Even though i have witnessed all of Heavys releases throughout the years, i only really dug this one tune right here. His duet(?) with Super Cat from the 91 Don Dada Album. His Jamaican flow was impeccable. One of the many jamaicans in the then young Ny hiphop scene (Special Ed, Krs One, Latifah and almost everybody else..). Dem no worry we is still to this day a great reggae tune that brings back a lot of nice memories.[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Super-Cat-Don-Dada-01-Them-No-Worry-We.mp3]
Super Cat got me into Reggae – here is the promised 2nd part to some of his music and some songs from his early 90ies album “Don Dada”, which i caught a glimpse of while i was in NY in 93/94. Flex was on the radio, Souls of Mischief proclaimed the year to be timeless, Black Moon had everyone open and Wu-Tang was the word of the year. I mean Nas “Illmatic” came out early/mid 94 and Queen Latifahs “U.N.I.T.Y” was one of the best promoted albums and tracks i had ever seen. The best party was Phunky Buddha at Nells a proper hipster crowd (hipsters in the early 90ies was something completely different), Jackie 60 had some legendary Acid Jazz nights, the Tunnel was a rowdy hiphop crowd on Wednesdays and the Lions Den had some amazing Reggae afternoons – and my reggae mixtapes were bought at 555Soul. Actually i was a massive fan of the Cat but as soon as his hiphop mixes caught on – man, i was hooked. Have fun kids.[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Super-Cat-Don-Dada-01_-_Them_No_Worry_We.mp3]
Here are the hiphop mixes that i am playing every now and then up to this day. but i think they were in 92 – not really sure and too lazy to look up the record sleeves. Ps recognize the sample on Dolly my Baby? Herbie Hancocks “Watermelon Man”. Chocolate breadcrumbs on the way down memory lane.[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Super_Cat_Mary_J_Blige_Puff_Daddy_Notorious_B_I_G_-_Supercat_featuring_Notorious_BIG_-_Dolly_My_Baby_Remix.mp3]
Dont get scared off by the album cover.
I rememeber buying this album at a 2nd hand store a reeeeaaaal looong time ago. We are talking 91 or so and ever since i was hooked on Dancehall. Long before the days of Sean Paul there was another artist who sounded just like him or vice versa and the 3 albums i have of this man sound sweet today as they did upon first hearing them. A friend of mine from J.A. told me that all Indian Rastas sounded like him they had the same kind of delivery and style (by indian i mean as in Sanskrit or Bollywood). Some of the few positive by-products of the Commonwealth. This guy is outstanding – to me – and i wish to share him with you. I don’t know what he is doing these days or what he is up to, but w/o him all this Sean Paul/ Reggae mania would have never happened. Enjoy these fine tunes – next week i’ll introduce you to another one of his albums. Jah run things. lol[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/04-Jah-Run-Things.mp3]
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