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2017 is shaping up to be a cracker year for Hip Hop me reckons. This is just too fuckin’ good not to post up. Run Royal….where you at?
Merry Christmas everyone.
It’s been a big year and what better way to sign off than with a Chrimbus Funk & Soul Mix. Best thing is…it’s a free download. Hope y’all enjoy it and have a safe and happy Christmas & New Year.
Southside Soul fires up again tonight for yet another cracker instalment of Northern Soul & Funk music for all your dance floor needs.
This month features DJ Lady Soul, Heata HG of The Royal Runners & The Soul Twins digging deep into their 45 crates to bring you the soul we have come to love and dig. We will sorely miss our great friend DJ Big Daddy Warbucks who has moved interstate. I’m sure he will be back soon! So if anyone in the Canberra area is looking for a top notch Soul DJ he’s your man!
Doors from 8pm til late and only 5 clams to get in.
Here it is…the remix to the already classic “R.I.P” banger from DJ Supreme. Check it!
Well here’s a little doco that slipped through my viewing crackholes about a song ya may have heard before called “Apache” by Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band.
Cold lampin’ on the couch the other night I was scrolling through the endless amount of generally subpar shit on Aus Netflix looking for a new show or movie to replace the life changing experience of Stranger Things. Could anything compare or compete with the brilliance I had just witnessed over 8 episodes…probably not!
So anyway, I came across a new release called ” Sample This”. Great! New music doco. Well, kinda. It’s a 2012 doco, but either way I had never heard of it. The title seemed familiar, but then again it’s pretty stock.
So I sat down and began watching….and low and behold….I quickly realised I’m watching a doco about the Incredible Bongo Band’s seminal B-Boy record of choice,”Apache”.
An hour and 25 minutes of breaking down the track, the band members, Michael Viner’s life, politics and various interviews with original band members and Hip Hop Kings (I’m excluding Af Bam’s fuckin’ retarded glasses from this) and narration from Gene Simmons, I came to the conclusion that this is well worth a watch. I can listen to this track over and over everyday for the rest of my life, and it will never bore me.
That’s pretty much the premise of the doco. It’s a great watch but quite disjointed in it’s narrative at times and takes some strange paths. I learnt so much from it regardless, especially about who Michael Viner actually was. But the highlight for me, has to be the Grandmaster Caz interviews. What a legend and ultimate Hip Hop head. Scroll past the standard Bam shit, and look out for Caz! Genius! Plenty of great people interviewed. I’ll leave that for you to discover.
Anyways, “Sample This” is well worth checking out. There’s a lot of great moments and knowledge dropped. And yeah, Gene Simmons was actually a friend of MV’s, that’s why he’s narrating. Recommended.
On Netflix now.
“Southside Soul” is kicking off once again tonight in Burn City. This month, local PBS legend Ronin (Hippopotamus Rex)and his mate Heata (The Royal Runners/Hired Goons) will be hitting the 1’s & 2’s for a night of heavy Funk 45’s and Northern Soul for y’all to get ya groove on to. Resident DJ’s Big Daddy Warbucks & DJ Lady Soul will as always be bringing the soul for ya ear to hear throughout the night too. Doors at 8pm & $5 entry.
The awesome people over at Dope Folks have just put up for free download a mix of 21 tracks from their catalogue to celebrate their 6 Year Anniversary.
Peep it here…
Damn 7 yrs old! How did I miss this one! Respect to the homie DJ 2Buck for the game connect on this slept on banger!
Quick post to let y’all know that we are have a Soundcloud page that includes free downloads and whatever. Jeah!
Just watch & listen to how it’s done! Kuntz say Hip Hop is dead! Well it’s the legends still doin’ it proper. BPM’s and lyrical warfare to tear apart ya despair!!
As the weekend approaches so too does another World Record Store Day. For many, it’s kind of like Valentine’s Day and other gimmick orientated days – why should we be told to show love on one day specifically, and not all year round? As many diggers are 365 and dedicated to finding that hidden gem in dusty crates, many do not subscribe to this day. Well, fuck that! I love it. It’s a great celebration of all things music, culture, independence and a kunt load of piss with good mates! Sounds dope to me!
