We’re fortunate to have legends still droppin carpet bombs on yall after all these years of war. It’s very easy to lay this shit to rest and step away from whats become an embarrassing genre to associate yourself with on the mainstream level. Mellow Man Ace returns with a brand new visual for “MR. EXCUSES” off his RESTORING ORDER LP available here.
Kingston, Jamaica: LOCAL RAPPER RELEASES MIXTAPE WITH HIP HOP ICON
In 1967, Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc took the local sound system culture to the Bronx, New York and subsequently, Hip Hop was born. Four decades later, the genre has come full circle as Five Steez, one of Jamaica’s Hip Hop MCs, has collaborated with DJ Ready Cee, a New York underground Hip Hop radio icon from the Bronx, and released a mixtape online entitled ‘The Momentum: Volume One’.
The mixtape, which is the first release in a three part series, features 18 tracks, spanning a total of 46 minutes, in which Five Steez spits his lyrics over well-known instrumentals as DJ Ready Cee employs his tricks in mixing, cutting and scratching. It is available for download at www.djreadycee.com, www.facebook.com/fivesteez & iTunes.
“It’s been a while since I’ve heard a ‘real mixtape’ with actual mixing, plus scratching, and I wanted to bring that back,” says the rapper. “It’s become rare even within modern Hip Hop but this is what the mixtape is really about.”
DJ Ready Cee, known for The Underground Lockdown and The Ready Cee Show on New York City’s WHUT 91.9FM during the late 1990s and early 2000s, says, “I first heard the homie Five Steez when he sent me a track that I played on my online show. I was blown away and so were my co-hosts and listeners because it was so dope. And this kid is coming straight out of Kingston, Jamaica, so that was special.”
Five Steez says, “Ready Cee is an icon so it’s definitely an honour to get this type of support from him, particularly with the mixtape. I hope that this will highlight turntablism locally and also build my fanbase, especially abroad where the real market for Hip Hop exists.”
Five Steez is one of the most recognized artists within Kingston’s growing Hip Hop movement and is best known for his appearance in the music video, ‘Get Down’, and recent performances at Manifesto|Jamaica events, ART’ical Exposure and ART’ical Empowerment Live. He can be found at www.twitter.com/fivesteez (@FiveSteez) and www.facebook.com/fivesteez
Our friend, the incredible DJ JS-1, sent us a late Christmas gift today in the form of ‘LISTENING PLEASURES’. A mix he created in the mid-nineties that’s never been released to the public! This link won’t be around forever so grab it while you still can and ENJOY!
(Mixed in 1996 or 1997?)
120 minutes long
1 – Craig G – Rip Ya To Shreds intro
2 – Lord Finesse -
3 – EPMD – Big Payback
4 – Rakim – Rated R
5 – Gangstarr – Here is the Proof
6 – Percee P , AG, & Lord Finesse – Yes U May
7 – JS1 sratch interlude
8 – Main Source – Large Professor
9 – Masta Ace – Eyes on the Prize
10 – Organized Konfusion -
11 – Slick Rick – Lick The Balls
12 – Special Ed – Im Taxin’
13 – KRS-one – Feel The Vibe, Feel The Beat
14 – Mr Voodoo – Lyrical Tactics
1 – Organized Konfusion – prisoners of war
2 – Ultramagnetic Mc’s – Aint it Good To Ya
3 – Big Daddy Kane – wrath of kane
4 – Pete Rock & CL Smooth – All Souled Out
5 – JS1 scratch interlude
6 – Freshco & Miz – Now Ya Know freestyle
7 – UBC – Mailin’ It Frosty
8 – Low Profile – Pay Dues
9 – Stezo – Bring The Horns
10 – JS1 scratch interlude – Public Enemy – Rebel beat
11 – KRS-one – Still # 1 freestyle remix
12 – Jungle Brothers – Straight Out the Jungle
NYC radio fans have for a long time enjoyed our traditional “Old School at Noon” mixes on our major stations featuring legendary DJs like Red Alert, Mister Cee, Chuck Chillout and more… I’ve decided to throw up a classic episode of The Ready Cee Show from 2005 featuring a classic Hiphop mix to get your holiday weekend blasted off the right way! ENJOY!