Afrika Bambaataa - Soul Sonic Force - Zulu Nation Throw Down Volume 2 - Paul Winley Records - 1980
The Soul Sonic Force members on this release are:
Mr Biggs, Pow Wow, Globe.
This volume from 1980 is also fairly relaxed however its a little more confident and slightly more aggressive in its rhyme delivery than the previous volume. Again I am a big fan of this record and its classic Disco Funk Rap style.
Roxanne Shante - Roxanne's Revenge - Pop Art Records - 1984
This is the controversial repress from the same year as the original. This contains the remixed music and vocals. I still prefer the Original version that is not found on this 12" although its titled the same.
By January 2016 I had heard my old friend Mark B had passed away.
I first knew Mark around the late 1980's early 1990's we would often trade and dig for records together. For those of you that have taken the time to read my other posts you will know I had often referenced Mark.
He was one of the very few real London diggers from that period, not only was he a very knowledgeable record collector he would often hold Jams that rocked many venues in and around London. That time was know as the Dark Ages, the time when there were only a few Hip Hop, Electro, and Rap collectors left hunting records in the UK.
Mark helped Keep this scene alive when many others had written it off.
Mark later went on to achieve some amazing success with his music Production.
I was blessed to have known mark in those early days and find it hard to comprehend my old friend has gone. As tribute to him I am posting the Documentary Mark did in 2002 called:
Mark B Presents Black Market Breaks
There are 4 parts and from the opening you can here Mark talking.