Tag Archives: Slick Rick

SLICK RICK: Children’s Story (RHYTHM SCHOLAR 70s True Crime Streetmix) Free Download

Rating: ★★★★★ Now here’s a little something that needs to be heard – a stupid fresh remix of Slick Rick’s cautionary gangster tale Children’s Story by master remixer Rhythm Scholar. The original is an ’88 classic which despite the accelerating use of samples at the time, still featured drum machine beats and a replayed bassline from Bob James’ Nautilus. Rhythm Scholar on the other hand re-

MOS DEF – Ecstatic LP update/ New single ‘Life In Marvellous Times’ released 11 November 2008

New York rapper Mos Def releases new single Life In Marvellous Times via iTunes on 11 November. It will be the first single release from new LP The Ecstatic and you can hear Black Dante spit flames over its synth-backed boom-clapness on Mos’ myspace. Rumours abound that (among others) Kanye West, Chad Hugo, Madlib and Oh No had a hand in production and that Slick Rick, Talib Kweli and Q Tip will guest. New label Downtown Records are also home to Spank Rock, Santogold and – er – The Eagles of Death Metal. Let’s hope Downtown can go one better than Geffen did with True Magic and actually give The Ecstatic it a proper cover…

Mos Def – Myspace

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