Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018

Brain Connection1978: BCKI-01 ft. Kyo Itachi

After "Musikyo" in 2010 and "Genkidama" in 2017, Kyo Itachi is back with his 3rd producer album titled "Rest In Power" dedicated in memory of his mother.

Kyo spent 4 years creating this album full of high quality Hip-Hop and full of lyrical heavyweight MC's rhyming on sample-based beats strictly mixed with Kyo's various drum machines like MPC 2000XL and SP1200.

Order / Digital: Bandcamp


A: Legendary ft. Sean Price, Rim, Royal Flush
A: Supernova ft. Roc Marciano, Ruste Juxx, Planet Asia
A: YU Mad ft. Innocent, Sadat X
A: Make Your Moves ft. Craig G, Nolan The Ninja
A: What They All Say ft. Krondon
A: Rap Is Outta Control ft. Dj Eclipse (Skit)
A: Seemless Effort ft. Nujericans

B: Get It Back ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq
B: Voodoo Magic ft. DV Alias Khryst, Lord Have Mercy
B: A Sick Tale ft. Smooth Da Hustler
B: Rest In Power ft. John Robinson
B: Ear Drums ft. Chino XL
B: Powerfull Rhymez ft El, Ay, Da Buze Bruvaz
B: Leave Me A Message

Produced by Kyo Itachi @ Kamehamehah House



My special thanks goes to Kyo Itachi and all MCs involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

AE: AE030 ft. Jorun Bombay & Phill Most Chill

About 5 years ago AE released a 12+7" project with Jorun Bombay and Phill Most Chill called Jorun-P.M.C.

Finally they continue their collaboration with another 12" and as mentioned on the label there will be a forthcoming album "JORUN-P.M.C. --- watch out!!!

"Count It Off" is exclusive to this 12" and won't appear on the album.

A: Check Out This
A: Lower Your Expectations
A: Count It Off

A: Check Out This (Inst.)
A: Lower Your Expectations (Inst.)
A: Count It Off (Inst.)

Order: www.ae-productions.co.uk (soon)


My special thanks goes to Jorun Bombay, Phill Most Chill, Mr Fantastic and AE. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Royal Alchemist: ft. Da Great Deity Dah

Twenty years ago Da Great Deity Dah released the EP "To Take Hip-Hop Back". It was their 3rd vinyl release after the "Life Or Death EP" and "Cerebral Warfare".

For the anniversary they re-release the project with remixes, new songs and with guests from around the world. 

Preserving that boom bap essence of hip-hop this album will be limited to 300 copies, comes with full color jacket and on color vinyl.

(shipping in Aug)
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com

A: Live From Beijing
A: Tributary To The Majesty
A: Afro To Asia
A: Dah-namite To Seoul
A: Open Micö
A: B-Boyism
A: Bad Hombre
A: Taking Hip-Hop Back

B: Indecent Proposal (Remix)
B: Penetrate The Soul (Remix)
B: Double Trouble
B: Indecent Proposal
B: Penetrate The Soul
B: Afro To Asia (DJ Nasty Mix)
B: Beijing Outro


My special thanks goes to Da Great Deity Dah. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2018

Solid: OTS-131 ft. Just-Ice

Brooklyn born Just-Ice released his song "Goin' Way Back" in 1987 on Fresh Records with beat produced by KRS-One.

Here we go with a Japan repress, linked to an edit mixed by famous DJ Koco.

The limited edition 7" seems to be only available in Japanese record shops, the easiest shop for international orders is mentioned below.

A: Goin' Way Back (7" DJ Koco Edit)
B: Goin' Way Back (Radio)




My special thanks goes to Just-Ice, DJ Koco and Solid Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 7. Juli 2018

HHV: BB45-2 ft. Juggaknots & Rob Swift

Last month the new series "Boom Bap 45" from Berlin label HHV was introduced and promoted here on the blogspot. After the Bush Babees release HHV presents a split 45RPM with The Juggaknots on side A and Rob Swift on the flip.

