Harlem’s legendary Disco label Queen Constance has long been a cult favourite among fans of underground dance music for decades.
One of many labels operating under the equally legendary P&P family of imprints Land Of Hits was operated by one Peter Brown, a truly colossal figure in NYC’s music scene, it’s catalogue still fascinates music lovers to this day. Covering a wide range of styles including Gospel, early Rap and Disco the label’s output continually finds it way into the playlists of respected DJ’s and selectors across the globe. Mistafide’s colossal old-school rap behemoth ‘Equidity Funk’ has long been a record that makes the serious collectors salivate and is now here in full 12″ form repress, too legit to quit.
Not much is known about the crew behind ‘Mistafide’, their government names are listed online but this is the only record they put out using this name. Suffice to say, this has no impact on the fury and style with which the MC’s deliver their raps, backed with the studio nous of impresario Peter Brown. Across 12 minutes ‘Equdity Funk’ is a slamming Disco-rap monster, interpolating elements of the evergreen B-boy jam ‘Theme From SWAT’ it sounds like everyone just got into the studio and went for it. In the style of the times this is the real hip-hop flavour, a live band, some MC’s and some death defying bars being dropped, proper old school.
A truly rare recording, ‘Equidity Funk’ has been one of those records fans of the Disco-rap era have been fiending for for decades – often commanding prices over the $1000 mark you can now grab this slice of essential NYC street Funk.
This is a 100% legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and the Demon Music group, remastered with love by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.