Friday, January 19, 2018

The Big Chill - LL Cool J - 1998

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1998

Werd Of Mouph - Show Da World (Blowin Up) - 1997

12" - 1997 - Werd Of Mouph 

Photo courtesy of Hezikiah K. Anderson

This wax was released  in 1997 by the Philly based group Werd Of Mouph. It was composed of three members : D. Justice, H. Anderson and F. Anderson . It was their first and only 12" single fully produced by the well-known Dj Jazz, which contains three tracks : "4 Da Streets", "A Good Time Tonight" and the excellent lead single "Show Da World (Blowin Up)" which is considered as an indie grail nowadays. By the way, the song has been reissued in 2014 by Chopped Herring Records on his "Philadelphia Files EP". The instrumental contains a sample of "Montara" performed by Bobby Hutcherson and released in 1975.  

"Werd of Mouph is always everlasting" ... no doubt, 21 years later the track is still on heavy rotation !! 

Microphone Check : Kickin' Back - Afu-Ra

From The Source - December 2000

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Album Review : Brand Nubian - In God We Trust - 1992

2xLP - 1992 - Elektra 

From The Source - December 1992 

New Batch of Videos - 2018

Documentary : Almost Dope - Rhode Island Hip Hop Documentary - 2017

With the reissue of D-Smooth 's "Droppin Smooth Lyrics" EP soon on Dope Folks Records, it could be a good idea to learn more about the Rhode Island Hip-Hop History.

Here is a documentary directed by Ana Gonzales and Jeff Matteis.
Ana Gonzalez had musical roots as a student at Brown University, and while playing jazz bass in local music circles, she intersected paths with Hip-Hop artists in the area.
When she met film student Jeff Matteis, they became partners and they would eventually go on to produce the first documentary about RI Hip-Hop Culture. It features interviews of artists like Adee Rock,  D-Smooth, Dj Buck, Gary, King Xavier, Paris ... and more. 

"In this film, we feature eight stories about hip hop in Rhode Island. Eight stories about kids discovering hip hop and making it their own. Eight stories about what it means to be a person of color growing up in Rhode Island. Eight stories about getting so close to cracking into the mainstream they could taste it, but then… nothing. While we don’t tell each and every story that is out there about hip hop culture and history in Rhode Island, these eight stories will stick with you and push the conversation forward. This is Almost Dope." RI Hip-Hop Project

Mixtape : Ecks MDC ‎- ...On Decks - 2014

Tape - 2014 -  Sotano Del Miedo / Viniloyalty 

A1. Lord V.I. - Not Tonight
A2. Da Grassroots Featuring Schizm - Black Dove
A3. 2 Face - Hey Hey Hey
A4. Jedi Son Of Spock Featuring Yeshua Dapoed - Spitmode
A5. Dead Poetz Society - Lick A Shot
A6. The Last Kind - Detonator
A7. DJ Krush Featuring Big Shug - Most Wanted Man
A8. Souljerz Of Fortune - Two Of A Kind
A9. Trybal Men - Watch Me Blow
A10. I.G. Off And Hazadous - This Ain't Livin'
A11. Dahru - Connecticut
A12. Mmomentumm - As I Move On

B1. Black Star - Comin' Thru
B2. Nighthawks - Every MC
B3. Adagio! - Upper Hand
B4. Usephasan - Suspended Animation
B5. Niyabingy - Sorri Solz
B6. Non Phixion - Food
B7. Black Eye - Blue Black
B8. Da Phathedz Featuring Tera Lo - For The Year
B9. Bandits Featuring Des & Savagas - How Ya Living
B10. Jace Featuring Dionna - Ghetto Star
B11. Hard 2 Obtain - Heels Without Souls
B12. Suice - Homicide Harlem
B13. DSA - Unholy
B14. Concise - Back To The Future

Reflexionz - This Could Be The Day / Tell Em What - 199X

No info about this group called Reflexions or Reflexionz neither info about productions or producers. The wax seems to be released in 1996 on the unknown Record Label "Three House Entertainment", but not sure about the date ... If you've got more info about this 12" or the group members, please feel free to contact me.