Urban Species

Profile:
British hip-hop band, formed in Tottenham, London, England, in the late 80s. Urban Species were tipped as the next potential breakthrough in UK hip-hop.

They originally comprised lead rapper Mint (Peter Akinrinola) and DJ Renegade (b. Winston Small). Toaster Slim (b. Rodney Green) later joined.

The trio started to produce small runs of white labels, distributing them under the names of either Mint or Renegade. This earned them a reputation among both pirate radio stations and clubs. Even the hip New York stations Kiss and WBLS picked up on one of their tracks, "It's My Thing", but they were hamstrung by finances and unable to capitalize.

They came to the attention of Talkin' Loud Records boss Gilles Peterson, who signed them in 1991.
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Urban Species Discography Tracks

Albums

Urban Species - Listen album art Urban Species Listen (Album) Talkin' Loud Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Blanket album art Urban Species Blanket (Album) Talkin' Loud Europe 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Urban Species - The Experience EP album art Urban Species The Experience EP (EP) Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
TLKDJ 044 Urban Species - The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade) album art Urban Species The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade)(12", Promo) Talkin' Loud TLKDJ 044 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Brother album art Urban Species Brother (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Spiritual Love album art Urban Species Spiritual Love (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Listen album art Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar - Listen (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
AS 5000 980 Urban Species - Spiritual Lover / 100% Pure Love album art Urban Species / Crystal Waters Urban Species / Crystal Waters - Spiritual Lover / 100% Pure Love(7", Jukebox, Promo) Polygram AS 5000 980 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Religion And Politics EP album art Urban Species Religion And Politics EP (EP) Talkin' Loud UK 1997 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love album art Urban Species Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Woman album art Urban Species Woman (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
Urban Species - Blanket album art Urban Species Blanket (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
566 952-2 Urban Species - Just A Matter Of Time album art Urban Species Just A Matter Of Time(CD, Single) Mercury 566 952-2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TKDJ 71 Urban Species - Talkin' Inside The Beat album art Eternal Sun / DJ Venom (2) / Urban Species Eternal Sun / DJ Venom (2) / Urban Species - Talkin' Inside The Beat(12", Promo, Smplr) Talkin' Loud TKDJ 71 UK 2000 Sell This Version
UIKY-75054 Urban Species - Still A Friend Of Mine / Spiritual Love album art Incognito / Urban Species Incognito / Urban Species - Still A Friend Of Mine / Spiritual Love(7", Ltd) Universal Music UIKY-75054 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

982 962-5 Urban Species - Listen album art Urban Species Listen(12", Comp) Talkin' Loud Classics 982 962-5 UK 2005 Sell This Version