Interview: Funkmaster Wiz

While songs about drug use and lyrics meant to shock audiences are common place today, in the early 1980’s they were unheard of. Enter emcee Funkmaster Wiz, best known for his single “Crack it Up / Can’t You Take a READ MORE…

Ill Tal – Trapped in the 90’s

DOWNLOAD The new old instrumental album/beat tape by Ill Tal is finally here via DJBooth.net! I first got the idea for the album while listening to Nas‘s recent track “Loco-motive“. At the end of the track, Nas proclaims it’s for READ MORE…

Mt. Airy Groove

I’ve always admired the mentality of Jazz artists. They’ve never been afraid to experiment, especially when it comes to using new instruments, new sounds, and merging with genres. Hip-Hop was starting to explode in the early 1980’s and several Jazz READ MORE…

This Stuff is Really Fresh

Every so often I like to post up some classic old school (pre-1986) joints to help educate the young-in’s on where it all started. This week’s cut comes from Fab 5 Freddy even though he’s not doing any of the READ MORE…

Funkmaster Wizard Wiz – Can’t You Take a Hint?

I can’t say enough about Funkmaster Wizard Wiz. He was a bugged out dude making a really bugged out type of Hip-Hop, especially for the mid-80’s. The single “Crack It Up” / “Can’t You Take a Hint?” was released in READ MORE…

Pumpkin – King of the Beats

I may have only been 2 years old when this single came out, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t appreciate it! You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know what you’re foundation is. Pumpkin was the self-proclaimed READ MORE…