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DJ Premier-Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix

DJ Premier, y’know the guy who defined what fundamental NYC Hip Hop production sounds like by producing Ganstarr, MOP, Group Home, Biggie, Nas and a zillion other peoples classic record pays tribute to punk/fashion antangonist Malcolm McLaren who passed last Thursday at the age of 64.

Premier’s tribute splices soundclips of McLaren stumbling up Hip Hop in the early 80′s because “a big black guy”" was wearing a Sex Pistols t-shir so McLaren struck up a convo with him. That man turned out to be Afrika Bambatta. The mix follows  through the 80′s and his interactions with Hip Hop which is highlighted by McLaren’s relationship withthe World Famous Supreme Team. The Supreme Team had a radio show in New York starting in 1979 and put out records with McLaren. The most famous being “Buffalo Gals”.  The Supreme Team were the first 5 Percenters in Hip Hop to get a record out. Personnally I teter between hoping 5 Percenters liked McLaren cause the liked his ability to Build and Destory or perhaps they looked at him as embracing his devilish nature. Odds are it boils down to opportunity. (Which is an ability to build and destroy)

The mix then leads into ,Bow Wow Wow, a New Wave group that McLaren managed but refused to let talk to the press because be thought they were too stupid to articulate themeselves. There is a museum somewhere that displays some contracts McLaren had rock bands

I personally fuck with with Malcolm cause he was all the way turnt up on some situationlist type jump-oof and also down with 5 Percenters.  So the fact that DJ Premier honors this man is dope to me.

It is timely giventhe current popularity of Passion Pit, MGMT, and groups like that with hip hop fans.

I stole this mix from DJPremierblog.com

MP3:DJ Premier – Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix
Tracks:

  1. Malcolm McLaren – It Was A New York Phenomenon
    Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
    Malcolm McLaren – Zulu Nation Party Interview
    The World Famous Supreme Team Show – World Famous Supreme Team Show on (WHBI) #1
    World Famous Supreme Team – Buffalo Gals
    World Famous Supreme Team – World Famous Supreme Team Show on (WHBI) #2
    World Famous Supreme Team – World’s Famous
    World Famous Supreme Team – Do Ya Like Scratchin’? (Feat. Malcolm McLaren)
    Malcolm McLaren – Let It Flow (Do Ya Like Scratchin’?) (Feat. KRS-One)
    Malcolm McLaren – Seeing Bow Wow Wow Show (Live)
    Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
    Malcolm McLaren – 42nd Street
    World Famous Supreme Team – She’s Looking Like A Hobo
    Art Of Noise – Beat Box (Original Version)
    Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
    Malcolm McLaren – El San Juanera
    Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
    Yes – Leave It
    Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
    World Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ
    Malcolm McLaren – Shout Out (Feat. Burn One & Forrest Gump)

Health Condition Statements by Guru and Guru’s Nephew

Well the good new is that Guru told All Hip Hop.com today

“I am doing fine and I am recovering! I’m weak though,” Guru told AllHipHop.com in a statement today. “Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false! I appreciate your well wishes and all the love!”

Note:Guru’s Official Representive is Solar(the guy that produced the last few Guru albums not to be confused with MC Solaar the french rapper)
The bad new is that Guru’s family doesn’t trust Solar and his nephew also issued this video statement today..

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(via DJ Premier Blogspot)

Gangstarr’s Guru In A Coma

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The Gothamist is reporting that Guru had a heart attack and is in a como. The 43 year-old rapper fronted Gangstar, who is easily one of the most important rap groups of all time.

The above video is for “Whose Gonna Take The Weight” which was on the 1991 classic Step in the Arena. This was in the midst of first Gulf War and the events leading up to the L.A. Riots. Hense the militant imagery.