Baby Blue Soundcrew is a Canadian DJ group from Toronto, Ontario, specializing in hip-hop and R&B music. The group is composed of Kid Kut, KLC, C-Boogie, and Singlefoot.
“Spyder D” (Duane Hughes) is classic “old school” rapper and producer from New York City who combined elements of jazz and funk in his live instrumental backing tracks. “Big Apple Rappin'” was perhaps his most famous 12″ from post-disco era, released on his own Newtroit Records in 1980, becoming the first rapper to do so. Another notable release was “I Can’t Wait (To Rock The Mike)”, released in 1986 as single-a version of the Nu Shooz hit “I Can’t Wait”. Other Spyder D releases include “Buckwheat’s Rap” (Profile, 1985), and the house party hit “Smerphie’s Dance”, now an often-sampled cult classic (not to be confused with another early 80’s song called “The Smurf”, performed by Tyrone Brunson). Spyder D’s brand of music was characterized by a laid back attitude, humor, and skills on the microphone. He released a full length album in 2000 entitled True Dat, which didn’t earn the acclaim of his early work.
In 2005, he was the owner of an ABA franchise, the Charlotte Krunk (named after a type of hip hop music). Glenn Toby, founder of The Book Bank Foundation and former rap rival from Queens, NY (known then in the rap world as “Sweety G”), utilizing his knowledge gained as a sports agent, teamed up with Spyder D to help build the franchise. The franchise moved to Atlanta and joined the CBA under new majority owner Freedom Williams, the former lead voice for multi-platinum dance-hop group C+C Music Factory, where Spyder signed Grayson Boucher, aka The Professor of And 1 fame, and recruited NY basketball legend Kenny Anderson as head coach.
Spyder D is still involved in the industry, as an artist, producer, engineer, artist manager, and label executive. His Newtroit Records is the first rap label to successfully launch by a Rap artist in 1980. His most recent project is ready to be released, Heat Seekers “Valentine’s Day Love Pack”.
Spyder D’s motto is: “Never Forget Where You Came From, Be Proud Of Where You’re Going'”
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This much we know: British rappers can once again rhyme in their own accents without getting laughed at by children in the street. But even when the belligerent Lahndan gob of Blade can be heard on TOTP, one imagines the unabashed Bristolian broadness of the three Aspects MCs will be a stigma too far for the charts. But with a debut LP like this, who cares? ‘Correct English’, from that determined middle-finger of a title onwards, is yet another Brit-hop triumph: gloriously creative, springy of beat and showing so little interest in the fashions of the last five minutes, it renders itself utterly cool. This is hip-hop that knows how to walk the margins and rock parties simultaneously – the instrumental ‘Bristol Fingers’ imagines a Cartoon Network DJ Shadow – recalling everyone from Ugly Duckling to the Ultramagnetic MC’s to excellent labelmates Numskullz. ‘We Get Fowl’ is The Wurzels in Wu-Wear doing the Beasties’ ‘Egg Man’, a concept as entertaining as it is frightening. If it makes it easier, think of Probe Mantis, El Eye and Bubberloui as a hydra-headed, homebrewed Nelly. And then accept Aspects’ West Country grammar into your life, like the heady blast of weed-curdled air it blatantly is. /NME/Noel Gardner/
In 2007 Hip Hop Connection magazine (issue 214) ranked Aspects’ Correct English #28 in the 50 Best British Albums Ever.
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