Wednesday, December 31, 2008

TRIBUTE TO THOSE LOST IN 2008

Rest In Peace.......



















DJ BIZ MARKIE - LIVE @ THE Q CLUB QUEENS NY 1994


I came across this and had to throw it up. Real classic tape recorded live at the Q Club with Biz on the Set. Q Club used to be the spot out in Queens back in the 90's. Really good set from the Biz. Shout out to Tapemasta for diggin this up.

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6198406-0ed

SIDE B
http://www.divshare.com/download/6198408-3ac



SKILLZ - 2008 WRAP UP


This is the highlight of New Years for me. Skillz always comes through and this year is no exception.

2008 WRAP UP

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DJ DIRTY HARRY - FROM DUSK TO DAWN PT 2


Another Dirty Harry classic. Came across this in a crate of tapes I'm going through. Don't have the tracklist but its a hot tape. I remember buying this at Sandy's on 3rd ave in the BX. Check it out.

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6211604-0da

SIDE B
http://www.divshare.com/download/6211603-43b



THE HISTORY OF CNN - FEAT. TRAGEDY & HAVOC

I remember being in the studio with some big name producers and artists and they were all gigging on NORE. Little did they know that NORE would be part of one of the best groups to come out of QB and make the classic album..The War Report. This mini documentary gives you some insight to the creation of CNN and a look at QB'S Finest.

A.T.C.Q & JUNGLE BROTHERS - LIVE

DJ BOOKS - BEST OF NATIVE TOUNGES


Native Tounges were made up primarily of Jungle Brothers , De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest. They had a strong positive movement in the late 80's and early 90's. DJ Books put together a best of compilation of their best works. Check it out.

BEST OF NATIVE TOUNGES
http://www.divshare.com/download/6210853-4f3

NY RAP IN THE 80'S

Monday, December 29, 2008

NY RAP IN THE 90'S

This shit gets me hyped and pissed off at the same time. WTF HAPPENED TO HIP HOP!!! Did it peak in the 90's and now we are stuck with the sub par bullshit that people put out today? Watch this and you will see what I mean.

PART 1


PART 2

HISTORY OF HIP HOP - VIDEO TIME LINE

Just watch this.......

1979 - 1988


1989 - 1998

LORD SEAR - CAUCASIAN DRUNK MIX SHADE 45


If you listen to Lord Sear on Sirius you already know about the drunk mix. This is a special edition of the mix with all " caucasian" songs. A lot of great music on this one. Not hip hop but they are all hip hop related. Check it out.

DRUNK MIX
http://www.divshare.com/download/6197314-d59

DJ MURO - IKES MOOD


Nice mix by Muro of some classic Issac Hayes originals and the hip hop joints that were made from them. Nice listen. Check it out.

IKES MOOD
http://www.divshare.com/download/6197315-dbf

DJ SEMI - READY TO DIE OG EDITION


DJ Semi put together this version of the classic album. These are all unreleased versions. Very interesting to listen to. Add this to the collection.

01. 03:08 Intro (Original Version With Uncleared Samples)
02. 03:50 Things Done Changed (Original Version)
03. 04:58 Gimme The Loot (Never Before Heard Uncensored Version)
04. 03:20 Machine Gun Funk (DJ Premier's Version)
05. 03:37 Warning (Original Version)
06. 03:45 Ready To Die (Original Version With Different Beat)
07. 04:53 One More Chance (Original Version With Uncleared Sample)
08. 01:29 Fuck Me (Interlude)
09. 03:52 The What (feat. Method Man) (Original Version With Unheard Lyrics)
10. 04:35 Juicy (Pete Rock's Version)
11. 05:13 Everyday Struggle (Original Demo Mix)
12. 03:38 Me & My Bitch (Original Version With Different Beat)
13. 05:37 Respect (Original Extended Edition)
14. 03:23 Friend Of Mine (Original Demo Version)
15. 03:34 Whatchu Want (Unreleased Original Version)
16. 02:51 Suicidal Thoughts (Pete Rock's Version)
17. 04:57 Come On (feat. Sadat X) (Unreleased Original Version)
18. 01:10 Who Shot Ya? (Original Demo Mix)
19. 03:24 For The Macs & Dons (Unreleased Track)
20. 01:13 Pepsi Freestyle (Unreleased Track)
21. 03:53 Biggie Got The Hype Shit (Unreleased 1991 Demo Track)

OG VERSION
http://www.divshare.com/download/6203951-608

Sunday, December 28, 2008

88 BLOCKS FROM TIFFANY'S

80 BLOCKS FROM TIFFANY’S: Directed by Gary Weiss, the 1979 documentary film centered in the South Bronx and featuring the legendary New York street gangs The Savage Skulls and The Savage Nomads. I forgot all about this documentary until my friend reminded me about it today. This is a must see.

