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Attention fellow discogers, most of my hip-hop collection (mid-school-late 80s & 90s) will all be on sale within a few months so if there is anything you like e-mail me. As far as trades go, I am looking for west coast hip-hop/funk/electro from 1980-1987/88 <BR>
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<p><b>Greetings fellow Discogers! Comin' live and direct, straight outta Cali, in effect since '84. I enjoy listening to everything from 50's - early 60s rock &amp; roll to early Motown releases, to old school soul, R&amp;B, funk, breakbeats, electro, Hi-NRG, freestyle, house, 80's new wave, old school hip-hop, Miami bass, gangsta rap, new jack swing, and 90's underground rap. I am open to mostly all sorts of music however my favorite type of music is anything with <u>FUNK</u> and <u>SOUL</u>.&nbsp;<br>
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<p>Please direct e-mails to : ( f u n k y f r e s h 1 2 0 0 @ y a h o o . c o m )</p>

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posted a review of Kanye West - Late Registration. over 12 years ago
Kanye West. You either love him or hate him. Personal
feelings put aside, you cannot deny that the man has
talent (although his notorious ego has many times
prevented the due praise of his work). Many critics
have hailed West in the past year as the ... See full review
posted a review of 2 Live Crew* & Ghetto Style - Trow The D. And Ghetto Bass. over 12 years ago
"Trow The D" was the first release on Luke's Skyywalker label, and similar to 4 Sight Record's "Beef Box", the first pressings differ from the later releases on the label. The first pressing was on a silver label [click on image for more details] and ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Dog - Penicillin On Wax. over 13 years ago
There are two versions of this CD, there is no physical way to know which version of the CD you have. The first version is more rare. After the CD came out, N.W.A. sued Tim Dog because he Jacked their song for his "Intro". Ruffhouse pulled all the first ... See full review
posted a review of Majxsty - Wicked. over 13 years ago
Majxsty
"Wicked"
Southern female rapper with a mainstream/club rap style. Predictable lyrical content, medicore delivery, and uneven production all comes off sounding amateruish and cliche. Overall a poor (wo)man's version of Lil' Kim or Missy Elliot ... See full review
posted a review of Wizzards Of Rock - Good Thang / Stone To The Bone. over 13 years ago
This record was originally released in the United States on the Southern California-based indie hip-hop label Rank Productions in 1987 and was later reissued on Champion for the European market.
posted a review of Symbolic Three Featuring DJ Dr. Shock - No Show. over 13 years ago
With the growing popularity of reply-records ignited by the "Roxanne" craze, several artists attempted to run with the format targeting other hit rap records. Doug E. Fresh's & Slick Rick's hit "The Show" became a likely target considering it was a ... See full review
posted a review of Cli-N-Tel - Ling-O-Istic. over 13 years ago
Interesting fact: Hip-hop artist Cli-N-Tel in fact did not have a copy his "It's Time To Jam" 12" single and had been struggling to find a copy. Although he found an online Dutch record store that had a copy for sale, he refused to purchase it because of ... See full review
posted a review of Trey Stone. over 13 years ago
Although uncredited, Trey Stone was responsible for providing the funky melodic keyboard and synthesizer sound effects on much of Byron Davis & The Fresh Krews' releases (with the exception of "I'm Just A Player).
posted a review of Anquette. over 13 years ago
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posted a review of J.J. Fad - Anotha Ho. over 13 years ago
According to hip-hop/bass artist Byron Davis, the original production for the track "Supersonic" was programmed by Davis and close friend Special K on a Roland-808 drum machine and transferred onto a 4-track recorder in the apartment room of J.J. Fad's ... See full review
posted a review of 4 Sight Records. over 13 years ago
According to an inside source, at one point Luther "Luke" Campbell had actually become the biggest investor for the 4-Sight Records label (at the same time Skyywalker Records was being operated) and was thus able to have clout in such affairs as getting ... See full review
posted a review of Steady B - Use Me (Before I Go). over 13 years ago
This record was released late 1987, but both of these instrumentals would be used to death in 1988. R&B blends started to be real popular, and both of these instrumentals were popular choices as back-beats. -Review by MentallyMad
posted a review of Funkmaster Wizard Wiz - Crack It Up / Can't You Take A Hint. over 13 years ago
"Crack It Up" definately explains what was wrong with the Funkmaster. That song caught dumb flack, and Tuff City re-released this record with a cleaned up "Say No" message. It didn't matter because the real gem was the track "Can You Take a Hint". The ... See full review
posted a review of Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three - Request Line / The Roof Is On Fire. over 13 years ago
Request Line got much airplay in NYC late in 1984 when it was released. The dub has the "Are We On The Air?" sample which was most notably used by the Audio Two on "Many Styles". The track "The Roof Is On Fire" got no airplay because of the explicit ... See full review
posted a review of The Fresh Force Crew* - Rock Me. over 13 years ago
Many people do not know this but this is the 2nd Fresh Force record. The first was actually "Girls Ruling The World" by The Celebrity Club. They changed their crew's name on this record. The rappers who would become Kid-N-Play recorded the lyrics for ... See full review
posted a review of Dr. Freshh - Roxanne's Doctor - The Real Man. over 13 years ago
This was another one of those borderline-wack funny Zakia Records. Aside from U.T.F.O., Shante', or The Real Roxanne, this was probably the best "Roxanne" record. Along with the others mentioned, it was the only other "Roxanne" record that got any ... See full review
