Sunday 22 October 2023

Born To Audiomack: R.I.P 45 King Quinary Of Quality

R.I.P to the G.O.A.T of horn samples and the only Rap producer to ever make instrumental Hip-Hop records worth buying. New Jersey, hold ya hearts. If Lakim Shabazz sacrifices Joe Budden to a volcano can the world get Mark The 45 King back? True story: 45 King beats turn me into Jordans, I always keep my tongue out. Here's hoping EttelThun will come through with the ultimate 45 King obituary post complete with a playlist which takes in Mark's entire recording career from 1987 to the early 2000s. Until then, here's a Quinary Of Quality playlist of my top five 45 King deep cuts. We've got two B-sides from the late 1980s including an insane instrumental which nobody ever rhymed over, and three songs from his 1999 promo album featuring his artists Big Pooh & Lady Champain and the Kiiiiiiiid Capriiiiiiii. The King is now out there, but the Funk is forever here.

1. 45 King ft. Markey Fresh - The Freestyle (1988)
2. 45 King - Simply Dope Part 2 (1989)
3. 45 King ft. Big Pooh - Harlem Brothers (1999)
4. 45 King ft. Kid Capri & Big Pooh - Put The Funk Out There (1999)
5. 45 King ft. Big Pooh & Lady Champain - Drop Da Bomb (1999)


L.A said...

Should be as celebrated as Marley and the Bomb Squad....Rest in power.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


Spartan said...


Damn, Harlem Brothers is hard AF.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

They got my back like a knapsack!