Thursday, April 3, 2008
MC Convention at Harlem World -1982
Somebody say hoooooo! I just ran across these old tapes of Rap battles from 1982. This particular battle occured at the Harlem World between Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic 5 and Charlie Chase, Tony Tone and the Cold Crush Brothers.
As I listen to this I can't help but think how much FUN these dudes are having. They are just there to party, rep their crew and hopefully win the $800 at the end of the night by blowing away their competitors lyrically. No bling, no death treats directed at rivals and no trumped up dance moves to sell records. Just some old-school fun.
And yes, the audio quality here is not tip-top. These tapes were recorded in a noisy club 26 years ago.
Download: Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic 5- Live from Harlem World 1982
Download: Charlie Chase, Tony Tone and the Cold Crush Brothers- Live From Harlem World 1982