BEAT OF THE WEEK: Death of Hip Hop – Kool DJ
May 13, 2011, 2:28 pm
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So today I quit my job and before doing so had the end of this song in my head all day long. Taken straight from The Return of the DJ Vol.1. “I’m leaving, later alligator, boom bye bye, peace see you later, what more can I say, la-later”…


BEAT OF THE WEEK: Dr Dre & Ed Lover – Down With MTV
April 21, 2011, 6:48 pm
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BEAT OF THE WEEK: Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers
April 6, 2011, 4:37 pm
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This weeks beat of the week was inspired by a lovely lunch spent napping in Green Park and is also dedicated to Danny Fresh because I know how much he loves this track.

BEAT OF THE WEEK: The Militia – Gang Starr feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx (Pete Rock remix)
March 21, 2011, 11:59 am
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How fitting it was that this weekend I came across a record in my collection that I had forgotten and perfectly matched the weeks headlines. As the UN militia began their attack on loyal Gaddafi forces I hoped the troops were listening to some decent music like they used to back in Vietnam. So anyway here it is a nice chilled version of Gang Starr’s Militia. Best verse by a mile is Freddie Foxxx’s.

BEAT OF THE WEEK: Lift Ya Skirt – Dirt McGirt (aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
March 15, 2011, 12:19 pm
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I was in Dragon Bar, Shoreditch, the other night and heard Chris Read drop the remix of Mark Ronson’s Toxic featuring a snippet of Lift Ya Skirt. Decided I needed the original version and it arrived in the post just last night along with a lovely Prince Fatty 7″.

BEAT OF THE WEEK: Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Prince Fatty feat. Horseman
March 11, 2011, 10:00 am
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Ooooooh baby we like it raw….Prince Fatty, from the mean streets of Brighton, recorded this cover live and on the b side there is also an equally impressive version of Snoop’s Gin & Juice. I am a sucka for a hip hop cover like this crazy shit brought to you by the All Girls Prep School…

BEAT OF THE WEEK: The Jaz & Jay-Z – The Originator
February 28, 2011, 10:54 pm
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I rediscovered DJ Boogie Blind’s Live at the PJ’s mixtape this week and thanks to him I have been getting into The Jaz. A couple of weeks ago I was listening to the Big L special on Premier’s Mixcloud and learnt that when Big L was coming up with his friend, Jay-Z, a lot of people told him to get rid of him because he’s whack. Luckily for Jay-Z Big Lee was a bit of a prick.