Mittwoch, 31. August 2011

Diggers With Gratitude: DWG-011 / DWG-012 ft. Emskee

New and upcoming release on Diggers With Gratitude. DWG-011 and DWG-012 will feature Emskee, an artist that is still independent but real dope. Beside a couple of nice radio features Emskee released a full-length album in 2009, sadly a CD-only. For the vinyl nerds out there an additional 12inch release was available too, both on Groon Trax Records. People may wonder but CD and 12 were released in Japan!

DWG-011 will feature a number of dope unreleased but regualr tracks while DWG-012 will feature some dope radio promos. An additional information ... some tracks were produced by Nick Wiz, some by The Saint ... now you know, you need to digg this!

DWG will announce Emskee - The Complex Engineer EP real soon so better be prepered. Check the snippet to get an idea of what you'll need to buy:

  DWG011: Emskee 'No Image' (snippet) by Diggers With Gratitude

My special thanks goes out the the DWG crew and Emskee. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

Freitag, 26. August 2011

Worldwyde: WW-0003 ft. Ras Beats

New York based producer Ras Beats just announced the next release on his own label "Worldwysde Records". His last release "Balance EP" featured some dope independent MCees like Storm The Unpredictable, J-Biz or Jax of Binkis.

On the new release Ras features some real hip hop heavy-weights. None other than Masta Ace and Sadat X underline the sample-base and melodic beats by the dude you better check out ... not later ... just now! Record comes in a nice sticker cover and is limited to 300 numbered copies - not to be re-pressed.

A: Let It Be (Dirty) ft. Masta Ace
A: Let It Be (Clean Vocal) ft. Masta Ace
A: Let It Be (Instrumental)
A: Bonus Beat

B: Survive (Dirty) ft. Sadat X
B: Survive (Clean Vocal) ft. Sadat X
B: Survive (Instrumental)
B: Bonus Beat

For more information and orders please check out: and

My special thanks goes out to Ras Beats, Ace and Sadat. All copyrights reserve, posted for promotion only.

Dienstag, 16. August 2011

Slice Of Spice: SSR-006 ft. Grap Luva & Damu

This is simply unbelievable. With a speed I have rarely seen Slice Of Spice Records has the next release in the pipeline. Next is a 12inch release of Grap Luva ft. Damu The Fudgemunk called the "NEVA DONE EP".

REDEF already indicated that Grap Luva was working on an EP, and everything is now ready to go on this mix of old and new music. Side A will have two recent tracks that never received a vinyl release with instrumentals included. The flip sees Grap dust down his SP-1200 and select a grip of his beatstrumentals!

Damu The Fudgemunk is featured all over this quality release as he can be found on the cuts and boards laying down that signature sound.

Pre-Orders are live at The EP is available in different versions. First of all we have the "standard" 140 gr. black vinyl edition with a nice grey SP-1200 sticker on cover (400 copies available). Also available is a 180 gr. blue coloured wax edition (100 copies only) with a light blue sticker on cover.Very limited are the DJ Double Pack version (25 copies, black vinyl) and the Test Press bundle; both sold out really fast. For those who prefer a CD, Slice Of Spice goes digital!

A1: Work Is Never Done
A2: Neva Done (Vocal)
A3: Neva Done (TV Track)
A4: Work It Out (Vocal)
A5: Work It Out (Instrumental)

B1: Pieces Of A Drum
B2: Keywaves (Piano Waterfall)
B3: Rocking With Elegance
B4: Lion's Walk
B5: Make 'Em Clap (Classic Issue)
B6: Westside Highway

My special thanks goes out to Richard, Grap Luva, Damu and the labels involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

Donnerstag, 11. August 2011

Slice Of Spice: SSR-005(.5) ft. K-Def & LL Cool J

SSR-005: K-Def ft. LL Cool J - YEAR OF THE HIP HOP 10" (Preview)

Back in 1994 K-Def was working on some beats out of the B Room in Marly Marl’s House Of Hits when LL Cool J walked in on his session and said “let’s make some tracks together”. Uncle L had always wanted to rhyme on a track using the famous ESG breakbeat ‘UFO’, so he had Def lay it down with some scratches and then went to town with the mic. Both thought they had a sure fire hit on their hands but unfortunately it was never used. The DAT tape of the studio session was feared lost for several years before it eventually turned up stuck behind a radiator! Now, 17 years later, K-Def and Slice-of-Spice are proud to present ‘Year Of The Hip Hop’ in all its vinyl glory.

