Monday, August 26, 2013

The Source May 1994 issue (and Fat Tape) featuring Queen Latifah (RE-UP)

While I will always believe that Queen Latifah created the greatest female hip-hop album of all time, All Hail the Queen, this particular issue is all about DJ Doo Wop to me.  Back in my college days of 1993 and 1994, I bought every Doo Wop mixtape.  And he dropped a couple of good Summer Jam tapes in 1994 that I still keep in rotation when I’m in the gym.  The music, energy, and rawness vividly encapsulate my crazy life at the time and I have to admit that it is bittersweet and nostalgic hearing those mixtapes today.  Doo Wop’s crew was raw as ever and I often wonder what happened to them, too, as I only remember Snaggapuss actually making onto wax.  What really bothers me though is Doo Wop didn’t really keep the momentum going after 1994, which was probably due to getting a record deal.  I know Brandan may be able to shed some more light on the subject since he’s a mixtape connoisseur.

By the way, Gangstarr received 4 mics in this issue for their Hard to Earn album.  Was that too high, too low, or just right?

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