Monday, January 31, 2022

The Wicked Takeover Ep#27 - January 28th 2022




27th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on January 28, 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 www.wrap.fm"




01. J.U.I.C.E. – For My Writers

02. Intro with Wicked

03. Supastition – Homecoming (Instrumental)

04. Unsung Heroes (feat. Godfather Don & DJ Tony Vegas of Scratch Perverts) – How To Make A Difference

05. Maylay Sparks (feat. Ill-Advised) – It’s Ours

06. The Large Professor (feat. Nas) – Stay Chisel

07. The Large Professor – The Man

08. Canibus (feat. Journalist) – Life Liquid

09. Quasimoto – Astronaut

10. Motion Man – Straight Flowin’ On ‘Em

11. Maspyke – Far East Politics

12. Mass Influence (feat. Jax & Flux of Binkis and DJ Drama) – A Yo! Atlanta Ya On

13. Declaime (feat. Taboo The Sweetest) – Uplift Da Opposite

14. The Creators (feat. Lootpack) – The Cypher

15. Homeliss Derilex – Alpha Omega

16. Grand Agent (feat. Planet Asia) – It’s Only Right (Rap Niggaz 2)

17. Motion Man (feat. Biz Markie) – Hold Up

18. Reks – My City

19. DMP – Uncut Raw

20. Boom Bap Project (feat. DJ Vitamin D & DJ Tre) – Writers Guild

21. Brassmunk (feat. DJ Swiff La Rock) – Rise Up

22. Looptroop – Long Arm Of The Law

23. Masters Of Illusion (feat. DJ Rhettmatic) – Time 2 Get Right

24. J-Zone (feat. Huggy Bear) – Holy Water

25. Theodore Unit – Pass The Mic

26. Blackalicious – Soul In Flesh

27. Saafir – Skanless

28. Various Blends (feat. Pismo) – Even More Even

29. Kubiq (feat. Turbin, Dab, Prizm, Shake & Planet Asia) – How You Feel?

30. Ras Kass – Van Gogh

31. Self Scientific (feat. Kombo MC) – Cash Craft

32. Kan Kick (feat. Medaphoar & Oh No) – As Live As It Gets

33. Mellodic Dillema – Walk Tall

34. Funky DL – Show You How To Flow

35. Vinnie Paz – Raw Is War

36. Apathy (feat. DJ Unknown) – Ain’t Nuthin’ Nice

37. Niamaj – Yagotta

38. Akbar (feat. DJ Revolution) – No Suckas Allowed

39. Big L (feat. Stan Spit) – Who You Slidin’ Wit

40. Ugly Duckling – Friday Night

41. Solitair – Easy 2 Slip (Instrumental)

42. Outro with Wicked

43. DJ Revolution & Planet Asia – Elements


Divine Mind - Front Page / Centerstage - 2001


12" - 2001 - Rent Money Recordings 


Divine Mind was an ATL-based production crew formed by Merlin, Resol and Mr Rictor who can be considered as the core member of the group. This 12" is the third and final Divine Mind's release. It came out in 2001 on Rent Money Recordings. The wax is composed of the track "Front Page" on the A-side produced by Chris Craft a.k.a Mr Rictor featuring Rubix, Scienz Of Life & Mikchek, and the track "Centerstage" produced by Resol featuring MF Doom (RIP), Supremacy and Felix on the B-side.



Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - February 18th 1996 - WQHT

 


Here is another episode of Boogie & The Barber with Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito uploaded by Dailey Maddawg 76. The show was aired on February 18, 1996 on Hot.97 WQHT.



