Unheard artifacts from the early days of hip-hop unearthed! Released as part of the celebration surrounding DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist’s Renegades Of Rhythm tour (honoring the greatness of Afrika Bambaataa) this vinyl exclusive mix is culled from previously unheard Bambaataa / Zulu Nation acetates and dub plates and is a treasure trove of rare sounds. Both sides run through pioneering electro/hip-hop/freestyle gems (including an incredible demo version of "Looking For The Perfect Beat"!) actin as a well rounded time capsule of where so many different paths once began. Essential listening for hip hop heads, B-boys, and funk freaks. Comes packaged in a hand silk-screened jacket designed by Antidesigns. Recommended.
- music label: BHY 2014
reviewed by boumtje-boumtje 100214
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