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Mohawks

The Champ (RSD18)

music on vinyl



record store day exclusive 2018 - gold 7", numbered

Released: 21st Apr 2018

£11.99


50 years ago, The Mohawks, a group of session musicians assembled by Alan Hawkshaw, released The Champ.

This Hammond infused dance groove went on to be one of THE essential Hip-Hop samples of all time. Listen to it here, you know the tune! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Champ_(The_Mohawks_song) Originally released in 1968, the legend of The Champ has continued to grow, The track has its own dedicated Wikipedia page, and WhoSampled lists 641 tracks that have used it’s groove – an A list of Hip-Hop and Rap royalty including Eric B & Rakim, Mantronix, Afrika Bambaataa, Onyx, Nas, DJ Shadow, Method Man, Ice Cube, Easy E… and many more! If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you! Grab a slice of Hip Hop history for RSD 2018 1250 gold vinyl 7” for the Golden Anniversary of this legendary instrumental groove.

The Champ (RSD18)