Wednesday, 24 June 2009


The main reason I started this blog, is to present a side of Hip Hop that doesn't get a lot of airtime in the mainstream press. To present a side of Hip Hop that is intelligent, positive and creative.
The following download, is from one of my favourite rapper/producer extraordinaires: Madlib! This is Track 8 on Madlib's Mind Fusion, volume 4, and is essentially a mix of rare freestyles and tracks from Madlib and his friends who form the crews Loop Pack and CDP (Crate Diggers Palace). The track features some off the chain freestyles/verses from Madlib, Gods Gift and Declaime.
This is one of my favourite little Hip Hop mixes, because all of the emcees display mad originality and intelligence and I think freestyling does demonstrate ones ability as an emcee somewhat. These lot have got lyrics for days.
So sit back, light up and listen to the sounds of real west coast hip hop...

Friday, 5 June 2009


I don't believe I'd never seen this film before about a few weeks ago, I'd never even heard of it, let alone knew of it's existence. This is one of the best Hip Hop films I've ever seen. Perfect as an introduction to the idea of Hip Hop culture as a business. The film also serves up lots of golden footage of all the old school greats talking about what it is they do. From the opening with Meth you can tell the film is on the real, not some fake Hollywood ish.
The film was directed by Peter Spirer, who also made the famous 'Beef' Hip Hop films. Spirer has also recently made a number of films, one on the Hip Hop Police, which I can't wait to see.
So wrap up your blunt, crack open that Henny and enjoy one of the best Hip Hop films I've ever seen.

Watch the whole thing right here...


Check out The Chocolate Boy Wonder Pete Rock & CL Smooth show Fab 5 Freddy around Mount Vernon. Mad freestyles, knowledge & funky flavour for you. This footage is super rare.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


'Hip Hop is now a form of Showbiz'

Listen to how Extra P drops in,'I'm mainly known for the ruff raps, kids steal my lyrics like hubcaps', this track is ridiculous. He bigs up mad NY cats who he probably hangs out with.
Check out young Large Profresh dropping the unreleased track 'Breaks the Atom' courtesy of
Grand Puba, Masta Ace & Main Source with the Brand New Heavies on the Track.
Large Professor- I Just Wanna Chill (96' Geffen Records)