This 7" release is limited to 300 copies and comes in plain black sleeve.

A: Clear Blue Skies
B: I'm Leaving ft. Gudtyme

Order / Listen: www.hhv.de




My special thanks goes to HHV, The Juggaknots and Rob Swift. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-03x ft. Nick Wiz


I know I repeat myself if I say this series should never end, the incredible "Cellar Selections" saga continues with Vol. 9 featuring  20 more tracks produced by New Jersey legend Nick Wiz. 

Also on Vol. 9 you'll find the traditional partners like Ran Reed or the Cella Dwellas on the mic but also MCs like Emskee, Sean Price (RIP) Pudgee or DMX.

The release comes on 2LP black vinyl, housed in a full-color picture sleeve, strictly limited to 300 copies.

A: Unexpected ft. Ran Reed
A: My Skills ft. Emskee
A: Da Professional (Demo Version) ft. HDM
A: Slicing Wit A Vocal ft. Unknown Artist
A: Inner City Blues ft. Pudgee, DMX
B: Ready For War ft. Cella Dwellas, Ran Reed
B: Don't Fuck With I ft. LSD
B: Femme Fatale ft. Darc Mind
B: Hard Headed ft. Hardwe're
B: Think About That ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Black Sun

C: Black Book (Interlude) ft. Ran Reed
C: Dig This ft. Cella Dwellas
C: Tell Me ft. Ran Reed
C: Mark of the Beast (Demo Version) ft. Gauge
C: Cypha ft. Cella Dwellas, Sean Price
D: We Got The Raw ft. Ran Reed, Asiatic Star, Double R
D: Imma Diss You ft. Ran Reed
D: Wild Like A Zoo ft. Zoodizoo
D: Untitled Song #2 ft. Nautilus
D: Underground Airplay Cypher ft. Wordsworth, AL Skillz,  J-Tredz

Order: Vinylism, HHV, Vinyl-Digital, Spot Records, Disk Union, Queens Mix



My special thanks goes to Mytee G. Poetic, Deb P., and Gentleman's Relief Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-03x ft. Mytee G. Poetic

From New Jersey, Mytee G. Poetic released 3 dope independent 12"s between 1994 and 1996 including the bangers "Com'n Wit Nuff Ruffness" and "Listen to the Lyrics".

Gentleman's Relief Records from Australia presents the long-awaited full-length album on 2LP featuring the 5 tracks released in the mid-nineties plus 10 previously unreleased tracks coming from the archived DATs.

Most of the tracks come from the 1993-1995 era being pressed on 2LP black vinyl, housed in full color picture sleeve.  The album is limited to 300 copies and a must for all mid 90's heads.

A: Com'n Wit Nuff Ruffness
A: For the World
A: Battlefield
A: The Radio
B: Brick City Blue'z
B: Listen to the Lyrics
B: Mello Drama
B: Poetically Incline

C: Rap Trilogy
C: Com'n Wit Nuff Ruffness (Street Mix)
C: Part of the Game
C: Poetically Incline (Raga Mix)
D: Ghetto Journalism
D: Discovery Zone
D: Machine Gun Rap

Order: Vinylism, HHV, Vinyl-Digital, Spot Records, Disk Union,  Queens Mix



My special thanks goes to Mytee G. Poetic, Deb P., and Gentleman's Relief Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2018

Slice Of Spice: SSR-074 ft. Milano


In 1999 Milano joined the famous Diggin In The Crates crew (D.I.T.C.) and in the same year he recorded the album "The Believers". 

For the album from Uptown Manhattan based MC, Milano collaborated with the producers like Buckwild, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Ahmed, Molecules, T-Ray or Emil but also produced some tracks himself. 

On the mic he got support by the legendary Big Pun and Kool G Rap but also by Showbiz. 

