What Ever Happened To Battles ??? in On The Go (1997)

November 26, 2007

I’ve been asked for that one a long time ago in the comments. Written by AJ Woodson (and Kool Moe Dee). Don’t hesitate to ask if you’re looking for something specific. 

Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee : Battle at The Harlem World (DivShare)


Graffiti… And The Editorial Continues : Editorial from URB (1995)

September 17, 2007

Dave Tompkins reviews are always great, but they’re nothing compare to other less formated pieces like this editorial on graffiti, from URB, october 1995. 

Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (DivShare)
Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (Mass Mirror)
Rammellzee & Shockdell : Live At The Amphitheatre (Yousendit)


Categories : editorial, Live, Dave Tompkins.

Classic Review : Between A Rock And A Hard Place in Rap Pages (1994)

September 9, 2007

There is definitely a shortage of Dave Tompkins writings on this blog. We will not tolerate this any longer. Artifacts review from Rap pages in september 1994.

Artifacts : Live at Rocksteady Crew Anniversary 1994 (Div share)


Categories : Dave Tompkins, Live, Review

Born Again : Run DMC in The Source (1993)

August 1, 2007

Dope piece on the best group ever by Reginald C. Dennis in february 1993.

Run DMC : Live At Montreux (DivShare)





Categories : Feature, Queens, Live, Reginald C.Dennis .

The Studio Star Behind the Fresh Prince: Jazzy Jeff in Rap Express (1991)+podcast

July 23, 2007

Here is an interview I did with my man Jazzy Jeff a few months ago. I first met Jeff when he did his solo album. I was handling the promo for BBE and I got to hang around with him, take him record shopping with journalists while he was supposed to stay at the hotel etc. So we got to chat but my job was not to harrass him with questions, which got a little bit frustrating. So now I don’t work for BBE anymore so last time he came to town I had the opportunity to sit down with him for 45 minutes to do a proper interview.

Part 1 : On Philly, meeting Will, Word Up, and New-York rappers
Part 2 : On Jive, Hollywood, Kenny Dope, Skillz, Serato, and his favourite DJ
Part 3 : On Columbia, his crew of producers, and BBE

And not that you care, but the magazine scan below is from Rap Express in 1991, the offspring of teen metal magazine Circus. No, I couldn’t find any feature on Jazzy Jeff from any reputable hip-hop magazine.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince : Capital Radio freestyle part 1
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince :
Capital Radio freestyle part 2



Categories : Freestyle, Podcast, DJ.

Classic Review : Live Hardcore Worldwide in The Source (1991)

July 20, 2007

Review Of BDP’s live album from The Source, in may 1991, written by Chris Wilder.

Boogie Down Productions : Ya Know The Rule (live) (DivShare)


Categories : Bronx, Live, Review, Chris Wilder.

Uptown Renaissance : Big L Interview in The Source (1995)

March 2, 2007

The late Big L interviewed in The Source in april 1995.

Big L : Devil’s son (live)


Categories : Live, Interview, DITC.