Monday, May 16, 2022

Crown Jewelz - Masta Buildaz - 2022


UK-based hip-hop crew Crown Jewelz (Fya Da Flame, Big Loon, Ads & DJ Hook Raida) is back with a brand new project entitled "Masta Buildaz". The album is mostly produced by LG ROC. 

Video : Jack Diggs ft C O N Vers - Gee Bag & Skirmish - Between The Margins


Video for "Between The Margins" dropped by Jack Diggs featuring C O N Vers, Gee Bag & Skirmish. The production is handled by Manage for Lab79. 

PANDAMONIUM - Weddings Are Expensive, So We Made An Album

DJ Pandamonium presents his latest project "Weddings Are Expensive, So We Made An Album" Featuring Kryptik, Killa Complex, Es Dizzy Dustin, One Oz, & Sir Burbia.

3 versions of the album are available : Main, Clean, and Instrumental  all Produced, Arranged, Scratched, Mixed and Mastered by Pandamonium. The album will be available in a few days on CD (20 copies only) via Bandcamp... Stay Tuned !

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Jamani ‎- Ya'll Know My Steló - 1995

12" - 1995 - Fales  

Here is the only 12" released by the Jamaican descent emcee named Jamani. It came out on the Orlando-based label Fales in 1995 and consists of a unique single entitled "Ya'll Know My Steló" produced by DJ Nasty. 

The main sample used by DJ Nasty for the production comes from the a song called "Lonely Town" released by Freddie Hubbard in 1971.

All I know about Jamani is that he was from Orlando, FL and was also a top BMX bike rider. He was managed by Tony Wilkins who also executive produced the 12". Tony wrote the column The Hip Hop Minute for Jack The Rapper magazine and was also behind local groups such like 95 South, 69 Boyz and Quad City DJs. He signed Jamani to a deal at 17 to Cheetah / Warner Bros in 1995. Jamani was friend with DJ Nasty. DJ Nasty, Khaled (yes that DJ Khaled !) and DJ Caesar formed the Hitmen Productions team at the time.

Hitmen Productions : DJ Khaled, DJ Nasty & DJ Caesar

2 other tracks were also recorded by Jamani during the 90s... the first one is "Da Outer Limits" from "The Outer Limits Of Audio Fidelity" compilation album released on CD in 1996 on Cheetah Records.

The second track "Da Glades" (The Everglades of Florida) was produced by DJ Khaled. According to Tony Wilkins, Jamani had articles in all the rap publications when the track was dropped at the time. Don't know if this song is good, I've never listened to it and I'm not sure it has already been uploaded on the internet. After that Jamani changed direction... He's now living in Atlanta,GA.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

NAME - Logic - 1998

12" - 1998 - Interworld Agency Media 

Here is the second 12" dropped by NAME (NAM), a Philly-based group comprised of Grand Agent, Mr. Cisum (member of the Action Figure Crew) and Ozzie Jones (a.k.a Ol' Man).

In 1994, Mr Cisum and Grand Agent met at the Art Institute in Philly. Grand Agent who was a writer/journalist worked at Freedom Theatre, where Ol' Man was the assistant to the Artistic Director. Grand Agent introduced them to each other, that's how NAME was founded. 

The wax came out on Interworld Agency Media in 1998. The main single of the record is "Black Thought" produced by Grand Agent but I really prefer the track "Logic" on the flip side, produced by Mr Cisum and Grand Agent. "Logic" was played by Bobbito on his CM Famalam Radio Show in 1998 when it came out. 


Mr.Cisum, Ol Man and Grand Agent - Photo courtesy of ACTION FIGURE CREW

The wax is very cheap, so if you like that track you should grab it. If you prefer to buy an original copy of the full album "Lost Page Of The B-Boy Document" originally released on Tape & promo CD in 1998, it will cost you more than a few dollars unfortunately... 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Kenneth Masters & BoFaat - A Life Less Ordinary - 2022

A1 - Less Ordinary

A2 - Been Thoro ft Elad Authority

A3 - Interception Diamonds

A4 - The World Ends With You

A5 - Headroom ft. Poppy Dames

A6 - '85 Jordans

A7 - Sonic Youth Grown

B1 - Loafs/Found in Random ft Sara Seashell

B2 - What's The Is?

