Montag, 29. April 2013

Self-Released: ft. Grim Reaperz

Crown and Oxydz (Grim Reaperz) return with the brand new EP "Blood-Leg Vol. 2". Just like the first volume the French crew features a nice line-up of guest MCs like R.A. The Rugged Man, Shaz Illyork,   Epidemic, Reks and many more.

The EP is limited to 500 copies on white vinyl and comes in a nice picture cover designed by Madman.

A: Flmaethorwers ft. R.A The Rugged Man, Evil Intentions, Bekay & Vitiate
A: Skeleton Key ft. Shaz Illyork
A: Lock It Down ft. Epidemic
B: Visionary ft. B.A.M
B: Can't Fawk Wit Us ft. Verbal Kent, Kwote1, Prime & Sycksyllables
B: Trials & Tribulations ft. Vorheez & Reks

Get your copy now via bandcamp or your trusted record store (Vinylism, UGHH). Also check more releases from the crew and complete the discography in your crates.

Last year "Blood-Leg Vol.. 1" got released in a limited edition of 500 copies on red coloured vinyl. The EP features guest MCs like Kwote1, Adlib, Main Flow, Termanology and more. 

A: So Wrong ft. Snak The Ripper & Psych Ward

Samstag, 27. April 2013

Play That Records. PT001VINYL ft. DJ Nice

Business kept me from posting new stuff last week but today I have the 2nd tip for your next vinyl purchase. First vinyl release by DJ Nice from Toulouse, France.

The DJ/producer presents the 12inch "No MC without DJ, No DJ without MC" featuring vocals by Nutso, Koron, Lambor and Ktone.

A: DJ Nice OG Version
A: Low Cut Remix
A: DJ Nice OG Instrumental
A: Low Cut Remix Instrumental

B: DJ Duke Remix
B: DJ Brans Remix
B: DJ Duke Remix Instrumental
B: DJ Brans Remix Instrumental

Order details: DJ Nice @ Bigcartel - shipping expected mid of May. Dope Picture Cover!!!

My special thanks goes out to DJ Nice and all MCs and DJs involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 18. April 2013

Chopped Herring: CHMASS001 ft. New England Hip Hop Massive

!!! RIP Cadence !!! 

The New England Hip Hop Massive was a crowd of artists from the New Britain, Connecticut area - consisting of Adrenaline and Quazar (Def Duo);  Holocaust Frost; Damian Roskill, Cadence, M.I.A. (Subversive Element / Raw Produce); and others like Top Cat, The Great Poet, Chapter 10 and The Weopon.

With the support of producer Quazar Shaw, Chopped Herring Records recorded this EP directly from the original reels - it's 1993 history - featuring a never heard demo recorded from another cassette tape. 

A1: New England Hip Hop Massive - The Line Up feat. Holocaust Frost, Chapter 10, The Great Poet, CIA, DJ Vic & Top Cat
A2: Holocaust Frost - The Mind is a Universe
B1: Subversive Elements - Time Bombs Exploded
B2: Adrenalin - Who's Next

This release is limited to 350 copies, first 75 on clear/orange, next 75 on black/orange, next 200 copies on black vinyl.

This record is dedicated to Seth Boyd aka Cadence from the group Raw Produce. We miss you Cade! All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

KingUnderground: KU/WODV-007/8 ft. Lewis Parker

After a Volume 1 follows commonly a Volume 2 and what more can I say; "The Puzzle" continues! Lewis Parker and KingUnderground present Episode 2 – The Glass Ceiling.

"The Glass Ceiling is a continued espionage thriller, about the trials and tribulations in Lewis Parker’s and associates' lives." [source]

The 2LP contains 30 tracks with guest features from Sadat X, John Robinson, T.R.A.C, Shabaam Sahdeeq,  Eastkoast and others. The album comes in a nice gatefold cover and there will be a deluxe edition for the collectors.

The deluxe edition contains the 2LP on 140g blue and clear vinyl plus an additional bonus 10" that contains nine exclusive tracks. Enjoy also a A2 poster and  sticker. This will be limited to 200 copies.

A: The Glass Ceiling (main theme)
A: World on my Shoulders
A: Puzzle (skit)
A: Ariel View
A: Big Themes for Lil Losers
A: Alone in Glass (skit)
A: Summer with Asakala

available here soon <<< available here soon <<< available here soon

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

Montag, 15. April 2013

Goon MuSick: QFZ-001 ft. DJ Q-Fingaz & Masta Ace

Q-Fingaz is a DJ and producer from Cologne, Germany. At the age of 12 he came in contact with the hip-hop culture.

Influenced by producers like DJ Premier and many others he trained his DJ skillz and the vinyl collection grew bigger and bigger. Years later he also started producing beats. 

