Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Mix : The Mr.Hightower Presents Wreckonize Lesson 5


The Mr.Hightower is back with the 5th volume of his Wreckonize Lesson series. A few Track IDs are still missing in the tracklist, feel free to help if you know them !  Peace 

Boot Camp Clik - Wake Up Show Anthem #2

Mo' Hype Ent. - Untitled 

Company Flow - Juvenile Technique

Specs - Put Ya Money On Us

Evolution - Ease Back

Young Lord - Real G's Die Hard

Madd Syco - Splittin Wigz 

Shaleek & The 2nd Family - Bak On The Scene

Madd Man - Nod Your Head 

3 Times Dope - Kick Dat Style

Blaakarme - Low Budget Silencer

Tainted Mindz - Any Time Any Place

Native Trinity - Check It Out

Blacc Heart - How Long 

Sound Of Rage - Street Warriors

Traum - Mad Dreamz

Da Knozes - Set It Off

Kapone - Who's Blowing Up Instrumental

Militant Vinylist Presents Likwit Crew Mixtape



King Tee - At Your Own Risk

Lootpack - Weededed

King Tee - Bust Dat Ass

King Tee - Super Nigga

King Tee - Dippin'

King Tee - Black Togetha Again (Marley Marl Mix)

Tha Alkaholiks - Who Dem Niggas

King Tee - Got It Bad Y'All

Mad Kap - Check It Out

King Tee - Duck

Tha Alkaholiks - Hit And Run

Lootpack - Whenimondamic

Nefertiti - Trouble In Paradise

Tha Alkaholiks - DAAAM!

Tha Alkaholiks - DAAAM!  (Buckwild Remix)

King Tee - Advertisement

Tha Alkaholiks - Make Room

Tha Alkaholiks - All The Way Live

Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit

King Tee - Black Togetha Again

Tha Alkaholiks - Bullshit

Tha Alkaholiks - Turn The Party Out

King Tee - We Got That Fat joint

Tha Alkaholiks - 21 And Under

Tha Alkaholiks - Keep It Pourin'

Tha Alkaholiks - Soda Pop

Lootpack - New Year's Resolution

Defari - Focused Daily

Tha Alkaholiks - Feel The Real

Tha Alkaholiks - Mary Jane

Tha Alkaholiks - Let It Out

Tha Alkaholiks - WLIX

Tha Alkaholiks - Next Level

Tha Alkaholiks - Next Level (Remix)

Xzibit - Eyes May Shine

Tha Alkaholiks - Likwidation

Xzibit - Positively Negative

King Tee - Freestyle Ghetto

Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life

Tha Alkaholiks - Can't Tell Me Shit

Xzibit - Enemies And Friends

Lootpack - Likwit Fusion

Tha Alkaholiks - Pass Out

Lootpack - Hit You Wit Dat

Tha Alkaholiks - Last Call

Defari - Lowland Anthem Part 1

Phil Da Agony - Gold Medalist

Xzibit - Bird's Eye View

Sweet N Lo - Excuse Me As I Rip It

King Tee - Let's Get It On

Quasimoto - Microphone Mathematics

Mad Kap - Beddie Bye

Defari - Bionic

Lootpack - 20 Questions

King Tee - You Can't See Me

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

World Renown - World Renown - 2022


2xLP - 2022 - Smoke On Records  

This legendary World Renown album produced by K-Def and Marley Marl was supposed to come out in 1995 but it never saw the light of day unfortunately. It is now available on Black Double Vinyl  (Gatefold), CD & Cassette, with sound source from Marley Marl House of Hits Inc, with the help of Smoke On Records. 

From The Source - March 1995 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

A1 - Longev 

A2 - Don't Trust Your Man

A3 - World Renown

B1 - Definition Of A MC 

B2 - Drama

B3 - Roll Wit It

B4 - Come Take A Ride

C1 - How Nice I Am 

C2 - Shoowa

C3 - My Mellow My Man 

C4 - EZ Connect feat. Rashad Sun

D1 - EZ On The Tweeter 

D2 - Butta Luv  

D3 - Mind Over Matter  

D4 - Supreme Math


Sunday, December 25, 2022

The Wicked Takeover Ep #042 - Chopped Herring Special


Here is the 42th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on December 16, 2022 on WRAPfm and hosted by DJ Wicked. This episode features a mix by Jazz Spastiks + DJ Statik, Enjoy! 

