Monday, February 27, 2017

Book : No Half Steppin' + Claude “Paradise” Gray Interview

"No Half Steppin’ — An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the Birth of Hip-Hop’s Golden Era is 212 pages with over 175 color photographs and flyers from the greatest period in hip-hop history. Oral history by participants Special K and Teddy Tedd, KRS-One, MC Shan, Eric B., Daddy-O, Fab 5 Freddy, Just-Ice, Positive K, DJ Clark Kent, Kid, Dana Dane, TR Love, MC Serch, Chuck D, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Pete Nice, Prince Paul, Kurtis Blow, Mike Gee, Daddy-O, Wise, Ced Gee, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap, and many many more."

"Claude “Paradise” Gray was raised in the South Bronx. He was cofounder of the X Clan, whose 1990 album To the East, Blackwards is an Afrocentric and socio-politically conscious Golden Era hip-hop classic. Prior to that, he was host and entertainment manager for the Manhattan nightclub the Latin Quarter where he was a key figure in transforming it into an historical hip-hop venue. Paradise is also a noted writer, photographer, and hip-hop historian/archivist, as confirmed with this book, No Half Steppin', where his personal collection of photographs and memories—paired with an oral history from some of the club's most famous patrons—tell the story of the most important incubator of talent for the Golden Era of hip-hop."

02-Just-Ice f/KRS-One, “Going Way Back”
03-James Brown, “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose”
04-Just Four, “Girls of the World”
05-Tracy Morgan David Letterman Interview
06-Gang Starr, “JFK 2 LAX”
07-4 By Four, “Come Over”
09-Emskee ~ Awesome Two Promo (WNWK 105.9FM) ~ Radio Promos EP Teaneck NJ
10-LL Cool J freestyle @ After Midnight in Philly (1985)
11-Unknown, “Motion in the Ocean”
12-The Best Of DEBO
13-Kool Moe Dee, “How Ya Like Me Now - Longer Version”
14-LL Cool J, “Jack The Ripper”
15-The UNTOLD story of KRS One Battling Melle Mel at the Latin Quarter NYC
16-James Brown, “Funky Drummer”
17-Ultramagnetic MC’s, “Ego Trippin’ (Original 12 Version)”
18-Stetsasonic, “Go Stetsa I”
19-Cutmaster Dc, “Brooklyn’s In The House”
20-Eric B. & Rakim, “Paid In Full”
21-Heather Hunter, “I Want It All Night Long”
22-DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”
23-DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince-LIVE @ Union Square, NYC, 1987 Rap & Hip-Hop 128kbps
24-Schoolly D, “P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean’?”
25-Schoolly D, “Gucci Time”
26-Schoolly-D at The Latin Quarter - Old School Hip-Hop 1986
27-Boogie Down Productions, “The Bridge Is Over”
28-Boogie Down Productions, “Super Hoe”
29-KRS-One f/Mad Lion, “Wannabemceez”
30-Tony Touch f/KRS-One, Kool G. Rap, & Big Daddy Kane, “Class of ’87”
31-X-Clan, “Foreplay”
32-X-Clan, “Fire & Earth (100% Natural)
33-Hardcore, “Take It From The Top”
34-Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, “The Robbery And The Chase”
35-Chubb Rock w/Hitman Howie Tee, “Caught Up (Remix)”
36-Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo f/Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie, “Erase Racism”
37-X-Clan, “A Day Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback”
38-X-Clan, “A Day Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback”
39-Hip Hop Against Apartheid, “Ndodemnyama (Free South Africa)”
40-The Life of the Mind with Dr. Goddess: Paradise Gray’s Hip Hop History Part 2 of 2

Order your Book on Wax Poetics or Amazon 

Props to The Cipher Show 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Interview - HHC 1996 : GrandMaster Flash

From Hip Hop Connection Magazine - September 1996 

Various - The Head Rush - 1995

CD / Tape - 1995 - Love'N Hemp Media Syndicate 

Back in 1995 with this indie comp released by the New Jersey label "Love'N Hemp Media Syndicate". 16 tracks mostly produced by Git Loose featuring artists like Orfinz, Hardware, Murder One, Run Amuk, Da Ill Cyphers, Madman, Biazee and more ... 
To be honest I didn't buy it when it came out, because I was a little bit disappointed after the first listen and the only artists I knew in this comp was Biazee, Orfinz & Murda One who were on Biazee's 12" single 'Just Parlay / Mindflow' released in 1993 on Capitol B.I Music. But after several listenings, I've changed my mind and thought there were some good stuff in It.  

Video : Kruk One - Back Up - 2017

New video from the young L.A based emcee Kruk One,  from his new "Influenced" EP  entirely produced by Prez Sinatra.