PART 1


PART 2


PART 3


PART 4


PART 5


PART 6


PART 7


PART 8

KID CAPRI - LIVE ON HOT 97 1996


Here is an old mix I had on my old hard drive. This is from a Mixmaster Weekend on Hot 97 from 1996. Kid plays a nice set as only he can. Check this out.

LIVE 1996
http://www.divshare.com/download/6197054-155LIVE 1996

DJ SOUL - X MAS MIX LIVE ON SHADE 45


Shout out to DJ SOUL. This is a mix he did Christmas day on Shade 45. All classics from 83 - 89. Nice mix. Check it out.

PART 1
http://www.divshare.com/download/6197052-4a9

PART 2
http://www.divshare.com/download/6197053-f3f



Friday, December 26, 2008

TUNAK TUNAK TUN TUN

LMFAO!!!! If anyone knows WTF this dude is talking about....LET ME KNOW....Not for nothing this shit is catchy. Any producer that can flip this joint send it to me and I will post it. LOL Shout outs to my man Angel...just a warning shot my dude!!! LOL

DJ JS 1 - FLASHBACKS


JS 1 of the Rocksteady Crew out together this classic collection of old school joints. This is a good listen. Check it out.

Flashbacks
http://www.divshare.com/download/6187529-906

NAS & LARGE PROFESSOR - BEST OF COLLABORATIONS


Nas x Large Professor = CLASSIC MATERIAL. Check it out

NAS& LARGE PROFESSOR
http://www.divshare.com/download/6187530-a46

TRUE HIP HOP STORIES - KWAME'

Here is another one from D Nice blog.


True Hip-Hop Stories - Kwame from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

DJ SUPA DAVE - BEST OF KRS ONE


I f you know me you already know that KRS is my dude for real! My man Hec hit me with this tape of the best of KRS ONE and I have been playing it all day. Check it out.

BEST OF KRS ONE
http://www.divshare.com/download/6175408-beb

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY X MAS TO ALL MY PEOPLE

Only been doing this a few months and I really appreciate all the support. In 2009 I am going to take this to another level. In the meantime I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas. I'm going to keep this straight classic so watch these videos.





DJ DOGGTIME - MY FAVORITE JOINTS VOL 5


This is one of the best collection of classic r&b you will find. I have the whole collection but I lent them out and will be getting them back ASAP!. No one else has them on the web...at least I haven't found anyone that does. Grab part V for now and enjoy this one over the Holiday. Trust me..burn something, drink something and play this.

VOL 5
http://www.divshare.com/download/6166963-d89

DJ CROSSFADE AND MR SINISTER - BEST OF LARGE PROFESSOR


I was playing this all day today while I was getting ready for the holiday. Large Pro made some certified classics and this tape is full. of them. Check this out.

BEST OF LARGE PROFESSOR
http://www.divshare.com/download/6169712-912

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

DJ REVOLUTION - CLASS OF 86


Revolutions spins classics from 1986. Shout outs to Revolution, true DJ. Check it out.

CLASS OF 86
http://www.divshare.com/download/6168959-4ef

BEST OF DOO WOP FREESTYLES


Must have collections of the best freestyles from Doo Wops tapes. AZ, Raekwon, Busta etc....going hard when it really mattered. If you shined on a Wop tape it was like selling gold in the hood. A lot of peoples careers got started on a Doo Wop tape. These are the best.

BEST OF DOO WOP FREESTYLES
http://www.divshare.com/download/6168958-984

HOW TO MAKE COQUITO RUM

For the Holidays I thought I woud post this for my people. Coquito is the Puerto Rican egg nog but with rum. This will get you in the holiday spirit and I advise all of you to make this. You can add the rums of your country if you'd like. For my Dominicans..Brugal For my Jamaicans Wray & Nephew. Puerto Ricans will use Bacardi. Whatver you use is cool.just make it! Happy Holidays to you.

