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

518 648-2, none Urban Species - Listen album art Urban Species Listen (Album) Talkin' Loud 518 648-2, none Germany 1994 Sell This Version
558 776-2 Urban Species - Blanket album art Urban Species Blanket (Album) Talkin' Loud 558 776-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TLKDJ52 Urban Species - The Experience EP album art Urban Species The Experience EP (EP) Talkin' Loud TLKDJ52 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TLKMC 43, 862 768 - 4 Urban Species - Listen... album art Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar Urban Species Featuring MC Solaar - Listen... (Maxi, Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud TLKMC 43, 862 768 - 4 UK & Europe 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
TLKDJ60/61, TLKDJ60, TLKDJ61 Urban Species - Spiritual Love album art Urban Species Spiritual Love (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud TLKDJ60/61, TLKDJ60, TLKDJ61 UK 1993 Sell This Version
2506 Urban Species - Brother album art Urban Species Brother (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud 2506 France 1994 Sell This Version
1953 Urban Species - Brother Bluey'S Edit album art Urban Species Brother Bluey'S Edit(CD, Single, Promo) Talkin' Loud 1953 France 1994 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
SAC 940 Urban Species - Listen album art Urban Species Listen(Cass, Single, Promo, Smplr) London Records, Payday SAC 940 US 1994 Sell This Version
5002 488 Urban Species - Spiritual Love album art Urban Species Spiritual Love(CD, Mini) Mercury 5002 488 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
TLCD23, 574 533-2 Urban Species - Religion And Politics EP album art Urban Species Religion And Politics EP (EP) Talkin' Loud TLCD23, 574 533-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TKD 24 Urban Species - Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love album art Urban Species Predictably Unpredictable / Spiritual Love Talkin' Loud TKD 24 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Urban Species - Woman Remixed By Florent Prabel album art Urban Species Woman Remixed By Florent Prabel(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury none France 1998 Sell This Version
none Urban Species - Blanket (Optical Remix Instrumental) / Reminisce album art Urban Species / DJ Die Urban Species / DJ Die - Blanket (Optical Remix Instrumental) / Reminisce(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
TKDJ41 Urban Species - Blanket album art Urban Species Blanket (Single, Maxi) Talkin' Loud TKDJ41 UK 1998 Sell This Version
566 373-2 Urban Species - Woman album art Urban Species Woman (Single) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud 566 373-2 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
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

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