Fort Greene Assasins - Fort Greene's Cookin - 1996

12" - 1996 - First World 

Radio Show : 199X Radio - Episode # 001 / 002 / 003

1. 199X Intro 001
2. K-Otix- Spontaneity - Intro 
3. Millenium- Fantasia
4. Organized Konfusion- Somehow, Someway (Instrumental)
5. Posneg- No Doubt (Remix)
6. Soul Survivors- Strictly Hip Hop
7. Group Home- Livin' Proof
8. Camoflauge Large Clique- Hitmen Holdin' Steel
9. Shabam Sahdeeq- Arabian Nights
10. Empty Pockets- On E (Instrumental)
11. Gauge the Mental Murderah- Interview
12. Gauge the Mental Murderah- Cranium
13. Raw Division- Language of the Drums (Remix)
14. Double L- Candyman
15. Pudgee- Stayin' Alive
16. Da Whole 9- Weekend (Give It Up)

1. 199X Intro 002
2. Mardi Gra- Introducing
3. Cash A.K.A Vigilante- Drunken Style
4. Masta Ace- Sittin On Chrome (Pitkin Ave Remix)
5. N.o.n- E.quation- Transparent (Instrumental)
6. Natives From Da Unda'Ground- Pack Da House
7. Medina Green- Crosstown Beef
8. Clas & Delta- Rapsheet
9. Spontaneous- Waterproof
10. Paula Perry- Paula's Jam
11. Black Attack- Verbal Attack (Instrumental)
12. Tasc 4orce- Dane Diggy
13. Al Tariq- Peace Akki
14. The Boulevard Connection- Haagen Daz
15. Barbershop MCs- Music, Money & Women
16. Shyheim- On & On
17. Fly Guy Cool Kim- Skills Are Amazing
18. Fort Greene Assassins- Fort Greene's Cookin'(Instrumental)
19. Edo. G- What U Got
20. The Aboriginals- Keep It Hot

1. Bosko- Bombay
2. The Professionals- Sit Back Relax
3. Ill Biskits - Chill Factor (Instrumental)
4. Science of Sound- No Diggity
5. Adagio!- My Girl
6. Backlive- 1000 MCs
7. Brothers Of Mind- Rough and Tough (Nytetyme Version)
8. Mama Mystique- Tremendous (Instrumental)
9. Thrust- Interview
10. Thrust- Do You Understand (SCAM Remix)
11. Grand Puba- I Like It (Where I Wanna Be)
12. Concrete Click- Keep It Street

Subcity Radio  

Mello Soul Black- Operating Correctly - 2017

New Mello Soul Black's joint "Operating Correctly", produced by Mike B & Veks, cuts by Jabba Tha Kut.

More Info Here 

Dj Low Cut - Dead End - 2017

2xLP - 2017

A1 - Dante Inferno (Intro) 
A2 -  All Alone ft. Masta Ace, Torae
A3 - Lyrikal Landslide ft. Ruste Juxx, Nutso
A4 - What's Done Is Done ft. Ide & Jise One 
A5 - Déjà Vu ft. Rasheed Chappell & Soul The American Dream 
A6 - The Mecca (Interlude) 
B1 - I’m Here ft. Dontique, CF 
B2 - Disobedience ft. Clever One 
B3 - Call Of The Wild ft. Team Thoro
B4 - She's Broke ft. Guilty Simpson 
B5 - Believers (Interlude)
C1 - Ambition Of The Shallows ft. Napoleon Da Legend, Paloma Pradal
C2 - Just Listen ft. Wildelux
C3 - Longevity ft. G.O.D. Part.3, J-Merk, Jamil Honesty 
C4 - Who Be The Realest? ft. King Magnetic
C5 - Making Cuts ft. Dj Nix’on, Dj Topic, Ordoeuvre, Dj Duke 
D1 - Hell's Storm ft. Q-Unique, Hex One, Milez Grimez
D2 - Maniac ft. Xplicit Content
D3 - Damned (Interlude)
D4 - Other Shit ft. Dirt Platoon, Wyld Bunch
D5 - Projects ft. Spit Gemz, Eff Yoo
D6 - The Payback ft. M-Dot, Revalation, Mayhem

Shipping Date : March 17th 2017.
Available on Vinyl (2xLP) , CD & Tape (50 Copies).

Pre-Order your copy Here  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Album Review : Brand Nubian - Everything is Everything - 1994

1994 - Elektra  

From The Source - December 1994 - Original Scans courtesy of Mark 563

Philaflava Presents Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 6: Philly Hip-Hop Tribute)

"Episode 6 is our longest one yet and for good reason. This isn't your typical Philly hip-hop show, this is the official Philly hip-hop tribute show. Chock-full of Illadelph classics, along with our special tour guides Vinnie Paz, Maylay Sparks, Baby Blak, CHOPS, Todd Wolfe and MarQ Spekt to help navigate you through the two one fifth. Unlike the ewoks, our episode VI won't disappoint. So whether you're from Philly, know of Philly or even like Philly, you can't front on our music. We're more than just cheese steaks, soft pretzels and Rocky Balboa, we're home of some of the greatest musicians ever. If you're a fan of Schoolly D, Steady B, 100x, Bahamadia, Freeway, Tuff Crew or The Roots -- we got you!" Philaflava

