Montag, 29. Oktober 2012

Chopped Herring: CHBU5H05 ft. Finsta Bundy

Another Bushwick sure shot on Chopped Herring Records now available - click to the store.

The 8 track EP (unreleased album) contains 4 tracks which appeared on the sought after Neva Say Never mixtape by DJ Primetime as well as 4 never-before-heard songs.

At least 6 of these tracks would’ve made up at least half of the never released or finished debut Finsta Bundy album.

A1: Bushwick To Shin-Juku
A2: State Of Emergency
A3: One Life To Live
A4: Love & Hate (4-Track mix)
B1: Game's So Crazy
B2: What You Gonna Do
B3: Via FB
B4: Who Wanna Rock (4-Track mix)

Tracks produced by Rich Blak, Chocolate Ty, Baby Paul, Finsta, Mr Walt and Fatal Son recorded between 1996 - 1999 - six of them at the legendary D&D Studios in NYC. 


The record is limited to 350 copies, first 75 on clear mint mixed color wax, next 75 on flammin red/black wax and 200 on black vinyl. Get your copy now for 19,99 GBP. AND READ SOME HISTORY AT CHR AS WELL !!!

My special thanks goes out to Walter aka Finsta, Bundy and Bob at Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

Low Budget: LB-004 ft. Quartermaine

Quartermaine is a Brooklyn-born, DC based alrounder and half of the group Critically Acclaimed. The LP is released on Low Budget but first available via Redefinition Records.

"Quarter Life Crisis" features production by Kev Brown, Joc Max, Quartermaine and Ken Wood; mastered by K-Def

Pressed on Limited Edition silver colored (heavyweight) vinyl with full color jacket - designed by Joe Buck (Buckingham). "Quartermaine's voice may be familiar to many fans of Damu The Fudgemunk as it was cut up throughout Damu's "DC Joint" back in 2010."[source]

A1: Ducats featuring Kid Funk
A2: Beef and Broccoli
A3: Me All Day (Nothin')
A4: Get Me Down
A5: Introspection

B1: Q's Lament
B2: $oul 4 $ale
B3: War of the Roses
B4: Giving Up

Purchase Now: REDEF shop



My special thanks goes out to Quartermaine, Low Budget and Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 25. Oktober 2012

Slice Of Spice: SSR-15.5 ft. Oxygen

Today Slice Of Spice is back with a super nice release package featuring my man Oxygen. A couple of weeks ago I already posted some details about the "Gone Diggin" 10inch vinyl single (special edition on yellow vinyl). This is now available directly via SOS store but don't think there isn't more to grab!!!

First of all we have the "Gone Diggin Fisher Price Remix" by DJ Format limited to 200 copies only. Second the signed connoisseur sets on 5" or 10" inch wax limited to 10 copies.

I personally decided to go with the collectors set to get the original and remix tracks all together.

SOS has teamed up with Oxygen & DJ Format to provide a truly incredible bonus record for the "Diggin By Law" remix project. DJ Format in action on the stunning Fisher Price Remix of "Gone Diggin'"and the bonus cut "33.3".

"Once again Mr. Krum has the art design locked as we push the vinyl boundaries again with this insane 5" picture disc. We've spared no expense to provide something unique and ensured the quality of this record is beyond that of anyone else in the vinyl game right now. Those familiar with our releases know the deal!" [source]


My special thanks goes out to OX, Gensu Dean, Format and Richard at Slice Of Spice Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.



Samstag, 20. Oktober 2012

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig003 ft. Pacewon & Mr. Green

After the recent LP release from the Purist Vinyl Digital is back with another exclusive album. Pacewon & Mr. Green present "The Only Number That Matters Is Won" featuring guest appearance by Masta Ace, Snoop Dogg, Lee Scratch Perry, Freeway, Tek and Malik B

The 2LP is limited to 500 copies and includes 5 bonus tracks. All tracks are produced by Mr. Green with the MPC. Enjoy the follow-up release of "The Only Colour That Matters Is Green" and feel the vibe of the mid 90s.


