Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tha Chamba - Makin' Illa Noize 2xLP - 2018

For those who don't already know the Chicago based group named Tha Chamba, the group consisted of Chainsaw, Riot 1 & Toxic, and their classic debut album " Makin' Illa Noize" was released in 1995 on Coroner Records. 

"Chainsaw and Riot 1 were from the low end of Chi. They met up as shorties in the jetzz. As Time passed they met an M.C from the wild west side of Chi that had been battling niggazz with his skills for damn near ten years as a kid. This nigga with the slimbuild was Toxic, (Chemical B.). "I met up with Chain and Riot and we hooked up in about 88-n-shit. We started making dope shit, doing shows n-shit, knowhatimsayin' and nassha it started." Toxic prides himself off being a lyrically superb M.C. and hates copy-cat M.Cs, "I love originality in my shit. Chain, Riot and myself work hard at this shit, and we started our own thing that's paying off. Ain't no doubt in my dome that we gone keep it real as hell."
'Hoodthang' is the first single off the debut album 'Making Illanoize'. This shit is ten cutzz dEePaSSfUcK!!!

Toxic serves shit up a storm on the trax "Sayalilsumthin & The Essence", sure to follow 'Hoodthang'. To add insult to the injury of Sucka-ass MCs, a guest appearance by female MC Divine cripples niggazz and leaves ya stunned by skill on the cut 'Illsane Illusion'. This shit is enuff to make any nigga think twice times a million about getting on with these supurb M.Cs and phatt-azz trax laid down by the 2PS (purpose to become Large).

Chainsaw, Riot 1 and Toxic, Makin Illa Noise for the real B-Boys in ILL and abroad letting niggazz know up front ................. " - Coroner Records - '95 Press Sheet 

This is the exclusive vinyl release, available for Pre-Order on September 20th 2018 at 7PM (Brussels time). The album will also include Remixes and Bonus Beats which weren't on the original '95 CD album. 
500 copies only (400 Retail + 100 Bundles) ... don't sleep fellas ! 

Hype : Intelligent Maddness

From Hip Hop Connection - January 1996 

Tape - 1995 - Contagious Productions  

Roc Marciano - Behold A Dark Horse - 2018

LP - 2018 - Marci Enterprises 

Roc Marciano is back with his brand new project called "Behold a Dark Horse", available exclusively as a digital download. The album might see the light of day on other formats soon... It features Black Thought, Busta Rhymes and Knowledge The Pirate, with productions by Preservation, Roc Marciano, Animoss, The Alchemist and Q-Tip. 

KVBeats - The Breadwinner LP - 2018

LP - 2018 - Ill Adrenaline Records

"Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, producer KVBeats returns with a banging album, coming off the success of his critically acclaimed debut album "The Résumé" (2010). His dope collaborations with some of the best veteran spitters around (Royce Da 5'9", Slum Village, Mic Geronimo, Pacewon, Oddisee, Prince Po, Smooth Da Hustler etc.) gained the passionate vinyl enthusiast airplay on prestigious radio shows like DJ Premier's "Live From HeadQCourterz" and "Late Night With Peter Rosenberg". Referring to his real life as a father and husband, KV brings a stellar line up of guest appearances on his brand new LP entitled "The Breadwinner", including lyrical heavyweights like Royce Da 5'9", AG (of D.I.T.C.), Torae, Percee P, Reks, Beneficence, Little Vic, Pacewon, Chaundon, Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas), Rashad (of Rashad & Confidence) and hardworking Ghanaian newcomer Recognize Ali. KV's raw and dusty true school sound, crafted with the help of soulful samples and hard-hitting drums, gives hip-hop listeners the essence of traditional boom bap while also bringing a contemporary flavor to it." - Ill Adrenaline Records

A1 - Back Again (Intro)
A2 - How Far We Go feat. Little Vic
A3 - Supreme Confidence feat AG, Reks & Percee P
A4 - You Know Tthe Rules feat Rashad & DJ Rob Swift
A5 - Early Mornin' (Interlude)
A6 - Come Out And Play feat Chaundon & Torae
B1 - Nobody Put Me On feat Phantasm, Recognize Ali & Beneficence
B2 - A Few Rock Notes (Interlude)
B3 - Jump Up Quick feat Pacewon
B4 - Book Of Lies feat Chaundon
B5 - 5’9 »+Won (Remix) feat Royce Da 5'9"", Pacewon & DJ Noize
B6 - Gun Control (Outro)

Available on Opaque Blue vinyl (100 copies) and standard Black vinyl (500 copies)

Pre-Order :  HHV / Fatbeats 
Release Date : December 21st 2018

Tape : Setting-Up Presents Brainwashing - 2018

Tape - 2018 - Setting-Up 

New comp released on tape by the Russian Label Setting-Up. It is composed of 21 Boombap and Jazzy beats produced by artists like AK420, D3A4, Vyda-7fa7, Kosm14, SonoTWS ,biglikebaz, karlsson, Jaz Rawla, Chief Rock, Flakodiablo, Funkonami, Vital, Da Ruffneck Diggers, Baader Beats, Vonda Mega, Inside Out Man, Mad Che, Lsp-One, Soupbox, M Skills ...

