Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Musicinyaear: 1010 ft. Powerule

"In the late 80's and early 90's Powerule stood century as the vanguard of an eventual Latin explosion in Hip Hop." In 1991 Powerule released their debut album Volume 1” on Interscope Records that featured Leaders of The New School, Large Professor & Kurious Jorge.

In the mid 90s they released a list of classic singles such as "Dawn to Dusk”, "Bright Lights Big City", "Rock Your Knot Quick" , "Heatin Up" & “Well Connected” with production from Mark Ronson, Erick Sermon & VIC (Beatnuts).

Twenty years later they return with support by Large Professor and D.I.T.C.'s Lord Finesse. These 2 tracks are from their full length album “Anomaly Reloaded” available on a limited edition eco-friendly CD pack - unfortunately no vinyl yet. 

This limited 7" vinyl release got pressed in the edition of 350 pieces housed in full color picture sleeve.

A: Glorify N Praise
B: Get Right ft. Sonny Banks

Produced by Large Professor, Lord Finesse

My special thanks goes to Powerule, Large Pro, Finesse, Musicinyear & Red Line Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

B-Line: BLN-023 ft. Various

Every now and then B-Line Recordings drums up friends and collaboration partners to record and release an EP that truly represents the sound of this great UK based label.

The 4th edition of this EP series delivers 10 tracks on black wax housed in the traditional stickered sleeve - after orange, purple and yellow-green - #4 is designed with a blue label.

Check out the high number of features in the track list below.

A: One For The Road ft. El Eye, The Printers Devil
A: Painkiller ft. Chrome, Illinspired, Whirlwind D, Super JB
A: The Element ft. JabbaThaKut, The Terrible
A: Mad Wild ft. Beattrix, Native Styles
A: Everlasting ft. DJ Tones, T.S. One

B: Crew Dominance ft. Crease, Uncle Mic Nitro, JabbaThaKut
B: Syllable Killer ft. Jebbarish
B: Not A Love Song ft. Specifik, Project Cee
B: The VOMB Squad ft. Junior Disprol, Chud Jackson
B: Impossible ft. Cosm, JabbaThaKut

Order: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to B-Line Recordings and all artists involved in the project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOEV45 ft. King Doe V

Listen to these two previously unreleased tracks from 1991 - 1993 by King Doe V, entirely produced by Su-Preme who also took care of Da Last Future and Hell Razah EPs both dropped on Chopped Herring Records.

Doe V's debut and so far only release came 1987 on legendary Fresh Records, home of e.g. EPMD, Just Ice or Stezo. The 12" featured 4 versions of the track "Shamalama".

This 7" release is limited to 350 copies.

A: Knuckle Up
B: Heavy

Produced by Su-Preme

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

My special thanks goes to Doe V, Su-Preme and Chopped Herring. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chem: ft. Big Block Silvers

From Oceanside, California MC Blame One hooks up with the production of Harry Apollo and live instrumentation of JonJ to create a raw hip hop EP under the group name Big Block Silvers.

Celebrating a true 90's sound the combo gets mastering support by Thes One from P.U.T.S. for Piecelock 70.

The Bold EP is a limited edition of 150 copies on transparent blue vinyl housed in full color picture sleeve. Copies on bandcamp already sold out, however one link I have for the true blog followers below.

A: Jack Sparrow
A: Understanding
A: Intermediaries
B: Crime In the City
B: Run the Show
B: Foreverrrr 

Order: www.hhv.de or check your trusted record store
Digital: www.bigblocksilvers.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Blame One and Big Block Silvers. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHHAHYEEM01 ft. Hahyeem

Chopped Herring Records presents Bronx up & comin MC, Hahyeem. The 19 year old lyricist recorded his debut EP "Silence" two years ago at the age of 17 and released it digitally via bandcamp n January 2017.

The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz ... listen!

The "Silance" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on blue pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: No Purpose
A2: You Neva Know
A3 The Life I Chose

B1: My Time (Skit)
B2: Missing The Game
B3: The Life & Times Of Hahyeem
B4: Seasons ft. Amber

Produced by Inna Attic Crookz.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com
Digital: www.hahyeem.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Hahyeem, Chopped Herring and Inna Attic Crookz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHMEYH3MLP004 ft. Meyhem Lauren

Taken from the 2009 debut release "Self Induced Illness" Mayhem Lauren and Chopped Herring Records present nine more Mayhem Lauren tracks for the first time pressed on vinyl.

The LP is housed in a fine picture sleeve with artwork by Mark 563.

The "Terminal Illness" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear & orange coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: Terminal Illness ft. AG Da Coroner
A2: Cash Is King
A3: Verbal Snapshots
A4: Amigo
A5: 7000 Thoughts

B1: Got the Recipe ft. Action Bronson
B2: Heavy Cream
B3. The Geneva Conference ft. Bags, Action Bronson, Science, Animal, Jay Steele
B4: Respect My Honesty

My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring Records and Mayhem Lauren. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 5. Juni 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-004 ft. Andy Cooper & more

Alright, let's see what German imprint Origu has in the pipeline. First of all there is another 7" featuring Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper. The two tracks come off his brand new digital EP "Action!"

After the "Room To Breeze" single its the second collaboration and hopefully there are more to come.

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and come with artwork sticker.

A: Action!
B: Don't Hold The Feeling In

Produced by Andy Cooper

Order: www.origu.de

Origu: ORIGU45-005 ft. Deep Breez

While we're talking there is another 7" that deserves your attention. The project "Deep Breez" is a collaboration of Breez Evahflowin' and Big Depp (from 2 Hungy Bros). Yeah, Breez Evahflowin' is back on the scene! This first release reveals their passion for comics over an energetic boom bap beat. On the flip side they deliver a NYC collaboration of Breez (Stronghold), P.so The Earthtone King (AOK Collective), Jise One (Arsonists), and DJ Static . Both tracks are part the "Bring Out Your Dead" EP coming soon on HiPNOTT Records.