"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"

Saturday, December 24, 2022

4 Horsemen - Crime / WeedSkillz - 1996

12" - 1996 - All Kind Coundz 

Here is the debut 12" released in 1996 by 4 Horsemen, a group from Brooklyn comprised of 4 members named RBH a.k.a Rhymes Brought Hard, Strong Mc, Base a.k.a Base Brolic and Fever. They are all from the same neighborhood, Avenue Krack (Flatbush, Brooklyn).

The 12" was released on the small indie record label called All Kind Coundz (managed by Base or Strong Mc) and consists of 2 tracks : "Crime" (Dirty & Clean version) produced by 4 Horsemen on the A-side and "WeedSkillz" (Dirty & Instrumental version) co-produced by Dirty Rat a.k.a Ric Raticus on the B-side. Ric Raticus produced the beat and mixed the song. This song was made way before 4 Horsemen came together. It was such a hood classic they decided to press in on the 4 Horsemen single.

Regarding 4 Horsemen they did have an album worth of material, but it's till unreleased. For the info, Rhymes Brought Hard was also a member of the group Da Shaüp Productions, a group founded by Ric Raticus in the mid-90s. They also released a single called "Pen and Pad" / "Catastrophe" in 1996, and from what I know there is a whole unreleased album with the three emcees (Rhymes Brought Hard, Sureel & Bare Da Savage) somewhere in Ric Raticus's stash... so fingers crossed to see all this stuff coming out one day ! 

Future Flavas w/Marley Marl & Pete Rock Hot 97 WQHT January 29, 1995



Here is an episode of the Future Flavas Radio Show with Marley Marl and Pete Rock aired on January 29, 1995 on Hot97. It was uploaded by DJ Eclipse a long time ago but I forgot to blog it. Peace 

Brandy - Baby (Marley Marl Remix)

Talk Break

Bandit - All Men Are Dogs (9 Dog MC's Mix)

Talk Break

O.C. - Born 2 Live (DJ Eclipse Remix)

Naughty By Nature - Craziest (Crazy C Remix)

Heavy D - Every Day

D&D Allstars - 1,2 Pass It

World Renown - How Nice I Am (S.I.D. Remix)

Talk Break


LL Cool J - No Airplay

Brand Nubians - Hold On (Remix)

Nas Feat AZ - Life's A Bitch (Buckwild Remix)

Lords of the Underground - Neva Faded

Talk Break

Kid Capri & Sah B - Merciless

Ikey C - Who Kicks The Gutter

Deda Baby Pah & Pete Rock - Everyman

Blazy Green - Smoke and Mirrors - 2022


San Antonio-based MC/ Producer Blazy Green drops his latest project entitled "Smoke and Mirrors". This 8-track EP features Mad1ne & Jamar Equality and is only available digitally.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Video : Dookie Bros - True North Shit (Remix) - 2022


Visuals for the remix version of the single "True North Shit", which is available as an exclusive bonus track on the CD version of the Dookie Bros debut album "When The Shit Hits The Fan".The CD is now available for purchase. If you want to order your copy, please contact Shy The BeatYoda.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Masta Mindz - Kut Throat Operation - 1995


12" - 1995 - Blac Worc Management 

Let's talk about this very rare wax coming straight from Houston,TX which definitely sounds like something from the East Coast. It was released in 1995 by Masta Mindz, a hip-hop duo comprised of Mr. AGG a.k.a Tha' Joker and Sadik a.k.a Tha' Riddler.

Mr. AGG is originally from Indiana, then moved to Houston, TX at a young age and Sadik was born and raised in the neighborhood of Third Ward, Houston, TX.
They met back in high school in 1987, freestyling and beat boxing after school. Mr AGG liked the way Sadik beat boxed and Sadik told him "I make beats too !!"... From there it was on and popping. They were known as the Rebel Alliance then, but by the early 90's they changed the name to Masta Mindz. 

Sadik started producing, seriously at 17. His influences at that time were Public Enemy, Rakim, NWA, Geto Boys, Big Daddy Kane, BDP, ATCQ. Moving towards the early 90's, they looking at Gang Starr, Pharcyde, EPMD, WU-TANG...


All the tracks of the wax "Kut Throat Operation", "Off Wit Ya Hed", and "How Tight?" are produced by Sadik and credited under the name BMK Productions which stands for Bringing Mad KAOS Productions. For the info, the original version of "How Tight?" was produced in 1992. 

