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


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


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 on yellow colored wax.


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: CHUKU-0001 / CHUKU-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


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


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


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.