Before becoming the brilliant mastermind of Howlin', EMF, Analog, Butterbeat, Sockett, B Boy Beats & Pieces labels and leading his incredible electronic career, Freddy Fresh was a greedy vinyl freak. From those years spent into the Bronx to harass records labels before he moved to Minneapolis St Paul, US artist kept an immoderate taste for music in general and hip hop in particular. Author of an amazing discography (nearly ten albums ranging from electro to bigbeat, more than a hundred 12'' and remixes, so much collaborations with Grandmaster Flash, Man Parrish, Schooly D or Eminem to name a few) Freddy Fresh comes back today with a book, not dealing about his life like Laurent Garnier (one book wouldn't be enough) but about the story of rap records. 20 years of research have allowed the Modulator to itemize in 300 pages more than 1400 labels, all listed by catalog number, artist, title, date of release and rarity rating. Who else than a passionate and a specialist could have done such a colossus and essential work? Conceived, written and published by Freddy, fully completed with personal anecdotes and annotations, this ultimate guide to Rap records enhanced by precious iconography (color scans of out of print pieces, rare flyers…), top ten from well known B Boys and precious news couldn't pay tribute to this movement in a better way. Extraordinary.
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Nexus 6, 22/03/2004