Thursday, November 29, 2018

Interview : MF DOOM in Pound Magazine + The House List

From Pound Magazine #19 - October 2003 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton 

"We've made it to 100 episodes! Thank you everyone. I wanted to do something extra special for the heads on this one - so who better than DOOM. Culled from a handful of conversations recorded onto cassette, MF DOOM and I discuss the then unreleased and to me, unheard, 'MM FOOD' album. This was originally recorded in May 2003 for an expansive cover-story I wrote on DOOM for Elemental Magazine. But ... just let the convo really do the talking here.
The written-piece was a broad take on his life and work, where I interviewed many of his then collaborators. Like most of my work, I carefully archived the tapes with the hopes to one day revisit. Well, 16 years later I did just that. Digitizing the tapes at DiJiFi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Josh Berg who engineered/mixed our Alias tribute show was brought in to lend his talents to bringing these tapes to life.
After listening to these again, there is no doubt in my mind how talented, intuitive and inventive DOOM is. It of course goes without saying, but I do feel like these chats I had with him shed much more light on how he willed some of the best hip-hop music of the last 20 years out of sheer desire to create, if even sometimes under a state of duress. A master collage-artist, poet, author, satirist, DJ, producer, performer. I truly hope this episode (like them all) will serve as a living document to his great accomplishments in music and art. I am appreciative of the time we had recording these and the few musical collaborations we did some 20 years ago now. Hey, what can I say, it's out 100TH EPISODE! Thank you to all the listeners as this is fully listener supported." - Peter Agoston

Bozack Morris & J Scienide - Sunday Morning - 2018

The Toronto based producer Bozack Morris and the emcee J Scienide from Washington DC are back with their second single off the highly anticipated EP called "Popular Mechanics". 

More Info Here  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Live Wirez

Live Wirez was a Hip-Hop duo consisted of Hops and Dame, hailing from NYC. I don't have any info about Hops and all I know about Dame also known as Damion Clarke comes from a Press Sheet : 

"He has been in the entertainment industry for 17 years. Prior to joining the army at 17, Damion attented the High School of Art & Design and began to hone his skills as a rapper. After leaving the army, he spent a short time in Florida, and under the stage name 'Big Redd', he worked with Wu-Tang member O.D.B, George Lamond and others. His first foray into film was Beat Street, where he was a featured Break Dancer. Upon his return to New York, Dame hooked up with Wendell Lowe a.k.a Hops and formed the partnership known as 'Live Wirez' which was affiliated with and sponsored by Spike Lee and Spike's joint. Opening up comedy rooms like the Uptown Comedy C, HBO Snaps and the Boston Comedy Room, the two sported Spike's wears and collaborated on such songs as "Approach the Mic" and "Girls, Girls, Girls""

After that Damion has appeared in several TV series like New York Undercover, Law & Order, Third Watch or Crime Partners ... 

Dame & Hops - Photo courtesy of Damion Clarke

Between 1993 and 1994, they released two 12-inches. The first one "Approach The Mic / Straight From The Dome" came out on JBR Records with productions by Carlos Bess, King Tarmel and Live Wirez.

12" - 1993 - JBR Records 

The A-side contains the track "Approach The Mic" available in its Jeep Mix, Radio and Accapella versions. "Straight From The Dome" is on the B-side. They used for this track a sample of "Don't Change your Love" performed by Five Stairsteps in 1968. 

Photo courtesy of Damion Clarke 

Their second 12" came out on Thems Records one year later, composed of two tracks "Real Nig***Z" and "Get What You Got" available in their LP and Instrumental versions, and both produced by Black Figure Productions (C.Taylor & P. Vega). I don't know the sample used for "Get What You Got" but the sample used for "Real Nig***Z" comes from "Wind Parade" performed by Donald Byrd and released in 1975. 

12" - 1994 - Thems Records  

Props to Dame a.K.a Damion Clarke 
Vinyl rips courtesy of 90's Hip-Hop Blog 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dj Shok Presents Mass Vinyl / Hi Tech 90s unreleased - 2018

LP - 2018 - B2DS  

A1 - Hi Tech - Drama
A2 - Hi Tech - Where Y'a At
A3 - Hi Tech - Heartless
A4 - Rated Raw - Live For Die For
A5 - Parallax & PFK - Sinister Scenarios
A6 - Hi Tech - Dr Who
B1 - Drama (Instrumental)
B2 - Where Y'a At (Instrumental)
B3 - Heartless (Instrumental)
B4 - Drama (Acapella)
B5 - Where Y'a At (Acapella)
B6 - Heartless (Acapella)

About the story, this project was born after I did a blog article about Hi-Tech with the help of Shok (Check it Here)... that's how the connection was done with Bee and B2DS Records, and I'm glad to see this project comes true today. Big Up to the whole Back2DaSource Family, nice work fellas !

