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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Interview : Raw Breed - 1993

Here is a press kit video of Raw Breed, recorded in 1993 for the release of their debut album "Lune Tunz" on Continuum Records, with interviews of Alexander The Great, Marc Rippin', Nick Swift, DJ Solo Flxx and Sam Swing. Props to my man Marlon for the ulpoad !

Take It Personal - Episode 32 : Praroahe Monch Tribute

"Episode 32 has been long overdue. Pharoahe Monch is a part of the lyrical elite, and yet, still doesn't quite receive the props he deserves. After this tribute, that WILL end today! There has never been a Pharoahe Monch tribute of this magnitude before. We felt it was not only necessary, but equally important to do. Additionally, what would a Take It Personal tribute be without the man of the hour stopping by to share some stories? We talk Paul C., Extra P, and even Kool Keith. We find out what it was like being passed on by Russell Simmons (along with Nas) and signing with Disney. We break down the Stress: Extinction Agenda album cover. We touch on his relationship with O.C. and the fact he thought the Time's Up beat was pretty wack. We talk Rawkus, ghostwriting for Puffy, sampling, sports, what went wrong on The Equinox; yes, we went there. We asked everything and he answered everything, including the possibility of an OK reunion. We have 86 tracks displaying the brilliance of Pharoahe Monch; we're proud as hell of this tribute, and honored to have had Pharoahe Monch as our guest. We usually say, we hope you enjoy, but it would be damn near impossible if you didn't. This is - our Pharoahe Monch Tribute!" - Philaflava

1.     J Dilla - Love feat. Pharoahe Monch
2.     Organized Konfusion - Walk Into The Sun (Remix)
3      Organized Konfusion - Fudge Pudge feat. O.C.
4.     Organized Konfusion - Let's Organize feat. O.C. & Q-Tip
5.     Organized Konfusion - Thirteen
6.     Organized Konfusion - Black Sunday
7.     Organized Konfusion - Bring It On (Buckwild Remix)
8.     Organized Konfusion - Stress
9.     Organized Konfusion - Stray Bullet
10.   O.C. - War Games feat. Organized Konfusion
11.   O.C. & Organized Konfusion - You Won't Go Far
12.   F.T. - Metal Thangz feat. O.C. & Pharoahe Monch
13.   Pharoahe Monch - I Shot The Mayor
14.   Pharoahe Monch - No Mercy feat. M.O.P.
15.   Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says
16.   X-Ecutioners - X (Ya'll Know The Name) feat. Pharoahe Monch
17.   Rob Swift - Turntablist Anthem feat. Pharoahe Monch
18.   Mos Def - Oh No feat. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg
19.   Pharoahe Monch - The Next Shit feat. Busta Rhymes
20.   Talib Kweli - Guerila Monsoon Rap feat. Black Thought. Pharoahe Monche & Kanye West
21.   Pharoahe Monch - Rapid Eye Movement feat. Black Thought
22.   Organized Konfusion - Stress (Remix) feat. Large Professor
23.   Pharoahe Monch - Horseman (DJ 360 Remix)
24.   Organized Konfusion - Numbers
25.   Organized Konfusion - Questions
26.   El Da Sensei - Frontline feat. Organized Konfusion, Mike Zoot & F.T.
27.   The Dwellas - Ill Collabo feat. Organized Konfusion
28.   2 Rude - Innovations feat. Saukrates & Pharoahe Monch
29.   Jigmastas - Lyrical Fluctionation (Remix) feat. Black Star, Pharoahe Monch, Mr. Complex & Shabaam Sahdeeq
30.   Organized Konfusion - Invetro
31.   Pharoahe Monch - Livin' It Up
32.   DJ Quik - Murda 1 Case feat. Pharoahe Monch
33.   Pharoahe Monch - Fuck You
34.   Pharoahe Monch - New World Symphony
35.   Pharoahe Monch - Desire
36.   Pharoahe Monch - Agent Orange
37.   Styles P - The Life feat. Pharoahe Monch
38.   Tribeca - The Life feat. Pharoahe Monch
39.   Sean Price - BBQ Sauce feat. Pharoahe Monch
40.   D.I.T.C. - Night Rider feat. Pharoahe Monch
41.   Linkin Park - H! Vtg3 feat. Pharoahe Monch
42.   High & Mighty - Dirty Decibles feat. Pharoahe Monch
43.   Rah Digga - Tight (Remix) feat. Pharoahe Monch
44.   Pharoahe Monch - Queens
45.   Pharoahe Monch - The Truth feat. Common & Talib Kweli
46.   Pharoahe Monch - The Light
47.   Pharoahe Monch - Bar Tap
48.   Pharoahe Monch - Rape
49.   Organized Konfusion - Decisions
50.   Organized Konfusion - Why
51.   Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - H20 feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa
52.   Organized Konfusion - Somehow, Someway
53.   Organized Konfusion - 9x Out of 10
54.   Organized Konfusion - Hate
55.   Pharoahe Monch - Let My People Go
56.   Pharoahe Monch - Welcome To The Terrodome
57.   Organized Konfusion - Prisoners of War
58.   Organized Konfusion - Releasing Hypnotical Gases
59.   Organized Konfusion - Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken (Remix)
60.   Organized Konfusion - Audience Pleasers
61.   Organized Konfusion - Moodswing
62.   Organized Konfusion - Keep It Koming
63.   Apathy - I Keep On feat. Pharoahe Monch & Pete Rock
64.   Pete Rock - Just Do It feat. Pharoahe Monch
65.   Pharoahe Monch - Tooley Crew Personified
66.   Pharoahe Monch - Behind Close Doors
67.   Pharoahe Monch - Official
68.   Pharoahe Monch - Do You Hear What I Hear feat. Ras Kass
69.   Wu-Tang Clan - Pearl Harbor (Remix) feat. Sean Price & Pharoahe Monch
70.   Prince Po - Smash feat. O.C. & Pharoahe Monch
71.   Amy Winehouse - Rehab (Remix) feat. Pharoahe Monch
72.   Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder - Prego feat. Pharoahe Monch & Slug
73.   Pharoahe Monch - Black Hand Side feat. Styles P & Phonte
74.   Pharoahe Monch - Let's Go
75.   Pharoahe Monch - What It Is
76.   Pharoahe Monch - Hell feat. Canibus
77.   Black Milk - The Matrix feat. Royce Da 5'9 & Pharoahe Monch
78.   Pharoahe Monch - Assassins feat. Royce Da 5'9 & Jean Grae
79.   Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. feat. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid
80.   Nate Dogg - I Pledge Allegiance feat. Pharoahe Monch
81.   Pharoahe Monch - The Jungle
82.   Pharoahe Monch - Book of Judges
83.   Anti Pop Consortium - What Am I (Remix) feat. L.I.F.E. & Pharoahe Monch
84.   Prince Po - Then And Now feat. Pharoahe Monch
85.   Kid Tsunami - The Chase feat. Pharoahe Monch & Jeru The Damaja
86.   Organized Konfusion - Soundman

