Rap’s Up & Coming : Robbie B & DJ Jazz in Rap Masters (1990)

October 16, 2007

Short profile on the Philly underground duo in Rap Masters, november 1990, penned by Kate Ferguson.

Robbie B & DJ Jazz : Boogie Down (DivShare)


Unsigned Hype : Saafir in The Source (1992)

August 19, 2007

Digital Underground’s, Hobo Junction’s, Golden State’s and Bay Area greatest MC ever before becoming the movie and music star that he is today, in the Unsigned Hype column,  august 1992.

Saafir : Light Sleeper (demo) (DivShare)


Categories : Bay Area, Demo, Unsigned, Matty C.

Unsigned Hype : DJ Shadow in The Source (1991)

July 3, 2007

Another Unsigned Hype frow way back, that time Matty C was reviewing a demo tape by the young DJ Shadow. It was in the june 1991 issue of The Source.

I did an interview with Shadow a couple of month ago where we discussed this tape, as well as his beginnings, how he (never) met Dave Funkenklein, how he ruined his american career etc…

It’s in French. I also have the audio (in english) somewhere. I don’t know how people who read this blog feel about audio interviews. Personally I don’t like to listen to interviews on a computer, but I could post it (and others) if you want, just let me know, leave a comment and i’ll see.

DJ Shadow : Last Stop (DivShare)

Unsigned Hype : Mad Skillz in The Source (1994)

June 2, 2007

Profile on Virginia MC Mad Skillz in the reputable section known as Unsigned Hype from august 1994. The MP3 is from the radio session mentioned in the article.

Mad Skillz & Q-Tip : Freestyle on 89tec9 (zShare)
Mad Skillz & Q-Tip : Freestyle on 89tec9 (DivShare)


Category : Virginia, Freestyle, Matty C, Unsigned.

Unsigned Hype : Legion Of Dume in The Source (1992)

May 4, 2007

Underground favorites Legion Of Dume appeared in The Source in the Unsigned Hype column of may 1992. Funny thing is that (according to Jaz, Matty C aka Matt Life was a member of the group ! I guess nepotism has always been the norm in the mag.

Legion Of Dume : Son Of Sam (send space)
Legion Of Dume :Son Of Sam (you send it)

Categories : Matty C, Indies, Unsigned.

Unsigned Hype : Artifacts in The Source (1993)

April 30, 2007

Artifacts in Matty C’s column in The Source, april 1993.

Artifacts & Lord Jamar : Wrong Side Of The Tracks (demo) (SendSpace)


Category : Matty C, Demo, Unsigned.

Rap Up’s & Coming : Strickly Roots in Rapmasters (1993)

April 26, 2007

Ok, so my home computer is dead, and I can’t upload songs to my server anymore. Sorry. Anyway here is an early feature on Strickly Roots from july 1993.

Strickly Roots : Duck Da Boyz (DivShare File)
Strickly Roots : Duck Da Boyz (ZShare File)

Categories : Indies, Bronx, Unsigned.