Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rashad & Confidence - Desires 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - Ill Adrenaline Records 

"Rashad & Confidence bursted onto the scene back in 2011 with their much sought after and critically acclaimed underground classic, "The Element of Surprise". Since then Rashad has been quiet while Confidence put out two more top selling albums with Edo.G/G.Dot & Born and Purpose (of Tragic Allies) along with various singles (SmooVth, Beneficence, Jaysaun, Neek The Exotic, The Legion, The Regiment, etc.). 
Eight years later, the Brooklyn/Philly duo finally reemerage with their long-awaited new single, "Desires". 
Rashad hasn't lost a step. This time around the gifted MC goes into detail the desires he has and what it takes to get there along with the obstacles he encounters, backed by Confidence's typical raw but also soulful boom-bap production. 
Hip-hop heads all around the globe have been asking for new material by Rashad & Confidence and it is a crazy coincidence that their "Desires" single drops around the same time as the brand new album by their biggest influence, Gang Starr." - Ill Adrenaline Records 

A - Desires
B - Desires Instrumental

HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition...100 copies only 

Release Date : November 29th 2019

Roc Marciano & Damu The Fudgemunk - Blizzard 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - R3DEF 

A - Blizzard (Gusty Winds Graceful Mix)
B - Blizzard (Noises from the Chamber mix)

Limited edition Clear Blue vinyl...

Hard 2 Obtain - Ism & Blues (3XLP - Deluxe Edition Orange Vinyl) - 2019

3xLP - 2019 - Fatbeats   

"First ever vinyl reissue in a limited edition of 300 copies on translucent orange vinyl. Comes as a deluxe 3LP gatefold vinyl set incl. 6 bonus tracks from the accompanying 12" singles of the original release plus digital download card." - Fatbeats

Release Date : December 13th 2019

Soul AM & N. Hardem - Cine Negro LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - Viniloyalty 

"Album released in 2014 on digital, tape, and one year later on CD, combines the sounds of the infamous producer Soul AM Beats from the city of Medellin with the rhymes and flows of Bogotá´s finest MC N. Hardem on what is considered his first official album. The now defunct duo guides us through 10 tracks of complex rhymes over heavy jazz-influenced beats with a golden era sound. Mixed and mastered in Spain by the AutodatePapaEstudios engineers." - Viniloyalty

250 copies only...

B.L.U.N.T.E.D. Crew - The Keep Your Head / What I Feel 7" - 2019

7" - 2019 - HHV BoomBap 45s 

A - The Keep Your Head 
B - What I Feel

300 copies only...

Tru Comers - EXPEDITion Vol. 25: Heartbreakahz - 2019

LP - 2019 - Vinyl Digital 

X-Pert & Sperrow aka Tru Comers are back with their last Instrumental project titled "Heartbreakahz" which is now live for preorder. It's the 25th record of the "EXPEDITion" series by Vinyl Digital. 

300 copies only... Listen to all the snippets via Vinyl Digital !

Melanin 9 - Heavy On The Wrist EP - 2019

EP - 2019  - Red Snow Records 

"Heavy On The Wrist" is the last EP recently dropped by the London-based emcee Melanin 9, featuring Confucius MC & Verbz and produced by ILL-SUGI, Anatomy, Al., Armed Dukes & Melanin9. 

You need to know that it’s not anywhere online ... Here is the process to get your digital copy : 

1. Send £7.00 to Paypal email 
2. Send the email address you want the EP sent to.
3. Will be emailed once the payment is sent.
4. Thanks for the support

Sareem Poems & Newselph - 88 To Now - 2019

LP - 2019 - Illect Recordings 

"Older heads often look back at the eighties with fond memories and rightfully so. That decade saw the arrival of the Air Force One sneaker, countless classic albums and the rise of Hulkamania. 1988, in particular, was smack bang in the middle of the first golden era of Hip Hop. That's where Sareem Poems and Newselph begin this musical journey while carrying us into the present day. 

Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a throwback project aimed to cash in on nostalgia. It is very much a forward-thinking manifesto of two men who have survived in the valley and thrived on the mountain top. The chemistry between emcee and producer is impactful from the opening and sparks loving recollections of dynamic duos like Gang Starr and Run The Jewels. Each man does their job and does it well. Newselph provides a slew of chunky slaps with live instrumentation peppered all over. However you like your beats - stripped down or beefed up - there is a lot here for you to sink your teeth into here. Sareem Poems' verses strike a skillful balance between youthful spirit and hard-earned wisdom in all his stories. He speaks life into his children and provides them with life-saving game on I'm Right Here. He lets his two boys know that even though they are a potential target in 'Merica, they are still fearfully and wonderfully made. The project closes with the epic Matters Of Man two-piece which feature Chris Orrick and label-mate Sivion. Sareem and friends honestly tackle the idea what masculinity is, and more importantly, what it isn't. 

So prepare to look back, and then go forward. 1988 was a dope year, but the "now" is even better." - Illect Recordings

Available on Vinyl (150 copies), CD (200 copies), CD Triple Pack (30 copies), Test Pressings ... 

Order your copy Here  

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Nutty Professor - Peanut Butter Wolf

From Hip-Hop Connection - July 1997 

Hype : Unanimous Decision

From Hip Hop Connection - August 1993 

VA - We Got Alot - 1993

LP - 1993 - CM Records  

Back in your ears with some more stuff from '93... this comp came out on CM Records, a record label from Brooklyn. The album features artists from the 5 Star Crew, consisted of Wild Sniper, K-Suite, Mighty Oxx, Flipster and a duo of female emcees named X-Cess. 

Wild Sniper was the lead artist of CM Records, he was the first member of the crew to drop his debut single "Catching Wreck" on vinyl in 1993. He will be followed in 1995 by two sisters hailing from Queens, NY named Valansha & Zeedy aka X-Cess, with their first official 12" titled "Searching For A Lover". 

This album is composed of 11 tracks :
  • "Catch A Wreck" featuring Mighty Oxx and "Addicted to a Dollar" are performed by Wild Sniper and are both produced by Fred Brown & David Downie. 

  • "Looking For Busta" produced by K. Furs aka K-Suite, "Tell Me How You Feel" produced by David Downie & Curtis Wade and "Party Jumpin" featuring Mighty Oxx and produced by David Downie, are all performed by X-Cess. 

  • "Watch Me Shine" produced by Herman Carter & David Downie and "Give It Up to Me" produced by David Downie & Curtis Wade, are both performed by Mighty Oxx. 

  • "Guard Your Style" produced by David Downie and "Styles That I Swing" produced by K.Furs are both performed by Flipster. 
  • "Wind Me Up" produced and performed by K-Suite.
  • "Yo! We Got Alot" which is the last track of the album is produced by J. "Supreme" Benjamin, David Downie and Fred Brown and is performed by the whole 5 Star Crew. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Complete Unit - What It Mean / The Game - 1997

12" - 1997 - Nine Yards Entertainment  

Complete Unit was a group from Syracuse, NY consisted of Erick Godley aka Stages, Khalid Bey aka The Most Talented and Brian Huggins aka B. 
Khalid and Erick are brothers and they grew up with Brian in the same neighborhood. They also stayed in Newark, NJ.  They released their first and only 12" titled "What It Mean / The Game" in 1997 on Nine Yards Entertainment, a record label managed by Lisa Morgan and Duke Sanders.
Both tracks of the wax were produced by Eddie James Dowdell who was from the same town and also known for his productions for Mad Pack, AK Skills or Street Smartz.

A full album was recorded after that 12" but they never dropped it ... 

