Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sam Krats - Culture - 2021

12" - 2021 - Revorg Records 

The Beatmaker Sam Krats from Bristol,UK delivers his latest single "Culture" featuring Craig G, Ramson Badbonez, Mysdiggi, Gee Bag, Phoenix Da Icefire & Jazz T. , with remix from the legendary Beatminerz. 

Video : King Author - Fine and Safe - 2021

Video of the first single 'Fine and Safe" off King Author 's latest project entitled "Transitional Assistance". It is produced by Alpha Centori and the video is directed by Southside Jonesy & King Author. 

AMAZING MAZE - Spit Real Game feat. Blaq Poet & Nutso - 2021


The German producer Amazing Maze drops his new single featuring Blaq Poet and Nutso. "Spit Real Game" is available on limited Blue Flexi Disc (200 copies only) via his Bandcamp.

Pitch 92 - Intervals - 2021


LP - 2021 - High Focus Records 

The London-based producer Pitch 92 is back with a brand new album released on High Focus Records. This 14-track album features Jehst, King Kashmere, Kofi Stone, Verbz, Confucius MC, Dr Syntax, Verb T, Doctor Outer AKA Mattic and more ...

Out now on CD & limited edition hand-numbered tape (100 copies), and available to pre-order on vinyl (250 copies, shipping date : January 2022 ...Due to extreme factory Backlogs).

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Maestro Fresh Wes - Fine Tune Da Mic - 1993

12" - 1993 - LMR 

"Fine Tune Da Mic" was the first single dropped in 1993 by the Canadian emcee Maestro Fresh-Wes from Scarborough/Toronto off his classic album "Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be From Canada?!!" which was released one year later. 
This 12" was released on LeFrak-Moelis Records (LMR), a record label based in New York founded by Samuel J. LeFrak (of the LeFrak Organization) and music industry veteran Herb Moelis. 

The wax contains 3 songs, "Fine Tune Da Mic" and "Make It For The Ruff" produced by the legendary Showbiz (of Showbiz & AG), and "Dat's My Nigga" produced by Maestro himself. If you like productions with Jazz flavors, this 12" is for you. 

For those who don't know Maestro Fresh Wes, you need to know that this guy is a legend and is considered as the Godfather of the Canadian Hip-Hop. He was one of the first emcee when there was no hip-hop scene in Canada at that time. His Debut Single "Let Your Backbone Slide" in 1989 was the First Canadian rap song certified gold. 
After the release of his "Maestro Zone" EP in 1991, Maestro Fresh-Wes moved to Brooklyn, NY and hooked up with the D.I.T.C member. That's how the track "Fine Tune Da Mic" was born. 

In July 1993, The 12" was reviewed in the Sure Shot Singles section of The Source Magazine :

From The Source - July 1993 - Original Scans by Frederic Thecle 

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #408


Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #408) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM on September 26, 2021.

Mix : DJ Skeli - Mynd N Bodie Vinyl Mix - 2021

Here is a batch of 90s indie joints mixed by DJ Skeli. His selection contains tracks from Ra The Rugged Man (blend with 3:Ess - GBG Instrumental), Supastition, NVA, Fallguys, Wayne Dante, I.U, F.E.N.C.E. Men, Shaolin Style, Original Seeds, Ofaafo, and many more... sorry but not enough time to do the tracklist ... enjoy the Mix !

Monday, September 27, 2021

Radio Show : Le Craquenuques - 90s Gems Pt IV

Le Craquenuques is a Hip-Hop Radio Show aired every Wednesday at 9pm CET on the French Radio SUN (Le Son Unique). 90s Gems Pt IV is the latest episode from Sept 22nd 2021.


A.L - Lyrics (I Need You)

K-Otix - World Renown

The X- Executioners - Raida's Theme (Remix)

Army Of The Pharaohs Feat. Vinnie Paz/Chief Kamachi/Virtuoso/Esoteric/Bahamadia & Ikon - The Five Perfect Exertions

Cella Dwellas - Land Of The Lost

Concrete Click - Where You At

Ill Mentality - Lovin U4 Dayz (Qbc Remix)

Homeliss Derilex - Daily Operation

Scott Lark Da Sensei - Razzle Dazzle

Ground Floor - One Two

Mass Influence - Clown Syndrome

Rawcotiks - Going All Out

Rottin Razkals - Frustration

Funkdoobiest - Xxx Funk (The Dust Patients! Remix)

Science Of Sound - Why Am I So Fly

Troubleneck Brothers - Back To The Hip-Hop

The 45 King Featuring Champain - Champain - 1997

EP - 1997 - Tuff City 

A few original copies of the "Champain" EP released on Tuff City Records in 1997 by the female emcee Champain and the 45 King who did all the productions, are available via Tuff City Bandcamp. 

