Monday, 16 January 2012

Rest In Peace Jimmy Castor

I've just heard the sorry but unconfirmed news that JIMMY CASTOR has passed away aged 64. I'm sure in the Hip Hop community he will be remembered most for the stone cold killer joint that is "It's Just Begun". But I could list you half a dozen killer tracks by THE JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH that are essentials to own in your crates. I saw online recently someone referring to THE INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND's "Apache" as the National Anthem of hip hop worldwide. Well if that is the case then "It's Just Begun" would have been a very close second choice. Have a listen to JIMMY's live version below and say a prayer for the man that gave us an absolute b-boy classic.

6 comments:

Soulmate said...

Keep the party going up there Jimmy! It's just begun...

The Dynamic Hamza 21 said...

Man that's sad to hear. Jimmy made some classic funky jams. On a side note Kool Herc himself said many times that Apache was the national anthem of Hip Hop and even some pioneers like DST & Charlie Chase have said the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Has there been any official confirmation of this at all??? All I can find is a twitter rumour...

Anonymous said...

rip--- alter---

Downstroke said...

'It's Just Begun' was the first actual break album I bought, back in 88 at Camden Market for a tenner! I could have copped 2 import 12s or an album for that, but something made me buy it.

I used to do a regular night in Brighton called Troglodyte, named in honour of the man.

chrisbeats65 said...

This was neck and neck with apache as a b boy anthem along side Blow your head/I cant stop/ La Pregunta(paradise) Tango hustle/ and many others...If you are really down with HipHop you know where im coming from..Jimmy Castor taught us all the meaning of P.O.T.E.N.T.I.A.L....