Keeping it reel
Serious fans of blaxploitation flicks and battle DJs looking to add some class to their act need to track down the double-vinyl Super Bad Super Black (Waste Management) collection of 54 original radio promo spots for such 70s cinematic classics as Sheba, Baby; Hell Up In Harlem; Coffy; Black Caesar; Super Fly T.N.T.; Ghetto Freaks; Willie Dynamite and others. It also makes for dope answering-machine outgoing messages for those tired of being hassled by the man.
50 Cent vs. David Bowie
The Satanic Mashups crew strikes again, this time cleverly dropping 50 Cent 's 21 Questions rhyme over David Bowie 's Fame, which itself was a bold rip of James Brown 's Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved), while on the flip they bring together Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre with AC/DC for another blast through Back In Black. It's entertaining to hear Snoop get his metal on, but admittedly this doesn't hit with the same wallop as the masterful Get Freaky In Black.
A few months after Minor Threat formed in 81, Ian MacKaye and company assembled at Inner Ear Studios (actually the childrens' playroom in the basement of engineer Don Zientara 's Virginia home) to cut their first demo tape. Eight of those scorching songs - the earliest known versions of the classics Straight Edge, Bottled Violence and Minor Threat - have just been issued on the awesome First Demo Tape ( Dischord ) CD EP. If this makes Sum41 sound like the S Club 7, where exactly does that leave treble charger?