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10 Life Lessons I learnt from the Wu-Tang Clan

Back in 1997, the summer I turned 18, I was finishing school and I had no idea where I was heading. What I did know was that I loved Hip Hop and in particular the Wu-Tang Clan. The rap super group had just released their sophomore album ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ and it was a double disc […]

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DJ Backspin – Heatwave 96

“I don’t make ’em, I just play ’em!” says DJ Backspin as he opens his Heatwave 96 mixtape with Tupac and the Outlaw ImmortalsĀ Hit ’em up. Definitely a controversial choice for an East Coast DJ, but undoubtably the hottest track on the streets at the time when the East Vs West beef was tantamount. As […]

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Tony Touch #51 – Drastic Measures / #54 Keep Feedin’ Ya

You’re probably wondering why I’m posting two tapes instead of one this week? Well, there a good reason even if I wish it wasn’t. Unlike digital media, cassette tapes are vulnerable to over-use. There’s only so many chances you get to spin the tapeĀ reels and hit the switches on your deck before something goes wrong. […]