Thursday, August 29, 2019

Brooklyn Keeps On Taking It - Masta Ace INC

From Rap Pages - Vol.4 #6 - June 1995 

Oxygen - Age Appropriate LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - AE Productions 

Here is the last project titled "Age Appropriate" released by Oxygen on the English record label AE Productions, featuring Apani, Emskee, Dr Becket, Jesus Mason, Jack Jones, U-George and BusCrates. The album is fully produced by Tom Caruana with Scratches by DJ Presyce, except tracks 4 and 12 by Jazz Spastiks. Covert Art done by Mr Krum

A1. Victory At Last
A2. Actual Fact (ft. Apani)
A3. Guillotine 16's (ft. Emskee, Dr Becket & Jesus Mason)
A4. 7 Year Itch 
A5. Do Your Homework
A6. Angles (ft. Jesus Mason & Jack Jones)
B1. Daily Grind
B2. Circles
B3. For U (ft. U-George)
B4. The Process (ft. Emskee & Dr Becket)
B5. 33.3
B6. Code Red
B7. Seven Windows (ft. BusCrates)


... also available on Cassette 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tha Chamba - Sayahlilsumthin’ 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - F5 Records 

Originally released on Coroner Records in 1995 , Tha Chamba's debut single "Sayahlilsumthin’" is now reissued on limited 7" vinyl with the help of F5 Records. It also includes the track "Da Lit" and a bonus "Sayahlilsumthin" Remix edit on the B Side. 

A - Sayahlilsumthin’ Edit
B1 - Da Lit
B2 - Sayahlilsumthin’ Remix Edit


Video : Skyzoo & Pete Rock - It's All Good - 2019

Visuals for "It's All Good" recently released by Skyzoo & Pete Rock , from their forthcoming album "Retropolitan", coming around September / November 2019. 

The Mutha Goose Militia - Ain't No Change / En Garde - 1994

12" - 1994 - Ugly Duckling Music 

Mutha Goose Militia was a group comprised of Superior Allah, Born Education and DJ Clue hailing from Buffalo and NYC. In 1994 they released their first and only one 12" on Ugly Duckling Music (which is not linked with the hip hop group with the same name from Long Beach, California). The wax was composed of two tracks,"Ain't No Change" on the A-side and "En Garde" on the B-side, both produced by DJ Clue and Born Education.

Seven years ago, Superior Allah uploaded on his Soundcloud channel 4 unreleased tracks recorded by the group. For those who never heard them, here they are :

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 228 - Payday Records Spotlight

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

This is Episode 228 - Payday Records spotlight - DJ Toast - originally aired on August 25, 2019


Jay-Z “In My Lifetime (original)” (1994)
DJ Premier f. A$AP Ferg “Our Streets” (2017)
Big Shug “Crush” (1996)
Showbiz & A.G. “You Know Now” (1995)
Big Red f. Diamond D “Created a Monster” (1994)
Jeru the Damaja “Come Clean (E New Y Radio)” (1993)
WC and the Maad Circle f. Ice Cube & Mack 10 “West Up!” (1995)
O.C. f. Freddie Foxxx “M.U.G. (Money Underground)” (1997)
Group Home “Suspended in Time” (1995)
Jeru the Damaja “Tha Bullshit” (1996)
O.C. “My World” (1997)
1st Down “Front Street” (1995)
O.C. f. Organized Konfusion “Wargames” (1997)
DJ Premier f. Casanova “WUT U SAID?” (2018)
Big Shug “Do What Pays Ya” (1995)
Jay-Z “Can’t Get Wit’ That (DJ Clark Kent Version)” (1995)
Operation Ratification “Rotten Apple” (1995)
Showbiz & A.G. “Got Ya Back” (1995)
Jeru the Damaja “The Frustrated Nigga” (1996)
Group Home “Livin’ Proof” (1995)
Jeru the Damaja “Ya Playin’ Yaself” (1996)
WC f. Ice Cube, Daz & CJ Mac “Like That” (1998)
Showbiz & A.G. f. Lord Finesse & D-Flow “Add On” (1995)
Jeru the Damaja “My Mind Spray” (1994)
Showbiz & A.G. “Next Level (DJ Premier Remix)” (1995)
Stikken Moov “Attack” (1995)
Urban Thermo Dynamics “My Kung Fu” (1994)
Group Home “Supa Dupa Star (94 Demo Version)” (1994)
Jeru the Damaja “You Can’t Stop the Prophet” (1994)
O.C. f. Big L “Dangerous” (1997)
O.C. f. Lord Tariq, Peter Gunz & Fatman Scoop “Dangerously Makin’ Money” (1997)
Raazda Rukkuz “Da Chronic Asthmatics” (1993)
1st Down “A Day Wit’ the Homiez” (1995)
Poverty “Peace With a Piece” (1996)
True Master “Who is the Truest” (1995)
Showbiz & A.G. “Fat Pockets” (1992)
Urban Thermo Dynamics “Manifest Destiny” (1995)
Showbiz & A.G. “Soul Clap” (1992)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Eaze Up Show #46 - Aug 25th 2019 (Back To 94 The Remixes Spesh)

"Word is the title of the show you have 2 and a half hours of the some of the phattest, dopest and illest remixes, edits and/or different versions (and believe me I went through a lot before deciding on all of these, it was originally going to be 3 hours long but I was stretched for time this week) released back in 1994, everything here has or will celebrate a 25th year anniversary in 2019." - Dj Jazzywhut!