With NYC label Slice of Spice he finally releases the album on vinyl in both brown colored and traditional black vinyl edition. There will be a limited (100) collectors edition including a 12" and a demo track 7" with songs under is former aka Ambush. 

A: The Believers Intro
A: When You Hear
A: Bring It Home
A: Harlem
B: Drama ft. A Bless
B: Awful
B: Live Your Life
B: New York City
C: Everybody Hurts
C: Warriors Drum
C: Everyday Thing
C: Gees Up
D: Let Me Here You Say 'Lano
D: Deal With A Feeling
D: Rep For The Slums
D: New York City (Bonus Track)

Pre-Order / Listen: www.hhv.de

My special thanks goes to Milano, the whole DITC crew and Slice Of Spice Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring: CHDAR3DEVLP ft. Judge The Disciple & DJ Daredevil

Unfortunately DJ Daredevil passed away in 2017 after an admirable battle with cancer. Chopped Herring Records presents one of the projects he was working on together with Boston MC "Judge The Disciple".

The One Time LP features 10 tracks, entirely produced by Ben aka DJ Daredevil. He also did all the cuts and scratches except and got support of his brother DJ Matman on one track.

The "One Time LP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on silver & green mixed colored vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

A: One Time
A: Diamond In The Rough ft. Oblivious
A: Time is Now
A: Bop 2 It ft. Akrobatik
A: Holdin It Down

B: Field Of Dreams
B: Aww Yeah
B: Kool (Remix)
B: Letters With Love
B: Kool



My special thanks goes to Judge The Disciple, DJ Daredevil (RIP) and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Effiscienz: EFFI-028 ft. Dirt Platoon

Raf Almighty and Snook Da Crook aka the duo named Dirt Platoon release their first 7" titled "Think Back".

Produced by DJ Brans the limited edition 7" comes on camouflage green wax with picture sleeve. There will only be only 250 copies.

A: Think Back (Original)
B: Think Back (Nostalgia)

Produced by DJ Brans
Cuts by DJ Djaz

Order: www.effiscienz.com
Digital: www.effiscienz.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Dirt Platoon, Loscar, DJ Brans, Djaz and Effiscienz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 3. Juli 2018

Chopped Herring: CHAR5ONI5TS1 ft. Arsonists


Following Q-Unique’s unreleased 90’s project  "Nomaads" from 2017 and the D-Stroy & Tony Touch '94 Demos project from 2011 Chopped Herring Records proudly presents these previously unreleased 90’s joints from one-time Fondle Em artists and Bushwick residents "The Arsonists".

Fresh full colour artwork courtesy of cut-n-paste/collage artist Matt Littler.

The "Lost In The Fire" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 100 copies come on silver coloured vinyl - the next 100 copies are on yellow & clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 150 are on traditional black wax.

A: Do it
A: Wee Hours ft. J-Live
A: Ruff Times
A: Universal Skills

B: AEIOU
B: Xilef
B: Spark Em
B: Testing
Produced by D-Stroy, DJ Spin One, Freestyle, Q-Unique and K. Krash



Order: www.shop.choppedherringrecords.com

My special thanks goes to The Arsonists and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 1. Juli 2018

Ninety Now: NIN-001 ft. Artifacts

A Swedish producer team consisting of 4C, Art Form, Jay John, Nitro and Pete Spray, and it's label Ninety Now collaborate with the New York City duo "The Artifacts" (El Da Sensei, Tame One). 

The label debut release features two tracks in different versions pressed on 12" vinyl. For the track "Flawless" the producers gets scratch support from Public Enemy DJ Jonny Juice Rosado. 

The vinyl release is limited to 200 copies for sale. Watch out for the upcoming Ninety Now album "Gold School Vol. 1". 

A: Flawless (Original)
A: Flawless (Instrumental)
A: Flawless (Extended)
A: Flawless (Happy Bday Pete)

B: Flawless (Remix)
B: Flawless (Remix Instrumental)
B: Skwad Of The Boom (Original)
B: Skwad Of The Boom (Instrumental)



My special thanks goes to Pete Spray, The Artifacts and Ninety Now Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 30. Juni 2018

Old Chillin: OC-001 ft. Big Daddy Kane

From Big Daddy Kane's debut album "Long Live The Kane" on Cold Chillin and his 1987 single release on Prism Records the classic "Raw" gets a vinyl re-release on 7" vinyl.

Not sure if official, half- or un-official but the record features the previously unreleased instrumental version of this classic and so is a must for those collecting the good old Juice Crew material.

A: Raw (Rap Version)
B: Raw (Instrumental)

Order: check your trusted record shop like HHV, Juno or Deejay.



My special thanks goes to "C"Old Chillin and Big Daddy Kane. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Waxnerds: Waxnerds001.5 ft. Mark-One / 004.5 ft. Realmatics

By popular demand the Waxnerds drop another limited edition (250 copies) 7" featuring again "The Realmatics" with the remake of Nas - Made You Look from the Waxnerds004 release on the A side and the "DJ Mark-One" remix of I Know You Got Soul on the flip from Waxnerds001.

This way the record has a separate cat# per side.

A: Made You Look ft. Nas
B: I Know You Got Soul (In The Garden Of Eden)



My special thanks goes to Mark-One, The Realmatics and the whole Waxnerds society. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2018

Redefinition: RDF-128 ft. EDO.G

"Here's a project I've been wanting to release for some time that compiles these classic recordings from over the past 15 years together. Thanks to Redef Records. We made it happen... I'm not much of a talker so I'll let the music speak for itself." [EDO.G]

Redefinition Records and Boston legend EDO.G present "DJ Premier Vs. Pete Rock", a 4x7" compilation box set of EDO's collaborations with both iconic producers.

Designed by illustrator artist Joseph Buckingham (Joe Buck) , the 4 x 7” singles are packaged in an 8 panel gatefold jacket, rich in colors, detail and with a proper tribute to each of the three featured artists.

It is also is appealing to Edo. G fans as all tracks featured on this EP are long out of print and available for the first time ever on 45 with their exclusive instrumentals.

1. Sayin' Something
   A: Vocal
   B: Instrumental
2. Situations
   A: Vocal
   B: Instrumental
3. Fastlane
   A: Vocal
   B: Instrumental
4. Make Music
   A: Vocal
   B: Instrumental

Order (US): www.redefinitionrecords.com
Order (EU): www.hhv.de



My special thanks goes to EDO.G, Premo, Pete Rock and Redef Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 24. Juni 2018

Dope Folks: DF-0091 ft. Kaotic Style (Stylin)

It all started in 1990 with the release of "Don't Waste Your Time" that a Brooklyn duo named Kaotic Stylin released on Ray Ray Records. While this release didn't get too much attention the three following enjoyed a real hype in the indie and random rap scene.

On Beat Scott Records Scram and Big Grand released the three not easy to find 12" "Closer To Your Love", the single sided "Check It Out" and the EP "A Diamond In Da Ruff".

There were a few later releases under the name Kaotic Style, the most famous one on WRECK / Nervous Records.

Dope Folks Records presents the release of the original promotion cassette version of "A Diamond In Da Ruff" for the first time available on vinyl. The Beat Scott release only featured the A side of the tape, the B side finally celebrates its vinyl debut.

A: Represent
A: Tales From The Sex Side
A: Put Your Ear In Da Flava
A: Let A Ni**a Flow
A: 6 MC's

B: Stick Up
B: Hip Hop Jazz
B: Hit The Deck
B: You Know The Name




My special thanks goes to Kaotic Stylin, Beat Scott and Dope Folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018

Back2DaSource: 128-B2B-B2DS ft. B-Flatt

B-Flatt releases his album "Back To Basics" finally on wax joining forces with Back2DaSource Records.