Mic Geronimo - Lifecheck Instrumental

Talk Break

Dutchmin - Get Your Swerve On

Smooth the Hustla - Murderfest

Keith Murray – The Rhyme (White Label Remix)

Jay Z & Foxy Brown - Ain't No N****

Erick Sermon - It's My Thing '96

Paula Perry - Paula's Jam

Busta Rhymes & Ol' Dirty Bastard - Woo Hah Remix

Artifacts - Art of Facts

Cella Dwellas - Perfect Match

Mobb Deep - Q.U. Hectic

M.O.P. - Raise Hell

OC - What I Represent 

One & One - Phenomenon

Talk Break

Capone & Noreaga - '96 Stretch & Bobbito Promo

Large Professor - Mad Scientist

Erick Sermon & Redman - Funkorama Remix

The Beatnuts - Find That

Smooth The Hustla - Hustler's Theme

25 to Life - LA LA

Talk Break



Saturday, January 29, 2022

Puff Down Magazine #02

 


Here is the second issue of the Australian underground Hip-Hop Magazine "Puff Down". It features exclusive interviews with West Philly's DJ Rocksteady (Trauma Center), Russian producer LTF and Melbourne DJ Melofelo, a long review covering the career of Finsta Bundy... and more. You can support and order your copy HERE




Video : MF911 - 900 - 1993




Not sure if it has already been uploaded on youtube beforehand, but here is the official video of the first single and classic hood anthem "900" dropped in 1993 by the group MF911 (a.k.a Megaforce 911) from Detroit. The video was recently uploaded by Antlive on his youtube channel.



Video : Casual & DEAD PERRY - Run For Cover - 2022



Visuals for "Run For Cover" delivered by Casual & DEAD PERRY featuring Daniel Son, Celph Titled & J-Spliff, off their collective album "The Art of Reanimation" which is now available on Vinyl, CD & Tape. (Order


 


Thursday, January 27, 2022

ILL Conscious x Mute Won - Acres Of Diamonds - 2022

 

LP - 2022  


The Baltimore-based emcee Ill Conscious drops his 4th LP entitled "Acres of Diamonds" which is fully produced by Mute Won from Camden, NJ. The album features Rome Streetz, Planet Asia, Snook Da Crook, DJ Grazzhoppa, DJ TMB, King Magnetic, Jamil Honesty and more...


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Radio Show : Live From The Hood - June 10, 1994 - WOWI 102.9FM

 



Here is an episode of  'Live From The Hood' radio show hosted by the Boodah Brothas. It was aired on June 10, 1994 on the Norfolk, Virginia-based radio station WOWI (102.9FM). First part of the show includes an interview of the group Anotha Level. 







DJ Yess & D Crime - Time for Action - 1991


12" - 1992 - Ruff Justice Records

 


Here is the second 12" entitled "Time for Action" released in 1992 on Ruff Justice Records by the Rap duo DJ Yess & D Crime. At the time, N. Champaneri a.k.a DJ Yess was 23 and D. Ricketts a.k.a D Crime was 22 and was studying sport at CollegeThey were both from Leicester City, UK and members of The Masterplan Crew which was founded in 1988 by the original members DJ Yess, DJ Tuff G, DJ Fader, Crusader, AK Dope, D Crime & Roxy D, some of Leicester's finest MC's, producers and DJ's of the time.

The Masterplan Crew - Photography courtesy of Uzi Parmar


The Wax consists of the tracks "Time For Action" (Remix & Remix Instrumental) and "One For The Funk" on the A-side, and "Time For Action" (LP Version), "Time For Action" (LP Version Instrumental) and "One For The Dub" on the B-side. All tracks are fully produced by DJ Yess and Rap performed by D Crime. 




Video : Nelson Dialect & Mr Slipz - Only Just Begun - 2022


Nelson Dialect & Mr Slipz team up once again to drop the brand new single "Only Just Begun" on High Focus Records.




Radio Show : The Wake-Up Show w/ Sway & King Tech - February 1998




Here is an episode of The Wake-Up Show with Sway & King Tech aired on February 1998 on 106.1 KMEL (San Francisco, CA). 



Sway & King Tech - the Number One Crew

Kool & the Gang - Rated X 

Showbiz & AG feat KRS One & Big Pun - Drop It Heavy

All City - Priceless

Talk Break

Gang Starr - New York Strait Talk

T-Love - I’m Comin’

Talk Break

24:10 ???

Xzibit - 3 Card Molly

Dilated Peoples - The Main Event

Fat Joe & Noreaga - Misery Needs Company

Black Eyed Peas- ¿Que Dices?

