Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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HIP HOP CLASSICS #2
ALPHABET SOUP – Alphabet Soup EP
AKIRFA. 1991 AR-2323
A1. Sunny Day In Harlem
A2. Uncle Sam – 1st Draft
B1. Girl You Got a Grip
B2. The Resurrection of Gertrude

Without question one of my all time favourite records. Another one that only the hard-core heads seem to know of its existence. If you like the sound of New York in the early 90s, ie, Leaders of the New School, De La Soul, Prince Paul, Organized Konfusion, Future Sound, KMD, then you really NEED this record. Straight-up drum breaks, the choicest samples & a rough rugged pure vibe that evokes. having fun. I’ve never had to look for it so I’m not sure what it goes for, but if I heard it & didn’t have it, I’d drop major coin on it in a flash. It’s that damn good. Anyone says any different, they are kidding themselves.

The 5 member crew consisted of producer Yasin (Brother Love) Gregg & emcees, Kiambu, Nubian, Deflon & Melkuan (who also provided the scratches). Recorded & mixed at I.N.S. Studios in NYC. Unfortunately that is all I know about them. They never resurfaced & as far as I know, there doesn’t seem to be any material from any of the members out there. Please do not get them confused with the West Coast’s Bay Area jazz/Rap band also known as Alphabet Soup. Couldn’t be anymore different…or weaker. Ha!

Trust me, you won't find them online via any P2P program.

MP3: ALPHABET SOUP - Sunny Day In Harlem
MP3: ALPHABET SOUP - Girl You Got A Grip
Upped: 7th December.
MP3: ALPHABET SOUP - Uncle Sam - 1st draft
MP3: ALPHABET SOUP - The Resurrection of Gertrude

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd like the other tracks please.

By the way, nice site.

gee said...

cheers for these

v nice choices .

id love the other 2 bro .......


ps congrats on this new blog .

moyinka said...

I used to have this record and only managed to get mp3s of all the tracks just recently.I gave mine away on ebay as a buy on get one free offer as it was in truly terrible condition and jumped on every track. 'uncle sam' is my pick of the bunch, nice post.

Anonymous said...

Definitely keen to check the other tracks out (even if I have to post anonymously another 6 times).

I've been eagerly awaiting these classics posts...you haven't dissapointed.

Cheers
rome78

Yas said...

Mental Combat moderator, thank you for the post. I'm Yasin the producer of this EP. I greatly appreciate the coverage and accolades. Please see the following links to learn more about our history, were abouts and future ventures. Additionally, feel free to ask any me any questions (I'll attempt to visit this entry often enough to respond in a timely fashion). Lastly, I'm interested in knowing how many downloads this post received. Thank you.
http://www.vinylexchange.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=387&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://www.vinylexchange.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=10038#10038

Anonymous said...

Mental Combat moderator, thank you for the post. I'm Yasin the producer of this EP. I greatly appreciate the coverage and accolades. Please see the following links to learn more about our history, were abouts and future ventures. Additionally, feel free to ask any me any questions (I'll attempt to visit this entry often enough to respond in a timely fashion). Lastly, I'm interested in knowing how many downloads this post received. Thank you.
http://www.vinylexchange.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=387&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://www.vinylexchange.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=10038#10038

Anonymous said...

Yo you produced this record? cause i got this when i started makin beats and was very impressed by the production....i played this almost every other week on my radio show on CKLN in Toronto Canada.........i couldnt get any of those links to work.....ill check back here in a bit

are u still making beats? i seem to be reason why anybody i know knows about you guys...holla at kotepomegatron@hotmail.com