Slice-of-Spice has teamed up with K-Def and Ghetto Man Music to finally release the almost mythical LL Cool J joint 'Year Of The Hip Hop' on vinyl. After several failed attempts to get this unreleased gemm on vinyl, over different formats and with different track listings, Slice Of Spice makes things happen.

Get ready for blast off as they drop an incredible limited edition 10" of this fully restored, and beast of a track. It's been remastered by K-Def off the original DAT tape, and is ready for vinyl, with a vocal A-side and TV track Instrumental on the flip side.

Once again Joe Buck will be blessing y'all with another of his incredible works of art for the cover. As always there will be no expense spared on making the total package a true thing of beauty, so stay tuned for further details around the 10th / 11th of September. Limited to 500 copies, only 150 on orange coloured wax.

And here's something for the real collectors out there!
While checking out a new pressing plant and a different plating process (DMM) for our Signature Sevens series, SOS had a small batch of test pressings made-up of 'Year Of The Hip Hop'. Twenty copies were pressed in total. Never to be released in this format, All copies are hand stamped and numbered. 10 copies have been distributed to those involved in the project, and the other 10 are up for grabs.

My special thanks goes to Richard at Slice Of Spice. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

Dope Folks: DF-0010 / DF-0011 ft. Rock La Flow

Followers of Dope Folks Records got notice of their 4th release ft. Rock La Flow outta Milwaukee.

The name of the EP "The Flowgram Pt. 1" promised us forthcoming heavy hitters and now it's time to add it to your card!

DF-0010: ROCK LA FLOW "The Flowgram Pt. 2" EP (recorded in 1994 Milwaukee, WI) contains 7 previously unreleased tracks.

DF-0011: ROCK LA FLOW "The Ultimate" LP (recorded in 1992/1993 Milwaukee, WI) contains 9 previously unreleased tracks.

Both records are limited to 300 copies. Pre-orders are now available! Get them both together and safe shipping costs.

Watch out: dopefolksrecords for order details and upcoming release information.

My special thanks goes out to Dope Folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Snippets available on Dope Folks own youtube channel.

Montag, 8. August 2011

Chopped Herring: CHNE001 ft. Natural Elements

No matter if you like fishing or not those "Herrings" are always tasty! Last week Chopped Herring Records shipped their latest release out and with an enormous pace they start the timer of the next bomb "tic-tac-tic-tac".

The first part in a series of releases from the Natural Elements archives. Four of the following 6 joints appeared on the boys 1995 Def Jam Demo tape and ya know what, Russell's loss is Herring's gain! And the track 'Puttin in Work' featured on L-Swift's solo demo tape from 1993. Soooooo, peep tha realness:

Natural Elements - The Lost Demos Vol 1

A1: I Got Your Heart
A2: Triple Team
A3: Every Day

B1: Life Ain't Fair (Original)
B2: Mr Voodoo - Machine Gun Fire
B3: L-Swift - Puttin in Work (Demo Tape Version)

Mainly  produced by Charlemagne

My special thanks goes out to "B" of Chopped Herring and the Natural Elements fam. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 7. August 2011

Substance Abuse: SAR-1 ft. Substance Abuse

Nice release of Substance Abuse (Eso Tre & Subz). Check out the video of "Don't Get Us Wrong" below and especially check out a video of the release party at Blubber Colors, Los Angeles. Some limited covers were designed with individual Graffiti artworks, the one pictured is my personal copy.

A: Don't Get Us Wrong ft. Tash (Original)
A: Don't Get Us Wrong ft. Tash (Radio)
A: Don't Get Us Wrong (Instrumental)
A: Don't Get Us Wrong ft. Tash (Acappella)

B: West Los (Original)
B: West Los (Radio)
B: West Los (Instrumental)
B: West Los (Acappella)

My special thanks goes out to Mike at Threshold Recordings, Substance Abuse and the talented Graffiti artists. My propz to Blubber Colors too. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

Donnerstag, 4. August 2011

Blue Concept: Coming Soon

ALPS Cru ft. Sadat X, DJ Rob Swift
Limited To 300 Numbered Copies
Unreleased Tracks From The 90s plus Brand Nu Sh!t
Full Coloured Picture Cover
Release Date: Fall 2011

Stay tuned!