Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More Than an LL Knock-Off: Jewel T

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(Youtube version is here.)

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  1. Nice coincidence! I was just spinning this vinyl a couple of days ago - and today I log on to Werners site and the first blog on the page I see is a review of the Jewel T 12". Cool.

    Word up Werner - that's another excellent review - enjoyed this a lot. It's one of those records that I tend to be forget about but when I dug it out the other day I realised how big & dope this record is. So much so I had to put it on repeat a number of times. All 3 tracks are pretty amazing slices of late 80's hip-hop.

    The version I have is the one with the 'I Like It Loud' track included with the picture sleeve. What's interesting about that version is, printed on the sleeve, it says: "Taken from the soundtrack to the motion picture "Dangerous"." Well I've never come across this particular film and can't find any reference to a Jewel T song in any film called "Dangerous".
    I would love to see this film if it exists - do you know anything about this, Werner?
    Can't help but wonder what this film is about and what it's like! Maybe like that 'Tougher Than Leather' (Run Dmc) film!?

    Just on the LL Cool J thing - the one rapper I feel is most similar in style to LL, more so than Jewel T, is Mikey D (LA Posse rapper). Every time I hear a Mikey D track LL appears in my mind like he could be rapping it. Both mc's though are exceptional & masters of the art...

    Great stuff Werner, thanks again.

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    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, that's interesting. I never really thought to question that, but I don't even think there was a movie called 'Dangerous' in the 80s, unless it was some super indie off-the-radar thing. Maybe the title wound up getting changed, or I guess more likely a film that never got finished/released.

      And yeah, Mikey D was definitely in that LL category, too.

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  2. I think you're spot on there, Werner. Probably intended to appear in a film that was never completed/released.

    Also - think a Jewel T album would have been super-dope if his singles are anything to go by!

    Great site. Thanks again.

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  3. I think you're spot on there, Werner. Probably intended to appear in a film that was never completed/released.

    Also - think a Jewel T album would have been super-dope if his singles are anything to go by!

    Great site. Thanks again.

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