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DJ Scratch and J. Period come correct with this one. The Big Payback – The 45s, Volume 1 pays artful respect to the James Brown, reminding us once again that it all begins and ends with the Godfather. We all know without James Brown there is no hip-hop (not to mention any other forms of modern club or dance-related music). And that applies whether you’re talking hip-hop constructed via samples, or played by keyboard or band, or built from (turntable) scratch. The Big Payback emphasizes the premise that celebrated the range of James’ influence on hip-hop over different eras.[taken from WaxPoetics]