Tuesday, June 19, 2018

KYO ITACHI - Rest In Power (CD) - 2018

CD - 2018 - Brain Connection 1978 

"After Musikyo (2010) & Genkidama (2017) Kyo Itachi is Back with his 3rd Producer album "Rest In Power" dedicated to the memory of his mother ! 

featuring Legends & Underground dope emcees like Sean Price (RIP), Roc Marciano, Smoothe Da Hustler , Planet Asia, Royal Flush, Chino XL, Ruste Juxx, DV Alias Khryst & Lord Have Mercy, Sadat X, Craig G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Krondon, Rim Da villins, Innocent?, Da Buze Bruvaz, Nujericans, Nolan The Ninja .. " - Brain Connection 1978


Monday, June 18, 2018

Album Review : Extra Prolific - Like It Should Be - 1994

LP - 1994 - Jive 

From Rap Pages - September 1994 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing - Finish What We Started - 2018

LP - 2018 - Village Live Records 

"Following the successful release of their 2017 single ‘The Raw’ long time UK hiphop veterans Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing are back with their full-length album ‘Finish What We Started’ entirely produced by Mr Thing and featuring guest raps from Melanin 9, Joker Starr, Konny Kon & Essa (formerly known as Yungun)
‘Finish What We Started’ is a 13 track LP showcasing Things diversity as a producer and Parknsuns diversity as an MC with an array of moods displayed across the album" - Village Live Records

A1 - Started
A2 - Still At It
A3 - Certain For The Win
A4 - Interlude #1
A5 - The Raw
A6 - 16 from The Gawd feat Joker Starr
A7 - Don’t You Care
A8 - Klingon Face feat Joker Starr
B1 - 8 Bricks feat M9
B2 - You’re The One
B3 - The Konny Kon Joint feat Konny Kon
B4 - Interlude #2
B5 - I’m so glad feat Essa
B6 - Still Struggling
B7 - The Epic
B8 - 8 Bricks Remix feat M9

Release Date : June 25th 2018
Pre-Orders :

Vinyl-OBI / Vinyl / Tape / CD  

Beat Tape : kosm14 - Orbital Blunt - 2018

Tape - 2018 - Dope90 Records  

New instrumental project entirely produced by Kosm & Mong a.k.a Kosm14 and featuring Boora, Maxiscratch and Kovsh. 
"No mastering, no mixing, only raw and dirty stuff. Mainly used Soviet vinyl records."

A1. Rolandmcdonald
A2. Aelita (feat. BOORA)
A3. Roll
A4. Loweed
A5. Lafunk2
A6. Untitled96
A7. Oldtale2 (feat. MAXISCRATCH)
A8. Allday

B1. Eye2
B2. Old1
B3. Opera
B4. Vault (feat. KOVSH)
B5. Zov 
B6. Sunrise
B7. Comeback
B8. Creepy

More Info Here  

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Peach Tha 5ft Trooper - MC's Step Up! - 1994

12" - 1994 - Ballyhoo Recordings  

I bet you know nothing about this Canadian emcee called Peach Da Five Foot Troopa except He released his first and only 12" single featuring Trigger Man and Bad Nuze on Ballyhoo Recordings in 1994... well I was recently lucky to talk to Peach's ex-partners Trx, Chief Rock, Bubba Sean & Trigga Man and they told me the story about this 12"... here is a slice of Canadian Hip-Hop history !

Peach was a Oakville kid, he appeared on "Just Like Mom" a TV show back in the day with his mom. They use the ring people's doorbells in Oakville and break dance for them. In 1991 he started rapping, his first song recorded was "Children of the funk" with his friend from Meadowvale 'Little Twist'.
Peach met Bubba Sean (beatboxer at the time) in 1992 through his DJ Subliminal then later on Peach met Trx and Chief Rock a.k.a Sino at Rollergardens in Burlington, Ontario. 
They in turn came up with the idea to link him up with Trigga Man. During those years in Hamilton, Trx and Chief were clicking with Trigga who was in Legal Eye rap group. In about 1993, Ballyhoo Crew was formed with the following members : Peach (leader / rapper), Little Twist (rapper), Triggaman (rapper / producer), Bubba Sean (hype man / beatboxer), DJ Subliminal (DJ), Bad Nuze (rapper / Break dancer / producer), Trix (Break dancer / producer), KiX (Break dancer), Sino (Break dancer), Kaz (Break dancer) and J Stone (manager / producer / engineer).

Peach's parents began to pay for studio time at Chester a.k.a J Stone Studio who is partners with Larry Uptown Smooth. Peach had a very cocky and aggressive rap style and J Stone wanted to introduce that to the world.
But because he was a white kid from Oakville, J Stone thought it would be more appealing if he had some guys featured on his first single that were more Street than him because at this time there were no real white rappers. So although Peach had a full album recorded they begin to make the lead singers for the album which was "(Do You Like) My Flow Yo!" featuring Triggerman and "MC's Step Up!" featuring Triggerman and Bad Nuze.

The single was doing very well, was selling in record stores in Canada and the US.. the press release, the pressing of the records, the distribution of the records was all funded by J Stone. Because members of the group did not understand the music business part of things that much they thought they were owed money. but Jay Stone and Uptown Larry smooth had to make their money back first before the artist to start seeing money this caused a misunderstanding and a difference of opinion which caused the end of the Ballyhoo crew. Which is why only one 12 inch was released. Peach after then formed a group called Northside Sound.
Triggerman was a part of a group called FNS a.k.a Fist of the North Star for a bit then afterwards began his solo artist career and so did Bad Nuze, that is when Rakunz started with the remaining members in 1995.

Mad Props to Trx, Chief Rock, Bubba Sean & Trigga Man for all the info. 

HHV Boombap 45's series : Da Bush Babees - Brooklyn Movements - 2018

7" - 2018 - HHV 

A1 - Brooklyn Movements 
B1 - Brooklyn Movements Instrumental

"At the beginning we are focusing on a few quality tracks of the Golden Era that we love to spin on vinyl, and the opening release might be a nugget for all like-minded 45 DJ's. We are very excited to kick-off with the Salaam Remi-produced Bush Babees anthem »Brooklyn Movements« backed with the instrumental version on the B. The track can be found on the soundtrack to "Blue In The Face", released on CD through Luaka Bop in 1995. There's a also a seldom seen promo 12" floating around." - HHV

300 copies only 

Mix : Jazz Spastiks - Pink Mix

Concrete Click - Criminal
Artifacts - Dynamite Soul
Concrete Click - Keep It Street (Remix)
The Funk Family - Put Em Up
Twisted Mind Kids - I Feel You
Mental Dimension - MD's On The Come In
The Funk Family - Fruit Punch
World Renown - How Nice I Am
Black Prince & Aziatic - Props & Specs
Dungeon Lordz - Cake Maker
Main Source - Down Low
Mental Dimension - Shades Of Rage
Mental Dimension - What's The Real
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Kick It
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Get Paid
Dungeon Lordz - Hightstown Diss
The Funk Family - Ben-A-Hoe
The Funk Family - Stomped
Fatal - Pass The Kronz
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Snitches Pt. 1
Black Prince & Aziatic - Black Ya
Forte - Run, Don't Stop
Fatal - Timber
The Funk Family - Everything 'll Befyne
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Lean Left, Lean Right
The Funk Family - Lose 'Em
The Nonce - Thats What's Happening

Props to Murray Mackay for the Tracklist !