HTIKMM: Biz Markie – Live At Funkmaster Flex’s Birthday

Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Biz Markie – Live At Funkmaster Flex’s Birthday 1994

Biz Markie - Live At Funkmaster Flex's Birthday 1994

This isn’t the Biz tape I wanted to upload. The other one has him haphazardly smashing all kinds of old school funk and soul tracks into each other while he adlibs all over the top – its the greatest, messiest display of DJing I’ve ever heard, and he had the crowd eating out of his hand.

HTIKMM: Benefit – B.E.N.E.F.I.T.

Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Benefit – B.E.N.E.F.I.T.

Benefit - B.E.N.E.F.I.T.

This one might have flown under many peoples’ radars. Benefit epitomizes the term ‘bedroom emcee’ and in 2000 he trumped over 800 others in a Chuck D-sponsored contest on Rapstation.com. Each emcee had to submit a track that explored the pros and cons of online file-sharing and the use of Napster to do so – Benefit’s attempt won by a country mile, and he used the $5000 prize money to begin building his own ‘real’ studio.

HTIKMM: Freestyle Raps – MCs Go Wild

Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Freestyle Raps – MCs Go Wild

Freestyle Raps - MCs Go Wild

This is another one of those that I ‘borrowed’ from someone else, and I’ll credit them in a second… but first, the back story. I copped this tape as part of a Depth Charge (RIP) double pack in the early 90’s, and played the freestyle tape to death. (By the way, the other tape in the pack – Molly & Pete Rock – will go on here later this month.)