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The X Label brings to you a limited edition recreation of essay writer Guru’s (MC Keithy E) Demo Cassette Tape. This recreation of Guru’s demo cassette tape consist of the exact image Keithy E made for the cover, Keithy E’s handwriting of the songs on the tape, and the actual songs from the demo. Pop it in your vintage boombox to listen to Guru’s never before-heard songs or put it on a mantle and keep it as an amazing collectors item that was a part of the foundation of Guru’s hip hop legacy. Tape info: In 1986 MC Keithy E (now known as GURU) completed a demo tape that featured the early members of Gang Starr; DJ Mikey Dee and Damo D (Beat Box). The tape that was recorded at “Radio One” studios in Boston, includes multiple racks featuring the young Guru rhyming and displaying his singing voice over a bare drum machine. The demo tape was clearly made and sent directly to Magnus Johnstone (a local DJ/Radio Host in Guru’s hometown of Boston) for his show. Both the demo tape’s cover and the actual tape are labeled “for Magnus”. Magnus Johnstone founded Lecco’s Lemma radio show in 1985. It was a groundbreaking hip-hop radio show, the first of its kind in Boston and one of the only rap radio shows in the world at that time. What made it even more revolutionary for the emerging Boston hip-hop scene was that Magnus encouraged local rap groups to come down to the station and perform on the air. Since the show was Boston’s outlet for up and coming hip hop artists, it was a big deal to appear on the show. This demo tape earned MC Keithy E and crew the right to be on the show and share their talents to the listeners.
Once again the man from Passaic, New Jersey, is back with another winner. Classifying K-Def’s Night Shift as a strictly “Hip Hop” release limits the amount of craftsmanship and creative ingenuity that went into this collection of songs, but don’t take our word for it; listen to the record. Consisting of 2 vocal tracks alongside a handful of expertly programmed instrumental tunes & covers, Night Shift is the type of project that doesnt ask for much, but offers plenty in return as far as replay value is concerned. Don’t sleep on Night Shift.
For the opening selection, K-Def recreated the standout cut, “Escapizm,” from Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s The Main Ingredient with none other than the author of many of Pete’s rhymes on that album, Rob O (of INI). It’s an effective way to give long-time fans a feeling of nostalgia and introduce new fans to a period in Hip Hop that was truly special. Check it out…
DJ Premier has something to say to all the producers here:
BUMPY AND ME WANT YOU TO BY THE ACAPELLA AND SHOW US WHO CAN REMIX IT AND MAKE IT BANG !!! WE WILL CHOOSE THE BEST 3 AND PLAY THEM ON OUR SHOWS AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET RECOGNIZED FOR IT IF THEY ARE CHOSEN. YOU CAN SEND YOUR VERSIONS TO BOOMBAP101@GMAIL.COM -DJ Premier
Get your skills together producers!! You can now buy the acapella on iTunes or Amazon, or you can listen to it on Spotify. Important: when you finished your product and mailed it to DJ Premier, be sure you also post that phat joint on our forum and share it with me and the other DJ Premier fans around the globe! Get recognized!
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles collabo album “The Kolexion” coming out on March 27th, 2012. Also a new EP will be release before the album!
New track from Heather B… From her upcoming mixtape “Spit Queen” coming very soon. Mixed by DJ Premier, produced by MoSS (who is on Premos label “Works of Mart”). Enjoy: