Tuesday, 5 April 2011

"Now It's About That Time For Us To Say..." : RunDMC Live On The Roof At Foot Locker In London 2000 (Part 2)

Here's part 2 of my footage of RunDMC rocking on the roof. It's crazy because you had to be on the roof of the building opposite to be able to watch it! I'm almost certain it was the last show they ever did in the UK. I still get a little emotional when Jay shouts to me across the rooftop at the end of the performance. R.I.P. JMJ.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

"Wish I Could Bring Pun Back..."

Here's something I put together for my Kiss show after the passing of Mr Rios. I tried to play with as many of his guest verse accapellas as I could find and swap the beats around to make it more than a regular quick mix. No multi tracking either, just turntables and a minidisc player for the editing!

"....Dead in the middle of Little Italy, little did we know that we riddled some middle man who didn't do diddley...."

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Monday, 14 March 2011

"It's Jazzy Jazzy, His Name Is Jeff..."

Just a little something I found in the stash.
Full version coming soon...

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

"I'm 'bout To Set Up Shop And Drop This Next Degree..." : The Large Professor Interview

Here's a special hip hop moment for me when I got to interview The Live Guy With Glasses aka Extra P aka The Large Professor back in November 2002. He was over here to do promo for the '1st Class' album plus a one-off live show in London. (I have the footage of that too...)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Representing Is Illmatic...(Part 1)

Let me take you back to 1994. The year that one of hip hop's most celebrated albums dropped like a bomb on all of us who love this shit! Illmatic by Nas is one of those albums that is just damn near perfect in every sense. Lyrics & beats matched together so effortlessly it's ridiculous. At the time when this momentous piece of work was nearing release, I was co hosting the Friday Nite Flava with dj 279 on Choice FM. I remember that we had a sampler cd from Columbia records that Big L's "No Ends, No Skins" & "The World Is Yours" amongst some other joints. We played that track week after week ahead of the album coming out. I remember one week in particular 279 asked me to dial a number and ask for Nas himself and prep him for a phone interview. I was nervous as hell, but I called the number and spoke to this dude that kept saying "word, word" in his now legendary QB whisper! Man, I was talking to Nas - WOW!!!!
Well, that was amazing enough for me at the time, until a few weeks later 279 tells me we have the man himself coming to the show. WHAT? Nas? Here? Yep! He asked me to speak to a couple of my rhyming friends and invite them to the show for a freestyle session with Mr Nasir Olu Bin Dara Jones! Oh shit...It's on!

All I can say is click the link and listen to what went down during that freestyle session nearly 17 years ago!
I was rhyming with Nas! Yeah, I still get excited when I think about it!
Extra Super Dope props to Stickz, Sniper G - The Assassin, and of course dj 279.