was the head of legendary hip hop group Main Source. But it was also him who helped to launch the career of Nas by providing beats and his production skills. His solo debut album was one off the most eagerly awaited events in hip hop history. Since it was postponed until 2009 it’s impact on the scene flattened out over the course.
Top 10 all time favourite hiphop tracks
(Payday, 1994). The ultimate ghetto nighttime boomp bap sample based hip hop song.
(Elektra, 1992). The most spiritally uplifting true to heart hip hop dedication song.
(MIA, 1985). The hardest, illest drum pattern with the best rhymes.
(Fever, 1984). The most positive feel good song.
(Profile, 1984). An early nice tribute girl song, and early Nation Of Islam song.
(Enjoy, 1982). Early uptown fly hustler joint.
(4th & Broadway, 1986). Nice slow gangster fly joint summer time 86.
(Noo Trybe, 1998). Nice heart felt tribute joint to all the spirits that flew early.
(Traffic, 2007). Pure energy ill joint that smashes.
(Gold Dust, 2008). Out loud all out funk banger.
Magilla Gorilla / Hong Kong Fuey / Brother Rabbit / Fat Albert / Speed Racer
New York / Philadelphia / Los Angeles / Boston / London
The Sampler / The Turntable / The Computer / The Hard Drive Recordable DVD Player / The Car
Turntable / Drum Machine / Guitar / Vibraphone / Bass
Rakim / Kool G Rap / Nas / Slick Rick / Intelligent Hoodlum
«Truck Turner» by Jonathan Kaplan featuring Isaac Hayes / «Style Wars» by Henry Chalfant / «Wild Style» by Charlie Ahearn / «Street Fighter» with Jean-Claude Van Damme / «A Bronx Tale» by and with Robert De Niro
145th St. & Lenox (Harlem) / Eastchester Ave. & Boston Rd. (The Bronx) / Jamaica Ave. & Parsons Blvd. (Queens) / Flatbush Ave. & Atlantic Ave. (Brooklyn) / Peninsula Blvd. & Rockaway Tpke. (Queens)
«As many fellas I rock, yo they should call me Rockefeller» by Kool G Rap.
«I lean and get lit, lima bean 6, I take breath, the opposite of Primatine Mist» by Young Dro.
«I move swift and uplift your mind, shoot the gift when I rif and rhyme» by Nas.
«I don’t know you, but I know that a man becomes a man because of what he goes thru» by Jadakiss.
«I come to your town on a peter pan, no jack, one pair of clothes, 2 hoes and buggy with that» by Sheek Louch.
«Soul Train» / «Cops» / «Lockup Raw» / «Diners Drive-Ins & Dives» / «American Gangster»
Graduating / Producing for Eric B & Rakim / Seeing my son born / Seeing my daughter born / Completing the album «Main Source»