Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Wicked Takeover Ep#40 - 2020-2022


Here is the 40th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on November 18, 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. Evidence (feat. Conway The Machine & DJ Babu) – Moving On Up

02. Intro with Wicked

03. Soulmade – April (Instrumental)

04. Awon & Phoniks feat. Ill Conscious & Av Hamilton – Golden Era Vandals

05. Jay Nice & Eto – Mind Over Matte

06. Asun Eastwood x M.A.V. x Sibbs Roc feat. Jay Royale - Tug Of War

07. SmooVth & Giallo Point feat. Asun Eastwood – Bullet Holes

08. Milano Constantine & Body Bag Ben – Primavera

09. Daniel Son, Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon & Eto – Savage Monks (Remix)

10. Prop Dylan & Fashawn – Stuck

11. People Without Shoes feat. Sean Peng – Lakes and Forests

12. Pseudo Intellectuals – Pizza Money

13. Truth feat. DJ JS-1 – Listen Up

14. Lord Goat & Stu Bangas feat. Ill Bill – Mystics In Bali 

15. Rigz x Futurewave feat. Daniel Son, Vinnie Paz & Mooch – Study Da Champ

16. Abeatchemist – Behind These Bars

17. Eddie Kaine x Wavy Da Gahwd – Not A Game

18. Roc Marciano & Flee Lord – Hallways

19. Tha God Fahim x Your Old Droog – All Bidness

20. Tha Anthom & Mike B – Diggin’ This Right Here

21. Freddie Blaxk x Tone Spliff – Lukury Poems

22. Buckwild feat. Jay Royale & DJ Grazzhoppa – Law Of The Streets

23. Neek The Exotic & Large Professor feat. Q-Tip & DJ Precision – Borough Of Queens

24. McGyver – Airborne

25. Codenine & Loman feat. Daniel Son – Opium Bazaar

26. Substance810 – Fool Proof

27. Recognize Ali x Bronze Nazareth – The Grind

28. Mello Soul Black – Solidarity

29. Maple Syrup feat. Kid Abstrakt – Illjazz

30. Jess The Facts & Blue Buttonz feat. DJ A.C. The P.D. – Blue Collared Man

31. Planet Asia & DJ Jay-Ef – Daily Bread

32. Street Justice x 38 Spesh feat. Eto – Don’t Believe Em

33. 38 Spesh – Overkill

34. Da Buze Bruvaz Presentz… Clever 1 – ShotGun Audiblez

35. Shabaam Sahdeeq feat. Planet Asia & Milano Constantine – It’s A Must

36. Raf Almighty x Rawmatik x G Stats feat. Napolean Da Legend – Discernment

37. Napolean Da Legend x Nejma Nefertiti – Panamanian Devil Fruit

38. Senica Da Misfit x M.W.P. feat. DJ Grazzhoppa – Nexttoya!

39. Guilty Simpson, Meyhem Lauren & Starvin B – Co-Op (Remix)

40. Devaloop x Ryler Smith feat. DJ Delightfull – Eternal Dreams

41. Edo.G & Insight Innovates – It’s Edo & Insight

42. Buckwild feat. Willie The Kid – Suede Couch

43. Tha Anthom & Mike B feat. Mikey PG – Likwits

44. Verbz & Mr Slipz – Summer In The Bits

45. Kid Abstrakt & Emapea feat. DJ Million Faces – Next Move

46. DJ Clif feat. Raf Almighty – Right And Exact

47. Milano Constantine – Listen Carefully

48. Propo’88 & Wildelux – Deleted Scenes

49. Damu the Fudgemunk – Reporting

50. J Scienide – Make Sense

51. Kev Brown & J Scienide feat. DJ Jon Doe – Cutlass Supreme

52. Kev Brown & J Scienide – Epilogue

53. Ol’ Dayz feat. Recognize Ali – Fall Back

54. The Rebel feat. The Good People & DJ Dibbs – Body Rockin’

55. Dj Breeze (feat. 2Mex) – Return Of The Sun God (Remix)

56. Trevor J & Loop.Holes – Therapy

57. Mic Nicolas x T&K – Urbio

58. Starvin B x Zangif Nori x Breeze Brewin – Fresh Rhymes

59. Shinobi Stalin – Arrested Development

60. D Strong & Giallo Point – Suitcase Full Of Gunz

61. J.Dankworth – Nardwuar (Instrumental)

62. Outro with Wicked

63. Villain Park feat. Hugh Augustine – Stache Box Villain Pt.2

64. Villain Park – Brain Cells

65. Villain Park feat. K.Solar – Play The Villain

Tone Spliff - Work Ethics 2: All Work, No Play - 2022


"Work Ethics 2: All Work, No Play" is the 5th producer album from Tone Spliff which contains all his singles released between October 2021 and September 2022, including a huge guest list... Freddie Black, Benny Slumz, Bodyping, Edo G, RhymestyleTroop, Tha Soloist, Skanks the Rap Martyr, Vic Monroe, The Assembly ZA, Terror Van Poo, Ruste Juxx, A-F-R-O, NapsNDreds, Innocent?, Kool Taj The Gr8, The Bad Seed, King Magnetic, Comet Madmen, Solomon Childs, Bread (of Kaliwild) & URG7.

Available on CD (Jacket) ... 100 Hand numbered copies only  


Book : Playboys by Robert Yager

Here is a book dedicated to the Golden Era of Los Angeles Street Gangs, with photos shot by British photographer Robert Yager in the neighborhoods of central LA between 1992 and the early 2000s. This hard cover book includes artwork by members and is 144 images on 260 pages (Limited Edition of 550 Hardcover with foil stamped / Dimensions: 32 x 22 cm). Order your copy at  

Leaf Dog & BVA X Jazz T - Da Tru Skool - 2022


7" - 2022 - Boot Records  

Leaf Dog and BVA from the Four Owls team up with DJ Jazz T to drop the single "Da Tru Skool" which is available on Limited Edition 7" Vinyl with Sticker art (250 copies) via Boot Records. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Southpaw - Left Hand Rule - 1993

LP - 1993 - Jammitt Recordings  

Here is another hard to find album that I'd like to see reissued on vinyl one day... It came out in 1993 and was dropped by the C-Town-based duo Southpaw which was comprised of Luther ''Pro-K'' Kibble and Wil "Champion" Harbour, both members of the Apex Crew. Wil Champion is from Highland Hills and Pro-K is from Warrensville, both in the South part of Cleveland,Ohio. 

The album was originally released on Vinyl, Cassette and CD on Jammitt Recordings, and distributed by Platinum Label Group. 

Wil Champion, could you tell us how the connection first happened between you and Pro K ? 

Wil Champion : "It's funny, we were classmates in middle school and we sat next to each other. We both discovered art and we both liked to draw. One day I couldn't find a felt tip marker I liked to use for my outlines and asked him did he happen to see it. He said no but offered me another pen of his to use. From there we became best friends and we still stay in contact to this day. What's funny though is years later, I guess around the time we were going to the studio, he told me "remember when you lost that pen in middle school and I offered you another one of mine?" I said "yea..?" He says to me " oh yeah I stole that.. that was a nice pen you had". We had a lot in common with art and also loved music and was inspired by hip-hop culture."

About the Hip-Hop culture, what were your hip-hop influences at that time ?

Wil Champion : "Always loved hip hop from its very start but I really got interested in actually wanting to make music around the time hip-hop was making the transition from the drum machine and scratch to the sample based tracks with the drum programming. My influences are EPMD, Jungle Brothers, KRS, D-Nice, definitely Marley Marl and the artists he produced such as LL, Kane, MC Shan and Biz Markie (r.i.p.). But what ultimately inspired me to make the first album was listening to and networking with the DJs like Icy Ice, Fred the Jammer, Johnny O, EQ, and Scratch Master L, and producers such as JazzMarc, RobieMan, RoughDraft and L.T. So if you notice the production style of 'Left Hand Rule', while sampled based, many of the songs are structured somewhat like a DJ mix"

When did you start producing exactly ?

