Alakazam, Here I Am


Funky Aztecs
Salsa Con Soulfood (feat. 2pac and Money B) Download
from Chicano Blues (Backseat Records, 1992)

Alakazam, Here I Am…
the opening lyrics to today’s Broke BBoys selection. Salsa Con Soulfood from Funky Aztecs features some incredible rhymes from a Pre-Thug Life 2pac and Money B. Catch them dropping science about the government, media, and unity amongst black/brown folk as well as hiphop in general. Funky Aztecs are better known for their dark graphic tales about life in the barrio. On this release, they’re album was on a more socio/concious tip. Somewhere between 1992 and 2004, people forgot that putting a positive message in your music was commonplace in HipHop. We’ve come full circle with cats like Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy and Eminem voicing opposition against the bullshit. Chicano Blues is a really slept on album, not only for fans of Chicano Rap, but for anyone in to HipHop. Alot of HipHop acts could take cue from what the Aztecs were saying back then, and apply it to now.

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Stop N Listen Kids…


JVC Force: Stop N Listen
from Force Field (Warlock, 1990)

What’s up Internet? Let me welcome you to the opening of our wonderful blog, The Broke B-boys. We named it because we’re just that, broke b-boys who stop-n-listened, got hooked on some bboy shit, spent our lunch money, and rocked malnourished power moves.

We’re going to set it off with JVC Force’s Stop-n-Listen. I picked it because it shows that hiphop can come outta nowhere, slappin you when you thought you knew. The Long Island JVC Force kept it simple yet funky with their two albums, Doin Damage and Force Field. for those of you who want to know more about JVC, feel free to hit up AJROK, one of the MC’s over at the vinylexchange.com board. In the meantime, keep a look out in the future for anything and everything broke bboys spent their money on.

Peace.
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