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showbiz ag broken chains soul clap runaway slave unreleased 1990 1992 promo version
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Showbiz & A.G. (of D.I.T.C.): Broken Chains: Soul Clap & Runaway Slave Unreleased, 1990-1992 (Promo Version)

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    Previously thought lost forever, these masters recently resurfaced and have yielded a treasure trove of unreleased vocal and instrumental tracks from the incredibly fruitful recording sessions leading up to one of the most important Hip Hop albums of all time.

    When Runaway Slave dropped in 1992, Showbiz was already a well-known Hip Hop fixture in the Bronx and beyond. He had started as a DJ, mentored by Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth. In the mid-1980's, Greg would sneak Showbiz (then known as Little Rock) into clubs to perform since he was still under 18. He performed in NY with his crew, Maxwell House, consisting of himself as DJ and lyricists Geo (bka Giff of Freestyle Professors) and Ricochet. He also had a hand in the production of Lord Finesse's debut LP from 1990, Funky Technician, for Wild Pitch Records. By this time, he had a new partner in the talented young lyricist Infinite aka A.G. (aka Andre the Giant).

    After being shown the door countless times shopping his demo, Soul Clap, Showbiz elected to press the track himself along with several others in an effort to get DJs to play it. What resulted from that 1991 EP was a revolution in the NY Hip Hop scene and arguably the birth of the 90's indy rap phenomenon. Show's DYI ethic and visible success resonated with Hip Hop hopefuls throughout the Tri-State area, leading to an astoundingly fertile period of artistic creation. Both EMI (Chrysalis) and Polygram (London) came calling, offering large sums for remixes (e.g. Arrested Development - Tennessee) in an effort to woo the producer.

    Showbiz eventually chose Polygram, which insisted he repackage the Soul Clap EP with a picture cover to capitalize on its success. Showbiz capitulated, but made sure to change the tracklisting so fans would have a reason to get the new EP and still covet the old.

    After the Soul Clap/Party Groove EP dropped, Showbiz ensconced himself in the studio and began an intensely focused recording campaign aimed at once again redefining the sound of NY Hip Hop. Onerecord in particular, Jack Bruce's 1971 Things We Like LP, was a major source of inspiration. Showbiz's use of samples from this then-undiscovered LP helped once again to redefine the NY sound, which had previously been relying on Jazz records and had not yet adequately explored Bruce's Jazz Fusion territory. What resulted was a revelation that had a profound impact on producers in New York and beyond. The Runaway Slave LP is widely regarded as a classic.

    Included in this package are three previously unreleased original versions for songs produced by Showbiz that would eventually become Soul Clap EP and Runaway Slave LP classics but in different forms. Also included, from the same sessions, is a previously unreleased Diamond D production featuring A.G. Finally, rounding out the package, are 7 unreleased instrumental productions by Showbiz from the Runaway Slave sessions. At the time, Showbiz planned to use these 7 unreleased instrumentals for an upcoming project but changed his mind after the success of Runaway Slave inspired NY producers to search for the sources of his samples. Once the Jack Bruce LP was finally identified, it was mined for any samples that hadn't appeared on Show & A's debut LP including ones that Show had used and not released. Needless to say, Show abandoned these beats and looked elsewhere for inspiration. As a special bonus, Freestyle Records has thrown in an untitled cut by D-Flow & Party Arty from 1995 produced by Showbiz.

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    1. Instrumental 1
    Producers: Showbiz
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    2. Diggin' In The Crates (OG Version)
    Producers: Showbiz
     
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    3. Instrumental 2
    Producers: Showbiz
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    4. Instrumental 3
    Producers: Showbiz
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    5. To Each His Own (More Than One Way Out Of The Ghetto OG)
    Producers: Showbiz
     
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    6. Instrumental 4
    Producers: Showbiz
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    7. Instrumental 5
    Producers: Showbiz
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    8. Hard To Kill (OG Version)
    Producers: Showbiz
     
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    9. Instrumental 6
    Producers: Showbiz
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    10. I'm Convinced
    Producers: Diamond D
     
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    11. Instrumental 7
    Producers: Showbiz
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    12. Untitled
    featuring D. Flow; Party Arty
    Producers: Showbiz
     
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