Old School Mondays:: DJ Chuck Chillout Edition

Perhaps a brief apology is required here, as I had intended this to be a Skinny Boys-themed version of the OSM, but as you can see it isn’t, so my apologies, Skinny Boys. My cassette copy of Skinny (They Can’t Get Enough) had me planning the all-Skinny Boys OSM, but a perusal of the album’s brief liner notes revealed a couple fun tidbits: 1) Flavor Flav was credited with arranging one of the album cuts which is just awesome (I picture him barging into the studio all amped up and falling over on the mixing board, but in true 80′s movie fashion, he changes the song for the better and gets an album credit. A “Yeeeeeeaaaaah Boooooyyeeeee” or six would also be involved), 2) DJ Chuck Chillout is credited with arranging some songs on the album - including Get Pepped, which I still love to this day.

 

Now Chuck Chillout is just one of those classic hip hop names from the 80′s - guys like DJ Clark Kent or The Awesome 2 that you knew were involved with plenty of things, but it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what their main contribution is. This is a little easier (and awesome) with Chuck Chillout because he Voltron’d up with MC Kool Chip to record Masters Of The Rhythm, which spawned the perfectly 80′s rap videos below for Rhythm Is The Master (Pee-Wee Herman impersonator? Check. Matching, custom Pilot/Ship Captain suits? Check. Anti-drug & booze message? Check. Talking Heads sample? Check.) and I’m Large (superbly acted tale of Cartoon Boss-Villain being thwarted by hip hop heroes? Check). Anyhoo, the DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip songs are really classic, so I decided to post those up and go on the hunt to find a couple other songs that Chuck was involved with.

 

I knew Chuck was involved with MC Rell somehow, and a quick check on the hill indicated as much, as it’s clear I’ve always been a little unclear on Chuck’s role: “Chuck Chillout provides the mix for one song (whatever that really means)”. Well I tracked down the “Chuck’s Mix” version of MC Rell’s Something About It, and so there’s no confusion as to what’s going on. I still enjoy the MC Rell, so if you’re not familiar with him, this song is a good intro. There won’t be any confusion about Chuck’s role on the last song either, as it is PE’s How to Kill a Radio Consultant (The DJ Chuck Chillout Mega Murder Boom), which is a great track, with a great name, from PE’s Greatest Misses B-Sides collection. The original might suit the tone of the song better, but I like this one a lot too, but I might say that about any non-Pete Rock remix of a PE song.

 

So there you go, a fairly random collection of DJ Chuck Chillout-related song for your Monday, enjoy!

 

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MP3:: Skinny Boys - Get Pepped

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MP3:: DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip- Rhythm Is The Master

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MP3:: DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip - I’m Large

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MP3:: MC Rell & The Houserockers - Something About It (Chuck’s Mix)

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MP3:: Public Enemy - How to Kill a Radio Consultant (The DJ Chuck Chillout Mega Murder Boom)

VIDEO:: Kool Chip & Chuck Chillout - Rhythm Is The Master

VIDEO:: DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip - I’m Large

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