Sonntag, 13. August 2017

Fresh Pressings: FPI-012 ft. Jazz Spastiks & Mello Soul Black

After the 7" release "What Ya Heard" in 2016 Fresh Pressings International proudly continues the collaboration with "Mello Soul Black" from Texas and Tennessee and Scotlands producers team Jazz Spastiks aka Slipmat Brothers to release their full-length LP "Midnight Method".

The LP contains 13 vocal tracks and comes in full color picture sleeve in fancy Asia style . 



Order: www.freshpressings.com

A: Get Set
A: What Ya Heard
A: Raw Funk
A: Resign And Quit
A: Midnight Mode
A: Hang Time
A: Follow The Leader 

B: Lets Hear More 
B: Get Some
B: Fluid
B: Flip A Track
B: Turn It Up
B: Thump


My special thanks goes to MBS, JS, Fresh Pressings and DWG. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Nustalgic / PQuest Revivals: ft. Blaque Spurm

Houston, Texas based hip-hop crew "Blaque Spurm", Nustalgic Records and PQuest Revivals present  the first volume of "Spurmacidal Tendencies". In the mid 90's the group released two vinyl singles with in total six tracks on it, and it's time for more.

With "Spurmacidal Tendencies" the group consisting of BeFyne, Mr. Stylze, Papa Doc, J-Nap, Cuba & El Black releases a 1st part of their 2008 CD only album for the first time on vinyl.

RIP Baby Chill and Tony D.

A: Spurmacidal Tendencies
A: Nonoxynol Rhyme´n
A: Moanin Yawnin (unreleased)
B: Pack Ya Shit
B: Fantaztik Flowz
B: F.U.B.A.R. (unreleased)

Produced by legendary Tony D. (RIP), Prodigy & Grizz.

Limited edition of 150 copies on vinyl, 50 of them come on white or white/black colored wax.

Order: www.pquestrevivals.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Blaque Spurm and PQuest Revivals. RIP Tony D. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 10. August 2017

Chopped Herring: CHAPE5LP01 ft. Apes Of Graf


Release from 2014 outta San Diego by Apes Of Graf, previously released on CD and cassette tape only. Chopped Herring steps in again to finally drop this ill LP on vinyl.

Apes Of Graf MCee Veks you might also know from Last Jazz Club and he forms the duo together with Found Diggs. Production mostly comes from Northern Cali beatmaker Inna Attic Crookz.

"Words Eye View" is limited to 350 copies pressed, the first 120 copies come  on smokey clear coloured vinyl, the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A: Hello
A: Planet Of The Apes
A: Until Then
A: Train Of Thought
A: Smoke Break 1
A: Wonder
A: Awoken ft. Dialate
A: CREEM
A: Long Ago

B: Dissection Of 1
B: Hi Again
B: Smoke Break
B: Subterranean Poetry
B: Base Hits ft. Lucid Root
B: Gone
B: A Love Song
B: The Story of Us All ft. Absent Acclaim
B: Goodbye

Produced by 18Sense, Esco. Inna Attic Crookz, Veks, Terminally Ill, Inspecta Morze, Char Le Gouffre



My special thanks goes to Veks from Apes Of Graf and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ozone Crew: OCR-004 ft. Connecticut Kartel

From Bridgeport, Connecticut comes the legendary Connecticut Kartel with their album "The Question Is?" releasing it via Ozone Crew Records.

The Connecticut Kartel consists of Ed Vorhéez a.k.a The Lyrical Jasun, Drama & Verge Body (RIP).  They started in 1995 with the intention of building their album called "The Question Is?". Two years later in 1997 the album was released on CD & tape format, but the 12" vinyl was reduced to 4 songs and was released via Chase Entertainement,

"The Question is?" includes 10 songs - three from the original vinyl EP plus the long version of Money "Clips" plus the non-vinyl tracks of the original album plus an unreleased song recorded in the year 2000, never before pressed in any format. This is a limited edition release of 300 copies only, 100 copies on white colored vinyl, 200 on traditional black wax. Artwork by Spek The Architek, remastered by MPadrums.

