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!