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" 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. 

Samstag, 19. Mai 2018

Slice Of Spice: SSR-080 ft. AG

A.G. from the Bronx super-crew D.I.T.C. coming up with his new full-length album "The Taste Of AMBrosion".

On this project he gets support from his D.I.T.C. companions Diamond D, A Bless and Lord Finesse as well from producers like Alchemist, Amed Harris, Ray West, The Last Genius, Chuck Platinum, Bossmen, Khardier Da God, and Nice Rec.

The album is supposed to be released end of June  but so far there is no order link or purchase detail available. The early birds grabbed 1/10 signed test press copies from Slice Of Spice Records.

A: Night Of Fire ft. President Ella
A: Everything Is Backwards
A: Magical World
A: What You Talking Bout ft. Diamond D
A: Losing My Mind ft. Frank Vocals
A: Fort Apache ft. Priest Da Beast, Draf

B: Marcus Garvey (Interlude)
B: The Bronx ft. Diamond D, A Bless
B: Have It Your Way ft. Cassandra The Goddess, Whispers
B: B.L.O.W.
B: Dead Presidents ft. Draf
B: Childs Play ft. A Bless, Bugz

Order: link coming soon



My special thanks goes to AG, the whole DITC, all producers and guest MCs involved and Slice Of Spice. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Tuff Kong: TKR-020 ft. Crimeapple & Cuns

The New Jersey rapper Crimeapple has been knocking out project after project, his "Metralleta" debut and volume 1 and 2 of "Perfect" have become true underground cults together with his latest, mind-blowing "Aguardiente" collaboration with producer Big Ghost LTD.

On the other side of the world Roman producer Cuns has been building his name from the ground up with the recent presented 7" on Tuff Kong.

The collaboration of both results in the "Salud Y Plata" 7" EP. It is a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies. The first 200 are pressed on electric blue vinyl with yellow, orange and purple splatter and come with limited edition silk pocket square, the remaining 300 on black wax. The sweet picture sleeve artwork was designed by Scarful.

A: Velvet Turtleneck
A: Couldn't Understand ft. Daniel Son
B: Tanto Lusso
B: Colpa Di Dio

Order: www.tuffkongrecords.com
Digital: www.tuffkongrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Crimeapple, Cuns and Tuff Kong. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 18. Mai 2018

Tuff Kong: TKR-019 ft. AZ, Raekwon & Prodigy

"The sound was shifting. A lot of brothers in the street were telling me "You got to save us." And I'm like, "Save y'all from what?" So I took that title to save the people, then Buckwild played a joint in the studio called "Save Them," and I was like, "This is it." [AZ, Billboard, 2017]

Brooklyn rapper AZ (the only featured MC on Nas's classic LP "Illmatic") and Bronx producer Buckwild (D.I.T.C.) collaborate to "Save Them" and invited Wu-Tang MCee Raekwon and Mobb Deep legend Prodigy (R.I.P.).

"Save Them" was released in April 2017 and brought a breath of fresh air with its classic vibe, together with a video being released just days before Prodigy's untimely passing in June 2017.

The 7" is a limited edition of 1.000 hand-numbered copies. The first 200 are pressed on bronze marbled vinyl coming with a limited edition patch and die-cut sticker, the next 300 come on clear red vinyl and the remaining 500 are on black wax.

A: Save Them ft. Raekwon, Prodigy
B: Save Them (Instrumental)

Produced by Buckwild

Order: www.tuffkongrecords.com



My special thanks goes to AZ, Rae, Prodigy (RIP), Buckwild and Tuff Kong Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018

Waxnerds: Waxnerds006 ft. Pooky & Good Life

Since the group of producers, DJs vinyl and 45 enthusiasts named Waxnerds have started releasing dope edits on 7" vinyl they constantly increased their spectrum but also fan base and followers.

The sixth release features again Pooky, this time in collaboration with Good Life on one side, and Good Life alone on the flip. Enjoy the voice of Faith Evans or some old school fast rap, this record has it all.


A: Faith Like This
B: Just Buggin' Out

Order: www.waxnerds.bandcamp.com (now)



My special thanks goes to Pooky, Good Life and the whole Waxnerds click. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Self-Released: Mroja-010 ft. Menteroja

Mini EP with rhymes and production by Swedish MC and producer Menteroja. The tracks were recorded between 2017 and 2018 being two vocal tracks and two short beat mixes.

After a nice series of LPs and EPs this is probably the last and final rap release in English. 

The 7" EP is limited to 250 copies and comes in full color "poster" format sleeve designed by Elias Cristobal.



A: International
A: Mate Amargo
B: Servant & Wisdom
B: Furubyjazz



My special thanks goes to Menteroja. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dope Folks: DF-0090 ft. 2.2.4 (2 Bad 2 Be 4 Real)

Before forming "The Beatnuts" Psycho Les was one half of a collaboration project named "2 Bad 2 Be 4 Real", short 224. The other half was Rob Swift, producer, DJ and turntablist from the later combo "The Xecutioners".

Together they released a 12" in 1988 with the two tracks "Ill Tempo" and "I Don't Play". It was also the only release on the formed label "Madd Records" but it's rarely seen on market places.

