Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mello Soul Black & The Jazz Spastiks - What Ya Heard 7" - 2016

FPI006 - 7" - 2016 - Fresh Pressings 

A - What Ya Heard
B - What Ya Heard Instrumental

350 Copies only
Shipping Date : Around August 15th .

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Flippin' Da Traxx : Nefertiti - L.I.F.E (Living In Fear of Extinction)

From Rap Pages - February 1994

LP - 1994 - Mercury  

Main Source - Breaking Atoms 25th Anniversary Mix

A Mix by Hellee Hooper to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Breaking Atoms by Main Source.
100 Free Downloads available only !!

You can also read this great article about Large Pro & Main Source
 written by Jake Paine on Ambrosia For Heads 

Book : Hip-Hop Family Tree - Issue #12

Photo courtesy of Richard Smith

"SOS is proud to present a collaboration with Ed Piskor and Fantagraphics Books for Issue 12 of the internationally acclaimed Hip Hop Family Tree comic.
To celebrate the final monthly issue of HHFT we've teamed up with super DJ/Producer, Jorun Bombay, to drop an incredible flexi-postcard found in every copy! What better way to represent a comic than cutting "Hip Hop Family Tree Pt.1" into a record made from paper including FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD.
Issue 12 makes it's debut at Comic-Con International: San Diego this week where Ed Piskor is up for 3 Eisner Awards for Book 3, which is featured in this issue. There's too many incredible milestones in this issue to name! LL Cool J makes a record with Rick Rubin and Def Jam. KRS One gets arrested and meets his future DJ. The Fat Boys and Run DMC headline the first national Hip Hop tours. Just to name a few. PLUS: This issue comes with the exclusive Slice of Spice flexi disc of hip hop gold!" Slice of Spice 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jerry Nice Presents Live & Direct - A Phife Dawg Tribute - 2016

CD - 2016 

"On March 22nd 2016, hip-hop lost one of its most iconic voices when Malik Taylor (better known as Phife Dawg aka The Five Foot Assassin) passed away following a 25 year battle with diabetes. The mark he left on the music industry is well documented, most notably for being a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, one of the greatest & most consistent rap groups of all time. 

This mixtape from Jerry Nice entitled "Live & Direct – A Phife Dawg Tribute" pays homage not only to his work within the group, but also several solo tracks & guest features throughout his career. "

All proceeds from the CD's go to The American Diabetes Association.

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Video : Ras Beats feat Roc Marciano - Wit No Pressure - 2016

Directed by Eddie Costas , Cinematography by Jorge Rodriguez.
From the Ras Beats album "Control Your Own", Vinyl & CD available . 

Method Man in Ego Trip Magazine - 1994

From Ego Trip Magazine - Issue #2 - 1994 - Scans Courtesy Of Mark 563 

The Catalyst - Close Encounters - 2016

CD - 2016 - Self-Released 

01 - Stand By
02 - Purgatory
03 - The Source
04 - Worth
05 - CAIN a Maniac
06 - Blue Stereo
07 - Stain
08 - Deals
09 - Narrative of Life
10 - Dust
11 - Gangrene
12 - Tales of a Cosmonaut

Productions by Maestro Magique, Purgatory of Souls, iNSiDE-OUT MAN, LSP-One, Diggy Mac Dirt, HAQQ, Dusty Beatz, Vyda, LeuNatic, Jay Ra, Le Exorcist, and Ape One.

