Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trippin Out

One of the most exciting things about being a professional disc jockey is the hunt for that perfect slab of petroleum vinyul. In between our monthly New Jack City gigs at Langano Lounge, DJ Cool It Now and I work around the clock searching for new jamz to expand the NJC playlist. Our endless search leads us to record shoppes all over Portland, like Mississippi Records, where a few months ago I unearthed the 12" single for Prince Markie Dee's "Trippin Out."

This is one of those albums I picked up based solely on the album cover. Let's just say the Prince knows how to rock a pair of overalls in the customary single-strap style of the early 90's.

Of course last Thursday when I finally got around to playing this track at New Jack City, my mind was blown. Take a look and listen.


If that flow sounds familiar it's because Prince Markie Dee is from the Fat Boys. Yeah, it's all coming back to me now. And that's Billy Lawrence blowin' in the background. Wow! I can't get enough of this song.