Thursday, March 31, 2022

Documentary : Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain - 2022


CYPRESS HILL : INSANE IN THE BRAIN tells the story of a brotherhood that has withstood the test of time to create a truly original, everlasting legacy. Watch the premiere on Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

CYPRESS HILL : INSANE IN THE BRAIN is a smoke-filled journey across the lives and careers of the groundbreaking, Hip Hop group, Cypress Hill. Their unique sound, influenced by their Latin roots and West Coast upbringing, was built on a movement rooted in true authenticity: From cultivating the flower, to smoking it, to rapping about it, their influence is forever burned into the musical landscape of Hip Hop as they continue to stay relevant after 30 years. Using a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage captured by Oriol himself, as well as images of band members B Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog and Eric "Bobo" Correa. 

DIE-REK - Year Of Redemption - 2022


LP - 2022 - Illect Recordings 

Toronto-based MC/ Producer DIE-REK drops his album"Year of Redemption" on the Seattle-based label Illect Recordings.

A1. Wheel Back, Come Again

A2. Year of Redemption

A3. Eyes Across the Room (feat. RKHTY)

A4. Diddy Dum Diddy Doo

A5. The Song Nobody Likes

B1. Microwaaave (feat. DJ Versatile)

B2. He Paid It All (feat. Rel McCoy & Griffin)

B3. Love Coast

B4. Runnin'

The vinyl is available in 3 different colors : Process Blue color variant (100 copies) / Opaque Orange color variant (100 copies) / White color variant (100 copies).

Shipping Date : Late May / Early June 2022

Foundation 7 - Love Ain't Like This / Compredator - 1992


12" - 1992 - Ruff Kutt Records  

Here is the first and only 12" released by Foundation 7, a duo comprised of Steve-O (RIP) and Supreme Takim a.k.a God Supreme Takim Allah a.k.a Frisk from the Lower East Side of NYC. 

The wax came out in 1992 on Ruff Kutt Records and both singles of the record "Love Ain't Like This" and "Compredator" were produced by Steve-O. "Beats Ain't Like This" on the A-side and "Warning" on the B-side are the instrumental versions of each track. The samples used by Steve-O for the productions come from artists like Bob JamesEric B & Rakim, Rufus Thomas, James Brown and Rose Royce .

The wax is pretty hard to find so if you have a chance to see one copy for sale ... don't miss it ! Peace

Monday, March 28, 2022

The East Flatbush Project - First Born Overdue - 2022


LP - 2022 - Smoke On Records  

A1 - Tried by 12 Feat. Des

A2 - Head to Head 2005 Feat. Stress and Dox 

A3 - Inhale Feat. Stress and Fallon

A4 - Day in a Life Feat. Stress and Peter Pallis from Anaka

A5 - Thirsty Feat. Mirage Black and Stress 

A6 - Head to Head Feat. Ruste Juxx and Mirage Black

A7 - Tried by 12 [Instrumental] (Bonus)

B1 - Ruste Juxx Feat. Ruste Juxx

B2 - 718.973 Feat. Ruste Juxx and Mirage Black 

B3 - A Madman's Dream Feat. Payday

B4 - Can't Hold It Back Feat. Esteem

B5 - Tried by 12 [Joe Buhdha Remix] Feat. Des and Mr.45 (Bonus)

B6 - Tried by 12 [Scientists of Sounds 'Laid to Rest' Remix] Feat. Des (Bonus)

Available on Black Vinyl (100 copies) and Gold Black Colour vinyl (200 copies)

Shipping Date : 5th April 2022


Live Poets - Whats It All About - 2022


LP - 2022 - Smoke On Records  

Originally released in 1996 on CD format, Live Poets album "Whats It All About" is now available on vinyl with the help of Smoke On Records. For the info, this is a short version of the original album including 12 tracks only. 

