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Tune in for another "Turned up Tuesday"!!! On today's episode will be interviewing an amazing author from my hometown Philadelphia Kenneth Williams, who has sold over 20,000 copies from his current series North Philly Hustla, North Philly Hustla II, and Ashes to Ashes. We will also be discussing his life story about growing up in the inner city and overcoming his life's challenges, to become a talented author and rolemodel. Also, we will be discussing "Where do you rank Nas among the hip hop greats?" As well as recap Love and Hip Hop LA, World News, and the state of hip hop. Tune in for a great show!!!
E.K. Mike C
DJ Darryl C (d. late 1990’s)
Formed in Harlem in 1977 by a group of high school pals, they began giving performances at neighborhood playgrounds.
Mike C worked in a recording studio and invited the crew down there. They wrote rhymes on the way there and the song turned into the hip hop classic “High Powered Rap.” They pressed the records themselves and sold them out of their trunks right to their fans.
Someone of Sugar Hill Records heard the song and gave it GMF to perform. This caused a bit of a feud between the two groups for a time.
Eventually the Crash Crew signed on to Sugar Hill Records and recorded several tracks.
EK Mike C lives in NY and drives transit buses. Barry works as a security guard at the Nation’s Capitol. La Shubee is the assistant director at NYU food services.
A new release of their singles was released this in 200
UG- I was working with a lot of different m.c.s.. I had my cousin Prince, Young God and a kid name Spanky. At that time when I met Sweety G, Spanky had left the crew. See a lot of times I would do parties with Sweety G and I would have my rappers. So Sweety G would call me up and want me to rock just with him because he didn’t want to pay for my rappers. So what I would do is I would go with Sweety G and put on the flyer Sweety G and UG, Cipher Sounds. A lot of times when I didn’t have the money to pay for my rappers. There was a time I didn’t have to pay them but then their head started getting blown up and they wanted to get paid, but a lot of times when Sweety G would have parties he would have them set up uptown and then after a while he would put me on with the parties in Queens. Sweety G started really getting around once he got with Mike and Dave of the Crash Crew because he started putting me on to guys like Spoonie G and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He also got me with Ed Lover. I already knew the Treacherous 3 because I did a few parties with them and my group.
Troy- So how was Sweety G different from the other m.c.s in your crew and in Queens at that time.
UG- Well his gig was he was the fastest m.c. rhyming as well as a singing m.c.. So when he would rap he would come out saying his rhymes real fast then he would do his singing bit “I’m Sweety G, at the place to be.” And what I remember now was there was another brother name Sweet G who was from the Bronx and there were some problems with that because there were times people said Glenn copied the name by putting a Y at the end of his name and called himself Sweety G! But Glenn made himself more popular then Sweet G
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