Saturday, August 19, 2017

Different Shades of Black - Next School Pionners LP - 2017





Different Shades of Black from Winnipeg, Canada consisted of Chris Taylor (Mista Christy aka Chris Stylez), Leonard Bowen (Scuskotch Tha Ill Lyrasis), Michael Syms (Marvelous aka Mike Marvel). 
The album "Next School Pioneer" produced by Rod Bailey a.k.a Mcenroe was originally released on tape in 1995 on his own label Peanuts & Corn Records

"When mcenroe produced the first Different Shades of Black album, he crafted it to resemble a Black Moon record; really filtered bass and dark beats. Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage was a huge influence." said DJ Hunnicutt a.k.a Tyler Sneesby in a Stylus Magazine Interview.

The album has been reissued on tape by Roots Forward Records in 2016 and the wax will see the light of day soon on the same label.



LP - 2017 - Roots Forward   


A1 -  Intro 
A2 - World Wrath 
A3 - Ill Compositions 
A4 - Comprehension feat. DAYO, Da Buda, Dazol Fiend, Roddy Rod
B1 - Taylor Made 
B2 - Game From Truth 
B3 - Outro 
B4 - VHS (Bonus Track)







Available soon on limited edition vinyl (300 Copies / Sticker Cover)

More Info coming soon on Roots Forward  
Stay Tuned !


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Random 12" : Taerism / Brother L.D SX / Magic Juan


12" - 1995 - Lockjaw Records 





12" - 1995 - Rough Hands Records  












Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 128 - Class of 1992




Hosted by veterans DJ Toast & Paul Nice and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast & Paul bring you 2 hours of the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop.


This is Episode 128 - Class of 1992 - originally aired on August 6, 2017





Main Source “Fakin’ the Funk”
Doube XX Posse “Not Gonna Be Able To Do It”
Eric B & Rakim “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
House of Pain “Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)”
A.D.O.R. “Let It All Hang Out”
Grand Puba “360 (What Goes Around)”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”
K-Solo “Letterman”
Redman “Time 4 Sum Aksion”
Diamond D “Sally Got a One Track Mind”
N2Deep “Back to the Hotel”
A Tribe Called Quest “Hot Sex”
EPMD “Crossover”
Das EFX “They Want EFX”
Brand Nubian “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down”
School of Hard Knocks “Dirty Cop Named Harry”
Ultramagnetic MC’s “Poppa Large (East Coast Mix)”
Redman f. EPMD “Hardcore”
Showbiz & A.G. “Catchin’ Wreck”
Grand Puba “Reel to Reel”
Das EFX “Mic Checka”
Nasty Nas “Halftime”
Positive K “Friends”
Chi Ali f. Phife & Dres “Let the Horns Blow”
Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg “Deep Cover”
House of Pain “Put Your Head Out”
Eric B & Rakim “What’s Going On?”
Gang Starr “Take It Personal”
Showbiz & A.G. “Fat Pockets”
The LB’s “Bitch Get a Job”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Straighten It Out”
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo “Ill Street Blues”
Dr. Dre “A Nigga Witta Gun”
King Sun “In Pursuit Uptown”
Lord Finesse “Yes You May”
Gang Starr “Ex Girl to Next Girl”
Ice Cube “It Was a Good Day”


Grown Man Rap Show