Friday, April 9, 2010

Tribute to Malcolm Mclaren (RIP)

Malcolm Mclaren died yesterday at the age of 64. I uploaded some material as a tribute to the man who had a major role in the globalization of hip hop.

Buffalo Gals was one of a kind and when i bought Duck Rock and Would Ya Like More Scratchin in the early 80's i couldn't stop playing them. And IMO that last album still has a unique sound after more then 25 years (of course also thanx to the World Famous Supreme Team and Trevor Horn)

And you know i love that artwork from Keith Haring: check my avatar :-)

Mclaren talking about his introduction to hip hop (from baffalo gals, back to school)
It Was a New York Phenomenon
Zulu Nation
42nd Street

4 clips
* Malcolm Mc Laren - Buffalo Gals
* Malcolm Mc Laren Feat. Eric B - Buffalo
* Malcolm McLaren - D' Ya Like Scratchin'
* Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch (1983)

A great article by Greg Wilson (march 2004): Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Bronx: On The Unlikely Origins of the UK Hip Hop Movement

Can't talk about Mclaren and not mentioning the the World's Famous Supreme Team: World's Famous Supreme Team @ WHBI april 13, 1983

World Famous Supreme Team Show @ WHBI, unknown date,
World Famous Supreme Team 1982 Anniversary Show

Two nice mixes:
Hobo Scratch, mix by DJ Wildthing

Buffalo Gals by DJ Dirk


  1. Larry Here

    So glad for this post, The world of course focuses on the sex pistols, vivienne westwood connections. But I spent countless hours staring at the duck rock album cover and insert in the 80s. And it's crazy, aside from world famous and buffalo gals it's the authentic african the guy truly went to the source of hip hop. then the vignettes in between songs. "too much of that snow white." "had myself a party one time up at the audobon grand ballroom." is that guy saying jessalottasuperstar? outrageous for a young white boy from ohio in 1983. still sounds fresh as ever.

  2. yes yes,this fella bought Hip Hip Electro into this world for me,respect to you Mr McLaren.. RIP