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The Old School Rewind

Aug 18, 2018

Sir Mix-a-Lot and his partner, Nasty Nes, founded the Nastymix record label in 1983. Mix-a-Lot's first hit, released in 1987, was the single "Posse on Broadway," whose title referred to Broadway in Seattle's Capitol Hill district near where he had grown up. The "Godzilla" remix of "Posse on Broadway" contained a sample...

Aug 10, 2018

"Lost in Space" is a veritable orgy of chants, raps, layered electronic drum rhythms and bass lines, and the now cliche but totally appropriate get-down-get-funky mentality. Buy this disk for the mindblowing radio single "Space Cowboy" and keep repeating it for a surprisingly consistent album of electro-funk workouts.

Aug 4, 2018

Planet Patrol is an American electro group originating in the 1980s. The members were Arthur Baker, John Robie, and a quintet of vocalists led by Herbert J. Jackson: lead singer Joseph Lites, Rodney Butler, Michael Anthony Jones, and Melvin B. Franklin (not to be confused with Melvin Franklin of The Temptations). The...

Jul 27, 2018

Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released June 9, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings. This week we track it on the Old School Rewind Podcast...

Jul 20, 2018

Criminal Minded is the debut studio album by hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, featuring Scott LaRock and KRS-One, released on March 3, 1987 by B-Boy Records. It is considered a highly influential hip hop album.