A1 - The Difference

A2 - Bad Bitch

A3 - From The Hood

B1 - Grill Smasha

B2 - Broadz

B3 - Straight Wreck

Friday, September 24, 2021

Video : King Kashmere - Soul Calibur - 2021

Visual for the latest single "Soul Calibur" dropped by the London-based emcee King Kashmere on High Focus Records. The track is produced by Alecs DeLarge and the Video is directed and produced by Honey JD.

DJ Stress & Tone Benjaminz - Illside (The Story of Ill Shorty) - 2021


2xLP - 2021 - HHE 

"AAAAHHH SHITTTT! HHE is back with and it's a sick one!! We hooked up with DJ Stress from Connecticut, a man who has been paying his dues in hip-hop for over 35 years now! He first started out as a DJ back in 1985 and around 1992 he started getting into production as well.

In 1996 he recorded a 16 track deep album with local Hartford, CT emcee Tone Benjaminz. An album that remained shelved until now, 25 years later! Tone Benjaminz is a multi-talented emcee, producer, songwriter, and voice actor who goes all out with gritty, multi-syllabic, aggressive lyrics over DJ Stress' hard hitting and grimey beats. All tracks were remastered from the OG DATS" - Courtesy of Hip-Hop Enterprise  


1. Intro / The Illside

2. Ill Forever

3. The Illest Intro

4. The Illest 

5. I Got It Locked

6. Sumthin Ill

7. Back To The Streets

8. Method Of Madness 

9. Interlude

10. Return of Shakeem

11. Im All In

12. For My Peoples

13. Real Emcee

14. Trip To Hell

15. Talk To Myself

16. Land Of The Lost

Order : 

Vinyl (100 copies on Blood Red Vinyl W/ Black Splatters, 100 copies on White/Black Split Color Vinyl, 100 copies on Black Vinyl) / CD (300 copies)

Shipping Date: October 15th, 2021

The Low End Theory 30th Anniversary 7" Collection (Box Set) - 2022

"Originally released 30 years ago on September 24, 1991, A Tribe Called Quest's second studio album is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. From Check The Rhime to the posse cut Scenario, the trio of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad deliver jazzy hip-hop beats and rhymes like butter.  To commemorate the 30 year anniversary Get On Down is proud to present this exclusive limited-edition 7-inch box set. " - courtesy of Get On down 


DISC 1 - 7" - Side A - Excursions 

Side B - Buggin' Out

(split red and green transparent)

DISC 2 - 7" - Side A - Rap Promoter 

Side B - Butter

(green galaxy effect) 

DISC 3 - 7" - Side A - Verses from the Abstract 

Side B - Show Business

(red galaxy effect) 

DISC 4 - 7" - Side A - Vibes and Stuff 

Side B - Infamous Date Rape

(red, green & black splatter on clear)

DISC 5 - 7" - Side A - Check the Rhime 

Side B - Everything Is Fair

(red and neon green swirl) 

DISC 6 - 7" - Side A - Jazz (We've Got) 

Side B - Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording)

(glow-in-the-dark neon green splatter) 

DISC 7 - 7" - Side A - Skypager 

Side B - What?

(yellow and blue splatter on clear)

DISC 8 - 7" - Side A - Scenario 

Side B - Scenario (Remix)

(red splatter on yellow)

Limited Edition Get On Down Exclusive... Pre-Order coming soon ! 
Sign Up Here 

Soulmade - Translation EP - 2021


"Translation EP" is the brand new 6-Track instrumental project dropped by the German producer Soulmade on Daily Concept.

Video : Maticulous - Close Range feat. Kev Brown & J Scienide - 2021

The Brooklyn-based producer Maticulous is back with his second single entitled "Close Range" featuring the emcees Kev Brown and J Scienide. The track is off his upcoming project "No Caps" which also includes guest appearances by Homeboy Sandman, Skyzoo, Breeze Brewin, Uptown XO, yU, and more. It will be available on red transparent vinyl soon... stay tuned !


BennyBen - Scientifical Madness - 2021


K7 - 2021 - kadv! 

The Russian record label Kick A Dope Verse! is back with an instrumental project entitled "Scientifical Madness" released by BennyBen, Hip Hop Producer & Beat Maker from Helsinki, Finland. 

80 copies only ... 


Video : Cymarshall Law - The Normal New (Growing Up in the Pandemic) - 2021

The New Jersey-based MC Cymarshall Law drops a video of his latest single "The Normal New (Growing Up in the Pandemic)", off his album entitled "I Still Love H.E.R.". 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Radio Show : NO TV RAPS - September 17th 2021

Here is the latest episode of No TV Raps Radio Show aired on September 17, 2021 on Radio FSK, Hamburg (Germany). 

Video : Noveliss & Dixon Hill - Sincerity and Reverence - 2021


Visual for the single "Sincerity and Reverence" dropped by Noveliss from Detroit Michigan and member of the group Clear Soul Forces, off his upcoming album "Book of Changes" fully produced by Dixon Hill .... It will be available Digitally on November 19, 2021.

"Inspired by the 20th Hexagram in the I Ching: The Ancient Chinese Book of Changes; Observing/Contemplation. This hexagram represents alert observation with clarity of the mind. That's what this song is.   In one of the many interpretations, there is a line that reads "Sincerity is Reverential," or "there is Sincerity which is Reverent," and here we are.." - Noveliss

Video : Malik - The Devil's Strangle Hold - 2021


Video of the single "The Devil's Strangle Hold" featuring the Chicago-based MC Malik and produced by Raw P, which will be available Mid November on Yellow 7-inch vinyl (B-side : "94 ERA" Produced by Jay Nice ft. Twan Freeman and scratches by DJ 33 1/3) on Regiment Entertainment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Under Achieva'z - Self Titled EP - 1996

K7 - 1996 - UnderAchieva'z Music  

In 1996, a 7-Track EP was released by the group named Under Achieva'z, consisting of Hoo'Kraze a.k.a Hook, Phantom Black & The Victorious 1 a.k.a Vxe the MC. They were from Washington DC, based between Northeast, Northwest and Riverdale MD. They all went to school together and formed the group in the late 94 early 95. A fourth member was also part of the group at that time when they released the EP, his name was 30 30 but he left the crew.

Their self-titled EP was only dropped on cassette. It came out on UnderAchieva'z Music, an indie record label managed by Sal Silver a.k.a Big Sal who originally came from Vauxhall, New Jersey. 

The Tape contains the tracks "It Seems Kinda Strange", "Smacktations", "D.C. Rocks", "Wear Ya Rubba'z", "Ya' Betta' Believe" Featuring Edley Shine, "The Newz Intro" & "The Newz", fully produced by Hoo'Kraze. It's definitely an EP we'd like to see coming out on vinyl nowadays... Listen to it ... 

After the release of the tape in 1996, they kept making music and producing other work. Vxe the MC end up connecting with QuestionMark Asylum along with acting. 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Infectious Organisms - No Sense / A Spontaneous Combustion - 1996

12" - 1996 - Oddity Records 

Here is the debut 12" released in 1996 on Oddity Records by Infectious Organisms, a group originally founded by 3 MCs (Jean-Baptiste, Michelle & Maximus) from Richmond,Virginia, specialized in Conscious Hip-Hop with live instrumentals. According to an article written by the magazine 64, "it was when the word crew connected with musicians from the popular DC Go-Go outfit, Good'N'Plenty, that Infectious Organisms' marriage of instrumental fire and cinematic vocab was born". 

Infectious Organisms with Bobbito Garcia 

Only 2 tracks were pressed on this wax, "No sense" on the A-side and "A Spontaneous Combustion: The True Definition Of Freestyle (In One Take)" on the B-side, both tracks produced by Daniel Zacharias a.k.a Mister Wise of Lower Life Forms.

The 12" still remains very rare... it's difficult to catch one copy online honestly... so keep your eyes open ! 

On November 13th 1997, one of their Demo titled "Tears" was played by Stretch & Bobbito on WKCR. It features the female emcee Michelle only... here it is !

RASHEED CHAPPELL X 38 SPESH - Checks & Balances LP - 2021


LP - 2021 - Tuff Kong Records 

Rasheed Chappell teams up with the producer 38 Spesh to drop the album "Checks & Balances" which is now available on vinyl via the Italian label Tuff Kong Records. 

