Whirlwind D (Dudley Jaynes) has been involved in the hip hop scene since the early 80s and is a passionate record collector. Having dabbled in b-boying and graffiti, he found his niche rocking the mic in the late 80s. After a brief spell working with the fledgling Kold Sweat Label, he cut his first record, ‘An Original Break’, in 1990 on the Liberty Grooves label as the rapper in Solid n Mind. Solid n Mind was a partnership between Jonny F and Whirlwind D, and would go on to record two other 12” singles, ‘Centre Stage’ and ‘Battle Tipped Rhyme’.
In the mid 90s, D relocated to the South Coast (having grown up in London) and played at various venues such as ‘The Brook’ in Southampton. He emceed for various crews such as The Firin’ Squad and Funk Fuzz, before taking a break to focus on a career in teaching.
Check out this Pre-recorded pilot show and enjoy this trip down memory lane for some and an education for others.