Back in 1990 times were a great deal harder than they are now and the sound Hip Hop artists were producing became increasingly rebellious and gritty. East Londons Gunshot comprised of MC’s Alkaline, Mercury and Q-Roc (who left to join Son of Noise) and DJ’s Barry Blue and White Child Rix were at the forefront of this sound and were one of the hardest groups around. They created an almighty buzz when they first came out.
Their first single was Battle Creek Brawl released in 1990 on Vinyl Solution records. Unfortunately this video is pretty poor quality, but you can still feel the energy and dynamism of this group in this hand held and rapidly edited video which spies the group around their area. Peep it here:
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