Monday, May 31, 2021

Microphone Check - The Source, January 1995


From The Source - January 1995 - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle 

PHD - Without Warning - 1991


LP - 1991 - Tuff City 

WHOOOHAAAN.... A few original copies (Vinyl, CD & Tape) of the album "Without Warning" released by PHD (MC Poet a.k.a Blaq Poet and DJ Hot Day) on Tuff City in 1991 are available via Tuff City's Bandcamp.... don't sleep !!

Kai Fortyfive - SLUGSMOKE & MIRRORS - 2021


K7 - 2021 - Long Island Rap Records  

Long Island Rap Records drops Kai Fortyfive's fourth release entitled "SLUGSMOKE & MIRRORS". This is a deluxe edition cassette, limited to just 25 copies, includes the album instrumentals on the-b-side.

"There are few poetic flourishes among SLUGSMOKE & MIRRORS’ breathing details of New York street life, no glitz, glamor, glory, or even grit, just survival or death. In a place where yesterday’s foreign car could be tomorrow’s only home, futures are built on regrets or not at all. With this in mind, Kai Fortyfive speaks plainly and bares souls. 

“SLUGSMOKE is really just a compilation of stories/memories from not only my life but the lives of my friends,” says the rapper/producer from Elmont, New York. “It was type hard to write this album because mentally I had to go back to a lot of shit I’ve been through. It’s tough to recollect on pain and trauma, but I feel like in order to deliver the album the way I needed to, I had to go back and relive those stories. All in all, this is definitely my most important work I’ve ever done and I’m glad people are in tuned for real.” 

Call these criminology bars or worse, reality raps, and severely miss the point. There’s little space here for distinguishing between shadows and ghosts, let alone musical classifications. The rhymes are dope, the beats are hard, and Kai Fortyfive does them all. The only guests are family, Lowcaste LXRD$. The only style the painful truth flickering through fogs of war."

25 copies only...

Shipping Date : Late June 2021

Orders : Bandcamp / Long Island Rap Records Store

Remix Session : T-Max - Execution Style (Franz B Remix)


Remix version of T-Max's "Execution Style" produced by the German Beatmaker Franz Branntwein a.k.a Franz B.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Microphone Check - The Source, August 1995


From The Source - August 1995 - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle 

DJ Emskee - Pen Joints Show #214 - May 28th 2021


This is the Pen Joints Show #214 aired on Bushwick Radio ( The Show can be heard every Friday evening for the Rush Hour from 5PM to 6PM, where DJ Emskee plays the best in raw, underground/independant Hip-Hop.  

Video : Shinobi Stalin X Traj P - Deadshot feat. Wordchemist - 2021


Video of "Deadshot", off Shinobi Stalin & Traj P 's album "11 Hours to Leicester" released earlier this month. Video Filmed and edited by Ieshient and RexSposure.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Notorious Biggie Smalls - Ready to Blow Up


From Ego Trip Magazine - Photo courtesy of Elliott Wilson

Single Review : Elemental Magazine - Issue #26


From Elemental Magazine - Issue#26 - Scans courtesy of Tim Burton 

Remix Session : Triflicts & Da Youngsta's - 9XMENTALITY Remix


Video : John Robinson - Martin & Malcolm - 2021

 Video of the first single produced by Blu, from the brand new John Robinson's project "KING JR".

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Soul Party - Da Bacyard (1992 unreleased) - 2021

CD - 2021 - Fat Flava Records  

Fat Flava Records drops this insanely dope CD with previously unreleased and mad dope material recorded in 1992 by New York City's Soul Party (Boogie & Double A (RIP)). The album is composed of 12 tracks produced by Michael "Kidd" Gomez. Artwork & layout design by Spek The Architek. 

300 copies only ... Don't Sleep !!


K-Supreme - Demo Tape - 1993

Let's talk about K-Supreme and his demo tape uploaded on youtube by Sneak Tipp a long time ago... K-Supreme was an MC from New Jersey and he recorded these demos around 1993. All the tracks are produced by Soo and everything is good from the beginning to the end...This is the kind of demos we'd like to see coming out on vinyl nowadays !

K-Supreme, could you tell me where you lived in the mid 90s ?

K-Supreme : "I lived in Newark, NJ and in Irvington, NJ. Back then it was very competitive, as a rapper you had to battle to be considered a true MC."

How and when did you fall into hip-hop ?

