Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hype - HHC July 1994

From Hip-Hop Connection - July 1994



Wyld Bunch teams up with MiLKCRATE fam (DJ Flatline & The KenderMan) from Toronto, Ontario and drop "MC4L" featuring Teflon (of M.O.P) and Dro Pesci. 

"With a connection that dates back to the mid 2000's, Wyld Bunch and MiLKCRATE started making music together. As they continued to build chemistry with years of collaborating, the collective seen these songs become featured on heavy hitting DJ shows and mixtapes such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock & J-Love to name a few.  After years of building their separate catalogs they have decided it was the right time to reunite and put out their long overdue first album .  Ladies and gentlemen we bring to you "M.C.4.L." the album!" - courtesy of MiLKCRATE

LE P.O.R - Monochrome - 2020

K7 / CD - 2020 - GNKZ Records / Larchiviste Records 

Le Posse de L'ombre Rouge a.k.a Le P.O.R is a hip-hop duo from Switzerland, consists of the MCs Azmatkek (Le Cramè) & Flowmatik (Kitamwolf). They've just dropped their debut album titled "Monochrome" which was originally recorded in 2015. All tracks produced by Le cramè except track IX produced by Oracle Da Goldsmif. All the Lyrics are strictly in French but if you like real Hip-Hop with Dark atmospheres... this shit is definitely for you ... Full support !!

Orders : K7 (65 copies) / CD (Digipack) (300 copies)

Friday, October 30, 2020

Neso - The Move - 1997 / Gumbo - Forty-Eight Hours - 1998

12" - 1997 - Superegular Recordings 

Neso was a philly-based group originally consisted of Kaosm, Caresh and Qualified. Their first release "Subject To Change EP" came out on tape in 1996 followed by the 12-inch "The Move" released on Superegular Recordings in 1997. 

Scan courtesy of Kevin Beacham 

 This rare 12" is composed of three songs : "The Move" featuring Kaosm, Caresh and Gifted who will be known later under the name of Jus Allah member of the Jedi Mind Tricks crew. The song is available in its original, instrumental, remix and remix instrumental versions. 
"Mad Coolout" available in its original and instrumental versions, featuring Kaosm, Teniweti, Arch Leon (of Doublespeek), Jay Block, Oddball and Qan, and "The Balance" featuring Caresh. 

All the tracks were produced by the legendary Stoupe (of Jedi Mind Tricks) for Onesoul Productions, who also managed Superegular Recordings with Vinnie Paz and a third guy who was down with them. 

How did the connection happen between all the members of the group ? 

Kaosm : "I was friends with Vinnie Paz in High School, he introduced me to his producer friend Stoupe and we began to work on music and different projects. I knew Caresh outside of knowing Vinnie and Stoupe. I introduced Caresh and Qualified (3rd member of Neso who wasn't on the record) to Stoupe and we began to record songs at Stoupe's house."

Which part of Philly were you all from exactly ?

Kaosm : "We were from Philly and Delaware County, I'm from Philly Chester and Delco areas, Qualified and Caresh are from Media, PA"

What were you hip-hop Influences at that time ? 

Kaosm : "Nas, Tribe, Gangstarr, Rakim, Kane, Hieroglyphics, NWA, EPMD... to name a few... I could be here all day with that type of list ! Soul music and R&B are big influences till this day, as well as some personal emcee friends."

Where does the name of Neso come from ?

Kaosm : "It comes from ONESOUL,  it's the middle of it !  It was Stoupe's idea."

Could you give me more info about the other artists featuring on the 12" ? 

Kaosm : "The record also had a guy named Gifted on it who wasn't in the group at the time but he was fam and it was love because we all wanted the same thing as young kids who wanted to rap. We put money up to to put the record out with discmakers.

Qan and Teniweti are my people, but Oddball and Jay Block I didn't know them. It was evident that people were being used so a lot of people didn't connect or get cool all the guys, I know we cool but we all had no idea how successful it was gonna be, we were just hip-hop head in love with the art.

Nobody knew the business either so there may be some bad feelings and tensions but I got the story no worries. People were on those songs that weren't a part of Neso, Stoupe wanted it to be a collective of emcees later on as me and Stoupe parted ways I took the Neso group beyond that to GUMBO and Black Caucus... No diss to anyone by the way its all love because we thought the music was dope !!"

