Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sherlock - Sherlock EP - 1996

I was in London this week so I took a moment of my time to visit Cosmos Records London shop based in East London, 324d Hackney Road precisely. If you're looking for Jazz, Funk or Soul records, this place is for you... they 've got a massive collection with lots of good stuff including Japanese pressing editions. The Hip-Hop section isn't really big but you can dig some rare wax, like the 12"  I found ... a sealed copy of the 4-Track EP released by Sherlock on Rooftop Records in 1996. 

EP - 1996 - Rooftop Records 

For those who aren't familiar with this group, Sherlock was a Swedish Hip-Hop group, active between 1995 and 1997. In addition to a handful of singles, they released the album "Made To Measure" in 1997. The original group members were Infrared, Pee Wee, Speedknock and Seb Roc. Shortly before the album's recording, Infrared left the group and was replaced by Rusiak. 

Vinyl rip courtesy of 90's HipHop Blog 

Mix : Tru Comers - The Mo'phukin Mix Pt. II

Props to DJ Sperrow for the upload 

Milano - The Believers: Deluxe Edition - 2019

2xLP - 2019 - Slice Of Spice 

"It’s time for the long awaited unreleased D.I.T.C. produced Milano album from ’99. Slice of Spice presents Milano’s album “The Believers”. 
Milano is an uptown Manhattan, NYC-based rapper, who collaborated in the past with artists such as Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Big Pun and many others. He is also considered to be an unofficial member of D.I.T.C. Crew, since 1999. His album features tracks including Showbiz, Big Pun and Kool G Rap on the mic. Production comes from Buckwild, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Molecules, Milano himself and many others." - Slice Of Spice 

A1 - The Believers Intro
A2 - When You Hear
A3 - Bring It Home
A4 - Harlem
B1 - Drama ft. A Bless
B2 - Awful
B3 - Live Your Life
B4 - New York City
C1 - Everybody Hurts
C2 - Warriors Drum
C3 - Everyday Thing
C4 - Gees Up
D1 - Let Me Hear You Say 'Lano
D2 - Deal With A Feeling
D3 - Rep For The Slums
D5 - Hope You Listening ft. Showbiz

Pre-Order your copy :  Gold Vinyl 2xLP (200 copies) / Black Vinyl 2xLP (500 copies) / 2xCD

Shipping Date : April 12th 2019 

7" - 2019 - Slice Of Spice

A - Rep For The Slums (Street)
B - My Niggaz (Street) 

Pre-Order your copy : Limited Edition White (200 copies) / Limited Edition Blue (100 copies) / Black vinyl (300 copies)

Shipping Date : April 12th 2019

Hardcore Contender

From Beat Down Magazine - 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen - June 12th 1993 - WNWK

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK June 12, 1993

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen Show Intro
Brand Nubian - Lick Dem Mothaphuckas
MC Lyte - Brooklyn 
Scrapmental - Left to the Right
Boss - 2 to Da Head 
Tha Alkaholiks - Last Call
Wu Tang Clan - Method Man
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Come & Get Me While I'm Hot
Justin Warfield - Dip Dip Divin'
Talk Break
Justin Warfield Interview
Justin Warfield - K Sera Sera
Trends Of Culture - Valley Of The Skinz
Slick Rick - Cuz It's Wrong
Jungle Brothers - Jimbrowski 
Diamond D feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse - You Can't Front
Talk Break
The Flipstones - Demo 
Shaq feat Fu-Schnikens - What’s Up Doc ? (K-Cut's Fat Trac Remix)
Talk Break
The Flipstones Interview
Bronx Zoo - ? 
Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean
WNWK Advert

Props to Dj Eclipse for the upload

Old Herring Interviews

The Herring Interviews (Da Henchmen, Natural Elements...) from the old website have been uploaded on the new Chopped Herring Records website. So If you haven't read them yet, here is the Link !

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Legit - Junglez Of The East - 1994

 12"  - 1994 - Libra Records 

This 12" came out on Libra Records circa '94. It was released by Legit who was also known under the name of Sureshot La Rock, hailing from Virginia. For those who don't know him, He is one of the founder member of Diggers With Gratitude label. 
Both tracks of the wax were produced by Anttex, 'Junglez Of The East' on the A-Side which is the main single of the 12" and 'Buddah Bless Finess' on the B-Side. 

