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