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experimental early hip hop / electro / turntablism


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#51 Drum Up

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

Prolly not that innovative, but I saw a bunch of Marley Marl recently added to the thread and wanted to add my two sense:

 

 

Marley Marl is such a hero:

 



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:56 PM

^ Yeah he seems cool in that interview. At least in the first 9 min I watched before getting intimidated by the length lol.

 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:20 AM

Never listened to T La Rock before, sounds nice, thanks! 

 

Anyone notice that there seemed to be a trend in late 80s Hip Hop where there would be a song on each LP which would feature the DJ out front as the main event of a track (as opposed to vocals)? 'Mister Cee's Master Plan' on Big Daddy Kane's Long Live the Kane is a cool example, as is this:

 

 


Edited by Drum Up, 11 February 2019 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

Yeah good point, says it all doesn't it. The timbre of the scratching on the one from Paid in Full is great to me for some reason. Sort of epitomizes the era's sound for me, idk.

 

Another dj-in-focus track:



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:48 AM

Nice! Premier is one of my favorite beat-makers. Recently got into his first version of Nas' 'Memory Lane'