Tag Archives: Livin Ledge

“This is The Art of Noise, what did you expect” ?

It was the design of the Art of Noise picture discs that initially drew my attention to the group back in1985. The singles were pinned to the wall at Good Vibrations Record store in Belfast. Behind the counter of course was Mr Hooley who schooled an aspirational vandal in the world of Paul Morley and the significance of the group.

This ZTT podcast from 2006 features a number of juicy Art of Noise tidbits pertaining to the sleevenotes from the And What Have You Done With My Body, God? boxset. If youve ever wondered about the ‘sample source’ of the car ignition on Close to the Edit, listen up. If you ever enjoyed the Art of Noise, Paul Morleys imagery, the music or the affect they had on Hip-Hop, take a nosey at these clips.  The live set features some really nice freestyle piano on an extended Beatbox. #justsaying

“Punched in the Windpipe” The Lord Finesse story.

Real heads had this off  Westwood back in the Denzils, but i ain’t never seen footage!!, Love the energy as people hear the punchlines for the first time..Finesse is clunky, but who really out there does it better..

Lordz of the Underground didn’t know who they were fuckin’ with, with that “yes, Mr funky-man”, those fellas better cut it out.

Jive/ RCA showcase: Steady B, BDP, Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Kool Moe Dee [22 January 1988 - 38 MINS]

More throwbacks from a Video Music Box special featuring a Jive RCA recording artists showcase [From Jazzy Jeffs 23rd Birthday].

Steady B & Tat Money – Believe Me Das Bad
BDP – Criminal Minded
BDP – Still Number One
BDP – Stop the Violence
BDP – My Philosophy
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Touch of Jazz
Jazzy Jeff – Routine
Ready Rock C – Routine
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Girls of the World…
Kool Moe Dee – Go See the Doctor
Kool Moe Dee – Do You Know what time it is?
Kool Moe Dee – How Ya Like me Now?

Chicky-Check

Z-ro, plus the, new, but dope to my ears Chris Ward resurrect Mr Dr Dre.

to a gangsterous effect.

“i could sell cocoa butter to a caucasian”, or of course “shit to an arab”

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap – June 2012

I remember seeing an early trailer for this and thinkin it was just another budget affair that probably wouldnt inspire me or educate me. I take that back. Im interested now because the core of the subject matter is less about the artists involved, its about the craft of rapping, although its always nice to see Caz in conversation about how it was actually Barry Manilow & Melle Mel that inspired him. Nice to see that the film will cover the important subject of an individual rappers style, and technique.

The underlying importance of this film is that the millions of worldwide fans who want to know more about the origins of Rap, get to discover the truth behind what the elders grew up with. It is also important because street poetry and the actual ART of rapping and rhyming words is still so integral to the soundtracks of our lives in 2012.

Ricky Powell Mixtape AKA The Chunky Uncle’s Bohemian Mixtape for Eccentric Lovemaking…

This is required listening for those tender, gentle, fantastic romantic moments, when you need to get erm, ‘buck nutty’ with that special friend of yours. The Rickster accompanies DJ Smoke L.E.S. adding his trademark and joyously ’round the way’ ramblings…

DJ Hollywood – Live at a BBQ…

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary…