Monday, May 20, 2019

Surge - HandsOfTime Presents The Butcher Brody Mix Tape - 2019

Surge HandsOfTime is back with a new mixtape named The Butcher Brody Mix Tape. As usual no mainstream here ... Surge's selection is only made of new classic joints for real hip-hop headz... enjoy fellas !

"This one here is made for the True Heads. Like you, Abdullah The Butcher and Bruiser Brody lived by the code of originality. Butcher Brody is an embodiment of their sacrifice. Embrace the cover and bear witness to two of the most revered warriors of their era to ever enter the squared circle. Very few men have risen to their level. Most have fallen" - Surge HandsOfTime

Contact : Surge-HandsOfTime  

Skemen - Under Pressure - 1995

12" - 1995 - Skemen Records 

Let's talk about this very good 12" which isn't really hard to find but is a must have in your collection, released by the duo named Skemen who consisted of KC and Gab hailing from Chelsea Projects in Brownsville, Brooklyn. 

Gab & KC - Photo courtesy of KC a.k.a Mystere Jones

KC : "In 93 we officially formed the group Skemen. Back then we used to wear ski mask and ski coats with baggy Guess jeans lol. Ske (Ski) - Men (2 of us) = Skemen...

The wax is composed of 2 tracks, "Under Pressure" on the A-Side which is the lead single of the record produced solely by KC, and "Size 'Em Up Play 'Em" on the B-Side produced by FMS and featuring other Brooklyn-based artists like Rock The MC a.k.a Roc Da Guard, Tone, Unraveltry. The 12" came out on Skemen Records  in 1995, a record label managed by KC. 

KC : "The connection with Rock The MC, Tone and Unraveltry happened through a local barbershop in Brownsville Brooklyn that they would frequent and shared the same interest in NYC Hip Hop, then decided to collaborate on some music.
FMS which was short for "Foreign Mix Sounds", consisted of two brothers from Brooklyn named D Sorce & Dirty OxTheir family is from Honduras, hence where we get the "Foreign" in FMS... The Barbershop is what connected us all..."

 For those who don't know yet ... after that 12", Roc Da Guard and KC founded the Group called 'Da Noe Doe Network' and released a few 12" singles and EP in 1996 and 1997. 

Photo courtesy of KC a.k.a Mystere Jones

KC : "I guess we never expected the record would have such an impact. After that we focused more on Noe Doe group projects, but there was a Skemen's album in the works tho..."

As I know that most of Skemen tracks were produced by KC, we could expect that the unreleased album could see the light of day soon ... fingers crossed !

Mad props to Mystere Jones, thanks for your time. 

Pharcyde - HHC 1997

From Hip Hop Connection - October 1997 

Vic Monroe - Soul Of Kaiju - 2019

Last project named "Soul Of Kaiju" released by the Chicago-based emcee Vic Monroe, mostly produced by The SOULution except "Earth Quake" produced by Sqreeb  and "Expresso Machines" produced by Kool Mat, and all the scratches done by DJ Grazz Hoppa. 

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - May 10th 1998 - WQHT

 Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Hot 97 WQHT May 10, 1998

Hot97 Promo
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez (Three Men & A Lady Remix)
Buc Fifty - Dead End Street 
Rasheed & Ill Advised - Red Hott
Jay-Z  A Million and One Questions (Dj Premier Remix)
Gang starr feat M.O.P -  B.I vs Friendship
Defari - Never Loose Touch
Defari - People’s Choice
Talk Break
Defari - Freestyle & Interview
Lord Digga - My Flows is Tight
Street Smartz - F-It-Less
Dilated Peoples - The Main Event
Cappadonna  Milk the Cow
Promos / Adverts
Sauce Money & Big Jaz - What time Is It ?
Street Smartz - Don’t trust Anyone Remix
All City - Priceless
Talk Break
All City - Interview & Freestyle
All City - The Actual
Xzibit - 3 Card Molly
The Korp - We Comin’
Paula Perry feat Jesse West - Down to Die for This
Buc Fifty - Still Breathin’ 
?? Infa Red - Hold On ??
Cuban Link - Toe 2 Toe
Gang Starr - Itz A Set Up
Mad Skillz - The Conceited Bastard
Dynasty - Wildcat
Promos /  Adverts

