November 28, 2010

Eazy E - The Life and Timez of Eric Wright

This DVD is a bootleg rarity and took me a while to source, but maybe that's because it isn't as good as it should have been!  I'm not a massive fan of Eazy's, but let's not forget that he was one of gangsta raps pioneers and back in the day he was a real character, he was like the ol dirty bastard of NWA.

With this in mind, the DVD should have chronicled much of his success and achievements, but instead it seems to focus on his death and subsequent funeral.  There is a fair bit of exclusive footage and many famous west coast affiliates appear in tribute to Eazy (Above the Law, Yella, Bone Thugs & Harmony etc). 

One bizarre thing I noticed was that he had a gold coffin which looked like something only a gangsta rap star would have, but then he has the most understated headstone going (a small plaque laid flat on the ground).

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Part 1
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Part 3
Part 4

November 22, 2010

3rd Bass - Gas Face - Live on Arsenio Hall 1990

No doubt fresh from an argument with De La Soul, Arsenio Hall presented 3rd Bass performing Gas Face during which Serch dances in a manner that hints he may not have arrived earlier enough at the studios to visit the boys room.

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November 18, 2010

Uptown - Dope on Plastic

Uptown's - Dope on Plastic was an absolute classic in 1989, belting out of almost every boom box and getting heavy rotation on pirate radio.  It's one of those tunes that takes you straight back to the era and floods the mind with memories of the good ol days. 
This is a copy of the full 12" including the B side 'It's My Turn' and the Plastipella and Dubstramentals!

Download Link (31mb, 192kbps):
Part 1

November 8, 2010

Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and LL Cool J - Live in Amsterdam 1987

Okay, the title mentions PE (and there is about 10 minutes of them at the start of the recording), but this is mainly a Rakim and LL performance. 
Eric B & Rakim take us through half an hour of highlights from their first album - which in 1987 would have been the freshest thing on the streets. 
LL Cool J then headlines the show for an hour long set (it should of been the other way round if you ask me!) and performs all of his classics from that era.  This is a fine piece of memorabilia and a poignant reminder of the good old days.

Download Link (140mb, 192kbps):
Part 1

November 4, 2010

Duke Zero One

If you dig a little deeper you'll find more to UK hip hop than grime!  Dwyzak The Elevator and Duke Zero One have put out their latest offering - Release The Kraken.  If you're feeling this, then check out Dwyzak's YouTube channel at

November 1, 2010

Blade - Reflections

There aren't many MC's in the UK who have been performing constantly, and consistently, for more than 20 years, in fact right now I can't think of another :)
Hopefully there's still some more gas in the Blade fuel tank and more gems like this one to look forward to.