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Run DMC: Down With The Kings

Interview by Frank Broughton, Mixmag, May 1993

Ten years ago Run DMC's tough lyrical artillery and fat-laced B-boy stylings put the street firmly into hip-hop. They ripped the rhymes, rocked the set, ...

Guru: Jazzmatazz Volume One (Chrysalis)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, June 1993

"IT WAS INDEED a privilege and a blessing to have worked on this project with such amazing people." Eastwood at the Oscars? Clapton on Grammy ...

Digable Planets: Cool Like Us

Report and Interview by Pat Blashill, Details, July 1993

B-boys in berets and turtlenecks. Rappers with hippie tattoos. Gangstas with saxophones. What is rap coming to? Pat Blashill hangs with the Digable Planets and ...

Guru: Reality Bites

Interview by Frank Broughton, Hip-Hop Connection, July 1995

For most other artists, one project like Jazzmatazz in a lifetime would be enough. Not for Guru. Jazzmatazz 2: The New Reality collects up many of the first LP's ...

Goodbye to all that Jazz: Guru's Jazzmatazz

Report and Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 20 October 2000

LATE LAST YEAR Guru, the rapper from Gang Starr, compiled a wish-list of artists he wanted to work with on his upcoming Jazzmatazz album. ...

see also Gang Starr


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