Wil Champion : "I started producing around 1991 and was hired by a management company to do remix versions of R&B songs. Among those I remixed a song called "Shoulda Been Honest" for Ron Banks of The Dramatics under the name U.B. Strange and remixed the theme for the Indianapolis black expo. At this time I started assembling beats and thinking up song ideas with my boys pro-k and 'letterman' Lance that actually came up with the title and co-wrote "waiting at the apex" with me. "

Southpaw was affiliated with the Apex crew. Could you give me more info about this crew ?

Wil Champion : "Well, Apex Entertainment is my production company and I opened a studio in which I got a chance to work with a lot of talented artists. I always had an affinity for the crews like Wu-Tang, Dipset, Juice Crew and NWA so I recruited and collaborated with rappers to assemble my own. The core group of my crew was Lewdog T, Wartribe, Trell Da Wizard, Feron Snotti, Tom Gotti, Johnny Newell (r.i.p.), Paradox, and of course Aseman and Pro K. I released 2 albums with the crew: Wil Champion "Crispy" featuring the crew and the Apex Crew "Top Notch" compilation. Also I produced an entire album for Aseman called "Step Into the A.M." "

Do you remember how many copies of the album "Left Hand Rule" were pressed on vinyl ?

Wil Champion : "We did that album with a local independent record label that did the pressing, so my best guess is 'not too many' !!! 

We moved on to an independent record label called Avion Records, that did good by us, given the resources they had. Showed alot of love."

Why did Southpaw stop after the second album "Left Hook" released on Avion Records in 1997, which is also a very good one ?

Wil Champion : "Thanks, I appreciate that ! But we didn't stop; I went on to produce for other artists like Aseman and others from my own studio, I went on to produce the Wil Champion "Crispy" album that featured a song called "Operate" which we both performed, and a song called "You Can't Figga Me" with us and Donny Arcade from the group Wartribe. The Apex Crew album also features myself and pro-k on a few tracks. After that I released a solo project called "Blak Swan"."

Have you ever thought of reissuing the first album on vinyl ?

Wil Champion : "That would be a great idea. Maybe I'm not aware of the demand for this album on vinyl, but I always liked album cover art and design. That would be fun to do."

Mad Props to Wil Champion Harbour. Thanks for your time. 

Tru Comers – Purple Skies - Comin Tru Instrumental Series Vol.3

LP - 2022 - Comin Tru Records 

Sperrow and X-Pert are back with the third volume of their Comin Tru Instrumental Series. The LP includes 12 dope instrumentals which are fully produced, mixed and mastered by the Tru Comers. 

A1 - Midnight Rains

A2 - Worldwide

A3 - Telephone

A4 - Get Down

A5 - Purple Skies

A6 - Once In A Lifetyme

B1 - City Slicker

B2 - Enemies

B3 - Frame Of Mind

B4 - Addictions

B5 - The Will

B6 - Hardcore (feat. Sokra)

Dropping December 9th 2022 on Limited vinyl edition !! 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Video : Renelle 893 & King Kashmere - Gotta Go - 2022


Visuals for the second single taken from Renelle 893 & King Kashmere's collaborative 10-track EP entitled "Cocoa Butter" which will be released on vinyl on High Focus Records soon. Pre-Orders are now live. 

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 2nd 1996 - WKCR

Here is an episode of the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show uploaded by DJ Nes. The show was aired on May 2, 1996 on WKCR.

Juggaknots - Loosifa

Arsonists - Session

Talk Break

Juggaknots - Trouble Man

Talk Break

Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies

Arsonists - Halloween

Phone calls

Royal Flush - Worldwide

Pop Megga - Raw (Are You Sure)

S.O.S feat Phife Dawg - Who Got The Funk

Shyheim feat D.V. Alias Khrist, Dzalias, Rubbabandz, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler - What Makes The World Go Round

LA Tha Darkman - I Want It All Remix

45 King feat Maniac Mob - How You like It

Beatnuts - Find That

? Instrumental ?

