Thursday, July 19, 2018


From Hip Hop Connection - August 1995

Mix : Serch4beatz Presents Low Budget Productions

01 - Raw Soul - Dialect
02 - T.H.U.G.G.S - Freaky Flow
03 - J-Force - Bulls Eye
04 - Yasheen & The Murder-1 Squad - Bring It !
05 - 12 Block - If It's On Like That (C'mon)
06 - Down Ta Erf - Ta Each Iz Own
07 - Corner 2 Corner - Thieves' Theme
08 - Microphone Terrorist - Green Paper
09 - Adagio! - The Break
10 - MCM - Straight On Up
11 - Always Livin Foul – High & Bent (Remix)
12 - Mike Ock - Day In The Life
13 - Big Shot - I Love This Shit

Props to Serch4beatz

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Documentary : Raisin' Kane - A Rapumentary

A documentary about the rise of independent / underground Juno-nominated rap group Citizen Kane from the Scarborough projects as they try to release their first feature length album and take the crown of best hip hop group in the Canadian music industry. Awarded HBO Award for Best Documentary at Urbanworld Film Festival 2001, Best Canadian Documentary at Reelworld Film Festival 2001.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

S.C.U. - Brace Yo Delf (20th Anniversary Edition) - 2018

LP - 2018 - Hip-Hop Enterprise  

The classic indie album "Brace Yo Delf" released by the Baltimore based duo S.C.U. (Self Contained Unit) on Affinity Records in 1998 is now available on Vinyl and CD with the help of Hip-Hop Enterprise, a brand new Belgium Record Label. This is the 20th Anniversary Edition... the vinyl will feature the full album + the classic joints from the 1st vinyl single released on Mad Skunk Records in 1996. The CD will feature the full album, the classic joints from the 1st vinyl single + as an added extra the Harm City EP joints as well !

Vinyl (300 copies), CD (500 copies) and TP Bundle (10 copies) are available. 
Shipping Date : July 17th 2018

Order your copy now ... Don't sleep on this !

Soul Kid Klik - Invisible Army - 2018

LP - 2018 - Hip-Hop Enterprise  

"Soul Kid Klik are a New York based crew that was formed by producer/rapper/Jazz musician/legend G-Clef Da Mad Komposa in the mid 90's and were one-time Wu-Tang affiliated. The crew hailing from different boroughs of NY delivered classic track after another and in 2001 the album finally dropped but only on CD leaving vinyl heads hungry for this gem. The wait is over and the elpee is now finally here! " - Hip-Hop Enterprise

300 Copies Only, TP Bundle also available (10 Copies).
Shipping Date : July 17th 2018


Rahsheed - Wasabi - 2018

CD - 2018 - Hip-Hop Enterprise

"Rahsheed (now known as Maylay Sparks) dropped one of the most slept on debut albums of 1997 with Wasabi. The album was only released in Japan and came out on a very limited basis so it pretty much stayed under the radar in Europe and the US. Now the CD will be back available on a limited basis with revisited artwork and obi as well! " - Hip-Hop Enterprise 

500 copies Only !

Shipping Date : July 17th 2018

Hype : Mic Geronimo - HHC 1996

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996 

*Remix version produced by Azaia  

Monday, July 16, 2018

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 173 - DJ Toast

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

This is Episode 173 - originally aired on July 15, 2018

Public Enemy “Too Much Posse” (1987)
Heavy D. f. Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane & Q-Tip “Don’t Curse” (1991)
Ultimate Force “Smooth As Suede” (1989)
Boogie Down Productions “Jack of Spades” (1988)
Jakk Frost “Jakk of Spades” (2014)
Uptown “Dope on Plastic” (1989)
Ultramagnetic MC’s “One Minute Less” (1988)
Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait” (1985)
Brand Nubian “Feels So Good” (1989)
Chill Rob G “Dope Rhymes” (1988)
De La Soul “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)” (1991)
Stezo “It’s My Turn” (1989)
Downtown Science “Down to a Science” (1991)
Eric B. & Rakim “I Ain’t No Joke” (1987)
King Sun “It’s a Heat Up” (1989)
Syl Johnson “Sexy Wayz” (1967)
Main Source “Fakin’ the Funk (Remix)” (1992)
Gang Starr “Just To Get a Rep” (1990)
Wild Style “Cuckoo Clocking” (1983)
Visionaries “Love (Hip Hop)” (1998)
Three Times Dope “Greatest Man Alive” (1988)
Showbiz & A.G. “Party Groove” (1991)
Double XX Posse “Not Gonna Be Able To Do It” (1992)
Lord Finesse “Party Over Here (Remix)” (1992)
Biz Markie “Busy Doin’ Nothin’” (1991)
The Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” (1975)
Slick Rick “Mistakes of a Woman In Love With Other Men” (1991)
Tim Dog “Fuck Compton” (1991)
Tha Alkaholiks “Only When I’m Drunk” (1993)
Flavor Unit MC’s “Bring It On” (1993)
YZ “Sons of the Father” (1990)
Marvin Gaye “T Plays It Cool” (1972)
A Tribe Called Quest “Luck of Lucien” (1990)
Cypress Hill “Something for the Blunted” (1991)
Chubb Rock “Nothing Can Stop Us Now” (1989)
The UMC’s “You Got My Back” (1991)
Spin Doctors “Two Princes” (1991)
Wu-Tang Clan “Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)” (2000)
Eric B. & Rakim “Don’t Sweat the Technique” (1992)
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth “Keep It Flowing” (1990)
Cash Money & Marvelous “The Mighty Hard Rocker” (1988)
Masta Ace “Movin On” (1990)
Lakim Shabazz “Pure Righetousness” (1989)

