After Cop Killer – Code Of Silence : Kool G Rap interview in The Source

December 31, 2006

From the january 1993 issue of The Source, G Rap and Tyron Williams, Cold Chillin CEO, talk about censorship with Reginald C. Dennis, Ice T’s favourite journalist !

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo : Train Robbery

Is Rap Dead ? : Ice T – Cop Killer Editorial in The Source (1992)

December 17, 2006

The infamous Source editorial of december 1992 where Reginald C. Dennis blame Ice T for dropping Cop Killer from Body Count album. This was the first article that spark the beef between The Source and Ice T which culminated with Ice T’s last great song, It’s On.
Next to it is the explanation of what happened before that they printed in the year recap, published in january 93.

Ice T : It’s On

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Rap Unknown’s Corner : Black Madness in RapMasters (1993)

December 14, 2006

Short feature on Brooklyn’s Black Madness from Rapmasters in July 1993, written by Tony Patrick.

Black Maddness : Igpay Aatinlay


Vital Statistics : Christopher Clark, Warren Covington, ages unknown
Hometown : Brooklyn, New York
Record/Album : Igpay Atinlay
Label : Select Records
Bio in Brief : Formed three years ago in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Black Madness first originated when Christopher, aka Blackman and Warren, aka Madd Poet, came together through their mutual love for sports and aspired to one day become professional athletes. It was in their spare time that they enjoyed listening to old-school jams on their parents stereos and rhyming to the beats.The pair soon realized their lyrical talents on the mic as well as on the playing field, and in time, both of them made it a point of duty to perform at local talent shows, churches and colleges. At these local events, the group received an overwhelming response and soon aquired a large and loyal following. This, along with some encouragement with some music industry insiders, inspired them to take their skills to the next level.

“We liked it, practiced it and kept on doing it. We got busy,” says Black Man, the most hardcore of the duo. “You may have heard some of the music and the style that we use, but you never heard it the way that we do it. We’re here to bring some new flavor to hardcore [hip-hop] music.”


Odd Men In : Odd Squad in RapPages (1994)

December 13, 2006

Feature on Odd Squad from Rap Pages in august 1994. The D is for The Dude, as in Devin The Dude.

Odd Squad : Jazz Rendition

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High Rulers : The Wascals feature from RapPages (1994)

December 9, 2006

Feature on The Wascals, one of those groups produced by J-Sw!ft who never made it. Buckwheed later changed his name to Buck 50.

Wascals : Class Clown 

Making Sense wit The Nonce, feature from RapPages (1994)

December 8, 2006

Short feature on The Nonce from Rap Pages, novembre 94 by Tracii McGregor. And contrary to what is written, there was nothing else on page 18 !

Yusef Afloat : At Tymz (DivShare)


Dead To The World & Rebels Of Rhythm (1994)

December 7, 2006

Feature on two up and coming groups, Dead To the World and Rebels Of Rhythm who later became half of Jurassic 5, from Rap Pages, december 1994.