Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Dope On Plastic

New York veteran dj/producer Kenny Dope has the unique pleasure to be respected by two different musical genres. I first came to know of the name Kenny Dope by listening to his beat records in between songs on the radio, and later on by his remix work with artists like Gang Starr. But to my surprise I learned he was a noted house producer who was making serious waves in the house music scene as a solo artist and also part of the duo Masters At Work. I prefer Kenny's hip hop inspired productions and beats, but I must admit I dig some of his house creations as well. Here's a couple of examples of Dopes productions:

Sunday, July 31, 2005

A Crusader For Real Hip Hop

The New Jersey native Tony D started rhyming along side MC Serch before producing for such acts like Poor Righteous Teachers, YZ, and The Crusaders For Real Hip Hop. Unfortunately, he may be best known as "Tony Dick" and a victim of the 1989 classic Gas Face by 3rd Bass. I can't say I'm a fan of his early solo work on Priority, but his productions are always top notch and true to the music. His PRT work is his his best as far as I see it, but if you want to hear some rare Tony D underground look for his last "major" label effort Deja Vu It's 82. That's where Tony formed the group The Crusaders For Real Hip Hop and even recruited fellow Priority label mate King Sun for a cameo appearance. Here's just one of Tony D's many productions:

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