Sep 11, 2007
IM AM VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE STUMBLED UPON THIS RARE GEM. THE FATHER HIMSELF SPINNING THE RECORDS THAT HELPED LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR THE CULTURE THAT WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE SO MUCH,AND ON NEW YEARS DAY.....AAAWWW SHUCKS!!THIS SET WAS RECORDED AT BROADWAY JOES IN BUFFALO NEW YORK.IF YOU DONT KNOW,YOU BETTER PEEP THIS EXCERPT FROM JEFF CHANG'S "CANT STOP,WONT STOP" AND BECOME HIP.DJ Kool Herc was the earliest major figure to emerge from the mid-70's Bronx music scene that would eventually come to be known as Hip-Hop. Born Clive Campbell in Kingston, Jamaica, Herc immigrated to New York City and was exposed at an early age to both American and Jamaican musical traditions. Influenced by soul, rock, funk, reggae and dancehall, DJ Kool Herc staged parties that spawned a global youth culture, rooted in the African American experience.
As a teenager Campbell borrowed his father's massive sound system to throw block parties that brought together his west Bronx community, often until dawn. DJ Kool Herc didn't invent hip-hop's musical aesthetic as much as he unearthed it, buried in the drum breaks of soul and funk records. Realizing that dancers became most energized during the parts of songs where the sole instrumentation was percussion, Herc used two copies of the same record to endlessly loop a beat, driving the dance-floor crazy. During performances, to further excite the crowd, Herc’s crew of hype-men, in the style of Jamaican dancehall toasting, would recite rhymes over the microphone, pioneering the art of rapping. These innovations would gain Herc notoriety across the five boroughs, leading him to club performances around the city for a wide spectrum of audiences.
Though his contemporaries, most notably Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, would improve on Herc's advancements, DJ Kool Herc stands as the originator, without whom an entire generation would lack a soundtrack.
DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT http://www.sedgwickandcedar.com FOR KNOWLEDGE & TO PURCHASE FRESH PIONEERING THREADS AND http://www.cantstopwontstop.com TO PURCHASE JEFF CHANGS INCREDIBLE BOOK,"CAN'T STOP,WON'T STOP" WHICH FEATURES AN INTRODUCTION WRITTEN BY DJ KOOL HERC,PEACE...
The Father of Hip Hop @ Broadway Joes,New Years 2001:
4TH INSTALLMENT OF CLASSIC 80'S RADIO SHOWS. THIS JOINT RUNS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND SHOULD BE DUBBED TO TAPE IMMEDIATELY. YOU SEE I FEEL THERE ARE JUST CERTAIN PIECES OF MUSIC THAT REALLY SHOULDNT CATCH PLAY IN A DISCMAN OR IPOD. IVE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF DUBBING MY COLLECTION TO CASSETTE FOR SOME TIME NOW. IM PRINTING OFFICIAL LABELS AND COVERS FOR THEM AS WELL. IF YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU CAN SEE THATS WHAT I DID WITH THE STRETCH & BOBBITO JAMMIES. SO RUN OUT AND GRIP A 15 PACK OF MAXELL'S FOR $10 BONES AND WALKMAN OFF EBAY FOR $5 BONES AND COMMENCE TO CATCH WRECK.....
Dj Clark Kent 107.5 WBLS MAY 1989:
Heres a Bonus Show From the Following Month JUNE 1989:
Sep 10, 2007
3RD INSTALLMENT OF CLASSIC 80'S RADIO SHOWS. THE "ZULU BEATS" RADIO SHOW WITH AFRIKA ISLAM ON THE WHEELS.HERES SOME HISTORY ON THIS PIONEER.Best known for his production work with hardcore rapper Ice-T, Afrika Islam is a virtuoso DJ, able to spin four turntables at one time. Beginning his career as an apprentice to Afrika Bambaataa, in the late '70s Islam met Earl Chin at radio station WHBI, who offered the young DJ a show. Calling his show Zulu Beats, Islam teamed up with the group Supreme Team and began gaining a substantial following at the station. After a short period as a DJ for the Rock Steady Crew in the early '80s, Islam moved to L.A. where he appeared in films such as Breakin' II and Pump up the Volume. Islam also began doing production work for Ice-T, producing four gold albums for the hardcore rapper, including the Colors and New Jack Hustler soundtracks. Through his work with Ice-T, Islam also began remixing for other artists, including Michael Jackson, New Order, and the Eurythmics. Afrika Islam also exported his successful Zulu Beats show to Japan in 1992. PLEASE DONT SLEEP ON THE SON OF BAMBAATA!! OH,THE LAST FOUR TRACKS ARE FROM A WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM RADIO SHOW,ENJOY.....
