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posted a review of Boogie Boys. 5 months ago
Thought I would do a quick review on this overlooked group. I like them, but they don't seem that popular and that saddens me. Who doesn't like 'You ain't fresh' or 'Zodiac' or the b-boy anthem 'Break dancer'. Those tracks are strong. They may have been ... See full review
posted a review of Earth, Wind & Fire - Faces. 6 months ago
To me, a lifelong EWF fan, this is their most slept on album. "Faces" Hasn't got the props and accolades it truly deserves. Is it their best? Probably not, but it ain't far behind. It has all their trademark sounds and top notch musicianship is in ... See full review
posted a review of Earth, Wind & Fire - Powerlight. 6 months ago
A very strong release from the elements. Don't be fooled because it's a good ten years after their debut. This album has some quality tracks, 'side by side' 'the speed of love' and 'something 'special' are my three favourites, but the rest of this album ... See full review
posted a review of Andrew White - Who Got De Funk?. 6 months ago
If I could do a funk record, I would do it this way. I love the change in tempo on this track, It's funky as hell. The music is superb. This track is a great example of how different and classy funk music can be. A true gem. Andrew...You definitely got ... See full review
posted a comment on Fat Boys - Fat Boys. 6 months ago
Have to agree with the previous dude, this is the best they ever did. I also adore this album, every damn track is good. Their second and third albums were half decent, but after that, forget it. This release is their masterpiece to me. I can't praise it ... See full review
posted a review of Spyder-D - Rap Is Here To Stay / Buckwheat's Beat. 6 months ago
Another nice release from Spyder D. Indeed, Duane knew what he was talking about. Rap was most definitely here to stay. "Buckwheat's Beat" is quite catchy, but not a patch on the Rap Is Here To Stay track. 35 years have passed since it's release, and it ... See full review
posted a comment on Style (2) - In Tone We Trust. 6 months ago
I still have this album. I think it's a decent effort. The tracks "set the mood" "pray for death" "victim to the vinyl" and "the assassinator" are very good, and worth buying just for those cuts. The other tracks are OK, but not to everyone's liking. I ... See full review
posted a review of The Packman - I'm The Packman (Eat Everything I Can). 6 months ago
This track takes me way back. First heard this on the Street Sounds Electro 1 album, the very first track as well. It's a nice record with some cool vocoder parts. Remember this on the boombox in school during lunch break...aahh, the good ol' days. A ... See full review
posted a review of The Crusaders - Southern Comfort. 6 months ago
My favourite album by them, and they have a huge catalogue. I can't find a weak point on this release. Musicianship out of this world. So nice to play this and just mellow out. A stellar effort from this fantastic group. Highly recommended
posted a review of Jean-Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger. 6 months ago
My favourite album from Jean-Luc. Love the title track, but the track that nails it for me is 'Don't let the world pass you by' mind blowing tempo and a gorgeous build up. Phenomenal musicianship. Don't research this album, just buy it and bask in it's ... See full review
posted a review of Low Profile - Funky Song. 6 months ago
Incredible release from Low Pro. Aladdin's skills are mind blowing. Nice cut ups on Bootsy Collins and Ripple. W.C. always tight, never fails to impress. Wish they did more together. Nice to hear hip hop being done the way it should be. Essential
posted a comment on Supreme Force - You Gotta Come Out Fresh. 6 months ago
This is such a quality track. Hardcore hip hop at it's finest. A young Freddie Foxxx steals the show. Blinding lyrics and a beat to match. God I wish hip hop was still being made in this vein. Like Common said, I Miss H.E.R. Just buy this and don't ... See full review
posted a review of Spyder-D - Placin' The Beat. 6 months ago
Agree with the first review, this is a gem from Spyder-D, My second favourite track from him, his best without a doubt is "Big Apple Rappin" 4 years prior to this. Placin' The Beat is always in rotation at home, a forgotten classic from strong year for ... See full review
posted a review of Hurt 'Em Bad And The S.C. Band* - Martin Luther. 6 months ago
Adore this track, It's tempo is beautiful, the raps are nice, plus words from the great man tops it off. My favourite release from Hurt Em Bad. 37 years since it was recorded, and still sounds fantastic. First heard this on a Wild Bunch mix tape back in ... See full review
posted a review of Funkmaster Wizard Wiz - Bellevue Patient. 6 months ago
I still love this album. Hard to believe it's 34 years since it dropped. Funkmaster definitely had his own style. Love the title track and 'crack it up'. Check out his other 12" releases, they don't disappoint. He never got the props he deserved, well ... See full review
posted a review of Lakim Shabazz - The Lost Tribe Of Shabazz. 6 months ago
Nice follow up to his incredible first album. This album isn't as strong as his first but it still has some quality on it. The title track, and style wars are my faves. Lakim had a really good flow, he was a little dude but his voice was large and ... See full review
posted a review of Run-D.M.C.* - Hard Times / Jam-Master Jay. 6 months ago
Classic cut by Run DMC. Especially like the 'Jam Master Jay' track. Don't crank the bass up to high on that track or you might need new windows, it's a beast. Sampled numerous times. I miss this era of hip hop. R.I.P. Jam Master Jay, your cuts live on
posted a review of The Cold Crush Brothers* - Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold. 6 months ago
A perfect example of how hip hop should sound. Perfection on the mic. To me, their finest moment on wax. Outstanding track.