A: Ever Since
A: Liquor & Drugs
A: Big Screen
A: Something To Say ft. Masta Ace
A: Real Life
B: We Do This
B: Be Mine
B: My God
B: Fresh Airt
B: Champagne
C: My Song ft. Rival
C: Insecure
C: Slow
C: Lock Me Up ft. Snoop
C: Nancy (Bonus) 
C: Go Off (Bonus)
D: Two Kings (Bonus) ft. Freeway
D: Metal Is Out (Bonus) ft. Malik B 
D: Animal Bikes 2012 (Bonus)
D: Soiral Staircase (Bonus)


My special thanks goes out to Vinyl Digital, Pacewon and Mr. Green. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-009 ft. Beneficence

For December 2012 Ill Adrenaline seems to plan the next strike. On the agenda is the brand new 2LP album "Concrete Soul" by Beneficence. The richness of featured artists and producers is impressive. Extremely cool is that my homeboy and very good friend 12 Finger Dan presents his powerful production skills again.

Beneficence, Brick City veteran and longtime Artifacts affiliate returns. Golden era hip-hop and a line up of guests like Billy Danze, Masta Ace, Roc Marciano, A.G., Grap Luva, Lord Tariq, Rampage The Last Boy Scout, El Da Sensei and more. Beats produced by Buckwild, K-Def, Confidence, Da Beatminerz, Gensu Dean, 12 Finger Dan, Presto, Molemen etc.

Pre-order: soon but not yet
Listen: here

01. Intro ft. Doo Wop
02. Y.W.E. ft. Lord Tariq
03. Under Construction 
04. Put It On The Wire
05. Hood Early Years
06. Cold Train ft. Grap Luva, Rob-O
07. Rulez To The Game Remix ft. B-1, Herb McGruff
08. Concrete Soul ft. Troo Kula
09. Straight Out The Gate ft. Rashad
10. Getting Stronger ft. Finsta
11. All Real ft. A.G.
12. Way We Rockin' ft. El Da Sensei
13. Hood Cartel ft. Roc Marchiano
14. Art Of War ft. Billy Danze
15. Masterful Method ft. Chubb Rock
16. Perfect Navigation ft. Asu, Blacksun
17. Metal Cuff Links ft. Nature
18. Reality Vs. Fiction (Rock On!) ft. Masta Ace
19. Rebel Muzik ft. Rampage
20. Real Life We Livin' ft. D-Flow
21. Somethin' Ya'll Can Roll Wit ft. P. Original



My special thanks goes out to Beneficence, Ill Adrenaline, 12 Finger Dan and all others involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Oktober 2012

Old Maid: OME45-1 ft. J-Zone

Another hip-hop 7" that needs the 45 speed of your turntable to fill the room with a dope sound.

Oxygen kindly posted this on FB discussion board and of course not without any reason.

The B-Side of this 45 features Prince Paul. Breeze Brewin (of Jugganots) and Oxygen himself.

The A-Side is an uptempo instrumental. Both tracks are produced by J-Zone. 

This release is limited to 500 copies on assorted color vinyl - directly available at The J-ZONE sto'. A double pack for a bargain price. 

A: Drug Song (Remix Instrumental)
B: The Fox Hunt


My special thanks goes out to J-Zone, Ox, Prince Paul and Breeze B. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2012

KingUnderground: KU/WODV-005 ft. Lewis Parker

KingUnderground was always there but still KingUnderground is back. Back with another Lewis Parker extract from The Puzzle series. Here we go with "Episode One: The Big Game Instrumentals". The record comes in a nice picture cover in the look of a record mailer. All tracks produced by Lewis Parker.

Limited To 300 Copies (100 Deluxe Editions)
Release Date: soon

A: The Big Game (Instr.)
A: International Takeover
A: Nakes & Ladders
A: Man Up!
A: Heavy Action
B: L Plays It Cool
B: Dirty Money
B: The Big Gamble
B: Say It's Just A Game
B: A Deadly Game





The deluxe edition includes also a limited 7" release featuring two exclusive tracks.

A: Eyes On The Prize
B: Under Drama

Cat-No.: KU/WODV-006
Limited To 100 Copies not available separately.

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

Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2012

Redefinition: RDF-034 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

Redefinition offers a new sound sheet / flexi-disc that features one instrumental track from Damu The Fudgemunk called

A: Yes We Can??

It is available in red and/or yellow and is now available in the REDEF shop. The flexi comes in a nice stickered sleeve.

My special thanks goes out to Damu, Redefinition Records and JNota. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 8. Oktober 2012

Sergent: SR-000018 ft. The HeadRush

Sergent Records is back with 2 brand new 12" releases. The HeadRush compilation was released in 1994 but never before on vinyl.  New Jersey in the place mastered from the original sources.

