Urban Species

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

Singles & EPs

TLKDJ 044 Urban Species The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade)(12", Promo) Talkin' Loud TLKDJ 044 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species The Experience EP (Single, EP) Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species Brother (Maxi, Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
Urban Species Spiritual Love (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1993 Sell This Version
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 / 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 (EP) Talkin' Loud UK 1997 Sell This Version
Urban Species Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
4558 Urban Species Blanket(CD, Maxi, Promo) Talkin' Loud 4558 France 1998 Sell This Version
Urban Species Woman (Maxi, Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
Urban Species Blanket (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud UK 1998 Sell This Version
566 952-2 Urban Species Just A Matter Of Time(CD, Single) Mercury 566 952-2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TKDJ 71 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
001 Urban Species Blanket Ft. Imogen Heap (Malikor Bootleg)(10", S/Edition, Dub) BHS:Not On Label 001 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

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