EPMD - The Crossover / Roger Troutman - You Should Be Mine

Written by  | 29 November 2015

I've been overly impressed with the output from the 5 Borough Breaks label this year - And this latest forthcoming release continues to tick all the right boxes.

Both tracks on here are songs that have crept back into my own personal party playlists in recent years, so it's going to be awesome to be able to do that same blend with 45s. If you're not familiar with the EPMD track off their fourth album from 1992, it's a heavy laden typical EPMD monster with "crossover" appeal, sampling a hook from Roger Troutmans tune from 1991. Both sides are killer, and deserve their own attention in theor own right.

Whilst on the subject of EPMD and Roger connections, "You Should Be Mine" is lifted off the same Roger album from 1991 as the underrated track "Everybody Get Up" - But it's the twelve inch version of that particular song that features a series of very dope remixes featuring (Of course) EPMD. Now that's a track I'd love to see pressed to 45!

No date yet for this forthcoming release on 5 Borough Breaks, but I expect it to hit all the usual outlets before the years through.

Shan Frenzie

Shan Frenzie

Australian based deejay, radio presenter for 2SER FM, record collector, and chief rocker of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and everything inbetween.

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