Rasco - What’s It’s All About

Mix / Scratches

Mic Geronimo - Unstoppable

Smut Peddlers - One By One Instrumental

Mad Skillz - Conceited Bastard

Mix / Scratches

Talk Break with DJ Homicide

55:34 ??? over Big Noyd - Racognize & Realize (pt. 2) instrumental

J-Live - Wake Up Show Promo

Showbiz & AG - Spit

Rasheed & Ill Advised - Redd Hott

Gang Starr - What I’m Here 4

Mix / Scratches

Krondon - The Rules

Eminem - Just Don’t Give A F**k

Mix / Scratches

Nate Dogg Feat Warren G - Nobody Does It Better 

Mix / Scratches

The Alliance - Do It! Do It!

Steady B - Believe Me Das Bad

The Tuff City Squad - Notorious

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother

Nas - The World Is Yours Tip Mix

De La Soul - Stakes Is High DJ Spinna Remix



Hannibal Stax - Black Boy Magic - 2022

 


The Brooklyn-based MC Hannibal Stax delivers his new single "Black Boy Magic" fully produced by PF Cuttin.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Kavasci - C.I. - 1999


12" - 1999 - Butter Wax Records 


Let's talk about this rare 12" which was released in 1999 on Butter Wax Records by Kavasci from Mattapan, Boston. Everything I know about Kavasci is that he was also known under the name of Jama a.k.a C Jama the Star Child. He was an emcee but also a producer and in the early 90s he was a member of the group Urban Dwellers (a reunion between the groups Phat Phive and Mikst Nutz) consisting of M-Slash, Ripshop, Bad Dred and the producers Rich-5 from Mattapan and DJ Buda a.k.a Buda Roc from Roxbury Mission Hill area.

Johnny Hatch, Jama a.k.a Kavasci, M-Slash, Bee Eeze & Ripshop...1993-1994 - Photo courtesy of Ripshop

This wax contains 4 tracks recorded at Waltz and Metropolis studios, "Culture Body" produced by Rich-5, "Cash Flow" produced by Buda, "Roulette" produced by Kavasci, and "Isreal" produced by Buda.


Butter wax Records was managed by Kavasci himself and this 12" is his first and only official release, which became expensive and very hard to find nowadays. Unreleased tracks exist but he never dropped them due to some personal problems at the time... 


Mad Props to Buda & Ripshop


Four Elements & Beyond - 100 Swordz - 2022

 



Freak Tha Monsta, WRD Life & Miggs Son Daddy deliver a brand new single titled "100 Swordz": "When both the pen and sword are equally mighty... it's a showdown for the ages. The Elements present you with a brand new cut to satisfy your thirst with 100 Swordz." 


DJ Mitsu The Beats & DJ Mu-R - Sound Maneuvers Classics - 2008






DJ Mitsu The Beats- So.Ma.Theme #2

Quasimoto - Jazz Cats

Maspyke - The Gong Show

Kali Wild - Rhythmatic Explosion

Phat Kat - Microphone Master

Slum Village - Fantastic Vol.2 (Intro)

Slum Village feat. Pete Rock - Once Upon A Time

Declaime feat. Lootpack - The Movement

Jaylib - Champion Sound

Pete Rock - Get Involved

Jneiro Jarel feat. Dr. Who Dat - Doinis

I.N.I. - Square One

Encore - Love & Hate (The Mellow Drama) (The Nextmen Remix)

Grooveman Spot aka DJ Kou-G feat. MED - Turn It Up

DJ Mitsu The Beats feat. Miwa - Miwa Says (Breakthrough Remix Inst.)

Jay Dee - Think Twice

Bottom Fly - Riverside Crates

Kid Sublime feat. U-Gene - This Way

Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Zeno - Fever

Bahamadia feat. Dwele - Philadelphia

DJ Mistu The Beats feat. Dwele - Right Here


DJ Philly & 210Presents - Tracksideburners Radio Show #424

 


Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #424) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM on January 23, 2022. This episode is dedicated to the French Record Label EFFISCIENZ. 





DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 24


DJ Premier presents the episode #24 of 'So Wassup?', dedicated to the story of Gang Starr's track "Above The Clouds". 



