Debut single by Shabaam Sahdeeq, featuring Mr. Gary Smith and the Shadows In The Dark.
What we have right here is one of my fav. records. Two buttery, smooth, melodic tracks by Senswif, wich consists of GodSen & BornSwif.
Thanks to Ernesto!
“Unity” is a song recorded by Afrika Bambaataa and James Brown as a duet in 1984. It was the first recording in which Brown collaborated with a performer associated with hip hop, a then-new idiom heavily influenced by Brown’s own funk music. The record’s title and its cover showing the two performers clasping hands express solidarity between the two styles. The song’s music is similar in its structure to Brown’s own funk songs of the late 1960s and 1970s, but uses the drum machine and keyboard-generated timbres of electro. The song’s rapped lyrics are on the themes of “Peace, unity, love, and having fun”. The single charted #87 R&B.
“Unity” contains several references to Brown’s earlier recordings. The song’s a cappella opening paraphrases the beginning of his 1970 song “Get Up, Get Into It and Get Involved”, and an instrumental passage in the middle of part 1 is borrowed from his 1969 hit “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose”
Queens, New York. Recorded in 1997.
Midas and 2B are original members of The Black Love Crew. They hooked up with good friends Dirty Mo and Heavyweights DJ record pool to release this limited press 12″ single. Midas’ side was taken from his EP “Goldencuts”.
2B’s side was taken from the forthcoming album “The Guiding Light (Shining Through)” by Two B. (later renamed “Endearment” (by Two B. era)).
This one is remembered mainly by one thing – it’s the very first UK hip-hop album. Second side of the coin – many of them UK heads don’t remember it with great memories. Probably because it sounds more like a rip-off of then popular US hip-hop style. But all in all. If you’re a collector of old hip-hop in good quality, so here you go.
Thanks to Extrez!
Originally released in 2005 on Nujabes’ album Modal Soul.