Old School Feature – “The Message”: A Classic That Almost Never Was
Jun03

Old School Feature – “The Message”: A Classic That Almost Never Was

“Don’t push me, cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head.” It doesn’t take too long for someone to delve into the realm of Old School Hip Hop before that line comes crashing into your consciousness. “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five was released in summer of 1982. It went on to peak at #4 on the R&B Chart and #62 on the Pop Chart and changed...

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Old School Feature – Big & Proud: Afrika Bambaataa in Concert July 2000

Submitted by ToddeB July 4, 2000 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Club Rust, 11:00 pm. Due to the fact that Denmark is so far north the sky was still light as we entered the club unsure if we were in the party mood yet. But as Afrika Bambaataa took to the tables on the small stage in Club Rust this July fourth, any doubts of missing the vibe disappeared. With a near capacity crowd of 200 on hand this Tuesday evening Bam took us all for a...

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Old School Feature – Whodini Live at The Loft November 25, 2007
Nov25

Old School Feature – Whodini Live at The Loft November 25, 2007

Haven’t been to an Old School Show in over a year, so when I heard that Whodini was paying St. Louis a visit, I jumped at the chance to check them out. The show was held on Sunday night after Thanksgiving at a club in downtown St. Louis called The Loft. I hadn’t been there before, but it was quite a nice venue for a smaller show. Apparently they have a lot of jazz shows there as evident from the Miles, Coltrane and...

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Old School Feature – St. Louis Hip Hop Festival Review – Kurtis Blow, Slick Rick, Sugarhill Gang
Sep08

Old School Feature – St. Louis Hip Hop Festival Review – Kurtis Blow, Slick Rick, Sugarhill Gang

St. Louis, MO – Home of the Cardinals, the Rams, the Arch and……Nelly. The first week of September 2006 saw the birth of the 1st Annual St. Louis Hip Hop Festival. To my great surprise (and excitement) it turns out the festival was being headlined by several Old School Hip Hop Legends.     The festival was held on the Eads Bridge which is a four lane highway over the Mississippi River Monday-Friday, but on...

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Old School Feature – Live Old School Tapes

What’s up to my brothers and sisters, who hold a common interest in old school hip hop tapes as I. In my quest on a never ending journey for these tapes I’ve found great happiness when I come a cross some hellified tapes that be rocking like a mother. I also found tapes that sounded terrible as far as quality, some have had a lot of hissing sounds, and some have been recorded many times over. I have tapes that are pieces from other...

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