As Gang Starrs’ No More Mr Nice Guy turns 25 in a matter of days, we thought we should pull this doozy out the bag.
Just hours after their April 91 gig at the Town & Country Club in North London, DJ Premier and Guru [along with support crew Caveman] rock up at the studios of Capital Radio to catch up on some promo for the forthcoming Step In The Arena LP.
In terms of tunes, this is another bunch of crackers, another fat tape, like we used to say. Bangers from De La, Son of Bazerk and others. Keep your ears peeled for the opening to Back to the Scene of the Bass which sounds better than ever, the demo of Rampage by EPMD & LL also appears and check out some new tracks from Dee La Soul and Trugay ? Erm. Fail. The IDs are great too; All of Ultra, Capleton and even a strange Clark Kent & Chubb Rock ID in which Westwood is referred to as ‘The Ignorant Man’ playing ignorant music ?
Then as advertised, a rare as hens in Huaraches interview with Gang Starr. Fundamentally its the crew and Tim shootin the gift on air. There are too many really interesting topics bein bandied about to mention em, so just listen up at your leisure. Check out Westwood gettin hyped when Primo kicks the knowledge on 10″ car-trunk woofers ! Both of them give Tim major propage for stayin in his indy lane too. That didnt happen that often back then.
Back in 2010, Billy Jam wrote a top notch piece for the Amoeba Records blog about how the developments within the genre in 1991 were vitalising the airwaves and creating a new and exciting territory for Hip-Hop and Rap to expand, def worth reading. Big shouts to Billy Jam.