K-Supreme : "I was living in Jersey City and I use to beat box for the rappers battling... after a while I wanted to rap, so I started writing and one day in school (Snyder High in Jersey city) 1985,  I had my first battle and I won... so I started writing more... then in 1986 we moved back to Newark, NJ.  When I came back to Newark, I'm walking up the block and somebody called my name and I turned around it was my dude I knew (DJ Greg G) and he asked me if I was back in Newark to stay and he said he had a rap group he wanted to put me I went to his house and we formed a group but it didn't last long, but the other 2 members now it was just me and Greg G the DJ... from their we started doing shows at our high school (Shabazz) then we also did shows in New York, and all over New Jersey. In 1988 we ran into Lakim Shabazz (from the Flavor unit), I gave him one of my tapes and asked him if he could give it to the 45King... that next day the 45King called me and wanted to meet me... so he starts giving me his address, at this time I'm thinking he lives in New he gives me his address he says "Stuyvesant Avenue"... I knew some streets in New York have the same name as some Jersey streets. So I asked him "Stuyvesant in Jersey ?" He said "yea" and I said "I'm right around the corner", he immediately said "come over", so I went around the corner and we chopped it up for a few minutes and at that time I met Apache (rip), he was my dude and was like a mentor to me, him and his brother Latee, they would tell me what to look out for in the business etc... some time went by and 45king did an album and put me on it...we shot a video for it... and once it got played on video music box... people showed love when I went to clubs in N.Y. "

What was the name of this track with 45King ?

K-Supreme : "I have no clue...because he would call me and ask me to come over (at this time he lived in N.Y ) and he would play a track and ask me to put a verse on it...I did about 10 tracks like that...the one day out of the blue he calls me and says come to my house tomorrow early in the morning, now at this time I knew they filmed videos early in the morning... so I'm thinking I'll just be in the video but when I got their I found out on the spot I'm on the record... I never new the name of the song because again he would call me to come over and just ask me to lay a verse on this, not knowing what it's going to be used for. When he called me later to come to his house I didn't even know he was doing a video for one of the might have been called "The New Batch" because it was a group of MCs and we were supposed to be a group like the Flavor Unit. I know Warner Brothers scraped the album ...but before that happened video music box played the video a few times…"

Could you tell me how the connection happened with the producer Soo ?

K-Supreme : "I met Soo through a mutual friend, my dude B.Down and soon as I met Soo we clicked, and started recording songs...we even started a super group in 1990 the group was called Brick City. But I didn't stay long, I was out the 1st night after the many people was focusing on the wrong things....we tried a second time that failed also...the 3rd time was the one...and this is before Wu Tang came out...we called the super group the Organization...The Org  (for short) incredible group of MCs (Soo, S.Coop, B.Down, Doc C   KDub (K-Supreme), Nauseous, Flam, Barry, Burn, Roc, Baseem Sadot, Code Red, Butch Cass). We just couldn't focus on the mission...then one day before leaving my house to get to Soo's studio I saw the Wu-Tang Clan on video music box...and it blew my mine...I was like "that's what we're trying to do", when I get to Soo's house everybody talking about the Wu....I salute them cause it's not easy to have that many MCs in a's hard to just have 2 MCs in a group.  But Wu Tang story reminds me of ours...they had the focus we didn't....but Soo just like RZA was the glue."

K-Supreme (Right) & Soo (Left)

K-Supreme : "Also when our super group went their own and Soo continued recording with each other. We worked on a few projects and did shows opening up for A.Z, KRS1, doing shows all over from Jersey to Phoenix, Az... N.Y etc..."

2 MCs features on the track "Show-N-Prove", Poetic & Slimmy, could you give me more info about them ?

K-Supreme : "My Dude Slimmy he also was apart of our group the Org... Poetic my dude he was doing his thing in N.J and we finally got together to do a track. It was so many dope MCs at that time and on my solo project I wanted to highlight not just MCs from our group...but also MCs who I felt were dope and should have light shine on 'em."

In 1994 you released the EP "Doe Or Die" on R.B.I. Records Inc. How did the connection happen with them ?

K-Supreme : "My manager at the time had the connect with them... It really wasn't a label, he just had the records pressed up with R.B.I Records.

Why didn't you release the demos at that time ?

K-Supreme : "In those days the thinking was start thinking the track is old and it ran its course....but if I had all of my recordings today I would definitely put them out... "

Mad Props to K-Supreme, thanks for your time !

The Wicked Takeover Ep#012 - May 21st 2021


12th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on May 21, 2021 hosted by DJ Wicked on WRAPfm.

"The Wicked Takeover brings you deep into the Vinyl crates of Wicked. Expect to hear everything from album cuts to b-sides, remixes, white labels, bootlegs, etc. You'll also hear Hip-Hop from the Golden Era of 1988 to the Mid-90's all the way to current times. A large focus will be on 2k Hip-Hop, especially 2010 to current. Fridays 9pm EST | 6pm PST

Recognize Ali - I Self Lord And Master - 2021

LP - 2021 - cphcrates  

Originally released on CD and Cassette in 2018, Recognize Ali's album "I.S.L.A.M (I Self Lord And Master)" is now available on vinyl with the help of Copenhagen Crates. The album features emcees like Napoleon Da Legend, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Verbal Kent and King Magnetic just to name a few... and is produced by Swab, D.Mar, Alberto, B-Sun, Jakk Wonders, Alcapella, Delta Sigma & Tone Spliff who produced most of the tracks of the project.

Available on Black 12” (85 copies), Milky Clear w/ Black Puddle 12” (80 copies), White w/ Black Splatter 12” (75 copies), White & Black Swirl 12”(70 copies), and OBI Black 12” (40 copies).


Video : Verbz - Calling Me Back - 2021


Brand new single from the Croydon-based emcee Verbz, "Calling Me Back" produced by Illinformed. Video directed and produced by Honey JD. 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Wild Sniper - Catching Wreck - 1993


12" - 1993 - CM Records 

Here is a good indie 12" released in 1993 by the emcee named Wild Sniper from Brooklyn, NY, member of the 5 Star Crew, consisted of Wild Sniper, K-Suite, Mighty Oxx, Flipster and a duo of female emcees named X-Cess.

 The wax is composed of the tracks "Catch Wreck (Remix)" featuring Mighty Oxx, "Catch Wreck (Explicit Remix)" featuring D-Zel on the A-side, and "Yo! We Got Alot" featuring the whole 5 Star Crew and "Catch Wreck (Original)" featuring Mighty Oxx on the B-side. 

For the production part, "Catch Wreck (Original)" was produced by Fred Brown and David Downie, "Yo! We Got Alot" was produced by J. "Supreme" Benjamin, David Downie and Fred Brown, and both remix versions of "Catch Wreck" were produced by David Downie, Fred Brown and Josh Daniels. Both remix versions are good but the winner version is the Explicit Remix.

The 12" came out on the Brooklyn-based label CM Records which released the same year the full various compilation of the 5 Star Crew titled "We Got Alot", another one to catch if you don't own it in your collection yet ! The tracks "Catch Wreck (Original) and "Yo! We got a Lot" are also on it. 

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #390


Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #390) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM.

More info on 

Mix : DJ DS - Goes Back to School (The Graduation: 1991)


"It’s time to go ‘Back to School’ for the final time! 1991 is the year I graduated high school it's my second favorite year, after '88 of course! I’ve loved making this series of mixes & it’s definitely cemented the fact this was the best era for the culture. It's also 30 years this summer!

Thanks to everyone that recorded a drop for me on this & the others in the series, including Percee P, Skratch Bastid, DJ Moneyshot, DJ Jimmy Green, DJ Repo, Rob Pursey, Nanlib, Def Goldbloom, DJ Bobby Cousy, E Major, DJ Mentos, Kil, Kane Major, DJ Wix One, Easy Egg, Hip Hop History Guy, Richie (1 of 100), Steve (Applestump Records) & anyone else that’s hooked me up!

Also to all the bloggers that have posted; Jamo, DJ Step One, Pipomixes, Rob Unkut, Unikone, Hip Hop Nostalgia, DJ Sav One, Golden Era, DJ Rikki Rick, This is for the Hustlers and many others. Sorry if I've missed you!" - courtesy of DJ DS

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Microphone Check - The Source, September 1996


From The Source - September 1996 - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle 

Tru Comers - HENNY WHITE (Comin Tru Instrumental Series Vol.2) - 2021


EP - 2021 - Comin Tru Records 

A1 - Dedicated 
A2 - Eraser
A3 - Untouchable
B1 - Indian Head
B2 - Infinity
B3 - Yak

Tru Comers's latest instrumental project entitled "HENNY WHITE" (Comin Tru Instrumental Series Vol.2) is now available to pre-order. 

250 copies only ... 
Release Date : June 11th 2021

Pre-Order : Vinyl Digital / Spot Records  

Mixtape : Donnie Propa Presents Straight From The Crate Cave - Large Professor Edition

The English DJ Donnie Propa drops a new Mixtape dedicated to Large Professor. "Straight From The Crate Cave - Large Professor Edition" is available on Limited edition cassette, Electric Blue and Retro Grey. 

A Side :

Mack Don Illz 

Rap Professionals 

Blaze Rhymez 2 

Dope On Plastic (Remix) 

Extra Abstract Skillz 

Back and 4th Scrambler 


I Justwannachill 

After School 

CT to Queens 

Truly Yours 98 

In The Scrolls 

The LP 

Maica Living 

The Mad Scientists 


When You Sleep 

B Side :

Guess Who 

The Man 

The Come Up 

Focussed Up 



Rap World 

Put Yo’Self In My Place 


Back To Back 

World Renown 

Fakin The Funk (Remix) 

Looking At The Front Door 

Overseas With Officials 

Did What We Had To Do 


The Radar 


Podcast : Bedroom Beethovens - EP #120 : Edo.G & Insight Innovates


"Edo. G & Insight Innovates swing by the podcast this week to chat about their self-titled debut album. Very grateful for the opportunity to chat with them because as a hiphop lover I realize that this is the culmination of decades of friendship and collaboration, birthed from childhood memories and the early days of the Boston rap scene. We talk about all the various factors throughout the years that led up to this point, as both artists sound as hungry and passionate as ever while they deliver one of the year’s best releases to date. For Edo and Insight, that meant more than just “boom-bap” sounds or tight lyricism—it meant bringing everything to the table, including next-level lyricism. As I soon realized by talking to them, it was part of their shared goal to make a dope hip-hop album that reflects who they are and what they’re about. Enjoy the show." - courtesy of Bedroom Beethovens