On this third installment of Live From Greenville Studios, we sit down in the lab with hip hop historian, author, and journalist Brian Coleman to discuss his latest book, Check The Technique Vol. 2. Along the way, we speak on his book series as DJ Prestige digs through his record bag randomly and plays records that Coleman talks about on the spot. We also highlight new tracks from Professor Brian Oblivion, Moscow Nightlife, Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble, Baby James, as well as sides from Pseudo Intellectuals, Augustus Pablo, Harumi, Myron & E, and others. Knowledge was dropped, and if you’re a fan of golden age hip hop, you get to hear some great stories behind a few of the records in his Check The Technique book series. We are excited to have Brian here in the studios as our first guest, and we hope you enjoy what he was waxing poetic about as much as we did. It’s a hefty show (just over two hours), but well worth the price of admission. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so let us know what you think of the show.
Check out the track listing below:
Brian Coleman Intro over KMD
Ed OG and The Bulldogs – I Gotta Have It
Professor Brian Oblivion – Like This
Moscow Nightlife – Moscow Nightlife
The Sorcerer’s – The Terror
Brian Coleman Interview over The Coup/ Geto Boys
T.Swift and the Electric Bag – Are You Experienced?
The Blues Project – Flute Thing
Pseudo Intellectuals – No Money, Mo’ Problems
Ice Cube – Jackin’ For Beats
Brian Coleman Interview over Rasaan Roland Kirk
Stetsasonic – Sally
Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble – Red Clay
Jade – The Siesta Is Over
Myron & E – Dance The Night away – Do It Disco
Brian Coleman Interview over Gangstarr
Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
Gravediggaz – Diary Of A Madman
Augustus Pablo – Thriller
Harumi – Talk About It
Brian Coleman Interview over Jimmy McGriff
Mantronix – Bassline
UMC – Watch Me Now
Baby James – 21 Questions
Brian Coleman Outro over Cypress Hill/ Greyboy
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Buy Brian’s book Check The Technique Vol. 2 here.