B3 - Fresh Melt Water

B4 - The Cold Era

B5 - Fly Lingual ft Doddlebug, Maylay Sparks & Speak Sampras

B6 - Shade Theories ft Local Blac, & Gums

265 copies only (black wax with Full Colour Jacket)


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Roxbury 02119 - 2022

3xLP + 7" - 2022 - 90s Tapes / HHV  

"Widely known for the classic cut "Love Comes And Goes", Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs' sophomore album "Roxbury 02119" from 1993 has way more to offer and is another nugget from the golden era that shouldn't be missed in a 90's collection. The production was mostly handled by Diamond D of D.I.T.C. and Joe Mansfield and the re-release includes a few bonus tracks from the albums' accompanying 12" releases including a remix by RZA." - courtesy of 90s Tapes 

A1 - Streets Of The Ghetto

A2 - Busted

A3 - Love Comes And Goes

B1 - Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On)

B2 - I Thought Ya Knew

B3 - I’m Laughin'

C1 - I’ll Rip You

C2 - Go Up And Up

C3 - Try Me

D1 - Dat Ain't Right

D2 - Less Than Zero

D3 - Check It Out

E1 - Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On)

E2 - Easy Comes Easy Goes 

E3 - Going Out My Mind (No More Love Mix)

E4 - As Long As You Know (Poisonous Mix)

F1 - Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On) (Instrumental)

F2 - Easy Comes Easy Goes (Jazz Instrumental)

F3 - Love Comes And Goes (Instrumental)

F4 - Streets Of The Ghetto (Instrumental)

Bonus 7"

A1 - Love Comes And Goes

B1 - I’m Laughin'

Available on Gatefold Triple LP + 7" (500 copies), CD (Digipak 150 copies & Jewel Case 150 copies) and cassette (100 copies). 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Breakthru Entertainment, Inc Presents Breakin' Thru 4 Delf - 1995


12" - 1995 - Eye Level Records 

"Breakin' Thru 4 Delf " is a dope project released in 1995 by BreakThru Entertainment, Inc on the Baltimore-based label Eye Level Records. Both were managed by Ma'ani "9 Double M" Martin. 

The 12" is composed of 4 tracks only, recorded by hip-hop artists named D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S (Shaquan a.k.a Shaquan Don, Infinite & Nic)Nappy Head Guerilla, and the female emcee Kayoz.

The A-side is composed of the tracks "MC's I Destroy" performed by Kayoz and "Phat Enlightenment" performed by Nappy Head Guerrilla. The B-side is composed of the tracks "D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S" performed by D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S and "Breakin' Thru 4 Delf" the posse cut performed by D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S, Nappy Head Guerilla and Kayoz. 

Ma'ani, when did you found BreakThru Entertainment, Inc. ?

Ma'ani Martin :BreakThru Ent, Inc. was founded in 1994. I was an educator and met Nappy Head Guerilla as a student in my English class. He was a middle school student at the time and he expressed an interest in writing and making music. Since I was his teacher and mentor, I created an outlet for young people to explore and enhance their talents in the field of entertainment. After I had observed the passion NHG had garnered for the art of emceeing, I decided to manage him and create BTE Management. NHG was the first artist signed to my management imprint. "

Could you explain how the connection happened with Nappy Head Guerilla, Kayoz and Shaquan Don ? 

Ma'ani Martin : " I met Kayoz in my English class as well. She was the first female emcee signed to my management company as well. She was very shy and didn't audition until NHG encouraged her to share her rhymes with the class. When she kicked her first rhyme, it was outstanding and everyone was like "Whoa" she's DOPE. I eventually signed her to my imprint as well. I gave her the emcee name "Kayos da' Mic Wreckor" because every freestyle verse or battle she dropped was straight FIRE. This was the beginning of the two-headed monsta comprised of NHG and Kayoz. They were very talented and extraordinary with the penmanship, lyrical prowess, and performances. They both were celebrated locally within the East Coast (Baltimore, Washington, DC, New York, New Jersey) and the West Coast (Los Angeles) respectively. We were backpackers (including myself--A young English teacher) and were knocking on every door that would hear our sound (college radio, small venues across the nation, and commercial radio plugs to market our brand, etc.). We were relentless, however, we were considered underground and the opportunities today weren't available. The advent of the internet made the game easier when it came to marketing. We were hitting the pavement and trying to literally "Breakthrough"and make some noise coming from a small region in Baltimore. We were small and trying to scream (spit rhymes) with the giants (Big labels and the upstart indie labels). Great times and memories.

I met the DOMESWELLAS and Shaquan Don, a few years later. They were the third group signed to my management imprint. They were a three man group comprised of Shaquan's younger brother and childhood friend. Shaquan Don was a producer/emcee. He was very DOPE on the mic and boards. Additionally, he produced a few tracks for NHG and Kayoz as well. These tracks were singles and demo songs. "

D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S. is an acronym that stands for Deleting Obsolete Mind Effects So We Enable Long Lasting Active Swelling. Shaquan Don can be considered as the core member of D.O.M.E.S.W.E.L.L.A.S... Emcee but also producer, he handled the production of all the tracks from the EP. In an interview done by hanDJob in 2001, he declared that around 200 copies of the EP were pressed in '95, so no need to say that the 12" is very hard to find nowadays.

Shaquan Don - Photo courtesy of Shaquan Don

For all the demo tape collectors, you need to know that Kayoz Da' Mic Wreckor released a demo tape in the mid-90s produced by Sean Greene (RIP) but her project never came out officially. 

Kayoz - Photo courtesy of Kayoz

Photo courtesy of wdgfprodz

Ma'ani Martin :Sean Greene was Nappy Head Guerilla's house producer. I met Sean through NHG. Sean produced NHG's first demo track. He was very dope as well. He eventually produced a few demo tracks for Kayoz as well. Sean rocked with BTE Music Group for a couple years until BTE teamed up with Shaquan Don who served as one of many producers for the company and crew."

Last question, could you give me more info about Eye Level Records ? 

Ma'ani Martin :Eye Level Records was founded by me. I started the label to release our music independently. Eye Level records was eventually changed to BTE Music Group. I combined both entities (management and record label). I operated under one umbrella and that's BTE Music Group. The company is an independent label specializing in all genres, primarily Hip Hop Music. "

Mad Props to Ma'ani Martin, founder/CEO of BTE Music Group

For more information contact :  

The Wicked Takeover Ep#32 : Posse Cuts 1990-1997


32nd episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on May 06, 2022 on WRAPfm and hosted by DJ Wicked.

"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"

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #439


Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #439) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM on May 08, 2022.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 35


DJ Premier presents the episode #35 of 'So Wassup?', dedicated to the process of how "True Honey Buns" from Bahamadia was created.

Militant Vinylist Presents Hieroglyphics mixtape



Souls of Mischief - That’s When Ya Lost

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo (Remix)

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Made In America (SD50 Mix)

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Made In America (Whoopi’s Mix)

Souls of Mischief - 93 ‘Til Infinity

Souls of Mischief - Let ‘Em Know

Del The Funkee Homosapien - No Need For Alarm

Del The Funkee Homosapien - No More Worries

Casual - We Got It Like That

Souls of Mischief - Never No More (Seville Mix)

Souls of Mischief - Make Your Mind (Rock On Mix)

Souls of Mischief - Batting Practice (Original Mix)

Souls of Mischief - Souls of Mischief

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Catch A Bad One

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Dr Bombay (Remix)

Hieroglyphics - All things

Souls of Mischief - Disseshowedo

Extra Prolific - In 20 Minutes

Souls of Mischief - Times Ain’t Fair

Souls of Mischief - Dirty D’s Theme

Pep Love & Jay-Biz - Get ‘Em Up

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Hoodz Come In Dozens (SD50 Remix)

Souls of Mischief - Good Feeling

Extra Prolific - First Sermon

Souls of Mischief - What A Way To Go Out

Souls of Mischief - Chaos And Turmoil

Souls of Mischief - Ya Don’t Stop

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Games Begin

Del The Funkee Homosapien - The Undisputed Champs

Casual - I Didn’t Mean To

Hieroglyphics - You Never Knew

Hieroglyphics - You Never Know (Domino Remix)

Souls of Mischief - Bumpshit

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Eye Examination

Souls of Mischief - Anything Can Happen

Souls of Mischief - Fa Sho Fo Real

Extra Prolific - Go Back To School

Extra Prolific - Never Changing

Souls of Mischief - Tell Me Who Profits

Souls of Mischief - Do You Want It?

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Battle Of The Shadow

Casual - Jackers and Breakers

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Stress The World

Casual - That’s How It Is

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Checkin’ Out The Rivalry

Pep Love & Jay-Biz - Can I Kill Em’

Pep Love & Jay-Biz - Everyday Of The Week

Hieroglyphics - One Life One Love

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Wrong Place

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Wrong Place (Remix)

Del The Funkee Homosapien - Boo Boo Heads

Casual - Fear No Evil

Souls of Mischief - A Name I Call Myself

Pep Love & Jay-Biz - Days Of Blueness

Casual - Me O Mi O

Souls of Mischief - Freshdopedope

Extra Prolific - Brown Sugar

Pep Love & Jay-Biz - The Blues

Souls of Mischief - Cab Fare (‘95 Remix)

