West Coast Pioneer Chris “The Glove” Taylor Offers Up An Electro Mix (Audio)

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If Heads aren’t up on Chris “The Glove” Taylor, they need to be. This West Coast Hip-Hop pioneer notably produced Ice-T’s breakout record “Reckless,” as a product of famed party/radio/DJ institution Uncle Jamm’s Army.


In the days since the early ’80s, The Glove has produced joints for Xzibit and Saafir, in addition to discovering and working at the helm of Chico and Coolwadda. However, in between, Chris quietly worked on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, and was featured in Dre’s original Aftermath Entertainment production staff, alongside Mel-Man, Bud’dha, and Stoo B. Doo (as photographed in the inserts to the 1996 label compilation).

An O.G. who helped usher in West Coast Gangsta Rap from its Electro roots, Chris “The Glove” Taylor still has his roots in mind. As featured on ego trip, the L.A. native mixed up (and scratched on) some classic Electro (including Electro-Hop, Freestyle, and other sub-sects), and it sounds incredible. Included artists: Shannon, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Cybotron, and much more. Dive in…

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