Friday, March 16, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (1): MR. BOND, MR. HYDE, STARCHILD & RONNIE GREEN - Foster Center '79

Because most of the file sharing sites i used are down, i can't claim anymore that this blog contains the biggest collection of old school live and radio hip hop tapes on the web. And it would take to much time to rebuild it.
However, to share some hip hop history to new visitors and keep the old school vibe alive i will upload 10 of my favorite tapes in the next weeks.

The first one is pre 1980 and contains several classic old school elements like the nursery rhymes, the funk breaks and the usage of the echo chaimber. But what makes the tape extra special to me is the energy of the rappers and the creativity of the dj.
Mr. Bond, Mr. Hyde, Starchild and Ronnie Green (a.k.a. Captain Rock) are performing at their best. And how about using Country & Western: Black Grass - Bad Bascomb (Everybody got to get some)? For those who think that Run DMC was innovative using aerosmith's 'walk this way': check the tape after 14.30 minutes (part 1) and 6 minutes (part 2).
This is raw New York hip hop, right at your face.
Yes Yes Ya'll, To The Beat Ya'll and You Don't Stop.

The sound quality isn't to good but it brings some extra authenticity to it :-)

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?onz51vbprssr1ik

Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?j9f9x32sj96nix9

would love to hear some opinions about this tape!

10 comments:

  1. Good Choice Dutch, this is an awesome tape,
    Glad to see your still posting,especially in these tough times for bloggers, It's been said before, but I'll say it again, you've done a great service to Hip Hop history with this blog, many thanks.
    Peace Ginja

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  2. Unfortunately didn't come across your blog before all the file sharers got hit, but definitely appreciating all you post.

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  3. PEACE AND MUCH RESPECT TO YOU DUTCH...FOR SHARING YOUR CATALOG!!! GLAD TO SEE YA BACK... #TEAMFEARLESS / BROTHA RON

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  4. This is a blinding show Dutch. Took me about 10 minutes to realise Ronnie Green is the DJ here. He does some great work too, he keeps the Walk This Way break going for ages without skips or jumps and he absolutely kills it with Black Grass! Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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    1. i believe artie art was the main dj of the foster 4 as they were called back then ronnie green was number 2

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  5. This was my favorite of all the tapes you ever had on here. I would love to know more about these MC's, if anyone could provide any information... Keep up the good work!

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  6. Great tape, Ronnie Green kills it on the turntables, but thats Keep Your Distance by Babe Ruth after 14.30 on Part 1 ;)

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  7. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite recordings. Ronnie Green has some amazing precision on display here! Thank you very much!

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  8. Got to shout out the skills of the Mixmaster DJ Artie-Art. He kills Areosmith's "Walk this Way" and follows it with a high powered set. Check out how he shreds up T-Connection's "Groove to Get Down" (Just before Cheryl Lynn's "to be real").

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  9. Yo Dutch much props... could you please RE-UP all the tapes again all your links are death. I suggest using mega.co.nz or copy.com you get 50gb

    Thanks
    The Abstrakt

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