A: Hard Day Of Murder by Alcahol
A: Wett Em by Da Ill Cyphers
A: Put It On Your Ass by Hardware
A: Wett Em by Orfinz
A: Not Da 5.0. by Swilizt Gipsta
B: Yum Yum by Dungeon Boyz
B: Realm Of My Freestyle by Run Amuk
B: Audio Retards (A&R) by Orfinz
B: Who's Da Blame by Skully
B: Word Up by Straight Up

Place your order and get one of 150 copies. Shipping is scheduled for the first week of December


My special thanks goes out to Nic at Sergent Records and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for  promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2012

Chopped Herring: CHNE002 ft. Natural Elements

Almost every customer of "Natural Elements - The Lost Demos EP Vol. 1" noticed that a Vol. 1 has at least a Vol. 2. so the brand new Chopped Herring Release became "Hip-Hop's Most Wanted".

Today is the day for "The Lost Demos And Instrumentals". Another three dope tracks plus three instrumentals at a reasonable price - WOW!! The release is limited to 350 copies. The first 75 copies come on silver/black vinyl, the next 75 on turquoise wax, the rest is standard black!

A1: L-Swift - Relax (Demo Tape Version)
A2: L-Swift - Don't Sleep (Demo Tape Version)
A3: Yes Yes Y'all (Radio Version)
B1: I Got Your Heart (Instrumental)
B2: Life Aint Fair (Instrumental)
B3: Every Day (Instrumental)

"Relax" and "Don't Sleep" were both produced by Charlemagne in 1993. "Yes Yes Y'all" is produced by L-Swift and was a radio promo recorded in 1994 for DJ Mayhem's show on 89.1 fm.



If you like to order the record and ship it with your order of North Bronx Alliance / Aiello Wilson please send a mail to info@choppedherringrecords.com and don't forget to add your paypal ID and your shipping details. Shipping date: 10th of Oct. !!!

My special thanks goes out to Bob and L-Swift. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 3. Oktober 2012

Dope Folks: DF-0023 ft. Lastrawze

Dope Folks Records new vinyl release. Release No. 23 features Lastrawze's "Instrawmental Pt. 1".

All songs recorded in 1995 produced by Simeon Hinds. First the album got released in 2010 as a CDR only. Dope Folks now releases the album on vinyl officially. The EP will be splitted into Pt. 1 and Pt. 2.

This unbelievable EP is limited to 300 copies and will never be repressed! Get your copy here www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com.

A: Sneek Peek
A: Care Free
A: Big Respect
B: Where I'm At (Ghost Land)
B: Nonsense
B: Pulling Strawze (1993 Mix)

The tracks Come On In, Eye Spy, Instrawmental, What U Deal With, Who Makes Da Mic Sing, When The Smoke Clears will be available on Pt. 2



My special thanks goes out to John and Chris at Dope Folks as well as Omniscience. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dope Folks: DF-0022 ft. Omniscience

November release on Dope Folks Records Release No. 22 features Omniscience's "The Funky Oneliner EP".

The mini-album was originally released in 1993 on 6th Boro Records and became a real collectors item. After the re-release of "Back To The Lab" Dope Folks Records makes this dope EP available again too.

This sought after EP from the North Carolina EP is now available in a limited quantity of 300 copies: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com.



A: Wreckognize
A: I'm On Mine
A: Wreckognize (Instrumental)
A: I'm On Mine (Instrumental)

B: I Gotta Maintain
B: Freestyle After A Philly

B: I Gotta Maintain (Instrumental)
B: Freestyle After A Philly (Instrumental)

My special thanks goes out to John and Chris at Dope Folks as well as Omniscience. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Blunted Astronaut: BAR-12-SOT-0003 ft. T.R.A.C.

Blunted Astronaut presents a special release for it's one-year anniversary. It was only appropriate to come up with something unique to celebrate 8 dope vinyl announcements in one year. "Sea Of Tranquility" is the name of the 12" single featuring 2 tracks plus instrumental versions.

A1: Sea Of Tranquility
A2: Sea Of Tranquility (Instrumental)
B1: Show Ready... (Ya Know?)
B2: Show Ready... (Ya Know?) (Instrumental)

All tracks produced by D Melodious. The record is limited to 500 copies on picture disc vinyl. Artwork by Mr. Krum.
Pre-order the record now at www.bluntedastronaut.com and have a look at further releases by DJ Doom or Propo'88. 

