Old school (By Timid)
Old School is a term thrown around in the hip hop community quite often. It is also a heavily debated classification. What is Old School? Does Old School encompass the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, and the Fat Boys or does it go even further back into Marvin Gaye, Patti Labelle, and the Temptations era?
Verbals by A to the L
Fallacy & Fusion – The Ground Breaker (Wordplay)
Wow, a nine o’clock news sample. A novel way to start off a bouncy little track from Fallacy and his you-recognise-him-from-MTV-Base partner. Its built around a sharp brass sample, and one of those staccatto type beats that Timbaland and Busta Rhymes have pioneered. It’s a real grower – I started off not feeling it at all, and now I’ve played it four times in a row. The extremely laidback ‘Be Bad, Feel Good’ accompanies a few shitty garage mixes of the title track, and is a lovely little surprise.
RATING: 7 / 10
Fallacy & Fusion Interview (by Redeem)
“It’s a hip hop track from it’s heart,” Fusion announces with pride. “It’s not us trying to sing, it’s just us representing HipHop music : but the fanbase is vast, you know, people listen to house music, the people who listen to punk, people who listen to Garage, all take something away from that, so they feelin’ the vibe of it, and that’s without us delivering the remixes, just the original version. So from one song to be, you know, in favour through so many different peoples’ eyes is a positive thing “.
Graduation report (By DAP)
And DAP Says…
“Don’t Worry ‘Bout Goin’ To Summer School. Just Read My Column and You’ll Get All The Knowledge You’ll Need”
“And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime.”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime” (1991)