G.U.M.B.O is an acronym for Gifted Universal Music Being Organized, consisted of Kaosm a.k.a Kaos Mobius, Caresh, Qualified, Bacon Bitz, G-Money, El-Drex, Slop, Cov Copacabana, LeGrand, Nitty Gritty, Big Ready, Baldeblak 88 and Extravaganza. In 1998 they released the "Forty-Eight Hours" project, a 7-Track EP dropped first on vinyl followed by a CD version which was the full album composed of 14 tracks mostly produced by DJ Nitty Gritty.

From Left to Right : DJ Nitty Gritty, LeGrand, Kaosm and G-money - Photo courtesy of Kaosm

12" - 1998 - Gumbo Productions 



Mad Props to Kaosm, thanks for your time. 
Big Up to Stoupe. 

Trevor J & Loop.Holes - Almost Home - 2020


Here is a brand new project dropped by the San Diego-based MC Trevor J a.k.a Veks and the production team Loop.Holes from Norway. The album is produced by TypeRaw, Axian and LootFattig. 

"This album was a long time coming, it means a lot to me because for once, I am comfortable with who I am as an artist and as a human in general. Those who have followed along with my career, most likely know me (Trevor J) as Veks, and under albums released in early 2010's such as "Missing Children", "Get Home Safe, Kid", & "Gone Missing". Those albums were created when I was a very lost teenager, and today I find myself in route to Home, finally. Home is a place within myself that I have been searching for a lifetime. I've worked so hard to get here, and would love to say I've made it, but I'm still in route, progressively moving forward. So here I am, Almost Home." - courtesy of Trevor J a.k.a Veks 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

MYSTERME & DJ 20/20 - Let Me Explain LP - 2020

"Taha and JTLM records in association with IteM records are happy to present you the 1994 underground classic album “Let Me Explain” vinyl LP by Mysterme and DJ 20/20.

Pucho (aka Mysterme) grew up in the Bronx of Puerto Rican heritage; his early influences were old-school rap, especially Run DMC. He first met and worked with Lamar Gardner (aka DJ 20/20) when they attended South Bronx High School, one of the toughest schools in the country.

Mysterme moved to San Francisco after graduation to find a record deal but after Joe Quixx produced his “Unsolved Mysterme” single, he moved back to New York, where DJ 20/20 had already produced some local hardcore rap. The duo began recording and were soon signed by Gee Street Records.

A remix of “Unsolved Mysterme” was their first single; Let Me Explain (1994) is autobiographical and showed the group as socially conscious hardcore rappers speaking out against violence on songs such as “Happy like Death” and “Playtime’s Over.”

With the release of the album, Mysterme and DJ 20/20 establish their modus operandi as straight-up hard, no chaser, Boogie Down Bronx style" - courtesy of IteM Records

Mix : Potassium Flavoured Tapes And Some Supa Dupa Shit #009


"Potassium Flavoured Tapes And Some Supa Dupa Shit” is a show focused on the darkish, deep, and colorful rumbling bass lines that characterize 1995-1997 hip hop production. Expect demos, unreleased flavor, rare remixes and rare beats, carefully selected and finely mixed by your boy The Captain Who Went To Lunch with the goal to represent the finest 90’s hip hop underground production, that would satisfy the sweet tooth of even the hardest indie-hip hop heads. Enjoy yourself!" - The Captain

