As a fan of Hong Kong cinema I have to afford massive respect to J Saul Kane for setting up Made in Hong Kong, a video distribution company that made many Shaw Brothers and other Kung Fu classics widely available in the UK - the first company to distribute Stephen Chow films in Britain, years before Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle made him moderately known.. as someone who used to have to buy and trade fifth generation VHS tapes on the underground "collectors" circuit I have to say he made my life easier ( and much more affordable )once or twice a year, j saul kane logs on to let people in various discogs review sections know how underappreciated he and his work are by idiots like them. but… maybe he’s right?
KRS One - A Friend (1997)
I've been listening to this on repeat all week for some reason. KRS One is a gap in my musical knowledge – a hugely important one for a purported hip-hop fan.
It was cool to discover this song as the origin of the hook on Phat Kat's 'Don't Nobody Care About Us' (a favourite from my Dilla-worshiping days)...
KRS One is a gap in my musical knowledge – a hugely important one for a purported hip-hop fan.
To spell Hip Hop incorrectly as hip-hop is to deny our right to exist as a people. The use of the term hip-hop to describe real people
reduces those people to products.