Brownswood Basement Hiphop Special

Brownswood Basement has been an ongoing series by Radio One DJ Gilles Peterson who digs through his vaults of records (known as the Brownswood Basement) in North London and produces three to four shows a year where the gems are unearthed and vinyl is the only media permitted. No CDs. No mp3s. Usually the shows are focused on soul, jazz and funk vinyl that costs a pretty penny but last month Gilles opened his collection of hiphop vinyl and blew our minds with an astounding mix of proper hiphop. This is a CLASSIC. Listen to the mix below and check out the bumper 40 song track list. Hit us in the comments section if you want a direct download link.

Check out this little video where Gilles takes you into his basement.

Hip Hop Special Part 1

Old Skool
Black Survival – Black Survival (Im-Hotep) 1974
Positive K – A Good Combination (First Priority) 1988
EPMD – It’s My Thing (Fresh) 1987
Queen Latifah – Wrath of My Madness (Tommy Boy) 1988
Boogie Down Productions – Jack of Spades (Jive) 1989
Bizzie Boys – Dope (Instrumental) (Payroll) 1988
Young MC - Know How (Instrumental) (Delicious Vinyl) 1988
Son of Bazerk - Change the Style (SOUL) 1990
Chubb Rock - Treat ‘em Right (Select) 1990
Stik-E and The Hoods - Shake Whatcha Mama Gave ya (Phat Wax) 1991
Public Enemy - Fight the Power (Motown) 1989
The Last Poets – It’s a Trip (Douglas) 1977

Golden Age
Showbiz and AG - Party Groove (Payday) 1992
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out the Jungle (Warlock) 1990
Ultramagnetic MC's - One, Two, One, Two (Wild Pitch) 1993
Gangstarr - Code of the Streets (Chrysalis) 1994
Mad Skills - The Nod Factor (Big Beat) 1999
Lords of the Underground - Psycho (Pendulum) 1992
Organized Konfusion - Stress (Hollywood Basic) 1994
Eric B and Rakim - Untouchables (MCA)1990
Herbie Hancock - Oliloqui Valley (Blue Note) 1964
Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Flying Dutchman) 1970
Black Moon - Who's Got the Props (Nervous) 1992
Pharoahe Monch - Agent Orange (Instrumental) (Rawkus) 2003
The Heath Brothers – Smilin’ Billy Suite Pt. 1 (Strata East) 1976
J-Live – A Charmed Life (Coup d’Etat) 2002

Radio Inactive - Spaceways Incorporated (Mush)
Raw - Distant Traveller (Tetrahedron)
Company Flow - Infokill (Independent as ****) 1995
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (Bulk) 1996
GZA - Cold World (Geffen) 1996
Kazi - A.V.E.R.A.G.E. (Stones Throw) (2000)
Dr Doom - You Live at Home With Your Mother (Funky Ass) 1999
Sun Ra - Sounds (Saturn)
Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean (Payday) 1994
Sun Ra - Space is the Place (Blue Thumb) 1973

Poetry and all that Jazz
The Roots - Don't See Us (MCA) 1998
Mike Ladd - Feb 4th 1999 (For All Those Killed by Cops) (Realized) 2000
Slum Village - What is This (Capitol) 2002
Common - New Wave (Universal) 2002
Tha Liks - The Best You Can (LOUD) 2000
Mos Def - Universal Magnetic (Rawkus) 1997
Hi-Tek ft. Mos Def & Vinia Mojica - Get ta Steppin’ (Rawkus) 2001
The Notorius B.I.G. - One More Chance (Bad Boy) 1994
Freeway - What We Do (Roc-a-Fella) 2002
Main Source - Just Hangin’ Out (Wild Pitch) 1991
Main Source – Live at the BBQ (Instrumental) (Wild Pitch) 1991
Tribe Called Quest – ‘Scenario’ (Jive) (1992)


colemanrobert said...

yes please can we have a direct download link.

Julian said...

traveling right now but should be able to post something up in a week and will let you know.

Julian said...

here's the link to download the hiphop special