A1 - Classic 

A2 - All Of Me

A3 - Sole To Sole

A4 - No Way Out 

A5 - Pass The MCs 

A6 - Think Twice

B1 - Ill Since 

B2 - On A Journey

B3 - Mind Statements

B4 - Ill Literature 

B5 - Days Of Confused

B6 - Clueless


Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito - May 1996 - WQHT

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


Akinyele - In the World

Redman feat Erick Sermon - Funkorama (Erick Sermon Remix)

Sadat X - Hang’Em High

Mr Voodoo - Lyrical Tactics

Nine - Lyin' King

Paula Perry - Paula's Jam

The Fab 5 - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka

M.O.P - Raise Hell

Large Pro - Instrumental

Large Professor - Spacey

CNN feat Tragedy & Mobb Deep - LA LA (Iraq Mix)

Talk Break 

Tragedy Khadafi & 20Mad (?) - Freestyle

Talk Break


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Kenspin - Da Stork - 1994

12" - 1994 - Treetop Records - Photo courtesy of mastersihn

Here is the second 12" released in 1994 by Kenya Milton a.k.a KENSPIN from Harlem, NYC. It came out on Treetop Records, an indie record label from Teaneck, New Jersey, which also released Kenspin's first single "Spin 2 My Funk". 
This wax contains the single "Da Stork" which is available in 2 different versions, "Dropedmeoffmix" & "Rockapartymix" with the productions fully handled by Topcat. 

Tree Top Records Promo photo - courtesy of Thorsten Haag

No more info about the music producer Topcat but according to this Tree Top Records promo photo, Dallas Mavericks could be his name.  Tony Campbell who was the executive producer, could be the owner of Tree Top Records. No more info either about Kenspin who is, I believe, the brother of the legendary NYC skateboarder Keenan Milton (RIP)... I hit up Kenspin on social media, so I hope he will hit me back one day to give us more info... stay tuned ! 

DJ Emskee - Pen Joints Show #257 - March 25th 2022


This is the Pen Joints Show #257 aired on Bushwick Radio ( and on ( The Show can be heard every Friday evening for the Rush Hour from 5PM to 6PM, where DJ Emskee plays the best in raw, underground/independant Hip-Hop.

Madlib in Mass Appeal - 2001

From Mass Appeal Magazine - Scans courtesy of Babylon Falling

Leaf Dog & BVA - The Menu - 2022


Leaf Dog & BVA are back with a brand new album entitled "The Menu". The 16-track album features M.O.P and Keith Murray with most of the production done by Leaf Dog but featuring production from Illinformed and Stevi Beats. It is available on CD (500 copies) and Cassette (100 copies) via Real Life Drama Records. Double Vinyl (800 copies) is available to pre-order only (Release Date : 30th September). 


Video : Nas - Wave Gods feat. A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier - 2022

Visuals for "Wave God" recently dropped by Nas featuring A$AP Rocky & the legendary DJ Premier, taken from his latest album "Magic". The track is produced by Hit-Boy & DJ Premier.

Monday, March 21, 2022

The Wicked Takeover Ep#29 : 1991-1995 - March 18th 2022


29th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on March 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"

Velore - I Master the Game - 1995

EP - 1995 - 1155 Records 

Here is the EP released in 1995 by the legendary Velore from Flatbush Brooklyn. It came out with the help of Jimmy Henchmen on 1155 Records, an indie record label founded by Velore in the early 90s. 

Velore - Photo courtesy of Jamel Shabazz

The EP consists of 4 tracks entitled "Handle Your Bizzness", "Sex And Guns", "Your Bound To Lose" and "I Master The Game" which is the lead single and definitely the best track of the project, and certainly the main reason why to grab this 12".

In the early 80s, Velore was a famous New York graffiti artist named AW24. He was also known for being a member of the group Velore & Double-O (previously known under the name Ebony Dukes), a duo formed with his partner Todd "Double-O" Carter RIP (a.k.a DJ Kato the brother of Grandmaster Dee). They are considered as NY hip-hop pioneers and the first hip-hop group signed to Virgin Records in 1986. 

