Thursday, June 30, 2022

Dizzy Dustin x Pandamonium Ft. Masta Ace & Jabba Tha Kut - Rain Delays Remix

To celebrate 1 year since Dizzy Dustin and DJ Pandamonium dropped the "Where Do I Go From Here?" album, here is a remix of the track "Rain Delays" featuring Masta Ace and Jabba Tha Kut, especially produced by Pandamonium for the occasion and exclusively available for free on his Bandcamp.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mass Influence - The Underground Science - 2022


2xLP - 2022 - 90sTapes / HHV 

"Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Massinfluence has always been one of our favorite new school crews and "The Underground Science" is still one of those nuggets to recommend when someone is digging for jazz-infected boombap rap. Originally released in 1999, the trio consisting of Audessey, H2O and Cognito created a conscious classic all the way through that remains timeless. Next to the original 11 tracks the re-release contains 7 bonus tracks." - Courtesy of 90s Tapes

Available on 2xLP (500 copies), CD (150 Jewel Case - 150 Digipak) & Tape (100 copies)


Monday, June 27, 2022

Flynn - Night After Night - 1998


12" - 1998 - Eartube Empire 

Here is the 12" released in 1998 by the Los Angeles-based emcee Flynn a.k.a Flynn Adam Atkins. It came out on his own label Eartube Empire.

Flynn & Prince Paul

The Main single of the record is "Night After Night". The A-side contains 2 various versions of this song, the "Album Mix" version produced by Eternals and the "Everynight Mix" version produced by Coy. The third track pressed on this side is entitled "Sea Breeze which is produced by Flynn himself. 

A lot of guests are invited by Flynn on this 12"... the "Album Mix" version of "Night After Night" features 2 emcees named bTwice and Joey Lawrence who is also known under the name of Joey The Jerk. The "Everynight Mix" version features a bunch of emcees named Proverb, Sublingual, Pigeon John, Sup The Chemist and Sharlok Poems who is now well-known under the name of Sareem Poems. The flip side of the record contains all the instrumental versions.

A year prior to the release of this wax, all these cats formed the eight-man crew called L.A Symphony. Moreover you can see written on the label that all those tracks are from the upcoming L.A Symphony album which will come out 2 years later in 1999 and will be entitled "Composition No. 1". For the info, the track "Night After Night" Album Mix was also included in the solo album "Louder" released by Flynn in 1997. 

Zagnif Nori & Tone Spliff - Stone Cold Killer - 2022

CD - 2022  

Zagnif Nori teams up with DJ/Producer Tone Spliff and drop this 9-track project entitled "Stone Cold Killer", which features King Author, Kool Taj The Gr8, and THE ONE Lavic.

Limited CD, 100 copies only...

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mellow T - Keep It Real - 1993

12" - 1993 - Columbia  

When you look at the cover of this 12" for the first time, with this cat with curly hair and his leather jacket, you could think it could be some smooth RnB shit... but in fact, not at all !

"Keep It Real" is the first single released by Anthony Brownlee a.k.a Mellow T originally from Hartford Connecticut, then moved to New Jersey after being signed by Columbia in 1993. Mellow-T was discovered by Raymond Pouncey, the executive producer, in a talent show that he held. Mellow T was in an original group that he put together named The Little Rapscals. 

"Keep It Real" is available on the wax in its LP & Remix versions, both produced by Greg Nice from Nice & Smooth. In terms of productions, the LP version contains samples from "Jamilah" performed Houston Person and from "I know You Got Soul" performed by Bobby Byrd. 

"Keep It Real" was supposed to be part of Mellow-T's album entitled "The Best Kept Secret" produced by Greg Nice, Phat Kat and Tony Dofat, but it never came out unfortunately. Phat Kat in a recent chat, declared that the connection happened thru Greg Nice when he was working on "Paranoia" for Nice & Smooth, Ray Pouncey was looking for tracks for Mellow T's album. Phat Kat was surprised the album was shelved... Another interesting unreleased album I'd like to see coming out one day... fingers crossed !

After that, Mellow-T released the single entitled "Pressure" on Rugged Route Records in 1995... It was his last single before disappearing from the music scene ...