00. Potassium Flavoured Tapes Intro by The Captain Who Went To Lunch

01. Outro In Three Takes by Anthony Marshall

02. Chronicle II (Interlude) by Ill Biskits

03. Bad 4 Business by T.E.F.L.O.N.

04. Let Me Get Down by Craig Mack

05. Mos Def by Definite Vacation 4 Suckaz

06. Place To Be by Ill Biskits

07. Mic To Mic by Big Kwam

08. Snake Eyes by Buttas

09. My Enemy by Mathematik

10. Mind Skills (Benevolent Freestyle Mix) by Da Great Deity Dah

11. Land Of Lyricism by Two Outta Millions

12. Elements Of Mind (Black Rain Remix) by Citizen Kane

13. G.U.N.S. by L

14. O My Mind by Down To Erf

15. Hands To The Sky by The Nobodies

16. On A Mission by PD3

17. I Get Down Like That by Redman

18. How You Like It by The 45 King

19. Lyricist Lounge Promo by Vice Grip

20. Survive’n The Game (Instrumental) by Homeliss Derilex

21. Survive’n The Game by Homeliss Derilex

22. Time’s Up (Katalyst Remix) by O.C.

23. Method Man & Ghostface Killah, Freestyle on The Stretch Armstrong Show (Apr ’94)

24. A Day In Da Stuy by Major Stress

25. A View To Kill by Rasco

26. Freaky Flow by Special Ed

27. Uprise by Mathematik

28. 45 Kickin’ It Live by Mr Voodoo

29. Smooth Wit Mine by Nautilus

30. Critical (Madlib Remix) by Zion I

31. Mom’s The Ghetto by Kinetic

32. What A Year by Chubb Rock

33. Insights by Mood (Unreleased Version)

34. Road To Success by Hasstyle

35. Destiny by The Nobodies

36. That’s How We Do It (Disseshowedo Mix) by Casual

Grown Man Rap Show - Ep #256 - Spotlight on "Big Beat"

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 256 - Spotlight on "Big Beat" - DJ Toast - originally aired on October 25, 2020

Run-DMC “Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)” (1984)

Billy Squier “The Big Beat” (1980)

A.D.O.R. “Let It All Hang Out” (1992)

Big Daddy Kane “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” (1988)

UTFO “Roxanne Roxanne” (1984)

Nas “Power, Paper, Pussy” (2010)

King Just “Warriors’ Drum (BigBeatApella)” (1994)

King Tee “Bass (Remix)” (1988)

Brokin English Klik “Hard Core Beats” (1993)

Run-DMC “Jam Master Jammin’” (1985)

Cash Money & Marvelous “The Music Maker” (1988)

X-Clan “Xodus” (1992)

Special Ed “The Mission” (1990)

Kris Kross “Lil’ Boys in Da Hood” (1992)

Makeba and Scratch “Ain’t It Funky” (1989)

Ice Cube “Jackin’ For Beats” (1990)

Big Daddy Kane “Get Down” (1991)

Queen Latifah f. De La Soul “Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children” (1989)

Dennis Coffey “Scorpio” (1971)

Jay-Z “99 Problems” (2003)

El Gant “99 Problems” (2004)

N.W.A. “Real Niggaz Don’t Die” (1991)

DJ Quik “Born and Raised in Compton” (1991)

Kurious “Uptown Shit” (1993)

EPMD “It’s Going Down” (1992)

A Tribe Called Quest “We Can Get Down” (1993)

Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” (2012)

Eazy-E “Radio” (1988)

Naughty By Nature f. Queen Latifah “Wickedest Man Alive” (1991)

LL Cool J “Droppin’ ‘Em” (1989)

Guru f. N’Dea Davenport “Trust Me” (1993)

Da Bush Babees “Get On Down” (1994)

Cash Money & Marvelous “Ugly People Be Quiet” (1988)

Too Poetic “God Made Me Funky” (1989)

Boot Camp Clik “Let’s Go” (2006)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Bouncing Bombs - Rubberoom


From Hip-Hop Connection - June 1999

DJ Philly & 210 Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #360


Here is the latest episode of the Track Side Burners Radio Show hosted by DJ Philly & 210 and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM. This episode is dedicated to the 90s Golden Era... Enjoy !

Rashid Hadee - 6 Packs & Cognac - 2020

The Chicago-based producer and emcee Rashid Hadee is back with a brand new 6-Track EP produced by himself, Kenny Keys, Nottz and 5ifth Element. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Record Report - The Source August 1991

From The Source - August 1991 - Scans courtesy of Steph Freshnews

Infinito 2017 - 7102 Pan African Paragraphs Black and Blackest - 2020

LP - 2020 - Culture Power 45 

Shipping Date : October 26th 2020

Swamp Harbour (Stinkin Slumrok & Bisk) - Swamp Harbour - 2020

LP - 2020 - Blah Records  

The London-based emcees Stinkin Slumrok and Bisk, both members of the group Cult Of The Damned, take you on a journey through the Swamp, recited over Sam Zircon's quirky and trippy-vibed productions.


