Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hype : Lewis Parker - HHC 1996

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996 

BeFyne - If Lookz Could Kill (CD) - 2018

CD - 2018 - Nustalgic Records

1. If Lookz Could Kill 
2. I Hold The Mic Device  
3. What The Fuck 
4. Real Kadeal  
5. Plot Thickens  
6. Pretty MF With The Dread  
7. Buttascotch feat. Baby Chill
8. ME feat. YZ & Papa Doc  
9. U Actin Outro

BeFyne's previously unreleased album "If Lookz Could Kill" is now available on CD with the help of Nustalgic Records and PQuest Revivals. All Tracks were recorded between 1996 and 1997 and were produced by the legendary Tony D (R.I.P.) & YZ. This classic material features Baby Chill (R.I.P.) , YZ and Papa Doc (S.M.U.G.G.L.A.Z., Blaque Spurm). Only 100 copies will be available.

Coming Soon ... More Info Here 

Video : A.G - Everything Is Backwards - 2018

"Everything Is Backwards" is the 5th single off A.G' s upcoming album "The Taste of AMBrosia". The Instrumental is produced by The Alchemist. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mix : DJ Djaz - Underbars - 2018

Contact : Dj Djaz  

The Brotherhood Frat Pack !

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996 

Ivo Bright has recently dropped The Brotherhood's 'One Shot' Documentary . Dope archive footage from the golden era... Check It !! 

Hype : Kaotic Style - HHC 1996

From Hip Hop Connection - January 1996

Video : Royalz - Live 95 ft. One Sixth - 2018

Last single dropped by Royalz from his upcoming album "Live 95" featuring Roc Marciano, Conway, One Sixth, Smoovth, Dialect, and many others ... It will be released on August 8th 2018 on vinyl, CD, cassette and digital.
Video Directed by Discourse. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

B Flatt - Back To Basics 2LP - 2018

2xLP - 2018 - Back2DaSource Records

A1 - MC's MC's MC's 
A2 - Back To Basics 
A3 - Now The Purpose 
A4 - Much Respect 
B1 - Like This Like That 
B2 - What Can U Dooo? 
B3 - Best Of Success 
B4 - Type Of Place To Raise Kids 
C1 - Niggas Know I Drop 
C2 - Mind State 
C3 - To The Beat Y'All 
C4 - Crushed By Your Dreams
D1 - One Fo The Money 
D2 - Gonna Miss Me 
D3 - Words Untold 
D4 - All The Time Sunshine (Previously unreleased)

"Back2DaSource is proud to announce that B Flatt - Back To Basics Album (1996) is finally available on wax !!! 16 tracks 2xLP album, comes with printed innersleeves. We also added an unreleased track to it that only appeared on a very rare promo cd from back then, analogue remastering by Noiseman for the best audio experience. DOPE Boom Bap Album from Cali. Jazzy & Soulful productions by Noiseman. DOPE lyrics & flow by B-Flatt, the perfect blend" - Back2Da Source Records 

300 Copies only ... Don't Sleep !!
Release Date : August 8th 2018

Don't forget to check the info for the Contest !

Massive Props to my fellas Bee Lapointe, Mike Cole, Michel Mees, Pascal Ross Marquette, Nerco Black, Dé L'Archiviste, Pacoje K7, DJ Grazzhoppa and Noiseman. Peace 

Makin' Moves - 1995

From Caught In The Middle - Issue #2 - 1995

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sure Shot Singles : Naughty By Nature - Hip-Hop Hooray - 1993

12" - 1993 - Tommy Boy  

From The Source - February 1993 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle


The Custodian Of Records - Lousy New Years / Blizzard single 7" - 2018

7" - 2018 

This is the last limited edition vinyl 7" (2 Instrumentals) released by The Custodian of Records, 100 copies only !

KYO ITACHI - Rest In Power (CD) - 2018

CD - 2018 - Brain Connection 1978 

"After Musikyo (2010) & Genkidama (2017) Kyo Itachi is Back with his 3rd Producer album "Rest In Power" dedicated to the memory of his mother ! 

featuring Legends & Underground dope emcees like Sean Price (RIP), Roc Marciano, Smoothe Da Hustler , Planet Asia, Royal Flush, Chino XL, Ruste Juxx, DV Alias Khryst & Lord Have Mercy, Sadat X, Craig G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Krondon, Rim Da villins, Innocent?, Da Buze Bruvaz, Nujericans, Nolan The Ninja .. " - Brain Connection 1978


Monday, June 18, 2018

Album Review : Extra Prolific - Like It Should Be - 1994

LP - 1994 - Jive 

From Rap Pages - September 1994 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing - Finish What We Started - 2018