End of last year "Quick Fingaz" released the album "Qllection" that featured a lot famous MC's like Casual, Last Emperor, Punchline, J. Sands, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Insight and Masta Ace.   

Now and ready for pre-order is a very limited picture disc 12" that contains the album track "Progression" ft. Masta Ace. 500 copies are made but at the moment only about 200 copies are left via online sales. 

Exclusive pre-order on: vinyl-digital

A: Progression (Vocal)
B: Progression (Instrumental)

My special thanks goes out to Q-Fingaz, Masta Ace, Vinyl-Digital. Also a shout out to B. for waking me up on this. Nice post!!!

Freitag, 12. April 2013

Lo Do: LD-003 ft. Pseudo Intellectuals

Pseudo Intellectuals are Tone At, Nick Zero and DJ Cutler from Buffalo, New York. "Resourceful Illery" got a CD only release in 2008 and featured 15' tracks. 

In conjunction with Druh Slawek Records a special edition vinyl becomes available in a limited edition of 199 copies and contains 5 bonus tracks. Most stores sold out already so be quick and check availability at your trusted dealer.

D: LaFontaine
D: Hardboiled (Bonus)
D: Romance Without Finance (Bonus)
D: Ninety-Seven New York Advertising Men (Bonus)
D: Hope (Bonus)

All tracks produced and recorded by p.i., beats by Tone and cuts by DJ Cutler.

My special thanks goes out to Pseudo Intellectuals, Lo Do and Druh Slawek Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Red Snow: RS002 ft. Melanin 9

In November 2012 Melanin9 released the debut single "White Russian" that features Roc Marciano on the title track. The red/black splattered vinyl sold very well so that the full-lenght album followed only a month later.

To every vinyl nerd's surprise the album came out on CD only but Melanin9 and Red Snow Records  now go one better and finally release the album including 5 instrumentals on a 2LP.

The vinyl edition is limited to 250 copies and comes in a nice picture/gatefold cover. It contains 14 vocal tracks plus 5 beats on Side D.

A: Gene Of Isis
A: Magna Carta
A: Landslide
A: The 7 Blues
A: Cosmos

B: 11:08
B: Love's Stencil
B: Heartless Island
B: White Russian
B: Red Snow

C: Organised Democracy
C: No Man's Land
C: Mont Blanc Remix (Bonus)
C: Marble

D: Landslide (Instrumental)
D: Cosmos (Instrumental)
D: Heartless Island (Instrumental)
D: Red Snow (Instrumental)
D: Mont Blanc (Instrumental)

The album features vocals by Roc Marciano, Triple Darkness & Madame Pepper ; production from Jehst, Anatomy, HeyZues, 7th Dan, Parental, Ohbliv & Tony Mahoney. Pre-order your copy at bandcamp and choose between a signed or an unsigned edition.

My special thanks goes out to Melanin9, Anatomy and Red Snow Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 11. April 2013

Chopped Herring: CHBU5H06 ft. Finsta Bundy

Chopped Herring collaborated several time with Bushwick's finest Finsta and Bundy. With a lot cogency the label motivated these guys digging deep in the tape archives to unearth the tracks everyone of potentially dreamed of.

With the second April/May release Chopped Herring proudly presents the DOPENESS on a five track EP featuring demos from '93 - '94!  

A1: Fuck the Bullshit
A2: Bigga Hood
A3: Payday is Bliss Remix
B1: Sick O' Dis
B2: Sunnyside (Rough Version)

All tracks produced by Rich Blak 1993-1994.

The Finsta Bundy EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies are pressed on mint green coloured vinyl, the next 75 copies on black/red mixed coloured vinyl and the remaining 200 copies on black wax.

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

HHV: HHV234 ft. DXA

In 2012 Blunted Astronaut Records released among others two vinyl records featuring DXA. First there was a 7" containing the tracks "I Get Up" bw "Ice's Jazz" followed by the 9 track LP "I Get Up" that was limited to 500 copies.

But DXA is back with a 2LP on the German Label & Record Store (HHV). "Progression" contains 18 tracks and comes in a full coloured picture cover. The title track and "Summertime" got released on a 12" in 2007. The album is now available for pre-order and will be shipped around the 31st of May.

HHV has his own distribution and online record store so I am currently not sure if this will be available at "retailers" but I think this will be updated and discussed via our FB group.

A: Progression
A: Intro
A: Whutyoodoin?
A: Right Here
A: Interlude
B: Summertime
B: Ain't Nothin' Changed
B: Drunk Funk
B: I Don't Wanna Hate
C: No Soul
C: Rhythm Flock
C: The Break Down
C: Break It Down
D: Dark Days
D: Come On
D: Back2Back
D: Outro
D: Flight 003

Listen Here

My special thanks goes out to DXA and HHV. Also a shout out to Blunted Astronaut Records for introducing DXA to the folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 9. April 2013

Six2Six: SIX-17 ft. Sour Stacks & Hustling Jacks

As already mentioned in the previous Six2Six blog post the label has 3 dope releases in preparation for Record Store Day 2013.

