Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Genius At Work - Pure Genius

From Hip Hop Connection -  August 1996 

EP - 1996 - Peer Pressure Records 

Interview : The Street Report - Ep #17 - Gee Rock 40 years of Hip Hop

"In this episode I talk to Gee Rock. One of the earliest rappers out of NJ Gee Rock makes his own beats writes his rhymes engineers and produces videos. Gee let his heart make the decisions for  him instead of chasing the dollar. What he has now is a long standing body of work that he can be very proud of." - Jeff Woodard, The Street Report

Monday, October 30, 2017

Atomic Funk - Main Source

From Hip-Hop Connection - April 1991


Hailing from Atlanta (GA), Native Nuttz consisted of 2 members : Leemil Edmond a.k.a Dureya and Joseph Davis a.k.a Joey Jo. They met together at Osborne High School in Smyrna (GA). 

 One album "The Nativez Are Restless" released on CD & Tape and one twelve inches "Skin Flower / 40 Oz. Of Funk" will certainly be the only physical copies you can find from this group. Both released in 1994 on Down Payment Records and everything produced by Aldrin Davis a.k.a Dj Toomp.

12" - 1994 - Down Payment Records 

According to one of their friend Maestro Lungs, a second album has been recorded in 1997 and the production was done by the unofficial third member Mr. Piper who also appeared on the track "Rock Rock On" from the first album. 

I'd like to give this unreleased album a listen especially if it is as the same quality as the first one... We could hope that one day It will see the light of day !
They didn't really split after that. They made music with a group called Bad Blood but everything ended for Dureya on October 2010 due to law problems. 

Props to Damon Long, Mr Pipper and Big Up to Dureya, stay strong !

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Millenium - Kaos Theory - 1998

CD - 1998 - House Of Abdul Recordings  

1. Intro 
2. Run, Run, Run 
3. Fantasia 
4. She's Leaving With Me
5. How Far Will You Go?
6. Interlude 
7. Gunpoint 
8. Wish You Was Here
9. The Alphabet Song 
10. Too Hot 
11. All Up In The Game 
12. Everclear 
13. Street Wars 
14. Ga-mingh Technique 
15. The Remedy 
16. Kaos Theory

Original Press Kit Scans courtesy of Frederic Thecle  

 If in 1998 you saw this album at your local record store, you may not have bought it because you judged it quickly by its cover which did not suit the criteria of an hip-hop album cover of the time. But mistake ... this album was definitely a classic...

Few original copies (CD & Tape) from 1998 and still in shrink wrap are still available via the label House Of Abdul.  Ask Here !!

The Hip Hop Spot w/WildMan Steve & DJ Riz 90.3 WBAU March 21, 1994

Mic Geronimo - It’s Real
Nasty Nikkuhs - Make Noise And Be Seen (ID by Jaz)
N-Tyce - Root Beer Float
Wu-Tang Clan - Can It Be So Simple
Scientifik feat Ed O.G - As Long As You Know
De La Soul feat A Tribe Called Quest - She Fe Mc’s
Kirk - Feel The Boom
Dred Scott - Back In The Day
Sweet N Lo’ feat Tha Alkaholiks - Excuse Me As I Rip It
Mr Voodoo - Come Off Hard 
Hard 2 Obtain - Street Dwellers
Erick Sermon feat Keith Murray - Swing It Over Here
Jeru The Damaja - D Original
Talk Break
Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
A Tribe Called Quest - 8 Million Stories
Bahamadia - Total Wreck
Strickly Roots - Beg No Friends Instrumental
Talk Break
Ed O.G Interview
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes and Goes
Ed O.G Interview
Talk Break
King Just - Warrior’s Drum
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Serial Killa
Talk Break
The Legion Interview
The Legion - Jingle Jangle
The Legion Interview

Props to Dj Eclipse 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Source Magazine - Fat Tape Oct & Nov 1992

Props to Brandan E for the rips.

JMS Presents - EPMD -The Remix Files (Redux)

My man Jaz is back with a new EPMD comp : The Remix Files (Redux)
"In celebration of the highly influential Long Island legends Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith's incredible 30 years plus deep in the Rap game and 10 years of the J.M.S. blog (formerly Cold Rock Da Spot), I have re-done a long dead compilation from 2007 and I am giving you pretty much a definitive EPMD compilation of remixes (official and unofficial), Non LP cuts and B-Sides that is 30 tracks deep"

Check the Blog

Demo Tape : First In Command - Pest Control - 1995

From Hip Hop Connection - August 1996

Tha Beggas - Super Natural - 1997

12" - 1997 - Emei Records 

Tha Beggas is a group from Washington DC affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, originally composed of Ooh (Ooh Aah), Bolo Gah (Bolo's Kitchen), Buda Love, Dragonfly, Wu-Chi a.k.a Father Lord (R.I.P), Jim Kelly, Long Axe, Majik Sword, Mega Soul, Sammy Bravo (Samo Heung) & Yukon Black. Their debut single dropped in 1997 on Emei Records, contains 3 tracks produced by Father Lord (R.I.P) and King Cee.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stahhr the F.E.M.C.E.E - RhymeFluid - 2002

12" - 2002 - Sub Verse Music 

Stahhr  is an Atlanta based hip-hop MC from Memphis, TN. You should probably know her due to the fact she has been working with a lot of artists since 2002 : MF Doom, The Micranots, John Robinson, Lewis Parker, Kyo Itachi, Boog Brown and many more... 

