May 2020

james brown

James Brown “The Godfather Of Rap”

DJ 279 takes an in depth look at James Brown’s music career, as well as showcasing a few of the numerous Rap Classics that have sampled his music. Special Guests include Dez Parkes, Marley Marl, Ed Lover (Yo MTV...

Disco DJs & Sound Systems

The Roots Of Hip Hop Digging beyond just the “popular Black music” of the 1960s and 70s, further roots of Hip Hop are found in Jazz, African American literature, and the Black Arts Movement of the period.  In particular,...

Ultimate Breaks & Beats

1986 was rap’s first truly explosive year, when the still-nascent genre began to expand and the previously unheard of became possible: Run-D.M.C. went triple-platinum, the Beastie Boys became rap’s first white superstars, the Juice Crew/Boogie Down Productions “Bridge Wars”...

The History Of Breaking

“Get on the Good Foot” Breakdancing seems so different from all other kinds of dancing that the first question people ask when they see it is: “Where did these kids learn to dance like that?” To many people, this...

Top 10 Most Sampled In Hip Hop

Top 10 Most Sampled Songs in Hip Hop crate-digging with Kevin Nottingham shout out to The term “breakbeat” goes all the way back to 1972, when DJ Kool Herc first used two turntables to mix records together to...

The Most Sampled Drum Break

  Hear the drummer get wicked!!! Clyde Stubblefield On November 20, 1969 “Funky Drummer” was recorded in Cincinnati by the James Brown band, and Clyde Stubblefield’s performance became the mantlepiece for which the song’s name was coined, and retrospectively...