LP - 2018 - Village Live Records 

"Following the successful release of their 2017 single ‘The Raw’ long time UK hiphop veterans Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing are back with their full-length album ‘Finish What We Started’ entirely produced by Mr Thing and featuring guest raps from Melanin 9, Joker Starr, Konny Kon & Essa (formerly known as Yungun)
‘Finish What We Started’ is a 13 track LP showcasing Things diversity as a producer and Parknsuns diversity as an MC with an array of moods displayed across the album" - Village Live Records

A1 - Started
A2 - Still At It
A3 - Certain For The Win
A4 - Interlude #1
A5 - The Raw
A6 - 16 from The Gawd feat Joker Starr
A7 - Don’t You Care
A8 - Klingon Face feat Joker Starr
B1 - 8 Bricks feat M9
B2 - You’re The One
B3 - The Konny Kon Joint feat Konny Kon
B4 - Interlude #2
B5 - I’m so glad feat Essa
B6 - Still Struggling
B7 - The Epic
B8 - 8 Bricks Remix feat M9

Release Date : June 25th 2018
Pre-Orders :

Vinyl-OBI / Vinyl / Tape / CD  

Beat Tape : kosm14 - Orbital Blunt - 2018

Tape - 2018 - Dope90 Records  

New instrumental project entirely produced by Kosm & Mong a.k.a Kosm14 and featuring Boora, Maxiscratch and Kovsh. 
"No mastering, no mixing, only raw and dirty stuff. Mainly used Soviet vinyl records."

A1. Rolandmcdonald
A2. Aelita (feat. BOORA)
A3. Roll
A4. Loweed
A5. Lafunk2
A6. Untitled96
A7. Oldtale2 (feat. MAXISCRATCH)
A8. Allday

B1. Eye2
B2. Old1
B3. Opera
B4. Vault (feat. KOVSH)
B5. Zov 
B6. Sunrise
B7. Comeback
B8. Creepy

More Info Here  

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Peach Tha 5ft Trooper - MC's Step Up! - 1994

12" - 1994 - Ballyhoo Recordings  

I bet you know nothing about this Canadian emcee called Peach Da Five Foot Troopa except He released his first and only 12" single featuring Trigger Man and Bad Nuze on Ballyhoo Recordings in 1994... well I was recently lucky to talk to Peach's ex-partners Trx, Chief Rock, Bubba Sean & Trigga Man and they told me the story about this 12"... here is a slice of Canadian Hip-Hop history !

Peach was a Oakville kid, he appeared on "Just Like Mom" a TV show back in the day with his mom. They use the ring people's doorbells in Oakville and break dance for them. In 1991 he started rapping, his first song recorded was "Children of the funk" with his friend from Meadowvale 'Little Twist'.
Peach met Bubba Sean (beatboxer at the time) in 1992 through his DJ Subliminal then later on Peach met Trx and Chief Rock a.k.a Sino at Rollergardens in Burlington, Ontario. 
They in turn came up with the idea to link him up with Trigga Man. During those years in Hamilton, Trx and Chief were clicking with Trigga who was in Legal Eye rap group. In about 1993, Ballyhoo Crew was formed with the following members : Peach (leader / rapper), Little Twist (rapper), Triggaman (rapper / producer), Bubba Sean (hype man / beatboxer), DJ Subliminal (DJ), Bad Nuze (rapper / Break dancer / producer), Trix (Break dancer / producer), KiX (Break dancer), Sino (Break dancer), Kaz (Break dancer) and J Stone (manager / producer / engineer).

Peach's parents began to pay for studio time at Chester a.k.a J Stone Studio who is partners with Larry Uptown Smooth. Peach had a very cocky and aggressive rap style and J Stone wanted to introduce that to the world.
But because he was a white kid from Oakville, J Stone thought it would be more appealing if he had some guys featured on his first single that were more Street than him because at this time there were no real white rappers. So although Peach had a full album recorded they begin to make the lead singers for the album which was "(Do You Like) My Flow Yo!" featuring Triggerman and "MC's Step Up!" featuring Triggerman and Bad Nuze.

The single was doing very well, was selling in record stores in Canada and the US.. the press release, the pressing of the records, the distribution of the records was all funded by J Stone. Because members of the group did not understand the music business part of things that much they thought they were owed money. but Jay Stone and Uptown Larry smooth had to make their money back first before the artist to start seeing money this caused a misunderstanding and a difference of opinion which caused the end of the Ballyhoo crew. Which is why only one 12 inch was released. Peach after then formed a group called Northside Sound.
Triggerman was a part of a group called FNS a.k.a Fist of the North Star for a bit then afterwards began his solo artist career and so did Bad Nuze, that is when Rakunz started with the remaining members in 1995.

