Friday, August 24, 2007

Stu Allen - Best of '89 Hip Hop [UK Radio Key 103]

Thanks to my new buddy Craig, I've dug this old Stu Allen Best of 1989 mix [Key 103, Manchester] out. It is one of the best compilations of raw hip-hop from pre-1990 era. This just reaffirms my position that UK radio has been ahead of the pack for years.

Here in the states, we would potentially begin catching up if only we could convince the FCC to go back to their original position - what they were created for back in the 1930s.

This blurb from wiki sums up how corrupt they have been allowed to become. Public airwaves should have always been For The People and used By The People. One scroll through the FM dial in Washington, DC will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. I hardly ever venture past 95.5 FM.

Beginning in 1994, commercial spectrum has been allocated via competitive auctions rather than the previous method of "best public use." This was a cumbersome bureaucratic process in which competitors attempted to show that they were most capable of making best public use of the license they wished to obtain. The structure and licenses available in each auction are determined by vote of the Commission, with the licenses awarded to the highest bidders. Auctions are usually conducted on a simultaneous multiple-round basis, with all offered licenses being auctioned at the same time. Auctions proceed in bidding rounds of decreasing duration until no more bids are received. Revenues are deposited in the US Treasury to be spent by Congress.

So anyways, thanks Craig for putting this tracklist together. I think a number of people will appreciate this oldschool contribution. FYI - Craig has a couple of mixes on his site that impress me beyond belief. And I'm *very* picky about mixes I support. These are just in their own category of quality. So good! grab them - I LoveDisko and I LoveSurprises @

*my favorite of the two is I LoveSurprises. Unbelievably good.

Stu Allen - Best of '89 Hip Hop

1. Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
2. Ace & Action - Letter To The Better
3. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines 89
4. Silver Bullet - 20 Seconds To Comply (Inst)
5. King Sun - On A Club Tip
6. Twin Hype - Do It To The Crowd
7. Doug Lazy - Let It Roll
8. De La Soul - Me Myself & I
9. Young MC - Bust A Move
10. Queen Latifah - Dance For Me
11. Tuff Crew - What, You Dont Know
12. Cookie Crew - Born This Way (Inst)
13. Rob Base - Get On The Dancefloor
14. Monie Love - I Can Do This
15. Roxanne Shante - Live On Stage
16. Big Daddy Kane - Another Victory
17. DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip - Rhythm Is The Master
18. Twin Hype - Those Who Like To Groove
19. MC Martay & DJ DBM - Beyond Control
20. MC Buzz B - How Sleep The Brave
21. De La Soul - Eye Know
22. De La Soul - Say No Go
23. Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike
24. Redhead Kingpin & The FBI - Do The Right Thing
25. Wrecks-N-Effect - New Jack Swing
26. Heavy D & The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang
27. Stezo - Its My Turn
28. Ultra Magnetic MCs - Give The Drummer Some
29. Most Wanted - Calm Down
30. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
31. Dismasters - Black and Proud
32. EPMD - So Wat Cha Sayin
33. Lakim Shabazz - When a wise man speaks
34. DJ Supreme Nyborn - Versatility
35. EPMD - Big Payback
36. Cookie Crew - Come On & Get Some
37. NWA - Straight Outta Compton



zencd said...

thanks :) oldschool rules!

XMP said...

indeed it does, my friend.

delboy said...

now this is the shit! i lost this...

I've got to say i don't really care much for the sound he plays these days, but he can do what he wants BECAUSE every week Stu Allen knocked out an amazing hour long mix of the best tunes, and his 'best of the year' mixes like this, were stone cold classics...
I think those few yrs of music and raving as a teenager in the late 80's early 90's were f*cking awesome>