Tag Archives: 80s Hip-Hop

Rest In Peace – DJ Ready Red

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RIP DJ Ready Red of Geto Boys fame who passed away yesterday from a suspected heart attack – this man had a huge influence on the early sound of Houston’s Rap-A-Lot Records and contributed to some truly classic records.

RIP Lovebug Starski – 16.05.60 – 08.02.18

Footage of the late Hip-Hop pioneer performing his 1986 single “Amityville (The House On The Hill)” on the UK TV show “Solid Soul”.

Memories Of Paul C McKasty…Revisited Documentary – Pritt Kalsi

UK-based Hip-Hop aficionado Pritt Kalsi has just dropped a revised version of his lengthy documentary looking at the life and work of legendary producer Paul C., who worked with the likes of Eric B & Rakim and Ultramagnetic MC’s before his untimely death in 1989.

 

Words From Pritt Kalsi:

Some few years ago I made a film about the legendary Queens Producer and Engineer Paul C McKasty. Although his life was cut short his hands and ears worked on some of the most revered hip hop albums of all time.

He also mentored many including Organized Konfusion and most notably Large Professor. When I made the original film I put it out via my site to get the attention of some people who originally where very difficult to get hold of. Partly to schedule and also that Paul passing has left deep holes in many people’s lives. I’m an outsider making a film about someone that passed on long before his time.

After seeing my film and how I told the story many came forward to contribute. In 2015 I met up with Large Professor in the UK and filmed a piece towards the project. DJ Cool V shot a piece himself and sent it to me, as did Phase from the group Phase and Rhythm not forgetting K Cut from Main Source who I was able to shoot whilst on the Main Source Tour.

I had always intended to revise the film but as I was working on my new film my computer had no space to complete the film. I since purchased another mac to handle other projects, since I never went back to NYC this year I took the time off to work on my projects and deliver a film about a man who the world can benefit from knowing about his contribution to this wonderful world of music.

I would also like to thank Reno from the Paul C Movie project that offered to clean up the audio for me and also allowing me to use some of the pics from there Instagram page.

Note this is a very low budget production that came about as I had accumulated so much footage over the years whilst working on my projects that I took to putting a film together.

Here is the revised version of the film, Memories of Paul C McKasty..Revisited. I would like to thank all those that supported the film – Jim Slice for allowing me to use the footage from his film Skull Snaps. Marc Davis, Lindley Farley and Casanova Rud, CJ Moore and Large Professor for their constant support.

Oldskool Electro Classics Mix Stream – Mark T

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UK deejay Mark T takes it back to the 80s with this seamless mix of lino-friendly classics from the likes of Egyptian Lover, Newcleus, Captain Rock and more.

The Early Sessions EP Sampler – Tuff Crew

New limited edition Chopped Herring release featuring a selection of vintage mid-80s cuts from Philly’s legendary Tuff Crew.

NG83: When We Were B Boys Trailer – NG83 Productions

New 2016 trailer for the documentary “NG83: When We Were B Boys” which captures the stories of various figures from the Nottingham, England Hip-Hop scene of the 1980s.

The Final Unreleased EP Vol. 2 Sampler – Godfather Don

UK imprint Chopped Herring unearth more late-80s / early-90s gems from NY underground icon Godfather Don.