Ultra Magnetic M.C.'s* ‎– Ego Tripping / Funky Potion

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Ego Tripping 5:28
Ego Bits 2:07
Funky Potion 5:31
Funky Extension 4:30

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jaysio

jaysio

March 14, 2012
referencing Ego Tripping / Funky Potion, 12", NP 50051

Top record which did stand out not only for the heavy drum break but for the rhymes which were unusual and stood out back then. Any fans needed this record on 12" back then as when the album dropped , it cut the record in 2 and you lost Keith's weird non-rhyming verse.
This wasnt actually the 1st rap record to loop a break beat as Kurtis Blow's If I ruled the world already had a trouble funk break used in it the year before.
encarnita

encarnita

March 8, 2010
referencing Ego Tripping / Funky Potion, 12", Promo, NP 50051
Whitel Label Promo of this all-time Classic!
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MentallyMad

MentallyMad

March 4, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Ego Tripping / Funky Potion, 12", NP 50051
Boy do I remember when this record dropped! And what a great time for hip hop this was. Also brand new at this time was Eric B. & Rakim's "Eric B. For President" and Boogie Down Production's "South Bronx", and Biz Markie's "Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz" was just a week or two away. The Radio was never the same. "Ego Tripping" in particular stands out the most to me. At this time, it was the first rap record to actually sample the breakbeat in it's entirety. Marley would use the SP1200 on "The Bridge" and "Eric B' For President" before this record, but he didn't loop the breakbeat, but rather reconstruct them, which was also mind blowing. Ced-Gee used the SP12 in a different way. He also chopped up the "Substitution" break, but inserted bits and pieces mainly throughout the hook. When Keith and Ced were rhyming, it was a straight up loop, and this was the first time on wax for that. Marley Marl and Ced-Gee were the only ones in 1986 who used the SP1200 drum machine, and they definately started the next phase of hip hop. Now rappers would not rely solely on drum machine beats for their records, like a linn drum, or a roland 808. Rappers were now turning into crate diggers, looking for a new loop or sample for their records. With every Marley Marl produced record, or Ultramagnetic record, producers had to step up their game. This IS my favorite rap record from 1986, and absolutely should be in every old school rap fan's collection!
diseone

diseone

November 5, 2007
referencing Ego Tripping / Funky Potion, 12", NP 50051

This record has been reissued in 2005, the way to tell the difference between the original and the reissue is by looking at the inner circle on the label, this version's inner circle only touches the A at the top of the circle and only just touches the top of the IPPI at the bottom the reissue's Inner circle touches the bottom of the MA at the top and covers the whole of the IPPI at the bottom.