"SOS is proud to present a collaboration with Ed Piskor and Fantagraphics Books for Issue 12 of the internationally acclaimed Hip Hop Family Tree comic.
To celebrate the final monthly issue of HHFT we've teamed up with super DJ/Producer, Jorun Bombay, to drop an incredible flexi-postcard found in every copy! What better way to represent a comic than cutting "Hip Hop Family Tree Pt.1" into a record made from paper including FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD.
Issue 12 makes it's debut at Comic-Con International: San Diego this week where Ed Piskor is up for 3 Eisner Awards for Book 3, which is featured in this issue. There's too many incredible milestones in this issue to name! LL Cool J makes a record with Rick Rubin and Def Jam. KRS One gets arrested and meets his future DJ. The Fat Boys and Run DMC headline the first national Hip Hop tours. Just to name a few. PLUS: This issue comes with the exclusive Slice of Spice flexi disc of hip hop gold!" Slice of Spice
"On March 22nd 2016, hip-hop lost one of its most iconic voices when Malik Taylor (better known as Phife Dawg aka The Five Foot Assassin) passed away following a 25 year battle with diabetes. The mark he left on the music industry is well documented, most notably for being a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, one of the greatest & most consistent rap groups of all time.
This mixtape from Jerry Nice entitled "Live & Direct – A Phife Dawg Tribute" pays homage not only to his work within the group, but also several solo tracks & guest features throughout his career. "
All proceeds from the CD's go to The American Diabetes Association.
"Large Pro and Southpaw Chop team up once again with a follow-up to their first collaboration “Here We Go” on the 2010 "Never Stop Sampling" EP. The new release, due out in Late Summer 2016, features a remix by the man himself, Large Pro.
Praised as of the great hip-hop producers of the Golden Era of Hip Hop, over the course of his career Large Pro has produced for hip hop legends such as Eric B. & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, and Nas, as well as his own group Main Source.
The original version of “Here We Go” appears on the B side, featuring Large Pro’s tight flows over top of a classic production by Southpaw Chop, with big horn swells and a hard hitting break. The A side, showcases Large Pro’s skills on production as well, with the ”Here We Go (Large Pro Remix)”. Large Pro shows a delicate sense of balance with precise sampling of guitar and horns, and a tight beat pulling the remix together. Both songs feature samples of RUN DMC’s "Here We Go”, with cuts and scratches by Southpaw Chop. The digital release will also feature the instrumental version of the remix.
Featuring a team-up of two of the strongest producers from the United States and Japan, this release brings back the vibe of the classic era, with a timeless display of production techniques and respect for the craft of Hip Hop. Large Pro and Southpaw Chop come correct with another classic release."
D4 - Fallen Angels (feat. Patrice) D5 - Last Words
"German Hip Hop Classic from 2001 gets an exclusive, strictly limited re-release for its 15th anniversary. The critically acclaimed album was a huge success in Europe, the UK and Japan, where it got an exclusive release. For the first time there will be a gatefold 2 x LP, including all the songs from the original CD version (the 2001 release was missing the tracks “Applause” - which even got a music video - and “Taste of Life”) plus an inlay holding all liner notes and lyrics" - hhv