The Master of Records

Afrika Bambaataa AKA the “Grandfather” aka the Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture, and let’s not forget the Father of the Electro Funk Sound was born in 1972. He grew up in the South Bronx which was a very rough neighborhood, gangs were the law because the law was lacking. They would clear their turf of drug dealers; assist with community health programs, fight & party to hold down turf & members. Bam founded The Savage Seven street gang, which later became the Black Spades, with Bam as their warlord.

Bambaataa entered an essay contest & won a trip to Africa, this was when his point of view changed. He was impressed by the ZULU and their strong sense of community & solidarity. His trip inspired him to create more positivity in his own hood. He returned to the Bronx and started the “Bronx River Organization” as a substitute for The Black Spades. He began throwing hip hop parties like DJ Kool Herc & DJ Dee. His mission was to use hip hop to encourage the inner city youth to get out of gangs & stop the violence, his project turned into the Zulu Nation. It was the 1st hip hop organization, with an official birthdate of November 12, 1973.

In 1982 Bam & his crew of dancers, artists, & DJs went outside the US on the very first hip hop tour. He wanted to expose the culture and values to other countries. Showing hip hop was established on peace, unity,
and love & having fun.

Bam had the gift of bringing people together. Known as “The Master of Records”, he formed two rap crews Jazzy 5 & Soul sonic Force. His leadership and creative mastery resulted in his first pop hit “Planet Rock”. It went gold and spawned an entire genre of “electro –boogie” he also created “turntablism” and the approval of “electronica” as an industry-certified trend in the late 90s. His 2nd release in 1983 included “Looking For the Perfect Beat” & “Renegades of Funk” both were arranged with Soulsonic Force. In 1984 he was featured in the hip hop cult classic Beat Street.

In 1990 Afrika Bambaataa made Life magazine’s “Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” issue. He was one of the most prolific artists in the hip hop movement, paving the way for future generations. His accomplishments and influence will be remembered forever.

As always here's the hook up on a free download a mash up of Daft Punk & PLanet Rock, ENJOY! :)

R.I.P. The Mother of Hip hop

“I said a hip-hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip-hop, a you don’t stop the rockin’ to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.” ~ Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rappers Delight”
Sylvia Robinson was a songstress, record producer, & record label exec. As the founder/CEO of Sugar Hill Records, she held down the block for the genre. The first 2 singles she produced was “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang & “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. These are classic throwbacks all hip hop heads should know.

Born in 1936 in New York City, Robinson started off as a musician herself. She recorded music since 1950 for Columbia Records her stage name being “Little Sylvia”. She also recorded as a duo with Mickey Baker, known as Mickey & Sylvia. Her major Billboard Chart Toppers were “Love Is Strange” & “Pillow Talk. In 1964 unsatisfied & irritated by the music industry Robinson moved to Paris. By 1966, she was back in the US residing in Jersey, where she formed the soul label All Platinum Records. She obtained several hits with the groups she signed under the label.

By the 1970s Sugar Hills Records was established, the label was named after the culturally thriving Sugar Hill area of Harlem. She co-wrote and produced “The Message”. But it was “Rapper’s Delight” which thrusted rap into the mainstream. It also transformed the industry by introducing what we now call “sampling”, “the idea of re-using existing compositions.” When the rise of hip hop’s popularity Robinson struggled financially because of the growing numbers of hip hop labels, such as Prelude & Def Jam. As a divorcee she formed Bon Ami Records in 1987, signing The New Style, who later left and formed Naughty by Nature. Sylvia Robinson was a major force in the hip hop movement, that’s why she is credited as “The Mother of Hip Hop.” We will cherish her loss on this day, & remember mama forever.

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” ~Theodor Seuss Geisel

As always I got the eargasms for your soul. Click the down arrow on the player to download. For th love of MUSIC!

Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight (Slag Remix) by Foggy58

Moebius vs. Grandmaster Flash - The Message by Moebius


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KEYS VS NIcki Minaj

Nicki Minaj's Hood Affairs Promo

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Homie got the hook up!

I recently purchased a new computer & could not transfer my recording programs from the old one to the new one. Yeah they were bootlegs, I found Reason 5, aww yeah on ebay. I still had no recording program so until I can find my Reason Record packed away in storage homie from YOUTUBE shared the hook up. I used Cool Edit previously & I am familiar with it. So I downloaded it using this handy tutorial. Big UP to HATERPROOF4LIFE, THANKS MAIGN! :)

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...15 years later.

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~Emily Dickinson

"Today marks the 15th anniversary of Tupac Amura Shakur‘s death from his fatal injuries he suffered after being shot multiple times on Sept. 7, in Las Vegas. After attending a Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand, the late rapper was a passenger in a car driven by Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight when another car pulled alongside it and a gunman fired 14 bullets into their vehicle. Tupac was hit four times — twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh. Knight was grazed by bullets but was otherwise didn’t sustained any life-threatening injuries.The fallen rapper was only 25 years old when he passed away at UMC’s Trauma Center surrounded by his family, including his mother, Afeni Shakur. In a strange twist, Tupac’s presumed killer, Orlando Anderson, a member of the Los Angeles-based Crips street gang, was murdered in May 1998. Both homicides remain unsolved. Fifteen years after Tupac’s untimely death, we celebrate the music of hip-hop’s most polarizing figure and the legacy that he left behind that is still immeasurable in popular culture." For more info visit this site.

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Tupac - California love (Rusko remix) by Gouranga

In loving memory of a legend.

A girl on a mission..

Do you see the cameo by Benga? He is one of the biggest name's in dubstep, one of the originators & creators of the genre and is obviously acquainted with Katy B. She may not be new, but she's new to me. When I was reading the AP surrounding her album I was a little skeptical, but after checking out a few tracks my mind may have changed a little. Her album which drops on September 13th 2011 has some tracks that are a little too cheesy for my tastes but I really like the song Katy On A Mission above, what do you think?

As always a few free eargasms to download, some KATY B remixes from DELETAH & Lil Woody. Enjoy :)