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Carnivalism Fridays No.113 – Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister)
Carnivalism Fridays No.113 - Monie Love - It's A Shame (My Sister)

Monie Love was one of the first British exports of Hip Hop to make it big worldwide under the guidance of Queen Latifah and representation by the Native Tongues collective.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 – Mary J Blige – Be Happy
Carnivalism Fridays No. 109 - Mary J Blige - Be Happy

50 million album sales worldwide? How could we not include her at some point?

Carnivalism Fridays No. 98 Arrested Development – Give a Man a Fish
Carnivalism Fridays No. 98 Arrested Development - Give a Man a Fish

For me, the infectiousness of Arrested Development’s Give a Man a Fish is undoubtedly that bass hook. Taken from Minne Riperton’s When it Comes Down to it released in 1975.

Carnivalism Fridays No. 87 – Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You
Carnivalism Fridays No. 87 – Jungle Brothers – I'll House You

SAY WHAT?! Arguably the first Hip House track outside of Chicago. Its legend hardly needs covering and if you have not heard it before then back to music history classes you should go. The Native tongues were the hip hop heavy-weights of their time punching out a hip hop template with a focus on African […]

Carnivalism Podcast No. 13 – Crack Bang Wizz Bang Pop Whoosh
Carnivalism Podcast No. 13 - Crack Bang Wizz Bang Pop Whoosh

Music always causes fireworks in our house so we hope that this unfortunately numbered edition does the same for you! We’ve started on a bit of a political whinge with the first 3 tracks – Ball of Confusion (1970), Justice to the People (1973), Let the Dollar Circulate (1975). I can’t believe how poignant and relevant […]

Message for Sunny

Matt produced this mash-up where Grandmaster Flash meets Boney M. Message for Sunny Credit also has to go to Mark Ronson who did a sterling job at programming the drums over Boney M’s 1976 original “Sunny” for his 2003 track “Ooh Wee” that charted No. 15 in the UK. Sunny was actually a cover in […]

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