Order: www.origu.de

My special thanks goes to Origu Records, Andy Cooper, Breez, Deep and all involved in the two releases. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Rocafort: ROC-017 ft. DJ Format & Abdominal

Rocafort Records, diggin in the crates for the old, fresh and current sound. The latest 7” release presents DJ Format & Abdominal reminding you why you may be pushing 40 but can’t turn your back on the funky hip-hop thing.

The new album "Still Hungry" came earlier this year and you might have checked it here on the blog in February already.

The 7" features two tracks of the LP and is a dope addition to the collection. Format & Abdominal, these two mature B-boys continue with what they do best ...

A: We're Back
B: Diamond Hammer

Produced by DJ Format
Lyrics by Abdominal
Artwork by Aaron Bird

Order: www.rocafortrecords.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to DJ Forma, Abdominal and Rocafort Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Fever / Waxnerds: SF-830 ft. Most Wanted

"Calm Down" is a 1989 random rap classic from the trio Ill Most Wanted who consisted of Sharif, D.V.S. and Mr. Action. It was engineered by famous Ivan Doc Rodriquez.

The song was part of their self-titled album which came out the same year on Fever Records.

The Waxnerds is a "short run" record label project which got started last year by Mark-One, Matt Love 1 and Jamez Gant. The 1st release came in 2016 followed by their 2nd single "Calm Down" b/w "Moments".

Because of the very limited edition (30 copies on clear vinyl) and the straight distribution via Instagram this edit of "Calm Down" becomes now available to a bigger audience.

A: Calm Down (Original)
B: Calm Down (Matt Love Edit)

Produced by Charlie Chase
Edited by Matt Love 1

Buy / Listen: www.hhv.dewww.juno.co.uk

My special thanks goes to Most Wanted and Matt Love 1. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Solid Gold: SGS-004 ft. Nas

In the fourth installment of 14KT's Solid Gold Seven's series, he takes Nas's "Understanding", an early 90's loosie where God's Son went in over Dennis Edwards classic "Don't Look Any Further", and beats up the original sample along with Ashley's Roachclip break.

For those that know these two pieces also were used to create Eric B & Rakim's Paid In Full, hence the "Further Paid RMX" title.

This 7" is limited to 200 copies on gold colored vinyl. The previous 7" were on high demand, act fast - I remember how tricky it was to get the Biggie release.

A: Understanding Remix
B: Understanding Remix Instrumental

Produced by 14KT

Order: www.fatbeats.com (Int.)
Order: www.juno.co.uk (EU)

My special thanks goes to 14KT and Solid Gold, much respect to Nasir Jones. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Southpaw-Chop: SPCWX-012 ft. DJ Koco

Japanese producer Southpaw-Chop in preparation of his next 7" release. It's another self-released 45RPM involving the great DJ Koco.

DJ Koco is very famous for his mixtapes like "Independent Vol. 1 (2001) or "Who Got The Flava? (2004)".

The fine selection of dope and rare indie / random rap tracks from hard to find wax make them a collectors item.

A: Funky Soul Brother ft. DJ Koco
B: Down On It

Producer: Southpaw-Chop

Order: www.southpawchop.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Southpaw-Chop and DJ Koco. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

Revivals: ft. Hands

Hands is a Swedish DJ and beatmaker who has been producing beats and remixes for almost 20 years. On the vinyl LP "Payin' Dues" he collects some of his illest remix taken from the series "Dues Paid".

This edition features remixes from Artifacts, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Mad Skills, L.O.T.U.G., and more.

This vinyl pressing is limited to 100 copies only and comes in stickered sleeve.

A: Artifacts - Wrong Side Of Da Tracks Remix
A: Jamal - Keep It Real Remix
A: 4th Quarter - C-Notes & Grants Remix
A: Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor Remix
A: Ak Skills - Nights Of Fear Remix
A: D&D Crew - 1, 2, Pass It Remix

B: L.O.T.U.G. - Tic Toc Remix
B: Baaad Influence - BunWatcher Remix
B: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Take You There Remix
B: Double XX Posse - Money Talks Remix
B: Stezo - Where’s The Funk At Remix

Produced and remixed by Hands

My special thanks goes to Hands, thanks Christian for the heads up. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 19. Mai 2017

Six2Six: ft. Constant Deviants

My collection is full of Constant Deviants releases and it's about time to fill the gap the "Diamond" LP left.

In 1998, when Constant Deviants were fresh on the scene, the duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt released the track “Can’t Stop” .

Now, 14 years later and with their latest album "Diamond", Constant Deviants are revisiting the track with a sequel, of sorts, fittingly titled “Won’t Stop.”

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost. Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now, promoted in the two posts before this one.

A: (Intro)
A: RAW (Diamond)
A: Gangster Boogie
A: One , Two
A: Top 10
A: Chill
A: It's Ok
A: Man Alone

B: Here I Come
B: It's All Love
B: Victory
B: B My Pleasure
B: Krush Groove
B: Point Blank
B: Im Sayin'

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Constant Deviant and Six2Six Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six ft. Rome & DJ Cutt

ROME'S CUTTS is a powerful combo of emcee ROME and Constant Deviant's DJ Cutt. The two created 10 hard hitting tracks who got first available on cassette tape for a cassette store day bundle release.

"Completely comfortable in their own unique lane they use dusted funk, prog rock, soul, and jazz tapestries really speaks to audiences.

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost.

Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now,  promoted in the posts before and after this one.

A: Intro
A: The Declaration
A: Nuvah Dai In A Life
A: How We Gon Eat
A: Helpless (free)
A: Stick To The Rules ft. M.I.

B: Lil B!%$H
B: 4 The People ft. BOSCH & M.I.
B: Elements
B: Frisky Business
B: On Ya' Square!
B: Poison

Produced by DJ Cutt

My special thanks goes to Rome, Cutt and the entire Six2Six fame. Special shout out to Setrule. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six: ft. M.I.

Mr. Impossible is M.I. of Constant Deviants. He says "Psychadelic 60's refers to the time of social, musical and artistic change influenced by encouraged unity, the breaking down of boundaries, the heightening of political awareness, empathy with others, and the questioning of authority."

Anyhow the 1960s was a decade of social revolution full of historical movements, new technology, and popular culture. It was also considered the Psychedelic Era because of the commonly initiated drug influence. Psychedelic tendencies altered the artwork, films, and music of this time period.

