Friday, January 24, 2020

Gotham Kidz -Tha Coming - 1996

12" - 1996 - Atch Records 

"Tha Coming" EP came out in 1996 on Atch Records, a Record Label based in Houston, Texas and managed by Charles "Atch" Atchison who unfortunately passed away a few years ago. 
The wax was released by a group named Gotham Kidz, comprised of Eric Segue aka Quickhands Expands aka Eazy and Everall Jackson aka The Real E Love, who both came from New Orleans, Louisiana.

 In 1994, they released their first single "Here I Come /What It Is Gonna Be" under the name of Premier. It also came out on Atch Records and the tracks were produced by him, Quickhands Expands and DJ Razor Cut. 

12" - 1994 - Atch Records 

Razor Cut : "Everol, Eazy and Me grew up together but in different hoods, we were always into music... I was a DJ, Eazy was a DJ also and Everol was always rapping.  I started a group called PMW and put out a song called "Spliffed Out" with one of my home boys and it got big then started to do songs and Eazy would scratch to them in his garage then Everol would rap to them." ... that's how everything started for the group. 

After Premier's 12-inch, Dj Razor Cut went in a separate way doing his things but still kept in touch with them. The Real E Love and Quickhands Expands formed Gotham Kidz and released "Tha Coming" EP which was the first batch of tracks from the album "Back To the Essence" which unfortunately never saw the light of day... 

Masta Ace Incorporated in Elements Magazine - 1995

From Elements - Issue #1 - May 1995 - Scans courtesy of UBC 

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse - May 13, 1998 - WNYU

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse 89.1FM WNYU May 13, 1998

The High & Mighty - Mighty Mi For Your Stereo System
Basement Khemist - Vibrate
Dynasty - Poisonous Youth Instrumental
Dynasty - Wildcat
Big Punisher - You Came Up 
Cocoa Brovaz - Dry Snitch
Gang Starr feat Hannibal - Itz A Set Up
All City - The Actual
Talk Break
Mood Interview
Mood Freestyle
Instrumental / DJ Jahson 
Mood - Karma
Reflection Eternal - The Manifesto 
A Tribe Called Quest - Buggin' Out
Mantronix - Get Stupid "Fresh" Pt 1
Instrumental / Dj Jahson
Saukrates - Action 
108 Dragons - Loose Talk in the Lab
Gang Starr feat Inspectah Deck - Above The Clouds 
Defari - Never Lose Touch
Black Moon - War Zone 
Company Flow - End to End Burners Remix
Talk Break
Siah & Yeshua DapoED Interview
Siah & Yeshua DapoED Freestyle
Non Phixion feat Necro - I Shot Reagan 
Lootpack feat Defari & Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit fusion 
Siah & Yeshua DapoED - The Head Bop
Talk Break
Fat Cat Kareem Interview
Fat Cat Kareem Freestyle
Fat Cat Kareem - Fugazi
Big Punisher - The Dream Shatterer
Street Smartz - F-It-Less
Mic Vandalz & Jane Blaze - Love & Hate
Talk Break
Sunz Of Man Interview
Sunz Of Man Freestyle
Sunz Of Man - Natural High
Talk Break

Props to DJ Eclipse for the upload 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dolomight The Lyrical Genius - Keep It Live Remix - 1996

12" - 1996 - Chozen Few Ent. 

This 12" was released by Dolomight The Lyrical Genius aka Dolo (RIP) from Norwalk, CT. It came out in 1996 on Chozen Few Entertainment, a record label managed by Dolo himself. 

Dolomight R.I.P - Photo courtesy of Ralow Mont

The wax is composed of the single "Keep It Live" available in different versions (Radio Edit, Raw Version, Instrumental, Acapella, Remix, Remix Raw, Remix Instrumental & Remix Acapella). Everything is produced by Dolomight except the Remix version which is produced by Rao-Low Montgomery aka Ralow Mont from Bridgeport, CT. 
To me, the remix version on the B-side is the best version of the 12" without a doubt !

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 247 - Celebrating Debut Singles

Hosted by veteran DJ Toast and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Troy/Albany NY), Toast brings you 2 hours of the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop.  
This is Episode 247 - Celebrating debut singles - DJ Toast - originally aired on January 19, 2020

Slick Rick “Teenage Love” (1988)
Ace & Action “Together” (1989)
Camp Lo “Coolie High” (1995)
Dilated Peoples “Third Degree” (1997)
King Sun & D Moet “Hey Love” (1987)
Ghostface Killah “All That I Got is You” (1996)
Artifacts “Wrong Side of the Tracks” (1994)
Fat Joe “Flow Joe” (1993)
Jay-Z “In My Lifetime” (1994)
Jeru the Damaja “Come Clean” (1993)
2Pac “Trapped” (1991)
Cormega “Dead Man Walking” (1997)
Smif N Wessun “Bucktown” (1994)
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce “It’s My Beat” (1986)
Craig Mack “Flava In Ya Ear” (1994)
J-Live “Longevity” (1995)
The Pharcyde “Ya Mama” (1992)
AZ “Sugar Hill” (1995)
Big L “Devil’s Son” (1993)
Group Home “Supa Star” (1994)
Mobb Deep “Peer Pressure” (1992)
MC Lyte “I Cram to Understand U” (1986)
Fu-Schnickens “Ring the Alarm” (1991)
Nas “Halftime” (1992)
O.C. “Born 2 Live” (1993)
The Beatnuts “Reign of the Tec” (1993)
Ultramagnetic MC’s “To Give You Love” (1985)
Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs “I Got to Have It” (1991)
Queen Latifah “Wrath of My Madness” (1988)
Beanie Sigel “What a Thug About” (1999)
Jungle Brothers “Jimbrowski” (1987)
Big Punisher “I’m Not a Player” (1997)
Dana Dane “Nightmares” (1985)
Gang Starr “Positivity” (1989)
De La Soul “Plug Tunin’ (Are You Ready for This)” (1988)
M.O.P. “How About Some Hardcore” (1993)
Organized Konfusion “Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken” (1991)
Special Ed “I Got It Made” (1989)
Diamond D “Best Kept Secret” (1992)
Redman “Blow Your Mind” (1992)
Tha Alkaholiks “Make Room” (1993)
Black Sheep “Flavor of the Month” (1991)
Eric B & Rakim “Eric B is President” (1986)
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth “Baby, You Nasty” (1989)

Video : Jazz Spastiks & People Without Shoes - One/Two - 2020

Video for "One/Two", single from the Jazz Spastiks & People Without Shoes's album "Green Street" released in 2019. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

SicknessMP & The Genius Men LP - 2020

LP - 2020 - Postpartum Records 

The Indonesian Beatmaker SicknessMP is back soon with his new project titled "SicknessMP & The Genius Men". The Genius Men are represented by Beatmakers like DJ Obsolete, Soulmade, Devaloop, Karmawin Beats, RAW Mentalitee... just to name a few. It will be available on January 26th 2020 on vinyl and on all digital platforms ... Stay Tuned !

The Monkey Shines - Going Uptown With Kurious

From Rap Pages - June 1994 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton