Tag Archives: New to me

The Radiant Child 2010 [Jean-Michel Basquiat Doc]

Couple of Basquiat pieces, a full length doc that was in a drawer for over 10 years gathering dust [stacks of interesting segments] , and a Rammellzee freestyle session [with graphics from Jean] from 1983.

 

Westwood VHS archives: Rakim, Ultra, PE, LL Cool J Live from London….

Tim Westwood has been going in heavy on the archival action recently. He’s been uploading unreleased and never seen before footage from iconic performances  like Rakim at Hammersmith, Ultramagnetic in Camden, Derek B live at the Hammersmith Palais and more…

Tims clips capture the raw excitement of the embryonic stages of the London Hip Hop youth culture in clips that feature body-popping on corners of Trafalgar Square, and under the watchful eye of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square.  And as well as these, he has also added outtakes from the N-Sign Rap show. We all know about the Bizmarkie handshake debacle but what about a young Will Smith dropping more bloopers than Dennis Norden !

Billy Joel – Stilleto break [Extended]

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, a break. Digging through vinyl bins and uncovering elusive breaks which have already been used is ALWAYS a pleasant experience, especially if you didn’t pay more than a pound. Equally, finding breaks that havent been used is also a good thing.

Uncovering a blissfully extended video version of something like this, a LEGENDARY Kool G Rap break by Billy “Golden Gloves” Joel is a champagne moment. It may only be an extra few bars of virtually clean drums, but cmon, this beautiful noise is priceless.

After pulling out the comparison reports, our thoughts of this just being a basic loop [ala Ultimate Breaks and Beats and pre-sampler style, erm, badly] have been supressed. Upon further inspection, it really just sounds like the band bringing out the “Road to the Riches” in a stripped down but nicely extended version in the first few minutes of the clip, right here, buried within the intro to Billy’s “My Life” video.

NB. Mr Piano Man had a serious Napolean complex if you read into the ‘tough guy’ in leathers look, New Yorks original state of mind having ‘little man’.

Evidently, Billy Joe Joel was too busy to release this extended version due to his penchant for hangin outta Christie Brinkley and lurking in ball-parks, ‘smoking cigarettes and looking tough’.  Be warned, this is serious brain-worm, expect to be re-living those drums in yer head sometime very soon. Don’t say we never give you nothin for Christmas !

“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?

Alpoko Don

Sadly…

Straight outta Greenville, South Carolina, Alpoko Don [fka Don Dada] has an original style, whether he’s behind bars or not. He’s new to us, and he’s a talent.

He may have got the significance of ‘This is my year’ a little skee-wif but anyone that drops ad-lib laughs on top of binary lunch-room beats gets our vote.

Biggest shouts to the man that plays pool with the planets over @ http://themartorialist.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks for puttin us on.

Get friendly with Alpoko here

A$AP Rocky – Goldie

I’m loving this at the minute, and the video is awesome, too.

“so Bout it Bout it, that i might roll up in a tank”

Akinyele & Sadat X on Funk Flex – 1996

“I’ll be pushing your wig back like those girls in chemotherapy” – Aknel was savage !