The one I didn't mention so far is "The Green EP" by Sour Stacks & Hustling Jacks. Exclusive available on the 20th of April is a version on fluorescent green vinyl - all later copies will be on standard black wax.

Sour Stacks & Hustling Jacks features lyrics by Masta Ace, Guilty Simpson, MC Eiht  Ras Kass, Sean Price, Copywrite and M.I. (Constant Deviants) - all tracks production by Marco Polo.

A1: Intro
A2: Copywrite - Customer Always Right
A3: Guilty Simpson - Bag It Up 
A4: MC Eiht - Smoke Sumtin 
B1: 5.Sean Price feat. Rock - I'm So High 
B2: Masta Ace - All For Sale
B3: M.I.(Constant Deviants) - Kronicle*
B4: Ras Kass - Smokers Story

This release is dedicated to my dude John V: FREE JOHN “BIG MAN” VENIZELOS !!!

To reserve your special RECORD STORE DAY copies please click on the link.

My special thanks goes out to Six2Six Records, Constant Deviants and Marco Polo. A special shout out to John V - keep yo head up brother! All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only!

Six2Six: S2S-022 ft. Fla Fla (Sparrow)

Six2Six Records and Gentleman's Relief Records are working on a very special Record Store Day for each one of us. Beside the already announced 12inch "It's OK!" by Constant Deviants there will be two more dope releases. One of these is the "Timeless EP" by Sparrow MC Fla Fla and producer Debonair P.

The EP will be available on limited vinyl - 150 copies on clear red vinyl and 150 copies on clear green vinyl. All songs produced and mixed by Debonair P.

A1: I Am Fla
A2: Timeless
A3: Soul is Ill
A4: Swagger
A5: Manifest ft. Global Platoon

B1: I Am Fla Remix
B2: Timeless Remix
B3: Soul is Ill Remix
B4: Strugglin’
B5: Master Movement ft. Global Platoon

My special thanks goes out to Six2Six, Sparrow, GRR, Debonair P and everybody involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 8. April 2013

Chopped Herring: CHJVC002 ft. J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.

Second release of J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. on Chopped Herring Records. Back in Long Island "B"releases some never-before leaked joints from one of the dopest, most underrated and under-appreciated groups Hip Hop culture has produced. 

"We have the very first demo version of their debut release: The Nu Skool from 1987. Four unreleased and unheard tracks written between 1992 and 1993 originally intended for the Big Beat Records album that Stretch Armstrong A&R'd and we also have the instrumental of one of our fav JVC joints off the Force Field album from 1991 which has never been released before on instrumental 'A Musical Sample'." [source]

A1: Its Like That Anna
A2: Skip 2 My Loop
A3: A Musical Sample (Instrumental)
B1: The Nu Skool (Original Demo)
B2: Top Priority
B3: Sly as a Fox

The EP is limited to 300 copies - first 75 copies on gold/clear vinyl, next 75 on gold/black vinyl and 150 copies on standard black vinyl.

My special thanks goes out to Bob at Chopped Herring Records and the whole JVC Force. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 7. April 2013

Gentleman's Relief / No Sleep: GRR-008 ft. Nick Wiz

No Sleep Recordings should be a household name for everybody following this blog and the limited vinyl movement over the last few years. With releases from D.I.T.C. members like Lord Finesse, O.C. and Buckwild to EPs by Rakim, Godfather Don or Celph Titled this label always handled with some serious heat for the vinyl heads. 

Over the last few years the label focused more on CD albums with Kwest, Ran Reed or Nick Wiz and it seemed to end up with no further vinyl releases. 

Hold On! Australia based label Gentleman's Relief and No Sleep Recordings collaborate to bring the Nick Wiz's "Cellar Selections 2" on 2LP. Fortunately Henry connected with DL to make another 2LP release possible, containing 20 tracks taken from the '93 - '97 period. 

This record is limited to 250 copies on 2LP black vinyl with a sticker cover AND ready to be shipped. Place your order now at before they are gone and I promise you this will be in the next few hours/days. 