"Skilled in the art of lyrical alchemy, staHHr, has been perfecting her craft and honing her lyrical warrior skills since the latter part of hip hop’s” Golden Era”. Carving a niche for herself by interweaving intellect, natural law, metaphysics and social awareness with the essence of pure, unadulterated hip hop, she consistently provides a welcome breath of fresh air."

Her first record came out in 2002, a 12" single released on Sub Verse Music and produced by Locsmif and the Scienz of Life member ID 4 Windz. The wax is really cheap and I think could take a place in your collection.

 For my CD Headz , the CD single is available Here and an album called "Almost Neva Was" was released in 2008, is available Here !

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ballistic Brothers - Killarmy

From Hip Hop Connection - January 1998

Lou Fresco & La Base & Tru Comers - Codes EP - 2017

A1 - Codes
A2 - Vida Bajal
A3 - Mad Man
A4 - Vida Bajal (Stadium Mix)
B1 - Codes (Instrumental)
B2 - Vida Bajal (Instrumental)
B3 - Mad Man (Instrumental)
B4 - Vida Bajal (Stadium Mix Instrumental)

La Base from Switzerland's finest record label Comin Tru Records teamed up with legendary Lil Supa from Venezuela while touring Latin America. The result is the bangin' 4 track EP "Codes" featuring Prince Waly and productions from the Tru Comers, Drama Theme and Badmanbuds.

300 copies only !

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hype : Lord Finesse - May 1996

From Hip Hop Connection - May 1996

Mixed CD : Main Source - Breaking Atoms 25 Tribute Mix

Mixed CD - 2017 

"To honor a masterpiece in Hip hop music, Helle Hooper has gone above and beyond to create this masterful mix to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Breaking Atoms by Main Source."
The Mix is now officially available on CD .

Ike Turner and The Kings of Rhythm - Getting Nasty
Johnnie Taylor - Watermelon Man
Main Source - Snake Eyes
Jesse Anderson - Mighty Mighty
Main Source - Scratch & Kut
Main Source - Watch Roger Do His Thing
Vicki Anderson -In The Land Of Milk And Honey
Main Source - Live At The Barbeque
Bob James - Nautilus
Melvin Van Peebles - The Man Tries Running His Usual Game but Sweetback's Jones Is So Strong He...
The Three Sounds - Repeat After Me
Myra Barnes - The Message From The Soul Sisters
Main Source - Vamos A Rapiar
Skull Snaps - I Turn My Back On Love
Sweet Charles Sherrell - Hang Out And Hustle
Vanessa Kendrick - 90% Of Me Is You
Main Source - Just Hangin' Out
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
Main Source - Just Hangin' Out (Remix)
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister
Main Source - Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball
Lou Donaldson - Pot Belly
James Brown - The Boss
Main Source - Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix)
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart
Main Source - Looking At The Front Door (Uncut)
The Pazant Brothers and The Beaufort Express - Chick A Boom
The Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry
The Mohawks - The Champ
Main Source - Large Professor
MSFB - T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)
Main Source - Peace Is Not The Word To Play (Remix)
Lynn Collins - Things Got To Get Better
Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce
Main Source - He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)

Order your copy 

MF DOOM - A Jazz Spastiks Mix - 2017

Free Download : Mediafire / WeTransfer / Mega

Friday, October 20, 2017

Corner 2 Corner - Anyday / Corners 2 Corporations - 1996

Panama & CJ - Photo courtesy of John Faison 

Corner 2 Corner was a Brooklyn based hip-hop group. The nucleus of the crew was DJ Panama a.k.a. Lou Esco and John "CJ" Faison
Three other members rounded out the crew : LES, Jitter a.k.a J-Funk and Universal.

Photo courtesy of Lou Esco

12" - Timeless Ent. 

The original 12" came out in 1996 on Timeless Entertainment, but the pic above shows the Japanese bootleg released in 2010. Sorry but I've never found an OG in a record store and can't afford the copies for sale on the internet ... First track "Anyday" was produced by Lou Esco and contains a sample of "Help (Somebody Please)" performed by the O'Jays. The other track on the B-side "Corners 2 Corporations" was produced by Arthur Rhoden, real name of J-Funk.