DJ Eclipse has been taking everybody down memory lane lately, unearthing classic videos from his time at Fat Beats. From the Charlie 2na and the Dilated Peoples, to Common, to a very young Kanye West, Eclipse has now let loose another VHS trip down memory lane of Talib dropping bars, some of which would actually be used in songs.
“In 1998 both L-Fudge and Shabaam Sahdeeq released 12″ singles on Rawkus Records. Rawkus had been around for a minute, but it was with this era of releases that they really started making some noise (along with Company Flow, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Sir Menelik, The High & Mighty and others). Here’s footage from the Fat Beats NYC in-store celebrating the release of these two singles. Like most FB in-stores, it was never limited to just the advertised artists. In this clip you’ll see L-Fudge, Talib Kweli, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skam2? & A.L. Skills all performing. Shout out to Max Glazer on the wheels although he’s unseen.”