Kid Capri – The Hardest Workin’ Pt. 1
Wednesday January 23rd 2008,
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Not content with having made some of the greatest mixed tapes ever, Kid Capri has pretty much done everything worth doing in this rap shit. From scratching on Mele Mel‘s Piano album in 1989 to releasing an album on Cold Chillin‘ in ’91 to deejaying for Rakim on tour to adding his famous ad-libs to some countless songs, the Kid is still one of the hardest working dude in the biz. When I heard his track on the last Styles P album I was reminded of his other side hustle – production. Whether it’s the claustrophobic drama of Diamond‘s D.I.T.C. posse cut, the old school Mtume flip for Puba or the chop from The Hot Rock soundtrack for The Ghost, here are five sure-shots from Capri:

Diamond D feat. Big L, Fat Joe, Lord Finesse & A.G. – “Five Fingas of Death”

Grand Puba feat. Kid Capri – “Back It Up”

Jay-Z feat. Kid Capri – “It’s Like That”

KRS-One feat. Kid Capri – “Stop Frontin'”

Styles P – “Da 80’s”

Lost documentary footage of Capri from ’91:

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Great round up, Robbie. Much respect, I haven’t heard a lot of these. That video is down, BTW. Do you have another link?

Comment by AaronM 01.23.08 @

He produced a nice track on ‘return of the boom bap’.
Krs`s subject matter let that track down.
I think it was Brown skinned woman.

I always enjoyed Kids appearances on Yo!

Comment by Beatlover 01.23.08 @

Never mind, it’s back up.

Comment by AaronM 01.23.08 @

“Put it on” was the s#!t back when… (R.I.P. L)
that 5 Fingaz joint is crazy, from the Diamond D sophmore effort… i never knew The Kid produced that.

what movie is that opening clip from??
“hay! there you are… how does it feel… to know you only have a few more seconds left to live”

Comment by onthaStrenff 01.24.08 @

Soundtrack to the Streets was bangin’, but i could never find the uncut version..
“Hot Tape” was another..

Comment by onthaStrenff 01.24.08 @

Capri held it down on the Rakim tour last year, playing breaks with Serato when backing up the R. I needs that Dream Warriors shirt that Capri is sporting in the vid, that shit is clean. I better warm up the Delorean and head into the multiverse.

Comment by Kin Corn Karn 01.25.08 @

Kid Capri’s rhyme style is exactly like Prince Markie Dee. I never got into these mix tape/radio DJs’ albums. I dunno–there’s something about them that just is so self indulgent.

Comment by Finally 01.26.08 @

Brings me back to the good old days. I frikken love this site!

Comment by Haze3 01.28.08 @

stop frontin…. CLASSIC




Comment by websince1982 01.28.08 @

Word, Brown Skin Woman is that ultimate boom bap. Kid Capri is about as offical as it gets in all facets of this hiphop music.

Comment by ewthompson 01.27.10 @

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