DJ Rap ‎– Propa Classics Volume 4

Proper Talent ‎– PTC004
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Lick Shot
Featuring – Hooligan*
AA Ruffest Gun Ark
Featuring – Top Cat



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February 7, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Both tunes feature MCs. “Lick Shot” starts out with an ambient-sounding intro with breathy female vocals, it all threatens to turn into something off Logical Progression for a while but then the proper tune drops which is a bit like “Fire”, with an aggressive amen drum pattern and quite a lengthy bit of MCing. I can’t really hear what he’s going on about but I’m pretty sure he says “arse” at one point. Then it all goes back to ambient, then fierce again, etc. etc.

The B-side is classic ragga jungle and it’s also fast enough to play out next to current stuff. Top Cat (he off “Champion DJ” on Congo Natty records) puts it down over a very dancehall-esque bassline, a bit like “Under Me Sleng Teng” (or “Way In My Brain” by SL2 if you’re young). Rather than being a full studio recording the track loops up a short bit of MC’ing, something about being “The ruffest gun ark from outta South Park”, although perhaps I mishear slightly. The end result is really simple but effective and if you like “Fire”, “Champion DJ” etc. you’ll probably want this. The sleeve of this record also features a collage of old skool rave flyers that will either make you laugh, feel nauseous or get misty eyed, depending on what you were up to in 1994.