Audio Premiere: CSC Funk Band "A Little Weight" (Gang Starr Tribute)
April 21st is Record Store Day (I know some of you on here have that date permanently inked on your crossfader hand) and in honor of the vinylicious festivities the CSC Funk Band is treating the world to a 7″ called “A Little Weight” inspired by some classic Gang Starr beats but embellished and re-imagined with the band’s distinctive afrofunk flourishes (right down to harmelodic horn impressions of Primo‘s memorable scratch-hooks!). The actual platter includes a b-side dish titled “A Little Planet”–which I just assume is a dedication to Brooklyn, the borough–and will be on the shelves of your local record store on duh April 21st (ask for it by name!).
Okayplayer is proud to host the song’s world, uh, premiere (with an ‘e’). Enjoy a stream of the main course below and for desserts, watch CSC’s performance of “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight” with Masta Ace, a collaboration that went down at Fat Beats pop up store during last year’s Record Store Day celebrations, which inspired this whole thing. I daresay they did it just to get a rep. R.I.P. Guru.