Sonntag, 30. April 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 has blue label.

Check out the long 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 (soon)

My special thanks goes to B-Line Recordings and all artists involved in the project. 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. 

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2017

Mind Write Music: ft. Tone Spliff


It's been 5 years since Tone Spliff released his last project "Work Ethics", but he returns with the brand new album "Pull No Punches".

Already on his first CD only releases Tone Spliff presented a huge line-up of MCs from around the US country and also the new album delivers accordingly. The guy from Utica, NY who's currently living in Los Angeles works with the best.

The album is limited to 600 copies, 100 of them come on red colored vinyl, via bandcamp some copies offered to be signed by Tone Spliff. The super dope cover was designed by no one else than genius Fred Whyte.

A: Pull No Punches ft. Emilio Rojas, Tizz
A: Spit Game ft. Tragedy, Jukstapose, Blaq Poet
A: Check The Beatdown ft. Percee P, King Magnetic
A: Playtime Over ft. Ed O.G., Fatlip
A: Grown Rhyme ft. Saigon, Sadat X

B: Splits & Politics ft. Ruste Juxx, Baby Blak,  Celph Titled
B: Rap Time ft. Copywrite
B: What's In The Future ft. Illa Ghee, Blacastan
B: A to Z ft. Cheef Rockaz
B: You Don't Impress Me ft. Born Talent

Produced by Tone Spliff
Artwork by Fred Whyte

Order: www.tonespliff.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Tone Spliff and his label imprint Mind Write Music as well as to all MCs featured on the album. Special shout out to Fred Whyte, great work again. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 25. Februar 2017

Dinked: RR-009 ft. Krafty Kuts & Charli 2na

Dinked Records launches another jukebox 45 and is presenting it in a beautiful designed picture sleeve. "Hands High" features Brighton's DJ and producer Krafty Kuts and J5 MC Charli 2na.

I have heard the track in some of Krafty Kuts radio/podcast mixes, and its dope. Charli 2na's unique voice is anyhow one of the dopest in hip-hop.

A: Hands High
B: Hands High (Instrumental)

Produced by Krafty Kuts
Vocals by Charli 2na
Artwork by JaKe

Order: here or at your trusted record store
Listen: here @ 06:41

My special thanks goes to all involved, super dope package right here. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Rugged: RRLP04 ft. DJ Low Cut


Low Cut dropped NY Minute four years ago, with his MPC he’s back to ring the bells and unsheathe the samples for "Dead End".

The starting point of Dead End’s production remains the 90’s boom-bap and far from his Parisian basement, Low Cut has rung phones in New York, Baltimore and Detroit, rounding up the faithful. He magnetized the hidden but sharp forces, and gained attendance of legends.

Heavy atmosphere, martial beats and street soul, Dead End is also the final episode of the projects initiated by Low Cut, based on the model of a producer inviting various MCs.

In future Low Cut is planning to replace his turntable needles, refresh his sample banks, and settle the BPMs of his productions on more abstract frequencies ... (really?).

A: Dante Inferno (Intro) A: All Alone ft. Masta Ace, Torae
A: Lyrikal Landslide ft. Ruste Juxx, Nutso
A: What's Done Is Done ft. Ide & Jise One
A: Déjà Vu ft. Rasheed Chappell & Soul The American Dream
A: The Mecca (Interlude)
B: I'm Here ft. Dontique, CF
B: Disobedience ft. Clever One
B: Call Of The Wild ft. Team Thoro
B: She's Broke ft. Guilty Simpson
B: Believers (Interlude)

C: Ambition Of The Shallows ft. Napoleon Da Legend, Paloma Pradal
C: Just Listen ft. Wildelux
C: Longevity ft. G.O.D. Part.3, J-Merk, Jamil Honesty
C: Who Be The Realest? ft. King Magnetic
C: Making Cuts ft. Dj Nix’on, Dj Topic, Ordoeuvre, Dj Duke
D: Hell's Storm ft. Q-Unique, Hex One, Milez Grimez
D: Maniac ft. Xplicit Content
D: Damned (Interlude)
D: Other Shit ft. Dirt Platoon, Wyld Bunch
D: Projects ft. Spit Gemz, Eff Yoo
D: The Payback ft. M-Dot, Revalation, Mayhem

Produced & mixed by Dj Low Cut 
Cuts by Dj Low Cut, Dj Nix’on.
Cover & illustration by Sasha Royal



My special thanks goes to DJ Low Cut, Rugged and all MCs involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.