Classic review : Ready To Die in The Source (1994)

March 29, 2007

Review of Biggie Smalls’ first, and as far as I’m concerned, only album. Published in The Source in the octobre 1994 issue, written by Minya Oh, also know as Hot 97’s Miss Info, then known as Shortie.

Notorious BIG : Queen Bitch (reference track)



On Earth As It Is In Heaven : Ras Kass in The Source (1996)

March 26, 2007

Ras Kass : Core Audience (demo)


Good Guys Wear Black : MC Ren in The Source (1992)

March 25, 2007

Reginald C Dennis talks to NWA’s best MC, Ren, about the release of his EP. From The Source in august 1992.

Run DMC : Kizz My Black Azz

Classic Review : Business Never Personal in The Source

March 23, 2007

Big Greg Cee’s short review of EPMD’s ultimate album. The Source august, 1992.

EPMD : Brothers From Brentwood, LI (


Ya Know The Rules : KRS One in Flavor

March 20, 2007

I had a couple request for more KRS interviews, and according to the stats, a lot of people end up here after googling KRS One’s name. So here is a very good interview from 1993, published in bay area’s magazine Flavor.

KRS One : Outta Here (demo with the extra lines dissing Mr Magic)

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100 Proof : Alkaholiks in The Source

March 20, 2007

Alkaholiks answer Louis Romain’s questions for The Source in February 1994.

Alkaholiks aka ESP : Getz Funky (demo)


Good Korea Move : Raising Hell review in NME

March 13, 2007

Do you remember back when there was no such thing as hip-hop magazine ? (or at least magazine totally devoted to rap music). Well if you don’t, here is an interesting example of how condescending and out of touch the rock critics were when discussing rap music. This is the NME review of Run DMC’s masterpiece from 19th july 1986.

Run DMC : Slow And Low (demo)