Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

Slice Of Spice: SSR-FLEX1 ft. Lord Finesse

Well, it is an open secret that Slice Of Spice Records is hardly working on forthcoming releases featuring D.I.T.C.s own Lord Finesse.

Beside a super special "Funky Technician Instrumentals" project there seems to be a lot of heat in the SOS kitchen.

On a side note, if you are a hugh Lord Finesse fan please also check out the latest CD release "The Grind And Hustle".

For New Yorks WFMU record fair Slice Of Spice in cooperation with Underboss pressed an exclusive give away Flexi-Disc featuring the previously unreleased "You Know What I'm About Remix". While most of the non US hardcore diggers figured out how to get their hands on the disc Slice Of Spice had a plan. All the supporters of the limited Signature Seven Series will receive a free copy with the last shipping. All I can say is "Thank You" to Richard for not lettin' us down.

My special thanks goes out to SOS and Lord Finesse. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use  only. only.

Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011

Redefinition: RDF-016 ft. K-Def

Some rumours around on forthcoming Redef releases. One of them might be a nice red coloured flexi-disc ft. K-Def.

K-Def - Da Super Heath (No Sleep Mix)

What else we'll probably see next week.

Keep ya informed as soon as news are available. Stay tuned!

Sonntag, 23. Oktober 2011

Jamille: JML-xxx ft. Various Artists

I got in contact with Jamille Records right over the Stitch By Stitch blogspot. Due to the fact that the label represents pure 80s and early 90s hip-hop and that the selection of music is real dope, Stitch By Stitch proudly presents a little story about the label and their releases. Founded around 2009 by Darrell Dixon. The label is specialized in rare and lost old school rap mostly from Milwaukees independent scene. Milwaukee is the home town of Darrell D, how was an active hip-hop artist within his crew "PRIME TIME" back in the 80s. So far Jamille Records re-released some rare an out-of-print hip-hop aside some never releases music. In 2011 the discography shows nearly 8 publishments which are all available in a more or less limited quantity.Accordingly we want to give every release a short attention:

JAMILLE-001 (2009)
Run-DMC - Black History bw Slow & Low“Black History” was only available on a promotion cassette tape published by Profile Records / Johnson Produces in 1985. The track “Slow & Low” is a demo track from the same time. This 12" record is available on clean wax in a limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies.

JML-002 (2009) (listen)
A-Tack - A-Tack On The Wax
"A-Tack On The Wax” originally released on Rainbow Records in 1986. This 7" record is available on blue wax in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies.

JML-003 (2010) (listen)
Midi - Kool Is Chillen bw Bru City
Both tracks originally released on Buy My Records in 1987. This 7" record is available on red wax in a limited edition of 300 copies.

JML-004 (2010)
Kid Crab & G.F.C. – Lamont Is The Baddest bw That’s What I’m Screamin
Both tracks originally released on Breakin All Records in 1989 by Get Flash Crew. This 7" record is available in a limited edition of 100 copies. 

JML-005 (2010) (listen)
Two-Tone – We Are Two-Tone bw Mike T Is Dope
Both tracks were recorded in 1988 but were previously unreleases. This record is available on green wax in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, while some are on blue wax for any reason.

JML-006 (2010)
MC Richie Rich & Scratch – Pull The Trigger bw Here’s A Little Story
Both tracks were released on test press vinyl and cassette only in 1991. This record is limited to 100 hand-numbered copies. Vocal feature by Rock La Flow.

JML-007 (2011) (listen)
Ill Chief Rockers – Jealous bw I Gotta Rock
Both tracks originally released on Breakin All Records in 1986 by Get Flash Crew. This 7" record is available on orange wax in a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies.

JML-008 (2011) (listen)
Two-Tone – Time To Rhyme bw Jazz It Up
Both tracks were recorded in 1986 but were previously unreleases. This
7" record is a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies. The first 75 copies were pressed on clean wax, while the rest were available on green wax with additional poster sleeve.

Most releases are already sold out. For possibly orders please contact: and ask for available quantities of what you want. Also please check out the store of Dope Folks Records for available quantities.