The 16 tracks strong 2LP album, originally recorded in 1996, comes with printed inner sleeves and is limited to 300 copies.

On top of that it has an unreleased track to it that only appeared on a very rare promo CD from back then. This is jazzy and soulful production by Noiseman.

A: MC's MC's MC's
A: Back To Basics
A: Now The Purpose
A: Much Respect
B: Like This Like That
B: What Can U Dooo?
B: Best Of Success
B: Type Of Place To Raise Kids

C: Niggas Know I Drop
C: Mind State
C: To The Beat Y'All
C: Crushed By Your Dreams
D: One Fo The Money
D: Gonna Miss Me
D: Words Untold
D: All The Time Sunshine (unreleased)



Order: www.back2dasourcerecords.bigcartel.com
Also check order page for joining a contest around the record, cassette & t-shirt release.

My special thanks goes to B-Flatt and Back2DaSource Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Back2DaSource: 122- / 129-000B2DS ft. Sham & The Professor / Speedknotz

Another two new releases from the era of Brussels in cooperation with the US artists "Sham & The Professor" and "Speedknotz".

"Sham & The Professor" presents "The Warrior EP" on 10" vinyl consisting of 3 unreleased tracks from the 90's and it remembers to his "Split Personalities LP" released in 1994. RIP to Brotha Scratch.

A: Warriors Anthem
B: Drop Zone
B: Warriors Party



The other release comes from New York with The Speedknotz aka War Bixby and Edygoldoe.  The "Remember EP" is a classic release from 1998 and is a today hard to find indie sure shot. The 12" EP repress also features the instrumentals versions and so makes it to 9 tracks in total including a bonus unreleased gem from 1999.

A: Jealousy & Envy
A: Jealousy & Envy (Instrumental)
A: Knotz Landing
A: Knotz Landing (Instrumental)

B: The Zone
B: The Zone(Instrumental)
B: Remember Me
B: Remember Me (Instrumental)
B: No Retreat (Unreleased)




The records are available in limited edition and available in a bundle deal. My special thanks goes to Back2DaSource, Speedknot and Sham & The Professor. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Village Live: TVI-019 ft. Micall Parknsun & Mr. Thing

Following the success of their 2017 release "The Raw" the two UK Hip-Hop veterans Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing join forces again with their full-length album "Finish What We Started". The album is entirely produced by Mr Thing.

"Finish What We Started" is a 13 track LP  released on Village Live Records. It's up for order in two different versions, with and without OBI stripe but some might be interested in the CD or cassette version as well.

Order: www.villageliverecords.com

A: Started
A: Still At It
A: Certain For The Win
A: The Raw
A: 16 From The Gawd ft. Joker Starr
A: Don't You Care?
A: Klingon Face ft. Joker Starr

B: 8 Bricks ft. Melanin 9
B: You're The One
B: The Konny Kon Joint ft. Konny Kon
B: I'm So Glad ft. Essa
B: Still Struggling
B: The Epic



My special thanks goes to Micall and Thing for the great album and the personally autographed copy. Big thanks to Village Live Records as well. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 16. Juni 2018

Hip Hop Be Bop: HHBB-7-003 ft. Silver Fox

Silver Fox is an early hip hop artist from New York and one third of the Fantasy Three crew with Charlie Rock and Larry D. As an early rap pioneer from Harlem, NYC he honed his skills growing up in The Grant Projects.

Silver Fox, an unsung hero of Hip Hop history, dropping another 7" release on UK label Hip Hop Be Bop after the debut "The Buck's Still Here" which is also still available via the label. 

A: Back
B: Back Remix

Produced by Clandest

Order: www.hiphopbeboprecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Silver Fox and Hip Hop Be Bop Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Redefinition: RDF-132 ft. Klaus Layer

Berlin's boom bap producer Klaus Layer returns with release number 6 on Redef but his first solo project to feature all vocals over his acclaimed productions.