Grown Man Rap Show  

Mixtape : Donnie Propa - Diggin' In The Crate Cave - 2018

Cassette - 2018 - Village Live Records

Donnie Propa presents: Diggin' In The Crate Cave, a mixtape of classics and hidden gems from the legendary D.I.T.C crew  All mixed on vinyl. Standard. Available on limited edition cassette tape from Village Live Records.


Contact : Donnie Propa

Da' Enna C. - You Can't Use My Pen - 1994

12" - 1994 - Up Top Entertainment 

In 1994, the Detroit based group Da' Enna C. a.k.a Da' Enna Cirkle released their first 12-Inches on Up Top Entertainment. The group consisted of P.Gruv, Sleeepy D a.k.a 3E, Boog-Woog and Dj Dez.

P.Gruv : "Sleeepy-D an me started a group in high school, we needed a DJ and was introduced too Dez (my memory fuzzy but believe it was DJ Los that introduced us too him), I'd say about a year after Boog-Woog joined as our hype man/dancer and we were the core members of Da Enna C. The 3 unofficial members were Jah-Zilla, J Dilla (John Doe back then) and my younger brother McShyzt. 
Sleeepy, McShyzt and me were in Highland Park (HP) at the time, Dez stayed on the Westside of 7mile and Boog, Dilla and Zilla were on the Eastside of Detroit.
The label Up Top Entertainment came about 90-91, my Dad and me ran it. We operated out an office in Ferndale MI for a few years 93-95 and in 1999 morphed into what Hipnotech Records is today."

From Left to Right : T Da Pimp, Sleeepy D, DJ Dez, Proof & P. Gruv -  Photo courtesy of Barry Yett II

The 12" is composed of 4 songs, "You Can't Use My Pen" which is the lead single of the wax, "Throw Ya Hands In Da' Air", "Da' Pen Song" all produced by P.Gruv & Sleepy D, and "NOW" produced by J.D a.k.a J Dilla (RIP). This is the first record to drop a J Dilla's production !

For your personal knowledge and of course if you need to find the original vinyl used for the samples, here is a list of what you need !

LP - 1968 - Blue Note  

 "You Can't Use My Pen" contains a sample of "Mour" performed by Booker Ervin and released on Blue Note Records in 1968

LP - 1976 - Columbia

 "Throw Ya Hands In Da' Air" contains a sample of "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" performed by Hubert Laws and released on Columbia in 1976. 

LP - 1973 - Soul

"NOW" contains a sample of "Who Is She (And What Is She to You)" performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips and released in 1973.

In 2012, a cat from the DWG Forum named Christopher posted the Demo Tape of the group. It was a 3 song Demo with a different version of "You Can't Use My Pen" named "You Can't C My Pen". I've lost the other two songs of the Demo, but here they are with the help of Renee K (Mad Props man !! )... enjoy .  

Massive props to P.Gruv 

Interview : Chuck D - P5 Hip-Hop Show, Sept 24, 1988 - WRHU

Rare interview from September 24, 1988 with Chuck D of Public Enemy on the Saturday night Hofstra University, P5 hip-hop show on 88.7 WRHU FM.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kool G Rap - Ol Kool Revival

From Hip Hop Connection - November 1995 

Outlaw Posse - My Afros On Fire Vol​.​2 - 2018

Kgee and Mc Bello.B a.k.a Outlaw Posse are back with something from the vaults "My Afros On Fire Vol 2" which was recorded in 1993. The full album is now available via their Bandcamp ... Physical release coming soon ...  stay tuned !!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hype : Structure Rize

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996

Album Review : Kwest Tha Madd Lad - This Is My First Album - 1996

2xLP - 1996 - American Recordings  

From The Source - June 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Kyo Itachi - Rest In Power LP - 2018

LP - 2018 - Brain Connection 1978 

"Rest in Power" the new project released by Kyo Itachi and dedicated to the memory of his mother is now available on limited edition vinyl . 

