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Posts tagged urban
Sadly after 15 years, one of the greatest urban record shops closes its doors for the final time.
2 Funky Record shop in Leicester is closing after supplying the UK’s finest DJ’s with the heaviest urban music for the past 15 years.
DJ Beatmaster Wright a regular customer and prevous shop manager of 2 Funky plays tribute with this free download. http://illbehaviourmusic.com/
Here are 15 Hip Hop records, a tune from each year the store was open.
All mixed live by Ian ‘Beatmaster’ Wright
1997 – Gang starr ‘You Know my skeez’
1998 – BIG L ‘Ebonics’
1999 – Pharoahe Monch Simon says
2000 – De La ‘oooh‘
2001 – Dilated Peoples – ‘Worst come to worst’
2002 – Nore ‘Nothin’
2003 – Jay Z ‘Excuse Me Miss’
2004 – Roots ‘Tipping point’
2005 – Pharrell Williams ‘Can I Have It Like That’
2006 – Ghostface killa ‘Be easy’
2007 – Marco Polo ‘Nostalgia’
2008 – j live – ‘The Upgrade’
2009 – KRS-One & Buckshot ‘OH Really”
2010 – Smiley the ghetto child ‘I’m legend’
2011 – Large proffesser neek the exotic ‘Toast Tonight’
After fifteen years this February, 2 Funky are closing their doors to their retail outlet.
2Funky has not only been a big part of Leicester’s Urban Music scene, but has had customers from all over the world, who have helped it become one of Europe’s best urban music stores! Many of you may remember their first shop on Narborough Road, before the move to Belgrave Gate.
Their history of serving big-name artists has included Fat Man Scoop, Tim Westwood and DJ Jazzy Jeff, and industry figures from 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Galaxy!
Other Successful ventures have included a world-wide mail order business, a distribution company, two record labels (Café De Soul & 2Funky Records), M2F urban music magazine, and workshops with young people regionally.
They were also involved in club nights, comedy nights, concerts and youth showcases have also been part of our history.
The GOOD news is that they will continue all their other projects from their new offices at LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester right in the centre of the Cultural Quarter.
As a big thank you to all their supporters, 2Funky are organising a 15th Birthday Party, at Thread (Yeoman St), on Saturday 4 February. Limited complementary tickets are available via the shop and DJ’s taking part, in advance of the event. The line up includes: 2Funky Crew DJs, Flo, Glamour, Total, Gentle D, Beatmaster, Black Vinyl Magic, Frisco, Special Touch, Psychomantus, Anup, Kid J and Jet-C.
Shop Manager Vijay Mistry, said:
“We would sincerely like to thank our customers, from all over the world, in helping us to become one of Europe’s best urban music stores! We’re sad to close our retail arm, but it’s a positive new beginning for the rest of our work.”
Please do come and have a drink with all the staff from the last 15 years!
2Funky’s 15th Birthday & Shop Closing Party
10,30pm, Saturday February 4 2012
Thread, Yeoman St, Leicester
Entry: £5 (small number of complementary tickets available in advance) www.2funkytickets.co.uk / 0116 261 6824/ email@example.com