C: Intro
C: Money Clips
C: C.K. State Of Mind
C: All Out
C: The Shadow

K: Committee 300
K: Birth Control
K: Certified Criminals
K: Lyrics
K: G-Ride

Order: www.ozonecrewrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Connecticut Kartel and Ozone Crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 8. August 2017

Los Herrings: LHRSTEEZ45 ft. Da Steez Brothaz


Straight outta Bogota, Columbia, the Los Herrings debut release presents "Da Steez Brothaz" consisting of Scar, Meek D and DJ DNY.

The new Chopped Herring sub-label drops one of the nicest non English language projects and it features guest appearance by Artifacts' El Da Sensei and Bronx new-comer MC Gels

Production duties come from Italian beat maker Truskull Zerokappa with mastering from Oz resident Debonair P. 

 Let's welcome "Los Herring Records" to the Hip-Hop world with it's first release and hopefully more in this caliber to come.

The B.O.G. 7" mini EP is limited to 350 copies pressed only. The first 120 copies come on Columbian yellow coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A: Actions ft Mc Gels
A: Dias Grises
B: Hip Hop Disciples ft. El Da Sensei
B: El Legado

Produced by Truskull Zerokappa
Mixed by Debonair P



My special thanks goes stop Da Steez Brothas and Los Herrings, sub-label of Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Side note, if you like it Da Steez Brothaz have another limited edition vinyl LP (100) out, you can grab "Physical Rappin" from the artist via discogs.

Freitag, 4. August 2017

Slice Of Spice: SSR-077 ft. Milano Constantine

It's about time to announce the official release of "The Way We Are", the debut solo album of D.I.T.C. affiliate Milano Constantine.

Apart from three previous unreleased tracks produced by Milano himself the entire album has been produced by DJ Skizz and Marco Polo.

The LP comes on yellow (100) or black (300) colored vinyl with full color picture sleeve, to be shipped end of September. 


A: Barbaric
A: British Walkers
A: The Way We Were
A: Cocaina
A: That Feeling
A: Imagine (Interlude)

B: Rasclat ft. Conway, Big Twins
B: 10-4 ft. Lil Fame (M.O.P.)
B: Waited For So Long
B: Close
B: Gotta Do It
B: The Road

Produced by DJ Skizz, Marco Polo and Milano.

Order: www.sliceofspice.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes Milano, Skizz, Marco Polo and Slice Of Spice Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Slice Of Spice: SSR-054 ft. DJ Koss

The super talented Belgian producer "Koss" is back with his 4th vinyl release. After collaboration projects with heavyweight MCee's like AG, Craig G or El Da Sensei this time he got many others mic and DJ Grazzhoppa on the wheelz of steel.

"Born To Live" gets released on the famous and innovative Slice Of Spice record label. This delicious piece of vinyl comes on blue (100) or black (300) wax and is housed in a full color picture sleeve designed by Mauro and Mr Krum.


A: Born To Live Pt. 1
A: And You Don't Stop ft. Torae
A: Longevity ft. Masta Ace
A: H.E.R. ft. Large Professor & Craig G
A: A Word From ... ft. Marley Marl
A: The Rawness ft. Blaq Poet
A: Through The Years ft. Craig G & Blaq Poet

B: Straight Up Pretenders ft. J-Live
B: This Is Now ft. Keith Murray
B: How I Get Down ft. Ruste Juxx
B: Born To Live Pt. 2
B: Longevity Remix ft. Masta Ace (K-Def Remix)
B: This Is Now ft. Keith Murray (Large Professor Remix)

Order: www.sliceofspice.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes to my man Koss, Large P, K-Def, all MCs featured, R. Spice Smith at Slice Of Spice Records and Krum. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHNOM44D501 ft. Nomaads

Nomaads, a trio from the Bronx, released the underground classic "The Ultimate" in 1994 that got mixed up at the legendary D&D studios. Today the group has sadly only one living member, Arsonists' MC Q-Unique ... R.I.P. MC Beretta and DJ Mel Ice.