This project contains 12 tracks. 6 unreleased tracks featuring Hi Tech, Parallax, PFK, and an obscure group called Rated Raw. The 3 first tracks have been mixed at the D&D Studio by Eddie Sancho (Instrumentals and acapellas included on the B Side), The whole project has been produced by DJ Shok and mastered by Noiseman (B Flatt producer). 

Release Date : Mid December
300 copies only !

Shouts out to Shok & Bee Lapointe 

Mix : DJ MP45 in Back2School - The Blast Podcast #120

1. Alphabet Soup - Another sunny day in Harlem
2. Black A.G. - There it is
3. Chi Ali - Funky lemonade 92 (Beatnuts Remix)
4. DJ Class - Class is in session (Remix)
5. Eric B & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique (Original Demo Version)
6. Foundation 7 - Compredator 
7. Godfather Don - Keep Sweatin
8. Hard Boyz - Criminal behaviour
9. IBM Nation - Down With The Family
10. JVC Force - Tear the show up
11. K.O.B. - Musical massacre
12. Ligit - Get Busy
13. Mac Dre - California Livin
14. N.O.T.S. - Bustas On Wax
15. OG Point Blank - Count Em Off
16. Paris - Scarface Groove (OG Version)
17. Queens Brooklyn Connection - Just Adjustin' My Mike 
18. Royal Flush - 976 Dope
19. Snoop Doggy Dogg - County Blues (demo)
20. True Hustlers - I'm A Soldier
21. Unique Poet Supreme - Lyrically climbing
22. Von Love - Childs Play 
23. WC and the madd circle - Curb Servin
24. XII Gauge and the Hit Squad - Hard
25. Yogi Bear and Tim Scratch - It is what it is
26. Zhigge - Whatcha Gonna Do


Sure Shot Singles : RZA ‎- Wu-Wear: The Garment Renaissance

From The Source - September 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Monday, November 26, 2018

New Joint : Astro Vandalist feat Ruste Juxx - Viking Verses - 2018

Video of "Viking Verses" produced by the French Beatmaker Astro Vandalist and featuring Ruste Juxx. The track is from the "Astroduction" LP and is dedicated to the memory of DJ Devastate who did the cuts. 

Planet Asia - Master Of Ceremonies

From Pound Magazine - May 2000 - Scan courtesy of Tim Burton 

Demo Tape : Tribal Music Inc - Unreleased Demos - 199X

Da Cream Hunta has recently uploaded a new batch of demos recorded by Tribal Music Inc crew during the 90s. For those who don't know them yet, Tribal Music Inc is composed of artists from Seattle such as T.H.C., Sho Nuff, C-Note, Tizzy-T, Infinite, Vitamin D, E-Wreck, DJ Topspin, Capabilities, Culture Born, B-Self, H-Bomb ...  

Ghetto Children (B Self & Vitamin D), Topspin, Boney B & Sho Nuff - Metro Flows

Topspin - The Top

Poetry, E-Wreck, Work (D-Brown), Vitamin D - Steven

Vitamin D & H-Bomb - Niggaz In Space

Boney B (essence) & Vitamin D  - Check On In, Check On Out

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 190 & 191 - Class of 1993 Reunion

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 190 & 191 - Class of 1993 Reunion, Part 1 & 2 - originally aired on November 18 and November 25, 2018 

Super Cat f. Mary J Blige, 3rd Eye, Puff Daddy & The Notorious BIG “Dolly My Baby (Bad Boy extended Mix)” 
Jeru the Damaja “Come Clean” 
Diamond D. f. Lord Finesse & Sadat X “You Can’t Front (Shit Is Real)”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth “One in a Million”
Ultramagnetic MC’s “One, Two, One, Two”
Fat Joe “Da Fat Gangsta”
Poor Righteous Teachers “Lick Shots”
The Beatnuts “No Equal”
Digable Planets “Nickel Bags”
Doo Wop & The Bounce Squad “Bounce Master”
Ice Cube “You Know How We Do It”
Kurious “Uptown Shit”
Ultramagnetic MC’s “Two Brothers With Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)”
Fat Joe “The Shit Is Real (DJ Premier Remix)”
Akinyele “The Bomb”
Shyheim “On and On (DJ Premier Remix)”
Onyx “Thow Ya Gunz”
Trends of Culture “Off and On”
M.O.P. “How About Some Hardcore”
Big Daddy Kane “Niggaz Never Learn”
Wu-Tang Clan “Clan in da Front”
Tha Alkaholiks “Make Room”
KRS-One “Black Cop”
Doug E Fresh “I’Ight (Alright)”
De La Soul “Breakadawn”
Cypress Hill “When the Shit Goes Down”
Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy) “Underground”
Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs “Love Comes and Goes”
Dred Scott “Nutin’ Ta Lose”
Das EFX “Freakit”
A Tribe Called Quest “Award Tour”
MC Shan f. Diesel, Kool G Rap, Neek & Snow “Pee-Nile Reunion”
Lords of the Underground “Funky Child”
Snoop Dogg “Tha Shiznit”
Apache “Gangsta Bitch”
Brand Nubian “Love Me or Leave Me Alone”
Erick Sermon “Stay Real”
Masta Ace Inc. “Jeep Ass Niguh”
Leaders of the New School “Bass Is Loaded”
Mobb Deep “Hit It From the Back”
Onyx “Slam”
Run-DMC f. Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Down With the King”
Guru f. Donald Byrd “Loungin’ (Square Biz Mix)”
Naughty By Nature “Hip Hop Hooray”
Nubian Crackers f. Don T “As Them Talk (Da Nubian Mix)”
Black Moon “Who Got the Props?”
The Notorious BIG “Party & Bullshit”
Funkmaster Flex f. 9 Double M & Tragedy “Six Million Ways To Die”
Wu-Tang Clan “Shame on a Nigga”
Ice Cube “Check Ya Self”
Original Flavor f. Jay-Z “Can I Get Open”
Cypress Hill “Insane In the Brain”

Wu-Tang Clan “Method Man”
CB4 “Straight Outta Locash”
Rakim “Heat It Up (The Wiz Mix)”
Naughty By Nature “It’s On”
Original Flavor f. Jay-Z “Many Styles”
Mobb Deep “Bitch Ass Nigga”
Diamond D “Sally’s Got a One Track Mind”
Da Youngsta’s “Lyrical Stick Up Kids”
Funkmaster Flex f. T-La Rock “Butterfly Style (It’s Yours '93 Mix)”
Daddy-O “Kid Capri”
Lords of the Underground “Chief Rocka”
Snoop Dogg “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)”
Guru f. Ronny Jordan & DC Lee “No Time to Play”
Onyx “Shifftee”
Wu-Tang Clan “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’Wit”
Snoop Dogg “Serial Killa”
Lords of the Underground “Here Come the Lords”
A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation”
Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”
Reverend Baddo “Bop Scuchie”
Jr. Demus “You a Bad Boy”
Black Moon “Buck ‘Em Down”
Time Zone “Zulu War Chant”
KRS-One “Outta Here”
Strickly Roots f. Grand Puba & Fat Joe “Begs No Friends”
Erick Sermon “Hittin’ Switches”
KRS-One “Sound of Da Police”
Fat Joe f. Diamond D & Grand Puba “Watch the Sound”
A Tribe Called Quest “Oh My God”
Souls of Mischief “What a Way to Go Out”
The Beatnuts “Psycho Dwarf”
Cypress Hill “Hits From the Bong”
Black Moon “I Got Cha Opin”
Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy) “Grand Groove”
Big L “Devil’s Son”
Redman “Tonight’s Da Night”

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Snoop Dogg 'Doggystyle' 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by DJ Matman

From The Source - February 1994 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