posted a review of The Main Attraction - There's Nothin Good About Frontin'. over 13 years ago
Released in The summer of 1986 on PKO records. This record is super rare, released on PKO, which is a label distributed by Easy Street. This was the first release on PKO, and probably their best. The Main Attraction is a female rap group, who first ... See full review
posted a review of Schoolly-D* - Schoolly-D. over 13 years ago
Released in the summer of 1986 on Schoolly D records. This much anticipated LP is one of the earliest Gangsta Rap releases, although Schoolly D really didn't set out to start any trends. He just had that style about him. I was kind of disappointed back ... See full review
posted a review of The Ultimate Choice Featuring Finesse & T.L.C.* - You Can't Front (We Will Rock You). over 13 years ago
Released in the summer of 1987 on Citi Beat Records, pretty much right before "Do The James" dropped as well. This record is so dope and rare, I can't even tell you. Back in the day, I was in Music Factory in Manhatten buying records and I ran into a guy ... See full review
posted a review of Treacherous Three - Gotta Rock / Turn It Up. over 13 years ago
Released in the spring of 1985 on Sugarhill records. My favorite Treacherous Three record, this record almost didn't happen. The crew recorded "Gotta Rock" (which mimick's "Rocket In The Pocket"), then shortly after had a fallout, which lead to their ... See full review
posted a review of MC Shy D - Shy D Is Back. over 13 years ago
Released in The Spring of 1986 on 4-sight records. I'm gonna be straight up here. This was the ONLY florida or south rap record I had back in the days. All the stuff that came from there was straight up BUTT. This record was different. It got airplay in ... See full review
posted a review of Sir Mix-A-Lot - I Just Love My Beat / Square Dance Rap. over 14 years ago
Because of a pressing error copies of this single exist that have the A & B-sides reversed, making the track listing as follows:

A1 Let's G (Watch Out!)
A2 Mix-A-Lot's Theme
B1 I Just Love My Beat
B2 Square Dance Rap
posted a review of C.I.A. - The C.I.A. E.P.. over 14 years ago
The original C.I.A. record was released under the Macola catalog in 1987. It was available in either the blue Macola Record Co. logo cover or the white and blue lettering picture cover designed by Darryl "Lyrrad" Davis. However, a re-issue of the E.P. ... See full review
posted a review of C.E.B. - Countin' Endless Bank. over 14 years ago
Many have thought that the careers of Steady B and Cool C finished after the releases of their last solo albums in 1991 and 1990 respectively. However few remember the comeback attempt the two sought out in 1993. The C.E.B. project included the two ... See full review
posted a review of The Brothers "Supreme"* - We Can't Be Held Back. over 14 years ago
The image of the west coast electro era was pretty much dominated by the sounds of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, LA Dream Team, Unknown DJ, Egyptian Lover, and the likes. However avid record collectors and electro fans are quick to point out the many ... See full review
posted a review of Symbolic Three Featuring D.J. Dr. Shock* - No Show. over 14 years ago
With the growing popularity of reply-records ignited by the "Roxanne" craze, several artists attempted to run with the format targeting other hit rap records. Doug E. Fresh's & Slick Rick's hit "The Show" became a likely target considering it was a ... See full review
posted a review of D.W. And The Party Crew - Roxy (Roxanne's Sister). over 14 years ago
When nearly all the Roxanne-related answer records were originating from the east coast, "Roxy" stands out as one of the few (if only) Roxanne-reply records released in California. As the title suggest, the main artist (Roxy) plays the role of Roxanne's ... See full review
posted a review of N.W.A* - 100 Miles And Runnin'. over 14 years ago
100 Miles and Runnin' is N.W.A.'s third official album release in 1990 on Ruthless Records. Prior to the recording phase, all of the group members had just signed a long-term contract with the Ruthless Records label. However Ice Cube refused to the terms ... See full review
posted a review of C.E.B. - Countin' Endless Bank. over 14 years ago
Many have thought that the careers of Steady B and Cool C finished after the releases of their last solo albums in 1991 and 1990 respectively. However few remember the comeback attempt the two sought out in 1993. The C.E.B. project included the two ... See full review
posted a review of The Poetess - Love Hurts. over 14 years ago
The Poetess, an L.A. radio personality for 92.3/100.3 The Beat, released "Love Hurts" as the forerunner single off her album Simply Poetry. "Love Hurts" has been revered by many for being one of the first hip-hop pieces that tackles the issue of domestic ... See full review
posted a review of Arabian Prince* - Where's My Bytches. over 14 years ago
Arab blew two big shots that could have made him a superstar. The first, as well all know, is when Arabian left N.W.A. The second blow happened around 1991-92. He had just finished Brother Arab two years earlier (which actually
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The original C.I.A. record was released under the Macola catalog in 1987. It was available in either the blue Macola Record Co. logo cover or the white and blue lettering picture cover designed by Darryl "Lyrrad" Davis. However, a re-issue of the E.P. ... See full review
posted a review of 3rd Bass - Pop Goes The Weasel. over 14 years ago
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posted a review of N.W.A* - 100 Miles And Runnin'. over 14 years ago
100 Miles and Runnin' is N.W.A.'s third official album release in 1990 on Ruthless Records. Prior to the recording phase, all of the group members had just signed a long-term contract with the Ruthless Records label. However Ice Cube refused to the terms ... See full review