Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ill Distracxion ‎- No M.C.'s / Calm With Datrom - 1995

12" - 1995 - Not On Label  

This is the debut single released in 1995 by the Queens-based duo Ill Distracxion, consisted of Peter Hayles a.k.a Pliz and Craig Bryant a.k.a World (World Da Universal One) a.k.a Worldarama, Kukoo Da Baga Bonez's brother. 
1996 is tagged on the label but according to a tchat I had with World, he told me that the 12" was pressed in 1995. They pressed it in Florida and when they got back to NYC they sent it out to Stretch & Bobbitto and a few other Djs through Mista Sinista. 

Both tracks of the wax "No M.C.'s" and "Calm With Datrom" are produced by Pliz. Pliz & World are old friends, they were from the same neighborhood East Elmhurst Queens, NY. Everything began for them around 1989-1990 when World gave DJ Mista Sinista his first set of turntables Gemini 1200s. World and Pliz would be at Sinista's house practicing rapping over him cutting up break beats. After that, from 1990 to 1994 World and Pliz would go to Manhattan and perform at all the underground showcases... World was actually one of the first rappers on Lyricists Lounge. 

World - Photo courtesy of World 

The original 12" is really hard to find but if you're looking for Ill Distracxion's material you can grab the "The Psychotic Nasty EP" released in 2012 by Dope Folks Records which is a 8-track EP with previously unreleased stuff. 

Mad props to World

Mix : Wolf Belien Presents Rare Underground Tracks - Vinyl Mix 8


Bee Why - The Boros (1997)

The Madness - Won't Be Around This Year (199X)

DNA - 2 Ounces & A Dream (1996)

F.A.T.A.L. Fountain ‎- All About Wars (instrumental) (1997)

AK Skills - One Thing Or Another (1997)

Mad Vibes - Check Your Team Members (1997)

Miilkbone - Keep It Real (1995)

Shabazz The Disciple - Crime Saga Spiritualmental (Death Be The Penalty - The Sequel) (1995)

Mobb Deep ‎- Shook Ones Part I (1994)

Pop Da Brown Hornet - G.P. Connection (1996)

Red Life - Who's Talking Weight (Remix)(1996)

Sandinistas ‎- Higher (1997)

Encore - Think Twice (1996)

Shadowz In Da Dark - Shadow Boxing (Echo Pass) (1993)

The Wide Awake Contingent - Bad Habits (1996)

Double Life - Regiments (1997)

The Boulevard Connection - No Doubt (Instrumental)(1998)

Lord Finesse - Check The Method (199X)

Video : Cheech - Cheyenne - 2021

Cheech The Grim Reefer from Manchester,UK drops a nice tribute to his friend Joe Smith (Cheyenne/Arch Stanton), who passed away in 2020.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Nivek Bogeezi & Craig G - The Assignment EP - 2021

CD - 2021

Maryland emcee Nivek Bogeezi teams up with the Juice Crew member Craig G to drop the 7-track EP untitled "The Assignment". All tracks produced by Tone Spliff, except the track "The Assignement" produced by Ancient Soundz.

100 copies only ...

Mix : MadeInChedzoy Presents Hip Hop 90s Mix


K.M.D. - Nitty Gritty (Remix)

A.D.O.R. - Shock Frequency 

Cool & Supreme - Skills On The Map 

10 Degrees Below - Poverty Blues 

Da Homlez - I Got Ya Back 

Da Phlayva - Identity 

Sham & The Professor - So-Low-Ist (Kenny Dope Remix) 

Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - The Lumberjack 

Kirk - Catch The Beat 

Time Zone - It's Alright Now 

Bustin' Melonz - Masquerade 

Red Hot Lover Tone - Little Boy Blue

Casual - Lose In The End 

K-NOCK - So Much Game 

Sat-N-Smooth - Groovin' 

Diamond Shell - Make 'Em Say Huh 

A.L.T. - Ridin' High

Take It Personal Ep#84 - Diggin' In the Crates (Not a D.I.T.C. Tribute)


"Episode 84 is definitely our sweet spot. We take it back to essence of Take It Personal Radio and bring you the obscure sounds of the 90s. We got music from Da Lench Mob, The Troubleneck Brothers, Trends of Culture, Artifacts, Organized Konfusion, Sham & The Professor, Jemini The Gifted One, Da Bush Babees & Shyheim to name a few.

At the break we talk about the quintessential sounds of the early 90s, the career of Mos Def, Illadelph Halflife, Stakes Is High and whether or not we're team De La or team Tribe.

Sit back, relax and enjoy 2 1/2 hours of phenomenal f*ckin' hip-hop.

R.I.P. DMX " - courtesy of Take It Personal Radio 

DMX - Born Loser
O.C. - No Main Topic feat. Prince Po
Organized Konfusion - Bring It On (Remix)
Bas Blasta - The Rhythm feat. Godfather Don, Lord Finesse, Juju & Fat Joe
The Beatnuts - Hellraiser (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - If The Papes Come
The Troubleneck Brothers - Back To The Hip-Hop
Artifacts - It's Gettin' Hot (K-Def Remix)
Redman - Can't Wait (Remix)
Keith Murray - Dip Dip Di (Remix)
Masta Ace - The B-Side feat. Paula Perry, Lord Digga & Leschea
Shyheim - Bring The Drama feat. GP Wu
Trends of Culture - Who Got My Back (Remix) feat. Method Man & Treach
The Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit (Remix)
2Pac - Flex feat. Live Squad
Da Lench Mob - Freedom Got An A.K. (Remix)
Ice Cube - You Don't Wanna F*ck Wit These
Common - The Bitch In You (Remix)
De La Soul - Stakes Is High (Remix) feat. Mos Def & Truth Enola
Da Bush Babees - The Love Song (Remix) feat. De La Soul & Mos Def
Sham & The Professor - So-Low-Ist (Remix)
Ras Kass - Won't Catch Me Runnin' (Moet Mix)
Black Moon - Murder MC's
F.T. - Metal Thangz (Remix) feat. Pharoahe Monch & O.C.
High & Mighty - Hand On Experience feat. El-P & Bobbito 
Rasheed & Ill Advised - Born To Use Mics feat. High & Mighty
Rakim - I Get Visual
Jemini The Gifted One - Funk Soul Sensation (Remix)

Friday, April 16, 2021

Microphone Check : The Source, April 1994


From The Source - April 1994 - Scans courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Video : Gang Starr - Glowing Mics feat Big Shug (Founders RMX)

Two years after the release of the excellent album "One Of The Best Yet", DJ Premier drops the video of Glowing Mics (Founders Remix) featuring the legendary Boston-based MC Big Shug... RIP Guru ...