KRS One interview in Straight From The Lips (1993)

July 9, 2007

Great minds think alike. Just when I was posting “What I Know” along the review of KRS One’s second “solo” album, Elliott Wilson was posting the same song (under a different title) on the XXL blog. His rip sounds better than mine, so go check it and the other unreleased songs from the same session. Anyway, KRS later recycled part of this song on the soundtrack of Ma 6T Va Crack-er, under the name “French Connection”.
The short interview here is from Straight From The Lips, in 1993, where you understand how his sex life can have an effect on his choice of beats.

KRS One : French Connection (DivShare)
KRS One : French Connection (Send Space)

Classic Review : KRS One in The Source (1995)

July 8, 2007

Review of an advance copy of KRS self-titled album, which was then titled Hip-Hop vs. Rap and was supposed to include “What I Know”.

KRS One : What I Know (Send Space)
KRS One : What I Know (DivShare)

Blackboard Jungle : KRS One interview in Rap Pages (1995)

July 6, 2007

Now it’s the week-end, some of you are probably on vacation, so relax and take your time, here is the long interview with The Ghetto Communicator from Rap Pages, october 1995. This include a review of BDP/KRS discography by Dr.Bombay


KRS One : Check It Out (Send Space)
KRS One : Check It Out (DivShare)

Say What ? Rap artist speak out : KRS One in The Source (1991)

July 6, 2007

I have tons of interviews where KRS talks about music, but what’s a KRS appreciation month without some of his comments on world politics ? Here he discussed the war in Irak with Jon Shecter in may 1991. The mp3 is from 1989 with 45 King on the turntables.

KRS One & 45 King: Freestyle (Send Space)
KRS One & 45 King : Freestyle (DivShare)

Classic Review : Return Of The Boom-Bap in The Source (1993)

July 5, 2007

Today marks the beginning of KRS One appreciation month. Why ? Just because. And if I believed the stats of this blog, a lot of people google his name and end up here, so I guess he’s more popular than what the last ten years of his career would make you think.

KRS One : Feel The Vibe, Feel The Beat (Send Space)
KRS One : Feel The Vibe, Feel The Beat (DivShare)

Classic Review : Resurrection in The Source (1994)

July 4, 2007

A review of Common Sense’s classic album written by Chairman Mao for The Source in october 1994. The audio is a recording of a young Kanye West trying hard to make a name for himself by battling Common on a radio show in Chicago.

Common Sense vs Kanye West : Live on WHPK (SendSpace)
Common Sense vs Kanye West : Live on WHPK (You Send It)
Common Sense vs Kanye West : Live on WHPK (Mass Mirror)

Unsigned Hype : DJ Shadow in The Source (1991)

July 2, 2007

Another Unsigned Hype frow way back, that time Matty C was reviewing a demo tape by the young DJ Shadow. It was in the june 1991 issue of The Source.

I did an interview with Shadow a couple of month ago where we discussed this tape, as well as his beginnings, how he (never) met Dave Funkenklein, how he ruined his american career etc…

It’s in French. I also have the audio (in english) somewhere. I don’t know how people who read this blog feel about audio interviews. Personally I don’t like to listen to interviews on a computer, but I could post it (and others) if you want, just let me know, leave a comment and i’ll see.

DJ Shadow : Last Stop (DivShare)

Livin Proof review, The Source (1995)

June 25, 2007

You know you suck when the guy who review your album can’t find one decent line in your rhymes and can only quote an interlude ! You gotta appreciate how the writer tries hard not to make fun of their lyrics. Lyrical enthusiast will surely appreciate the demo version of Supa Star, with different lyrics ! Have fun.

Group Home : Supa Star (demo) (DivShare)

Classic Review : Only Built IV Cuban Linx in The Source (1995)

June 20, 2007

Half a mic short of classic status, but still a classic album, review published in The Source, september 1995.

El Michel’s Affair & Raekwon : PJ’s (DivShare)

Classic Review : Organized Konfusion in The Source (1992)

June 19, 2007

Published in the Source, january of 1992, a review of Organized Konfusion first album, penned by Matty C. The audio is a track from their famous demo produced by the late Paul C, back when they called themselves Simply II Positive MC’s.

Simply II Positive aka Organized Konfusion : Mind Over Matter (demo) (DivShare)