1. Ice Cube - What Can I Do (Eastside Mix) (Remix: Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
2. Ahmad - Back In The Days (Remix)
3. Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y. (Big Titty Mix)
4. The Beatnuts - Get Funky (Remix)
5. Nas -The World Is Yours (Tip Remix)
6. Funkdoobiest - Rock On (Club Mix)
7. Run DMC - Can I Get It Yo! (Ruffness Mix)
8. Mistah Bello - Daddy On The Run (K-Gee Stoopid Phat Jeep Mix)
9. Shadz Of Lingo - Mad Flavaz (Dallas Austin Remix)
10. Kirk- Down Low (Remix)
11. Steady-B - Bogardin' (Remix)
12. O.C. Time's Up (Buckwild's Mix)
13. Tha Alkaholiks - Mary Jane (Remix)
14. Kenspin - Spin 2 My Funk (New Remix)
15. Troubleneck Brothers -Back To The Hip Hop (Tony.T Green Re-mix)
16. Justice System -Dedication To Bambaata (Beatnuts Remix)
17. A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics To Go (Remix)
18. Da Youngstas- Mad Props (Remix)
19. Extra Prolific -Brown Sugar (Remix)
20. Masta Ace Inc - The INC Ride (Phat Khat Mix)
21. Krispy 3 - On Tempo (94 Lick)
22. Fat Joe - Da S&^t Is Real (DJ Premier Remix)
23. Nine - Redrum (Anti-Piano Mix)
24. House of Pain - On Point (Groove Merchantz Remix)
25. The Legion - Legion Groove (Remix)
26. Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Easy Mo Mix)
27. Wu-Tang Clan - Shame Ona A Nuh (Radio Mix)
28. Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World (Green Eyed Mix)
29. Super Cat - South Central (Outstanding Mix)
30. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Large Professor Remix)
31. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Get On The Mic (Remix)
32. Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn (Baseball Mix)
33. Artifacts feat Busta Rhymes - C'mon With The Get Down (Buckwild Remix)
34. Black Moon - Buck 'Em Down (Remix)
35. Brand Nubian - Hold On (Remix)
36. Gang Starr - Code of The Streets (Kenny Dope Remix)
37. Lord Finesse - S.K.I.T.S. (Remix)
38. Black Sheep - Without A Doubt (Salaam's Mix)

Diggin' Session: Johnny Hammond VS Amp Boogie

I've been looking for a long time for the original "Gears" album released by Johnny Hammond on Milestone Records in 1975. The OG is really rare and very expensive for a vinyl in good condition, but I recently found in a record store the clear vinyl edition reissued on BGP Records in 2015. While waiting for the OG version, I'm satisfied with it !! 
If you're still interested in Samples, you can listen to this song titled "Can't we smile" which has been sampled by Amp Boogie for the production of the remix version of "Bluntly Speaking", produced in the mid-90s and from the "Bluntly Speaking EP" released on Six2Six Records in 2012. 

Sorry but youtube links don't work here due to copyright Infringement ... so listen to the song Here  

Friday, August 23, 2019

Makeba & Skratch - Mental Fitness LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - Dope Folks Records 

Dope Folks Records are back with their 97th release, the Makeba & Skratch "Mental Fitness" LP which was originally released in 1991 on Nuff Said Records. 

350 Copies only (100 colored vinyl / 250 standard black vinyl)
Pre-Order : Colored Vinyl / Black Vinyl 

... CD coming soon via Gentleman's Relief Records

Album Review : Tim Dog - Penicilin On Wax - 1991

LP - 1991 - Ruffhouse Records

From The Source - January 1992 

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK - Jan 29, 1994

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK January 29, 1994

? - Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen Promo
Nas - NY state of Mind
Kurious - Tear Shit Up
The UMC’s - Staten Island Comes First
Yaggfu Front - Frontline
YG’z - Street Nigga (Pete Rock Remix)
Down South - Southern Comfort
Talk Break
Down South Interview
Down South Freestyle
Talk Break
Shyheim - One’s 4 Da Money
Intelligent Hoodlum - Streetlife
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man Remix
Down South - Open Sesame
Strickly Roots feat Fat Joe, Grand Puba & Chill Will F.T.E. - Beg No Friends
Casual feat A-Plus - That’s How It Is Pt II
Talk Break
Casual & Domino Interview 
Casual & Domino Freestyle
Talk Break

Mad Props to DJ Eclispe for the upload.