No more tracks were released after the 12" at that time. Independent label contract disputes, poor management and the incarceration of Mr. Agg prevented them from finishing a full album. So with that, Sadik concentrated mostly on production and beatmaking for local artists. Later Sadik & Tha' Joker also known as Darius M. Slaughter formed another group called "Arcane Asylum". 

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 296 - Celebrating EPMD's Business As Usual Album


Hosted by veteran DJ Toast and broadcast live every Sunday night at 9pm (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast brings you the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop.

Remix Session : Big L - MVP (Al Da Jazzmatic Remix) - 2022


Here is a good Remix of "MVP" produced by Al Da Jazzmatic from Finland.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Chucky Smash - The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three - 2022


LP - 2022 - King Of The Beats  

After an excellent album released by Cee-Low a.k.a The Diceman in 2018, The Legion is back with Chucky Smash's solo project entitled "The Taking of Pelham 123". The album is primarily produced by Molecules with a remix from Key Figures. It was recorded at DITC studios in the Bx and mixed by Tha 4orce. Scratches and cuts from DJ Eclipse and Venom the Vigilante with features from The Legion, Droopy Dog, Milano Constantine, Ralo Square, Lucky Fishburne, Marvelous Supreme and The Black Sheep Dres. 300 copies only... Don't sleep ! 


Mix : Spek the Architek - Killin' It Softly


A brand new selection of 90s indie hip-hop joints mixed by Spek the Architek. Enjoy ! 

Video : Rome Streetz - Big Steppa - 2022


Visuals for "Big Steppa" produced by Camoflauge Monk, taken from Rome Steetz's "Kiss The Ring" album.

Ready Ta Roll - Ready Ta Roll: The EP - 2022


EP - 2022 - HHE  

"Ready Ta Roll was a 90’s hip hop group from Jersey City, NJ. Mark “M.C. Supreme” Curry (Rapper/Producer) , Eric “Tysheen” Freeman (DJ), Christopher “Rizzo” Warren (Hype-Man) & Joseph “Music Maestro J-Rule” Jenkins (Producer) released several singles including underground classics “The Real Hip Hop” & “Drug Game” between 1993 & 1994. The group’s single “Drug Game” was recognized by The Source magazine with a powerful write up praising them for the songs socially conscious lyrics. The music video was shot by then up and coming video director Hype Williams and debuted on Ralph McDaniel’ Video Music Box as well as Bet’s Rap City. The group parted ways in the late 90’s and Supreme who later changed his name to Chop Diesel went on to form a production collective called “The Dream Team”. Their production credits include Ali Vegas, AZ, Nas, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Diddy, Run-DMC, DJ Kay Slay, Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister & more." - courtesy of Hip-Hop Enterprise

From The Source, May 1995

250 copies only...


Saturday, December 17, 2022

The Wicked Takeover Ep #41 - 2021-2022


Here is the 41th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on December 09, 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"

01. Cornbread of Kali Wild (feat. Big Shug & DJ Romes) - Nice Like That

02. Intro with Wicked

03. Mike B - Check It (Instrumental)

04. Sauce Heist - Game Don't Stop

05. Cappadonna x Stu Bangas (feat. Planet Asia) - Continuous Threat

06. Khrysis (feat. Niko Is) - Colombian Necktie

07. Justo The MC x Remulak - Hookah Pen

08. Heavy Linx x Luca Brazi - Vector Sigma

09. Logic (feat. DJ Premier) - Vinyl Days

10. El Gant (feat. Ras Kass, Planet Asia & DJ Jon Doe) - Chromed Out

11. DX x Ghettosocks (feat. Tachichi & UFO Fev) - Chkn Chop

12. Fashawn & Sir Veterano (feat. DJ Revolution) - Crown Royal

13. Fuzzy Ed (feat. Celph Titled, Apathy & Tone Spliff) - Centurions

14. Mello Soul Black - Mad Obnoxious

15. Awon & Phoniks (feat. Kid Abstrakt) - The Cool Out

16. Lewis Parker - Cash Money

17. The Good People (feat. Mxnxpxly Family) - Six Shooter

18. eLZhi - Pros And Cons

19. MindsOne & DJ Iron - Footprints

20. King Magnetic x Bumpy Knuckles

21. Casual x Dead Perry (feat. DJ TMB) - On They Head (Remix)

22. Double A.B. (feat. Breeze Brewin & Napoleon Da Legend) - Remembrant Death Chant

23. Logic (feat. Like, Blu & Exile) - Orville

24. Grand Invincible - Best Ho

25. Mike B - Kick A Freestyle (Instrumental)

26. Outro with Wicked

27. Black Thought & Danger Mouse (feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ & Dylan Cartlidge) - Because

28. LMD (feat. J Rocc & Fly Anakin) - Kool

29. DJ Revolution Promo ID

30. Bonus Mix 2018-2020

Prince Paul in Trasher Magazine - 1999


From Trasher Magazine - March 1999

D-Styles & J Scienide - The Periodic Tables of Excellence - 2022


DJ D-Styles (Beat Junkies & Invisibl Skratch Piklz) and J Scienide drop their collaborative project entitled "The Periodic Tables of Excellence", fully produced by D-Styles. The album was available on vinyl format via Beat Junkie Sound (200 copies only - hand numbered) but everything is already sold out unfortunately...

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hardway - Rhythm In Deep Evolution / One Time - 1997


12" - 1997 - Whirling Records  

I wish I could explain how the group Hardway, a New Jersey-based Rap duo comprised of James Pullam and Kevin Artis, was signed to Whirling Records, a record label based in Miami Florida which was originally specialized in Trance & House music. "Rhythm In Deep Evolution / One Time" was the first hip-hop 12" released by this label in 1997. 

The A-side of the wax contains the song "
Rhythm In Deep Evolution" and the B-side (Whirling side) contains the song "One Time". Both songs are available in their Club Mix, Radio Edit and Instrumental versions. 
It's rare to see this wax for sale, so if you're lucky enough to find a copy, don't hesitate to buy it !

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 295 - Spotlight on Hydra by Grover Washington Jr


Hosted by veteran DJ Toast and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast brings you the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop. 

Grover Washington Jr. “Hydra” (1975)

Fat Joe “Success (DJ Premier Remix)” (1995)

Big Daddy Kane “Daddy’s Home” (1994)

Grand Daddy IU “The U is Smooth” (1990)

Bas Blasta “Dangerous” (1994)

Real Live “Real Live Shit” (1995)

Jamal “Keep It Real” (1995)

Big L “MVP” (1995)

Artifacts “Wrong Side of the Tracks” (1994)

Lord Finesse f. DJ Doo Wop “Time ta Bounce” (1995)

Lord Finesse & O.C. “Ya Better Recognize” (2000)

Black Moon “How Many MC’s” (1993)

The Beatnuts “Yeah You Got Props” (1994)

Xperado “Verbal Reality” (1997)

Mannish “Mannish” (1995)

M.O.P. “Pounds Up (Showbiz Remix)” (2004)

Cypress Hill “Stoned Raiders” (1995)

Mic Geronimo “Hemmin’ Heads” (1993)

Red Hot Lover Tone f. The Notorious B.I.G., M.O.P. & Prince Poetry “4 My Peeps (Remix)” (1995)

JVC Force “Force Field” (1990)

The Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (1994)

EPMD “Underground” (1990)

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs “Stop (Think for a Moment)” (1991)

A Tribe Called Quest “Check the Rhime” (1991)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

MAD PACK - The Last Dimension 2xLP - 2022


Originally released on CD & Cassette in 1997 on Red Brick Records, Mad Pack's debut album "The Last Dimension" is now available for the first time on vinyl with the help of Taha and JTLM Records. Don't Sleep Fellas !!!!

1. Full Moon

2. Hidden 1

3. Red Lights & Incense

4. Six Souls Singin'

5. I.O.U.

6. Mr. A&R

7. Brainstorm

8. Battle Interlude

9. Rude Boy

10. Continuous Vibe

11. Hidden 2

12. Kill A Kopy Kat

13. 6 = MC² 

14. Simply Red


Video : BIG ALMIGHTY GRAMS - Freelance Feat Ullnevano - 2022

Big Bob and Elite Sound International present the visuals for "Freelance" featuring Raf Almighty, Guy Grams, Ullnevano & DCypha, taken from BIG ALMIGHTY GRAMS latest album "The Bag", still available to order on CD and vinyl

Monday, December 12, 2022

Big Daddy Kane : The Mack is Back - The Source 1989

From The Source, Sept/Oct 1989 - Scans courtesy of Babylon Falling 

DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 44

DJ Premier presents the episode #44 of 'So Wassup?', dedicated to the process of how "Tonz 'O' Gunz" from Gang Starr was created.