REALITY CHECK - LIL KIM VS LIL CEASE FULL DOCUMENTARY

Saw this on Worldstarhiphop.com and thought I would post it. Not really into the bullshit rap beefs but it's just sad to see a crew come undone. This is is from 06.. check it out.

JUST BLAZE - 90'S FLAVA VOL 1


Nice mix by Just laze of classic 90's hip hop. Check this out.

90's FLAVA
http://www.divshare.com/download/6166600-ca0

Monday, December 22, 2008

Pete Rock - Behind the Beats

In this Guitar Center series, PR breaks down some of his most classic productions. Take a minute to watch this.







DJ COSMO BAKER - PR TAKE 'EM TO THE BRIDGE


Great Pete Rock mix put together by Cosmo Baker. Some of his classic productions along with originals he sampled. Nice listen.

PR TRIBUTE
http://www.divshare.com/download/6159970-040

ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S - EGO TRIPPIN & EASE BACK

These dudes were WAYYYYY ahead of their time lyrically and production wise. I will post this album so you can study. Shout outs to Kool Keith.



DJ SOUL - R&B CLASSICS


Shout outs to DJ SOUL. I played this mix in Cancun hard this summer. Soul made this tape for Diddy so that he would have music to listen to in St Tropez. This is one of my best r&b joints. Check it out.

R&B Classics
http://www.divshare.com/download/6105327-eb4

DJ JAZZY JEFF - HIP HOP FOREVER II


Nice mix of some classics put together by one of the best DJ's in the game. I am trying to find part one but for now check out part 2 if you haven't already.

HIP HOP FOREVER II
http://www.divshare.com/download/6123432-a57

Sunday, December 21, 2008

DJ LAZY K - NO NONSENSE PT 1


Love Lazy K man. She puts it in from the heart with everything she does. Got a chance to meet her a few times. One time she was standing by this african mix tape spot on 38th street all by herself pushing her tapes. I didn't know who she was but I realized it when I got back in my car. I later met her at a Neptunes listening party. Shout outs to the Murda Mami's.

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6099075-12f



DJ D-SHARP - CAN'T STOP WONT STOP THE NEXT LESSON


Incredible collection of old school hip hop cultute put together by DJ D Sharp. Complete with narration that traces hip hop back to it's roots in reggae music. Very good listen and a must for true hip hop heads. The mixtapes are cool, but I also want to provide you with some education on the culture. My international people may already have this but even if you do, give it another listen. Don't know much about this DJ but he gets respect for this.

CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP
http://www.divshare.com/download/6099553-808

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SOULMAN JOINT #2 - HIP HOP JOINTS


Soulman is the man..point blank. This tape right here is crazy. Mad classic hip hop joints that you must have in your collection. Soulman knows beats better than anyone and he has made some classic tapes with breaks and originals and also with straight rap classics. Check his site out http://www.mhat.com/worldofbeats/

HIP HOP JOINTS
http://www.divshare.com/download/6104787-42c

DJ CLUE - HIP HOP REGGAE


This is a hot tape thats pretty rare. My man Hec hit me with this cassete last week and I just got around to uploading it. Clue plays bunch of classic hip hop mixed with reggae joints. Pretty tight tape. Check it out.

HIP HOP REGGAE
http://www.divshare.com/download/5984401-667

TRUE HIP HOP STORIES - LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND

Here is the latest in this series over at the D NICE blog. Lords of the Underground made a classic album and when they play Funky Child, I still get the goosebumps like its the first time I ever heard it. Shouts to those brothers man. I miss the good ole days of hip hop! Mostly everything now is WACK and all of a sudden it's cool to be a biter! Please do not send me anymore auto tune tracks cuz I'm not fucking with you if you do.


True Hip-Hop Stories: Lords of The Underground from D-Nice on Vimeo.

DJ MISTER CEE - HITTIN YA IN THE HEAD VOL 1


Love Mr. Cee on the wheels. He is probably the best mixshow dj on Hot 97. This is a classic mixtape that I used to stay playing in the whip/ Lot of great 90's joints on this one. Check it out.

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6141500-0d9

SIDE B
http://www.divshare.com/download/6141501-3e0



Friday, December 19, 2008

FUNKMASTER FLEX FOURTH OF JULY - LIVE ON HOT 97

I posted the entire audio of this 5 hour show a while back and I found the video on youtube. Flex can be a bug sometimes but he rips this mix down.

