Category Archives: Zulu Breaks

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 !

Last Few Days..

to catch top graf man Shucks 1 (iD), and his artworks.

@ DALSTON SUPERSTORE,117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
Exhibition runs Wednesday 30th Nov 2011 — 8th Jan 2012

check out some of the work in this video below…

“show our audience how to do a little scratching..”

tv pedo.

DJ Cash Money – Need To Learno Plot One

They call him Cash Cash Money, but his name his, erm, Jerome…

HOTASBALLS have history, admittedly, ALOT of Hip-Hop history, that’s why the Hip-Hop soundtrack for the creators of this blog is anything from pre-1980 community centre Hip-Hop from the likes of Johnny Wah or Masterdon Committee, to blissed out lethargic G-Funk, via the gnarliest Mobb sound that would guarantee to put hairs on yer wee chest. This time round, its gold school Hip-Hop at it’s finest. Some Crash Crew, Busy Bee, some CC4 live, Treach3, Funky4, T-Connection & the elusive Radiance with RC La Rock amongst others. Straight pre golden-era park jam top-rockin type Hip-Hop, in a mixtape. I’ve done my best to tweak the eqs in an attempt to re-master it, it was a pretty shitty quality tape to start with but Ive done my best…

DJ Cash Money – Need To Learno Plot 1


The mixtape has one of the tightest examples of scratching, on a mixtape, like ever. True story.

Here’s Cash and Marvellous during 1988, on the Tim Westwood hosted Night Network TV Show ‘N-Sign Radio’, performing Ugly Woman and another tight as feck routine.

Johnny Dett – Uncut Raw Mixtape

Johnny Dett – Uncut Raw::

Any man that can hold his own behind a pair, with a pair of doubles in his hands, gets our vote. I dont listen to many zulu breaks tapes as I top-rock any longer, but I can appreciate the musical taste and the skills

This entirely live mix [no 4-track akshun here] comes from the man fresh from the King of the B-Boys battle in Birmingham last weekend, Johnny Dett aka Velvet Jones from HURTYOUBAD aka the Hip-Hop backbone of the mighty mighty Work It Club night in Dalston.

Not dissimilar to the Skamrok tape ‘Rok with Style’ from a few months back; the basic criteria is good music, there are breaks on there from all over, Malaysia, Russia, Israel etc, that happen to be uptempo, raw and follow the percussive principles for a zulu feckin throw-down/ beat-down of a mixtape !

Busy Bee – Old School

From the Running Thangs alblum [re-issued by Traffic Entertainment last year] and produced by Zulu King Jazzy Jay

Busy Bee – Old School