Friday, 6 August 2010

First Down - 'Rude Boys Lose' mixtape

Well this one came outta nowhere, big up Koaste @ The 273 for the heads up!
Back in 1990 a south coast crew going by the name of First Down unleashed their first 12" 'Jaw Warfare' onto the masses on their own Cobden Capers imprint. It was followed by 'Let The Battle Begin' EP on Ill Gotten Gains, and then the 'Mad Dogs And Englishmen' EP & 'World Service' LP on German label Blitz. The original line up changed a few times throughout these releases but the raw uncut b-boy essence stayed. They reformed briefly in 2008 with the addition of Koaste and compiled this mixtape of unreleased, rare and brand new material. If you were down with the crew (excuse the pun), or haven't heard of them until now...
Here's the First Down Rude Boys Lose mixtape, it rocks!

"Fuck censorship - Real 'B-Boys', real MC's, real DJ's - Graffiti artists keep bombing - South Coast rocks, London's burnin"

1 comment:

moyinka said...

blimey, this looks feckin' alright mate, excellent find, made my day, cheers!