04.23.2014

Too much posse.
The Breaks: Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” The Breaks: Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” That ghostly reggae beat with the raw-ass echo…”Bam Bam” has now been used as the bed to nearly a hundred compositions in hip hop, reggae and electronic genres. Recorded in 1982, her debut One Two featured a few singles with one of those being “Bam Bam” which has now become a dancehall staple. Seven years after its release, it was culled from the stacks and used in Redhead Kingpin’s deep album… View On WordPress

The Breaks: Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam”

The Breaks: Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam”

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That ghostly reggae beat with the raw-ass echo…”Bam Bam” has now been used as the bed to nearly a hundred compositions in hip hop, reggae and electronic genres. Recorded in 1982, her debut One Two featured a few singles with one of those being “Bam Bam” which has now become a dancehall staple.

Seven years after its release, it was culled from the stacks and used in Redhead Kingpin’s deep album…

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A Redhead, Too Brown and a Scathing Diatribe on New Jack Swing A Redhead, Too Brown and a Scathing Diatribe on New Jack Swing This week, we leave the familiar works of Gang Starr to more foreign territory of Redhead Kingpin (red) and Too Brown (brown). From what I recall of Redhead Kingpin is that he delved more in the New Jack Swing side of the hip hop spectrum, which is, barely hip hop. I mean, let’s be real here. If someone told me they were a hip hop head and their favorite group was Bell Biv Devoe, they’d get a… View On WordPress

A Redhead, Too Brown and a Scathing Diatribe on New Jack Swing

A Redhead, Too Brown and a Scathing Diatribe on New Jack Swing

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This week, we leave the familiar works of Gang Starr to more foreign territory of Redhead Kingpin (red) and Too Brown (brown). From what I recall of Redhead Kingpin is that he delved more in the New Jack Swing side of the hip hop spectrum, which is, barely hip hop. I mean, let’s be real here. If someone told me they were a hip hop head and their favorite group was Bell Biv Devoe, they’d get a…

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Gang Starr’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Reviewed Gang Starr’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Reviewed Gang Starr No More Mr. Nice Guy Wild Pitch Records j3 says: I always had a keen ear for Gang Starr’s music, but somehow through the years, No More Mr. Nice Guy escaped me. Likely it was the jump they made to Chrysalis Records a year later that left their sole record for Wild Pitch the odd man out that very will hear. And it sounds very much ancient history upon pressing play. Guru, as the… View On WordPress

Gang Starr’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Reviewed

Gang Starr’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Reviewed

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Gang Starr
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Wild Pitch Records

j3 says:

I always had a keen ear for Gang Starr’s music, but somehow through the years, No More Mr. Nice Guy escaped me. Likely it was the jump they made to Chrysalis Records a year later that left their sole record for Wild Pitch the odd man out that very will hear. And it sounds very much ancient history upon pressing play. Guru, as the…

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04.18.2014

Harry Elam, Jr., Harry Elam, Sr., Keith Elam (Guru), 1970. Cape Cod. Damn, man.
LINK: Fat Lace’s Tribute to Early Gang Starr LINK: Fat Lace’s Tribute to Early Gang Starr Elsewhere on the interweb, Fat Laces posted up an excellent tribute to the earliest roots of Gang Starr…when it was a pre-Primo trio from Boston. Honestly, I knew nothing of this until this week which instantly makes me feel like I’m not the head that I profess to be. Respect to the folks at Fat Laces for their studious work in drumming up these old gems. FAT LACES ARTICLE HERE View On WordPress

LINK: Fat Lace’s Tribute to Early Gang Starr

LINK: Fat Lace’s Tribute to Early Gang Starr

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Elsewhere on the interweb, Fat Laces posted up an excellent tribute to the earliest roots of Gang Starr…when it was a pre-Primo trio from Boston. Honestly, I knew nothing of this until this week which instantly makes me feel like I’m not the head that I profess to be. Respect to the folks at Fat Laces for their studious work in drumming up these old gems.

FAT LACES ARTICLE HERE

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04.16.2014