The album got first available as part of a cassette store day bundle release. A very limited vinyl edition of 100 copies is now available - probably for a short time only. Also check the two more records offered by Six2Six Records now, you can find it in the next blogposts.

A: What The 1960s Did To (America)
A: Saint Johns
A: Listening
A: Puppet ft. Steve Colossal
A: Fred
A: Giles
A: Spinach 2
A: Psych Fudge ft. ROME

B: War
B: Traffic Feeling
B: Quicksilver
B: Sabbath 2
B: Lateef
B: Buffalo
B: Delph

Produced and mixed by M.I.

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to M.I. and the whole Six2Six fame. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Play That Records: PT-005 ft. DJ Nice & Dirt Platoon

"48 Bars" continues ... After the 7" release featuring guest MC A.G. (from D.I.T.C.) DJ Nice put together a EP with Dirt Platoon in collaboration with various producer friends putting together a long list of remixes.

The Nice from Toulouse starts with his original version followed by French guy Low Cuts and the Effizienz guys DJ Brans and Street Wyze.

The B-side is also full of well known producers like Modesty and Duke who have also been presented on Stitch By Stitch.

A: DJ Nice Original
A: DJ Low Cuts Remix
A: DJ Brans Remix
A: Street Wyze Remix
A: DJ Nice Original (Instrumental)

B: DJ Modesty Remix
B: DJ Veekash Remix
B: DJ Duke Remix
B: 16 Bars Remix (Instrumentals)
B: Scratch That!

The 48 bars EP is limited to 300 copies and comes in full color sleeve. 

My special thanks goes to DJ Nice, Dirt Platoon, DJ Low Cut, DJ Brans ... ah all the remix producers involved in this project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 14. Mai 2017

Fresh Pressings: FPI-011 ft. 13 Productions & Emskee

Looking deeper into the list of MCs you'll notice that all 3 new 45s on Fresh Pressings feature all one great MC, Emskee from Brooklyn.

Produced by L. and T. Davidsion for 13 Productions two tracks fill this limited edition 7".

A: London To Brooklyn
B: Lost & Found

Produced by 13 Productions

Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)

My special thanks goes to 13 Productions, Emskee, RareDave, Shaker & Chr!s. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Fresh Pressings: FPI-010 ft. Good People

The Good People release their brand new single on Fresh Pressings International, a Diggers With Gratitude imprint. Two more hits by the duo Emskee and Saint.

The release of this 7" single is 1 of 3 new 45s on FPI, so watch out and catch the trio when the add to cart button pops up.

A: Down Here
B: Game In The Step

Produced by Saint

Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)

My special thanks goes to the Good People, RareDave, Chr!s and Shaker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

Fresh Pressings: FPI-009 ft. Jorun Bombay

Jorun Bombay presents another 7" release in collaboration with DWG's imprint Fresh Pressings.

The first track features the 3 MC's Phill Most Chill, Emskee and Oxygen who form together the trio "The Rampagers" ... yes exactly those who kicked rhymes on the Fresh Pressings debut release "Polaris". The flip side is another 7" edit.

A: You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet ft. The Rampagers
B: I Got My Bells Ring Up

Produced by Jorun Bombay

Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)

My special thanks goes to PMC, Emskee, Ox, Jorun and the DWG trio RareDave, Chr!s and Shaker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017

Dope Folks: DF-0084 ft. Tainted Mindz

Mid 90's Philadelphia release on Dope Folks Records presenting Tainted Mindz with the Killadelphia EP.

The title track was released in 1995 together with two more songs that made it not to this EP. The second 12" delivered a remix version of "Killadelphia" plus "All In The Flip".

The on vinyl previously unreleased tracks got recorded between 1996 and 1999.

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

A: Killadelphia
A: All In The Flip
A: Lyrics Eject
A: Done Deal
B: Bounce Back
B:The Drama
B: Kill Vill Kill Vil
B: Killadelphia Remix

Produced by Dame Dollars
Snippets: here

The Killadelphia EP will be limited to 300 copies, 50 most likely on colored vinyl. My special thanks goes to Tainted Mindz and Dope Folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017

Golden Era: GERV-027 ft. Hilltop Hoods

Golden Era Records is an Australian Hip Hop label founded by Hilltop Hoods based out of Adelaide. The label's first release came out in 2009 with the Hilltop Hoods debut album "State Of The Art".

The relatively local distribution of their releases makes it a bit tricky to catch them and so today the early releases are offered as collector items for collector prices. Some LPs got repressed, partly on colored vinyl but still cost serious money.

This year the label participated the Australian Record Store Day (RSD). After 2015 Hilltop Hoods in collaboration with The Funkoars, A.B. Original, Briggs, Vents, K21 and Purpose releases a new version of "Golden Era Cypher" pressed on gold colored 10" vinyl.

A: 2016 Golden Era Cypher
B: 2016 Golden Era Cypher (Instrumental)

Produced by Snowgoons

Check out the earlier versions from 2015, 2014, 2013, ...

My special thanks goes to Hilltop Hood at Golden Era Records and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHAFILIASH01 ft. Afiliashun

This grail of a release was originally released in 1997 and comes straight out of Baltimore, MD. The crew known as Afiliashun dropped their only release on their own Revalashun imprint.

According to discogs more than 200 have this monster grail on their want list but not many could add some to their collection.

It took Chopped Herring a few years to get hold of the original studio DAT but via producer Reg E Ruckus they were successful and made the 4 tracks of the EP available for us.

A: Tell Me If You Open
A: Who's This
B: Bullet Proof
B: King Of The Hill

Producer: Reg E Ruckus, Verbal

"The Perfect Time" EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on white pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 

My special thanks goes to Afiliashun and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Black Buffalo: BBR-005 ft. Jorun Bombay

Halifax record store and label Black Buffalo Records presents the 4th release with involvement by local producer Jorun Bombay.

I recommend to be quick on this because the 7" is again very limited and the last time I have checked the store there were already only 70 copies left.

BBR-005 features a new original track from DJ Jorun Bombay and on the flip side we have his funk band, the Argricolites with a Cover of the instrumental “NT” by Kool and the Gang.

