Tattoo on titty saying B.I.G.


Another cherished old mix tape, dug out and digitised. This one is from Alex Baby, one time member of 23 Skidoo and then of Ronin Records, a London hip hop label. He DJed a lot in the 90s, with a residency at Rotation, but I can't find any information on what he's up to now. I think this tape was something to do with either the International Stüssy Tribe or the High Power parties that Michael Koppelman and Fraser Cooke used to put on intermittently, but I can't fucking remember, it was ages ago. Sound quality is pretty bad, as mine is a second generation copy that I taped off Ben's original. This would get many repeat listens on the 2nd year studio tape player, the one with all the Ralph pony stencils sprayed on it.

This is a wonderful hour and a half, from the mid 90s golden era of Sean "Puffy" Combes, DJ Premier, the first wave of Wu Tang albums, The Nod Factor and Mary J. There's plenty of R'n'B to get the girls on the dance floor, but tempered with loads of good hip hop to keep the boys that don't dance happy. To ice the cake, it includes the Bad Boy mix of Mariah Carey's Sweet Fantasy, which is one of the most sublime pieces of music ever recorded.

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Update 24/07/12 I just googled Alex Baby and found him modelling for Stüssy...

The Übergeek  – (19 March 2010 at 12:23)  
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The Übergeek  – (19 March 2010 at 12:27)  

Saw Alex in the Royal China in Baker St. about a year ago, having dinner with my parents. He's making films (documentaries I think) and teaching Kung Fu. Still looks exactly the same (must be nearly 50 now). Came over to our table to chat, my mum and missus didn't stop talking about him when he left, both fancied him. Nice to see Alex, but they didn't half get on my nerves after.

Bonner  – (19 March 2010 at 16:49)  

He was always quite the looker

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