NAS - ILLMATIC PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

It's snowing crazy in NY so I was going through youtube and I came across this gem. This is a 6 minute Nas Illmatic promo video that gives me chills to watch. It takes me back to that buzz that Nas had when he was first coming out. Shout out to Faith Newman who worked the shit out of this project for Columbia.

Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - LIVE @ CHRIST THE KING HS 1979


Very early piece of history here. I love listening to these old live shows because this is the essence of what hip hop is . Thi is not even at a club, it's at a high school in NY. Enjoy

LIVE @ CHRIST THE KING HS 79
http://www.divshare.com/download/5969221-705

DIGGIN ON BLUE - MIXED BY BIZ MARKIE


Blue Note record label was a jazz label that had an incredible catalog of music that was sampled to make some of the most important rap records ever. Biz mixes these breaks and gives a lesson in hip hop that you need to pay attention to.

DIGGIN ON BLUE
http://www.divshare.com/download/6123344-ba1


Thursday, December 18, 2008

LORD FINESSE - LIVE IN ATLANTA


Here is another one I found on that old hard drive. Finesse DJ'ing at a party in ATL. This is late 90's?? Nice set.

LIVE IN ATL
http://www.divshare.com/download/6123346-a79

KANYE WEST - LIVE IN AMSTERDAM 2005


This a nice live performance by Yeezy. Say what you want about him, but he is a dope producer and all around solid artist. I respect Kanye for going against the grain and not being afraid to try new things. Check this show out.

LIVE IN AMSTERDAM 05
http://www.divshare.com/download/6123433-335

NEW ARTIST FEATURE - BLACKMILK


As 2008 comes to a close, Black Milk, the incredibly raw and innovative producer/emcee from Detroit, is making the rounds on Best Of Year Lists with his unstoppable album TRONIC. On the latest single "Bounce," Black Milk takes us deep into the center of his futuristic production factory with a Knight Rider-like bass line layered with waves of swelling keys.

In only a few short years, Black Milk has quickly become one of underground hip-hop's foremost ambassadors. Realizing his vast reservoir of talent, both independent and mainstream artists looked to Black to give their albums a raw underground sound. Black has since produced and appeared on tracks for an impressive roster of hip hop artists including Genius/GZA, Busta Rhymes, Pharoahe Monch, Kidz in the Hall, Kardinal Offishall, Guilty Simpson, and Strange Fruit Project, among others. Most recently, Black released two albums, The Set Up with Fat Ray and Black Milk Presents Caltroit with Bishop Lamont. Black also handed nearly all the production on elZhi's The Preface, an album that is making many critics' Top 10 lists for 2008 and bringing serious attention to Detroit's music scene. Black also produces and rhymes as a member of the ground Random Axe with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson and will release a full-length album in early 2009. TRONIC is available on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Fat Beats Records now.


Bounce
http://media.audibletreats.com/Black_Milk-Bounce.mp3

Give The Drummer Sum
http://media.audibletreats.com/Black_Milk-Give_the_Drummer_Sum.mp3

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DJ STEVE D

This is too fucking classic! I just came across this and had to post it.

QUESTLOVE - SAMPLE LESSON MIX


Questlove from The Roots put together a mix of original samples. Great listen and a good lesson for those that don't know. Check this out.

SAMPLE LESSON MIX
http://www.divshare.com/download/6099571-eb1

ROC RAIDA - TRIBUTE TO JAM MASTER JAY

Anyone who says turntabilism is not an art...eat a dick!

DJ SCRATCH - EPMD TRIBUTE MIXTAPE


DJ Scratch put this out a while back. He plays some classic EPMD joints and mixes them as only he can. EPMD had a lot of hits and had the best crew of MC's in the 90's. Check this out.

EPMD TRIBUTE
http://www.divshare.com/download/6105328-beb

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PSYCHO LES - MUSIC FOR THE SOUL VOL 1


Psycho Les of the Beatnuts put this one together. Found this today as well on that old hard drive. Not sure where I got this from but props to whomever. Les plays some classic soul breaks that will take you back. I played this all day today in the car! LOL Check it out

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL VOL 1
http://www.divshare.com/download/6105841-e61

THE 45 KING

Much respect to Mark The 45 King, This is the man behind the Flavor Unit along with Latifah and Shakim. This is the man behind Eminem's "STAN" and Jay Z's " HARD KNOCK LIFE" This man also made the "900 Number" which Ed Lover used to dance to like a fool on Yo MTV Raps. This man is a lefend! Peep why they call him the 45 King.