- Kid Crab breakinallrecords
- Ricky S (Two-Tone) aka Thief Da High Priest thiefdahighpriest
- Peechy (A-Tack) aka Speech arresteddevelopmentmusic

My special thanks goes out to Darrell D. and Robert W. at Jamille Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 17. Oktober 2011

Chopped Herring: CHH3NCH01 ft. Da Henchmen

I can not believe it has finally been realised and I can not thank Bob enuff! Chopped Herring Records proudly presents "Da Henchmen - The Ill Cyde Vaults".

Da Henchmen founded by B-Boy, producer and joint label owner of Ill Cyde Recs "The Tic" aka "Nes" and his partner James Morgan aka Real, Brooklynite and brother of Saturday Night Live stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan. Da Henchmen were made up of a bunch of different MC's hailing from all corners of NYC. They appeared around 1993 and 1994 as support act in NYC club venues for the likes of Doug E fresh, King Sun and Frankie Cutlass among others. They released an extended EP called 'Beware: Lyricly Dangerous' and a 12" 'Watcha Gonna Do' in 1994 both on Ill Cyde Records, which was set up solely to push the group. Contrary to mythology, there was no third single but there was a different crew from NYC called Da Henchmen! Another overlooked fact was that two of the members, Ray Boogie and True Da Grynch (aka The Evil Twins) featured on Frankie Cutlass' huge Hip Hop club hit 'Puerto Rico' where they shout out Da Henchmen in their rhymes.

Musically, we have picked 3 previously released (though incredibly hard to find) joints from the 2 records released on Ill Cyde and we have been lucky enough to have chosen 3 more unreleased bombs from the vaults of Tic. 'Brooklyn Bastards' is from the 1993 'Beware: Lyricly Dangerous' sessions. 'Basket Case', an homage to b-ball and it's comparison to the art of rhyming, was recorded around the time of the 2nd single in 1994 and 'I want it All' was recorded by Frado (the Beat Man) in 1995 right at the end of the group's short lifespan. [source]

A1 What U Gonna Do? ft. Mental Flex, Brick The Juggernaut, Garders, Big Jam & True Da Grynch
A2 Brooklyn Bastards ft. Naughty Shorty, A-Minner & Wild Juvenile
A3 Live Wire ft. A-Minner, Naughty Shorty & Wild Juvenile

B1 Come On ft. Big Jam
B2 Basket Case ft. True Da Grynch & Murda One
B3 I Want It All ft. Brick The Juggernaut & Garders

Produced by Ticnology and Frado.
Recorded between 1993 and 1995 at Projam Studios & Data Base Studios

The first 75 records will be pressed on orange vinyl, the next 75 records on purple vinyl, another 150 copies on standard black wax. So here we are with another limited release of 300 copies, not to be repressed.

My very extra special thanks goes out to Bob at Chopped Herring Records and Da Henchmen for finally make all the heat available "again". All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Six2Six: SIX-08 ft. Steve Colossal

New Ltd Edition 7" from Steve Colossal will be available around the 25th of October.

Beats produced by our Australian friend Debonair P (of Low Budget) who recently announced his Remix EP project.

A: The City That Bleeds (OG Version
A: I Rise (OG Version)

B: The City That Bleeds (Remix)
B: I Rise (Remix)

Vocals: Steve Colossal
Beats: Debonair P
Label: Six 2 Six Records and Gentlemean's Relief Records

The record will be limited to 250 copies expected on red coloured wax.Also make sure to check out the forthcoming LP of Constant Deviants named "Amongst Friends"

My special thanks goes out to Setrule and Debonair P. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2011

Strawman's Music: BW-002 ft. Brainwash 2000

You'll remember our announcement in June 2011 about the new and forthcoming "Brainwash 2000" EP. While Volume 1 got delivered last September we can confirm that Volume 2 is ready to purchase and will be shipped as soon as you place your order.

