Off Meth’s upcoming album The Meth Lab.
We have a real oldschool treat today. A legend by the name of Grandmaster Caz, a pioneer, a veteran, you name it. He came from an era of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Grandwizard Theodore & the Fantastic Five, Fantastic Four, Treacherous Three, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Busy Bee Starski, Funky Four Plus One, Melle Mel, Kool DJ AJ, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, The Fat Boys, Spoonie Gee, female trio The Sequence, Queen Lisa Lee, Roxanne Shanté and classic hip hop movies like Wild Style, Style Wars, Beat street, Breakin’, Graffiti Rock and Krush Groove.
When he started rappin’, he truly developed his own style since, as he stated in an interview, there was no one before him he could listen to and legends like Rakim and Big Daddy Kane stated GMC as their influence.
In 1974 at a Kool Herc block party, he encountered rap for the frist time ever. Soon enough, he teamed with DJ Disco Wiz under the name Casanova Fly to form one of the first DJ Crews, Mighty Force. Grandmaster Caz was also the first rapper to perform both DJ (Record) and MC (Vocal) duties. In the late 1970s, he joined The Cold Crush Brothers. Also, he wrote lyrics to The Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight but never received credit for it, so those classic lyrics all of us know and remember, were written by GMC himself. Oldschool in every sense of the word.
DJ Eclipse: So far most of the 90s mix shows I’ve posted have been specialty shows that were found on non-commercial stations and focused on songs you probably wouldn’t hear on mainstream radio. Funkmaster Flex was given an opportunity back in 1993 to start a Friday night mix show on Hot 97 which ran from 11pm-2am. His show was based more on what was popping commercially, but in the clubs and streets. What’s most interesting about this particular show is to see how much commercial music has changed from 1993 to now.
The show starts with a dope Cold Crush Brothers promo for Flex followed by a mixture of joints from names like Onyx, Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Zhigge and Redman. Within the 3 hours Flex also spins Reggae (52:46), Old School (66:09) and has freestyle appearances from Double XX Posse (75:11) and Rampage (124:53). So sit back and enjoy the music and Palladium references along with Angie Martinez, Overseer Salaam (Remi) and the man who is still the king of radio 22 years later.
San Diego-based, Gardena, California-bred rapper Kahlee presents the Eyekon Fotography-directed music video for the remix of Baring My Soul, a song from his new album Blessed featuring Sabac Red of Non-Phixion, Uptown Swuite, CookBook (LA Symphony), Awdbawl and I.Sheik (Revolution of the Mind).
The remix comes courtesy of Digital Martyrs, the Bay Area production team behind Kahlee’s forthcoming remix album Blessed: Remixed By Digital Martyrs. Kahlee’s other releases include Man Of Many Hats, The Seed and Here I Am.
Kahlee’s performed alongside Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, Murs, Dilated Peoples and Immortal Technique. His music has appeared on The Wake Up Show, DJ Premier’s Live From Headqcourterz show and others.
Last week Wednesday, out of the blue, Mr Bigz hit me, saying: ‘Yo Blitz!! I wanna do a mixtape with you…Wanna call it the Bad Boy Mixtape…’ I’ve been a fan of Bigz music since Cor Blimey, so it was a no-brainer.
Myself, Bigz and Turkish went through Bad Boy’s classic beats and decided on a strong 10 joints, then Bigz went away to write. Throughout Wednesday, I kept getting these voicenotes as Bigz kept churning out heavyweight verse after heavyweight verse, no ABC bars over here, this shit was FULL of Flows, Similies, Double Entendres…BARS!!!!!! I went to bed late Wednesday, when I woke, this dude finished 12 killer verses and scrapped 2!! I KNOW he never slept that night…
He was so on his game, he said he wanted to record them all in 1 session on Friday!! and he did just that. In under 3 hours! He didn’t even stop for water!! The guys work ethic is LEGENDARY. The only reason Its only coming out today, is because I only had time to mix it yesterday… ENJOY
Hey ladies and gents, here we have a superb remix track from the duo that really needs no introduction, the legendary Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth from money-earnin Mount Vernon.
The track was released in 1992 as a part of Straighten It Out 12″ single b/w They Reminisce Over You Remix and later came out in 1998 on a remix album by PR & CL called Rare Tracks exclusively through EastWest Japan. I heard this track so many times and everytime I hear it, it stays fresh. Kick back and enjoy!
Kuku$ Klan je izbacio svoj drugi mixtape pod nazivom O Kuku$ima se ne raspravlja na kojem gostuju članovi High5-a, Žugi i Hladni, te Doktor Bolest i Oreb. Tracklistu potražite u nastavku posta, a mixtape preuzmite na Hip Hop Unityjevom portalu.
Kuku$ je, također, najavio zajednički EP sa Shirom Rodbinom koji bi trebao ugledati svjetlo dana sljedeći tjedan.