Dope Folks Records and Psycho Les present: 224 (2 Bad 2 Be 4 Real) including the available and lost gems from 1988 coming straight from the DATs that were found in Les's archive.

There will be 50/350 copies on colored vinyl.

A: Ill Tempo
A: I Don't Play
A: FlowFlow
A: If It Ain't Funky
B: Watchin' My Style
B: Neighborhood Sucka
B: C'mon
B: Making My Music

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Psycho Les, Rob Swift and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 12. Mai 2018

Alim Music: ft. Various Artists

For April, 21st - Record Store Day - BBE announced the launch of their new strictly vinyl imprint Alim Music and celebrated it with a party in London presenting a DJ Set of Mr. Thing, Al Kent and The Herbalist.

Alim Music releases will by pressed on strictly limited, highly collectible, hand stamped 7” vinyl - exclusively available only from The BBE Store and www.bbemusic.com and the first 3 records leaked, so far for some reason just ALIM002 and ALIM003 available to buy.

ALIM001: Jay Dee
A: Rico Suave Bossa Nova (Mr. Thing Edit)
B: TBC

ALIM002: The Herbaliser
A: Take Down
B: Some Things ft. Rodney P., Tiece

ALIM003: Will I Am / Pete Rock
A: Lay Me Down
B: Pete's Jazz

Order: www.bbemusic.com




My special thanks goes to BBE and Alim Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 4. Mai 2018

Chopped Herring: CH5TRANGERLP01 ft. Stranger Danger


From the producer of the amazing "Tha Roach Killaz" LP from last years long list of Chopped Herring releases comes Stranger Danger's debut solo album.

"Einsteins Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People" features guest vocals by talented MC A.F.R.O. !!! The LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear green colored vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 


Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

A: No Realizm
A: Where Ya Styles At ft. MegaBusive & DJ Rawz
A: Mock Neck Nerdle Neck Sweater
A: Why You All Followerz ft. TG
A: King of the Hill ft. TG
A: The Price Iz Wrong Bitch
A: The Cardz That I Was Dealt ft. Admit 1

B: Toy Story
B: Cliff Hangerz ft. Louie Syntax
B: Say The Word ft. A.F.R.O.
B: Last of the Flowhicans ft. Admit 1
B: Pop Ya Pimple
B: Ramadon Barzini ft. Mondo The DJ
B: Einsteins Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People

Produced by Stranger Danger
Scratches by Rawz


My special thanks goes to Stranger Danger, Chopped Herring Records and all featured artists. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 1. Mai 2018

Beat Squeeze: DIESS-046 ft. Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer

The most iconic Parisian duo Mister Modo & Ugly Mac Beer return with a new double 7" EP applying oneself to the early 90’s TV horror shows  like "Tales From The Crypt", "Creepshow" or "The Hitchhiker".

With this aim in mind, nothing better to hook up with the legendary sound illustration label "Sonoton"  them to pick among their unlimited sample database, from what they made the most of it : the dream of every single beat maker.

This is straight up Boom Bap with lyrical features from Guilty Simpson, F.Stokes or Thirdsight rappin' crazy stories.

"Night Time Stories" is limited to 500 copies on black, white marbled vinyl. The 2x7" are housed in a gatefold sleeve. The records come with a color pencil pack to custom the sleeve.

A: Night Time Stories
A: Ghost to The Ghetto ft. F.Stokes
B: The Preacher ft. F.Stokes
B: The Black Hood ft. Guilty Simpson

C: Is There A Hell
C: Emerald Tablet ft. Gabe Nandez
D: Emotion ft. Roughneck Jihad & D-Styles (Thirdsight)
D: Horror Skipless Bonus #1
D: Horror Skipless Bonus #2

Order: www.bigwax.fr
Listen: here

My special thanks goes to Mister Modo, Ugly Mac Beer, Beat Squeeze, Bigwax and all MCs involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.  

Chopped Herring: CHHAHYEEM7 ft. Hahyeem

Following his last year debut EP "Silence" Bronx talent Hahyeem returns with four more tracks on the 7" EP "Pain".

Hahyeem gets support with beats produced by Chuck Strangers, El Dutch and MPadrums.

The 7" is limited to 350 copies on traditional black wax.

A: Make You Proud
A: Ready For War 
B: Sista Souljah 
B: Soldier's Poetry 




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

Mittwoch, 25. April 2018

Big Village: ft. P.Smurf

For a man that knows almost everyone, P.Smurf is one of Sydneys best kept secrets. For over 10 years the MC from Sydney is part of the game. After several 7" released the time has finally come for his long awaited debut solo album titled "Playin' The Blues".

The debut LP is pressed on limited edition (too) blue color vinyl and is housed in a full color picture sleeve in "Smurf" comic design. Further formats like tape, CD and a comic book are available as well.

With production handled by Melbourne beat maker Must Volkoff and Triple J "Playin’ The Blues" blends influences of jazz, reggae, blues, latin and funk, reminiscent of 90’s East Coast Boom Bap.

