Monday, October 22, 2018

LAW - Lethal Assault Weapons Pt. 1 - 1995

EP - 1995 - Sunset Blvd Ent. 

LAW a.k.a Lyricits At War released that "Lethal Assault Weapons Pt. 1" EP on Sunset Blvd Entertainment in 1995. This is a 6-track EP, sampler of their full debut album released on CD and Cassette the same year. 

The Crew is composed of 11 cats hailing from LA (1600 Carmona Blocc a.k.a Carmona Avenue) : Mr Fritenite, Dainjah, Ambush, Waar, Ace Da Bounty Hunta, Masta Black, Warlock, Xaqshuna, Synista, Keif Naps and Siiix 6 Siiix. 
All the tracks of the Lethal syde (A-Side) and the Assault syde (B-Side) are produced by Waar, Synista and Siiix 6 Siiix for 3rd Rage Productions. 
Put away all your West Coast Rap clichés, the style is far away from all the West Coast anthems or videos with girls, booze and pool parties... this is strictly hardcore shit !!! The wax is pretty cheap so you should definitely put it on your shelf without a doubt.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Demo Tape : The Ruph Headz

Here is a Demo tape review of the Brooklyn based group The Ruph Headz (Raw Universal Pot Heads dat stay High Everyday All Day Zonin), written in Beat Down Magazine in 1996 (Scan courtesy of my homie Fred Thecle). They're talking about 2 unknown Ruph Headz tracks, named "Ruff Headz" and "Puff Da La" which are not on their different wax released in 1995 and in 1996. I've asked to all the tape diggers around me but no one have this demo tape... so I hope someone has got that tape in his stash and could unearth these demos... Please let me know if you own It !!! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Interview : Local Skills - Stedy Serv

From Caught In The Middle #1 - 1994 

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse - June 17th 1998 - 89.1 WNYU

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse 89.1 WNYU June 17, 1998

The Halftime Show Intro
Bee Why - G.A.T.S
Da Team - Cash and Riches 
Def Squad - Countdown
Self Scientific feat Don Crisis & Lao Fe - Sublevel Dominance
Eclipse feat Arcee - World Premiere
Diezzle Don & Tha Govna feat Redman - Ghetto Red Hot
Marley Marl Ft. Tragedy Khadafi & Iman Thug - The Bridge 2000
D.B.D feat PMD - Code Red
Scaramanga feat Godfather Don - Special Efx
Lord Digga - My flow Is Tight
Paula Perry - Extra Extra
A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way
Talk Break
Missin’ Linx - M.I.A 
Xzibit - What U See Is What U Get 
Black Moon - War Zone
Onyx feat Noreaga & Big Pun - Shut ‘Em Down Remix
Tony Touch - Target Practice
Gang Starr - The Rep Growz Bigga 
Self Scientific - Return
Show & AG feat Big L, Lord Finesse & OC - Dignified Soldiers
Lootpack - The Anthem
Murder Inc - Murdergram
B.A. Xcaliba - No Retreat No Surender
Show & AG feat OC, D-Flow & Party Artie - Themes, Schemes & Dreams
Show & AG feat D-Flow and Party Artie - Q & A
Dynasty - Wildcat
Def Squad feat Biz Markie - Rhymin’ Wit’ Biz
Lootpack feat Defari and Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit Fusion
The High & Mighty feat Evidence - Top Prospects
Pumpkinhead feat Makin' Records Family - Dynamic Remix
Show & AG - Spit Instrumental
Talk Break with Sir Menelik
Sir Menelik Freestyle
Sir Menelik Interview
Sir Menelik feat. A.L. Skillz & A-Butta - At You
Nuthouse - A Luv Supream Instrumental
Sir Menelik Interview

Props to DJ Eclipse 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crooks Of Da Round Table ‎- Day By Day, Knight By Knight / Mind Over Matter - 1996

12" - 1996 - Juice Records

Here is a 12" released in 1996 by the Toronto based crew named Crooks Of Da Round Table. They were from Swansea Mews Housing Project, West End of Toronto, Canada.