Royal Flush - Movin On Ya Weak Productions

Othorized Fam - The Plan

Heltah Skeltah - Da Wiggy 

Mobb Deep feat ACD - Street Life

Natural Elements - Shine

Natural Elements - I Got Your Heart

Camp Lo - Killin 'em Softly

Cella Dwellas - Advance To Boardwalk

Akinyele - Freaky

Talk Break

Check the Stretch&Bobbito Archives for more shows !

Monday, November 28, 2022

New Joint : D-Styles x J Scienide - When The Wind Blows - 2022


 DJ D-Styles (Beat Junkies & Invisibl Skratch Piklz) and J Scienide drop "When The Wind Blows", the first single taken from their upcoming project entitled "The Periodic Tables of Excellence", fully produced by D-Styles. 

Funkin' Lessons Ep#11 : September 29, 1993


Funkin' Lessons was a hip-hop Radio Show hosted by DJ Blaze and Dr. Phibes, aired on 2MBS (102.5 FM) from 1993 to 1996 and based in Sydney, Australia. Here is the Show #11 from September 29, 1993. 

Maxi Jazz - Tasty But Feisty
Together Brothers - 2 Much Racism In The World
Tycoon To$h & Terminator Troops - Get Happy
The Coup - Dig It
EPMD - So Watcha Sayin'
Motion Man - '93 Swing
Big Daddy Kane Featuring Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes - Come On Down
Leaders Of The New School - What's Next (Remix)
Rumpletilskinz - Mushroom Talk
Son Of Noise - Crazy Mad Flow
Fonké Knomaads - Funkin' Lessons ID
America's Most Wanted - The Poet #1
Poor Righteous Teachers - 144K
Shazzy - Play In Vain
The Future Sound - What's A Bro To Do?
Top Quality - Magnum Opus
Private Investigators - Shy Country Girl
J Rock - Don't Sleep On Me (Remix)
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove Part II
The Beatnuts  - Third Of The Trio
Young MC  - Open Up The Door (And Let Me In)
The Troubleneck Brothers - Gusto
Fast Forward - Dark Dawn
Automator - Music To Be Murdered
Richie Rich - Don't Be Flash
Special K - Let's Rock (Cut Short)
Cut Master D.C. - We Came To Rock
Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three - The New Rap Language
Master O.C. And Krazy Eddie Featuring Peso, Tito And Main Attraction - Masters Of The Scratch
The Microphone Prince - Memory Lane
The Microphone Prince - Smooth Criminal
New Version Of Soul - 66 Mello
Urban Species - The Ropes (Tricks Of The Trade)

DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 42


DJ Premier presents the episode #42 of 'So Wassup?', dedicated to the process of how "The Come Up" from AZ was created.

Video : Skirmish x Manage x Reain - Last Word - 2022

Lab79 are back with a new posse cut entitled "Last Word" featuring the London-based emcees Skirmish, Manage and Reain. The production is managed by ForestDLG formerly known as Chemo (cuts by Fidel Cutstro).

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Triple Darkness - KURAYAMI 暗​や​み - 2022

2xLP - 2022 - Hidden Identity Productions

UK is back on the map once again with this dope album released by the Triple Darkness crew (Neter Rootz, Solar Black, Ray Vendetta, Crown Nectar, Tesla's Ghost, Cyrus Malachi, Ramson Badbonez, Safwan, Ringz Ov Saturn). The album is composed of 13 dark productions handled by Jonny Data, Soss, Tony Mahoney & DJ Drinks... A Must Have definitely !!

Available on Limited Edition Gatefold White Double Vinyl (100 copies only), Tape & Digipak CD. 

