Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Street Poets - Street Poets - 2023

2xLP + 7" - 2023 - 90's Tapes / HHV 

Originally released in 1995 on DBK Records Inc by Street Poets, group hailing from Boston, MA and composed of Punch a.k.a Punch Spiked With Poison, Polecat and Dif Productions, "Street Poets" album is now available for the first time on vinyl with the help of 90's Tapes and HHV. 

"The Street Poets project consisted of several cats from the Boston, MA, area. The production was handled by Underground Productions and DIF Productions, who also appeared on the microphone along MC's Polecat and Punch Spiked W/ Poison. The one and only album dropped on their own imprint DBK Records in 1995. Next to three accompanying 12" singles, the full album was only available on CD and cassette so far - until now! " - courtesy of 90's Tapes 

Available in a limited run on black vinyl 2LP (Gatefold - 750 copies) incl. bonus 7" ("Out Ta Flip" b/w "Buggin'"), CD (jewel case - 300 copies) and cassette (100 copies). 


BLVD. Mosse - All Praises Due To Outstanding - 1990

12" - 1990 - Scorpio  

If you want to grab a slice of Trenton Hip-Hop history... here is the debut 12" released by Blvd. Mosse on the New York-based label Scorpio in 1990. The wax is really cheap and really easy to find. The group was comprised of Outstanding a.k.a Out, DJ Plexx and D.J.L. hailing from the North section of Trenton, New Jersey. Out and Plexx were the core members of the group. After meeting in High School in '88, they musically bonded to become Blvd. Mosse because the Boulevard was their lounge !

Both tracks of the wax "All Praises Due To Outstanding" (LP Version / Dub Version & Acappella) and "Move To Something Funky" (LP Version / Instrumental & Acappella) were produced by the legendary Tony D (RIP). The best track of the 12" is "Move To Something Funky" which uses a sample of the song "Moment of Truthreleased in 1971 by Earth Wind & Fire.

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode #308: Spotlight on Big Beat Records

Hosted by veteran DJ Toast and broadcast live every Sunday night at 9pm (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast brings you the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop. This episode is dedicated to the NY-based label Big Beat Records. 

Kenny Dope presents the Mad Racket “Supa (KD’s B-Boy Mix)” (1991)

Dawn Penn “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” (1993)

Artifacts “C’Mon Wit da Git Down” (1994)

Artifacts f. Lord Finesse & Lord Jamar “Collaboration of Mics” (1997)

Down South “Around the Clock” (1994)

LA the Darkman “I Want It All” (1998)

Real Live “Real Live Shit” (1995)

Real Live f. Ghostface, Cappadonna, Lord Tariq & Killa Sin “Real Live Shit (Remix)” (1996)

Lil’ Kim “Queen Bitch” (1996)

Artifacts “Wrong Side of the Tracks” (1994)

Sister Nancy “Big Beat Bam (Remix)” (1993)

Junior MAFIA f. The Notorious BIG “Players Anthem” (1995)

Lil’ Kim f. Lil Cease “Crush On You” (1996)

Artifacts “The Ultimate” (1997)

Artifacts “The Ultimate (Showbiz Remix”) (1997)

Pete Rock & Large Professor “The Rap World” (1996)

Junior MAFIA f. The Notorious BIG “Oh My Lord” (1995)

De La Soul “I Can’t Call It” (1996)

Lil’ Kim f. Puff Daddy “No Time” (1996)

Junior MAFIA f. The Notorious BIG “Get Money” (1995)

Real Live “The Gimmicks” (1996)

Mad Skillz “Move Ya Body” (1995)

RZA f. Method Man & Cappadonna “Wu-Wear: The Garment Renaissance” (1996)

A Tribe Called Quest “Peace, Prosperity & Paper” (1996)

Mad Skillz “The Nod Factor” (1995)

LA the Darkman f. Killa Sin “Heist of the Century” (1998)

Mad Skillz f. Large Professor & Q-Tip “Extra Abstract Skillz” (1995)

Nubian Crackers “Two For the Time (Symphonic Cracker Mix)” (1992)

JVC Force “Big Trax” (1992)

Inspectah Deck f. U-God “Semi-Automatic Full Rap Metal Jacket” (1996)

Lil’ Kim f. Jay-Z “Big Momma Thang” (1996)

Kenny Dope presents The Mad Racket “Supa (Tick Tock You Don’t Stop Mix)” (1991)

Kenny Dope presents The Mad Racket “Don Da Da (Gangsta Mix)” (1993)

Down South “Lost in Brooklyn” (1994)

Nubian Crackers f. Don T “As Them Talk (Da Nubian Mix)” (1993)

Junior MAFIA “Realms of Junior Mafia” (1993)

Tara Kemp “Hold You Tight (Sisters Gonna Work It Out Mix)” (1990)

Double XX Posse “He Asked For It” (1994)

Nubian Crackers “Clap Your Hands Everybody” (1992)

Double XX Posse “Not Gonna Be Able To Do It” (1992)

Percee P & E-Kim “Now They Wanna See Me” (1992)

Double XX Posse “Executive Class” (1991)

Percee P & E-Kim “Puttin’ Heads to Bed” (1992)

Sunday, March 19, 2023

New Joint : Ace SL x Tru Comers - Treasures - 2023


Second single dropped by Ace SL and Tru Comers, taken from their upcoming collaborative album which will be available soon on vinyl via Vinyl-Digital.


Video : Sonny Blak Feat Derrick Temple & S.Spyda - Straight Path - 2023


Visuals for Sonny Blak's latest single "Straight Path" featuring Derrick Temple and Selector Spyda, all members of the Organised Rhyme Family from Northampton, UK. The production is handled by Kreaps.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Video : John Robinson & Figub Brazlevic - Welcome Everyone - 2023

Visuals for the latest single dropped by John Robinson & Figub Brazlevic, taken from their collaborative album "Live Life And Tell Stories", available to Pre-order on Purple limited edition vinyl (300 copies). 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Big Yang The Lyrical Boss - Now It's Time - 1994

12" - 1994 - M.O.B.B. Records

Big Yang a.k.a Big Yang The Lyrical Boss was a rapper from Far Rockaway, Queens NY who is now based and living his life in Houston,Texas. In 1994 he dropped his debut 12" entitled "Now It's Time" on M.O.B.B. Records, a small record label from Rosedale, NY managed by Ramel Harvey.

Ramel Harvey : "I decided to open M.O.B.B. Records because rappers didn't really last forever back then but music executives do. I believe it was around 1992. M.O.B.B. stands for Might Of Black BrothersBig Yang was introduced to me by a friend who knew I was into music and we started working together from there because I knew he had something. His voice and presence was commanding so I knew we had to get into the studio."

The 12" consists of 4 tracks entitled "Licka - Licka" produced by J.K. Smooth and B.Scott, "Blow Up Da Spot" featuring Johnnie Qwest and produced by Baby Wise, "The Madness" produced by Starkim, and "Time Ta Drop Da Bomb" featuring Johnnie Qwest and produced by Baby Wise. The A-side contains the Radio versions of each track and the B-side which is also called the Street side contains all the Uncut versions. It's rare but no instrumentals are available. 

"Now It's Time" was also released on Tape and CD format at the time. Vinyl and Tape are easy to grab for a good price but the CD version is a little bit more expensive due to the fact that it contains a bonus track entitled "Watch Whut Ya Say (Uncut)" produced by Baby Wise. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

MiLKCRATE - Nuggets 3 - 2023


Milkcrate from Toronto, Canada drops the third volume of his Nuggets series.