Posts Tagged ‘Record’
1. The Haunted House of Rock
2. Magic’s Wand
3. Five Minutes of Funk
4. Freaks Come Out At Night
5. Big Mouth
6. Escape (I Need a Beat)
8. Funky Beat
9. One Love
10. I’m a Ho
12. Big Mouth (Beat Box Mix)
13. Grandmaster Dee’s Haunted Scratch
14. Whodini Friends Mastermix
While I personally own their other Greatest Hits collection, this one will do the trick for you as well. - JohnG
1. Military Cut (Scratch Mix)- Grand Wizard Theodore & K.K. Rockwell
2. M.C. Battle- Busy Bee & Rodney Cee with Grand Wizard Theodore
3. Basketball Throwdown- Cold Crush Brothers vs. Fantastic Freaks
4. Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie
5. Subway Theme- Grand Wizard Theodore
6. Cold Crush Brothers at the Dixie
7. Cuckoo Clocking
8. Stoop Rap- Double Trouble
9. Doube Trouble at the Ampitheatre
10. South Bronx Subway Rap (Original Mix)- Grandmaster Caz
11. Street Rap- Busy Bee
12. The Chief Rocker Busy bee, DJ AJ at the Amphitheater
13. Gangbusters Scratch Mix- Grand Wizard Theodore & KK Rockwell
14. Rammellzee and Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre with Grand Mixer D.ST
15. Down by Law- Fab 5 Freddy
16. Wild Style Theme Rap 1- Grandmaster Caz & Chris Stein with Charlie Chase
17. Wild Style Subway Rap 2- Grandmaster Caz & Chris Stein with Charlie Chase
If you love old school hip hop, few recordings will match it in regards to prominent figures and excellent songs. It catches the music in its environment- the clubs.
Most love old school recordings are bootlegged copies of copies of copies. You see where I’m going with this. Even though this was recorded after the time that rap was being released by labels, it was still a live medium. A scenario that is quite opposite from today’s scene where only a few big acts can bring live and effectively move the crowd.
The MC Battle with Busy Bee (doing his famous battle routine) and Lil Rodney Cee is a superb kickoff.
Both Cold Crush and Fantastic provide admirable samples of their talents in tracks recorded at the Dixie.
Double Trouble (the Funky 4+1 offshoot) kicks it hard during their Amphitheatre performance. The CD provides a longer (and better) version of the performance that is on the video. As far as I know this is only recording of Double Trouble around today although their influence is not forgotten.
Much of the disc demonstrates the often overlooked talents of Grand Wizard Theodore and Charlie Chase on the turntables.
Don’t miss the studio recorded tracks as well, but the true treasures here are the live performances.
All in all this a disc not to miss. - JohnG
1. Guess? Who?
A good fallow-up to the classic “Oh my god”. Even though there isn’t as much beat boxing as you would expect, it’s still worth a listen. The biggest hit off this album was probably “Keep rising to the top”, but it’s in songs like “Greatest Entertainer” and “D.E.F.” where Dougie & the GFC shine the most. Submitted by G.M.M.