DJ CS Wallace - Wal's Block Party Volume One Mix, March 2009.


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Jurassic 5 – Quality Control
Guru – Hip Hop is a way of life
De La Soul – I am, I be
A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul
Grandmaster Flash – Tribute to the Breakdancer
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – Freestyle
N.A.S.A. – O Pato
DJ Format – The Turning Point
DJ Format ft Abdominal – Ill Culinary Behaviour
The Meters – Handclapping Song
Jesse Anderson - Mighty Mighty
N.A.S.A. ft David Byrne – The People Tree
Booker T & The MG’s – Melting Pot
Ice-T – High Rollers
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Q-Tip – Dance on Glass
Stezo – Freak The Funk
West Street Mob – Breakdance (Electric Boogie)


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Photograph by CS Wallace, New York City, November 2008.


To me, Hip Hop's not about bling. It's not about guns or gangs. It's not about expensive cars and clothes. It's not about major label's and multi-nationals. It's not about me being better than you or you being better than me. It's about not just keeping it real, but keeping it right. It's about rockin' a party. For everyone. Then keeping them moving...

I’ve been listening to Hip-Hop since the mid 1980’s and this is a mix that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  I’m a big fan of ‘proper’ Hip-Hop – Old Skool stuff.  Not just Old Skool meaning solely ‘Back in da day’ joints, but Old Skool in terms of the Hip-Hop ethos – rockin’ a party kindastuff, eloquent rhymes above funky loops, concise, fluent raps, poetry from the street - mixed with great samples. 

Put basically, Raps over Beats.

From Grandmaster Flash, through Tribe, J5, Guru, Common, to N.A.S.A. and Abdominal (the best rapper ever!) and everything of quality in between.  I've even added a couple of cheeky original funk tracks that inspired this amazing scene.

‘Wal’s Block Party Volume One’

So, B-boys and B-girls, put this’s Mix into your ghetto blaster, turn up the volume, fold those arms, nod your head, then just GO! 

...all Night Long.

DJ CS Wallace, March 2009


Q-Tip and DJ CS Wallace, New York City, Nov 2008.


Q-Tip and DJ CS Wallace, New York City, 2008.