300 copies only... 50 copies on Black vinyl with obi, 100 White & Black mixed vinyl, 150 standard Black vinyl and a few Test Pressings


Friday, September 17, 2021

Video : Four Elements & Beyond - Taped Up - 2021


 Brand new video for "Taped Up" released digitally last year by Four Elements & Beyond (aka F.E.B.) a group from New York consisting of MCs Freak Tha Monsta, Miggs Son Daddy and WRD Life. Video directed by directed by Selva NYC.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Godfather Don - Exotic Essentials 2xLP - 2021


2xLP - 2021 - 90s Tapes / HHV 

After a short break during the summer, 90s Tapes are back with a brand new Godfather Don album entitled "Exotic Essentials" which is a handpicked demo compilation including some lost gems of mid-90's material. The album includes 8 vocal tracks as well as 9 instrumentals shorties from Godfather Don's vault. 

Available on Grey colored 2LP, standard Black 2LP,  CD & Cassette.

Order :  Black 2xLP vinyl (500 copies) / Grey 2xLP vinyl (500 copies)  / CD (300 copies) / Cassette (100 copies)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 7

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 7 about the process of how the track "Return of The Crooklyn Dodgers" was created. 


Conflix - Investment in Loss EP - 2021

CD - 2021 - Lab79 

The brand new EP by Conflix "Investments in Loss" produced by Manage & Monkey6Monkey2 is out now. It's available for now on CD format (Digipack) ... 30 copies only...


Video : Shadow The Great - Proceed - 2021


Here is a brand new video delivered by Shadow The Great from Brooklyn. The track is produced by S Eyes Finest and the video is directed by B.illa. 

Video : Skirmish - Back to 95 - 2021

London-based emcee Skirmish drops the video of his single "Back To 95" produced by Manage (Lab79)

Monday, September 13, 2021

Ill Mentality - Luvin' U4 Dayz - 1996

12" - 1996 - Phat Wax Records 

This 12" was released by the New Jersey-based emcee Ill Mentality in 1996 on Phat Wax Records. It came out on 12" and CD format at the time and consisted of the main single "Luvin' U4 Dayz" available in its Wiz Radio Mix, Original Mix and Wiz ILLstrumental versions produced by Nick Wiz on the A-Side, and QBC Radio Mix, QBC Remix and QBC ILLstrumental versions on the B-side produced by Nick Wiz except the QBC Remix produced by Prince AD.

In a recent interview I had with him, he quickly explained how the connection happened with Nick Wiz and Phat Wax Records and gave me more details about his story. 

Ill Mentality : "I fell into Hip-Hop because of another childhood friend who became famous, the rapper Kwame. He influenced me... then I later hooked up with the DJ from Red Dead Kingpin, his name is DJ Wild Style... he furthered me as well. I was working with him as well as Nick Wiz at the time.

Nick Wiz lived in a neighboring town Teaneck NJ, I am from Englewood NJ. We had a connection because a childhood friend went to school with him. Me and my friend were a rapping duo at the time called Mental Soul. Later me and my friend broke up but I continued to pester Nick to work with me. I was poor and he started charging for studio time but he gave me a pass for a long time and eventually I got a single deal with Phat Wax Records. That is when I met Prince AD and he did the remix but it wasn't my idea, the label got him to do the remix.

The connection with Phat Wax Records happened with the help of The Mad Stuntman (the guy featuring on the track "Move It" performed by Reel 2 Real for those who don't remember him)... he took me to his sister label... Phat Wax... He was on Strictly Rhythm at the time and Phat Wax Records was a division of Strictly Rhythm Records... I think Steve Rosenberg was the president at that time.

But I never got an album deal. I quit before anything could happen... I never liked the music biz !! I think Nick has my demos and stuff, he released stuff of mine on his Cellar Sounds compilations..."

Ill Mentality : "I stopped Music because I changed my pursuits. I worship God. I found myself writing rhymes and recording with non emcees for charity but not for the pursuit of money. Lifejr is my last rapping venture on soundcloud. I was in a homeless shelter and a producer came through so I recorded with some of the clients there... other than that I am not interested in rap anymore... I have been homeless off and on in Miami since 2003 and I stayed 5 years in this shelter... but it's cool.. it's peaceful... I chose to be homeless, it keeps me closer to God ! "

Mad Props to Ill Mentality, thanks for your time !