Great stuff, once again unearthed by Stones Throw! Third Unheard focuses with unflinching devotion on a scene that even the most diehard hip
hop heads probably have little grounding in – Connecticut hip
hop from the music's earliest days as an official movement – the end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s! Much of it has that Sugarhill post disco, stream of conciousness block rockin' style, but what makes this stuff so charming is how completely raw and unadorned of studio polish it all is. You'll recognize a few of the names, particularly Mr. Magic, but this is for the most part the deepest of the early hip
hop underground. Raw, unvarnished, and funky as hell! Tracks include "Rappin' With Mr. Magic" and "Potential 1980" by Mr. Magic, Pookey Blow's "Get Up And Go To School", "Earth Break" by Mr. Magic AND Pookey Blow, "Party People" (remix) by Rappermatical 5, "Be-Bop
Convention Theme" by Forum Band, "I Just Wanna Dance" by Cuzz Band, "Showdown Rehearsal" (live) by 2nd Showdown Crew and more!