Cut Chemist is at it again. Not satisfied with setting the bar with his all 45 sets, live bands, solo records, world tours, producing, The Hollywood Bowl, Star Wars figures, or audio/ video assaults, he has now come to tell us that Hip Hop lives. Hip Hop lives in all of us right? This particular brand of Hip Hop is from 1985 to 1996, the Golden Age to you youngsters. If you didn’t know it, Weezy was still potty training when some of these songs were out. As per usual, Cut lays down a perfect blend of songs from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s, complete with his signature beat juggling, cutting and scratching. Highlights include Biz Markie “Make The Music With Your Mouth” (without the Isaac Hayes sample WHAT!), Ultramagnetic Mc’s, Eazy E, King Tee, Naughty By Nature doing “Down with MTV”, Soul II Soul, “The Double Huey Skit” from De La Soul, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Freestyle Fellowship “P.E.A.C.E.”, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and a grip of pertinent artists from that period known and obscure. What’s great is that it’s an all live set. Hip Hop Lives was recorded live for Adam 12s Afex night in 2008. Afex is one of LAs most prominent conceptual hip hop nights, covering the era from early eighties to mid nineties. Three years ago and this mix is still relevant and important. The guy knows his Hip Hop for sure. Nuff Respect, school’s in kids. Check out the link below to download this slice of Hip Hop goodness from the one and only Cut Chemist.
If you are lucky enough to live near in any of the areas in this video, check out the Tunnel Vision Tour featuring Cut Chemist, Mr. Lif, and new Brooklynite Edan. Visual assault by Tom Fitzgerald.