McGruff* ‎– Harlem Kids Get Biz

Uptown Records ‎– UPT8P-1033, Universal Records ‎– UPT8P-1033
Vinyl, 12", Promo

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January 2, 2016
This 12" version has a different verse from McGruff than the album version, better IMO


February 14, 2014
edited over 5 years ago

One of the killer promo only releases from the nineties, play at pich +4.

Promo only = not officially released used to be top category in the 90ties, if the tune was dope ( e.g. Mobb Deep promos with promo only acapellas and unreleased remixes )
We were busy picking up the dope stuff that was comming out & there was lot's!
I didn't had the time to check out the independent / private releases, especially pre 1995, but I also question that they made it to Berlin at the time. I used to buy from a private dealer, that also ordered hip hop for two shops, lot's of the stuff that is in demand now, I have never seen before.
The other point is that we selected the records we bought also in consideration if they were able to rock a hip-hop floor, which isn't an important criterion for a serious collector these day's.
Off course I was victim off a certain media hype on Yo!Mtv Raps's, showing most of the time the artists that made it to the major companys, but then the whole culture is not comparable to today. Hip Hop used to be an outsider passion and not mainstream, this is true at least for pre-Wu-Tang Clan times.


March 23, 2011
edited over 8 years ago

This 12 inch record was only released in 1996 as a promo and never got an official release. The Run out groove on Side A reads UPT8P 1033A MD Side B reads UPT8P 1033B (the letters MB are written directly above 1033B on Side B) The originals are mad rare.