01. Snoop Doggy Dogg - W Balls
02. Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin' [sampled in 'Gz And Hustlas']
03. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gz And Hustlas
04. Richard "Dimples" Fields - If It Ain't One Thing, It's Another [interpolated in 'Doggy Dogg World']
05. George Clinton - I Didn't Come Rhythm [sampled in 'Doggy Dogg World']
06. The Emotions - Best Of My Love [sampled in 'Doggy Dogg World']
05. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Dogg World (Demo version)
06. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Dogg World
07. Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness [interpolated in 'Doggy Dogg World']
08. Lonnie Smith - Spinning Wheel [sampled in 'Pump Pump']
09. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Pump Pump
10. Billy Joel - The Stranger [interpolated in 'The Shiznit']
11. Snoop Doggy Dogg - The Shiznit
12. George Mcrae - I Get Lifted [sampled in 'Gin & Juice']
13. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice
14. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice (Laid Back Mix)
15. Slave - Watching You [interpolated in 'Gin & Juice']
16. Funkadelic - Knee Deep [interpolated in 'G Funk Intro']
17. Snoop Doggy Dogg - G Funk Intro
18. Curtis Mayfield - Eddie You Should Know Better [sampled in 'U Betta Recognize' Interlude]
19. Isaac Hayes - A Few More Kisses To Go [sampled in 'Ain't No Fun']
20. George Clinton - Atomic Dog [interpolated in 'Who Am I (What's My Name')]
21. The Counts - Pack Of Lies [sampled in 'Who Am I (What's My Name)']
22. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Who Am I (What's My Name)
23. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Who Am I (What's My Name') (Club Mix)
24. Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica [interpolated in 'Who Am I (What's My Name') (Club Mix)']
25. Santana - Fried Neckbones [sampled in 'Murder Was The Case']
26. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case
27. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case (Remix)
28. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick - Ladi Dadi [Interpolated in 'Lodi Dodi']
29. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Lodi Dodi
30. Ohio Players - Funky Worm [Interpolated in 'Serial Killa']
31. Snoop Doggy Dogg- Serial Killa
32. Just Ice ft. KRS-One - Moshitup [Interpolated in 'Serial Killa']
33. Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love [Sampled in 'Bathtub']
34. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle [Unreleased]
35. Isaac Hayes - The Look Of Love [Sampled in G'z Up, Hoes Down']
36. Snoop Doggy Dogg - G'z Up, Hoes Down
37. Parliament - Flash Light [Interpolated in 'W Balls']

Friday, November 23, 2018

"Dedicated" Hip Hop Vinyl Radio Mix Show - December 13, 2015 - WNUR

Here is the "Dedicated" Hip Hop Vinyl Radio Mix Show aired on December 13, 2015 (Sun-Mon 12midnight-5am CST on Chicago's WNUR 89.3fm), hosted by Da Truckster and DJ 3rd Rail.  
This episode was a special show dedicated to the indie group Adagio! and the birthday of Ray Foges aka Rayme Supreme.  5 hours of show with a dope tracks selection !! 
 It seems I was online during that night, you can hear my name at  '01:04:48', thanks for the dedication fellas !

Mad Props to Jose Feliciano a.k.a DJ 3rd Rail

Shining Black Stars

From Rap Pages - December 1998 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Video : MysDiggi - Where Do I Begin? - 2018

Official video of "Where Do I Begin ?" dropped by the London based emcee MysDiggi formerly known as Mystro. The Track is produced by K3ith Price and is from the forthcoming album "Tip Of Da Mysberg 3", out November 30th 2018 on Mutha Luva Music. 

Contact : MysDiggi  

Album Review : LL Cool J - Mr Smith - 1995

LP - 1995 - Def Jam Recordings  

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Premo Therapy

From Pound Magazine - December 2003 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton

Interview : The House List Ep. 99 - Godfather Don

"We've made it to 99 episodes (!) and what a better way to hit that mark then with an EXTRA special conversation, only available on The House List. So who better to sit down with than the highly revered yet largely unknown Godfather Don. In what marks his first real, long-form interview - Don is extremely cool, affable and open. And that was mostly talking about music (we hoped and plan to get a more esoteric, next time)! He has been a personal favorite of mine for a long time. A lifetime resident of Brooklyn, we discuss it all. Picking up a guitar as a small child, to making beat-tapes with a guitar pedal. Many where introduced to Don's seminal work on Ultramagnetic MC's 'Four Horsemen' (Wild Pitch 1993) album, others with his actual debut 'Hazardous' (Select 1991). He had a prolific run doing the indie/underground boom between labels Fondle Em and Hydra, which resonates widely to this day (seen in the many limited reissues of his work). Yet all the while, Don has seemingly been shrouded in mystery.
Now, Don is a actively performing Tenor Sax player around BK. He's recorded a new Jazz project, I saw him play - he's amazing. It's a fantastic transition into a different musical horizon. I highly suggest watching or listening, when you have the ability. I am needing to get our SoundCloud page to 100,000 streams - so please listen to this over and over and share/repost where you can! Thank you for supporting!" - Peter Agoston