Grown Man Rap Show - Ep #235 - Spotlight on 1990's Profile Records

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 235 - Spotlight on 1990's Profile Records - DJ Toast - originally aired on October 20, 2019

Run-DMC feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Down with the King” (1993)
Nine “Lyin’ King” (1996)
Poor Righteous Teachers “Shakiyla (JRH)” (1991)
Poor Righteous Teachers “Rock Dis Funky Joint” (1990)
Nine “Famaldahyde” (1995)
Afrika Bambaataa presents Time Zone “Zulu War Chant” (1993)
Poor Righteous Teachers “144K” (1993)
Nine “Whutcha Want?” (1994)
King Sun “Be Black” (1990)
DJ Quik “Dollaz + Sense” (1995)
Run-DMC f. Ice Cube & Chuck D “Back from Hell (Remix)” (1991)
N2Deep “Back to the Hotel” (1992)
Special Ed “The Mission” (1990)
King Sun “Big Shots” (1990)
DJ Quik “Tonite” (1991)
Special Ed “Ready 2 Attack” (1990)
Catch-22 “Just Asking (Club Mix)” (1992)
Onyx “Ah, and We Do It Like This” (1990)
Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway” (1976)
Special Ed “Come On Let’s Move It” (1990)
Pop Megga “Ghetto News” (1996)
Camp Lo “Luchini (A.K.A. This Is It)” (1996)
Smoothe Da Hustler f. Trigger tha Gambler “Broken Language” (1995)
Special Ed “Neva Go Back” (1995)
Nine “Ova Confident (Darc Mass Remix)” (1995)
Crusaders for Real Hip Hop “That’s How It Is” (1992)
Smoothe Da Hustler f. Trigger tha Gambler “My Brother My Ace” (1996)
Poor Righteous Teachers “Shakiyla” (1990)
Tucka Da Huntaman “Da Hunt is On” (1995)
Poor Righteous Teachers f. Tony D “Can I Start This?” (1990)
Special Ed “Freaky Flow” (1995)
Ranjahz “Street Life (Daily Basis Remix)” (1996)
Isaac Hayes “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic” (1969)
DJ Quik “Born and Raised in Compton” (1991)
King Sun f. Poor Righteous Teachers “The Gods are Taking Heads” (1990)
The Soul Searchers “Ashley’s Roachclip” (1974)
Cutty Ranks “The Stopper (Main Attraction Remix)” (1991)
Bounty Killer “Scare Him (Crush Sounds Ray Ray Remix)” (1995)
Camp Lo “Black Nostaljack (A.K.A. Come On)” (1997)
Poor Righteous Teachers “Easy Star” (1991)
Crusaders for Real Hip Hop “We Love the Hotties” (1992)
Nine “Any Emcee” (1995)
Stevie Wonder “Hey Love” (1966)
King Sun “Undercover Lover” (1990)
Tom Scott & The L.A. Express “Sneakin’ in the Back” (1974)

Sic Sense ‎- Hill Topics - 2019

12" - 2019 - Treehouse Records 

A - Hill Topics 
B - Hill Topics Instrumental

Produced by ERF Productions
200 copies only ...


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

DARKLEAF - Kimetic Principles LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - Vulgar 

"Originally made in 1997 and for the first time on vinyl, Kimetic Principles is the lesser known Goodlife Cafe era's LA masterpiece album. Although Darkleaf's roster as evolved over the years, only 3 members are featured on this project: the production duo of Jahli & Longevity (Lodge Infinite) and MC Kemit Qutob. Darkleaf was once part of the Unity Committee supergroup with Jurassic 5 and developed a very distinctive, raw and abstract sound. 
This very limited edition of 150 copies includes an insert with artwork by Cawzaone and a interview with Longevity about the album" - Vulgar

Shipping Date : November 1st 2019

Video : 1520 - The Anthem - 2019

Music video of "The Anthem", first single from the limited edition project "Mosquito Fly & Starships" which will be released soon by Nomadic Poet (The Planets) and Drematic XL aka 1520. More Info coming soon ... Stay tuned ...

Rahsheed - Wasabi LP - 2019

LP - 2019 - Hip-Hop Enterprise 

"Rahsheed aka Maylay Sparks' debut was originally released in Japan back in 1997 and on CD only. It was released as a limited edition and was entirely produced by fellow Philly natives DJ Miz and DJ Jazz so you know what to expect! For the vinyl release I decided to go back to the original cover and the project will be limited to 300 copies on black vinyl only this time around." - Hip-Hop Enterprise

A1 - Intro
A2 - Industrypartybumrusha!
A3 - Keep Kickin That
A4 - How Eva U Want 
A5 - 12:00 AM
A6 - Final Call
B1 - Never Put U Down
B2 - Studio Time (Interlude)
B3 - Split Decision 
B4 - East Wild West
B5 - The Life I Live
B6 - Gothum
B7 - Outro (A.R. Gray)

Release Date : November 22nd 2019

Decade Da Madd Imperial - Boom Bap Forever: Da Compilation (1995-2019)

CD - 2019 - Hip- Hop Enterprise 

"Bronx, NY rapper Decade formed "Decade and the Wicked" in the mid 90's along with his brother Bee Danger. They released a classic single back then that went on to become a holy grail among vinyl collectors. They displayed an uncanny raw and unique style that will please any fans of early Wu-Tang and the Troubleneck Brothers.
"Decade Da Madd Imperial - Boom Bap Forever: Da Compilation (1995-2019)" CD will feature 9 tracks recorded from 1995-1997 and 11 tracks recorded from 2014-2019. None of the tracks were ever released on CD before and as an added bonus I'm proud to announce I was able to add the previously unreleased original version of "R U Scared Kid?" and a brand new banger from 2019 "Ancestors Cry" to the tracklist!" - Hip-Hop Enterprise

1. R U Scared Kid? (Murder Mix) (1995)
2. R U Scared Kid? (Original Bars / Previously Unreleased) (1995)
3. Harvey Better Panic (Madd Glorious) (1995)
4. Thalamus Bless Pt. 1 (1997)
5. Can you Feel It (Madd Feel) (1995)
6. Harvey Better Panic (Radio Real) (1995)
7. Thalamus Bless Pt. 2 (1997) - Feat. Bee Danger & Jeff on da Leff
8. Heavy*****Wait (2016)
9. Knowhatimsayin (2014)
10. We N.Y. (2014)
11. Thalamus Bless Pt. 3 (2016)
12. The Rant (2016)
13. Da Hardest (2014)
14. Gutter (2016)
15. Ghetto Hell / Ghetto Heaven (2016) - Feat. Mrs. Beverly Ann Harris
16. Da Stuff (2014)
17. Get Done (1996)
18. We All Gonna Die (1996)
19. Da Hardest (Remix) (2016)
20. Ancestors Cry (Previously Unreleased) (2019)

Produced by Dec, Nightmare Beatz, BBZ Darney, Hundat %, Spark Da Izm, Bee Lapointe, Karsa, Djinji Brown & Spark Da Izm.

Release Date : November 3rd 2019  

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet (2xLP - Gatefold) - 2019

2xLP - 2019 - Gang Starr Ent.

"Legendary Hip-Hop duo Gang Starr is set to release their seventh and final studio album, their first since 2003. The first single, "Family & Loyalty", features J. Cole, with a video directed by Hip-Hop Legend Fab 5 Freddy. The album will feature previously unreleased vocals from lyricist Guru [who passed away in 2010] and new, original production from DJ Premier. The project is 16 tracks long, and features Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., Group Home, Royce da 5'9", Jeru the Damaja, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx, J Cole, Ne-Yo and Nitty Scott." - Fat Beats

1) ‘The Sure Shot (Intro)’
2) ‘Lights Out’ (Feat. M.O.P.)
3) ‘Bad Name
4) ‘Hit Man’ (Feat. Q-Tip)
5) ‘What’s Real’ (Feat. Group Home & Royce 5’9″)
6) ‘Keith Casim Elam’ (Interlude)
7) ‘From A Distance’ (Feat. Jeru The Damaja)
8) ‘Family And Loyalty’ (Feat. J. Cole)
9) ‘Get Together’ (Feat. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott)
10) ‘NYGz/GS 183rd’ (Interlude)
11) ‘So Many Rappers’
12) ‘Business Or Art’ (Feat. Talib Kweli)
13) ‘Bring It Back Here’
14) ‘One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)’
15) ‘Take Flight (Militia, Pt. 4)’ (Feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx)
16) ‘Bless the Mic’

Pre-Order : Vinyl / CD  
Release Date : December 6th 2019