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Primo touchingly puts together this tribute mix to the late great Malcolm McLaren (


Malcolm McLaren – It Was A New York Phenomenon
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Malcolm McLaren – Zulu Nation Party Interview
The World Famous Supreme Team Show – World Famous Supreme Team Show on (WHBI) #1
World Famous Supreme Team – Buffalo Gals
World Famous Supreme Team – World Famous Supreme Team Show on (WHBI) #2
World Famous Supreme Team – World’s Famous
World Famous Supreme Team – Do Ya Like Scratchin’? (Feat. Malcolm McLaren)
Malcolm McLaren – Let It Flow (Do Ya Like Scratchin’?) (Feat. KRS-One)
Malcolm McLaren – Seeing Bow Wow Wow Show (Live)
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Malcolm McLaren – 42nd Street
World Famous Supreme Team – She’s Looking Like A Hobo
Art Of Noise – Beat Box (Original Version)
Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
Malcolm McLaren – El San Juanera
Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Yes – Leave It
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
World Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ
Malcolm McLaren – Shout Out (Feat. Burn One & Forrest Gump)

Summary, from

Premier’s tribute splices soundclips of McLaren stumbling up Hip Hop in the early 80’s because “a big black guy”” was wearing a Sex Pistols t-shirt so McLaren struck up a convo with him. That man turned out to be Afrika Bambattaa. The mix follows through the 80’s and his interactions with Hip Hop which is highlighted by McLaren’s relationship with the World Famous Supreme Team. The Supreme Team had a radio show in New York starting in 1979 and put out records with McLaren, the most famous being “Buffalo Gals.”  The Supreme Team were the first 5 Percenters in Hip Hop to get a record out. Personnally I teter between hoping the 5 Percenters liked McLaren because of his ability to Build and Destroy or perhaps they looked at him as embracing his devilish nature. Odds are it boils down to opportunity (which is an ability to build and destroy).

The mix then leads into Bow Wow Wow, a New Wave group that McLaren managed but refused to let talk to the press because be thought they were too stupid to articulate themeselves. There is a museum somewhere that displays some contracts McLaren had with rock bands.


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