ORIGINAL SAMPLES VS HIP HOP BEATS


Had this on an old hard drive and found it today. This is FIRE! DJ Ameldabee gives a lesson on diggin with this one. Commentary by Diamond, Finesse, Walt and Evil Dee. Then he plays best of beats by DITC, Pete Rock, Mobb Deep. etc.. Too much to cover , just get it and enjoy.

http://www.divshare.com/download/6104786-39e

KID CAPRI - LIVE

This video show why the Kid is a legend.

Monday, December 15, 2008

STYLE WARS DOCUMENTARY

Your really want to know about HIP HOP and where the movement began? Watch this. It is as real as anyone can tell it. Oh yeah see if you can tell which one of the dudes in this movie is DJ KAY SLAY. Kay Slay always gets my respect cuz he was there from the start. Take a minute to watch this documentary.

MOB STYLE = GAME OF DEATH


If you have ever seen the movie Paid In Full with Camron, Mekhi Phiffer and Wood Harris then you might wanna cop this album. AZ (whom is played by Wood Harris in the movie) was part of this group from Harlem along with Wip Wop, Gangster Lou and Tone Capone. Real street dudes who were Harlem legends. They lived the lives most of todays rappers claim in their raps. Check this out

GAME OF DEATH 1992
http://www.divshare.com/download/6098708-54d

JUNGLE BROTHER MIXTAPE - FUNKMASTER FLEX HOSTED BY RED ALERT


Shout outs to B Boy Stance for this one. Never heard this one before. Flex and Red alert play some classic JB music on this one and give some history on the group. Don't think this was ever released and as I said , I never hard of it before today. You can't go wrong with this one though. Check it out.

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6090901-b53

SIDE B

Sunday, December 14, 2008

ROC RAIDA - OLD SCHOOL 96


I had this tape...I lost it..I got it again and lost it again! Shout outs to REKORDZ ON WHEELS for posting this. Roc Raida cuts up too many classic hip hop joints to name. Get this one! ENJOY

SIDE A
http://www.divshare.com/download/6090089-02f

SIDE B





Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

RZA - HOT 97 1995


Shout outs to the B BOY STANCE for this one. This is RZA Djing on Hot 97 in 95. RZA cuts up all original breaks and sample joints. I have never heard this before but I'm glad I found this one.

RZA HOT 97 1995
http://www.divshare.com/download/6072203-894

DJ SURESHOT - DIAMOND D'S PRODUCER/DJ AVAILABLE FOR CLUB DATES


My partner for many years has been my man Sureshot.Thats him with the white hat on to the right of Diamond on the album cover. He has produced for Diamond and was his road DJ alongside his brother DJ KX. He is available for club dates nationwide in 2009. If you have ever been to one of his parties at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Mansion in Miami or the legendary Palladium in the 90's you already know how he puts it down. If any of you would like to book Sureshot or Diamond D for an event hit me up....238beats@gmail.com. We will go overseas too so holla. I also want to give a shout out to everyone represented on the countries that visit counter on my page. I appreciate your support and I ask that you spread the word to all your people in your countries about the site. RESPECT!

RZA -14 DEADLY SECRETS


DJ Derezon blesses you with vol2 in the 14 Deadly Secrets series. RZA gives you behind the scenes insight on 14 of his most popular tracks. This is a must have.

http://www.divshare.com/download/6070683-fe5



*******RE UP DJ PREMIER 14 DEADLY SECRETS********
Z Share is wack and I am not going to use it unless I have to. If there are any inactive zshare links on my page you need email me or leave a message on the chat box at the bottom of each page.

DJ PREMIER 14 DEADLY SECRETS
http://www.divshare.com/download/6070644-1d5

TRUE HIP HOP STORIES - BLACK SHEEP

Another one from D Nice

TRUE HIP HOP STORIES - DANA DANE

Here is another one from the D Nice Blog site. Check his site out. 

Thursday, December 11, 2008

DOO WOP - BAD BOY MIXTAPE VOL 2


Doo Wop puts it on with this classic tape in the Bad Boy series. A lot of hot joints on this one. Check it out.

