FlipNJay Records

Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide / I’m Showin’ You 7-Inch



The debut single from the godfather of Canadian rap, Maestro Fresh-Wes, is the cornerstone of Canadian Hip-Hop. Point blank. 

Although the single was originally released as an import record into Canada, Maestro solidified himself as the gold standard for all Canadian hip-hop artists to follow for the next 30 years. 

According to Maestro himself, the origins of the famous phrase “Let Your Backbone Slide” was inspired from a line from Billy Squier’s “The Stroke” and the drum pattern is modelled directly off of the 45 King’s “900 Number.” Those two elements serve as the “backbone” for the video version aka The Power Mix. Add in an intro featuring a cornucopia of original break samples leading into “Funky Drummer”, a chorus with the b-boy standard “The Champ”, vocals from the 808 canon “Set It Off”, AND Wes’s superior lyrical flow and voice and you have the most influential hip-hop record ever recorded in Canada.

FlipNJay Records are very proud to present “Let Your Backbone Slide (The Power Mix)” on 7 inch vinyl for the first time ever in North America featuring the never before available on vinyl b-side “I’m Showin’ You”.

“This is a throwdown!” - Peace to the King Maestro Fresh-Wes!


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