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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Albums

518 648-4 Listen — Urban Species Urban Species Listen (Album) Talkin' Loud 518 648-4 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
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558 776-2 Blanket — Urban Species Urban Species Blanket (Album) Talkin' Loud 558 776-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

TLKDJ52 The Experience EP — Urban Species Urban Species The Experience EP (EP) Talkin' Loud TLKDJ52 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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TLKDJ 044 The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade) — Urban Species Urban Species The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade)(12", Promo) Talkin' Loud TLKDJ 044 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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TLKDJ60/61, TLKDJ60, TLKDJ61 Spiritual Love — Urban Species Urban Species Spiritual Love (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud TLKDJ60/61, TLKDJ60, TLKDJ61 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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1953 Brother — Urban Species Urban Species Brother (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud 1953 France 1994 Sell This Version
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TLKMC 43, 862 768 - 4 Listen — Urban Species Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar - Listen (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud TLKMC 43, 862 768 - 4 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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AS 5000 980 Spiritual Lover / 100% Pure Love — Urban Species 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
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URBCD 1 Brother  — Urban Species Urban Species Brother (CD, Single, Promo) Talkin' Loud URBCD 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SAC 940 Listen — Urban Species Urban Species Listen(Cass, Single, Promo, Smplr) London Records, Payday SAC 940 US 1994 Sell This Version
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TLCD23, 574 533-2 Religion And Politics EP — Urban Species Urban Species Religion And Politics EP (EP) Talkin' Loud TLCD23, 574 533-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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TKD 24 Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love — Urban Species Urban Species Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love Talkin' Loud TKD 24 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Blanket (Optical Remix Instrumental) / Reminisce — Urban Species Urban Species / DJ Die Urban Species / DJ Die - Blanket (Optical Remix Instrumental) / Reminisce(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
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TKDJ41 Blanket — Urban Species Urban Species Blanket (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud TKDJ41 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Woman — Urban Species Urban Species Woman (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud none France 1998 Sell This Version
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566 952-2 Just A Matter Of Time — Urban Species Urban Species Just A Matter Of Time(CD, Single) Mercury 566 952-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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TKDJ 71 Talkin' Inside The Beat — Urban Species 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
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none DJ Trace / Urban Species DJ Trace / Urban Species - Sonar (Ed Rush & Optical V.I.P.) / Blanket (Optical Remix Instrumental)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

982 962-5 Listen — Urban Species Urban Species Listen(12", Comp) Talkin' Loud Classics 982 962-5 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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UIKY-75054 Still A Friend Of Mine / Spiritual Love — Urban Species Incognito / Urban Species Incognito / Urban Species - Still A Friend Of Mine / Spiritual Love(7", Comp, Ltd) Universal Music UIKY-75054 Japan 2018 Sell This Version