CD & Digital album available.
Dropping August 20th 2016


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sam Boca / Score34 - S4 Connection - 2016

Instrumental LP - 2016 - Durch Drauf Records / Wax Fanatics 
Photo courtesy of Hans Scratch 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Microphone Check : Lyrical Blades - The GZA / Genius

From The Source - December 1995 - Scans Courtesy of Frederic Thecle  

Luca Brazi & Joe Represci - Truffle Barons LP - 2016

LP - 2016 - Broke Records  

Shipping Date : August 1st 2016
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Chris Read Presents De La Soul 'Stakes Is High' 20th Anniversary Mixtape

1. De La Soul – ‘Intro’
2. Milt Jackson & The Ray Brown Big Band – ‘Enchanted Lady’ (sampled in ‘Dinninit’)
3. De La Soul – ‘Dinninit’
4. Jan Hammer Group – ‘Peaceful Sundown’ (sampled in ‘Dog Eat Dog’)
5. De La Soul – ‘Dog Eat Dog’
6. Aretha Franklin – It Only Happens (When I Look At You) (sampled in ‘Long Island Degrees’)
7. De La Soul – ‘Long Island Degrees’
8. Craig Mack – ‘Get Down’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘The Bizness’)
9. De La Soul feat Common – ‘The Bizness’
10. Commodores – ‘High on Sunshine’ (sampled in ‘Sunshine’)
11. De La Soul – ‘Sunshine’
12. Bayete – ‘Free Angela’ (sampled in ‘Sunshine’)
13. Ahmad Jamal – ‘Swahililand’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’)
14. De La Soul – ‘Stakes is High’ 
15. De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix)’
16. James Brown – ‘Mind Power’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’)
17. De La Soul feat Mos Def & Truth Enola – ‘Stakes is High (Remix)’
18. Walter Wanderley – ‘Summer Samba’ (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
19. Jimmy Spicer – ‘Adventures of Super Rhyme’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
20. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
21. De La Soul – ‘Supa Emcees’
22. Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9 [Extract] (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’)
23. De La Soul feat Mos Def – ‘Big Brother Beat’
24. Kurtis Blow – ‘These Are the Breaks’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘The Brakes’)
25. De La Soul – ‘The Brakes’
26. James Brown – Funky Drummer [Loop] (sampled in ‘Betta Listen’)
27. De La Soul – ‘Betta Listen’
28. Jeff Beck – ‘Come Dancing’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Down Syndrome’)
29. James Brown – ‘Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothing’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Down Syndrome’)
30. De La Soul – ‘Down Syndrome’
31. De La Soul feat Truth Enola – ‘Pony Ride’
32. Lou Donaldson – ‘Who’s Making Love’ (sampled in ‘Wonce Again Long Island’)
33. De La Soul – ‘Wonce Again Long Island’
34. Malcolm McLaren – ‘Hobo Scratch’ (sampled in ‘Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby’)
35. De La Soul feat Jazzyfatnastees – ‘Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby’
36. Chico Hamilton – ‘A Rose for Booker’ (sampled in ‘4 More’)
37. Jungle Brothers – ‘Jimmy Bonus Beat’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘4 More’)
38. De La Soul feat Zhane – ‘4 More’

Props to Chris Read  

DJ Southpaw Chop feat. Large Pro - Here We Go

 A. Here We Go feat. Large Pro - Large Pro Remix 
B. Here We Go feat. Large Pro - Original

"Large Pro and Southpaw Chop team up once again with a follow-up to their first collaboration “Here We Go” on the 2010 "Never Stop Sampling" EP. The new release, due out in Late Summer 2016, features a remix by the man himself, Large Pro. 

Praised as of the great hip-hop producers of the Golden Era of Hip Hop, over the course of his career Large Pro has produced for hip hop legends such as Eric B. & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, and Nas, as well as his own group Main Source. 

The original version of “Here We Go” appears on the B side, featuring Large Pro’s tight flows over top of a classic production by Southpaw Chop, with big horn swells and a hard hitting break. The A side, showcases Large Pro’s skills on production as well, with the ”Here We Go (Large Pro Remix)”. Large Pro shows a delicate sense of balance with precise sampling of guitar and horns, and a tight beat pulling the remix together. Both songs feature samples of RUN DMC’s "Here We Go”, with cuts and scratches by Southpaw Chop. The digital release will also feature the instrumental version of the remix. 

