artist in his own right in 1997 he released Accept Your Own and Be Yourself (The Black Album)

No ID., sometimes called "The Godfather Of Chicago Hip-Hop", like the Chicago scene in general has never really gotten the props he deserves, mentoring a young Kanye West, and many artists from that city. In around 2005, he produced a very Underground diss record aimed at Common, with the general theme that he had left the city and forgotten his roots. They have since re-united and No ID. and produces for many of Rap's biggest stars Killer Mike, Rick Ross, Drake Jay-Z and more.

Common "Ressurection" 1996
DJ Sinister X-Men/X-ecutioners on the cuts!

In 1994, Common released his much more noticed second album "Ressurection", the song "I Used to Love H.E.R." encapsulated the feeling among the Hip-Hop community that the culture had lost its way and had been co-opted, degraded and become "Hollywood". Around that time he also released "The Bitch In Yoo", a firing Diss against one of Raps Icons Ice Cube. It was a brave and interesting choice, as Ice Cube was not your typical Gangsta Rapper, a fierce MC in his own right, many claimed that he wrote most of his ex-Crew N.W.A.'s lyrics, and was the face man for the genre as a whole. 

More in depth info on the Common VS. Ice Cube Beef can be found here

B-Boy VS. G-Boy

Ice Cube at the time was a proponent of the Nation Of Islam, and Common, as the title of the album suggests, became "Ressurected" within "The Lost and Found Nation of Islam in North America" aka the N.O.I. The high profile shots and rivalry, was defused (like many rap Beefs) by the leader of that group Minister Louis Farrakhan. But the fact that a underground B-Boy from Chicago, had stood up for the direction of the culture, gained a lot of love for Common. But interestingly, during that period, Ice Cube was also rapping in the so-called "Diggidy-Diggidy Style" Fast Rap style at the time, few people commented on this.

Ice Cube "Wicked"

Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Talib Kweli & Common
In 1996, De La Soul released their legendary 4th album "Stakes Is High", the group re-assembled The Native Tongues, and appeared to have added some new members, Black Star (Mos Def, Talib Kweli &DJ Hi-Tek), Consequence and Common. For Hip-Hop purists, the move was extremely positive, not just because it was a East Coast Super Group, but it promoted the Conscious/Brotherhood aspect, in a Versace dipped industry.

Recently Common has been involved with a Beef with Drake, one of Cash Money's new roster of Regional and International Artists, including Drake (Canada), Niki Minaj (Trinidadian born/Brooklyn Native ) the U.K.'s own Jay Sean and others. Drake is a Teen actor who now Raps, his 1st album was extremely well received and has been celebrated as one of the new school's best. 

Before (Canadian) Drake was singing and talking like a D-Boy from the Trap, he was "Wheel Chair Jimmy" in Canadian T.V. show "The Kids From Degrassi Street". (For those not familiar with the subject, Canada and the U.S. are different places and their accents and cultures are different, jussayin!)

Drake/Jimmy freestyling on Degrassi...

Drake "Day Care" - "Take Care" Spoof
His second album "Take Care" has come under considerable critisism from Hip-Hop fans as being "Soft" and has to much of Drake singing "Vocoder style" ballads. There has been an unprecedented slew of comedy photoshop mock ups gunning Drake for his sophomore album. But that said, commercially the album did well, a hit amongst the female album buying market, and as most industry people understand that translates into $$$$! It is officially Platinum, as of writing this. 

Ludacris - Bada Boom (Big Sean & Drake Diss) 
Drake has had very mixed responses from traditional artists, DMX to mention but one, everybody seems to have an opinion about him. That's not to mention Beef with Toronto's Kardinal Offishall and more recently Ludacris??? But what is really going on? Is it a serious case of Band wagon jumping? Is it that Hip-Hop has been reduced to Cash fuelled 2 week beefs to sell units? The "True School" are always going to back Common (even after Electric Circus), but is it just a case of bitter old "Mad Rappers" as French Montana has said, or is it personal, or a Cash In? Common represents grown man B-Boy culture, of that there is no doubt, but Common just released a new album, then disses Drake? Is Drake an easy target? Say what you want about modern Hip-Hop, and whether you like him or not, he is popular amongst a certain demographic. Is Drake is the epitome of what is "wrong" with this culture? Perhaps to some, but surely there are bigger fish to fry?

Rick Ross - Stay Schemin' (feat. Drake &French Montana) Common Diss

"McRib Back" Rick Ross ft. Drake Official Music Video

Common - Sweet (Official Parody Video) by Theory Hazit

Stay Schemin' Common Diss

Positive or Cop Out? A bit early? You decide.

It doesn't take a Sociology Professor to see that over-hyped average artists, amped egos, Industry fueled Beef and Money is definitely chipping away at Hip-Hop's credibility. As an upright elder in the scene, Common has had an amazing career, he is still a credible musician, and is a fully fledged actor, his history is undeniable. You only have to look at who "were" his peers when he started out, you will find few of them with a record career, let alone Hollywood career! In this era of "Twitter Beef" and "youtube Wars", many in Hip-Hop need to remember that Hip-Hop Battles are a PART of the culture, not THE Culture. 
Actors Turned Rappers or Rapper Turned Actors... Choose a lane already. New School need to respect the Architects, but at the same time The Old School need to give the New School some space...

Monday 19 March 2012

UK Hip-Hop Producer, DJ & Ex Itch FM Family, Ghost presents: 'A Tale of Life In VI Parts' New EP

UK Hip-Hop Producer, DJ & Ex Itch FM Family, Ghost presents:
'A Tale of Life In VI Parts' EP 

"They say the best music is created in times of hardship. Hardship can be many different things in many different ways but everyone experiences hardship in one way or another over the course of a lifetime. We all know music has the ability to influence the way people feel and for musicians it can be a way for them to deal with situations in life. Countless artists have produced music reflective of what’s happening around them, inside them, it’s the expression that’s important." 
Download the EP from the Ghost bandcamp page