A very Old Friend Spence’s new venture

This is going back some 20 years ago, when we was digging all over the city.

There was a record store called Way Ahead Records that we used to hang out, that was because of the man featured here Spence. He used to get us records discounted plus he was serious about music. He knew my older brother very so I kind of got introduced to him via him.

Spence then was living Moseley back then. I went to his spot a few times. I was blown away by his video collection. He had a serious obsession with Horror movies.

Over the past few years we met again, He was running the rough trade shop in London. A month ago I discovered he was running his own record label putting out vinyl records of Classic Horror Movies. Check out the video.


Young Guru

Great video featuring Young Guru. I didn’t know too much about him. Very insightful video from the team at Crate Diggers

KRS ONE – 40 years of Hip Hop

I saw this the other day, one of the best video’s ive seen posted for a long time. This is a must watch.

KRS-One shares valuable secrets on the history, meaning and philosophy of Hip Hop. Slavery, education, spirituality, culture, modern society, war, the economy, mainstream hip-hop and much more were discussed at this historical event.

This speech was held during the Hip Hop appreciation week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There, KRS-One held his forty years of Hip-Hop lecture in the Bijlmer neighborhood.

Natasha Harpal

O.C & Ray West Present ‘RAYS CAFE’

Over the last few years King of the beats Records has forged a brotherhood with Red Apples Records. Co-Founder & Producer Ray West has been a great supporter of our work here at KOTB.

In April last year Ray took part in the KING OF THE BEATS challenge, featuring in the upcoming movie ‘Looking for the beat’. Rays got a very interesting approach to music production. Maintaining the values of what we call here Authentic New York Hip Hop, it has that gut feeling, but it has a sound that is uniquely his own.

Both Ray and his Red Apples Partner A.Gee have worked tirelessly over the last few years putting out 45 after 45, album after album. To be frank they really worked on their unique sound and approach, turning there vision into a reality. Something I know for a fact was not too well received to start with.

Many conversations me and A.Gee used to have. I was guilty of the above. They stuck to their guns, having real faith in their vision and worked it hard. Where now they have together alongside D.I.T.C  M.C and in my opinion one the greatest song writers this genre ever produced O.C. put together this album Ray’s Cafe.

I was lucky to be involved in this project, putting together this trailer for Red Apples.

To purchase a copy of this album, click here