Props to DJ Eclipse for the Upload 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Damu The Fudgemunk & MF DOOM - Coco Mango Diced 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - R3DEF 

01 - Coco Mango Sliced - MF DOOM - (Power Outage Remix Vocal Version)
02 -  Coco Mango Sliced - MF DOOM - (Power Outage Remix Instrumental) 
03 -  Coco Mango Diced - MF DOOM - (Boy Scout Remix ft Insight)

"In 2011, Paris based production duo the Union collaborated with Doom for their album, Analogtronics on the single, "Coco Mango". This track would be remixed by DC's, Damu the Fudgemunk for a limited 7" that sold out in two weeks and became an underground smash in it's own right. Being a DOOM and Madvillain fan, Damu took to the opportunity to lay 2 remixes both inspired specifically by Madvillain's track "Rhinestone Cowboy".
The results are commonly dubbed "CoCo Mango Sliced" (power outage mix) and "Coco Mango Diced" (boyscout mix). Coco Mango Sliced enlisted a sharp guest verse from Boston's Insight the Truncator. Fun fact: While producing the remixes, Damu lost power in his studio literally after recording a demo of the the first mix and lost the unsaved be in his MPC. That 2 track demo would become what was published, hence the (power outage mix). Instead of recreating the exact same beat he lost, Damu took the same sample and put a different swing on it, giving us remix number 2 (boyscout mix).
Since its original release, these remixes have become known as "the DOOM record you've never heard" due to it's short shelf life. Though a repress would've made perfect sense in 2011, it's now 2019 and these tracks are finally getting a proper reissue. The cover art was handled by well known artist Joe Buck of De La Soul fame and pays homage to DOOM using his signature hand drawn technique accenting a classic masked photo of Damu the Fudgemunk. Everything about this record screams high quality hip hop." - Redefinition Records

Orange 7" vinyl limited to 500 copies
Shipping Date : July 19th 2019


The BodySnatchers !

I like unreleased demos and I'm glad people are still sharing rare gems from their vaults online. We can thank Trekan for these unreleased materials from the Silent Ones Family ... some very good stuff from his crib recorded in 1993-1994 by a group hailing from the Bronx named The BodySnatchers. The crew consisted of Ptah, Prop, J Sample and QuickBone. 

"We came to this Planet a little over 7000 years ago. 
We hit the soil and pushed deep into the earth on the east, in a part of the planet that later became known as The Bronx, New York.
A rumbling ground breaking sound coming from the Speakers of A King called Disco Mario in Bronxdale projects unearthed the pods and awoken a situation bound to take over the ears of all humanity. And in 1973, The invasion began. 
A creature calling itself Ptah created a Path built on 808 kicks and James Brown loops that would cause the people in the area to submit undeniable vocal frequencies.
The Primary Prop would then surf  the audio arrangements vocally taking over the thoughts of the population.  This caused the take over to grow 2 arms that would Cut, Scratch, and Dig into the Body and Bones of the people. 
Left  Arm, J Sample would cut deep into the Body and memories of mankind, and Right Arm Quick Bone would scratch his way into the Bones and thoughts of all who caught contact.
Our Mentor and Ship’s Captain and Director Trekan would distribute the captured frequencies world wide to make sure we would dominate musically." - Courtesy of Ptah

The BodySnatchers were also known under the name of Funky Edition. The only difference with the BodySnatchas is Trekan produced on some of their records and Pitch Black rhymed on a lot of the songs. Also the name change from Funky Edition to Tha BodySnatchers came after the group changed their sound to make it more "Street". 

Mad Props to my man Trekan and the Silent 1z