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AFRIKA BAMBATAA feat. GRANDMASTER FLASH, MELLE MEL & KURTIS BLOW: We Funk This Party Out (Qdup & AGFA Remix) (2013) Free download

Having all your favourite first wave of NY hip-hop emcees together on one record holding forth about the ‘pioneers’ and how ‘everyone dances when they hear the funk drop’ would sound a lot more convincing were it not happening over a nineties house beat. Someone should really do something about that. Oh wait…they have. Step forward Qdup and the All Good Funk Alliance who bring the
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Bram Van Splunteren presents: ‘BIG FUN IN THE BIG TOWN’ DVD (Previously unreleased 1986 hip-hop documentary) (2012)

With a name like his you’d surely have an epic career in the porn industry mapped out from birth and yet despite this (and the name of this particular film notwithstanding) Dutch director Bram Van Splunteren happily sidestepped destiny to make a film about the burgeoning NY hip-hop scene more than a quarter of a century ago. Amazingly, Big Fun In The Big Town has
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GHETTO FUNK presents ALLSTAR 45s: Funk Ferret, Goodgroove & DJ Soo (2012)

It’s fragile, it’s technologically anachronistic and you don’t want to be leaving it in the sun…but you can’t beat the sound. Vinyl’s the shit isn’t it? So here’s to Ghetto Funk– a label which pioneers the bleeding edge of the funk continuum but hasn’t forgotten the feel and sound of wax. This is the second in their Allstar 45s series and sees two of hip hop’s earliest classics get a thorough ghetto funk
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