Friday, 30 January 2009

DJ MK & ROOTS MANUVA - 1ST EVER SHOW, WE EVER DID.THE END CLUB 1997


I didnt even know i had a copy of this tape untill yesterday when i was goin through the MK archieves. Ok so lets take it back to 97. I was 21 and Mr Manuva was 23. I was still working in Deal Real the record shop,hustling mixtapes, and starting to make a name in the clubs. Rodney still hadnt been signed and i think still only had one released record as Roots Manuva and that was "Next type of motion" which came out 2 years before in 1995.

So in 1997 we did our first show together. It was at a night called The Hop @ The End club which me and Shortee Blitz and Diablo were residents and was THE place to go to in london once a month. The End club has no stage so Roots Manuva was just standing by the decks MCing from there.

Its funny listening to this tape hearing Rodney explain to the crowd who he was "If you dont know who iam...my name is Roots Manuva, otherwise hilton Smyth and if your friendly you can call me GEEZA....Alright..... Little did we know, a year later we would be touring europe and be the 1st Hip hop artists from over here to do full 35 date tours of America.

As we had no instrumentals of our own to spit over we had to use other peoples. So when you listen to this tape, its basicly Rodney spitting over the instrumentals of what was hot then KILLIN IT, on the mic...Then the club night continued and im on the decks for the next 20 minutes,then shortee comes on the decks when Crookyln is played...I may be wrong, but im pretty sure thats how it went down...My homeboy Diablo has pics from this night as well, so i'll try and get them off him

This is a pretty sick Tape just for the music alone... DOWNLOAD AND ENJOY....

2 comments:

SAJR said...

Damn thats some shit and I was there. The Hop was the place to be on Thursday night for enough years. You should bring it back.

DJ DIABLO said...

I THINK RODNEY HAD JUST RELEASED FEVER WHEN HE CAME UP TO THE HOP, BIG SESSION CLASSIC CLUB, WE KILLED IT..WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WAS OURS!!! OH AND YEAH I GOT PICS OF THE NIGHT.