GRANDMASTER FLASH, MELE MEL AND E-MAN – Live Convention ’80 RE-UPPED – this clip is from the same party that was used on the infamous “Live Convention ’81” record. BTW I need to know the beat that Flash is cutting right after “Superrappin'”- anybody?
FUNKY 4 + 1 – T-Connection 10-25-80 RE-UPPED – just dope… nothing else to say.
GRANDMASTER FLOWERS – Brooklyn park jam, 1979 RE-UPPED – one of the legends playing a lot of disco joints, aided by his man Aaron The Baron. Very different from what was going on in the Bronx but still an important part of Hip Hop’s early development.
MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD & RONNIE GREEN – Foster Center, 1979 RE-UPPED – Jeckyl & Hyde and their crew did some of my favorite old school tapes- Jeckyl (aka Andre Harrell) is M.I.A. on this one but it’s still the death, no question. Ronnie Green plays some different beats that you don’t hear on a lot of other tapes.
TREACHEROUS THREE – short but reeeeeal fresh clip RE-UPPED – I hope to one day find the whole tape that this performance came from, because this is some great schitt.Kool Moe Dee and Sunshine go back and forth with the fast rap then Moe gets down for a minute. Just a quick glimpse of how nice these brothers were in their heyday.
DJ DANNY DAN THE BEATMAN cutting up breakbeats w/ GRANDMASTER CAZ – house tape, 1988 RE-UPPED – My dude Danny Dan gave this to me a while ago, a tape with him cutting up beats in his crib with GM Caz making a cameo appearance. The flip side of the tape featured Caz, Dot-A-Rock and Biz Markie on the mic, rockin’ it up in Dan’s house! Maybe I’ll release that side of the tape one day, too.
SPOONIE GEE, BUSY BEE, DEBBIE DEE & WANDA DEE RE-UPPED – Really nice to hear the female mc-dj combo of Debbie Deb and Wanda D.
WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME SHOW – WHBI, 4-13-83 RE-UPPED – I collect any hip hop shows on HBI from 1979-1983 or so. Especially looking for Mr. Magic shows. Anybody got ’em let me know… I got $$$. (note: the audio has been FIXED, all should be well now)
And to any and all who download- this is a THANKS taking celebration, so please say thanks when you take. I’m looking for 30, count ’em, 30 comments on this post before I make any new posts. Well, I may settle for 20 but just step up and show some love. I need a hug every now and then. Either that or I’m gonna sign up for some of that AdSense gwop.
BTW, I also want to give a shout to that man Troy L. from the Grant Houses in Harlem U.S.A. who is the KING of the old school tapes and hooked me up with a large portion of the joints now in my collection. If you are lookin’ to cop cassettes let me know and I’ll let him know.