(May 15th) at Fun in Manhattan, Rawkus Records and the defunct,
yet still popular, Ego Trip magazine hosted a release party for
the The Big Playback , the soundtrack to Ego Trip’s Book of Rap
Lists. The ethnically mixed crowd enjoyed the sounds of old school
hip hop provided by DJ Mister Cee of Big Daddy Kane fame, as well
as an open bar, which the allhiphop.com staff always likes. Notables
like Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Massey and mr.saturday from The Outfit
and Afu Ra were in the house as well as most of the Rawkus staff.
The Big Playback hosts some of the underground old school rappers
like The Alliance (Do It, Do It!), Divine Force (Holy War) and
MC EZ (b/k/a Craig Mack) and Troup(Get Retarded).