A1 - Legendary ft. Sean Price, Rim, Royal Flush 
A2 - Supernova ft. Roc Marciano, Ruste Juxx, Planet Asia
A3 - YU Mad ft. Innocent, Sadat X 
A4 - Make Your Moves ft. Craig G, Nolan The Ninja 
A5 - What They All Say ft. Krondon 
A6 - Skit (Rap Is Outta Control) ft. DJ Eclipse 
A7 - Seemless Effort ft. Nujericans 
B1 - Get It Back ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq 
B2 - Voodoo Magic ft. DV Alias Khryst, Lord Have Mercy 
B3 - A Sick Tale ft. Smooth Da Hustler 
B4 - Rest In Power ft. John Robinson 
B5 - Ear Drums ft. Chino XL
B6 - Powerfull Rhymez ft El, Ay, Da Buze Bruvaz 
B8 - Leave Me A Message


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Us Plus One - Murder Me - 1996

12" - 1996 - Swirl World Recordings 

Back in 1996 with this 12" released by the group Us Plus One from Brownsville, Brooklyn. The group was composed of two members named Popcorn a.k.a Flip Flop Popcorn and Show a.k.a Quick Da Barbarian.

This 12" is composed of only one single 'Murder Me' with its Instrumental and Acappella. It was their third release on the New York based label 'Swirl World Recordings'. I've asked Pete Marriott who produced the single to give me more details about this wax. Here is the story : 

Pete Marriott : "How I ended up producing that record was as a favor to Swirl World Records owners Gordon Ancis (Guitarist of the legendary New York rock band Agnostic Front) and Laz Pena (Bassist of the nu metal band Ill Nino).

 I just signed on to record a EP for Swirl World and US Plus One were my labelmates. 

During one of our meetings at their office which was actually the office of R&R Freelance where both Gordon and Laz worked at, they played me two other records they released for US Plus One and one of them was 'Dear Jenny' which was dedicated to Jenny Soto the girlfriend of Us Plus One member Popcorn. 

Jenny Soto was murdered by serial killer Joel Rifkind. It was some deep and painful shit and I believe she was also the Cousin of Show the other member of the group.

They were from Brownsville, Brooklyn and I was from East Flatbush, Brooklyn so being that they were from Brooklyn and I felt empathy from that Dear Jenny record I also thought these guys could become a street version of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, so I agreed to work with them, went home and whipped up the beat with my Ensoniq ASR-10. 

A few days later we tracked the beat at Kingston Studio with Laz playing the bass, Gordon playing the Guitar and John Adams of the band Status Quo playing the Mark 2 Rhodes. Then we let Us Plus One hear the track and write to it.

For the first vocal session we went to Funky Slice studios and Show and Pop got into a heated argument over their deliveries which led to them going out into the stairwell to shoot a fair one. 

The owner of Funky Slice Samito Yo naturally was not happy about that so they got banned from the studio.

So then we went to another Studio in Starrett City, Brooklyn and the guys got into another heated argument which led to another brawl and not only did we get kicked out of the studio, but NYPD was called on us.

I obviously got pissed the fuck off and quit and later found out by another producer they worked with before me that these guys did that crazy shit all the time. 

Gordon and Laz felt the record could be a big hit and convinced me to finish the record and I obviously agreed but under the condition that I would mix the record as is. 

I was so stressed out by them and greatly embarrassed by their behavior that I simply didn't want to see those guys ever again. 

I just wanted this record to be over with because it was hurtful what they did, I was disappointed by them because they had the potential to be a great street group that could have made musical history, but they had issues beyond music.

Anyway, we took the multitracks of the record back to Funky Slice for the mix and it was done.
That record was one of my favorite beats and mixes, but was not one of my favorite experiences, but I was still an idealistic kid back then so it was a teaching moment for me.

We have a saying where I come from... It goes: Some motherfuckers just love to ice skate uphill. Us Plus One was an uphill skate..."

