Saturday, October 16, 2010

Old School Friday, Vol. 1

Just some Old School Friday fun in my Twitter stream; a snapshot of some of the old school hip hop & club records I'm entertaining myself with (and the stories behind them).

You can check out the Old School Friday Vol. 1 playlist here. Decided to throw these songs together after I had so much fun listening to them last night on YouTube.

You'll find some early rap from New York, Philadelphia, and L.A. in the mix, along with club hits of the period and some party records that fueled the birth of hip hop.

I'll add more to the mix next time I throw out some old school jams on Twitter. For now, enjoy these jams from the Funky Four +1, James Brown, ESG, Run DMC, L.A. Dream Team and more.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message.

Update: Sorry rap fans. We had to remove this classic cut from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five due to a DMCA take down notice received today.

In it's place, you'll find the cover image for the album of the same name and a link to our recent Old School Friday mix, which includes some important precursors of rap music as well as some early hip hop and club hits of the period.

We hope artists & labels will be moved to learn that online sharing of music can bring their past hits and new creations to a whole new listening audience.

Until then, we'll be happy to take down any videos that artists & copyright owners don't want shared on this blog (you can email us at the address in the Trader Rock profile).