Especially the fact that TrooKula spoke about unearthed demos featuring Notorious B.I.G., Onyx, Naughty By Nature and Ol' Dirty Bastard effects that the hip-hop world is on alert. I personally can't wait to spin my read colored wax - it's time for: "Brainwash 2000 - Lost Album Series Vol. #2" - "SMASHIM"

Artist: Brainwash 2000 (2K)
Title: The Lost Album Series Volume 2 - Smashim
Label: Strawman's Music
Cat.-No.: BW-002
Limited to 500 copies (200 red, 300 black)
Production: Troo Kula

A: The Mighty Brainwash
A: Ain't Ready Yet
A: Creative Control
A: Smashim
A: Not A God (skit)
A: What You Think
A: Down Like Dat
B: Where Ya Heads
B: Snakes
B: Hiddy Hoo
B: Jewels
B: Babylon
B: NWO (skit)
B: Joints Left

Proudly let me tell you that Trookula is now a member of the Stitch By Stitch group, the feedback has been dope so far. Please follow us and leave your feedback too. The record is available at

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

King Of The Beats: KOTB0005 ft. Mark B

Pick up your very own copy of the new "Mark B & Dialect - Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold". 

It is a tribute to the Boogie-Down Bronx's eminent pioneers "The Cold Crush Brothers"! The 45" record is now available at 

and is again limited to a number of 300 copies. Also available are digital copies on

A: Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold (Vocal)
B: Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold (Instrumental)

Produced by Mark B (UK)
Vocals by Dialect (AUS)

My special thanks goes out to Pritt Kalsi from KOTB and Kell BC for sharing some infos about the release. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 8. Oktober 2011

Dope Folks: DF0012 ft. The Bizzie Boyz

Next releases on Dope Folks Records now live for pre-orders. Another banger from the Milwaukee label. On the debut release Dope Folks Records featured Mixmaster D but now it's time for a crew release, it's time for North Carolina super-crew "The Bizzie Boyz".

The EP will feature 6 tracks, two of them were released on Fresh Jamm Records back in 1987.


As always the record will be available in a limited number of 300 copies for 20 $ a pop.

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

Montag, 3. Oktober 2011

Groogy Pack: GPE-002 ft. Doppelgangaz

Most of us know the situation. You are looking for some new store entries and what you find is a dope album but, it's a CD only release. If this happens I always ask myself, if this will get a vinyl treatment, do I need to invest in a CD release while I am a vinyl nerd or can I disclaim? I hate it and my last situation like that happend when Fat Beats released Bumpy Knuckles - Crazy Like A Foxxx (2CD).

The Doppelgangaz is a duo from NYC founded by Matter of Fact (MC) and EP (MC/Producer). In January 2011 Groogy Pack Entertainment released the album "Lone Sharks" on CD. With a special encouragement of the album is now available on 2LP with full picture cover. But it's no time to relax because the vinyl edition is limited to a number of 500 copies and it's moving fast. The album contains all 15 CD album tracks plus one Interlude.

A1: Happy Face
A2: Nexium
A3: Get Em
A4: Doppel Gospel
B1: Dumpster Diving
B2: The Gods
B3: Pack Kevorkian
B4: Wench Rench
C1: Rap $ Unemployment
C2: Like What Like Me
C3: Lush
D1: NY Bushmen
D2: At Night
D3: Interlude
D4: Dead Already
D5: Suppository


Former releases:
- The Ghastly Duo EP (2008)
- 2012: The New Beginning (2009) 

My special thanks goes out to The Doppelgangaz, Groogy Pack and HHV. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

GoodFelons: GF-002 ft. Labtekwon

Here we go, here we go! What a flood of unbelievable dope hip-hop records this month. My pockets are stressed a little but nevertheless ... this is a must have!

GoodFelons first release was "The Prophecy EP" by Roc Marciano. Today they officially announce "The Ghetto Gospel Pt. 2 EP" of Baltimore's Omar Akbar, better known as LABTEKWON.

Vinyl Discography:
1993 - The Ghetto Gospel EP - Black Owned Records
1995 - I am Here 12 - Assassin Records
1998 - The Champion EP - Akbar Records
2003 - The Hustlaz Guide To The Universe - Ankh Ba Records

The new EP features 3 tracks of the original "Ghetto Gospel EP" from 1993 and another 3 previously unrleased tracks from the same era. The record is limited to 250 copies, 75 of them come on blue coloured wax. The blue coloured records are only available by purchasing the double pack.

A1: Pharaoh of the Kayo
A2:  Quiet Storm
A3:  Chocolate Dip
B1: Guarenteed
B2: Chemical Imbalance
B3: Da Password

  Labtekwon - The Ghetto Gospel Pt. 2 EP by GoodFelons

My special thanks goes out to Sean Norris of GoodFelons Records and Labtekwon. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only!