December 9, 2007

On Your Marc...Get Set...


...go.

I never would've heard of Marc Hannibal if my idol DJ Premier hadn't sampled from his 1976 eponymous record from Phillips Recordings. After learning that he had used "Forever Is A Long, Long Time" for Detroit MC Royce the 5'9"'s "Boom", I tracked down the record like them dudes that were always looking for Carmen Sandiego. I was thrilled when I finally copped the LP for a modest $20 back in 2004; peep the ill ass cover with Marc straight ice-grillin' the camera while coppin' a squat next to Dumbo's mama.

Like many students that mimic their hero I listened to this record front and back before deciding to sample the swooning "When I Wake Up In The Morning" back in 2005 for an instrumental titled "Yesterday" that was intended to be on my sophomore album, but was never released (I didn't think it "fit" with the rest of the joints). Nonetheless I kept the record in the stash, ecstatic that I had gotten my hands on a record that was apparently good enough for one of my favorite producers of all time.

As for the actual music, well...I'll be honest, though a lot of the production is rich and lush, I think Marc Hannibal is a mediocre singer with cheesy lyrics. Sorry, dude. I'm sure he's a cool cat in real life, though. The former Harlem Globetrotter would put out a second LP four years later titled Night Times which you can more than likely find on eBay for a little less than $20. I have yet to cop it but, quite frankly, I'm in no rush. (download)

** EDIT ** Password: smoff

17 comments:

cosmo said...

that carmen sandiego cartoon was on over here in england, classic shit. got this joint in the vault some where.

did anyone ever find that "nas in like" sample

Danny! said...

LOL, I don't think anyone has yet...I remember buying this not only for the Royce sample, but because there was a rumor that the "Nas Is Like" sample was on here too...no dice, but I still have yet to check out his second album Maybe it's on there...?

Reza said...

danny ...thanks for the comment @ mine, my first time here very cool, def grabbing this first thank you

alexghirmay said...

yo danny,
jus discovered ur blog, nice shit man, sum funky rarities. wots the pass 4 this file man?

i will chek this page again

Reza said...

danny could I have the password for this please , thanks in anticipation

Danny! said...

Hey everyone...I edited the post to display the password, so make sure y'all check that out

Dirkson said...

Thanx. Cheezy it is!

Errol said...

thanks.

maharajah said...

P.E.A.C.E.

Just discovered your blogg...I am digging it...thanks for this album


The Maharajah

Jay said...

can someone please re-up this, thanks for posting it in the first place Danny.

PHASE33 said...

HEY DANNY: I JUST CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG. THANKS. COOL RECORD. BEEN UP ON THAT FOR A WHILE NOW, BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT PRIMO USED ON "REPRESENT" BY NAS? I WAS TOLD IT WAS A VERSION OF THE "NUTCRACKER SUITE" BUT WHICH ONE?

Anonymous said...

yo phase33

the represent sample came from a miklos rozsa song called the thief of bagdad.

Anyone can re-up this marc hannibal lp? please

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Always Diggin' said...

What's up Danny? Love this blog...can you re-up that Marc Hannibal?

Sacpaduce said...

Hey I know Marc Hannibal I can say I like his music but he is a cranky old dude with allot of basketball memorabilia. He let me use his studio to work on my film... Big up to Marc Hannibal

Disco D said...

missed it! :(
can you re-up please?

MagicSoul said...

shit, u got the marc hannibal album...dope...i hope on a reup too...i can hook u up with my dj premier sample folder, if u like ; ) 129 tracks so far..do u got a website, or something, where i could check your beats, man? ..peace

Anonymous said...

Kindly re-up the album mi amigo! Your work is much appreciated.