Saturday, 9 February 2008

Hip-Hop Mix 01

'Red Jackson in the Harlem Gang Story' 1948.

Gordon Parks,
photographer. He later directed Shaft, in 1971.

Coffy may be exploitation of all the basest, most idiotic things we have been conditioned to find entertaining - violence, guns, armies of destitute 70's dope zombies and the black struggle - but it escapes it's 'being a racist piece of shit' tag but taking YOU for a sucker, the classic theme music by Roy Ayers and of course Pam Grier shooting men in the crotch.

Anyway, on to hip-hop, you can thank the headlining photo for that de-tour.
One thing's for sure though... if only the Last Poets could see Fitty in action, ha, he'd get a spankin'...

It was ALOT. Hip hop was not birthed from the Panther-sects of black nationalism (although there's no shortage of Gods and Earths on the East coast), it came from the heart and soul of people that couldn't afford guitars, the exploited. It was making do. And so a half-hearted post follows, no time!! This mix is not new, but it's tru speak.
Seedz!!! (tracks below)

1.Travelling at the Speed of Thought - Ultramagnetic MC's
2. The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) - Black Sheep
3. What You Want This Time? - Gang Starr
4. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
5. Passing Me By - The Pharcyde
6. Big Brother Beat - De La Soul
7. Shame On A Nigga - Wu-Tang Clan
8. How Many MC's... - Black Moon
9. Cuttin' Headz - Ol' Dirty Bastard/RZA
10. Living In The World Today - Genius/GZA
11. Snakes - Ol' Dirty Bastard ft. Wu
12. Dedicated To The Right Wingers - Ed Og & Da Bulldogs
13. Just To Get A Rep - Gang Starr
14. Arrest The President - Intelligent Hoodlum
15. Life's A Bitch - NaS Feat. A.Z.
16. Crossover - EPMD
17. Nobody Knows Kelli - Young Black Teenagers
18. Night of the Living Baseheads - Public Enemy

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