Monday, September 10, 2018

Godfather Don 'Jazz Spastiks Remixes' LP + 'Gutter' / 'Ballistics' 12"

FPI015 LP - 2018 - Fresh Pressings 

Here it is ... Fresh Pressings, sub-label of DWG, has recently dropped the tracklisting and all the info about their last releases 'God Father Don - Jazz Spastiks Remixes' and 'Gutter' / 'Ballistics' 12-inches ... after the first listen, no need to say that the Jazz Spastiks have done a really good job ... the whole project is dope ! 

"We first worked with Godfather Don back in 2007 with the highly sought after 'Slave Of New York EP' which was followed up by the 'Billy Bathgate' 12" in 2009. This new project features Jazz Spastiks remixes of 9 vintage mid 90s Godfather Don tracks, together with 3 interludes. Some remix projects don't work, but this one definately does ! The Jazz Spastiks have come through with another dope selection of carefully crafted dusty beats that perfectly suit Don's vocals recorded over 20 years ago." - Fresh Pressings / DWG 

350 Copies only !
Shipping Date : Mid October 2018
Pre-Orders coming soon ...

FPI016 12" - 2018 - Fresh Pressings  

A1 - Straight From The Gutter (Vocal)
A2 - Straight From The Gutter (Instrumental)
A3 - Straight From The Gutter (Bonus Remix)
B1 - Kick The Ballistics (Vocal)
B2 - Kick The Ballistics (Instrumental)
B3 - Kick The Ballistics (Bonus Remix)

"New verses by Godfather Don are hard to come by, he's recorded one new vocal track in the past 13 years, so we were blown away to get two new tracks!  This is a perfect collaboration with the Jazz Spastiks, Don's vocals were laid down in late 2017, JS's beats were cooked up in early 2018. Side A contains 'Straight From The Gutter' and Side B has the equally dope 'Kick The Ballistics'. Vocal and instrumental versions are included, plus a vinyl exclusive remix for both tracks. GFD has still got it!" - Fresh Pressings / DWG 

Son Of Sam ft. Masta Ace & Large Pro - Come A Long Way - 2018

7" - 2018 - Slice Of Spice  

Originally formed around 2003, hip hop instrumentalists Son Of Sam are consisted of John Sam on drums, Joe Sam on bass (and guitar), Richard Halligan on keyboard, sax & flute and Tom Caruana on production, guitar & percussion. In 2011 the group picked 30 of their favourite beats and recorded them properly. Over the following few years the beats were sent to MCs to feature on the tracks. Extra musical elements were added and arrangements were refined and in 2017 they released the album 'Cinder Hill' which was literally 10+ years in the making ... The song 'Come a Long Way' featuring Masta Ace and Large Pro is from this album and will be available on 7" soon with the help of Slice Of Spice. It will also include the Extra P remix !

A1 - Come A Long Way (Main Single Edit)
B1 - Come A Long Way (Large Pro Remix)

Pre-Orders available on September 14th 2018
More info coming soon ... stay tuned !

Veks - Anthology LP - 2018

A1 - Lost In Paradise feat. Self The Bluest Eye
A2 - Hip Hop Dreams
A3 - First Class feat. Found
A4 - Gods Presence feat. Nomadic
A5 - One Day
A6 - What Is This feat. Found
A7 - Take It Away
B1 - Funny Bizness
B2 - Master Plan
B3 - Locked & Loaded
B4 - Peekin’ Out The Window feat. Self The Bluest Eye
B5 - Mics For Life feat. Storykid
B6 - Fallin’ In Love
B7 - It’s Like That

Produced by Inna Attic Crookz, Esco, Veks, Dan Morze & Herring Franky. 350 copies only ( 120 copies on Smokey Clear vinyl & 230 on traditional black vinyl).