My special thanks goes out to Kuba, T.R.A.C. and Mr. Krum. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Blunted Astronaut: BAR-12-MB-0002 ft. Mindless Brothers Network

Members of the Stitch By Stitch discussion board (FB) already asked for the release of DJ Doom's Mindless Brothers Network archive. From a single existing cassette tape Blunted Astronaut presents "The Lost Demos EP".

MBN consists of the two lyricists Cillo and Sean Connery, both are real Queens representer. All tracks are produced by DJ Doom. "The demo tape was recorded on an old Tascam 644 mixing deck between 1995 and 1996 at his Solo Productions Studio in Brooklyn. 30-minutes of golden era hip-hop".

A1: Intro
A2: M.B.
A3: Skit 1 (Sean Connery)
A4: One 4 All
A5: Skit 2 (DJ Doom)
A6: Make Moves feat. Kat Daddy, Geoffrey Domma
A7: Skit 3 (Cillo)

B1: C.O.N.N.E.R.Y.
B2: What's Next?
B3: Verbal Warfare
B4: Death Game feat. Marquee
Label and sticker design are made by Mr. Krum - cassette tape style!!! 300 copies pressed on brown vinyl. Pre-order now at: www.bluntedastronaut.com and have a look out on further releases from T.R.A.C. and Propo 88. Both suggested by Stitch By Stitch as well.


My special thanks goes out to Kuba, DJ Doom, MBN and Mr. Krum. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHNBA001 ft. North Bronx Alliance / Aiello Wilson

Hello everybody! I am back from vacation and definitely forced to update the blog with all the latest releases.

The first and most unexpected release is "The NY Kings EP" featuring 6 tracks from Aiello Wilson and the North Bronx Alliance (K-Black & Cypher).

The track "Black Soil" became available on a very rare 12" vinyl single back in 1997 but the N.B.A. EP never made it. Only about 10-12 Test Pressings existing. Finally most tracks are now officially available except "Live '97"(hopefully next time :)).

A: Black Soil by Aiello ft. N.B.A.
A: Black Caesar by N.B.A.
A: Nobody Can Save U by N.B.A.
B: 80 Proof Rhymes by Aiello
B: NY Kings by N.B.A.
B: The Gamble Pt. 2 by N.B.A.

Producer: DJ Rob Dinero

The EP is limited to 300 copies (75 on purple/white, 75 on orange/black, 150 on black vinyl). All colored copies are already sold out. Here are some additional background infos provided by Bob of Chopped Herring Records: "All four artists grew up in the Castle Hill/Soundview area of the Bronx. They started making tracks on a basic home studio set-up consisting of an MPC60 and a borrowed keyboard. They recorded the first and only official single at Database Studios in the Bronx - and as quickly as it started it was over. The next release was never fully pressed and the group split up to pursue their own careers mostly outside of the music industry. DJ Rob Dinero went on to work with Big L and actually recorded the vocals for 'Flamboyant', 'Platinum Plus' and 'The Games', which were taken from one of many mix tapes that he dropped throughout the 90s. He was not credited for 'Platinum Plus' and 'The Games' and there seems to have been some trickery involved in obtaining these vocal tracks which Rob certainly didn't want to extrapolate on - but after much prodding he revealed that a certain record label used some very dubious tactics to obtain the masters at a very 'reasonable' price. Rob had been working with Big L right up to his tragic death in 1999, preparing the DATs for his live sets, most notably the bootlegged Live From Amsterdam 1998 show."

Pre-Order now: www.choppedherringrecords.com





My special thanks goes out to Bob at "The Herring", Aiello and NBA. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.


Dienstag, 2. Oktober 2012

Threshold: THR-4156 ft. TomC3, Prince Po

TomC3, Prince Po and Threshold present: "Saga Of The Simian Samurai". Available since 2007 on CD only ; previously unavailable on vinyl ; an unreleased verse by Pharoahe Monch ; these are the facts.

For the 5th anniversary of "Saga Of The Simian Samurai" Kutmaster Kurt and Threshold Recordings release a limited edition pressing of the album. 100 copies packaged in custom made covers will be available for a very short time.

pre-order now: www.threshrecs.com and
check the CD track list: discogs

My special thanks goes out to Kutmaster Kurt and Mike. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.