Donald Mayhem - Flamingo Hustle 7" - 2020


7" - 2020 - Culture Power 45


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Doublespeek ‎- Trial By Stone - 1996

 12" - 1996 - Onesoul Productions 

Doublespeek was a duo from Philly, PA consisted of Arch Leon and Yan a.k.a Yan the Phenomenon, also known as the manager of the group Jedi Mind Tricks. In 1996, the duo dropped his first and only one 12" on Onesoul Productions, a record label managed by Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind (of Jedi Mind Tricks) . 

The wax is fully produced by Stoupe and is composed of the tracks "Trial by The Stone" which is the lead single available in its original, remix and instrumental versions, "Remind Body" (original and instrumental versions) and "Black China" featuring Jay Block.  

Shaolin Drunk - Raw Feeling EP - 2020


"Raw Feeling" is the 8-Track instrumental EP released by the Brazilian Producer Shaolin Drunk. 


Video : B Leafs Feat Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot & Large Pro - Reaganomics - 2020

Boston-based producer B Leafs presents "Reaganomics" featuring Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot & Large Pro,  off his debut album "The Horizon". 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Record Report - The Source November 1992


From The Source - November 1992 

Hype : MR 45 - Snakes - 1996

From Hip-Hop Connection - February 1996 

Unreleased LP demo tracks courtesy of the P-Brothers.

SmooVth & Confidence - Rap Science / Come Get It 7" - 2020


7" - 2020 - Ill Adrenaline Records  

5 years ago, the Hempstead emcee SmooVth (of Tha Connection) teamed up with the Boston-based producer Confidence and dropped the singles "Rap Science" feat Dj Technic on the cuts and "Come Get It". The singles will be available soon on limited edition 7" via Ill Adrenaline Records... stay tuned !

Built to last Mix - Mood

Monday, October 19, 2020

Funkin' Lessons Ep #28 : August 3, 1994

Funkin' Lessons was a hip-hop Radio Show hosted by DJ Blaze and Dr. Phibes, aired on 2MBS (102.5 FM) from 1993 to 1996 and based in Sydney, Australia. 

Here is the Show #5 from August 3, 1994

01 - ? Instrumental ?
02 - We Got The Sound by Torro The Black Britannicus
03 - I Got The Blues by Kool DJ Maxi Jazz
04 - Who Fell (Radio Edit) by Gutter Snypes
05 - Worldwide (London Groove) by The Roots
06 - Lubrication by Kwest Tha Madd Lad
07 - Relieve Yourself by Tha Alkaholiks
08 - Me-O-Mi-O (It's A Me Thang) by Casual
09 - Class Clown by The Wascals
10 - Don't Curse by Heavy D & The Boyz Featuring Big Daddy Kane, C.L. Smooth, Grand Puba, Kool G Rap & Q-Tip
11 - Warrior's Drum (Clean Version) by King Just
12 - Live Freestyles by Illpickl, Sleeping Monk & JU
13 - So Tough by Freddie Foxxx
14 - I Can't Hear You by Top Quality
15 - Time's Up (Buckwild Original Mix) by OC
16 - Live Freestyles by Illpickl, Sleeping Monk & JU
17 - Mad Flavaz (Remix) by Shadz Of Lingo
18 - You Can't Front by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics Feat Lord Finesse & Sadat X
19 - Stick-Em (That's Fresh Mix) by Armand Van Helden
20 - Super Fight by Hurricane
21 - Stylewild '94 by Terminator X & The Godfathers Of Threatt Featuring Cold Crush Brothers & The Fantastic Five
22 - Beat You Down by Noel Rockwell Featuring The Poet
23 - I Pioneered This by M.C. Shan
24 - The Escapades Of Futura 2000 by Futura 2000
25 - Real by Busy Bee
26 - Je Danse Le Mia by IAM
27 - Top Priority by Easy Business

Tracklist courtesy of Robert Sacchinelli