Beats, Rhymes & Battles, Vol.1 is the beginning of a series of battles that have continued to bring to hip-hop the element it always will uphold. The battle is where hip-hop started. With the inception of hip-hop in the Bronx, NY where DJ's first began to 'rock the crowd' at a party, they would always bring their crew. Within each crew there were emcees. The emcees would rhyme making boisterous, braggadocios statements about themselves and their crew and derogatory statements that would provoke other crews. Henceforth, THE BATTLE…
Beats, Rhymes & Battles Vol. 1, is a historical breakdown of some of the 1980's classic (old-school) battles. This compilation is an in-depth and informative description of why and how these battles came about. Narrated by hip-hop pioneer, DJ Red Alert, you cannot help but wonder what caused the fury from rapper, KRS- 1, on "South Bronx" to respond to MC Shan's "The Bridge" or the wrath of LL Cool J on "Jack the Ripper" the comeback to Kool Moe Dee's "How Ya Like Me Now".
Come join in the audio exploration of some of the greatest and most memorable battles of our time. If you thought you knew here's your chance to see how much you really know and who better than DJ Red Alert, whom Rolling Stone magazine named as "One of the 50 most influential people in music" to enlighten you along the way.
Kool DJ Red Alert on the web: www.kooldjredalert.com.