BAD BOY VOL 2
http://www.filefactory.com/file/42e051/n/Bad_Boy_Mixtape_Vol_2_zip

ZULU BEATS - SIRIUS RADIO CHANNEL 40


This is a show that Bambaataa has on Sirius Radio on Sunday nights. They play some classics and break beats that were used to make todays records. If you don't have SIRIUS you should get it. I am a BIG Howard Stern fan and I have had Sirius for the past 2 years. A lot of good shows and since they bought out XM its even better. Anyway check this out.

PART 1
http://www.divshare.com/download/6059719-fc6

PART 2

MASTA ACE - COMPOSING THE SYMPHONY


True Hip-Hop Stories - Masta Ace from D-Nice on Vimeo.

This is from the D Nice blog. Masta Ace talks about his contribution in making The Symphony. Shouts to Masta Ace. I was able to work with him at the legendary Firehouse Studios back in the mid 90's. Cool dude.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

DJ BOOKS BIG PUN - LYRICAL ASSASSIN


Out of every artist I have ever met or worked with, Pun was the most down to earth and humble of them all. I first met him at a session I was at with Diamond D for a track he was doing with Pun for HOLA Records. Pun was not known yet but you could tell he was going to be a problem. In between him recording I approached him and told him I made beats. He took my tape and asked me " You Boriqua?" I said yeah. He said " Im going to listen to this EXTRA HARD!!' He wound up picking like 3 tracks off my tape that he wanted to record for his first album, but Joe told him he needed to only work with big name producers on his first joint. Joe was his manager and I remember Pun was not too happy when he told me he couldn't use the tracks again. We still stayed in touch and we recorded a few joints at D&D one night when he came trough to a session I was doing with another group. He did a verse on like two joints and we just kicked it there till like 5am. I remember one time when I was working with this young Dominican girl from Dyckman on an r&b project. Pun wanted to meet her and asked me to meet him at his house on Howe Ave in the Bx. I was supposed to be there by like 1pm and wound up getting delayed and did not get there till 3 or so. I pulled up to his house thinking that Pun bounced but he was in his car with his kids and Liza his wife waiting on me. He was like " Yo Chris I waited for you man see! I ain;t bounce on you!' I apologized and introduced him to the girl. He spoke to her for a second and as soon as she walked back to my car he asked me " Yo you fucking her?" I was like " Nahh man lol" He said " Yo you should be B!'" I stayed in touch with Pun after his album came out and while he was working on his 2nd. I heard on the radio that he passed as I was driving and I shed a tear man. He was one of the last real rappers and one of the best to ever do it. RIP PUN. This is a collection by DJ Books of all classic Pun verses.

LYRICAL ASSASSIN
http://www.divshare.com/download/6053081-a7a

DJ EVIL DEE - R&B CLASSICS


I played this non stop on my vacation to Cancun this summer with my wife. This is one of those mixes that you don;t need to fast forward through! Classic material Check it out

R&B CLASSICS
http://www.divshare.com/download/6052650-d40

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE / MR BOND / STARCHILD - 1979 @ FOSTER CENTER


This is a real classic tape that SOUL MAN has posted on his site. I have never heard of this one before. Andre Harell who was Diddy's mentor at Uptown, got his start as a rapper in Jekyll & Hyde. They had a big hit record on Profile Records called AM/PM. Check out the description below:

This one is the second part of the Mr. Hyde / Mr. Bond / Starchild / Ronnie Green jam at Foster Center from 1979. I've had like hundreds of old school tapes over the years, but I must say that this is one of my favorites. Not necessarily the best, but I just like the hell out of this schitt. No planned out routines, no harmonizing, no showstopping moments, just the basic essence of Hip Hop- mc rhymes, breakbeats and echo chamber. This dude Starchild, who I never heard of other than on this tape (I'm pretty sure this ain't Kool Kyle), is crazy def with the nursery rhymes; Mr. Bond has the raw b-boy style; and Mr. Hyde kills it on a couple of occassions (Hyde definitely should be mentioned when you talk about the best of the early emcees IMO). And Ronnie Green's beat selection is always fresh to me.
BTW and FYI, Jekyll & Hyde's DJ Ronnie Green is actually better known to some as Captain Rock (yes, the same Captain Rock who had a few electro rap hits back in the 80's).

LIVE 1979
http://www.divshare.com/download/6051544-49f

HISTORY OF HIP HOP 1997


Shout outs to The Rub. This is a collection of all the hottest records of 1997. I will post other collections shortly. I miss the 90's man.

1997
http://www.divshare.com/download/6051421-2f4