Saturday, September 19, 2020

Near The Knuckle - Freddie Foxxx


From Hip-Hop Connection - June 1999


Mz Boom Bap X Awon - Everybody's Somebody - 2020


The Portuguese beatmaker Mz Boom Bap teams up with the Newport-based emcee Awon and drop "Everybody's Somebody", the first single from Mz Boom Bap's label Dusty Basement Records. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Ang 13 - 1999 EP - 1998

The Chicago-based MC Angela Zone a.k.a Ang 13, member of the Ill State Assassins (with Cayex, Chainsaw, D. Villa, Determination, DJ Riot One, E.C Illa, Kay-Tone, Legendary Traxster, Massive, Merciful, Rappalot, Sinbad, Surfex &Toxic), has been a hip-hop activist since day one... a B-Girl, a Graffiti writer, an emcee, a producer, a publisher, or a film maker...

If you don't know her, here is an article written by Darrell "Artistic" Roberts of Chi-ROCK Nation, from the book "The Real Deal - Chicago Ill Hip-Hop Culture" which would give you more details about her story. 

Scans courtesy of Darrell M. Roberts

Ill State Assassins - Photo courtesy of Ang13

In 1998 she dropped the classic "1999" EP on NMotion Entertainment. The EP was released on Wax only and was produced by Dick Rock, Duro, and the legendary DJ PNS & Panik from the Molemen who were, according to an advert from 1994, "Specializing in Phat Beats for real hip-hop muthafuckas ! "

EP - 1998 - NMotion Ent. 

Munk Wit Da Funk ‎- Exersize / Shadows - 1997

12" - 1995 - Illadelph Records  

Here is the first single released by the Philly-based MC Munk Wit Da Funk on Illadelph Records in 1995. The wax consists of the lead single "Exercize" available in its Vocal and Instrumental versions, and the track "Shadows" available in its Small Club Instrumental, Clean-Re-Mix, Dirty-Original and Original Instrumental versions, everything produced by Jared Kenny (of Militant Mind State / Illadelph Records).

"The artist currently causing mad ruckus on the street at the moment is Munk Wit Da Funk. With production from Militant Mind State, Munk comes correct with a Mobb Deep Style flow. Rugged raw yet maintaining a smooth vibe.
« Exercise » is a delicate track that illuminates the ears with its musical brillance. the nourishing Beat is sure to lick the radio airwaves like a hurricane.
« Shadows » mixes a haunting melody with a dope beat, for all the hip-hop heads. Their New York State of Mind beats combine with their own philly flavour to produce the flyest Hip Hop sound. 
The Philadelphian is carrying the torch of a state rich in Hip Hop tradition, Munk has already greats such as Schooly D, The Fresh Prince, Cash Money and DJ Cheese in the Philly Hall of Fame. Now it is time for world domination. The word is his. When Philly’s In The House; Oh My God !! …Danger!!"  - courtesy of Jet Star Promotion Press Sheet - 1995

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Remix Session : Da Bush Babees - We Run Things (Mike Flips Remix)


The UK-based hip-hop DJ/Producer Mike Flips drops a nice remix of "We Run Things" originally released by Da Bush Babees in 1994. 

K-DEF Presents BEATS FROM THE 90's VOL. 3 LP - 2020

"Volume 3 beats are from the Golden Age of Hip Hop from 1993 to 1996. Some Of these tracks have never been heard before. While some of these tracks are very familiar records that had no instrumental to them. A lot of these tracks were kept Buried within K-DEF's original MPC60 and 3000 disks. Some of the beats were damaged and would never load into the machines. Like Vol. 1 and 2, these beats were created in the 1990's and not created today. Preserving the old sound of the machines in its entirety. We hope you enjoy this rare collection of lost beats from the 90's Manufactured and Distributed exclusively by Red Line Music Distribution, inc" - Courtesy of Redline Music Distribution

Available on Traditional Black Vinyl (500 copies) and on Cassette (100 copies (50 Solid Gray / 50 Solid Cobalt Blue colored)). 

Shipping Date : October 23rd 2020

Pre-Order : Vinyl / K7