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Producer and Cypress Hill member DJ Muggs digs out an otherworldly jam that captures the fusion of art and music at the heart of the old-school era, and tells Sam Willis how it influenced him…

Beat Bop

Rammellzee And K-Rob

“The record I love the most is a record called Beat Bop. It’s very abstract and very illogical and awkward. Rammellzee has this kind of a style in his art, in his philosophy and in his rhymes. He’s one of my favourite rappers in the world, ever. He’s very influential for me. This record in particular was supposedly produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, but he really didn’t do anything but put his name on it. He did the cover, the single cover, and it’s like one of the most expensive hip-hop covers that has ever existed. The rhymes, the flows, Rammellzee’s voice and what he’s talking about are all incredible. They were probably smoking fucking angel dust when they wrote that song. The fucking song is psychedelic. It’s dark, and it sounds like the early days when hip-hop was still a super-raw, underground culture. It was during that time period when hip-hop and the art scenes combined. It’s when hip-hop met Andy Warhol. It resonates that time period and the rawness and the energy of the culture.

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