When I started working at Russell Simmons’s Rush Productions in June of 1984, just before the release of the first Def Jam records, Russell was already managing Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, and Whodini, among several others. A trio from Brooklyn, Whodini had entered the game in 1982, three years after Kurt debuted with “Christmas Rappin’,” and a full year before Run-DMC’s first single.
Editor’s Note: We are honored to have Bill Adler providing the first in a series of guest posts on CrazyHood.com. For the uninformed, “Ill Badler” is the former director of publicity for Def Jam Recordings and Rush Artist Management, where he promoted the careers of hip-hop legends Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, 3rd Bass, Slick Rick, and many others.
Here’s the official music video for the title track off our documentary film ‘Coming Home.’ In this remixed version, cuban MC / Songstress Danay Suarez adds her vocals to the hook – in her first time singing in English. It was only right for her to tell Garcia to “come home.” The track was produced by Crazy Hood’s own Big Drain and is available on Garcia’s ‘Off The Beaten Path’ EP.
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Tale of Miami Hip-Hoppers’s Visit to Cuba Hits on Friday, November 29
“Coming Home,” a feature-length documentary produced by and starring Miami-based hip-hop mainstays DJ EFN and Garcia, will receive its national cable television debut on Revolt TV on Friday, November 29 at 8pm(EST). Continue Reading
More heat for a cold rainy day – courtesy of the Chef….
NPR has been running a pretty dope series about classic hip-hop albums released in 1993. A few weeks ago, they did a special episode and brought together some influential folks who were there. Listen: