Tuesday, August 31, 2021

DJ Premier – So Wassup? Episode 5

DJ Premier presents the brand new series: 'So Wassup?' a salute to the floppy disk. Throughout this series, DJ Premier explores his most classic productions, and how the technology of the time influenced the sound. Here is the episode 5 about the process of how "MC's Act Like They Don't Know" by KRS-One was created. 

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #404

Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #404) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM on August 29, 2021.

More info on TracksideBurners.com 

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Bizzie Boyz - Droppin' It! - 2021

LP - 2021 - Dope Folks Records  

Dope Folks Records are back with a reissue of the BIZZIE BOYZ's debut album originally released on YO! Records in 1990. 10 tracks in all housed in a full color jacket. 

 Limited to 350 copies (100 colored copies / 250 standard black)  

Order : Colored & Standard Black / Test Pressing 

Wish Master X Illinformed - COLD HARBOUR TALES - 2021


2xLP - 2021 - O.R Records 

"Wish Master has granted us something magical, going in with heavyweight producer Illinformed for the long-awaited new album Coldharbour Tales LP. On the sixteen-track project, Wish Master consistently delivers conscious street lyricism, flowing confidently over the high level and dark boom bap production with his signature heavyweight delivery. The project drips with atmosphere, as Wish and his army of guests move comfortably between menacing and laid back, over Illinformed’s minor-key boom bap grooves on lemon-fresh tracks with their roots laid deep in the old school. Stacked with features from Babylon Dead (of which Illinformed makes up one half alongside J-Man), Gee Bag, Datkid, Verb T, BVA, Leaf Dog, Axel Holy (aka Baileys Brown), Smellington Piff and more! These are familiar names for Illinformed, who has worked extensively with the whos-who of underground UK hip-hop, building his reputation as the scene’s go to beat smith." - courtesy of O.R Records

The album will be available on double vinyl LP (150 copies), CD (100 copies) & Cassette (100 copies), on September 10th 2021.


Usephasan ‎- Chemistry Teraqueous - 1998


The 06-song EP entitled "Chemistry Teraqueous (Capric.ci.o)" was released by the California-based emcee Usephasan (alias Chamelion) on REQUIRED/NewHarvest in 1998. The project was produced by Pomo of Blend Crafters, Scientifical RU (aka Usephasan, better known under the names of Autolect or Bil Basmala nowadays), and Greg F.

"Prior to pressing the vinyl Pomo & Hasan shopped the demo. A deal with Correct Records in Beverly Hills, Ca. was on the table but rejected due to the structure of the deal. Afterwards Hasan decided to independently press the vinyl via Bill Smith in El Segundo California. He met up with Beni B of the Bay Area Hip-Hop Coalition (BAHHC) and started reaching spins, orders shortly thereafter. From LA to the Bay this release represents a clear divergents from commercial rap to Independent Hip-Hop merging from Northern California to Worldwide acceptance."

If you're looking for his album "Scienc​.​Esquizit" from 1998, the Collectors Edition CD (remastered) is available via his Bandcamp

Substantial & Funky DL - We Met In Tokyo - 2021


"We Met In Tokyo" is the brand new 6-track EP dropped by the two veteran emcees Substantial from Virginia and Funky DL from UK. If you like melodic Jazz samples, warm bass grooves and thumping boom-bap drums, this project fully produced by Funky DL is definitely for you !

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Misfits of Madness - Explosions / Peace The Hell Out - 1994

12" - 1994 -  Beat Force Recordings

Misfits of Madness was a duo consisted of Eric Butts and Ricardo Cruz from NYC. Their first and only one 12" was released in 1994 on Beat Force Recordings, with 2 tracks "Explosions" and "Peace The Hell Out" produced by Omar Santana and co-produced by Jason Mirville. 

The A-side of the wax contains 3 versions of the song "Explosions (Oh's Mix, Shorty and Old School Mix) and on the B-side you can listen to the song "Peace The Hell Out" in its Blunt Mix, Original Mix, Nasty Mix & Tech's Mix versions. 


Microphone Check - The Source, July 1993


From The Source, July 1993 - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle 

Wildelux & Macapella - Hard Knocks - 2021


Wildelux & Macapella are back with a second collaborative album entitled "Hard Knocks" which will be dropped in September. Stay tuned ... 

Video : Damu The Fudgemunk Ft. Insight Innovates - Enchanted Spirits

 Video of the 3rd single from the Damu the Fudgemunk "Conversation Peace" album, dropping September 3rd. 

Brothers Of The Stone - Brothers Of The Stone - 2021


2xLP - 2021 - High Focus Records

Originally released in 2013, Brothers Of The Stone's self-titled debut album is now available for a limited repress on splatter double vinyl with the help of High Focus Records. 

300 copies only ...

Order : High Focus Records / Suspect Packages  

Ramson Badbonez - Lead by Example - 2021


Ramson Badbonez from UK dropped his brand new project "Lead By Example". The album features emcees like Reks, Ruste Juxx, Blacastan, Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper, Moka Only, Phoenix da Icefire, Cyclonious, Recognize Ali, Skyzoo, Juxx Diamondz and many more...

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Papa Chuk - "The Texas Roughneck" Original Demo Sessions CD - 1992


"Before Papa Chuk's 1994 Pendulum Records debut, there was a previous album, a superior album, unheard until now. Produced and recorded in his hometown of Austin in 1992, The Texas Roughneck: Original Demo Sessions presents a rawer, harder hitting side of Chuk, with tighter and more dynamic production by his original partner, DJ Cassanova. Working directly with Cass, Dust & Dope Recordings have remastered his original DAT recordings to restore the complete, unreleased album on CD with five exclusive, bonus instrumental tracks and liner notes by Werner von Wallenrod in interview with DJ Cassanova himself." - courtesy of Dust & Dope Recording

300 copies only (with 4-page booklet with liner notes by Werner Von Wallenrod.)


DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 4

DJ Premier presents the brand new series: 'So Wassup?' a salute to the floppy disk. Throughout this series, DJ Premier explores his most classic productions, and how the technology of the time influenced the sound. Here is the episode 4 about the single"Mass Appeal" released by Gang Starr in 1994. 

Video : Sites - Tae Kwon Doe ft Kurt Scott & Ruste Juxx - 2021

Video of "TAE KWON DOE " dropped by the London-based emcee Sites featuring Kurt Scott from Vancouver, Canada and Ruste Juxx from Brooklyn, NYC. The single is produced by Bang Musik and the video is directed by Chiba Visuals.

Microphone Check - The Source, July 1994


From The Source - July 1994  - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle 

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #403



Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #403) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM.

More info on TracksideBurners.com 

Documentary : Where We're From - Rise Of L.A. Underground Hip Hop


"WHERE WE'RE FROM captures the rise of underground Hip Hop in Los Angeles during the 90s and 2000s told through Elements, a group of four friends that promoted a weekly club that honored the "elements of Hip Hop" - MCing, DJing, dance, and graffiti art. Part of a generation that found community and refuge through Hip Hop, Elements' audiences returned week after week because they knew they would witness craft and skill, something that at the time was getting lost with the injection of cash and promotion of negative stereotypes into Hip Hop culture by major record labels and commercial media outlets."

This 90-minute documentary is Directed by Al Bonds a.k.a DJ Bonds and Fabrizio Prado a.k.a DJ Breeze, executive produced by Damon Bonds. It contains interviews from Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Myka 9, Ellay Khule, Medusa, DJ Rhettmatic, Mr. Choc, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, Akil, DJ Nu-Mark, Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience, Immortal Technique, DJ Mark Luv, Divine Styler of Scheme Team, The Soul Bros, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Icy Ice, Asia One, Fidel Rodriguez, DJ MonaLisa, DJ Daz, Carmelita Sanchez, DJ D-Styles, Large Professor, Otherwize, Dotted Line, Seefor, Soren Baker, Orlando from Unity, Darlene Ortiz, BBoy Lil Cesar, Miles Tackett, DJ Rasta Root, AG from DITC, Dave New York, Polo Molina and more...

Watch the full Documentary HERE !

You can also check the single "Elements" dropped by DJ Revolution & Planet Asia which is taken from the original soundtrack, while waiting for this one to be fully available on all digital platforms.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Wicked Takeover Ep#018 - August 06th 2021


18th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on August 06, 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 www.wrap.fm"

Mix : Take It Personal Radio Show - 1993 Tribute

Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity
Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
De La Soul - Breakadawn
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove (Remix)
Da King & I - Tears
EDO.G & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes & Goes
Black Moon - How Many MC's
KRS-One - Outta Here
Run-DMC - Down With The King feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
Onyx - Slam
Lords of The Underground - Chief Rocka
Funkdoobiest - The Funkiest
Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Who Am I (What's My Name)?
Ice Cube - Bop Gun feat. George Clinton
Eazy-E - Real Muthaphuckkin' G's feat. Dresta & B.G. Knocc Out
Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bull
Brand Nubian - Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down
Diamond D - You Can't Front feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse
Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit
King Tee - Got It Bad Ya'll feat. Tha Alkaholiks
Apache - Gangsta Bitch
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
Brand Nubian - Love Me or Leave Me Alone
LL Cool J - Back Seat
2Pac - I Get Around feat. Digital Underground
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Ain't No Fun feat. Nate Dogg, Kurupt & Warren G
Domino - Geto Jam
Erick Sermon - Stay Real
KRS-One - Sound of Da Police
De La Soul - Ego Trippin' Pt. 2
Shyheim - On & On
Shyheim - On & On (DJ Premier Remix)
Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean
Das EFX - Kaught In Da Ak (DJ Premier Remix)
Fu-Schnickens - What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock) feat. Shaquille O'Neal
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God feat. Busta Rhymes
Leaders of The New School - What's Next
Ultramagnetic MC's - Saga of Dandy, The Devil & Day
Ultramagnetic MC's - Raise It Up feat. Godfather Don
Trends of Culture - Off & On
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit


Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Black Moon - Who Got Da Props?
KRS-One - Hip-Hop Vs. Rap
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man (Remix)
Lords of The Underground - Funky Child
Original Flavor - Can I Get Open feat. Jay-Z
Da Youngsta's - Crews Pop feat. Treach
Naughty By Nature - It's On (Kay Gee Remix)
Naughty By Nature - It's On (The Beatnuts Remix)
The Beatnuts - Reign of the Tec
Brand Nubian - Allah U Akbar (Remix)
Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)
Digable Planets - Where I'm From (Remix)
De La Soul - I Am I Be
A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics To Go
Intelligent Hoodlum - Street Life (Remix)
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - What's Next On The Menu?
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - One In A Million
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Death Becomes You feat. YG'z
Wu-Tang Clan - Shame On A Nigga
Now Born Click - Now Born Soliders
Now Born Click - Mad Sick
Poor Righteous Teachers - Nobody Move
Nubian Crackers - Do You Wanna Hear It? feat. The Artifacts
Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
Fat Joe - Flow Joe
Akinyele - The Bomb
M.O.P. - How About Some Hardcore
Das EFX - Freakit
Nice & Smooth - Cash In My Hands
Tim Dog - I Get Wrecked feat. KRS-One
KRS-One - Return of the Boom Bap
The Beatnuts - Psycho Dwarf
Prime Minister Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - Rat Bastard feat. Psycho Les
Prime Minister Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - Kick The Bobo
De La Soul - Lovely How I Let My Mind Float feat. Biz Markie
Biz Markie - Young Girl Bluez
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight
Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber
Erick Sermon - Hostile feat. Keith Murray
Illegal - We Getz Busy feat. Erick Sermon
Da King & I - Krak Da Weazel
Run-DMC - Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do
Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz
Lord of The Underground - Psycho 
Big L - Devil's Son
Masta Ace - Jeep Ass Niguh
Masta Ace - Born To Roll
Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gz And Hustlas

MC Eiht - Streiht Up Menace 
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Serial Killa feat. Tha Dogg Pound, RBX & D.O.C.
Digital Underground - The Return of the Crazy One
Tha Alkaholiks - Make Room
Tha Alkaholiks - Only When I'm Drunk
Funkdoobiest - Wopbabalbop
Mista Grimm - Indo Smoke feat. Warren G & Nate Dogg
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case feat. Daz
Ice Cube - Ghetto Bird
Volume 10 - Pistol Grip Pump
Freestyle Fellowship - Bullies of the Block
Souls of Mischief - That's When Ya Lost
Casual - That's How It Is
Casual - That's How It Is (Remix)
Del The Funky Homosapien - No Need For Alarm
Too $hort - Just Another Day
Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Dogg World feat. Tha Dogg Pound
Domino - Sweet Potato Pie
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Shiznit
Kam - Neva Again
King Tee - At Your Own Risk (Marley Marl Remix)
Too $hort - Money In The Ghetto
Above The Law - V.S.O.P.
Mac Dre - 2 Hard 4 The Fuckin' Radio
Mac Mall - Versatile
Mac Mall - Young N Da game
2Pac - Definition of A Thug Nigga
MC Breed - Gotta Get Mine feat. 2Pac
Spice 1 - Dumpin 'Em In Ditches
E-40 - Captain Save-A-Hoe feat. The Click
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice
Ice Cube - What Can I Do (Remix) feat. Mack 10
2Pac - Last Wordz feat. Ice Cube & Ice-T
2Pac - Holla If Ya Hear Me
2Pac - Holla If Ya Hear Me (remix)
Kam - Watts Riot feat. Ice Cube
The Coup - Dig It
Souls of Mischief - Let 'Em Know
Del The Funky Homosapien - Worldwide
Ice Cube - Really Doe
MC Ren - Mayday On The Front Line
Spice 1 - Murder Show feat. MC Eiht
Ant Banks - Spice 1 With Da Banksta feat. Spice 1
Too $hort - I'm A Player
Too $hort - Blowjob Betty
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Lodi Dodi
Tha Dogg Pound - Niggas Don't Give A Fuck
Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Pound 4 Life
Cypress Hill - When The Shit Goes Down
Freestyle Fellowship - Inner City Boundaries
Del The Funky Homosapien - Catch A Bad One
Ice-T - I Ain't New Ta This
Threat - 4-Deep
Kam - Peace Treaty
Dru Down - Ice Cream Man feat. Luniz
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Recognize Game feat. Mac Mall
C-Bo - Realer Than Real
Ice Cube - Down For Whatever
Spice 1 - Trigga's Got No Heart

Rakim - Heat It Up (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
Leaders of the New School - Classic Material
Leaders of the New School - Classic Material (Diamond D Remix)
N-Tense - Raise the Levels of the Boom
Private Investigators - Mash Up The Mic (Remix)
Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme
Daddy-O - Brooklyn Bounce
MC Lyte - Ruffneck
Young Black Teenagers - Tap The Bottle
Flava Unit MC's - Roll With The Flava
Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.
KRS-One - Higher Level
De La Soul - Patti Dooke feat. Guru
Guru - Loungin'
Digable Planets - Nickel Bags
Mad Kap - Proof Is In The Puddin'
Teenage FanClub & De La Soul - Fallin'
The Beanuts - World's Famous feat. V.I.C.
Da Youngstas - Wild Child (Beatnuts Remix)
Fat Joe - Watch The Sound (Beatnuts Remix) feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
Fat Joe - Watch The Sound feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
Brand Nubian - Pass The Gat
OutKast - Player's Ball
Boss - Deeper
Geto Boys - Six Feet Deep
Scarface - Now I Feel Ya
Wu-Tang Clan - Can It Be All So Simple
KRS-One - P Is Still Free
LL Cool J - Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings
A Tribe Called Quest - Keep It Rollin' feat. Large Professor
Andre Nickatina - The Ave
Poison Clan - Check Out The Ave Pt. 1
Poison Clan - Put Shit Pass No Ho
Luke - Cowards In Compton feat. JT Money & Clayvoise
Ice-T - 99 Problems feat. Brother Marquis
Geto Boys - Crooked Officer
Eightball & MJG - Comin' Out Hard
Yo-Yo - The Bonnie And Clyde Theme feat. Ice Cube
DJ Quik - Can't Fuck Wit A Nigga feat. 2nd II None
Kris Kross - Alright (Remix)
2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
Salt-N-Pepa - Whatta Man
Mobb Deep - Hit It From The Back
Brand Nubian - Steal Ya 'Ho (Remix)
LL Cool J - Buckin' Em Down
Intelligent Hoodlum - Funk Mode (Remix) feat. Havoc 
YZ - (So Far) The Ghetto's Been Good To Me

Mastermind Street Jam - Homegrown Show Pt 1 & 2 (June '96)

Mastermind Street Jam was a Canadian Hip-Hop radio show aired on Energy 108 (107.9FM), that served the Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto areas in the mid to late 1990s. 

A few interesting demos were played in these 2 episodes from June 1996 dedicated to the Canadian local scene. My favorite demos are "Rap Assassinator" performed by Explicit and "Let Me Go" performed by 20 Sides. It's great to hear another track from the group 20 Sides, which also had another demo entitled "20 Questions" played by Bobbito in December 1995 on the Stretch & Bobbito Show. Mad Props to Chase March for the uploads. 

Intro / Talk Break
Concrete Mob - Casino
Phatal - Bigcats
Explicit - Game
Rakunz - Hello, Hello, Hello
St8 Of Mind - Mood Swings
Choclair - Just A Second
Talk Break
J.A.B- Ghetto Flows
Intrepid Stylez - Massacre
Ghetto Concept - Much Love
Sic Sense - One Mentality
Saukrates - Stone Cold
Talk Break

Biz Markie - Studda Step
Explicit - Rap Assassinator
Shadez Of Brooklyn - Change 
Concrete Mob - Dollars & Sense
20 Sides - Let Me Go
Jay-Z - Can't Stop The Hustle
Heltah Skeltah - Therapy
Talk Break
Battle Saukrates Vs Cellestrian
Talk Break /  Phone Calls
De La Soul - I Can't Call It 
St8 Of Mind - Parallel Connections
De La Soul - Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)
Talk Break
M.O.P - Anticipation
Bone Thugs & Harmony - Cross Roads

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Shabaam Sahdeeq - S&B Freestyle - 05.01.97 - WKCR

 Here is a Shabaam Sahdeeq's freestyle aired on the Stretch & Bobbito Show on May 01st 1997. Shabaam was invited on WKCR for the release of his 12-inch "Side 2 Side / Arabian Nights". 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Large Pro & Neek The Exotic - XTRA€XOTIC - 2021

LP - 2021 - Hustle Don't Stop Entertainment, LLC.

Large Pro and Neek The Exotic deliver a 10-Track LP entitled "Xtraexotic" featuring Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Raw Watts & Innocent and produced by Large Pro, The Alchemist and Bumpy Knuckles. I don't know at the moment if a physical format will be released... it's only available digitally for now.

Microphone Check - The Source, August 1994

From The Source, August 1994 - Scans courtesy of Fred Thecle

Video : Verbz & Mr Slipz - Changed - 2021

Verbz and Mr Slipz drop the visuals for the single "Changed", off their album "Radio Waves" released earlier this year and still available to order on vinyl via High Focus Records.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

DJ Premier – So Wassup? Episode 3


DJ Premier presents the brand new series: 'So Wassup?' a salute to the floppy disk. Throughout this series, DJ Premier explores his most classic productions, and how the technology of the time influenced the sound. Here is the episode 3 about D.I.TC's single "The Enemy".