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Tendency Mushrooms

My style is Jozi hot, nappy dread, dapper with an All Star, Dickies, Jack Purcell, Skyf Gear, I rock well ….” – Grandmaster Cap

Although we are all grown now and digging all sorts of grooves………we came up together through Hip Hop…….and for this show, we were joined by two special guests from our extended Hip Hop family………some of the Sharpest rap Projectile spitting dudes to emerge out the primordial soup ………

The late 90s and early 2000s were an exciting time in the underground hip hop scenes of Johannesburg and Cape Town and those of us that were there (& managed to live through countless lectures from our parents about the ill fated path we’d chosen) will never forget it……

From the early days at Le Club in downtown Johannesburg all the way to All Nations in Observatory, Cape Town, the 3 of us grew up listening to and being influenced by the raps and beats of one of our favourite rappers and producers…. known then as O’ Kaptin my Kaptin…. He came up with the legendary AudioVisual and Groundworks crews and today is a solo artist known as Ben Sharpa………

…. Although our second guest only walked into our lives around 2005 with his then crew, Soulah System……. he’d been skilled in the art of killing mics since the 90s…… Hailing from the East Rand of Johannesburg….. Vosloruus, aka Lyricistville…….. Projektah Barsman Elderbars was another favorite.……. one of the illest flows out there….. and the charisma to match………

It could only be a memorable show right?……. we all thought so, and although accusations of sabotage were thrown about ……. we like to think it was not the multiple pots of mushrooms present on the day, but rather the unforgiving time signatures and tempo of South African soul 45s that may have a tendency to cause many a rapper to slip up ….

You can apparently download the show here


Broadcast Live on ICR Pirate Radio on 28 July 2012

On the Word: Ben Sharpa | Projektah Barsman Elderbars | oNe:Drous oNe* | Grandmaster Cap
On the wax: Soul Diablo & Radio Robert
Hosts: Kool oNe Ebony, Soul Diablo & Radio Robert

Shout out to Kuttin’ Keith form Slang Audio for the technical support …..


  1. Hamilton Bohannon • Dance With Your Parno (Brunswick, 1974)
  2. The Maskman and the Agents (w/ The Billy Clark Orchestra)
    • Love Bandito (Dynamo)
  3. CCS • Salome (Columbia, 1971)
  4. Jimmy Castor • Soul Sister (Compass, 1967)
  5. Charles Wright & the Watts 103RD Street Rhythm Band • I Got Love (Warner Brothers, 1970)
  6. Charles Mingus • Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (Atlantic, 1978)
  7. Teenage Lovers • Tokoloshi (RPM, 1973)
  8. Teenage Lovers • Crank Shaft (RPM, 1974)
  9. The Flies • Apollo 50 (City Special)
  10. The Groovers • Got The Message (Black Music)
  11. Teenage Lovers • Mexico (RPM, 1971)
  12. The Wanders ft. The Syndicate • Phezulu (Soul Brother, 1975)
  13. Santana • Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (Date, 1970)
  14. Percy Faith and His Orchestra • Black Magic Woman (Columbia)
  15. Bobby Hutcherson • Oye Como Va (Blue Note, 1975)
  16. Wanda Kenya • Tifit Hayed (Disco Fuentes)
  17. Paulinho da Costa • Simbora (Pablo, 1977)
  18. Les McCann • Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Callin’ You (Limelight)
  19. Candido • Tony’s Theme (Solid State, 1970)
  20. Joe Bataan • The Bottle [La Botellita] (RCA, 1975)
  21. Johnny Hammond • Summertime/The Ghetto (Kudu, 1974)
  22. Gene Harris • LosAlamitosLatinFunkLoveSong (Blue Note, 1974)
  23. The Movers • Disco Dancer (City Special)
  24. Van McCoy and the Soul City Orchestra • The Hustle (AVCO, 1975)
  25. Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (RCA-Victor, 1968)
  26. Huge Montenegro • For A Few Dollars More (RCA-Victor, 1968)
  27. Bakambi N’Kela • Kilimajaro (Polydor)
  28. Ramsey Lewis • Hurt So Bad (Cadet, 1969)
  29. Herbie Mann • Memphis Two-Step (Atlantic, 1971)
  30. Mongo Santamaria • Feeling Alright (Atlantic, 1969)
  31. The Drive • Spiritual Prayer – Part 1 ( RCA, 1975)