Monday, January 24, 2022

MelloSoulBlack - 11​/​18​/​2021 - 2021

 


The Rap Trio from Texas consisting of Dorian James, Clue and The Master GEA also known as MelloSoulBlack released in November their latest EP titled "11​/​18​/​2021". The project is a 4-track EP fully produced by Smoky Kun . 


Iomos Marad & Mauro Gariazzo - City of Wind - 2022

 



The Chicago-based MC Iomos Marad teams up with the Italian producer Mauro Gariazzo to drop the 7-track EP titled "City of Wind" featuring Thaione Davis & Akbar.


Run Wallace - Ambient Drift - 2021

 

LP - 2021 - Postpartum 

Here is the debut instrumental project released by Run Wallace in December 2021 on Postpartum Records, available on Limited Edition LP Marbled Vinyl (250 copies) & Black Vinyl (150 copies). 



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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Crown (Grim Reaperz) - Underground Crown - 2022


2xLP - 2022 - Just Listen Records 

The French DJ/Beatmaker Crown (of Grim Reaperz) drops "Underground Crown" which is a 17-track album featuring an impressive guests lists...


The album is available on Vinyl (Gatefold Double Black 12" Vinyl - Japanese OBI strip 150 copies, Gatefold Double Orange 12" Vinyl - Japanese OBI strip 150 copies),  CD (Digipack) & Cassette (100 copies). 


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MiLKCRATE - Crate Royal 2 - 2022




"Crate Royal 2" is a new batch of remixes dropped by the Toronto-based producer MiLKCRATE. Here is my selection but you can listen to the full project via his Bandcamp

 



Greedy Fingers - I Sell Rhymes Like Dimes ft MF DOOM & Megalon - 2022

 



Greedy Fingers (Howard Stevens, Dj Grazzhoppa & Smimooz) bring us a remastered version of "I Sell Rhymes Like Dimes" featuring MF DOOM (RIP) & Megalon.




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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Swift Wizdom - Straight From NJ... The EP (CD) - 2022

 

CD - 2022 - HHE 



If you want more info about this Swift Wizdom's EP, you can check something I've blogged in 2020 about the vinyl HERE 



150 copies only ...

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NoDōz - Ready To Detonate (CD) - 2022

 

CD - 2022 - HHE 


"HHE is back with some legendary old school Houston, TX hip-hop! Rap-A-Lot headz better take notice right now!! For those unfamiliar, NoDōz were an old school rap duo out of Houston, TX created by the legendary Def Jam Blaster and rapper D. Latroi.

 

Def Jam Blaster... aaah where to begin? Maybe back in 1987 when he worked on a 7" which started the career of a local rapper named DJ Akshen?  Or 1988 when he worked on one of the most iconic 12" records EVER in hip-hop? A 12" from that same rapper Akshen that would have the world forever know him as Scarface from that day on. Or when Def Jam Blaster started the duo Private Identity in 1989 with another legendary Houston rapper 3-2? Or how in 90's Def Jam Blaster worked on albums for Raheem, Royal Flush, Willie D, Big Mello, Madd Hatta and Mobb Deep.

 

I think you get my point by now, this is a man that paid his dues with the best of them... Now back to our story... After Private Identity died down after doing some recordings Def Jam Blaster hooked back up with D. Latroi, a rapper he met a year before, and started making some demos, material that has remained shelved up until now as we have had the pleasure to include them as bonus tracks for the CD release.

 

In 1992 NoDōz were signed to Revolution Records, an imprint that was focused primarily on R&B. Right before they could finish the album D. Latroi started having some serious health issues and Revolution Records started second guessing their decision to drop a hip-hop record so the album was shelved.

 

Now 30 years later we are excited to present you all the tracks from those 1992 sessions, the demos and remixes all from the DAT tapes. The 8 page booklet will include an interview done by Werner Von Wallenrod with Def Jam Blaster which was done specifically for this release." - courtesy of Hip Hop Enterprise



300 copies only ...