D.Auguste & DJ Madsol Desar - The Mopus - 2022

LP - 2022 - Smoke On Records  

Smoke On Records are back with the unreleased Boston classic "The Mopus", consisting of 11 tracks recorded by D.Auguste & Dj Madsol Desar between 1993 and 1998. 

A1. Intro - Struggles Station 

A2. Midnight Express (feat.Madsol Desar) 

A3. The Mopus 

A4. Concrete 

A5. Fountain Pen (feat.Madsol Desar) 

A6. Build - Freestyle (Skit)

B1. Not 2 Far (feat.The Last Emperor & Tajai Of Souls Of Mischief) 

B2. Threefold 

B3. Rain Dance (feat.Madsol Desar) 

B4. Two Libras 

B5. Outro - Cooling Out (Skit)

Order : Vinyl (coming soon) / CD 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Pete Flux & Parental - Global Scope - 2022


LP - 2022 - Akromegalie / HHV 

"Global Scope" the third album released by Pete Flux from Atlanta,Ga & Parental from Paris, France is now available. It features Godfather Don, Marquee, Venom, Debonair P, Awon and it includes a remix version produced by K-Def.


300 copies only...


Saturday, March 19, 2022

Radio Show : NO TV RAPS - March 18th 2022


Here is the latest episode of No TV Raps Radio Show aired on March 18th on Radio FSK, Hamburg (Germany) with Rug and special guest Zwegatmann in the mix.
This episode features indie hip-hop joints from groups or emcees such like Lower Level, Trybal Men, Da Ooh!, Starvin Art Clique, Big Oh!,  Kukoo Da Baga Bonez ... just to name a few. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

DFACE DXA - Don't Want It With Us (Drumat!c REMIX)

Remix version of DFACE DXA's track "Don't Want It With Us" featuring DoamPeace, Llingo Apt, and Walt Sicknin (RIP), produced by Drumat!c (KicDrumProducts). 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

TRÜ - Take Over - 1998

 12" - 1998 - FICO 

I found this wax a few months ago in Paris. I already knew this track entitled "Take Over" released by TRÜ but I realized that I had never bought this 12" when it came out in 1998. 

TRÜ was an emcee from Jamaica, Queens but he was also one of the main producers working for the record label named FICO, along with his production partner TiltFICO stands for First International Choice Operation, a record label based in Jamaica Ave, Woodhaven NY and managed by Pierre Emmanuel Louis a.k.a Supreme. 

The most interesting track of the record is "Take Over" produced by Tilt on the B-Side. TRÜ produced the other track on the A-side titled "New Love" but it's not really my kind of shit to be honest. B-side wins again like we usually say !! 

Glad2Mecha - Hidden Truths (Pandamonium Take 2 Remix)


DJ Pandamonium delivers a second remix version of Glad2mecha's unreleased joint "Hidden Truths".

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mix : DJ Skeli - Hidden Indie Rap Gemz Pt.1

DJ Skeli is back with a brand new selection of Indie Rap Gemz from the 90s. The tracklist consists of joints released by groups like True Form, The Hoodz, D.I.C.E., L-Nation, Bros. Grimm, Crime Unit, The Crash Crew, Microphone Terrorists... just to name a few. Enjoy the Mix !

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Rushed Rat Records - Bad Weather 7" - 2022


7" - 2022 - Rushed Rat Records  

Rushed Rat Records deliver a brand new 45s entitled "Bad Weather" produced by Ratty the Sly and which features Glad2mecha, Alecs Delarge and Tomppa Coates.

50 copies only...


Video : Different Breed 860 - Reflektionz - 2022


Different Breed 860 (Da God Wes and GovMag) from Connecticut drop the video of their latest single "Reflektionz" produced by Dead Poetz Society (with Cuts by Tone Spliff).

DJ Seiji - Strictly Boom Bap Vol. 01 - 2017


Mixed CD - 2017 - Not On Label   

DJ Seiji - Intro

QNC - Duo Dynamic

Pharoahe Monch - Get Down

Marco Polo feat Das EFX - BK 2 NJ

Substance Abuse & KRS One - Rear View

The Purist feat Roc Marciano - By The Book

The Regiment & Confidence - Yours And Mine

Marco Polo feat Roc Marciano - Lay It Down

J-Live - Pronounced Spitta

Evidence - You

Kut Masta Kurt / Motion Man & Retrogott - The Rhyme Imperial

Apathy feat Celph Titled - Stop What Ya Doin

La Coka Nostra - Mind Your Business

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - Shake The Room

Ralph Dog - Go 4 Broke

Ill Bill - World Premier

Metro / Percee P & DJ Haem - Get Down

Torae - For The Record

Prop Dylan feat DJ Premier - Shock & Amaze

Masta Ace - Leak It Out

Der E1ne - Ohne Ums

Unknown Artist - DIt's Just Begun

The Legion - For You

Soulkast feat DJ Premier - Premier Salve

Marco Polo  feat Masta Ace - Nostalgia

DJ Nu-Mark feat Bumpy Knuckles - Dumpin' Em All

Video : Raz Fresco & Dibia$e - Comic Con - 2022


Raz Fresco & Dibia$e are back with the video of the 3rd single taken from their collaborative album "Secret Wars".

Friday, March 11, 2022

Da F.E.N.C.E. Men ‎- Head To Head / Massacre - 1998


12" - 1998 - Dark Records 

Here is the debut 12" released by Da F.E.N.C.E Men on Dark Records in 1998. Da F.E.N.C.E Men was a Boston-based group consisting of 3 members named A-Sharp, Mr. Mattox and Big F.E.N.C.E. 

Mr Mattox : " The Members of the group were A-Sharp, Mr. Mattox … behind the production of Big F.E.N.C.E, who believed in us. Also shouts to T-BugOut who inspired us in the writing process.
F.E.N.C.E. stands for Far East Niggaz Collecting Endz, this title was because Boston, Ma is more Far East than New York and that's where Hip-Hop was stationed at that point. "

The wax is composed of the tracks "Action" (Clean/Dirty & Instrumental), "Head To Head" (Clean & Instrumental) and "Massacre" (Clean & Instrumental) featuring Krumb Snatcha and DJ Madsol-Desar on the cuts. All the tracks were produced by Dialek (Knightz.Of.Muzik) who also managed Dark Records with Madsol-Desar. 

Mr Mattox : "We grew up with Dialek… who became our main producer at the time. Krumbsnatcha was the homey… and Dialek did production for him so we linked up on a few diff records recorded at the infamous D&D studios in New York !!"

Madsol-Desar - Krumbsnatcha & Dialek at D&D Studios - 1996 - Photo courtesy of Krumbsnatcha

As for me, the best tracks of the record are "Massacre" and "Head To Head". "Head To Head" contains a sample of the song "Star Children" released in 1978 and performed by the Mighty Ryeders. If you like to dig into samples, you should grab this album !

It is definitely the 12" from Da F.E.N.C.E Men to own in his hip-hop records collection. If you're looking for more material from this crew, they also released a few other records after that including a full album in 2004 and an interesting single titled "Mental Scriptures" dropped under the name The Union, a group consisting of D.Auguste, Laster & Da F.E.N.C.E. Men.

Justo The Mc & Remulak - Knockturnal - 2022

LP - 2022 - Village Live Records 

Brand new project entitled "Knockturnal" released by the Brooklyn-based emcee Justo and UK producer Remulak, featuring guest appearances from Van Ward, DJ Jazz T, DJ Madhandz, Don Casper & Eddie Skratch.

 Available to pre-order on limited edition Yellow vinyl (100 copies), Black vinyl (200 copies).