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The 5 Boroughs label never misses and here comes another sure shot of rare and classic hip hop and soul on tasty 45rpm vinyl. This time out, 'Road to the Riches' by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo is in the headlights. It's a tune that sampled Billy Joel's 'Stiletto' and layers up woody beats, big piano energies and slick vocals with some of the stylish scratching that defined this era. O the flip side is the original sample source played out in full - a soul offering with wandering piano work and prickly drums that has plenty of swing to it.


Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road To The Riches
Billy Joel - Stiletto

5 Borough Breaks continues to focus on red hot hip hop classics that have come from the famous New York boroughs over the years. This latest mad limited 7" is another tidy one that goes all the way back to 1996 for 'The Nod Factor' from Skillz's From Where??? album. It's smooth and seductive, self congratulatory and sure to get floors bumping. On the reverse is a more soul drenched slow jam that gets you in the mood thanks to the buttery vocals of American blue sand funk musician "Johnny Guitar" Watson. This is a must cop.


A1. Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor
B1. Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover

O.C. / Les Demerle

Times Up / A Day In The Life

    Continuing to dig up the finest and rarest hip hop bangers, most of which are pressed on a 45 for the first time, 5 Borough Breaks deliver yet another nugget in the shape of O.C.'s legendary "Time's Up". Over on the flip its the original sample source, this time a wigged out big band/jazz cover of The Beatles "A Day In The Life". Another essential release for DJs everywhere. As always very ltd qty pressed, when they’re gone they’re gone.


    A. Les Demerle - Times Up
    B. O.C. - A Day In The Life

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