A: Do You Wanna Hear It!?
B: No Title ft. Agricolites

Produced, mixed, arranged by Jorun Bombay

Order: www.blackbuffalorecords.ca

My special thanks goes to Jorun Bombay & the Agricolites and Black Buffalo Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 7. Mai 2017

Back2DaSource: 21-000B2DS ft. Raw Breed

Raw Breed is: Alexander The Great, Marc Rippin', Nick Swift, DJ Solo Flxx and Sam Swing from the Bronx. Their debut "Lune Tunez" was released in 1993, the 2nd from 1996 was banned by Warner. 

To the details: Back2DaSource finally offers that classic album from 1996, Raw Breed - Killa Instinct. Previously unreleased before Dust & Dope Recordings pressed it on CD only and it gets now officially pressed on vinyl format, more precisely on 2LP housed in gatefold cover,

Limited edition of 300 copies on traditional black wax. 

A: Welcome To My World ft. Ice-T, Tim Dog
A: Killa Instinct
A: Lock Shit Down
A: U My Nigga
A: That ft. A.O.D.
B: Everyday Tactics ft. Jimmy James, 45
B: Carlito’s (Intro)
B: Carlitos Way ft. SLJ
B: $yndicate Love (Interlude)
B: Mouth Of Madness ft. A.O.D., Thug Stars

C: Ghetto Life ft. GURU
C: Jungle Creed (Skit) ft. Ice-T
C: Real Life
C: Phone (Interlude)
C: La La All Day
D: Tricks Are For Boys, Games Are For Men
D: Bronx Bombers (Interlude)
D: Doin’ This For Days ft. Godfather Don,  8-Off
D: It’s On Intro ft. SLJ
D: It’s On
D: Petro

My special thanks goes to Raw Breed and Back2DaSource Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 6. Mai 2017

BocaWoody: BWR-7002 ft. Boca 45 & DJ Woody

BocaWoody has just released their full length debut album "Carousel", a traditional flat black plastic housed picture sleeve with artwork by acclaimed UK illustrator Mike Winnard. Bristolian beatmangler Boca 45 and UK turntablist powerhouse DJ Woody make up the crack DJ/production team known as BocaWoody.

"BocaWoody bring a fresh take on a classic sound, informed by the pairs common musical roots, it draws on their individual expertise and shared playful approach. "Carousel" contains 12 brand new tracks squarely crafted to light up the dancefloor in a spectrum of colours." [source

Along with the album the duo also released another 7". It features the track "Jump" which also appears on the LP and another DJ tool set with nine (32 bar) instrumental DJ edits of tracks from LP "Carousel" plus 1 minute of unique scratch samples. The 7" comes on red wax.

A: Jump ft.BluRum13
B: Carousel DJ tool

Order: www.bocawoody.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Boca 45 and DJ Woody aka Bocawoody. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Big Bang Music: ft. DJ J. Hart

DJ Hart likes to describe himself as “The Hip Hop on a French Toast”. He is a Paris (France) based native DJ, producer and radio personality.

This morning I discovered a limited edition release which includes a blue colored 7" vinyl, hand numbered with 2 exclusive songs, and a poster signed by producer DJ J. Hart.

The record comes in full picture sleeve with artwork crafted by painting artist, Alexander Grahovsky, on both sides.

A: Trinity ft. Chris Rivers, HDBeenDope, Rim 
B: Cool ft. Masta Ace

Produced by DJ J. Hart & Budamunk

Order: www.iamjhart.bigcartel.com

This 7" is limited to 250 copies, 50 of them come with the poster.

My special thanks goes to DJ J Hart, Masta Ace, Budamunk, Chris, Rim, HD and Alex. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 5. Mai 2017

Chopped Herring: CHSLOV4501 ft. Shawn Lov

Chopped Herring Records and Shawn Lov present 4 tracks from Shawn Lov's 14th and final album. The Trenton MC provided tracks from 1989 - 1996 that were recorded at his father's studio - actually the same studio where Courageous Chief, Royal Family, Soul Survivors, and Shakespeare & Last Empire recorded their grails.

Being from Trenton you might guess Shawn Lov was down with legendary Tony D [R.I.P.] and yes he was. Tony D mentored Shawn until his untimely passing and produced and featured on some of Shawn's recordings. 

However included on this project are beats from Shawn himself as well as the excellent The Custodian Of Records and German beatmaker Raiden.

A1: Right Here, Right Now
B1: Damn Tough
B2: #FOH ft. Pacewon

Produced by Raiden, Shawn Lov and Custodian Of Records

Order: www.canned.choppedherringrecords.com

"Right Here, Right Now EP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on purple coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 

My special thanks goes to Shawn Lov and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 1. Mai 2017

D.I.T.C. Studios: DITCS-002 ft. Showbiz & AG

D.I.T.C. Entertainment in cooperation with Slice Of Spice working on the release the duo Showbiz & AG. "Take It Back" is the name of the 14 track strong project by the two who were responsible for so many hits like "Soul Clap", "Fat Pockets", "Next Level", "Got The Flava" or "Full Scale".

In 2012 Show & A releases "Mugshot Music" in cooperation with German label HHV.de and now 5 years later it's time again ...

A1: DJ Premier’s Road Test ft. DJ Premier
A2: Take It Back
A3: Walkin’ On Air ft. A Bless
A4: Dirty Rev
A5: No Pit Stop
A6: Live With Show & A ft. Roc Marci,  Jon Robinson
A7: 16 & Out ft. O.C.,  A Bless

B1: Redesigned
B2: The Answer
B3: Always Sound Hungry ft. A Bless
B4: Breathe Easy
B5: Afro Child
B6: Love Is A Beautiful Thing
B7: Can’t Wake

The album is limited to 500 copies, 150 on white vinyl edition, 350 on tradition black wax. Shipping is estimated for mid June.

My special thanks goes to Showbiz, AG, D.I.T.C. Entertainment and Slice Of Spice. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 27. April 2017

Britcore Rawmance: ft. Def Defiance

Britcore heads and fans of the early 90s hip-hop era better pay attention for this announcement of the long overdue release by Def Defiance and their LP "Hazardous".

