Dienstag, 29. Juni 2010

Freestyle: FP-7782 / FP-7783: Showbiz Presents: Big L / Silky Black

Freestyle Records with another D.I.T.C. affiliated EP. After the 2LP of lost Showbiz & A.G. tracks here you'll get a double pack ft. the lyrical legend Big L (R.I.P.) and Silky Black.

This is what Ed Catto annouces to the people:

Big L - Gorilla In A Phonebooth, Original Demo Recordings, 1991-1992:

These recordings are from the original sessions of late 1991 and early 1992 which produced an album’s worth of material and a deal with Sony/Columbia. These sessions materialized after L, then working with his DJ, D-Wiz, approached a car containing Showbiz and Lord Finesse on the streets of Harlem in early 1991. Big L so impressed Showbiz with his flow that Show arranged to have him come to Jazzy Jay’s legendary studio in the Bronx and record with him. According to Show, these two recordings were made just after his introduction to Big L in Harlem in 1991 -- the very first time L was ever in a studio.

A1: No Endz, No Skinz (OG Mix), 1991
A2: No Endz, No Skinz (OG Instrumental)

Completely different track from Showbiz with heavy bassline, fat horn section and chimes later used by DJ Premier for the remix of Crooklyn. Dirty version with lots of X-rated language omitted from the clean version later released. First and second verses are similar but rawer with a flawless flow from L that makes the released version sound jumpy by comparison, while the third verse is longer than the truncated verse L recorded on the released version. Note that he shouts out “D” (DJ D-Wiz) at the end of the this verse rather than Showbiz as on the released version.

B2: Let 'Em Have It "L" (OG Version), 1991
B2: Let 'Em Have It "L" (OG Instrumental)

(Completely different track again. Smoother than the version later released, which was not produced by Showbiz. Different approach to chorus. Many different lyrics, some of which L later used in freestyles [e.g. his debut on Stretch & Bobbito in 1992])

Silky Black - Forest Houses Pedigree, D.I.T.C. Unheard, 1992-1993:

Recorded at Jazzy Jay Studios, Bronx, NY Silky Black is one of the best-kept secrets of the D.I.T.C. crew. A cousin of Show’s that grew up in Forest Houses, Silky continued to record throughout the 90’s. These are the first recordings made of Silky Black in 1992 and 1993 at Jazzy Jay’s studio in the Bronx, before he recorded the previously-released Step Up & Get Some (1994, produced by Show) and My Style (1994, produced by Show).From these demo recordings we can see that Silky had great mic presence – confident with a strong voice, solid delivery and, when he chose, the ability to rap candidly about subjects in a heartfelt manner. Also, we learn that both Show and Finesse rightly thought enough of Silky to give him some absolutely scorching beats. It is exciting for us at Freestyle Records to be able to release these gems from an MC who deserves to finally be heard at his best.

C1: Turn It Up

C2: Blow Up
C3: 163rd
D1: Turn It Up (Instrumental)
D2: Blow Up (Instrumental)
D3: 163rd (Instrumental)

This project is pressed as a 2x12”, includes all five instrumentals and is limited to a one-time pressing of 400 hand-numbered copies."

Please click the Sound Samples and check out Freestyle Professors for order details.

My special thanks goes out to Ed Catto and Freestyle Records. All copyrights by the label.

Freestyle: FP-7791 ft. Freestyle Professors

Another funky fresh release is a brand new 7" on Freestlye Records. Their second 7" contains one track from the Gryme Tyme 2LP and a B-side track introducing Stanley Grimes who will drop his debut EP on Freestyle Records in 2011.

This release will be only available by pre-ordering a bundle pack together with FP-7790 and/or FP-7792. Record is limited to 200 copies.

A: Ghetto Gospel
B: Stanley Grimes

Please click Sound Samples to check this out and please also visit Freestyle Professors for pre-order details.

My special thanks goes out to Ed Catto, Spark and Stan. All copyrights by the label.

Freestyle: FP-7790 ft. Branesparker & Nut-Rageous

Brand new and freshy fresh Freestyle Records announced their next 3 releases. First I like to introduce you to a collabo EP ft. Branesparker of Freestyle Professors and Nutso aka Nut-Rageous.

Da Gritty & Da Grimey EP is a Brooklyn / Queens connection and features 6 brand new tracks and two instrumentals. The record comes in a sticker cover and is limited to 750 copies.

A1: Here We Come
A2: Haze
A3: It's A Shame
A4: Bloodshed ft. Gritt
B1: Story Music
B2: Going In ft. Stanley Grimes
B3: Haze Instrumental
B4: It's A Shame Instrumental

Click the Sound Samples to listen to this blazin EP and check out Freestyle Professors for order details.

My special thanks goes out to Ed Catto Spark and Nutso. All copyrights by the label.

Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2010

Diggers With Gratitude: DWG-7003 ft. Sound Providers

Believe it or not, my friends from Diggers With Gratitude will come with their next 7" release. Before DWG and others like Stitch By Stitch Blogspot will officially announce the next DWG heater here you get a starter's gun to unravel the enigma around it.

A1: Say What
A2: Nuff Said
B1: Who Am I ft. Grap Luva

Keep your eyez and earz open, there are some interesting sources on the web. As soon as DWG advise the order details you'll find it here too.

