Tag Archives: UTFO

She Needs A Guy Like Me With A High IQ – RIP UTFO’s Educated Rapper

RIP Jeffrey ‘Educated Rapper’ Campbell of Brooklyn, NYC’s UTFO who passed away this weekend at the age of 54 following a battle with cancer – I could often be heard reciting his “Roxanne, Roxanne” rhymes as a young kid back in 1984 and that track in particular was a huge part of my Hip-Hop childhood – a sad loss.

40 Years Of Hip-Hop – Kool Herc / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / Marley Marl etc.

With today marking the 40th anniversary of Clive ‘Kool Herc’ Campbell kick-starting the culture of Hip-Hop by throwing his first party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, here’s some footage of yesterday’s huge event in NYC’s Central Park which featured Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and more all paying tribute to Herc  – respect the pioneers!

Rakim – “Eric B. Is President”

Rakim – “I Ain’t No Joke”

Rakim – “My Melody”

Rakim – “Paid In Full”

Big Daddy Kane, Rakim & Lil’ Rodney C

Big Daddy Kane – “Raw” / “Set It Off” / “Smooth Operator”

Craig G & Marley Marl – “Droppin’ Science” / “The Symphony”

The Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock”

Roxanne Shante & Kangol Kid – “Roxanne, Roxanne” / “Roxanne’s Revenge” / “Have A Nice Day”

Fonda Rae & Marley Marl – “Over Like A Fat Rat”

Ultimate Old-School Hip-Hop Mix Download – D.J.Xed

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Croatia’s D.J.Xed delivers a quality selection of mid-80s cuts from the likes of Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Boogie Boys, Divine Sounds and more – take a trip back in time here.