Monthly Archives: October 2010

Green and Gold

I have a suspended Sunday tune today; this one was the pick for last week before KRS took over. Roy Ayers wrote one of my favourite songs to be sampled in hip hop, Everybody Loves the Sunshine, used by artists such as Funkdoobiest and the Oslo SP Ensemble. This is another great beat from his library called Green and Gold. Enjoy.

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Nike Structure Triax ’91

I have been out for some new Structures ever since the sole cracked on my last pair, and the speckled midsole on these has made the decision for me. I have had nought but good experiences with Structures – comfortable straight out of the box and really durable. You can pick up a pair of these now at Caliroots. Image courtesy of Sneaker News.

DJ Skully Hip Hop Mix

This mixtape was a firm favourite of mine all the way back in high school, it introduced me to a slew of classic tunes including Hi Tek’s Breakin’ Bread and Pause by Jay Dee. A mate of mine picked it up as a promo CDR from a gig sometime in 2002 and it was on repeat from then onwards. As you would expect with DJ Skully, the mix is slick and features some tight scratches and juggles; in particular, the Kool G Rap beat gets tore up. Unfortunately, the sleeve notes are long gone and I am missing some of the track names. If you have any ideas what these few tunes might be then please comment on the post and I can update them. Click on the link below to download.

DJ Skully Hip Hop Mix

Below is a classic Skully DMC set from 2002…

Higher Level

I have decided on a KRS-One joint this Sunday in honour of the amazing gig he played in Brighton last Friday – easily the best Hip-Hop show I have attended recently. This was closely followed by Jim Jeffries and his stories of blind toilet hygiene and a 32 year old quadriplegic virgin (unrelated), then a synth onslaught at the Donky Pitch label launch night. Be sure to check out their first release featuring the rambunctious Slugabed, and keep an eye out for more to come from the likes of Ghost Mutt.

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Reunion Show

As promised, I have a little slice of history for you today. Posted below you will find download links for the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show reunion special. The show features lots of reminiscing, a phone call from Treasure, bars from Bobbito, classic sessions from Big L, Nas, ODB, Black Moon, and even an appearance from the Large Professor.  The photos of the show come courtesy of DJ Eclipse, who has a few more posted here. Click below to download the show.

The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show Reunion Special (Part 1)

The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show Reunion Special (Part 2)

Dante Ross posted a few video clips of the show too…

Nike Air More Uptempo

The Nike Air More Uptempo first appeared back in the mid 90s, regularly championed by Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen. Nike have finally got round to re-releasing a couple of variants and these would be my pick of the two. They have already turned up at FinishLine for the princely sum of $160, so head that way if you are moneyed and keen. I’m a size US13 if you are feeling generous. Image from Sole Redemption.

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito return to WKCR-FM

Exciting news on Twitter last night…

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that it has something to do with the recent announcement that the Squeeze Radio Show is to be cancelled, with the last show to be broadcast at 1am this coming Friday morning. Continue reading

Cold Crush Brothers & Invisibl Skratch Piklz

A little while ago I posted a video of an impromptu garage session with Mix Master Mike and Saafir from the Wrists of Fury VHS. Today another section of it popped up on YouTube, this time a cypher featuring the Cold Crush Brothers & the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, venue courtesy of British Rail. Thanks to TP for the upload, check out his channel for more music & videos.

“I decided on leather, fresh red and white/my boogie boots, I was sure to score that night/and finally got some cologne, I think Aramis/looked at the mirror, said you look marvellous!”

Down To It

Every once in a while a song comes along that is so sleazy it makes you do all sorts of inappropriate things. Daptone luminaries the Sugarmen Three & Co. have produced a break filthy to the point that I cannot listen to it in public. The compilation this track appears on is Daptone Gold, and it can be purchased here. Enjoy.

TightFace – Remixes & Root Veg

A very talented producer by the name of TightFace released this into the internetosphere several months ago. I know a few people picked up Remixes & Root Veg back then, but every time I listen to it I am reminded of how incredibly well produced it is. Some of the most imaginative and inspiring hip hop I have heard in ages. Highlights for me would have to be Feel This, Wind Shuffle, and his remix of Nas’ Book of Rhymes, though the entire collection excellent. Those in need of a download should click the link below.

TightFace – Remixes & Root Veg