A: Hardwe're - The Bricks
A: LSD - Rowdy at the Party
A: Tross - Still Low
A: Ran Reed - Whutcha Want
A: Shadowz in da Dark - 11:45
B: Ill Mentality - So Amazing
B: 195 - It's a Hit
B: Ran Reed - That Ain't Right
B: Pudgee - Your Girl
B: Native Assassins - Natives are Restless
C: Ran Reed - Top Choice
C: Emskee - How I Get Down
C: Shabaam Sahdeeq - Styles Upon Styles
C: Imperial - Sho Ya Right
C: Shadowz in da Dark - Untold Scrolls
D: Rakim - Milk & Honey
D: Nautilus - Smooth With Mine
D: Ran Reed - Deep Into the Text
D: Miilkbone - This One or That One
D: Cella Dwellas - Good Dwellas (Unreleased Remix)

Those who want to get more information about the Cellar Sounds series should check it out on discogs. My very special thanks goes out to Henry at Gentleman's Relief Records and James DL at No Sleep Recordings. A big thanks also to Nick Wiz and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 6. April 2013

KingUnderground: KU-005 ft. Cappo & Nappa

Nottingham MC Cappo and Phi-Life Cypher producer Nappa collaborate on the new and upcoming release on KingUnderground Records.

The single “Red Hot” is the first of a few releases and taken from the forthcoming album "Rebelbase". This 12” contains two main tracks plus one bonus beat and another track that is exclusive to this 12". 

The single is limited to 300 copies and comes in a nice picture sleeve. 

A: Red Hot (Vocal)
A: Red Hot (Instrumental)
A: Red Hot (Acapella)

B: Original (Vocal)
B: Original (Instrumental)
B: Done Deal (Exclusive)
B: The Man (Bonus Beat)

Get your copy from KU directly or check out your trusted retailer very soon.

My special thanks goes out to Dan @ KingUnderground, Cappo & Nappa. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

Soundweight: SWR002 ft. Kista

Soundweight Records released their debut in October 2012 in form of a limited 7" ft. Kista and Cappo. The 45 sold out in no time and now the label returns with a brand new 12" EP.

The EP gets pressed on green coloured vinyl and comes in a dope black / white picture cover. Also available is a t-shirt bundle. Pre-orders are live now - shipping expected for April the 15th. Get your copy here!

A1: Salute (ft. Tableek & Stan illa)
A2: Diggin (Pt. 1)
A3: Livewire Feedback (ft. Cappo)
A4: Diggin (Pt. 2)

B1: Get it While You Can (ft. Tableek)
B2: What I'm Talking About (ft. Elliot Fresh)
B3: Vibrations (What I'm Talking About Pt. 2)
B4: Right Or Wrong (Outro)
B5: Livewire Feedback (Fish Remix)

My special thanks goes out to Soundweight, Kista and all others involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only. 

Dienstag, 2. April 2013

Ryks: RM-001 ft. Various Artists

Those who bought the J-Force 7" release last year hopefully also got the CD release named "Cadillac Respect". Ryks Muzik is now back with the debut vinyl release feeaturing various artists.

"Dah Projekt" features 8 blazin tracks and comes in a full coloured picture cover with artwork by Phobiahz. The vinyl LP is limited to 300 vinyl copies - heard also rumours that there will be an instrumental version of this - not sure if this is still the case.

A: Gee Rock & J.Force, DJ Xcell - Undaground Ikonz
A: Medline & Mistah Live - Music
A: Ruck N' Wiz , Lyfestile - My Destiny
A: Militant Vinylist - Mad Props Remix 2.0

B: Doc Singe & Branesparker - Sun God
B: Ryks & SmooVth, Wildelux, D Strong, Chinch33 - Real Shyt
B: Mr Stroke & Dro Pesci - Street Trouble
B: Azaia - My Kinda N!gga Remix

Pre-Order here - shipping 20th May '13.

My special thanks goes out to Ryks Dah K-Myst. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Slice Of Spice: SSR-027/029 ft. Lord Finesse (Bundle)

Since the last Slice Of Spice record fair it has been an open secret that with the end of Lord Finesse's Japan tour "Funky Man: The Prequel" finally gets released on vinyl. Those who are familiar with this record label know that there is always something special for the collectors.

Before we go into details let me recommend you one thing: get yourself a Prequel Project Pack.

Funky Man: The Prequel (250 copies on silver vinyl plus additional black vinyl) - SSR-025 - after 22 years remastered by Eddie Sancho, Chris Conway and Tony Dawsey - 180 gram double vinyl - 10 tracks - gatefold cover.

The Prequel Instrumentals - (200 copies on white vinyl plus additional black vinyl) - SSR-026 - 180 gram vinyl - 6 tracks - picture cover.

Still Funky For The 90's - (200 copies 10" picture disc vinyl) - SSR-027 - 3 tracks - collectors edition.

Praise The Lord - (200 copies 7" exclusive promo) - SSR-029 - 2 tracks - exclusive promo only 45 plus signed press kit and 2x7 stickers. 

My special thanks goes out to Richard at Slice Of Spice Records, Lord Finesse and Eddie Sancho. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.