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - ?? - ?? - 1992 - WKCR

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - ?? - ?? - 1992 - WKCR 

Nubian Crackers - Two For The Time
Blunted Dummies feat The Runaway Slaves - Sunshine 
Freestyle Fellowship - My Fantasy
Organized Konfusion - Audience Pleasers
Boogie Down Productions - Questions & Answers
Naughty By Nature - Thankx For Sleepwalking
EPMD - It’s Going Down
MC Lyte - 10% Dis Remix
A Tribe Called Quest - Excursions
The UMC’s - Swing It To The Area (Side Show Bob Recreation)
Chi Ali - Let The Horns Blow feat. Dres, Trugoy, Al Tariq, Phife Dawg
Cypress Hill - Stoned is The Way
Smooth Movement - The Adventure
Gang Starr - Take It Personal
Justice League (Da Ghetto Communicator & Bonz Malone) - '92 S&B Freestyle
Supercat - Don Dada" (Hip Hop Remix) / Blend Mix
Nice & Smooth - Pump It Up 
Jazzie Joint - Pump Pump (Let It Flow Mix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y 
The Future Sound - Lady / What's A Bro To Do ?

Mad Props to HecticEclectic for the upload.

Video : The Good People feat. A-F-R-O & Termanology - Sidewalk Barbecue - 2019

Music video for "Sidewalk Barbecue" by The Good People featuring AFRO & Termanology, off their "The Summer EP" released earlier this year. Video directed by Shock B.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Carta' P. & Parental - A Beautiful Mess 2xLP - 2019

"Carta’ P. aka “The Obvious Wonder” who hails from the talent rich city of Mount Vernon, NY debuts with his full length solo album “A Beautiful Mess”. 

In collaboration with french producer Parental, the two combine to mix melodic samples, strong baselines and infectious drums in conjunction with stories about women, relationships, life as an adult, money, children and family. The combination of Parental and Carta’ P. help produce a sound very similar to the 90’s “Golden Era of Hip Hop”. 

The entire project was produced by Parental and written by Carta’ P. over the span of two years. The two musical juggernauts collaborated and recorded over twenty songs together. Throughout the project, you can hear the musical chemistry along with the development of the album. 

Carta’ P. is part of the hip hop underground group ADAGIO! from the mid to late 90’s. A lot of the same musical influences and lyrical creativity from ADAGIO! can be heard through this latest collaboration."  

Written & Performed by Carta' P. (B. Pritchett), except "Too Many (Remix)" by Carta' P. & Breeze Brewin' (P. Smith)

All tracks produced by Parental (R. Besikian), except "Zoo" by Lex (de Kalhex) [A. Besikian]. Scratches [Cuts]: DJ Boo. Guitar [Additionnal]: Ferdinand Cros
Artwork: RVB / Photography: Yann "L'œil" Cressent

300 copies only ...
Pre-orders : HHV / Bandcamp

Equal Writes / Organized Konfusion in The Source - 1997

From The Source - September 1997 

The X Vandals - 2 All My People / It Feels - 1996

12" - 1996 - Skullz Ent.

Here is something released in 1996 on Skullz Entertainment by the X Vandals from NYC, duo consisted of L.Suarez aka Moe Devious and R.Dark aka Infamous Dreds which is now known under the name of Firstworld Seven. The 12" is composed of 2 tracks titled "2 All my People" on the A-Side and "It Feels" on the B-Side. Both tracks are available in their Underground and Radio versions, everything fully produced by Devious and Infamous Dreds for Backbone Entertainment. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Vibe Drops - Higher Frequency ft Rita J / Breaking It Down 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - Trad Vibe Records 

For those who don't know, The Vibe Drops is a hip-hop duo who consists of The Toronto-based Emcee "G Roc" Gayle and the French producer DJ Moar. This is their first 7" vinyl release "Higher Frequency" Featuring Rita J  & "Breaking It Down" Featuring Jean Louis Potin on Flute. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming album "Higher Frequency" LP which will be available soon in Vinyl, K7, CD & Digital format with the help of the French label Trad Vibe Records. 

200 copies only ... 

Sheepskins / Black Sheep in The Source - February 1992

From The Source - February 1992 - Scans courtesy of Babylon Falling 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Guy Grams & Raf Almighty - The Almighty Grams - 2019

Raf Almighty of Dirt Platoon and Baltimore-based emcee Guy Grams teamed up to form The Almighty Grams. Their debut self-titled EP "The Almighty Grams" is now available for Digital Download only. 

1. Eighth
2. Stale Biskets
3. Four Twenties
4. Submachine Gun Rap
5. Written in Mud
6. Consiglieres

Mental Giants - '93 Stretch & Bobbito Show Freestyle - WKCR

On December 02nd 1993, Mental Giants members Akbar and DJ Parker Lee from Chicago were invited for a freestyle session by Stretch & Bobbito. Akbar and Parker Lee were with a third guy named AJ but I don't know if he was affiliated to the group at that time. Enjoy ! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Invisible King / Album Review : O.C - Jewelz - 1997

From The Source - September 1997 

Kwote - List Worthy? - 2019

Tunnel Movement member Kwote put out his last solo project which is composed of 10 tracks produced by B-Side, Akt One, Madic, Loost Beats, Weirdo, A1NE and featuring Wyld Bunch & Verbal Threat.