Afrika Islam 1983:
Sep 7, 2007
THIS IS WHAT THE LOCAL DIGGERS ARE REDUCED TO. THATS ALRIGHT THOUGH, ROUND TRIP TICKET IS ONLY $8.50 TO THE CITY. WHENEVER IN PHILLY HIT UP "THE PHILADELPHIA RECORD EXCHANGE" ON 5th & SOUTH. 3 FLOORS AND MODERATELY PRICED JOINTSKIES. I'LL TRY TO UP SOME PICTURES NEXT TIME I HIT IT UP. STAY TUNED FOR SOME AFRIKA ISLAM & CLARK KENT JAMMIES,PEACE.....
ONCE AGAIN BACK IS THE INCREDIBLE! DONT KNOW WHAT MONTH THIS 98.7 KISS FM MASTERMIX TAPE IS FROM BUT ITS OFF THE DOOKIE ROPE. IT RUNS FOR 78 MINUTES AND WHEN IT CUTS OFF YOU WISH IT HADN'T. I WOULD LOVE TO GRIP MORE EARLY KISS SHOWS IF ANYBODY HAS ANY. I DONT THINK THESE BROTHAS WERE ROCKIN ON KISS FOR THAT LONG SO ANY SHOWS FOUND WOULD BE LUCK. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR SOME FEEDBACK FROM YA'LL AND GET LINKED UP, LET ME KNOW THE DEAL,GHOST!!
Jazzy Jay & Bam @ 98.7 KISS FM '83:
Sep 6, 2007
MY FIRST INSTALLMENT OF CLASSIC 80'S RADIO SHOWS. THIS JAMMIE IS FROM FEBRUARY '85 WITH NONE OTHER THAN DJ MARLEY MARL ON THE WHEELS. I HAVE A WHOLE MESS OF THESE JOINTS SO STAY TUNED,PEACE!
Mr Magic's Rap Attack Show FEB '85:
HERES A LIVE JOINT FROM HARLEM WORLD IN '82. I BELIEVE ITS THE CRASH CREW ANNIVERSERY PARTY. IF ANYBODY HAS ANY LIVE MATERIAL FROM WAY BACK WHEN PLEASE CONTACT ME.PEACE
Cold Crush 4 w. Tony Tone & Charlie Chase
Cold Crush 4 w. Tony Tone & Charlie Chase
Sep 5, 2007
HEY BACK AGAIN WITH ANOTHER SURESHOT. THIS GEM INCLUDES A SESSION WITH PARALAX WHO FEATURES A MEMBER OF THE FUTURE INDELIBLE MC'S CREW. STAY TUNED.......
Stretch & Bobby 10.14.93:
Sep 4, 2007
I'D LIKE TO SET THIS BLOG OFF WITH THE ABSOLUTE DOPEST CHUMPIES AND WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO POST MATERIAL FROM THE LANDMARK HIP HOP RADIO SHOW OF THE 90'S. I'LL BE BACKTRACKING TO THE 80'S AS WELL WITH RED ALERT SHOWS AND A FEW OTHER JAMMIES. PLEASE LINK ME UP IF YOU HAVE A BLOG AND I'LL DO THE SAME. THIS FIRST TAPE IM POSTING HAS AN APPEARANCE FROM MR. EON WHEN HE WAS MAD HUNGRY. I GOT A WHOLE BATCH OF THESE JOINTS SO STAY TUNED.DONT BE HESITANT TO E-MAIL ME A LIST OF WHAT YOU HAVE SO WE CAN ROCK OUT ON THE TRADE TIP. PEACE