 Props to Pete Marriott 

Mix : Wicked's Takeover Mix 07-01-18 (2018 HipHop)

Mix : Suspect Packages Radio Show - June 2018

Tracklist :

Viking Noon ft. Oliver Sudden, Big Toast & Strange Neighbour - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing ft. Essa - I'm So Glad
Concept Of Thought - Misty Blue
The Mouse Outfit ft. IAMDDB & Fox - I Wonder
The P Brothers ft. Doo Wop & Your Old Droog - Good Trip
Charles Edison - Heaven
Habitat - First Order
Tha 4orce ft. Archa - Step Ya Game Up
Dusty Ohms ft. Guilty Simpson - The Rugged
Phyba & Stu Bangas - Magnolia
Ray Vendetta & Karnate - Prep Express
Ocean Wisdom - Deebo
Dabbla - Hemisphere
Kuartz - Calculated
Da Flyy Hooligan - Box Jellyfish
Conway & Sonnyjim - Cristal & Cereal
Cult Of The Damned - Civilised
Phyba & Stu Bangas ft. Sonnyjim - International Fashion
Vandal Savage - Run With It
Charles Edison - Five Year Plan
Children Of Zeus ft. [KSR] & DRS - All On You
Concept Of Thought - Fields
Ray Vendetta & Karnate - Strictly Come Rhyming
Reds ft. Rob Kelly & Ricky Lix - Hop On Your Good Foot
Fliptrix - Bagging Up Music
Ramson Badbonez - Black Heart
Awate - Wake Up Aneurin Bevan
Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing - Don't You Care
The P Brothers ft. Daniel Son - Saltfish
Lewis Parker - Time To Excel (Remix)
Tha 4orce ft. Cyclonious - Wild Style
Ric Branson - Legacy
Dusty Ohms ft. Fatt Father - I Don't See That
Savvy - Divine Resolution
The Mouse Outfit ft. Ellis Meade - Bring Me Down

Props to Disorda & Suspect Packages 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Erick Sermon - Preacher Teacher - HHC 1996

From Hip Hop Connection - January 1996 

O Sacerdote - 2018

LP - 2018

Well if you're looking for something special, here is a wax for you. 
It features unreleased stuff from Roc Marciano, Brothaz Bent, Cadalack Ron, Don Cee, Mista Mello and the full Blunt Boogie squad. I've asked Don Chalant (Arch Druids / Brothaz Bent) to give me more info about the record, here it is : 
"During 2008-2010, we had a couple studios in LA; heads would roll in and out, and record tracks without any direction or placement in mind. Make beats, rap, and repeat.  Some music got emailed out for various projects, but 90%  just sat on the hard drives. Sacerdote is a compilation LP of some of those recordings."

100 copies only !!

Mad Props to Don Chalant, Ecks Mdc and Wicked22

Monday, July 9, 2018

New Batch of Demos

Here is a new batch of Demos or unreleased Tracks which have been recently uploaded on youtube by Mad Human, Da Cream Hunter and my homie Hakan Dougpark. 

First Demo "Always & Forever" uploaded by MadHuman comes from the group Trends Of Culture. "Well, sadly their 2nd LP came only as a Promo tape and it's nearly impossible to get it. This track comes straight from "When Trend Come Man" LP which is out standing album" - MadHuman 

The Second Demo uploaded by Da Cream Hunta was recorded by Mad Approach and the name of the track is unknown. "Crazy dope track taken from the unreleased mini  album "No Cuur".its a demo tape of Mad Approach 1995. bay area, more information is welcome." - Da Cream Hunter

The last 2 tracks are uploaded by Hakan Dougpark. An unreleased track from Son Slawta Melquan named "Floww On". "Track from the unreleased album "World War One" of Son Slawta Melquan should have seen the light in year 1996 on Chuck D's label Slam Jamz but finally remained shelved." - Hakan Dougpark.
And the last one is the unreleased track "Dysfunctional Clique" from the Harlem based duo Call O' Da Wild and recorded circa '97.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Kev Brown - Homework LP - 2018

LP - 2018 - R3DEF  

01. Introduction
02. Still Triumphant
03. Back Home
04. Walkin' Thru The Metro
05. Headlining
06. Tell Me About The Stuff 
07. Blueprint From The Masters
08. We're Artistsss
09. Non destructive Shop
10. Legato
11. Look at The Way The World
12. No Gimmicks
13. Homework Part One
14. Homework Part Two
15. Puy In A Lot Of Time
16. Continue On
17. The Buttery Hotness
18. Superman III
19. Gittin' Down 2 Bizness
20. Everything You Need To Win ft Cy Young
21. Feelin'
22. Like Dat
23. Passion / Energy / Heart
24. Change Takes Place
25. Voltron
26. Waiting For you
27. I Know This Style

Bonus Tracks (On CD & Bonus 45 included with Deluxe LP only) : 
28. Under-Rated
29. Real Life (ft Kaimbr & Cuts by Damu, Prod by Hassaan Mackey)

Shipping Date : Around August 3rd 2018
Available for Pre-Orders on Red vinyl + Bonus 45, Black vinyl & CD