Saturday, December 27, 2008

FoundTrack's Fall '08 Collection (Track 19/20) - Arabian Prince - Let's Hit the Beach

Arabian Prince - Let's Hit the Beach (Track 19/20)
Album - Innovative Life : The Anthology 1984-1989 (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Stones Throw

Back in the mid-80's when L.A. had a solid underground scene, a bunch of "Party" D.J.'s were ready to put L.A. on the map not only for electro music but for Hip-Hop as well. The most notable artists from this scene became part of The World Class Wreckin' Cru featuring Dr. Dre & Dj Yella, Egyptian Lover, and Arabian Prince <---the fly guy in the pimp prom pic above. While Dre and Yella went on to fame with N.W.A. and Egyptian Lover went on to D.J. as an opening act to many great electronic artists, Arabian Prince was left in the dust. That is, until recently when the people at Stone Throws decided to put out a collection of his early dancefloor hits in Innovative Life, presenting a glimpse into an overlooked chapter in hip-hop's story. This anthology collects many of his groundbreaking electro-rap work recorded between 1984 and 1989, including our featured homage to the lovely venice beach to keep you warm and toasty this Fall/Winter. This is a must listen for fans of 2 Live Crew, Egyptian Lover, Sir Mix A-Lot, and other 808 bassheads. Here's another little treat, the music video for "She's Got a Big Posse" from Arabian's solo debut album from 1989, Brother Arab.

Special thanks to Doctor Paul Jones (Reckless Romeo) for his Arabian Prince prognosis for this feature.

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