In an interview done by Kid Dyno in 2011, Sureshot La Rock explained a few things about him and the story of this wax :  

Sureshot La Rock : "I used to run with the Team Demolition family until heading off to college at James Madison University. Once there, I hooked up with Libra Records and was invited to NYC to record a cut with El P (of Company Flow). Anttex, who was A&R for the label, liked what he heard and signed me to a deal. I dropped one 12", 'Junglez of the East', and had another slated to be released called 'Why?', but I left the label before it came out. After graduating, I recorded off and on -- dropped a promo for Marley and Pete Rock's "Future Flavas" show and dabbled in a few things here and there, but never focused on making a record. I had also recorded a joint with Chief Kamachi that never saw the light of day. All that's left of my earlier recordings are a handful of pre Libra demos and a few cuts that were recorded for the LP I was working on while at Libra.

I'm still looking for these pre Libra Demos ... so I hope to see them pressed on wax one day !

Hip-Hop Hall Of Blame

From Pound Magazine - August 2007 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Apocalyptic Ones - Organized Konfusion - 1994

From The Source - November 1994 - Scans courtesy of CR@ZY WIZDUMB MASTER$

J. Sands & J. Dilla - Mrs Sands: A Love Story LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - B.U.K.A Ent.  

B.U.K.A Entertainment is proud to announce the vinyl release of the 2007 posthumous project  "J. Sands & J. Dilla - Mrs Sands: A Love Story". One of the last projects to be included in the J. Dilla Anthology. This is a two-part Vinyl release starting with Side A & C with bonus songs included.  

300 copies only... 
For Pre-Orders contact :
or J Sands 

Solomon Childs & Tone Spliff - The Prophet and the King - 2019

LP - 2019  

"The Prophet and the King" is a collaborative project from Wu Tang's Solomon Childs and Tone Spliff. The album hosts 11 solid tracks (two of which are only available on CD). Solomon and Tone called upon the heavy-hitters : Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rock (Heltah Skeltah), Conway the Machine (Shady Records/Griselda), Realio Sparkzwell, Recognize Ali, Sav Killz, Mazzi & Stryfe for the album's guest appearances. 

Available on Vinyl (250 Copies), CD & Cassette (50 Copies)

Shipping Date : February 22nd 2019

ILL Conscious x Code Nine - The Coronation - 2019

"ILL Conscious recruits the Tragic Allies calligraphist, Code Nine to create an opus detailing the glamour, glitz and grunge of their respective regions through exceptional lyricism and story telling."
The track is produced by the Californian Beatmaker Eyeree

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Carta' P. & Parental - MSNBC (My Story Needs Better Clarity) - 2019

Here is certainly one of the most interesting thing which comes to our ears this week... the single "MSNBC (My Story Needs Better Clarity)" created by the collaboration of the French Producer Parental and Carta' P aka "The Obvious Wonder" member of the hip-hop underground group ADAGIO!. 

1 - MSNBC: My Story Needs Better Clarity 
2 - MSNBC: My Story Needs Better Clarity (Radio Edit) 
3 - Love Sexy 
4 - MSNBC: My Story Needs Better Clarity (Instrumental)

Both songs are written and performed by Carta' P and produced by Parental for Akromégalie Records. The project was recorded at Matic Studio, Bronx, NY., engineered by Kev Fevr (The Juggaknots), mastered by  K-Def (K. Hansford) and mixed by Parental at Akromégalie Studio, Paris. Artwork done by RVB (Parental). 

Dropping February 14th on all Digital platforms.

Parental & Carta' P - Photo courtesy of Yann "L'œil" Cressent 

The single will be followed by the album "A Beautiful Mess" which could be released around April 2019, and followed then by the EP "Crêpes & Soul Food" : 

"Carta’ P. aka “The Obvious Wonder” who hails from the talent rich city of Mount Vernon, NY debuts with his full length solo album “A Beautiful Mess”. In collaboration with French Producer Parental, the two combine to mix melodic samples, strong baselines and infectious drums in conjunction with stories about women, relationships, life as an adult, money, children and family. The combination of Parental and Carta’ P help produce a sound very similar to the 90’s “Golden Era of Hip Hop”. The entire project was produced by Parental and written by Carta’ P over the span of two years. The two musical juggernauts collaborated and recorded over twenty songs together. Throughout the project, you can hear the musical chemistry along with the development of the album."