Q, Mel & Baretta formed the group Nomaads in the streets of the Lower East side in NYC,  where Mel lived. They first started recording demos with a producer named Thomas Owens.

Afterwards Skeff Anselm (A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, MC Serch and many more) reached out to Mel Ice to build on some music, so they recorded a few demos with him.

For more check out the full interview with Q-Unique here on Chopped Herring Records.

A: Statistics
A: We Be Gunnin'
A: Never Need A 9 ft. Mr. Wiggles, Phrase & Zulu Gremlin
A: H.I.M. ft. Freestyle
B: Fuck Around, Lay Around
B: Quick Wiff the Ruffness
B: What Up Yo

Recorded between 1992 and 1995.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The Throwback EP is limited to 350 copies. The first 120 copies come on burgundy coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.



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

5th & Union: 5THU2017 ft. EDO.G

5th & Union and Red Line Music Distribution present the EDO.G's new album "FreEDOm".

On the title track “FreEDOm” EDO.G questions the current state of being: “Whatever happened to unity, opportunity music moving me musically criticize with scrutiny, lunacy, spit the truth beautifully, tell the truth brutally, more intelligence less foolery…”.

On "Smoke" EDO and Masta Ace, marking their first collaboration since the critically acclaimed 2009 "Arts & Entertainment" album.

"FreEDOm" is EDO.G’s 15th studio album produced by up and coming producers TorchBars, Kelz, Roycee, Sir Williams, Geronimo X and Sirplus.

The album gets pressed in a limited quantity of 500 copies, 250 transparent red and 250 transparent green colored. Shipping is estimated for September 26th. As a bonus Red Line offers the 1st 100 pre-orders to be autographed and hand-numbered by Boston's EDO.G. Also available as cassette and digipack version with special docu.

A: Beast
A: Brick Buildings
A: Hustle / Gamble
A: FreEDOm ft. Pearl Gates
A: Hate ft. Marcela Cruz & Ethan Black

B: Boom
B: It Is ft. Da Bulldogs
B: Smoke ft. Masta Ace
B: She Had So Much Soul
B: Blues ft. Big Rush
B: Left Behind

Order: www.redlinemusicdistribution.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to EDO.G, 5th & Union and Red Line Distr. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

Black Buffalo: BBR-008 ft. Wordburglar

Black Buffalo Records and Wordburglar team up again for another exclusive 7" release. The single is limited to 300 copies, 150 on blue and 150 on red colored wax.

The title track is taken from the 2015 album release "Rappicable Skills" with beats by Coins and cuts by Peter Project. It tells the story of a huge video game score that was later published in Nintendo Power magazine.

The flip side is taken from the 2012 album release "3rdburglar" with production by Fresh Kills and scratches by Uncle Fes.

A: Narc Hi-Score
B: Yobosayo

Order: www.blackbuffalorecords.ca



My special thanks goes to Wordburglar and Black Buffalo Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Ghetto Musiq: GM-004 ft. Flipout

Flipout's debut release "Flippin' Bob" on the Friday's Funky 45 imprint was released already in October 2016. Well I have for some reason missed #4 of this series and the release sold out on Flipout's bandcamp long time ago. The good news is that some retailers still have 'em on stock so in case you missed it as well check the order link below.

Flipout’s passion for raw beats, breaks, and all things funky come shining through on his first 45 release and make it a banger. Sampling Bob James's “Nautilus” Flip also makes sure to put a respectful spotlight on the original masterpiece.

This 45 RPM is a limited edition of 500 copies pressed.

A: Flippin' Bob Pt. 1
B: Flippin' Bob Pt. 2

Produced, arranged and scratches by Flipout

Order: www.hhv.de



My special thanks goes to Flipout, Ghetto Musiq and the heads of the Friday's Funky 45 series. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-039 ft. The Legion

New on Ill Adrenaline Records comes another 7" release of Bronx group "The Legion".  This way we get a first impression and teaser of The Legion's forthcoming album  "Three The Bronx Way".

