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First Priority Music & Positive K

by Travis on September 3, 2009

If you are one of our few long time loyal readers, you undoubtedly know that I’m a BIG fan of the old First Priority Music family label. You know the ones I’m talking about, the label with Audio Two, MC Lyte, Alliance, Barhsa and a couple other acts. I was always about the stripped down drums that producers King of Chill, Milk and the others supplied to the tracks. To me, this label was the essence of traditional late 80′s hip hop. It was you put on at any club, house party or show to get the crowd grooving. I’ve featured their music on here numerous times and I’m going to do it again today, albeit in a brief sort of manner.

If anyone needs a refresher course of FPM’s catalog, allow me to help you out a bit with this compilation I made at least a couple years ago:

WYDU Presents The First Priority Music Family’s Greatest Hits

1. Audio Two – Top Billin
2. Positive K & MC Lyte – I’m Not Havin’ It
3. Alliance – Bustin’ Loose
4. Audio Two – On The Road
5. Kings Of Swing – Strategy
6. Audio Two – I Don’t Care
7. Michie Mee & DJ LA Luv – Jamican Funk Candian Style
8. Barsha – Knockin’ Hineys
9. MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
10. Kings Of Swing – Two Minutes Of Funk
11. Alliance – We Could Get Used To This
12. Positive K & Barsha – Tramp
13. Barsha – B.A.R.
14. Alliance – Get On Down
15. Kings Of Swing – Nod Your Head To This
16. Audio Two – Milk Does The Body Good
17. MC Lyte – Lyte As A Rock
18. Audio Two – The Questions
19. Alliance – Kibble and Bits
20. Audio Two, MC Lyte, & Positive K – Start It Up
21. Positive K & Barsha – Impulse On Three

All good songs that are found on that compilation, but there was one song that I left off of it, simply because I couldn’t find it, which was Positive K’s “A Good Combination.” Lucky for me, with my new found affliction, I came across a promo copy of Pos’ “A Good Combination” in Denver when I was there earlier this summer. The b-side will probably be familiar for those old school heads out there, with MC Lyte as the video was played often on Yo! MTV Raps back in the day. “I’m Not Havin’ It” was a good back and forth song between the two and if I remember right, even served as a safe sex commentary ad on MTV as well.

I just got back from a De La Soul concert tonight, so I’m in no mood to write more on this single. If you haven’t heard the track, download it, it’s well worth it.

Positive K – A Good Combination (First Priority Music)
, 1988

A1 A Good Combination (Bonus Track) (3:53)
A2 A Good Combination (Acapella) (4:01)
B1 A Good Combination (Bonus Track) (3:53)
B2 I’m Not Havin’ It (3:23)
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Jaz September 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

Dope post and compilation Trav, FPM were a great label.

hotasballs September 7, 2009 at 11:59 am

siccness Trav – great comp and Good Combination is a great twelve

First time I heard it was on Capital Rap Show, I later found it in Sound Library and spent much cash on it

Dyou know of a Positive K track with Big Daddy Kane that aint Nightshift, some unreleased business?

I've heard it but the person that played it to me has conveniently forgotten how to reply to emails recently… Must be gold-dust

That show:

Capital Rap Show – July 14th 1989 SIDE A –

Capital Rap Show – July 14th 1989 SIDE B –

Thanks again fella


em2wice September 10, 2009 at 10:14 am

Great post. I love FPM's stuff as well; I always thought that whole mob was criminally under-rated; The Alliance LP was one of the best-slept-on of the '80's. I really enjoy your blog and thanks for the sonics and memories.

ANONYMOUSENT July 30, 2010 at 4:37 am

I totally agree …. being one of FPM FAMILY biggest fans & wanting the world to hear what they missed – i’ve loaded a CATALOG OF FPM TRACKS ON YOUTUBE – MC LYTE / AUDIO TWO / ALLIANCE / KINGS OF SWING / ETC … CHECK ‘EM OUT AND I’LL KEEP ‘EM COMIN’ ….


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