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Tommy
07-16-2010, 04:49 PM
http://best.complex.com/lists/Cipha-Sounds-Presents-The-75-Greatest-Tunnel-Bangers

Complex have just put up a really interesting article on a place called "The Tunnel". Now, before you tut and sigh because of it being by Complex who usually promote a lot of hot garbage take time to understand what it's about.

Everyone one of the 75 songs mentioned is a street classic. Apparently they all used to get played at this underground hip hop club in NYC that would go on from Midnight. Real gritty, no holds barred, head nodding hip hop, give it a read you'll enjoy it.

P.S. Is there anybody on here that goes to these types of clubs? Where all they play is the stuff not heard on the radio.

fatboybrandon
07-16-2010, 07:14 PM
I saw that Tunnel compilation last night, I haven't downloaded it yet. That's a good idea for Cipha going back to that time of New York, it seemed like that one club dictated the direction of how people made their songs for awhile.

Last time I listened to Cipha Sounds was a cassette recording I have of him callin up the Stretch & Bobbito show (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2009/11/stretch-armstrong-j-rocc-bobbito-radio.html) and getting clowned on repeatedly by Bobbito farting into the phone. This was around the time The Tunnel closed.

P.S. Is there anybody on here that goes to these types of clubs? Where all they play is the stuff not heard on the radio.

These were actually played heavy on the radio at the time here in NY, I could be walking somewhere in the street and hear one of the songs playing from somewhere. It set the atmosphere of the streets well.

It just goes to show how the industry may look at one place in particular sometimes for the type of music they support if it's popular enough, kind of how they've been gravitating to the South recently.

I never got a chance to go to that club, I was real busy with school at the time, it's not easy being a visual artist (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95047). If I remember correctly it was in a church in the Chelsea area of Manhattan a few blocks from Justin's restaurant.

Now's a good time to look back at those songs and listen from a different perspective, I know for me it was overwhelming at times hearing songs that seemed forced toward the club sound, but others sounded natural and stand as classics.