A: Down To Earth ft. DJ Cost, DJ Eveready
A: Show Stoppers ft. DJ Cost
A: Lock Outlaws ft. DJ Cost
A: SOS ft. Billie Rose
A: Got The Ill
A: Playin' The Blues
A: Abalone
A: The Next Chapter

B: The Silences`
B: All Good ft. Billie Rose
B: Sound Girl ft. Billie Rose, Soma
B: Unify ft. Elf Tranzporter, Joe Snow, Ragga Army
B: End Of The Line ft. Billie Rose, Jannah Beth, Soma
B: Imported Diamonds ft. Down Pat, Adam Koots, P Link
B: Let It Go
B: For My People ft. Maths, Nooky, Rapaport

Order: www.bigvillage.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to P.Smurf and Big Village Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only

Montag, 23. April 2018

Columbia: 88985474731A ft. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)

Once a year is record store day or every day is record store day, some celebrate it others hate it. However at least some doubts remain if its truly a benefit to industry and collectors if pressing plants are blocked for weeks and months by orders from major labels while smaller independent labels have to promise their customers that there are unfortunate delays on the delivery.

Furthermore every year plenty of reissues pop-up where originals sit on the shelve and could easily find a new home, some gimmicky extras taken to justify another pressing.

I didn't find a way to a record store last Saturday but from the list of RSD2018 hip-hop vinyl there were 2, 3, 4 release that deserve to be named.

At first there is the re-release of Compton's Most Wanted's debut LP "Music To Driveby". For the original from 1992 price moved up to $100 and with 1000 copies re-pressed its a good opportunity to add a great album to the collection for a decent price.

Then there is the live recording of the Nas classic album "Illmatic" which seems to have a good sound quality and gives the whole album a different touch from live instruments.

Last but not least Columbia released Prodigy's "Keep It Thoro" 12inch as picture disc edition. Actually a limited pressing of 3000 copies doesn't deserve the term "limited" but for fans paying homage to a brilliant MC who passed away far too young it might be a nice piece of wax that doesn't really offer something new apart from the design of the vinyl. Maybe a purchase driven by emotions, rather than a rational cost-benefit analysis.

A: Clean Version
A: Main Version
A: Instrumental
A: Main Acapella
A: Clean Acapella
B: Clean Remix ft. Havoc
B: Main Remix ft. Havoc
B: Remix Instrumental

Produced & remixed by Alchemist



R.I.P. Prodigy !!! All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

45Live: 45L7006 ft. Andy Cooper & DJ Format

Sure shot release on 45 Live Music featuring MC Andy Cooper and DJ/ producer DJ Format.

Taken from Andy's most recent LP "Get On That" has been completely re-worked into a brand new track with Format on beat.

This 45 comes complete with an instrumental on the flip, ready to get busy in the mix if you're grabbing doubles.

A: Get On That (Re-Layered)
B: Get On That (Instrumental)

Order: www.45liverecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to 45 Live, Andy Cooper and DJ Format. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 21. April 2018

Black Pegasus: BP-703 ft. Common

When archived joints cut surface and true hip-hop  hits the speakers, listen up! About 25 years ago no one else than Common Sense recorded his debut album in Chicago's south-east. The two producers Twilight Tone and No I.D. programmed the beats for an upcoming legend on the mic.

"Can I Borrow A Dollar" was full of jazz sounds combined with a unique voice that spit sustainable lyrics. Like most albums some songs make the final cut while others disappear, never to be heard.

Black Pegasus, in person Marc Davis got his ands on the original unreleased track "Charms Alarm" and the "U.A.C. Free Style".

This limited edition yellow colored 7inch is now up for order and will be part of the newly formed Seven Sense Series: a series of unreleased demos from Common and his original music family.

Order: www.blackpegasusmusic.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Common, No I.D., Marc Davis and Black Pegasus Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 19. April 2018

AE: AE029 ft. Truck & Phill Most Chill

Original AE founder and MC Truck dropping a new 7" release and invited Phill Most Chill to share and rock the mic.

For the beats they engaged Sir Beans OBE and Mr Fantastic programming the heat. The two new joints are from Truck's forthcoming album "Food For Thought". The other track co


A: 3, 665 ft. Phill Most Chill (Radio Edit)
B: Right Or Wrong (Raw Skeleton Version)

Order: www.ae-productions.co.uk
Listen: coming soon

My special thanks goes to Truck, PMC, Beans and Fanta. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

AE: AE-028 ft. Oxygen & Paul Nice

Mid of the 90's there were those sure shot releases where you didn't need to listen first before buying. You went to a record store on release date, threw the money on the cash point and ran hope like haunted by the devil.

This doesn't happen too often to me nowadays but if I read about Oxygen and Paul Nice there is the old experience again, just with one difference, I hope the postmen runs like haunted by the devil to get me this 7" home.

Two tracks coming from the Soundsci MCee Oxygen The Architekt and producer legend Paul Nice, beautiful housed in a designed picture sleeve with hype sticker.

A: Body Language
B: Feel Good Music

Produced by Paul Nice
Illustration by Dan Lish
Design & Layout by Mr Krum

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

My special thanks goes to Oxygen, Paul Nice, Mr. Fantastic and AE Productions. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.