The limited edition 45 features two tracks and with it comes a video of the b-side track. The trio gets support by MC Droopy Dog who was also featured on "Freestyle Demolition" (Jingle Jungle, 1993).

A: 1980 Something 
B: Heard We Quit ft. Droopy Dog

Pre-order: www.fatbeats.com, www.ughh.com or www.hhv.de

Listen: video coming soon

My special thanks goes to The Legion and Ill Adrenaline Records. Special shout out to Beneficence. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Full Plate: FP-009 ft. Dillon & Diamond D

The Bronx meets Atlanta, Diamond D collaborates with Dillon, both present "Black Tie Affair", a limited edition EP of only 500 copies pressed on flat black plastic.

Having met in 2008, Dillon & Diamond D have been recorded together, waiting for the right time to let the heads in on "the next kept secret".

Those paying attention would have noticed Dillon's mixing credits on "The Diam Piece" and most recently Sadat X's 'The Sum Of A Man".

"Black Tie Affair" is not only a celebration of the finer things in life, but ialso a tribute to the B-Boys & Hip Hop heads worldwide who appreciate that boom-bap with a bow tie.

A: Feast
A: Let The Horns Blow
A: Double Up ft. Paten Locke
A: Femme Fatale
A: Last Call

B: Feast (Instrumental)
B: Let The Horns Blow  (Instrumental)
B: Double Up  (Instrumental)
B: Femme Fatale (Instrumental)
B: Last Call (Instrumental)

Produced by Diamond D

Order: www.fullplate.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Dillon, Diamond D and Full Plate Records. Shout out to Christian for providing the link. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 21. Juli 2017

All Eye Publishing: ft. Decompoze (Binary Star)

Independence Day 2017, Decompoze, of the group Binary Star, returns with another impactful contribution to hip hop - his second solo album. In this day in age of global instability, this LP is a sound bed of reassurance aptly titled "Maintain Composure".

With Decompoze’s penmanship and beat production talents at the forefront, the album also features verses by some highly regarded veteran hip hop MC’s; J.U.I.C.E., One Be Lo, RoSpit, the Subterraneous Crew as well as some new talents to the hip hop world like Sarah “Lady Essence” Violette and T-Logic.

The LP comes on red / black mixed colored vinyl..

A: Maintain Composure
A: Open Heart / Closed Mind
A: Movement ft. Lady Essence
A: It’s Alright
A: Gotta Get It ft. Kodac, OneBeLo

B: Refuse To
B: The Breakdown ft. RoSpit, OneBeLo
B: Brother2Brother
B: What’s Lifes About ft. T. Calmese, Logic
B: Y'all Don’t Want It
B: D*ILL*JUICE ft. Juice, T. Calmese



My special thanks goes to Decompoze and All Eye Publishing. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chuku: CHUKU-0003 / 4 ft. Da Grassroots / Full Circle

Chuku Records has two new 7" release available !!!

CHUKU-0003 features the Canadian group Da Grassroots with their '95 classic "Drama". Originally released on Black Employed Records with "Living Underwater" on the b-side and a featuring of Elemental "Drama" becomes now available on 7" format for the first time with 45 center hole.

A: Drama
B: Dramapella

CHUKU-0004 features again Toronto's duo Full Circle (Still Waters, Bes Kept) who were also responsible for the Chuku debut release. "The Season" is a non-LP track, so brand new stuff for your listening pleasure.

A: The Season
B: The Season (Instrumental)

As far as I know both 7" are limited to about 300 copies and come in colored generic cover.

Order: www.junerecords.com



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

Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017

Dope Folks: DF-0085 ft. Screamin' & Cryin'

Skwerm and Matisse are "Screamin & Crying" how present in cooperation with Dope Folks Records a never before released EP titled "Two Tears In A Bucket". Matisse, the producer and Skwerm, the MC, recorded the EP in 1992 in Greensboro, NC

They released their only record in 1988 on Popular Records under the name Faze Too. Their “Two Tears In A Bucket” EP was never presented to record labels and so we get here 6 unreleased studio tracks and 1 track that was done for Raleigh Radio. 