Featuring a team-up of two of the strongest producers from the United States and Japan, this release brings back the vibe of the classic era, with a timeless display of production techniques and respect for the craft of Hip Hop. Large Pro and Southpaw Chop come correct with another classic release." 

Pre-Orders ! 

D.I.T.C. - Connect 3 (Dj Premier Remix) / Connect 3 / Rock Shyt

A1 - Connect 3 (DJ Premier Remix)
A2 - Connect 3 (DJ Premier Remix)
A3 - Connect 3 (Showbiz Original Version)
B1 - Rock Shyt 
B2 - Rock Shyt Instrumental
B3 - Connect 3 (Showbiz Original Version)

Shipping Date : August 26th 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Square One - Walk Of Life (Vinyl Anniversary Re-Release) - 2016

2xLP  - 2016 - Showdown 

A1- They Say
A2 - Knowledge is Knowledge
A3 - From the Soul
A4 - Square Biz (feat. AG & Party Arty)
A5 - Applause
B1 - Nuttin' Changed
B2 - Countdown
B3 - One World (feat. Ali Vegas)
B4 - Dreams (feat. Izz)
C1 - Can't Mess
C2 - Unorthodox
C3 - Loose Cannons (feat. Providence & Yinka)
C4 - Paradise Lost
D1 - Cry (feat. Heidi Vogel)
D2 - Gangsta
D3 - Taste of Life
D4 - Fallen Angels (feat. Patrice)
D5 - Last Words

"German Hip Hop Classic from 2001 gets an exclusive, 
strictly limited re-release for its 15th anniversary. The critically acclaimed album was a huge success in Europe, the UK and Japan, where it got an exclusive release. For the first time there will be a gatefold 2 x LP, including all the songs from the original CD version 
(the 2001 release was missing the tracks “Applause” - which even got a music video - and “Taste of Life”) plus an inlay holding all liner notes and lyrics"  - hhv

Pre-Order your Copy Now :

Available July 29th 2016.

R.I.P Ali Rasul 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Showbiz & A.G - Goodfellas

From Represent Magazine - Issue #8 - June/July 1995 - Scans courtesy of Mark 563 

Pudgee - King Of New York (LP) 1995 - 2016

LP - 2016 - Back2DaSource Records  

A1. Barry White (Intro)
A2. Whatever
A3. Hustler's Anthem
A4. Love Somebody Else
A5. King Of New York
B1. Thing's Ain't Changed
B2. Talk Behind Your Back
B3. For My Daughter
B4. Tha Hold Up

Productions by Da Beatminerz, Nick Wiz, DJ Slyce, 
Ez Elpee, S.I.D. Reynolds & Steve The Intern.
All Tracks released in 1995.
300 Copies Only 

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Boogie & The Barber - Hot 97 WQHT - Aug 10th 1997

Boogie & The Barber w/Bobbito & DJ Premier Hot 97 WQHT August 10, 1997

Lady of Rage - Some Shit 
Group Home feat Agallah - Run For Your Life 
Jed Dust - Strictly Kings & Better
Rezidue - Inner City Blues
Connecticut Kartel - All Out
D.I.T.C  - Da Enemy
Major Stress - Cook Dat (ID by Paul Haney)
Afu-Ra - Whirlwind Thru Cities
Mobb Deep - Reach
Talk Break
Eastern Conference ft. Baby Blak - Know A Little Nigga
Adagio - Everybody
De La Soul - Channel No Fever
Rakim - It’s Been a Long Time
Mama Mystique feat Nikki D  - Style's I Murder
O.C feat Bumpy Knuckles - Win The G
Brick City Kids - Brick City Kids
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
Tragedy Khadafi - Calm Down
Major Stress - Sippin' Yo Mo (ID by Paul Haney)
D.I.T.C  - Internationally Known
Organized Konfusion - Numbers
Mos Def - Universal Magnetic
All City - Move On You
Talk break
Peanut Butter Wolf feat Encore - The Undercover
7L & Esoteric - Protocol
Talk Break

Props to Dj Eclipse