Here’s the first in a series of posts where I drop some musical artists who’ve inspired me. Too lazy to really write about ’em, so I’ll just cut ‘n paste some info.
“The Ultramagnetic MC’s released a new school classic in 1988, Critical Beatdown, introducing many new sampling techniques. Many believe that without the group’s primary producer, Ced Gee, the golden era of sampling may have looked very different. Ced, while uncredited, also produced the majority of Boogie Down Productions‘ seminal Criminal Minded. These albums are among the first to use “chopped” samples, rearranged and edited to change context. Both albums also feature many James Brown samples, which became very prominent in Hip Hop in ensuing years. KRS-One has been quoted as saying that he was very close to joining Ultramagnetic MC’s early on. Paul C. was also a major contributor to Critical Beatdown, producing “Give The Drummer Some,” and engineering most of the album. Paul C. also produced the Hip-House mix of “Traveling At The Speed Of Thought”, which was used as the group’s first music video, and was their sole release in 1989. The single’s b-side, “A Chorus Line”, became one of Ultramagnetic’s most popular songs and introduced new group affiliate Tim Dog. A variation of the “A Chorus Line” instrumental was used as the basis of Tim Dog’s debut single, the Ced Gee-produced “ target=”_blank”>Fuck Compton“, which became a modest hit and is credited with helping to spark the East coast/West coast feud of the mid ’90s.” – Wikipedia
Check out this crazy video for Traveling At The Speed Of Thought. Never seen this wild shit before, I’m thinkin’ it’s because of the uncleared target=”_blank”>Kraftwerk sample. Hadda embed it from a Russian site, the Chinese site wouldn’t let me watch it!
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 4, 2011