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VIDEO: King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew “King Holiday”

The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew dropped “King Holiday” in January 1986 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday finally being recognized as a national holiday. The Fat Boys, Whodini, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC are the “Holiday Crew” while numerous singers make up the “King Dream Chorus,” including New Edition, Menudo, El DeBarge, Whitney Houston and the late great Teena Marie. MLK’s son Dexter Scott King, who has legal disputes with his siblings pertaining to their late father’s estate, executive produced the project.

Plenty of 80s nostalgia here, and jheri curl juice. [Big up to Dhanraj for the reminder.]

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: RUN-DMC “Beats to the Rhyme” x RIP JAM MASTER JAY

Run-DMC had a lot of great records. But “Beats to the Rhyme” from their Tougher Than Leather album is one of my favorites. Run and DMC rocking the mic while the late great Jam Master Jay cuts up “Nautilus” by Bob James something crazy. I’m pretty sure the crew from Hollis performed “Beats to the Rhyme” on Saturday Night Live in 1986 but that clip isn’t on the Internets at the moment. Video from Arista above, and performing at the world famous Apollo below.

RIP JAM MASTER JAY (1-/21/1965 – 10/30/2002)

October 30, 2010 Posted by | DJ, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

RIP Jam Master Jay (1965-2002)

Rest in peace to Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. Seven years later and his untimely death still stings.

“Peter Piper” is incredible, “Jam Master Jay” is a Run-DMC classic (ask Nas). But my favorite song from the Hollis trio that features Jam Master Jay cutting and scratching (Bob James “Nautilus”) with finesse is “Beats to the Rhyme.” Makes Tougher Than Leather almost watchable.

Below, trailer for the 2 Turntables And A Microphone documentary about JMJ due out soon.


DJ Scratch Remembers Jam Master Jay [Nod Factor]

Jason Mizell

Jason William Mizell

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Beef, Films, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Video: Skinny Jeans (The World’s Gone Mad)

The hook says it all…

“The world’s gone mad, the world’s gone drag/Boys in their little sister’s jeans like, ‘Damn’!”

Therundmc vid is courtesy of the The Protracktorz, featuring The Incomparable Shakespeare. Let the record show that many of your favorite rappers wore “snug” jeans back in the day (see left). However, said pioneers weren’t taking it to the the extreme, painted on, yeast infection inducing limits of  today. Let the boys breathe. [II]

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music | , , , , | 9 Comments