This is the first edition of 'Classic Material', a brand new series of mixtapes celebrating over 30 years of recorded rap music. Edition #1 documents hip hop's birth on wax and it's formative years, 1979-1983. Each following month we will be documenting a subsequent era or year with a new mixtape so please check back for the next edition!
This mixtape, together with an unreleased megamix, is available on an extremely limited edition CD as part of a box set also containing a T-Shirt and 7inch artwork print available exclusively from Classic Material events and the Classic Material website.
The first Classic Material event take places at The CAMP (City Arts and Music Project) on Saturday 16th October with special guest DJ FORMAT playing a 7inch only set of early 80s hip hop alongside CHRIS READ, DJ NICKNAME and DAILY DIGGERS. Entry is Free!