Mad Props to Trx, Chief Rock, Bubba Sean & Trigga Man for all the info. 

HHV Boombap 45's series : Da Bush Babees - Brooklyn Movements - 2018

7" - 2018 - HHV 

A1 - Brooklyn Movements 
B1 - Brooklyn Movements Instrumental

"At the beginning we are focusing on a few quality tracks of the Golden Era that we love to spin on vinyl, and the opening release might be a nugget for all like-minded 45 DJ's. We are very excited to kick-off with the Salaam Remi-produced Bush Babees anthem »Brooklyn Movements« backed with the instrumental version on the B. The track can be found on the soundtrack to "Blue In The Face", released on CD through Luaka Bop in 1995. There's a also a seldom seen promo 12" floating around." - HHV

300 copies only 

Mix : Jazz Spastiks - Pink Mix

Concrete Click - Criminal
Artifacts - Dynamite Soul
Concrete Click - Keep It Street (Remix)
The Funk Family - Put Em Up
Twisted Mind Kids - I Feel You
Mental Dimension - MD's On The Come In
The Funk Family - Fruit Punch
World Renown - How Nice I Am
Black Prince & Aziatic - Props & Specs
Dungeon Lordz - Cake Maker
Main Source - Down Low
Mental Dimension - Shades Of Rage
Mental Dimension - What's The Real
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Kick It
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Get Paid
Dungeon Lordz - Hightstown Diss
The Funk Family - Ben-A-Hoe
The Funk Family - Stomped
Fatal - Pass The Kronz
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Snitches Pt. 1
Black Prince & Aziatic - Black Ya
Forte - Run, Don't Stop
Fatal - Timber
The Funk Family - Everything 'll Befyne
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Lean Left, Lean Right
The Funk Family - Lose 'Em
The Nonce - Thats What's Happening

Props to Murray Mackay for the Tracklist !

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

David Begun Presents Dr. OctoMobb - 2018

Dr. OctoMobb is the last mashup album between Dr Octagon's Instrumentals and Mobb Deep's Lyrics, dropped by the Hip-Hop producer and arranger out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire named David Begun. 
"Combining the dark and sinister music backdrop from the Kool Keith and Dan the Automator inspired Dr. Octagon album with the poetic lyrics from Prodigy and Havoc's Mobb Deep to create the mashup Dr. OctoMobb. " 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Saukrates - Hate Runs Deep - 1995

Back in 1995 with this little gem released by the Toronto based artist Saukrates on Genesis Entertainment Inc. 2 Songs are available on this wax, the first one and lead single of the record is "Hate Runs Deep" featuring the Canadian emcee Marvel ("Witnessed in his first ever appearance on vinyl, the seminal Canadian classic "Hate Runs Deep" Marvel writes and spits with a highly animated and pictorial style, often rhyming about issues that affect the underprivileged on a daily basis. Not surprisingly, the song won him a MuchMusic Award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Video in 1996" - Discogs). The track is available on the A-side in its Radio, Album and Instrumental versions, everything produced by Saukrates. 

On the other side, you can listen to the dope remix version produced by Down To Erf, which is for me the most interesting version on the 12", and also the second song credited as a bonus track and named "Get Touched". 

The same year, Saukrates and Marvel were invited in Rap City for the promo of Saukrates's 12" 'Still Caught Up' released on Steppin' Bigga Records in 1994. Here is the video of the interview and 'Hate Runs Deep' Live. 

Album Review : Cypress Hill - Black Sunday - 1993

LP - 1993 - Ruffhouse/Columbia  

From The Source Magazine - September 1993 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

People Without Shoes - After Thoughts Of An Optimist - 2018

CD - 2018 - 5*4*20 Records 

"Get ready to go green with a new album from People Without Shoes (After Thoughts Of An Optimist). Right out of the gate starting from the intro, your hit with that classic PWS sound. 
The songs on this project capture so many important elements in hip hop. Keeping it basic with the fundamentals of our culture. Tempopmet speaks on various topics ranging from record digging to graffiti on tracks such as Style Wars & Crate Diggers. 
Preimmature touches on numerous subject matters in today's youth, some rappers are scared to talk about. 
Without missing a step he goes from telling you a story to spiting lyrical bombs. The album is produced by illinformed & Sean Peng. Two elite beat makers. They supplied a wide array of melodic melodies that any hip hop head would love. 
Pws sticks to the format by keeping it green with straight raw lyrics and a colorful delivery. With beats that make your speakers go boom"

Produced by Sean Peng & Illinformed.
Release Date : August 17, 2018
300 copies only !

For more Info, contact : Tempo Opmet