Stay Tuned Fellas !!! 

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Doxxmen - Magnetic Attrack / Spontaneous Combustion - 1997

The Doxxmen - Photo courtesy of Magnetic Dunbar

 The Doxxmen was a hip-hop duo formed by the emcees Magnetic and Dumar hailing from Cooper Projects (Brooklyn, NY). In 1997 they released their first and only 12" 'Magnetic Attrack / Spontaneous Combustion' on Lil Phat Homeless Boy Production Inc, a record label managed by Damien A Ormond Sr.Sandra Azor, James Azor and Marc Richardson

"Magnetic Attrack" was produced by A.Smith aka Dumar and "Spontaneous Combustion" was produced by James Azor and Marc Richardson. In August 1997, both tracks were reviewed in 'Notes From The Underground' section of Vibe magazine. 

From Vibe Magazine - August 1997

Take It Personal (Ep 39: Good Music) with The Good People

"Episode 39 features good music along with The Good People. They just released their new album “Good For Nuthin” and it's already being heralded as Album of The Year by many. We chop it up with both Saint and Emskee and discuss the album, their come-up and drop a few joints off the new album too. We also have bangers from Real Live, Smoothe Da Hustler, Al Tariq, PMD, Sir Menelik, Killarmy, Chino XL and ridiculous DJ 360 remix, plus new music by Da Buze Bruvaz, Justo The MC, Pharoahe Monch and an exclusive by Apathy!" - Take It Personal

  1. The Good People - Headphones
  2. Smoothe Da Hustler - Fuck Whatcha Heard feat. Trigger Tha Gambler
  3. PMD - It's The Ones feat. M.O.P
  4. Real Live - The Gimmicks
  5. M.O.P. - New Jack City feat. Teflon
  6. Mobb Deep - Eye For An Eye (Demo Mix) feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Nas
  7. Killarmy - Wake Up feat. Sunz of Man
  8. Sunz of Man - Five Arch Angels
  9. GZA - B.I.B.L.E. feat. Killah Priest
  10. Da King & I - Tearz (Remix)
  11. The Good People - Everybody In The Place feat. Large Professor
  12. Son of Sam - Come A Long Way (Extra P Remix) feat. Masta Ace & Large Professor
  13. Reks, Masta Ace & Rakaa Iriscience - To The Fullest
  14. Originoo Gunn Clappaz - No Fear
  15. Al' Tariq - Do Yo' Thang
  16. The Roots - Ital-The Universe Side feat. Q-Tip
  17. Ras Kass - Miami Life
  18. Chino XL - Riiiot! feat. Ras Kass
  19. Company Flow - Infokill
  20. Sir Menelik - Nightwork feat. El-P
  21. Natural Elements - Bust Mine
  22. All Natural -50 Years
  23. Jay-Z - Feelin' It (DJ 360 Remix)
  24. The Good People - How I Represent
  25. Justo The MC & Maticulous - Kick Knowledge feat. Rasheed Chappell & DJ Eclipse
  26. Jericho Jackson & Conway - Machine & McQueen
  27. Da Buze Bruvaz - Pornographik Memoriez
  28. Pharoahe Monch - Yayo
  29. The Good People - Down Here feat. DJ C-Reality
  30. Apathy - Tape Money

    Shabar (Bar Love) - Prepare Yourself EP - 2019

    A1 - Prepare Yourself feat. Shabay
    A2 - Weather Report feat Jason
    A3 - Surprise feat Shabay
    A4 - Rhythm Runners feat Artwell Smart, Shabay (Food Of The Gods)
    B1 - Prepare Yourself Remix feat Shabay
    B2 - Armed and Dangerous feat Shabay
    B3 - Maniac feat Shabay
    B4 - Slaughter House feat. Artwell Smart, Shabay (Food Of The Gods)

    1991-1995 Unreleased/Unheard Queens Material fully produced by Artwell Smart.
    350 copies only ... (120 copies on Clear & Turqoise coloured vinyl & 230 on traditional black vinyl)


    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Album Review : Black Star ‎- Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - 1998

