There’s no doubt that Hip Hop had a huge influence on Hardcore and Jungle music throughout the 90s. Many of the scene’s leading lights including DJ Hype, Danny Breaks and DJ Crystl all came from a Hip Hop/Electro background before upping the tempo for the ravers.
Ask most old skool Jungle/D&B enthusiasts to list their top 90s labels and you can almost guarantee that Moving Shadow will be amongst the top 3. The Stevenage based label has cemented its status as an bona-fide cornerstone of the scene, and with good reason.
From radio-friendly rapper to staunch junglist soldier, Rebel MC’s musical journey has been a transitional one.
It must be frustrating for UK Hip-Hop. Every time it’s about to break through, it gets eclipsed by another scene that comes along to steal the moment. In the early noughties it was dubstep and grime. Back in the late 80’s to early 90’s it was the rave scene.