This EP is limited to 300 copies, 50 colored copies and 250 black copies, never to be repressed.

A: Two Tears In A Bucket (Intro)
A: Pound Cake ft. Dow Jonez
A: Mr. Get It On
A: Puppet Show

B: Screamin' & Cryin'
B: Mary Jane Next Door
B: Wax Master Torney Music Showcase
B: Custom Track 

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Dope Folks Records, Matisse and Skwerm. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 15. Juli 2017

MUJ: ft. Heavy Links


"Step Up To Get Your Rep Up" is the title of Heavy Links debut LP which delivers 11 tracks of Lincolnshire's finest hip-hop crew

Straight up sample based Hip Hop from El Tel on the MPC, DJ Donnie Propa with those dope cuts on the hooks, and the individual and impressive flows from both Habitat and El Tel on the vocals. 

The limited edition vinyl LP comes in screen printed sleeve by Squared Roots, design by Dreg and photography by Mighty Vision.

A: Intro
A: Mic Check
A: Still The Same Crew 
A: Forget ill
A: Diggin
A: Rope Chain Hierarchy
B: Represent To The Fullest
B: Keep At It
B: On The Real
B: Blue Thunder
B: You Know What The Deal Is

Beats: El Tel
Vocals: El Tel, Habitat 
Cuts: Donnie Propa

Order: www.mujbeats.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Heavy Links and MUJ. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Beat House: BH-105 ft. Djar One & Andy Cooper

Djar One is back on wax with his 5th 45 vinyl release and this time he's featuring Ugly Duckling MCee Andy Cooper.

The flip side is a collaboration with the Japanese MC RYT from the world-famous Serpat Crew.

Same as for the 4 previous released the 45 is limited to 300 copies.

Highly recommend to check his full discography bringing you a breakbeat type of collection with instrumental tracks but also features like Venemous2000 or Carpetface.

A: The Get Down ft. Andy Cooper
B: My World ft. RYT

Pre-Order: www.beatshouse.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Djar One, Andy Cooper and Beat House. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Self-Released: ft. Scorzayzee

Born in the Robin Hood City (Nottingham),
Scor-Zay-Zee started rhyming in 1993 being only 15 years old.

One year later hehe joined a group named "Out Da Ville" who was collaborating with producers
like DJ Vadim or The Creators.

Scorz got also featured on the Freestyle Frenzy 12” with legends like Masta Ace,Wordsworth or Canibus.

Being absent from the music scene for years Scorz released the crowd funded fan album "Aeon:Peace To The Puzzle" in 2015. The 2LP is 28 track strong and features Chester P, Tragedy Khaddaffi, Ali Vegas, The P Brothers, Nick stez, Juga-naut, DJ Fever, Nina Smith, Joy Mumford, Mecca:83, TheElementz, Cappo, Vandal Savage, Dom P, and Daudi Matsiko.

Scorz's latest release is a 6 track EP titled "Illa Scorz" which is now up for pre-order (crownd funding) right here: www.qrates.com. Also get a listen on the 6 tracks via previous link.

A: Illa Thoughtz
A: Illa Soul
A: Illa World
B: Illa Mindstate
B: Deep Space Illa
B: Illa Sigmund


My special thanks goes to Scorzayzee for posting it on SBS FB page. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 10. Juli 2017

AE: AE025 ft. Nilla

Nilla is a female MC and producer from Canada. Their debut album Valkyrie got released on CD and cassette tape last year 2016 via AE / Droppin' Science.

The vinyl release was slightly delayed, however AE has just announced that the vinyl pressing is on the way. The first customers will receive their test press copies within a week or two.

Valkyrie is entirely produced by famous Canadian producer Ghettosocks who released his album "Treat Of The Day" on Slice Of Spice Records in 2015.

