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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Showdown (2015)

Showdown The Mighty MocambosIt’s Showdown at the funk-ay corral at the end of this month as The Mighty Mocambos prepare to drop their third album which, while relatively short at only ten tracks, tips the needle on the scales all the way over to ‘heavy’. One might attribute this to a more-than-casual acquaintance (three previous singles and another three tracks on this) with hip-hop grandaddy Afrika Bambaataa or to
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Funk From The Trunk (2013) + Booty Shackin’ Free download

You can count on one hand the number of key players in the forging of the ghetto funk scene who actually had an album of anything out prior to that scene’s creation. But George Fotiadis a.k.a Basement Freaks was one of them. Even so, the funky, latin, afro, nujazz, chilled breaks of his debut Urban Jungle were a far cry from the warping synth-bass line/ breakbeat monsters (of which BF
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AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & CHARLIE FUNK feat. KING KAMONZI: It’s My Funk (2012) + video

Rating: ★★★★★
Ever seen a grown man cry? You’re about to. As far as I can make out this is a digital only release. I say ‘as far as I can make out’ because label ‘What The Funk haven’t exactly plugged their release with one of the founders of hip-hop. The only site I found for a label called ‘What The Funk’ made no mention of AB and you’d think with a legend like that on board
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS feat. AFRIKA BAMBATAA, CHARLIE FUNK & KING KAMONZI: Battle Parts 1 & 2(2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
With Battle, German outfit The Mighty Mocambos drop the bomb on anyone who’s been faking the funk lately and doubly ensure victory by enlisting a man who knows a thing or two about rap battles – Afrika Bambataa and his mates King Kamonzi and Charlie Funk. It’s a heavy funk and old school hip-hop twin assault! Good god – that’s not a battle it’s a massacre! Full-on, hands
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