    From Rap Pages - January 1999 - Scan courtesy of Tim Burton

    Radio Show : Radio - 02-04-19 - Monday Night Fresh

    1. Glad2Mecha snippet 1
    2. Architect beat 1
    3. Diamond D and Pete Rock ft El Choppo - Only Way To Go RMX
    4. Das Efx - Ready To Rock Rough Rhymes
    5. Horror City - HeadBounty
    6. Mike B - Most Definitely Ill (Instrumental)
    7. PUTS ft Double K - The Effects Of Climate Change
    8. Mike B - Jazz Is… (Instrumental) 
    9. PUTS ft Double K - We Get Around
    10. Architect beat
    11. PUTS ft Double K - Redeemer
    12. Left Lane Didon ft Fahim - Snow Tires
    13. Jane Doe and Ray Rip Y'all - Grap
    14. Hafeese, Labba, Big Twan, Matt Fingaz - Eddie Ill and DL joint
    15. The Good People ft Large Pro - Everybody In The Place
    16. Self Scientific ft Krondon - God Spawn
    17. Truth Enola - May Day
    18. Name - Cybertrons
    19. Nomad - Love On The Rocks
    20. Cache (Twenty Two) - Pass By's
    21. Architect beat
    22. Architect beat
    23. C Rayz Walz, Gauge, Breez Evahflowin and Loer Velocity - Eddie Ill and DL mixtape joint 
    24. The Demigodz - Eddie Ill and DL mixtape joint 
    25. Das Efx - Stretch and Bobbito freestyle
    26. Myka9 and Aceyalone - Options
    27. PUTS ft Double K - Streetsweeper
    28. Moswan The General - 01 Track 01 161
    29. Rakim and El Choppo - Live Story Joint
    30. PUTS ft Double K - Reach Out
    31. Tone Deff, Pack FM and Substantial - Eddie Ill and DL mixtape joint
    32. PUTS ft Double K - The Red Onion
    33. Horror City - No Gimmics
    34. 2of5 - Eddie Ill and DL mixtape joint
    35. Moswan The General - 02 Track 02 149
    36. Black Berry and El Choppo - Ram Jam break
    37. Glad2Mecha snippet 2

    Props to A.C. The Program Director

    Tape : Seize - Tarkine Funk - 2019

    Cassette - 2019 - Kick A Dope Verse! 

    New Beat Tape released by the Russian record label KADV and fully produced by the Australian beatmaker Seize

    "First off, I'd like to give a massive thanks to KADV for putting this out. i would also like to thank you the listener for supporting this. shout out's to ebonnie fenech, oxcyde, risskant, ace, boom bap kolle, mike flips & I cant forget the Launceston, hobart & south adelaide peeps from back in the early/mid 00's, even though we don't hang anymore, your still in my mind and memories, you know who you are. i hope you all enjoy this tape. i was inspired by the nature that surrounds me, especially the tarkine wilderness, also known by it's true original name as Takayna, given by Tasmania's Indigenous people. a unique place of tranquility, history, beauty & ancient culture, to be preserved, treasured and respected.  Peace to all heads world wide! " - Seize 

    Available on Light Green Cassette (40 Copies) and on Dark Blue Cassette (40 Copies)

    Release Date : February 20th 2019

    Demo Tape : Infinite - 1996

    From Beat Down Magazine - 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

    From Vibe Magazine - August 1996

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Bazooka Joe Presents - This is my 14th Podcast (Hosted By Kwest Tha Madd Lad)

    "This is my 14th podcast with special guest host Kwest Tha Madd Lad, a tribute to his cult classic LP “This is My First Album” released via American Recordings (Rick Rubin & Dan Charnas) in 1996. Aside from being a battle tested MC and one of the most original and unique personalities the golden era has ever produced, Kwest is just a good dude and humble hip-hop fan/scholar. We did this on a Friday night just vibin’ with some brews and trying to do something different, so check the show featuring some classic material from Kwest himself along with true school treasures from Akbar, Wizdom Life, Grand Agent, YG’z, Ill Advised, Micranots, King Tee, Rok One, Shabaam Sahdeeq, L-Fudge, Milkbone, Walking Large, The Roots, Rah Godess, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Call O’ Da Wild, Da N’Credible Nigga Naquan, Truth Enola & Shadowz in the Dark. When you’re done make sure to go search for Kwest’s newest project S.P.I.T.R. out now via Mindbenda Recordings on Bandcamp and all streaming services." - Bazooka Joe