So as many rush out to buy that 20th edition of Dilla’s Fuck Tha Police, Illmatic, Operation Doomsday & a slew of other re-re-re-releases, keep one thing in mind – it’s an ace day and a great excuse to see many friends in various spots throughout your city you may not have seen in a hot minute. Great live performances from MC’s, DJ’s & limited edition wax will be the flavour of the day. To all the diggers & hanger-on-ers, enjoy your day! I certainly will.
Here is a select few events happening in the Melbourne Hip Hop scene. For more info on your city hit this link…
In 1985 Schoolly D hit the world with the hardest drum machine sounds we had ever heard. Smashing TR 909 bass & snares and relentless cuts from his DJ Code Money, Schoolly dropped some of the rawest street Hip Hop ever.
Many say that Schoolly was the creator of the “Gangsta Rap” genre in Hip Hop, or at least one of the pioneers of that style & attitude. I certainly agree with this, but that is an argument/discussion for another day.
Here we have one of the greatest low budget clips I have ever seen in my life ( besides “Thor” clips) and my werd, if it ain’t one of the dopest as well. Dodgy lighting effects, crappy smoke machines & shitty props, bad acting and an age old animation show cut in between to simulate a car chase from the cops. The premise is simple – the boys don’t like Rock ‘n Roll and the scenes that feature them at a rock gig standing in B-Boy stances shaking their heads at what they are seeing is pure gold. In the process, they kidnap a few white boy rock fans and take them to their brainwashing chamber to convert them to Hip Hop by placing what looks like paper lamp shades over their heads. DJ Code Money’s Technics 1200’s are hooked up to the head devices, and he begins to cut, sending ill as fuck ’85 scratches down the line to the captured fellas brainholes. And then…BAM…converted Rap Fans! ” I Love Rap & I’m Proud”.
I first saw this clip on a VHS that I bought in 1988 on Stylus Video called “Hip Hop And Rapping In The House”.
Apart from some classic Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim & Bomb The Bass, this VHS generally sucked balls, but it was this Schoolly D vid that just blew me away. So raw, so budget and so entertaining. Check out the killer boomboxes with the Parkside 5-2 posse. Truly dope shit!
There is little or next to no info about the origins of this clip on the interwebs, as I would love to know the format it was shot on ( some form of videotape ) and who directed it. If I was to ever interview the great man himself, I would be sure to ask many questions about the genius of the video.
“…this ain’t Prince, this Schoolly D man we rap…Code Money man, tell ’em what’s up man!”
Merry Christmas everyone!
Run Royal proudly presents it’s 1st official DJ Cut n Paste Mix just in time for Christmas. “The Royal Runners” (Chubba & Heata), have each produced a special Christmas Mix for your day & night shenanigans for the upcoming special day. Heavy on the Funk & Soul tip, the fellas have carefully hand selected tracks from their 45,LP,VHS & DVD collections to bring y’all a mix that reflects the kind of music they want people to hear come Christmas Day. Don’t except the obvious Mariah Buble Sinatra on Death Row played out tunes here. Way deeper than that. More Northern Pole & Funk than candy junk!
It’s a free download so click on the links below and enjoy what the fellas have constructed for the festive season. Much respect Fam and thank-you all for your continued support and interest in the Run Royal website.
“Northern Pole Pt.1” The A.M. Edition ( Heata )
“Northern Pole Pt.2” The P.M. Edition ( Chubba )
Thanks to Cath Pirret for the naming bits. Haha love it.
The Run Royal Family.
(Proof, Jake, Chubba & Heata)
Broken Tooth Entertainment honcho CIECMATE has just released his new EP entitled “Yang”. Side A contains four tracks and the B Side hosts the instrumentals. The EP also features the legendary HG soldier Gargoyle on the track “The Drill” alongside HG/BTE artists. Only available on wax through http://www.brokentoothentertainment.bigcartel.com & all good independent record stores. Check it out!
1.) KEEP WORKING
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND
3.) THE ONE & ONLY
4.) THE DRILL (Ft Bonezy 3 Bladez, Bunks, Gargoyle, Gutz, Alex Jones, Fraksha, Tornts, Diem, Bigfoot, Scotty Hinds, Murky, Mouf & Heata)
1.) KEEP WORKING – Instrumental
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND – Instrumental
3.) THE ONE & ONLY – Instrumental
4.) THE DRILL – Instrumental