DJ Grandmaster Flowers-Brooklyn Park Jam (1979)

Time and time again somebody somewhere finds these recordings that they long forgot they had buried in a box in their house or elsewhere . The internet can be a treasure trove for tons of these and once again another gem has been unearthed . For those that don’t know , the main thing associated with Grandmaster Flowers is his opening as a DJ for James Brown in Yankee Stadium in the late 60’s . We all know the names of the pioneers of Hip-Hop . Many of them credit Flowers as an influence to them even though he never achieved the recognition that most did . Enjoy this historical Hip-Hop archive . Turn it on and let your mind wonder back to 1979 with Bboys and Bgirls , Graffiti , the smells of food , and sounds of music and laughter and fun .



Listen to those that were there tell you about DJ Grandmaster Flowers


Tupac f/ Yo Yo-Dear Mama (Original Version) *UNRELEASED #NewMusic

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King Assassin sais:

The original version of ‘Dear Mama’ was far different than the version that was released, as far as the hook was constructed . Originally, the hook was a sample of a song from the legendary rapper and friend of both of ours named Yo-Yo, from Ice Cube’s [Da] Lench Mob. The sample was ‘Wouldn’t be a damn thang without a woman,’ which was taken from the original song from Ice Cube’s ‘This Is A Man’s World,’ with the scratching done, of course, by yours truly DJ King Assassin. The day after we had finished up on everything we were in Echo Sound in L.A. when Tupac comes in the studio very upset and proceeds to explain to us that we had to take out Yo-Yo’s part because a person by the name of Pat Charbonet would not give us the clearance to use that part in the song, so we had no choice but to take it out and that’s where even the Richard Pryor excerpt, which you will hear, is completely off the released version of the song.”

Grandmaster Flash-No Copys (1982)-Mixtape

Credit : Epic TV
Credit : Epic TV


This is a mixtape made in 1982 by the legendary Grandmaster Flash . It was made personally for a “Money Mike” . With the internet never ending , and physical media being a dinosaur , except for the recent vinyl resurgence , it’s always special when a piece of Hip-Hop’s history like this is discovered . I wonder if this was made for Money Mike of B-Boy Records ?

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Willie D-Interview w/ Sway In the Morning *Video

Sways Universe sais:

The legendary Willie D has never been one to hold his tongue, and man…he definitely doesn’t hold back in this interview.  He was the lead member of the pioneering rap group Geto Boys from Houston, Texas or as Sway describes them “the mecca for what was going on in the South.”  The Geto Boys helped to open a lot of doors to let people have freedom of expression because without them, songs like “B*tches ain’t Sh*t” by YG would probably be banned today.

Scarface, member of the Geto Boys, called in to reminisce with Willie about the time they got booed in New York, even though things came full circle when they sold out Madison Square Garden a couple months later.  Willie also talks about feeling obligated to fulfill J Prince’s, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records, goal to bring Houston’s story to the light because this was the first time he had someone believing in him and was willing to pay him to do something he loves…rap.

Willie goes into talking about Ted Cruz, who he describes as an opportunist; Donald Trump, who he describes as a seperatist: “we need someone to unite the people, not divide”; and Caitlyn Jenner, who he believes should not have won the Woman of the Year award…and that’s just scratching the surface.  His new song “Coon” is what prompted this powerful conversation as he describes the different types of coon (“if your criticism to the black community outweighs your contribution to the black community, you are a coon”), what he meant by his Stephen A. Smith line, and more insight into the enlightened mind of Willie D.  Check out the interview above and make sure you purchase “Coon”, now available on iTunes.

Egyptian Lover-I Cry (Night After Night)-Official Video

Stones Throw sais:

Egyptian Lover’s anthology is out now: 4/LP box set, 2/CD, and digital. Mr. Lover takes off for Asia later this month, and plays live in London in June.

Here’s a new video for “I Cry (Night After Night)” recorded in 1984, from the album On the Nile. The video was directed by Zev Deans.

“The song ‘I Cry (Night After Night)’ was really different from the other music I’ve made,” Egyptian Lover told The Fader … “It was inspired by one of my father’s Dean Martin records, ‘The Middle of the Night is my Cryin’ Time’ I loved how Dino could be soft but such a ladies’ man. I wanted to be him.”