Unreleased : The Pharcyde - My Man


For the 30th anniversary of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, J Swift, Slimkid3, Fatlip and Uncle Imani present the unreleased song "My Man", which is the alternate ending to their debut album. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Mix : S4BZ Presents Mushroom Jazz Vibes, 2nd Act


Second volume of the Mushroom Jazz Vibes series dropped by Serch4beatz. His selection includes indie hip-hop joints from Phoebe 1, Big Scoob, Street Poets, Shortie No Mass, Sleestack'z, S.O.S, Ruggedness Madd Drama ... just to name a few.

Phoebe One - Ya Mama's On Crack

Funkdoobiest - Dedicated Remix

Big Scoob - Champagne On The Block

1st Down - A Day With The Homiez Instrumental

? Instrumental ? 

Street Poets - Out Ta Flip Instrumental

Street Poets - Skinz Remix

? Instrumental ?

Shortie No Mass - Like This

Chokolate Soldiers - This Is London

Da Grassroots - Drama Instrumental


Sleestack'z - Ruination (Spearhead X Remix) Instrumental

Scientists Of Sound- Adverse Forces

Brainsick Mob - Time To Shine Instrumental

Group Home - Up Against The Wall (Getaway Car Mix)

Science Of Sound - No Diggidy

MS Click - No Drinks In '96 Instrumental

Dead Poetz Society - Lick A Shot


Royal Flush - Rotten Apple Instrumental

Ruggedness Madd Drama - Forreal Remix

Reckanize / Mr. Sta Puff - Hip-Hop Don't Stop

Gravediggaz - Bang Your Head (Underdog Remix)

? Instrumental ?

Unanimous - Freshest On The Mic Remix

Sunday, November 20, 2022

PHrame A Thought - New York State Of Mind - 1994

Here are some dope demos uploaded in 2014 on youtube by Sneak Tipp that I'd like to see coming out one day on vinyl ! The snippets come from a demo tape entitled "New York State of Mind" which was recorded by a Brooklyn-based group called PHrame A Thought (PHAT) in 1994. Those demos were the only tracks recorded by PHrame A Thought unfortunately at the time.

 I don't have any info about those kats from East New York. I've been in contact with Screwface who was one of the core member of the group but it seems that he isn't interested in talking about the story of the group. All I know is that in 2000, Screwface worked for the cover of Prodigy's first solo album "H.N.I.C.". Here is what he wrote about it :

Radio Show : NO TV RAPS - November 18th 2022


New episode of No TV Raps Radio Show aired on November 18th on Radio FSK, Hamburg (Germany), and hosted by Rug & SampleMind. 

Method Man - P.L.O Style featuring Carlton Fisk, Street Life & Inspectah Deck

Madman Shawn - Walk Thru Hell

Da Phenoms - Oldschool Rule

ATCQ - Jazz (We've Got)

Microphone Pager - Two Night (Mr. Peak Always Mix Inst.)

T-Love - Nobody Knows My Name

Artifacts - Dynamite Soul

Sugar Soul - 今すぐ欲しい (Inst.)

Smif-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill Remix Instrumental

Sick Lunatix - The Projects

Queen Latifah - Hidden Remix

Legacy - How I Live

Silouette - Can U Feel It ?

Madd Man - Nod Your Head

Ruggedness Madddrama - Checkin Down The Menu

Channel Live - Six Cents

Phoebus - 奥の細道 (K.I.Remix Instrumental)

Tha Chamba - Hardcore Kru

Sherlock - Midnight Show

Adagio! - Universal Truth

Juggaknots - Epiphany

Mytee G Poetic - Com'n Wit Nuff Ruffness (Street Mix)

Starvin Art Clique - Slackin 

Paul Ray - More Emotion 

Burnt Batch - Black Innovation 

Dead Poetz Society - Lick a Shot Remix

M.B. Network - C.o.n.n.e.r.y.

Blank Fasiz - M.s.e.i.n.a.s

Bigg Vic - Life That We Live

Pete Rock - Anything Goes Instrumental 

Les Bonmots - Skizzen im Kopf 

The Boulevard Connection feat Tame 1 & El Da Sensai - Haagen Daz

Les Bonmots - Merci Beaucoup Instrumental