This 12" was released on Juice Records and was the first single dropped by the group. The track "Day By Day, Knight by Knight" on the A-side (Day Side) was produced by Adrenaline and DJ Merlin a.k.a Scream. On the Flip side (Knight Side), the track "Mind Over Matter" was produced by Adrenaline and K-Nut who used for the instrumental a nice sample of the song "And I Love Him" released in 1965 and performed by Esther Phillips. 
Both tracks features KDB and King Con, 2 MCs who formed the group Criminal Shine before they became Crooks Of Da Round Table.

Criminal Shine : KDB - King Con & DJ Scream - Photo courtesy of KDB 

Crooks Of Da Round Table : KDB - King Con & DJ Scream - Photo courtesy of KDB 

2 years later, they formed the major group with other cats from their Neighborhood. Here is a full list of the crew members :
 Adam was DJ Merlin a.k.a Scream (DJ & Producer), Kevin was Theft and Adrian was Reckless a.k.a Romey, together they were "Young & the Reckless" (Both MC's). Jason was Crookid (MC), Mikey was Agent Hi Toe (MC), Dugan was Lexluther (MC), Zeus was Yatil Hassan a.k.a Lance alot a.k.a Langoleer (MC & Producer), Jammie was Veteran Investor (MC), Adrian Watson was Adrenaline the group's main producer. Donavan was Don Raja, he was the third member of Criminal Shine but didn't make it on record. Then there was Dark Junior and Light Junior, Truman the KDB... Marcel The King Con and DJ Brown Cow their second DJ. 

Photos courtesy of KDB 

Mad Props to Kdb BabylonWarchild Atrocity

Rap Family Trees : DJ Mark the 45 King

From Hip Hop Connection - April 1996 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Southpaw Chop - Make the Cut ft. A​.​G. / Rhythm Roulette 7" - 2018

7" - 2018 - Southpaw Chop  

New 7" released by the Japan producer Southpaw Chop featuring the D.I.T.C member A.G on "Make The Cut". Limited edition 7" Vinyl is now available for purchase via Bandcamp. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

DJ Shige a.k.a. Headz3000 ‎- Fulltune 5 (Mid 90's Smooth Jazzy Mix)

Mixed CD - 2008 - Fulltune 

1 –DJ Shige Intro (Real Hip Hop) 
2 –Pete Rock & InI* Feat Small Ax Fakin Jax (Big Respect Remix) 
3 –Pauly Yams* & DJ Jazz Kickn' It 
4 –Pauly Yams* & DJ Jazz Lean Left, Lean Right 
5 –Snafu! Light (Remix) 
6 –499 Don't Categorize Me 
7 –Common Sense* Resurrection 
8 –Common Sense*, Mr. Skinz Resurrection (Narcotic Jazz Remix) 
9 –The Khromozomes* The L 
10 –Common Sense* Thisisme 
11 –DJ Shige 22 Years (Skit) 
12 –The Next Wavelength Push Came To Shove 
13 –Pal Joey Movin Up 
14 –Paul Ray (4) More Emotion 
15 –Ghetto Concept E-Z On The Motion 
16 –4th Quarter C-Notes & Grants (Remix) 
17 –Infinite Loop Earth Girl 
18 –Da Grass Roots Music* Living Underwater 
19 –Bound E! Hunters Breakitdown 
20 –Buddah Bazz Quote It 
21 –Puppets Of Chaos Tru Dat 
22 –Havoc (3), Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, Big Noyd, MOP* Straight To Your Gut 
23 –Da Down N' Dirty Tribe* Mindtrix (Clipher Mental Mix) 
24 –Two Outta Millions For You 'N Yours 
25 –DJ Shige Check It Out Flow (Skit) 
26 –Money Boss Players What U Saying 
27 –South-Side Trip To The South-Side 
28 –Intelligent Hoodlum Street Life 
29 –Bound E! Hunters Da Hunters 
30 –Pal Joey Ah Baby 
31 –Da Uptown Vandals Vandals In The House (Big Bottom Mix) 
32 –Bigg Tabb* It's Nice Outside 
33 –Dalush & The Click Skeezer 
34 –Jay Sun* Ain't Havin' It (Club The Beat Mix) 
35 –Suspekt Blow Up (Remix) 
36 –Malik (Mad Lyrics)* No More 9 To 5

Props to DJ MP45