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Prophets of the Ghetto - Wreckless Writers (CD) - 2022


CD - 2022 - HHE


"Underground headz will know the deal! This is one of the grails a lot of CD headz have been looking and waiting for and we finally made it happen!

 

Prophets of the Ghetto are a West Philadelphia based hip-hop group that formed in the early 90's. The four emcees in the group (Meat Matter, Big Bob da Norfstar, D.B.L. and Phat-Nice, a Southside Chicago import) gel flawlessly with beats and scratches from the group’s producers and DJ's Benellis, Gamez, DJ Ken-Cut and DJ Dyce.

 

Wreckless Writers was the group's debut album originally released back in 2000 but the tracks of the album were all recorded between 1996-1999. Although Wreckless is P.O.G.‘s first release, the members of the group are not rookies. Besides performing at several shows in Philadelphia, they accompanied Bahamadia (who is also featured on the album) on her European tour and freestyled on the renowned Wake-Up Show in San Francisco.

 

Now in 2022 HHE is proud to bring this album back as the original CD-R release was only released in very limited fashion. You will get the original 15 tracks + an extra unreleased track "Chastisement" that was recorded during the Wreckless Writers sessions. We also added the 2 last tracks P.O.G. recorded and released in 2002 namely "Chillin On The Chillin Chillin" and "Support"." - courtesy of Hip Hop Enterprise






300 copies only...



Mixtape : Donnie Propa - Straight From The Crate Cave - Big L Edition

 

Double K7 - 2022


Here is the latest Mixtape dropped by Donnie Propa entitled "Straight From The Crate Cave - Big L Edition" and released on Limited Edition Double Cassettes. 3 different colour ways available (Half black half white / Frosted Clear / Translucent Yellow)... but sold out in less than 3 minutes... crazy!!




A Side :

1. Platinum Plus 

2. The Big Picture 

3. No Endz, No Skinz 

4. Da Graveyard 

5. Get Yours (Remix) 

6. Deadly Combination 

7. Dignified Soldiers 

8. The Heist 

9. L’s Big Freestyle 

10. American Dream 

11. The Enemy 

12. Platinum Plus (Riverside Mix) 

13. MVP (Summer Smooth Mix) 

14. Now Or Never 

15. Dangerzone 

16. Games Females Play (Original Mix) 

17. 98 Freestyle Parts 1 And 2 

18. Roc Raida Tape Freestyle 

19. NY Freestyle 

20. Internationally Known 


B Side :

1. Ebonics (DJ Premier Remix) 

2. Work Is Never Done 

3. Way Of Life (Buckwild Version) 

4. Holding’ It Down 

5. Stand Strong 

6. We Got This 

7. Stretch And Bobbito 95 

8. Times Iz Hard 

9. Day One 

10. School Dayz 

11. Put It On (L.G. Remix) 

12. Street Struck 

13. Yes You May (Funk Flow Mix) 

14. How Will I Make It 

15. All Love (Show Remix) 



C Side :

1. Fall Back 

2. You Know What I’m About 

3. Devils Son 

4. Thick 

5. Casualties Of A Dice Game 

6. Where You At? (Show Version) 

7. Uptown Connection 

8. MVP (Buckwild Remix) 

9. Put It On 

10. Day One (Show Remix) 

11. Harlem NYC (Remix) 

12. Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous 

13. 8 Iz Enuff (Demo Version) 

14. On The Mic 

15. Who You Slidin’ Wit (Buckwild Remix) 

16. Principal Of The New School 


D Side :

1. Zone Of Danger 

2. MVP 

3. Furious Anger 

4. Wake Up Show Anthem 

5. Comments From Big L And Showbiz 

6. Represent 

7. Give It To Em L (Original Mix) 

8. Ebonics 

9. Way Of Life 

10. Dangerous 

11. Back Up Off Me 

12. Size Em Up 

13. Da Unexpected Flava 

14. Thorough Fam 

15. Double Up 

16. Back In My Hood 

17. 5 Fingaz Of Death 

18. I Don’t Understand It 

19. I Can’t Understand It (Original Demo Version) 

20. No Endz, No Skinz (Original Mix) 

21. Flamboyant 




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