Sonntag, 16. August 2009

Miscellany Vol.2

An interesting article from Slate magazine on the rise of the "no homo" tag in hip hop and how it involuntarily serves to make everything a lot gayer after all:
Slate on the rise of no homo

Someone should tell Byron Crawford ...

New York magazine picked up the story but the entire point was lost somewhere along the way:
No Homo: Cause for Hope in Hip-Hop?

And on a lighter note: Harry Allen of Public Enemy (and nowadays: Media Assassin) fame likes the Russell Brothers!
Gettin' My "Russell Rush" On

I can only agree with him. This is a pretty rare records, so chances are you haven't heard it before .. and if so, it was probably on the "NY vs. LA beats" compilation from the Street Sounds series, perhaps my personal favorite of the whole series: The tracklist is incredible and the mixing is just perfect.

Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Captain Rock - The Return of Captain Rock
Aleem - Release Yourself
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)
Pumpkin - King of the Beat
B-Boys - Two, Three Break
Russell Brothers - The Party Scene
Fresh 3 MC's - Fresh
Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night
UTFO - Roxanne, Roxanne

L.A. Dream Team - Rockberry Jam
Unknown DJ - 808 Beats
D.E.F. feat. DJ Three D - D.E.F. Momentum
World Class Wreckin' Crew - Surgery
Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt
World Class Wreckin' Crew - Juice
Unknown DJ - Let's Jam
Egyptian Lover - Girls
Uncle Jamm's Army - Naughty Boy
Knights Of The Turntables - Techno Scratch
Knights Of The Turntables - We Are The Knights
Chris "The Glove" Taylor - Itchiban Scratch

DOWNLOAD it here (really, do!).
(via DEF Momentum)


  1. Cool, thanks for this link...I never saw this compilation (know all the tracks though of course)


  2. Damn, the mixing in these is off the hook! real dope. Thanks again!

  3. You are welcome. The Street Sounds compilations are an essential part of European Hip Hop / Electro history - they literally brought hip hop to Europe!
    You might want to check out another article I wrote about their importance:

    And you might want to download the rest of the series too: