Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter

Backdoor Santa by soul legend Clarence Carter is my kind of Christmas song.Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter

Who could forget Run DMC’s classic take on Christmas with Christmas in Hollis which jacks the horn break from Clarence Carter’s Backdoor SantaChristmas In Hollis – Run DMC

A Tribute To Roc (DJ Manipulator)

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On September 19th we lost one of the most talented, influential, and inspirational DJ’s of all time. Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners. He was such a huge influence on me and the way I approached DJing. I remember when I was starting out in high school I used to watch his and the rest of the X-Men’s routines on DMC dvds  over and over again, studying his body tricks(which i still cant do to this day),and the way he would juggle the records. It was incredible to watch him.  You could tell the he was really dedicated to his craft. So I took sometime out to send a salute to the legend cause he inspired me to do what I do on the tables today. Rest in Peace Roc Raida, your contribution to the artform will never be forgotten.

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This morning I got this in a email, I had to wait to get home to listen and I have to say this is truly amazing. DJ Manipulator is a very talented humble brother and it’s a pleasure to post this on HHTT. Manip we got you bee!

Download link:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/6631903127c68982/

GM Roc Raida R.I.P.

Saturday (9-19-09) Hip-Hop lost another great talent, Grand Master Roc RaidaRoc Raida was a member of the legendary X-Ecutioners DJ crew which consisted of himself, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista & Total Eclipse.

Roc Raida was also the 1995 DMC World Champion, below is Raida defending his title in 1996 over in Italy.Live From The PJs – X-Ecutioners Feat. Ghostface, Trife & Black Thought

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Rock Immortal”

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony may be over but fans can still participate in celebrating the artists (like RUN-DMC). The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has created a digital monument for the inductees called Rock Immortal. The website is a monument for the fans by the fans, you can upload video, audio and photos or write notes in honor of the artists. It’s not bad I just did one myself for RUN DMC, check it out at www.rockimmortal.com

RUN DMC inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Man I’m so grateful I got to see all three of them live back in 99 at the Worcester Centrum and I’m definitely gonna be DMC for Halloween this year.  Eminem welcomed the duo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night (april 4th)  

Run DMC has so many hits it’s difficult to narrow it down but if you turn this one up to ten, I’m sure you will agree this might be the hardest record ever.  Rock Box is from Run DMC’s first and self-titled album back in 1984 

Beats to the Rhyme is taken from 88’s Tougher Than Leather and features the Beastie Boys own DJ Hurricane jumping around with Jam Master Jay behind the turntables. 

Goddamn that DJ made my day. 

I F*cking Hate Rappers – PackFM

See now this is cool, I can get with this, PackFM challenges the hip-hop community to tell him why we hate rappers.  Upload a video to youtube, e-mail the link to IFHR@QN5.com the best video will win a I F*cking Hate Rappers t-shirt.  The video is hilarious and features appearences from fellow rappers Masta Ace, Sadat X, DMC, B Real, Poison Pen, Scram Jones, Skyzoo & Sha Stimuli.  Poison Pen cracks me up alot in this video and Masta Ace gives a memorable top ten reasons why he f*cking hates rappers.  PackFM – I F*cking Hate Rappers live acapella in Boston