My special thanks goes out to DWG. All copyrights by www.DiggersWithGratitude.com

Samstag, 19. Juni 2010

White Label: TCK-007 ft. Raekwon

As a true fan of 7inch records I like to introduce a strong limited Wu-Tang banger today... the slogan is just "PURPLE RAIN"

It was back in 1995 when the famouse Wu-Tang Clan released the solo debut "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" of Shallah Raekwon The Chef. The debut album was also released as purple coloured cassette tape. Fifteen years later Raekwon presents "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2" and ramains true to the colour purple. Both records of the double LP are purple colored. Additional to the album Raekwon released a 7inch record featuring two previously unreleasd tracks. The single is limited to 300 copies and prefers also the colour purple...

A1: Raekwon - Flawless Crowns
B1: Raekwon - Flawless Crowns Instrumental
B2: Raekwon - Range Rover

My special thanks goes out to Raekwon and the whole Wu-Tang Clan. All copyrights by the artist.

Dienstag, 15. Juni 2010

New Medina: NM-1502 ft. Lynn Ness

As you followed my recent blog posts you maybe got notice from the label "New Medina Music". Here they come with their next installment pressed in Jamaica (2008). Lynn Ness feat. Aloe Blacc, Sach and funky fresh cuts by Mista Sinista presents ... "The Cookers".

Limited to 150 copies "The Cookers" comes as a nice little 7'inch release. Both track produced by Lynn Ness.

A1: Hermano (Keep On)
B1: The Brakes

My special thanks goes out to New Medina Music, all rights reserved by the label.

Samstag, 12. Juni 2010

Comin' Tru: CTR-W01 ft. Tru Comers

Producer combo from Switzerland with their second Remix compilation. "The Trumendous EP" is limited to 100 copies only.

A1: Concrete Mob - Boiling Point (Tru Comers Remix)
A2: Lord Finesse - Soul Plan (Tru Comers Remix)
A3: Ill Biskits - God Bless Your Life (Tru Comers Remix)
A4: Chosen Few - Raw Beauty (Tru Comers Remix)
B1: Dutchmin - Surrounded (Tru Comers Remix)
B2: Us Plus One - Murder Me (Tru Comers Remix)
B3: Double L - Peeps In Da Ground (Tru Comers Remix)

My special thanks goes out to Tru Comers. All copyrights by Comin' Tru.

Bootleg: Amaman Remix ft. Large Professor

Maybe some of you wonder why I am posting a white label bootleg on my limited records blogspot. When I first contacted EMelVi I didn't know that he got bootlegged in Japan. EMelVi is an independent producer from Spain. His remixes are available for free so bootleggin' it without involving the original producer was not the best clue IMO.

It's time to give respect to the person that really deserves it. EMelVi!

A1: Amaman (EMelVi Remix)
A2: Amaman (Acappella)
B1: Amaman (Original)
B2: Amaman (Original Instrumental)

My only thank you goes to EMelVi himself for this dope independent remix. I don't favor bootleggin!! If the bootlegger reads my post: You should give some copies to EMelVi to show your repect for his work! mytee DJ thor

Donnerstag, 10. Juni 2010

Vinylism: Vinylism-003 ft. Rhyme Asylum

Rhyme Asylum and Vinylism proudly presents "Solitary Confinement: The Overdose EP" featuring Ill Bill Of Non Phixion and Crooked I.

A1: For The Hate
A2: Event Horizon
A3: Strange Deranged
A4: The Art Of Raw
B1: Returnmination
B2: Straight Jacket Immortals
B3: Open Mic Surgery
B4: Life Support

The EP is strictly limited and available at Vinylism and Rhyme Asylum. Check out the sound samples right here.

My special propz goes out to Marwan from Vinylism.

Mittwoch, 2. Juni 2010

New Medina: NM-1504 ft. Asphalt Legion

Asphalt Legion is a project of Coolie Bee (one half of Asphalt Poetry) founded in 1994. The compilations feature various artists from Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay, California.

A1: Asphalt Poetry - Fact Of The Matter
A2: Flow Pros - Put It To A Stop
A3: Bhang - Big Bhang Theory
B1: Marlon - Punked Like The Rest
B2: Ebony Mist - Stamina
B3: Asphalt Legion - South Bay Clout Pt. 2

Also check out Asphalt Legion - Volume One previously updated at "Stitch By Stitch" blogspot!

The EP is limited to 200 copies only, not to be repressed.... and has a funky fresh sticker on cover!!!

All copyrights by Asphalt Legion and New Medina Music.

New Medina: NM-1503 ft. Asphalt Legion

Asphalt Legion is a project of Coolie Bee (one half of Asphalt Poetry) founded in 1994. The compilations feature various artists from Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay, California.

In 1995 AP released their debut on tape with a limited quantity of 300 copies localy distributed. Beside that a promotion 12inch limited to 100 copies found the way to the fans.

Some words from the crew: "Taken from the original DAT’s, the sound, style and rawness of the sessions have not lost their spirit in the 15 years since. None of the tracks have been previously released on vinyl or CD with the exception of “South Bay Cloute”, which was featured on the original promotional 12” from 1994."

A1: Flow Pros - Brain Blast
A2: Ebony Mist - My Temper
A3: Marlon - Deliberate
B1: Asphalt Poetry - Concrete Rhymes
B2: Bhang - Buddha Funk
B3: Asphalt Legion - South Bay Clout Pt. 1

The EP is limited to 200 copies only, not to be repressed... has a funky fresh sticker on cover!

All copyrights by Asphalt Legion and New Medina Music.