Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jay Swing - High Top Fades & Fat Gold Chains (Mixtape)

I set out to make a tape full of new shit, but for whatever reason this was the outcome. Fuck it, I like EPMD, Public Enemy, and Big Daddy Kane more than Drake, Rick Ross, and Juicy J. Don't get me wrong, when I'm drunk at the club there is nothing else I want to hear more than that new 2Chainz record, but for every other moment of my life I'm good with Eric B & Rakim.

I'd post the track list for this mix but I find that it is best served cold. No song titles, just a bunch of records that make me think of High Top Fades & Fat Gold Chains when I play them. The years covered are '87, '88, '89, '90, and '91. New Jacks be warned though, none of these songs come with a trendy dance attached to them but you can dance to all of them. Nothing but fast Rap (the beats, not the raps). Enjoy.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Classic Material: Kool G. Rap Live at Union Square (1989)

I never did quite make it to any shows at Union Square back in the day. Mostly because I was a kid and my parents didn't let me out of the house after dark, but I'm pretty sure not living anywhere close to NYC had something to do with it as well. It was cool though, because I always knew that one day I would be able to watch poor quality videos on my Commodore 64 of my favourite rappers tearing the house down. You may have seen the Tribe video already, but this is the first time I've seen the Kool Genius of Rap live at Union Square (complete with dancers and a super live crowd). Genius.