Shipping Date : September 25th 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Hip Hop Tribute to Aretha Franklin Mixed by DJ Filthy Rich

1. EPMD - I'm Housin (samples Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady)
2. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady 
3. 3rd Bass feat Zev Love X - The Gas Face (samples Aretha Franklin - Think)
4. Aretha Franklin - Think (Blend)
5. Aretha Franklin - It's Your Thing (Blend with T La Rock)
6. Aretha Franklin - Here We Go Again (Blend with Rakim)
7. Aretha Franklin feat Lauryn Hill - A Rose Is Still A Rose (Blend)
8. Aretha Franklin - Cry Like A Baby (Blend)
9. Saukrates ft Heltah Skeltah - Ultimate Rush (samples Aretha Franklin - Cry Like a Baby)
10. Aretha Franklin - Call Me
11. Slum Village feat Kanye West & Jon Legend - Selfish (sampled Aretha Franklin - Call Me)
12. Aretha Franklin - You Are My Sunshine
13. Mobb Deep - Drop A Gem On Em (Filthy Rich Re-Edit) (samples Aretha Franklin You Are My Sunshine)
14. Trigger Tha Gambler - My Crew Can't Go For That (samples Aretha Franklin - I Get High)
15. Aretha Franklin - I Get High (Blend) 
16. Talib Kweli feat Mos Def - Joy (samples Aretha Franklin - I Get High)
17. Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead (Blend)
18. Mos Def - Ms Fat Booty (samples Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead)
19. Nas - The Rise And Fall (samples Aretha Franklin - A Song For You)
20. Aretha Franklin - A Song For You
21. Onyx - Last Dayz (samples Aretha Franklin - A Song For You)
22. Black Star - You Already Knew (samples Aretha Franklin - Mister Spain)
23. Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool For You Baby)
24. Pete Rock and INI - Aretha (Blend with 2Pac) (samples Aretha Franklin - Oh Me Oh My)
25. Aretha Franklin - The Long And Winding Road
26. Styles P & Pharoahe Monch - The Life (Blend with Notorious BIG) (samples Aretha Franklin - The Long and Winding Road)
27. Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark
28. Kanye West - School Spirit (samples Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark)
29. Aretha Franklin - Young Gifted and Black
30. Heavy D - Yes Y'all (samples Aretha Franklin - Youg Gifted and Black)
31. Aretha Franklin - Oh Baby
32. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Remix) (sampled Aretha Franklin - Oh Baby)
33. Jon B feat Scarface - Thru The Fire (samples Aretha Franklin - Precious Memories)
34. Cam'ron feat Tiffany Carlin - Daydreaming (samples Aretha Franklin - Daydreamin')
35. Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming (Blend)

Intrepid Stylez - EP CD - 2018

CD - 2018 - Dust & Dope Recordings 

"Representing Block 13, outta Toronto, Ontario, Intrepid Stylez was in fact born from a 1980's Bboy crew the Intrepid Street Rockers. This limited one time CD pressing features 7 of the groups early demo recordings leading up to their independently released 1999 debut "Underground Connex". Recorded between 1996-1997, emcees Mast, Chill Da Bandit and Special each bring forth a ferocious rhyme style, complimenting the hard hitting productions of DJ Kama. 
Included amongst these recordings is the well known vinyl only 1996 banger "Junior Criminalz" and demo versions of album tracks "Kasualties" and "Da Outcome"." - Dust & Dope Recordings

300 copies only ! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Big Foot - Military Kombat - 1997

Sticker courtesy of Timo Lorenz

In 1997, I picked that 12" at random in a record store in Paris. Back in the day, I used to buy records without listening to them, sometimes you were surprised and sometimes very disappointed... All I can say is I had never heard of Big Foot and didn't know anything about him at that time, but the track 'Military Kombat' produced by Jocko was a good surprise, also due to the fact that it was one of the first featuring of Shabaam Sahdeeq. 

Big Foot : "I’m from 183rd Tiebout Ave which was called 183rd Terrorbout or the bout Fordham Road section of the Bronx (East). Before I got sign to Tommy Boy records I was sign to an indie label called Zestland Records. Out here in the Bronx when that journey came to an end I started an indie of my own called Swampcity Music and started putting joints out on my own through various distributors, team up with LumberJack Records which was managed by Jack Milton Nazario. I met Shabaam Sahdeeq through Jocko who was Zestland Records in house producer and he wanted me and him to do a joint. Jocko let me and Shabaam listen to the beat and we all was like 'it’s fire' and Military Kombat was done. First it’s supposed to be just me and Shabaam on it, then Jocko was like 'I have a verse for it', let’s us hear it and we was like 'ok nice let’s run with it'. After that it was history... remind you we did that that song while I was sign to Zestland Records before it resolve. I brung it to LumberJack, he loved it and said 'let’s put it out on my and his imprint' (our labels), then the rest was history. "

Big Foot : "Kenneth Wilkes a.k.a Swamp Thing was my DJ for my team (the Black Lagoons) on Zestland Records, he produced 'Bring It Along' with myself and Pierre Lamar mixed it, that was like one of the first joints I produced."

If you've never heard of the Black Lagoons, you need to know that it was Big Foot's first group, which was also composed of Z-Man who was the CEO of Zestland Records, Swamp Thing and Pretty Boy who went to high school with him and was his hype man. 

Press Kit Photo courtesy of Chris Barr 

Both tracks of the 12" were supposed to be on the forthcoming 'Manhunt' album, but it never came out ... 

Big Foot :"Now fast forward after that Tommy Boy Records reach out to my people’s Cover of C.O.D and my Vice President of Swampcity Music El-Black-O. Tommy Boy started a label Tommy Boy Black and they wanted me to come aboard and presented to me a single possible album deal. I was gonna put 'Manhunt' out through my imprint (Label) Swampcity but the Tommy Boy came through I decided and let them released it. Years later Tommy Boy sold there shares to Warner Brothers at that time. According to what my Lawyers restated to me at that time and Tommy had to let go some there projects, Warner wasn’t taking them so unfortunately 'Manhunt' album didn’t happen..."

Props to chris Barr a.k.a Big Foot for the interview.