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    All things Old School thread

    Unfortunately, the last Old School thread was lost during a forum upgrade or restore or whatever, so we're going to give this another go. Figured it was time all things regarding old school goodness were placed in a central repository for convenient perusal.

    Many of these links have already been posted elsewhere or have been around for awhile. Still, here are a few links that have proven interesting over the years:

    http://thafoundation.com/interviews.htm
    http://www.oldschoolhiphop.com/interviews.htm

    I can't think of anyone who has put more time and effort into the game than Troy L. Smith. Make sure you have something to eat and drink before you set out to read one of his interviews -- they're very, very, VERY thorough. Having said that, they're well worth every second spent perusing. Troy has an amazing ability to take you *there*... To make you feel you're watching the events unfold in first person. Homeboy has over 250 (or 280, I've lost count) live old school tapes in his collection at present. That's love.

    http://boingboing.net/tag/hip-hop-family-tree

    One of the best things to happen to the internet in the last year or two is Ed Piskor's newspaper-style comic strip chronicling hip hop's early years. Would love to see all of his work in a book someday. Potential future collabo? Hmmm...

    http://toledohiphop.org/images/old_school_source_code/


    Something near and dear to my heart -- old school flyers. There are some 160+ bits of eye candy here for your viewing pleasure. Amazing, incredible, beyond bionic.

    http://old-school-hiphop-tapes.blogspot.com/


    You guys probably know Dutch (I don't), but his blog used to have a decent selection of live old school audio tapes. He doesn't update it nearly as much as he used to. Maybe he abandoned it? Looks like you're down with him -- any insight, Craig?

    There are so many more, but these spring to mind as a nice introduction. Feel free to add on.

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    http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop/index.html

    The Cornell University Hip Hop Collection was heavily supplied by Johan Kugelberg and Joe Conzo, parts of which can be seen in Johan's book, "Born in the Bronx". Definitely head on over there for a look-around... And if you don't have the book, pick it up!
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    Some good links there. Troy's stuff is amazing and his love for the culture shows.

    The Ed Piskor strips are certainly "One of the best things to happen to the internet" and although they're not as regular as they were in the earlier part of the year at least they're still going. Dopeness.

    As far as Dutch goes, a lot of his uploads got wiped-out during the big file-sharing shenanigans back in January and he is slowly getting back on his feet again.

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    This documentary has been in the works for awhile. Can't wait til it drops! Johnny Wa & Rayvon were among the greatest to ever do it... Shame more of their shows haven't survived.

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    Great links. That Cornell collection site would be amazing if it was expanded a bit more.

    Just on the old school tapes site, used to be a great site but most of the stuff is gone off there. Whatever file sharing site it used to use has been closed down. Also most of the stuff on there can be found on this release.

    http://www.discogs.com/release/1341835

    essential purchase if your an old school fan but not at the price listed on discogs. The Born in the Bronx book is amazing. I was thinking of picking up the Back in the Days book by Jamal Shabazz & Fab 5 Freddy, worth the $20 it's going for on Amazon?
    ...they talk about me over cups of tea, I'm Mercury over cups of tea, I'm Mercury over cups of tea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by repo136 View Post
    As far as Dutch goes, a lot of his uploads got wiped-out during the big file-sharing shenanigans back in January and he is slowly getting back on his feet again.
    Yeah... Some of his posts seemed to indicate he was pretty discouraged there for a minute. Glad to hear he's getting back on his feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kase View Post
    Great links. That Cornell collection site would be amazing if it was expanded a bit more.
    Agreed... I think they're getting there. Looks like they've been putting in work on their Facebook page. Some really cool stuff can be found there.

    Just on the old school tapes site, used to be a great site but most of the stuff is gone off there. Whatever file sharing site it used to use has been closed down. Also most of the stuff on there can be found on this release.

    http://www.discogs.com/release/1341835

    essential purchase if your an old school fan but not at the price listed on discogs.
    Co-sign. Due to a pricing error, I picked it up at cost from an online store when it first dropped. Hard to justify the $80 price-tag at this point when so much can be found online.

    I was thinking of picking up the Back in the Days book by Jamal Shabazz & Fab 5 Freddy, worth the $20 it's going for on Amazon?
    It's a dope book... The photos really capture the essence of the era. Worth $20? I don't know. I have no regrets picking it up at that price. If you like "A Time Before Crack", you'll like this.
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    btw Sureshot, was the timing of this thread intentional or just a coincidence?

    Hip hop, 39 years old today.....Happy birthday

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    ^ b'yootiful!

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    Serendipitously unintentional... Purely coincidental... I think it's a sign.

    Mods, can we get a sticky?

 

 

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