posted a review of The Cold Crush Brothers* - Punk Rock Rap. 6 months ago
I don't normally review records I don't like, but I had to say something about this release. I love Cold Crush, But I can't bring myself to love this track. It's bland and boring at the very least. It's hard to believe this is the same group that dropped ... See full review
posted a review of Steady "B"* - Just Call Us Def. 6 months ago
Steady B's finest track by a mile. I remember hearing this on the radio, played by the late John Peel (R.I.P) The production and the sound is so gritty and raw. Purchased it within a week of hearing it. I wish hip hop would revert back to this style ... See full review
posted a review of Apollo Brown - Sincerely, Detroit. 6 months ago
Another banger from Apollo, or as I refer to him "The Crackle Man" This guy rarely disappoints. Deserves a medal for his production and devotion to hip hop. Thanks Apollo for bringing these tunes to our ears. I'm still trying to trace a lot of his ... See full review
posted a review of Marco Polo (3) & Torae - Double Barrel. 6 months ago
Not enough hip hop like this about. This a strong effort from Marco & Torae. Revolution never disappoints. The absence of the DJ is whats lacking in a lot of current hip hop. Without the DJ there would be no hip hop. I've never forgotten that.
posted a review of DJ Revolution - King Of The Decks. 6 months ago
Beautiful cuts from Rev, his skills are on point and precise. A solid album throughout. Some nice cameos on here. Nice to hear people paying homage to the Dj, the forgotten heroes of hip hop. An essential purchase for any turntablism fans
posted a review of The Sequence - Funk It Up '85. 6 months ago
This is a slept on release from The Sequence. It has a similar vibe to their classic "Funk You Up" Maybe not as good as that one, but a worthy effort from this talented trio. I particularly like the rap from Blondie, she holds her own on the mic. A nice ... See full review
posted a review of Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam. 6 months ago
One of the great releases from Sugarhill Records. This track was featured in the legendary Wheels of Steel 12" by Grandmaster Flash. It's a great effort from Spoonie and the Sequence. Nice raps, nice tempo, and has that typical sugarhill sound we all ... See full review
posted a comment on Change - Sharing Your Love. 6 months ago
This is a nice third album from Change, but it could never live up to their previous two albums, which were borderline perfection. Without Luther they were never as strong. Standout tracks for me are "sharing your love" and "promise your love" I ... See full review
posted a comment on The Fearless Four - Dedication. 6 months ago
A classic cut by the Fearless 4. They could never match "Rockin' It" but this is still pretty decent. Brought to a lot of people's ears via Street Sounds Electro 7. Tuff City was such a great label for early hip hop, especially these red/orange label ... See full review
posted a review of Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast. 6 months ago
Easily the best track the Captain ever recorded. A lot of cats in the UK were introduced to this gem via Streetsounds Electro 6. Very proud to own this sublime track. Flawless. I salute you Captain!
submitted Lee Ritenour - Morning Glory / Sugarloaf Express. 9 months ago
submitted Earth, Wind & Fire - The Great Earth, Wind & Fire. 12 months ago
submitted Various - Milestone / Galaxy Original Jazz Classics Sampler. about 1 year ago
submitted DJ Black Steal - The Original Wildstyle Breakbeats Album. about 1 year ago
submitted Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess - The Best Of Ramsey Lewis. about 1 year ago
submitted Dave Grusin - She Could Be Mine. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - Groove Merchant: Ain't It A Groove - Funk And Jazz Revolution. over 4 years ago
submitted Earth, Wind & Fire - Moonwalk. over 6 years ago
submitted Earth, Wind & Fire - Where Have All The Flowers Gone / Time Is On Your Side. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three* - The New Rap Language / Love Rap. over 16 years ago
This groundbreaking track is just awesome! After many years of thinking, this is my No.1 old school hip hop 12". It has everything to me - Pooche Costello goin' wild on the congas, Pumpkin overseeing things, Kool Moe Dee in his prime and Special K. & ... See full review