A production showcase CD for Q.D. III, it is primarily a hip-hop disc but has a small handful of songs that may be considered R&B flavoured hip-hop, and one hip-house track.
True UK hip-hop masterpiece. If u ask me which is my most fave UK hip-hop band, here’s an answer!
Thanks to Ernesto for FLAC!
Grandmaster Slice grew up in a small town in southern Virginia. He got into the rap game as a kid pop-locking in a local dance crew called Ebony Express & deejaying basement parties throughout his teen years alongside his cousin DJ Adam T. Slice later hooked up with a former schoolmate, Izzy Chill, and in 1989 the duo produced a dance record titled “Shall We Dance (Electric Slide),” for the indie Creative Funk Records. Distrubuted by Select-O-Hits. The song became a hit on the rap charts, and they soon released an album by the same title, Electric Slide (Shall We Dance),the following year.
After moving to Jive Records, Slice reached the singles charts with the crossover rap-ballad “Thinking of You.” However, a follow-up only arrived nine years later when Grandmaster Slice reached the top 10 Billboard Hot Rap Singles again, with a rap remake of Clarence Carter’s classic called “Strokin’ 2000? on the Wingspan label.
Now the former Jive recording artist returns with a new, old-school throwback party jam “Party Over Here” to jump-start the new year. This is the first single from his long awaited upcoming non-tradition Hip-Hop album “Time Flies (Timeless Collection)” which will include new & previously unreleased songs recorded between 1990 & 2013 geared towards the 40 & over Hip-Hop fans.
Hip-hop crew from Orlando, Florida!
Dope Posse is: Oh Jay, Kidcaine, Are MC, DTF, All Jazz, Sonlyte, Kid V, Trust, DC One, Juice, DMSR, Ronny M, Abookor, Trick P. Rappers Are MC (Coen Grooten) and DTF (Martijn van Lanen) start to write rhymes in 1985 as ‘Rhyme Federation’ and rap on multiple performances. In 1989 they meet the ‘Terminating Poets’ with rapper Kid Caine and DJ Oh Jay and form ‘Dope Posse’.Dancers are Sonlyte & All Jazz. In 1990 they sign a record deal with Djax Records. In 1992 DTF starts his solo project and a year later the group falls apart, only to return in 1995 under the name ‘Family Jewels’ with one more album.
Thanks to Ernesto!
Thanks to Ernesto!
The London-based duo known as Definition of Sound created an appealing and exciting blend of post-acid house hip-hop that merged freestyle, reggae, rap, funk, rock, and R&B. One minute the group sounded like Al Green, the next Van Morrison, the next the Ombres. Kevin Clark and Don Weekes met at a mutual friend’s house while they were listening to new and rare records and freestyling raps. Weekes, who had recorded with Coldcut’s Matt Black and was briefly a member of X Posse, was impressed with Clark’s skills and soon the two were working together on material. The two recorded a demo tape and under the name Top Billin’ released two underground hits, “Naturally” and “Straight From the Soul” on the Dance Yard label. The interest generated by the singles led to a deal with Circa Records — and a U.K. following that grew as they opened shows for such visiting acts as KRS-One and Kid ‘N Play. The Virgin Records-financed dance label Cardiac signed the group up to a U.S. deal after hearing them at an industry conference.
Their first Cardiac album, Love and Life: A Journey With the Chameleons, was an adventurous, impressive collection of hip-hop. The first single, “Now Is Tomorrow,” was an up-tempo jam that featured jangling lead guitar, whooshing flanging effects, soulful vocals by guest singer Elaine Vassell, and an inspirational message. It was a hit on dance and rap charts in the middle of 1991. The second single, “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” — a Top Ten U.K. hit in early 1992 — merged streetwise b-boy feel with Donovan’s bubblegum ’60s sensibility. The third single, “Moira Jane’s Cafe,” sounded like it was cut in Memphis with a spoken intro that sounds like Elvis, prominent rock guitar, and thick, fatback drums. “Love and Life” was named Rap Album of the Year by Britain’s Record Mirror and had glowing reviews in Billboard, Rockpool, The Source, and other stateside publications. Just as it seemed that Definition of Sound was about to be heard around the world, Cardiac Records folded as a result of EMI’s takeover of Virgin.
Their new label, Charisma, took enthusiastic delivery of their sophomore album, The Lick, only to fold in turn into West Coast Virgin a week before it was due to ship. As the corporate dust settled, one of the things buried beneath it was the new Definition of Sound record. Hard times, no money, no record deal, and a yearning to redefine themselves led Definition of Sound into the streets of London to drink in the bittersweet tastes of life, love, and despair. After more than a year in which they wrote and recorded nearly 30 new songs, Clark and Weeks signed a deal with Mercury and started making their third album, Experience. The clever, finely crafted songs were exuberant and introspective, from those two self-described “chameleons” of 1991 — a little older and a lot wiser. The duo collaborated with famed ’80s producer Chris Hughes (Adam & the Ants, Tears for Fears, Robert Plant). The result of that unlikely alliance was, according to New Musical Express, “like the delayed hit of a powerful drug” — an indefinable cocktail of ’60s pop, psychedelic soul, R&B, and various shades or rock, all set in a lush, multi-layered ambient soundscape. ~ Ed Hogan, Rovi
One more addition for those who are after those UK hip-hop classics in FLAC.
In 89 Peaches stepped on the scene with “Comming Straight Rolling Hard/ Treat Her Like A Lady” on Bum Rush Records. As part of the First Priority Music Family she was known for her hard delivery with a feminine touch. In 1991 Peaches released an album titled “More Than Just A Pretty Face” and a single “I’ll Be Watching You” on Eastwest/ Atco. With beats from Audio Two and King of Chill she made her mark in the golden era of hiphop. Peaches is currently president of Peachicka Entertainment Group (P.E.G.)