DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip released their first and only album “Masters of the Rhythm” back in 1989. The album was produced by DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip and was released Polygram-Mercury Records.
DJ Chuck Chillout is one of the first DJ’s to play Hip Hop on the radio. He began his career on 98.7 Kiss FM in 1982 before leaving for 107.5 WBLS FM. He was also a VJ on Video Music Box along with creator Ralph McDaniels and Lionel C. Martin. Chuck grouped up with mc Kool Chip and released this 1989 undergroud classic. The album and videos were based on a comic book concept where the duo go out and defend the Hip Hop world.
The album contained to standout cuts. The first was the dope and funky title track, “Rhythm is the Master” where Kool Chip raps over a dope drum beat courtesy of “Set It Off” by Strafe. It is the same track that 2Pac used for his track “Changes“. They then take a vocal sample of Grace Jone’s “Slave to the Rhythm” and then layer it underneath The Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime” to make this track a definite banger!
The video has DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip surprised seeing themselves on a comic book while on the way to a gig. They then get thrust into the book where they stop crime. They stop a the selling of drugs to kids, purse snatching and domestic violence.
The other song that made some noise was “I’m Large” where the take the drum beat from “Sweet Pea” by Tommy Rae combined with the “James Bond Theme” before Special Ed used it for his smash “The Mission“.
The video has Kool Chip going after the people that have kidnapped DJ Chuck Chillout and Dapper Dan. Kool Chip finds Chuck but we are left asking ourselves what happened to Dapper Dan. Only Dr Ill knows! Special guest in the video include Jam Master Jay, Kwame and Daddy-O.
“The Mic I Grip” uses the same track that Kid N Play sampled, “Joyous” by Pleasure. The track is dope and even a video was made, but unfortunately we did not get to find out what happened to Dapper Dan!
If you can find this album, cop it and take a listen! You won’t be disappointed! We salute you DJ Chuck Chillout and Kool Chip!