Originally released in 1992 on limited cassette only. The artwork has been meticulously reproduced by Mr Tibbz to get as close to the original as possible and decorate the gatefold leave.

The 2LP is limited to 200 copies, 100 copies come on white colored vinyl with additional white label 12inch "Music Fusion" including 4 demo tracks housed in stickered sleeve. 

Britcore Rawmance brings the re-mastered double LP and gets support by B-Line Recordings to help with supply to UK located heads.

A: Hazardous
A: Chemical Attack
A: I Don't Burn
A: Breakout (From the DD shack)
B: Come Into My Realm
B: Blow On It
B: 6000ft Underground
B: Drop It Jay

C: Perpertratin Frauds
C: Definitely Def
C: When The Skys Black ft. Plan B
C: Check Dis One
D: Kimberley The Kat
D: Whos The Abuser? 
D: Poetically Lyricin
D: Jolly Ginger
D: Critical Point Booster

E: Music Fusion
E:  Cruising At 30'000 Ft.
F: Terrified Faces
F: One Way To Reach

Order DE/EU/Int.: rawmantic.disasters@gmail.com (email)
Order UK/EU: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com

Listen more: www.youtube.com

My special thanks goes to Def Defiance, Britcore Rawmance (Todhart) and B-Line (Simon). All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 26. April 2017

Columbia: 88985383697 ft. Big L

Everyday is "recordstoreday" and Apr. 22nd was the 10th anniversary of the "official RSD". While people all over the world have mixed feelings about RSD I decided not to spend my day in record stores.

In general I appreciate that physical stores get attention and support from vinyl enthusiasts, however over the years the mainstream came back on the vinyl scene and now are taking all the capacities from pressing plants just to repress another repress - independent labels are often screwed ...

To me it's like receiving a call once a year of a person to congratulate me to my birthday. If it needs a special day to appreciate someone / something, you better leave it. 

As a huge Big L and D.I.T.C. fan it's a must from me to put the "Devil's Son EP (From The Vaults)" on the blog. For those, who collected all the early Big L pressings, also the bootlegs, there is nothing super special on this EP but it's official and should therefore deliver a proper sound quality.

In total 3000 copies got pressed by Columbia / Legacy. The black wax comes housed in a full color picture sleeve with red hype sticker. This record was only available in the US for RSD 2017.

A: Devil's Son
A: Devil's Son (Instrumental)
B: I Shoulda Used A Rubba
B: School Dayz
B: Times Iz Hard
B: Da UnExpected Flava

R.I.P. Big L! All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 17. April 2017

Chopped Herring: CHJAZZSPAZLP1 ft. Jazz Spastiks

"12 Bit Spit" was the 2010 debut release of producer duo Jazz Spastiks, so far only released as CDr on Godsendant Records. 

After 7 years the LP gets a proper vinyl release for the very first time and it's again Chopped Herring Records taking the chance to deliver more unreleased heat on plastic.

The LP is limited to 350 copies pressed - the first 120 copies come on crystal clear vinyl - the  remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 

A: They Spastik!
A: Penpusha ft. Selph Conscious
A: Hot Shit! ft. Junclassic
A: Yes Yes ft. Rebels To The Grain
A: Gold Roast
A: The Goods ft. Rebels To The Grain
A: Ride The Rhythm ft. Destruct & Turtle
A: Unkut Fresh ft. Rebels To The Grain

B: Paladin
B: Circumstances ft. Warpath
B: Dashtastik ft. C-Dash
B: The Clap
B: Buzzin ft. Wes Restless & The Primeridian
B: Spastik ft. Selph Conscious
B: Atari Blitzkrieg ft. Lucy Lui Respaz & Ryu
B: The In-sect ft. Apids Respaz
B: Game Over

My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring, Jazz Spastiks, Junclassic, Rebels To The Grain and all others involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

F5: ft. Artifacts

"C'mon Wit Da Git Down" was the 2nd single of El Da Sensei and Tame One aka "The Artifacts" and featured on their '94 all time classic LP "Between A Rock And A Hard Place".

Can't get enough of classics? F5 is dropping another 7" featuring Buckwild's 7" edit and on top of that the cassette demo version of Flex Wit Da Technique. 

A: C'mon Wit Da Git Down (7" Edit)
A: C'mon Wit Da Git Down (Bonus Beats)
B: Flexi Wit Da Tech (Cass. Demo Version)

Producer: Buckwild, T-Ray
Scratches: Grandmaster Roc Raida

My special thanks goes to The Artifacts and Crucial @ F5 Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 14. April 2017

Vendetta: ft. M.F. Grimm

Vendetta Vinyl presents MF Grimm and the long-awaited “American Hunger Rebirth” project.

Pressed on tripple 7" vinyl the album includes remixes by Architect, DJ FDRZ & Drasar Monumental.

Vendetta offers two bundles, get your hands on 3x7" vinyl, comic book, CD and lunchbox. The 7s are limited to 250 copies each.

Order: www.vendettavinylvietnam.com

A/B1: Fame (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B2: I Remember (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B3: Master Builders (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B4: My Mentality (Vocal, Instrumental)

Produced by Drasar Monumental

A/B1: Agony (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B2: Old To The New (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B3: Dark Skies (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B4: Vultures (Vocal, Instrumental)

Produced by Architect

A/B1: Broken Glasses (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B2: The Path (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B3: Mothers Heart (Vocal, Instrumental)
A/B4: Teacher (Vocal, Instrumental)

Produced by FDRZ

My special thanks goes to Vendetta (massive shout out to Greg), MF Grimm, Drasar, Architect and FDRZ. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

F5: ft. Capo

Capo aka Da Ill Poetic got featured on DJ Crucial's Retro/Active compilation (2012). His 7" debut comes again on F5 Records and delivers 5 tracks.

The MC from St. Louis gets prominent support from Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Jia Davis who also worked with Capo on the compilation track "Struggle".

Order: www.f5records.com

A: Literally
A: The Movement ft. Jia, Sadat X
A: Butler
B: Literally ft. Geo, Jia, Royal
B: The Movement Remix ft. Sadat X

Produced by Capo
Remix & Cuts by DJ Crucial

My special thanks goes to Capo, DJ Crucial, Sadat X, Jia and all others involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Loyalty Digital: ft. EDO.G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Fokis

EDO. G, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Fokis team up to release the "Recognize Your Power" EP with guest features like Ras Kass, Oh No, Planet Asia, Craig G, Torae and DJ Eclipse.

"Speaking on the title of the EP, Fokis elaborated saying “one has the freedom and ability to do as he or she pleases. You can work hard or play hard, you can make this kind of music or make that kind of music. The choice is yours. It’s all about the free will of man and what you choose to do with your power.” [Fokis]

The album is limited to 350 copies pressed on random color vinyl, the first 50 copies available for a pre-order supporters price.

Order: www.loyaltydigitalcorp.bandcamp.com

A: Recognize Your Power ft. Liteskin
A: Wild Young Man ft. Oh No & Planet Asia
A: Trust Ya Self ft. Ras Kass & Fokis
A: Yin & Yang
B: Open Ya Eyes ft. Fokis
B: Play To Win ft. Torae & DJ Eclipse
B: Hiroshima ft. Craig G
B: Libertad ft. Liteskin
B: Shout Outs

Produced by Fokis

My special thanks goes to Fokis, EDO.G, Shabaam Sahdeeq Loyalty Digital and all features artists. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Smoke On: SOR-1009 ft. Buckwild

In 2007 Ground Floor Records released Buckwild's "Rare Studio Masters: 1993 - 1997"  compilation on 2CD, just on the wrong format.

The premium producer album features many famous but also some independent songs produced and remixed by D.I.T.C. member Buckwild. The list of MCs Buckwild worked with is long and to get those 39 tracks it needs a few more LPs.

Smoke On Records fulfills the strong demand and presses the album on gold colored 4LP housed in full color picture sleeve.

Order: Shop

A: Channel Live - Mad Izm (Original Remix) ft. KRS-One
A: Nas - Life's A Bitch (Remix #1) ft. AZ
A: Artifacts - C'Mon Wit The Git Down (Remix) ft. Busta Rhymes
A: Lord Finesse - Hip 2 The Game (Remix)
A: Brand Nubian - Word Is Born (Remix)
B: Beastie Boys - Get It Together (Remix) ft. Q-Tip
B: Jemini The Gifted One - Scars And Pain
B: AK Skills - Nights Of Fear
B: Big L - MVP (Remix #1)
B: Funkdoobiest - Rock On (Remix)

C: Ill Biskits - A Better Day
C: Grand Puba - I Like It (Remix) ft. Sadat X
C: Reservoir Dogs - Back To Berth
C: Kool Keith - Yo Black (Remix)
C: F.A.T.A.L. Fountain - All About Warz
D: O.C. - Burn Me Slow
D: Little Indian - One Little Indian (Remix) ft. The Foreigner
D: Chubb Rock - What A Year
D: Mike Zoot - Live & Stink

E: Organized Konfusion - Bring It On (Remix)
E: Showbiz & A.G. - You Know Now (Remix)
E: Bushwackass - Caught Up In The Game
E: Guru - Respect The Architect (Remix) ft. Bahamadia
E: Tha Alkaholiks - DAAAM! (Remix)
F: Street Smartz - Problemz
F: Brand Nubian - Rockin' It
F: Big L - MVP (Remix #2)
F: Black Sheep - North South East West (Remix)
F: Jemini The Gifted One - Story Of My Life

G: Diamond D - You Can't Front ft. Lord Finesse, Sadat X
G: Nas - Life's A Bitch (Remix #2) ft. AZ
G: Sadat X - The Lump Lump (Nubian Remix) ft. Grand Puba, Lord Jamar
G: Special Ed - Lyrics (Remix)
G: Channel Live - Mad Izm ('95 Remix)
H: Lace Da Booms - Cut That Weak Shit (Remix) ft. Kwaze Modoe, Royal Flush
H: O.C. - Love Child
H: Rakim - Guess Who's Back (Remix)
H: Reservoir Dogs - The Difference
H: Mystidious Misfitss - I Be (Remix)

My special thanks goes to Buckwild, Smoke On Records and all MCs featured on this compilation. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 6. April 2017

Chopped Herring: CH200 ft. Manuel

Happy Anniversary to Chopped Herring Records for release #200. It's another 7" and features Manuel from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Manuel dropped his vinyl debut in 1996 with the two tracks "Luv Luv" bw "Deep Waters", and it's pretty rare. The 12" was followed by a cassette maxi single in 1997 featuring a remix of Luv Luv, Clientele and a dub version of Deep Waters.

The 7" EP features three of the previous released tracks and comes in full colour picture sleeve and is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear blue sea coloured vinyl, the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: Deep Waters
B1: Clientele
B2: Luv Luv

My special thanks goes to Manuel and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 4. April 2017

Chopped Herring: CHGRYM01 ft. Brothers G.R.Y.M.

Confirmed followers of Chopped Herring Records I don't need to tell that the label has something new extraordinary but those who just stop by on irregular basis I can tell you shouldn't miss the first April/May release cause Prince Paul wrote "Bob, you need to contact my guy Rich, he has a dope early 90's project you might like".

Brothers G.R.Y.M. ... long story short ... Poetic (MC of Too Poetic) and his brother Brainstorm forming the due and recording their demos during 1989 and 1992. While Brainstorm decided against a musical career and a major deal Poetic continued and became later part of the famous "Gravediggaz".

Read the full story here and order your copy as long as it's available (colored copies sold out in less than 10 minutes)

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

A1: How Do Ya Do?
A2: Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot
A3: Bruthas G.R.Y.M.
B1: Ain't Tryin To Hear It
B2: Turtle Soup
B3: GRYMnastics
B4: Livin' In Hell (Had To Surive)

The "Ghetto Repaired Young Minds" EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on blue, clear & black mixed coloured vinyl, the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to Prince Paul, Rich, Brothers G.R.Y.M. and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 1. April 2017

Self-Released: ft. Ol' Dayz & Wildelux

With over 20 years in the music game, Wildelux has manage to maneuver through various fads and phases to bring you his signature sound.

"There is a science of matching lyrics with the right production to make a great song", explains Wildelux. 

This vinyl EP is limited to 200 copies on blue colored wax and comes in full color jacket - boom bap!

Lyrics by Wildelux
Produced by Ol' Dayz
Mixed, mastered by DXA
Cuts by Dj Djaz

My special thanks goes to Ol' Dayz and Wildelux. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. If you are willing to provide promotion copy please contact me via comment area or FB. 

Below System: BS-018 ft. Superior

After two instrumental vinyl releases in 2015 Spanish-German producer "Superior" returns with "The Journey", a showcase of golden-era style beats and a long line up on guest MCs.

"The Journey's cohesion says a lot about not only Superior's talents as a producer, but as an artist with a clear vision." Growing up in the late '80s, Superior entered the Hip-Hop scene as B-Boy, addicted by Funk and Soul as well as classic rap acts like Public Enemy and N.W.A. or beat makers like Pete Rock and DJ Premier.

Grab a copy of this limited edition vinyl LP.

A1: Make The World Go ft. Blu & Edo G
A2: Guarantee That I Mean That ft. SkyBlew
A3: Earn It ft. M-Dot, Revalation (EMS)
A4: Superiority ft. REKS
A5: Open Letter ft. Lyric Jones
A6: Fleshed Out ft. Shaman

B1: Burn ft. Moe Pope & Mike P
B2: Supreme ft. Wildelux
B3: Daylight Savings ft. Mad Flows
B4: Onslaught ft. Supreme Sol
B5: Mastermind ft. Verbal Kent
B6: Rapper Shot ft. Don Streat, Termanology, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), DJ Grazzhoppa

Digital Bonus:
- I Got You ft. Rocdwell)
- The Breakdown ft. SPNDA
- Freedom ft. Verbal Kent

My special thanks goes to Superior, Below System and all featured artists. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. If you are willing to provide promotion you can reach me via the comment area or FB. 

Mittwoch, 29. März 2017

CoRecords / Lynx: CSR-9985 ft. Mr. Complex

Mr. Complex, part of the group Polyrhythm Addicts, is a veteran MC from NYC. Since his debut EP " Feel Me I'm Rhymin' Against The Grain" in 1995 he dropped a lot of classics including my favorite "Visualize".

Unbelievable but this record is his first in 7" format and features “I’m Ready” featuring Dres, from Black Sheep and El Fudge from the Rawkus era.

Both tracks are produced by MORTAL 1 who is pretty new to the business. Mr. Complex &  Mortal 1 recorded a whole album "FOREVER NEW" that is due late spring. This 7" is a limited pressing of 300 copies.

A: I'm Ready ft. Dres & El Fudge
B: Commercial Rap

Order: www.redlinemusicdistribution.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Mr. Complex, Dres, El Fudge CoRecords and Bret Bartlo @ B-Boy Bungus. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

Self-Released: ft. Rendrz & SheaButter

This is just a quick introduction to a 7" I came across recently while diggin' through bandcamp's hip-hop releases. 

Australian producer Rendrz collaborates with MC SheaButter for two tracks pressed on a white label 7inch housed in a stickered sleeve.

The first run was limited to 20 copies and unfortunately was sold out when I came across this dope record. However after contacting Rendrz he put me on the list for the 2nd run of another 20 copies and gave me a shout when it got online - thanks mate!

I cannot guarantee there are still copies when you check Rendrz bandcamp via the link below but who knows what happens with popular demand? Post a comment and if the list is long enough ... ???

A: Above Average
B: Outta Joint

Order: www.rendrz.bandcamp.com

My extra special thanks goes to Rendrz and SheaButter. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dope Folks: DF-0083 ft. MC Destruction

The "Blow Of Death EP" is release #83 on Dope Folks Records. The EP features MC Destruction from the Black Wax Posse. What I know about this MC is basically nothing else than that his 90's release is a typical "random rap" classic rarely seen for sale and if pretty high priced.

In the year 1990 Black Wax Records released a split 12" EP with MC Destruction on the A-side and Corey Pee on the flip, all tracks produced by Marc Niles who later produced for MCs like R.A. The Rugged Man [C#nt Renaissance (uncredited)].

A: Blow Of Death
A: Maria
B: Murderin' MC's
B: Comin' Off

The "Blow Of Death EP" is limited to 300 copies, 50 copies are colored wax.

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to MC Destruction, Marc Niles and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Menteroja / Vinyl-Digital: Various ft. Mentoroja & AK420

Menteroja is an eMCee from the southern part of Sweden. He grew-up with Hip-Hop and started rappin' in 1997 when school mates asked him to join a jam after school. While he started to get interested in politics, he thought that Hip-hop was the perfect way to share some thoughts and so he took the name Menteroja (esp: "mente roja" = "red mind": eng) after getting kicked out of parties for talking politics.

In 2002 Menteroja released his demo CD "The Day" followed by his 12" vinyl debut "Rebellion Exercise" b/w "Indoor Metaphor". Since then his discography extended pretty fast with loads of tape and vinyl releases. Check out Menteroja's bandcamp and what you can expect is powerful rap on sample based beats - true boom bap!

His newest release is a collaboration with German producer AK420 who recently released his instrumental project "EXPEDITion Vol. 15: 420 Ways To Die But The Weed Ain't One" on Vinyl Digital. For AK420 it all began in 2002 when he played a drum kit for the first time. Since then he knew, that playing music was and will be his passion. Throughout the years he played for several metal bands. In 2015 influenced by 90’s golden era Hip-Hop, his goal was to create a unique style combining Jazz-driven samples with heavy hitting drums. Check out AK420's bandcamp.

Menteroja (Vinyl Headz):
  • Rebellion Exercise b/w Indoor Metaphor (12", 2002)
  • Still Breathing b/w Ho Chi Minh Style (7", 2003)
  • Street Art & Street Science (LP, 2007)
  • Yankilandia ​/​ Analogue Circuit (7", 2013)
  • Boom Bap For The Fighting Subject (LP, 2016) with Johnik
  • Righteous Villains (LP, 2017) with AK420
Menteroja (Tape Headz):
  • Class Rules Everything Around Me (Tape, 2012)
  • Blind Vision (Tape, 2015) with Johnik
AK420 (Vinyl Headz):
  • EXPEDITion Vol. 15 (LP, 2017)
  • Righteous Villains (LP, 2017) with Menteroja

My special thanks goes to Menteroja, AK420, Johnik and everybody involved in those great releases promoted in this blogpost. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 16. März 2017

Chuku: 0001 / 0002 ft. Full Circle

Full Circle, a hip-hop duo from Toronto, consists of the brothers Still Waters (MC) and Bes Kept (producer & MC).

Their debut "Infinite Edges" got released in 2014 on "Full 360 Music" however unfortunately not on vinyl. Chuku Records takes responsibility for pressing it on wax and so documents the labels first release.

The release is made of a 2LP plus 7" to get the 16 original album tracks on flat black plastic. Get yourself one of those limited bundles.

A: Intro
A: The Plot
A: Get It 
A: Quick $
B: Raw Feelin
B: Radio (Skit)
B: Deluxe
B: Talk It Out

C: Infinite Edges
C: Supreme
C: Foolish Games
D: Dat Sh#t
D: Interlude
D: Work It Out

A: MYFB (Do U) ft. UZ
B: Conflict

Order: www.chukurecords.com

My special release goes to Chuku and Full Circle. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 10. März 2017

KingUnderground: KU-017ff ft. SRAW, Fredfades, Planet Asia, Vital

There are plenty of new releases on KingUnderground so let's have a look with whom the label collaborated in order to drop more and more wax.

KU-017 features beat maker SRAW aka Sun Raw from Sweden with 14 instrumentals produced in 2008-2009. The album title "Beat Week" was born in a time when producers shared his work via myspace. His album debut "Another SRAW Remix" dropped in 2010 but he also collaborated with our friends from Dusty Platter promoted here on SBS some time ago. Grab this LP on black color wax or silver shell cassette tape housed in picture sleeve.

KU-029 features beat maker Vital who raised in Potsdam, Germany as a child and later moved to Lithuania in 1991. He's a good friend of Boora, who has released on KingUnderground as well and who connected label and artist. The result is Vital's debut album "Piece Of Time" and 12 instrumental tracks on black wax or red shell cassette tape housed in picture sleeve.

KU-033 is a sweet 7" release featuring Sun Raw, Fredfades and Planet Asia limited to 300 copies. Since Sun Raw was introduced again above, Fredfades released already a lot on KU and Planet Asia is one of the most popular West Coast MCs I leave the snippets below with you and nuff said ...

A: Sun Raw ft. Planet Asia - The Maxi-Single
B: Fredfades ft. Planet Asia, Was - Mobbin' For A Hobby

Order: www.kingunderground.com

My special thanks goes to Dan at KingUnderground, Vital, Sun Raw, Fredfades and Planet Asia. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Redefinition: RDF-11x ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

Redefinition Records seems to release brand new stuff non-stop and to keep it straight I thought it makes sense to summarize some of the recent releases by Damu The Fudgemunk doing "solo" or collaborating with various lyricists.

Let's start with "Vignettes" (RDF-111), a 3LP with 15 instrumentals, available on white colored vinyl in picture sleeve or in various bundle deals.

Another project is "The Essential Kilawatt Sessions" (RDF-112), Damu The Fudgemunk's critically acclaimed debut EP newly packed and reissued. It contains 4 vocal tracks featuring MC Raw Poetic and 6 instrumentals. Limited edition of 500 copies on white vinyl.

The newest release is "Ears Hear Spears" (RDF-117), the collaboration project of MC Insight and producer Damu The Fudgemunk. After a well deserved break Insight is back on the scene, grab one of the limited white vinyl copies at Redef.

A: Prelude
A: All Human
A: Never Be The Same
A: Gunnin'
A: Know The Meaning
A: When Are We Gonna Get It Together
B: Rather Unique 2
B: You Couldn't See Me
B: Aight If You Bite
B: It's Over
B: Know The Meaning Remix

Order: www.redefinitionrecords.com

My special thanks goes to Redefinition Records, Damu The Fudgemunk, Insight and Raw Poetic. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHMCGELS45 ft. MC Gels

Last year October Chopped Herring Records released MC Gel's LP "Wandering Souls" which was previously self-released on tape/CD by the MC himself.

The collaboration continues with this 45 entitled "Da Funkee Man". This 7" vinyl project is limited to 350 copies pressed on traditional black wax. Nice add-on to all the other Feb/Mar releases Chopped Herring dropped, grab it.

A: Da Funkee Man
B: Da Funkee Man Instrumental

Producer: Chef Rugged

Sonntag, 5. März 2017

Chopped Herring: CHMALIK001 ft. Malik Turner

Originally from Fayetteville (NC), but long time resident NJ/NY MC & producer Malik Turner dropped his vinyl debut "No More 9-5" in 1994 on MPacked Sounds and it's today one of the typical mid 90's grails you can't find everywhere.

Malik is a member of the duo Mpacked Sounds with his long-time friend and DJ, Master Jam. Malik is also a group member and lead rapper for the "New Blackbyrds", a Jazz fusion group formed by the legendary trumpeter the late Dr. Donald Byrd; a sister project to the late Guru's "Jazzmatazz, A New Reality".

Chopped Herring presents "Hip Hop Homicide" featuring most tracks from his '94 debut plus some unreleased gems. For more information check the interview on the order ing page here.

A1: Last Days of Wax
A2: No More 9 To 5
A3: Hip Hop Homicide
A4: No More 9 To 5 (Instrumental)
B1: No More 9 To 5 (Remix)
B2: The Son Of Man
B3: Rap's A Joke
B4: Faces Of Death

Produced by DJ Master Jam, DJ Sean Ski

The "Hip Hop Homicide EP" is limited to 350 copies pressed - the first 120 copies come on gold, white & Orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to Malik, DJ Master Jam and Chopped Herring Records. Shout out to Ill Adrenaline Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.