A: Discovery
A: H.I.R
A: Skydive
A: Trustoleum
B: Whoa Man
B: The Sharper Blade
B: Walk Away

C: Diamond Mind
C: Any Given Moment
C: Coconut Waters
C: The Illness
D: Sunshowers
D: Gypsy Child
D: Through The Dark




My special thanks goes to AE, Nille and Ghettosocks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

AE: AE026 ft. Cut Beetlez & Soundsci

Cut Beetlez is a Finnish DJ and producer duo which is keen on keeping hip-hop innovative. HP Lovescratch and J-MAN have listened, absorbed and made hip hop for a lifetime.

Their upcoming vinyl single release "Droppin' Needles" will be dropped on AE Recordings and features vocals from the Soundci MCees Audessey, Oxygen & UGeorge.

Big shout out to Mr Krum for the very creative test press cover design.

A: Main Mix
A: Main Mix Instrumental
A: Bonus Beats
A: Beetlez Cuts
B: Remix
B: Remix Instrumental
B: Accapella

Produced by Cut Beetlez

Order: www.ae-productions.co.uk



My special thanks goes to AE, Cut Beetlez and Soundsci. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 7. Juli 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOZ4501 ft. Doz Funky Baztardz

After the release of two full EPs in 2014 with six tracks each recorded between 93-95, Chopped Herring Records releases two more hits that were recently found on masters.

"Frequency" is such a dope track that Bob couldn't resist to release it quickly. On the flip we get the previously unreleased "Unholy Matrimony" from 1996. Flo'Rida !!!

This 7" is limited to 350 copies.


A: Frequency
B: Unholy Matrimony



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

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

We Stay True: WSTV-004 ft. Confucius MC & Mr Brown


We Stay True proudly present the project "The Artform", a collaboration between Confucius MC and Mr Brown.

Both share the passion for art, film, hip hop and put together all the elements for "The Artwork" project. Mr Brown’s production by the use of samples with Confucius filling the beats with intelligent lyrics and superb flow 

UK hip hop legend JEHST was drafted in for the only feature on the project, adding his unmistakable lyricism to the track "The Art-Form Pt.2" and helping out with some executve production work to complete the project.

The vinyl release is a limited edition of 250 copies on clear frosted vinyl with exclusive instrumentals plus a 20 page booklet featuring artwork, lyrics and digital download.

A: Artiste
A: The Art-Form
A: Different Ending
A: Sincere Love
A: The Art-Form Pt.2 ft. Jehst
A: Eye Of The Beholder
A: An I Me

B: Artiste (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form (Instrumental)
B: Different Ending (Instrumental)
B: Sincere Love (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form Pt.2 (Instrumental)
B: Eye Of The Beholder (Instrumental)
B: An I Me (Instrumental)

Order: www.westaytrue.bigcartel.com
Digital: www.westaytrue.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Confucius MC, Mr Brown and We Stay True. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 30. Juni 2017

PQuest Revivals: ft. R.A.S. Posse


R.A.S. Posse aka "Riddem And Soul" is the innovative collaboration of US producer Soul Gee Panamanian Reggae MC Bigga Don who founded the group in Brooklyn, NYC in the 90's.

The duo was the first group signed to LaFace Records who later signed artists like TLC, Boyz 2 Men, Usher, Outkast, Ciara and many others. Unfortunately the label never released something by the group. They also played a role in the movie "House Party 3".

Up for grabs is the first part of their previously unreleased album, limited to only 100 copies on green vinyl housed in a stickered sleeve.

Order: www.pquestrevivals.bigcartel.com

A: You Are No Different From Me ft. Robbie Irie
A: Competition
A: Hey Little Girl ft. Robbie Irie
B: Riddem And Soul
B: Mind Your Business
B: Well Run Dry ft. Robbie Irie



My special thanks goes to pQuest Revival and R.A.S. Posse. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

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

PQuest 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 of them on white 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.