Live & Direct From The Big Firgo Digital vs. King Addies vs. King Kustom Clash @ Biltmore Ballroom 1989

In those bygone days when sounds used to carry dubplates instead of laptops, three champion sounds collided at Brooklyn’s legendary Biltmore Ballroom. Big tunes were brandished, but the competition was not only limited to the turntable. In keeping with tradition, live DJs were also repping for each sound system. And none hit harder that night than Papa San. People sleep on San these days, but back in 89 nobody was touching his rapid-fire flow. As Sleepy Wonder points out “Bwoy San you talk fast, you talk slow, you talk frontway, you talk backway—what else leave?” Of all the styles Pupa San flung down that night, this one stands out. We’re still trying to calculate whether he mentioned all 106 DJ names as promised. Hey kids! Get ready for some real live dancehall culture. Audio after the jump…
“Memories don’t live like people do. You never know me remember you? To every DJ respect due!” Run that…

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