I Want My Name Back – “The Sugarhill Gang” Documentary Review

I Want My Name Back is Roger Paradiso’s documentary about hip hop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang. Introducing the world to hip hop over 30 years ago, I Want My Name Back delves into the meteoric rise of The Sugarhill Gang. Through its chance beginnings in New Jersey to the subsequent struggles that crew members, Wonder Mike (Michael Wright) and Master Gee (Gary O’Brien) faced as they battled their own label and the legal system which stripped them of their identities and their rightful legacies. I Want My Name Back is more than a ‘behind the music’/’where are they now?’ look at The Sugarhill … Continue reading I Want My Name Back – “The Sugarhill Gang” Documentary Review

Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold (Theory 77 Turntable Death-Mix)

Theory 77 remixes Mark B & Dialect’s recent single Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold; a tribute to old-skool Hip-Hop pioneers The Cold Crush Brothers.  We caught up with Mark B earlier today to get the lowdown on the new Fresh Wild Fly & Bold remix, check that out below. aahh: What was the reasoning behind your choice of producer on the new Fresh Wild Fly & Bold remix? Mark B: I’ve never been a fan of remixes so when I first looked at the idea of remixing the song I knew we had to come with something totally different to the original version we made. … Continue reading Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold (Theory 77 Turntable Death-Mix)

Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold

Yes yes y’all! October 10th 2011 saw the return of the UK’s all-star producer Mark B (Mark B & Blade – The Unknown, Delta – The Lostralian LP) back on his own K-Boro Records imprint with his new brand new single Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold; a tribute to old-skool Hip-Hop pioneers The Cold Crush Brothers. Trying to steer away from the over saturated ‘pop-rap’ market of recent times, Mark teams up with Dialect to bring it back to absolute basics with gritty-funky samples, hard crunching Emu SP1200 drum machine beats, menacing flutes, & most importantly three of Hip-Hop’s key … Continue reading Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold