Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hype : Yaggfu Front


From Hip Hop Connection - May 1994 







Interview : Views B4 The 6 - Born Swiff of Da Grassroots




"In this episode we sit down with 1/3 of the legendary Da Grassroots production team and talk with Swiff about his days dancing with Bedrock, forming Black Employed records, doing production for Ghetto Concept and Redlife early in their careers, Da Grassroots classic album Passage Through Time and much more...." Views B4 The 6






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 138 - The 1987 Def Jam Tour




Hosted by veterans DJ Toast & Paul Nice and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast & Paul bring you 2 hours of the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop.

This is Episode 138 - celebrating the 1987 Def Jam Tour - originally aired on October 15, 2017






Public Enemy “Yo! Bum Rush the Show”
Eric B & Rakim “Eric B Is President”
Whodini “Funky Beat”
Whodini “Friends”
LL Cool J “Dear Yvette”
LL Cool J “Go Cut Creator Go”
LL Cool J “The Bristol Hotel”
Public Enemy “Public Enemy No. 1”
Public Enemy “Rebel Without a Pause”
LL Cool J “Rock the Bells”
Eric B & Rakim “Paid In Full”
Public Enemy “Timebomb”
Whodini “Freaks Come Out at Night”
Whodini “Big Mouth”
LL Cool J “Get Down”
LL Cool J “My Rhyme Ain’t Done”
Eric B & Rakim “I Ain’t No Joke”
Public Enemy “You’re Gonna Get Yours”
Eric B & Rakim “I Know You Got Soul”
LL Cool J “I’m Bad”
Eric B & Rakim “My Melody”
LL Cool J “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”
Public Enemy “M.P.E.”
LL Cool J “Dangerous”
LL Cool J “The Breakthrough”
Eric B & Rakim “Move the Crowd”
Whodini “One Love”
Public Enemy “Miuzi Weighs a Ton”
LL Cool J “Kanday”



Grown Man Rap Show


Demo : BlacRayn - Check It Out Demo - 1994 WKCR










Here is a demo of BlacRayn played by Bobbito on the S&B Show from February 3rd 1994. At the beginning, BlacRayn consisted of 5 members : Jaelive, Equality, HEF, AMD and the producer VES  (Various Elements of Sound). 
Jaelive left the group in 1995, went solo and became Mr. Live. In 1996 , he released his first single and underground classic "Relax Y'self / Supa Dupa" on Bobbito's label Fondle 'Em.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Raw, Rugged & Rawkus - Company Flow



From Hip Hop Connection - Issue #109 - February 1998






Video : Ded Tebiase Ft. Veks - Nine Six Shit - 2017





Video of the single "Nine Six Shit" featuring Veks, off the new Ded Tebiase's album "Landspeed" released on Village Live Records.


Don Gargeyone - Multiply - 1998


12" - 1998 - Mad Face Records  





Don Gargeyone 's first and only 12" EP was released on Mad Face Records in 1998, composed of 5 tracks produced by Devhour and Vann X. 
Mad Face Records was a North Carolina based label. Dj Polo of WJMH (102.1 FM) and Dj Kraze started this label at the OBIA studios in Durham (NC), then moved to Greensboro (NC). Two tracks of this 12" EP are also on the Mad Face Records Compilation Vol.#1 CD released by Dj Polo the same year. That's all I know about Don Gargeyone...




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Album Review : EPMD - Business As Usual - 1990


LP - 1990 - Def Jam 



From Hip Hop Connection - February 1991







From Hip Hop Connection - February 1991









Stretch & Bobbito Shows - HipHop-TheGoldenEra Archives :




Here are the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito shows posted on the Blog through the years.
Thanks to the people who were involved in tape rips, tracklists ... : Chris Miller, Serch4beatz, Irish Craig, Jamo, Dj Nes, George Cee, Brandan E., Dj Eclipse, Verge Tibbs, HecticEclectic, Jaz, Michael Sanderson, Christian Luda, Gee Scoobie & Philaflava Forum.



1991:
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - ?-?- 1991 - WKCR 

1992:
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 12th 1992 -WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - November 19th 1992 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 3rd 1992 - WKCR 

1993:
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 14th 1993 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 28th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 4th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 25th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 11th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 1st 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 8th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 15th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 29th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 20th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 10th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 5th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 19th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 2nd 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 23rd 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 7th 1993 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 14th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 4th 1993 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 11th 1993 - WKCR  
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 16th 1993 - WKCR 


1994:

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 13th 1994 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 24th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 31st 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 7th 1994 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 14th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 2nd 1994 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 16th 1994 - WKCR  
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 23rd 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 7th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 4th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 11th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 25th 1994 - WKCR 
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 29th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 13th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 24th 1994 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 15th 1994 - WKCR


1995:

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 5th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 19th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 9th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 23rd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 2nd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 16th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 23rd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 13th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 20th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 27th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 4th 1995 - WKCR

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 11th 1995 - WKCR

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 26th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 8th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 22nd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 20th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 27th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 3rd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 10th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 17th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 24th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 31st 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 7th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 14th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 28th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 19th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 26th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 2nd 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 9th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 16th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 30th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 28th 1995 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - ?-?-? Bobbito playing Demos - 1995 - WKCR


1996:

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 4th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show  - January 11th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 18th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 1st 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 22nd 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 29th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 7th 1996  - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 14th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 11th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 18th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - April 25th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 2nd 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 9th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 6th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 13th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 4th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 18th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 25th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 1st 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 24th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 31st 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 14th 1996 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - November 21st 1996 - WKCR


1997:

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - January 2nd 1997- WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - January 16th 1997- WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - January 23rd 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 13th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 20th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 8th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 22nd 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 29th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 10th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 17th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 24th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstong & Bobbito Show - August 7th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 21st 1997  - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 16th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - Nov 13th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 4th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 11th 1997 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 18th 1997 - WKCR


1998:

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 5th 1998 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 19th 1998 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 26th 1998 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - March 26th 1998 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - August 20th 1998 - WKCR
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - October 8th 1998 - WKCR



Hot97:

Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 WQHT - February 11th 1996
Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Hot 97 WQHT May 12, 1996
Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - September 29th 1996 - Hot 97 
Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Hot 97 WQHT October 20, 1996
Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong , Bobbito & DJ Premier - Hot 97 WQHT - May 18th 1997
Boogie & The Barber w/Bobbito & DJ Premier - Hot 97 WQHT - May 25th 1997   
Boogie & The Barber w/Bobbito & DJ Premier Hot 97 WQHT August 10, 1997
Stretch & Bobbito with DJ Premier - August 31st 1997 - Hot 97
Boogie & The Barber w/DJ Premier Hot 97 WQHT December 21, 1997
Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch & Bobbito - Hot 97 WQHT - June 21st 1998
Boogie & The Barber w/Bobbito & DJ Eclipse - Feb 8th 1998 - WQHT




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Reality Check - Gang Starr






From The Wire Magazine - Issue #187 - September 1999



Son Of Sam - Come A Long Way (Extra P Remix) - 2017











Thursday, October 12, 2017

Represent Records / The Ruffneck EP


From Hip Hop Connection - May 1994 



EP - 1993 - Represent Records







Hypnotyk Mixtapes By DJ Clyde




If you're French or even European, you should probably know Dj Clyde. For the others, let me introduce himself : Dj Clyde is a famous French DJ, mixtape pionneer and producer who worked for the group NTM or Assassin during the 90s. He was the guy behind most of the productions of the excellent Supreme NTM album "Paris Sous Les Bombes" and the famous track " Tout N'est Pas Si Facile" in 1995.





Today Dj Clyde is back with a new project : the Reissue of his first 10 mixtapes from early 90s, and he needs your help to realize it ... you can find all the info Here.

Thanks for your help !

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cipha - Rock Rock On ... - 1996


12" - 1996 - Sojourn Records


Cipha, is a hip-hop group consisting of two brothers from Wilmington, Delaware, Flex and Solomon a.k.a Flex&Hated rose to local fame during the golden era of the late 90’s. This was fueled by the success of the classic indie single “Rock, Rock On b/w Scared to Die” released on the duo’s label Sojourn Records in 1996.




The single received positive reviews in the Vibe Magazine (June-July 1996), Rap Sheet (July 1996), Rap Pages (August-Sept 1996) and other well-known publications at the time. 

"If you’re still thinking that a rhyme cipher is nothing but a group of MCs trading flows, Cipha (Sojourn Productions, 302-655-6035) will put an end to that misconception. Vocally burn rushing the set from Wilmington, Delaware, Flex and Solomon pose a threat to all competition with their old school influenced single « Rock Rock On ». This Rhythmic concoction has a nod your head while you lace up your Pumas type of flow that doubles with punchy kick drums and wind cutting snares..." - Review from Vibe Magazine - 1996


"Rock, Rock On", charted on the College Radio Chart (CMJ) for weeks after its release. The well-reviewed single garnered enough interest to catch the attention of Def Jam Records, Violator Management and Spike Lee’s short lived label 40 acres and a Mule. Ultimately, Cipha decided to remain independent and released several singles during the late 90’s and one mixtape-album entitled “Lose Your Life Here” in 1999. The success of the single allowed Cipha to establish relationships with key music executives at Motown, Def Jam, Bad Boy Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Universal Music Group, this led to Cipha being invited to recording sessions of prominent artists at the time, including 50 Cent, Onyx, Lil Kim, Black Rob, and many others.

Cipha & Nas in Philadelphia circa '95 - Photo courtesy of Flex



Cipha was supposed to be part of a various unsigned artists compilation called "Sleepers" with The elementals, Marchitect and Jas Mace (Both members of the Outfit) but according to Jas Mace the comp never came out ... 


"We worked together throwing parties in delaware and used the money to finance our music. Flex& hated were Cipha and Marchitect, The Count, myself and a few others were The Outfit. Our plan was to eventually do a compilation between the two camps but it never happened.

SLEEPERS ENT was the name of the five of us for throwing hip-hop parties around the way." 
- Jas Mace


 In recent years, a resurgence of interest in 90s hip-hop has the original vinyl of Flex&Hated’s “Rock Rock, On”, selling via online music outlets for over $200.00 a record.  Flex&Hated are currently in the studio working on a new full length album, tentatively entitled “Heroes Never Die” slated to be released 1st quarter of 2018 along with a re-issue of the original “Rock Rock On” vinyl and the follow up single “Holla Back”. 



Props to Flex & Jas Mace 


Dredknotz - Causin A Menace Promo Sheets - 1994




Marlon courtesy of Classichhr Youtube Channel, sent me these Dredknotz's VHS promo sheets pics and has recently uploaded the "The Anthem b/w Causin' A Menace" video in High Quality. I had never seen these promo sheets before, where the full-length debut album "Unda Pressure" was clearly announced. 
If you 're looking for very good quality videos, you should check his channel asap ! 




VHS Promo Sheet courtesy of Classichhr