Souls of Mischief - Cab Fare

Souls of Mischief - No Man’s Land

Extra Prolific - In Front Of The Kids

Casual - Follow The Funk

Mix : 90's Tapes presents: Dejoe In The Mix Pt. 3


Ahmad - Back in The Days 
Anotha Level - What's That Cha Say
The Nonce - Mix Tapes Remix
Omniscence feat Sadat X - Touch Y'All Remix
Oxmo Puccino - Mama Lova
Da Fat Cat Clique - My Tracks
Ill Al Skratch - Where My Homiez? (Come Around My Way)
Large Professor - Big Willie
The Pharcyde - Otha fish (The Heavy Head O.G Remix)
Slick Rick - Hey Young World
Jamal - Keep It Real
Shyheim - Shaolin Style
Mic Geronimo - Masta I.C. Remix
The B.U.M.S. - Elevation (Free My Mind)
Children Of The Corn - A Star Is Born 
Artifacts - C'mon wit Da Get Down Remix
Souls Of Mischief - Cab Fare 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Perverted Dialect - The 1996 Demo Tape EP - 2022

EP - 2022 - Chopped Herring Records  

"Oh shiiiii. Here it is, probably the 90's Herring of the year. 

Here's the story.

Izniz, the producer for The Madness, Ghettolandz & Burn U.N.I. [as well as being the owner of Boom Bap Nation], hit up Sham from PD and said "Yo, speak to Bob about a release", so he did. He played me some joints from an unreleased 1999 project. There were some really dope ones on there but I was like "Where are the 1996 demos, ya know, the ones submitted to The Source's Unsigned Hype section". I was told that no one had them anymore. So unsurprisingly I was a little disappointed. I mean there was some niceness in the late 90's stash but it was those elusive demos that the heads were really feenin for. 

Some time went by and one day I noticed someone was displaying a copy of the actual demo tape that the group had lost online. I hit dude up immediately and he was mad cool and knew Herring and very kindly offered to do a high quality rip of the material. And WOW. The material is absolute fiya.  What we have here are all the tracks off the 1996 demo tape that the artists no longer have, plus one ABSOLUTE monster track from the late 90's. You tell me people, but I think this one is pretty, pretty, pretty special. 

Perverted Dialect are Sick Ass Sham, Waynmega (Slang) and DJ Skills. They hail from the Long Branch neighborhood of New Jersey and knew each other from around the way.  The group nearly copped a deal off Violator but it never came off. Violator's loss is our gain." - courtesy of Chopped Herring Records

From The Source - July 1997 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

265 copies on Black Wax in Sticker Jacket & 85 copies on White Label with spring season full colour Herring Jacket.


Video : Gstats X Milez Grimez - Static Tactics - 2022


Gstats & Milez Grimez drop the video for "Static Tactics", produced By BombDrop (cuts by Dj Mekalek). 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Da Funk - Money - 1996

12" - 1996 - Bedrock Productions

Here is another dope 12" from a duo named Da Funk from Philly which consisted of Eric Hall and Ken Jackson. The wax came out in 1996 on Bedrock Productions and it was also released on Cassette tape. The A-side consists of 3 tracks, the first one is "Money" which is the main single produced by Miles and featuring Eyse Da Superstar from the group Tasc 4orce.

The sample used by Miles for the production of this single comes from a song entitled "Let Me Love You" performed by Michael Henderson and taken from the album "Goin' Places" released in 1977 on Buddah Records.

LP - 1977 - Buddah Records 

The other tracks of the A-side are "You Can Come And Get down" produced by the legendary DJ Miz and "Lifestyle" produced by DJ Dante. All the instrumental versions are on the flip side.

I talked to Chris Butler who was one of the executive producers but I'm not able to give you more info about this duo unfortunately, except that Ken Jackson is still in the music production nowadays... I've also asked some info to Eyse and DJ Miz, which have been stayed without answers so far ... 
This wax is definitely something to own in his record collection, but if you're lucky enough to find one, it will be very difficult to grab it for a very good price... good luck ! 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - July 27th 1997 - WQHT


Here is another episode of Boogie & The Barber with Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito uploaded by Dailey Maddawg 76. The show was aired on July 27th 1997 on Hot.97 WQHT.


Rakim - It’s Been a Long Time

Tha Alkaholiks - Likwidation

Talk Break

Hot Council - Freestyle

Talk Break


Diamond - The Hiatus

The Beatnuts - Bless The M.I.C.

Brick City Kids - Brick City Kids

Defari - Bionic

Talk Break

Mike Zoot Feat Mos Def - High Drama Remix

B-1 - Verbal Affairs

Talk Break with B-1

B-1 & B.O.M.B - Freestyle 


Talk Break with B-1

B-1 Freestyle

Talk Break

Company Flow - Tragedy Of War

Diamond D - The Hiatus

Natural Elements - Bust Mine


Tone Liv - Midnight Sun - 2022

"Midnight Sun" is a 5-Track EP dropped by the New Jersey-based emcee Tone Liv. The productions are done by Aurc, Dj Phd, Beat Nerd and A Sharp.