Pirate Radio w/Marley Marl - March 19th 1994 - 105.9 WNWK

Pirate Radio w/Marley Marl 105.9 WNWK March 19, 1994

? feat Kamakazee - New York Never Sleeps ?
Talk Break
Nas - One Love
De' 1 - Uneke
Dimples D - Sucker DJ
MC Shan - Marley Marl Scratch
MC Shan - The Bridge
Biz Markie - Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz
Eric B & Rakim - Eric B Is President
Heavy D & The Boyz - The Overweight Lovers In The House
Biz Markie - Nobody Beats The Biz
Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'
Biz Markie - Pickin Boogers
Big Daddy Kane - Word To The Mother (Land)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Rikers Island
Roxanne Shante - Have A Nice Day
MC Shan - Down By Law
Big Daddy Kane - Just Rhymin With The Biz
Marley Marl Feat Craig G. ‎- Droppin' Science
Big Daddy Kane - Rap Summary (Lean On Me) (Remix)
Juice Crew - The Symphony
Juice Crew - The Symphony Pt II
Craig G - Take The Bait
LL Cool J - Eat Em Up L Chill
Biz Markie - Vapors
Big Daddy Kane - Young Gifted & Black
Nas - It Ain't Hard to Tell (Marley Marl Remix)
Da Youngsta's - Stayed Away
Tragedy - Funk Mode (Large Pro Remix)
Talk Break
De La Soul - In The Woods

Props to Dj Eclipse  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Wicked Takeover on MHz - 01.15.2017 - 90.1FM KZSU

The Wicked Takeover on MHz - 01.15.2017 (Early-Mid 90's Hip-Hop) - 90.1FM KZSU 


Props to Wicked22 & MHZ Radio 

Mass Appeal Presents Main Source: 25 Years of "Breaking Atoms"

Peach Tha 5ft Trooper - Mc's Step Up - 1994

12" - 1994 - Ballyhoo Recordings 

Soundsci - My Boosey Weighs A Ton - 2017

LP - 2017 - 2NX 

A1 - My Boosey Weighs A Ton
A2 - Hunger Pains
A3 - Ole Saying Goes
A4 - Tug Of War
A5 - Drugs, Guns & Economics
A6 - Thaddeus Brown
B1 -  Written In Stone
B2 - Intelligence
B3 - Relationship
B4 - Chimichunga
B5 - Dust & Decay

500 Copies available .
Order your copy Here  

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 107 - half-assed Queens tribute

Hosted by veterans DJ Toast & Paul Nice and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast & Paul bring you 2 hours of the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop. 

 This is Episode 107 - half-assed Queens tribute - originally aired on February 19, 2017

Main Source “Fakin’ the Funk” (1992)
Neek the Exotic f. Father D & Royal Flush “Street Life”
Intelligent Hoodlum “Funk Mode” (1993)
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud “Girls I Got ‘Em Locked” (1988)
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud “Do the James” (1988)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo “Road To the Riches” (1989)
Nas “A Queen’s Story” (2012)
Mikey D & The LA Posse “I Get Rough” (1987)
Main Source “Watch Roger Do His Thang” (1991)
The Beatnuts “Watch Out Now” (1999)
Run-DMC “Rock Box (B-Boy Mix)” (1984)
Large Professor “Hard” (2009)
3rd Bass “Triple Stage Darkness” (1990)
Large Professor “Through Good and Bad (45 Remix)” (2010)
Al Tariq f. Problemz & Psycho Les “Stick Up” (2006)
Mobb Deep f. Nas “It’s Mine” (1999)
Large Professor “Alive In Stereo” (1999)
LL Cool J “Get Down” (1987)
Neek the Exotic f. Mr. Cheeks “Doing What We Know” (2017)
Craig G f. Marley Marl & Cormega “War Going On” (2008)
Mic Geronimo f. Royal Flush “Masta I.C.” (1995)
Organized Konfusion “Why” (1994)
Mobb Deep f. Nas & Raekwon “Eye For a Eye (Your Beef Is Mine)” (1995)
Cormega “The Legacy” (2002)
Main Source “Just Hangin’ Out” (1991)
Neek the Exotic “True Story” (2017)
Nas “NY State of Mind” (1994)
Mobb Deep f. Kool G Rap “The Realest” (1999)
Royal Flush “Worldwide” (1996)
The Beatnuts “Hit Me With That” (1994)
Nas “Get Down” (2002)
Mobb Deep “Shook Ones Pt II” (1995)
Large Professor “Mad Scientist” (1996)
A Tribe Called Quest “Bonita Applebum (Why ? Edit)” (1990)
Lost Boyz “Renee (One Dread Remix)” (1996)
Neek the Exotic f. Large Professor “Exotic’s Raw” (1998)
Large Professor f. Neek the Exotic “Spacey” (2002)