"Lost Track" assembles an international line-up of MCs features the Artifacts, Hex One or Blu to just name a few and some scratches from Educut & Mr Nylson

The limited orange color vinyl version is exclusive to Redef and HHV just in case this is of interest for your purchase.

A: Juice ft. Blu, Hex One
A: I Get Money ft. Blu, Simple One
A: Flytime ft. Blu
A: Salamander ft. Kunal
B: Rapresent ft. Simple One
B: How You Bringing It ft.Self
B: Force ft. Blu, The Artifacts
B: Sunshine ft. Simple One
B: Sunburn ft. Self

Order: www.hhv.de



My special thanks goes to Klaus Layer, Redef and all MCs and turntablists featured on the album. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ninjustice / Marvel: NJLP-02 ft. Blaq Poet

„The Most Dangerous” is the new studio album of Queensbridge lyricist Blaq Poet. The brilliant MC is long in the game, started with PHD, continued with Screwball and fired his lyrics over the best beats from Marley Marl, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Alchemist or 12Finger Dan.

This time Poet gets beat support by French production duo Ninjustice aka Kyo Itachi & Venom.

The album is limited to 300 copies on orange colored vinyl, about 50 came in a limited signed edition with poster.

A: The Most Dangerous
A: Lessons Of Madness ft. Ruste Juxx
A: P.I.C. ft. Comet
A: Think Fast
A: Heavy Metal ft. Screwball
A: Manhunt Underway 

B: The Love Runs Out
B: Head Chopping ft. Bankai Fam
B: Forever Hood
B: Eternal Flames ft. Tragedy Khadafi
B: Live Warrior ft. El Ay
B: Ruff Livin ft. Dro Pesci
B: U Did It To U Self

Order: www.shinigamierecords.bandcamp.com
or at your trusted retailer (eg vinyl-digital).


My special thanks goes to Blaq Poet, Kyo, Venom and all labels involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

HHV: BB45-1 ft. Bush Babees

Berlin based record shop and label HHV has started a new 7" vinyl series titled "Boom Bap 45".

The first installment is the release of a mid-ninetees track from "Da Bush Babees" named Brooklyn Movements, produced by Salaam Remi.

A: Brooklyn Movements
B: Brooklyn Movements (Instr.)

Order / Listen: www.hhv.de



My special thanks goes to HHV and Da Bush Babees. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Shout out to Christian for the heads-up on FB.

Roots Forward: RF12-02 ft. Awesome Foursome

The Awesome Foursome was a quartet of hip-hop veterans that consisted of Milk D and DJ Gizmo from the Audio Two plus Sugar K and Mike Master of the Kings Of Swing.

Together they released various 12" and EPs between 1982 and 1993 which may fall under the sub-genre electro and random rap.

The Canadian label Roots Forward dug out two classics and two previously unreleased gems from the archives in order to drop this supreme vinyl  release.

A: Subway (prev. unreleased '83)
A: Funky Soul Makossa (Rap)
B: Big Turnout (prev. unreleased '83)
B: Funky Breakdown

Order: www.rootsforward.com



My special thanks goes to Awesome Foursome and Roots Forward Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Thanks for all Jason !!!

Samstag, 26. Mai 2018

KingUnderground: KU-032 ft. Lewis Parker

Pretty late on this dope Lewis Parker 12" release with 3 tracks in different versions.

"When It Rains It Pours" is limited to 150 copies on ice blue colored vinyl and additional black vinyl copies.

A: When It Rains It Pours ft. Verbz
A: When It Rains It Pours (Instrumental)
A: When It Rains It Pours (Beat Underscore)
A: When It Rains It Pours (Drums Only)
A: When It Rains It Pours (Acapella)
B: Real Life Real Drama
B: Real Life Real Drama (Instrumental)
B: Time To Excel (Remix)
B: Time To Excel (Remix Instrumental)



Order: www.lewisparker.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Lewis Parker and KingUnderground. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.