Sunday, July 31, 2022

Establishment Presents: The Natural Order Of Things - 1998

The Establishment - circa 1997 - Photo courtesy of Bear One

The Establishment was a crew from Richmond,VA comprised of Bear One, Kleph Dollaz (RIP) of Ill Biskits and a couple of friends. They founded the small indie label called Establishment Records, which released this compilation album entitled "The Natural Order Of Things" exclusively on tape in 1998. I believe the tape was only distributed in Richmond, DC and Fatbeats NYC.

Tape - 1998 - Establishment Records 

This comp features hip-hop groups or solo emcees from Virginia named Rahstar Karizma, Rockski, A Chosen Few, Gee (female MC), K-Sha (female MC), Syntax, Lazarus, Caliko and Triflin' Spot (Duo), with productions handled by Bear One, Kleph Dollaz and Tony L.

 Exclusively for the Blog, here are the snippets ripped from the original cassette by my man SamazOnprime.

No info online about those emcees. All I know is that A Chosen Few was a group formed by Bear One (DJ) and Kleph Dollaz (MC) around 1996 shortly after Ill Biskits (Kleph Dollaz & Deeda) left Atlantic Records. Then Kleph Dollaz started focusing more on beats and they decided to form a production team called The Control Freaks. They produced the track "Legacy" featuring Rahstar Karizma and Kleph Dollaz which features in this compilation album. 

About Rahstar Karizma a.k.a Raheim who passed away in 2014 (Rest In Peace), he had already dropped a debut 12" entitled "Life After Hip-Hop" in 1997 on Khari Entertainement, which included the tracks "Surface" and "Time Flies". This record label was owned and managed by Cam Walker, which also released the first Ill Biskits vinyl record "God Bless Your Life" in 1994. 

If you're looking for more info about Raheim, here is his official Biography : 

"Rahstar Kariz or Rahstar Karizma and formally known as the artist Raheim was born a native of Monticello, NY Rahstar spent much of his youth back and forth between Petersburg, VA and Jersey City, NJ. 

Before graduating from Petersburg High in 1992 young Rah was a local street dancer which later turned into a short term career as a backup dancer for many groups such as Beyond The Ghetto, and IDU (Intelligent Deadly Unique). During these 5 years Rahstar would have performed at many talent shows and venues; The Apollo being one of those venues in which the group won over the heckling crowd and won twice in a row and runner up the 3rd. 

Once returning to Petersburg in 1990 Rahstar began to tap into his true passion of MCing. Shortly after writing his own material the young rapper discovered his talent for producing his own tracks. From there a star was born! 

In 1993 Rahstar had dealings with a local radio host Cameron Walker who aspired to own his own record label, Khari Entertainment, which would later sign and produce artists such as Triflin Spot, Ill Biskits, Original Gods, and “Raheim.” In the years prior who was known as Rahstar Karizma was changed to Raheim based on an executive decision by Walker. With this name a P&D contract was made with Atlantic Records who would soon distribute Raheim’s first vinyl record entitled Life After Hip Hop which featured songs such as Life After Hip Hop, Surface, and Time Flies ft. Triflin Spot. However, due to failed negotiations and creative differences between Rahstar and Khari Entertainment the artist was dropped and a completed album was never finished."  

All the "Natural Order Of Things" album is mad dope and definitely needs a proper reissue !! I hope Bear One will work on it one day, fingers crossed ...

RIP Raheim, Kleph Dollaz & Syntax
Mad Props to SamazOnprime. 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Represent 12" Reviews / Album Reviews - 1995


From Represent Magazine #07 - April / May 1995

Mix : S4BZ Presents Mushroom Jazz Vibes


S4BZ presents this Mix inspired by Mark Farinas "Mushroom Jazz" mixtape series. His selection includes joints from Jam Dot, The Beatnuts, Thrust, Frankenstein, Derrick Rebel, Da Funk... and many more...

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Earthquake - 9.9 Richter Scale LP - 2022

LP - 2022 - Taha Records  

Taha Records are back with the debut Earthquake's album "9.9 Richter Scale" originally dropped on CD & Tape format in 1994 on Greymont Records and now released for the first time on vinyl. It includes the bonus track "Only For The Wicked (Remix)". 

A1 - Skit

A2 - Q

A3 - My Business

A4 - Unfadable

A6 - Go And Gettcha Gat

B1 - Only For The Wicked

B2 - Fear Itself

B3 - Watcha Step

B4 - Suspect

B5 - Unfadable (Remix)

B6 - Only For The Wicked (Remix)


Pre-Order : Taha Records (coming soon) / HHE / Juno 

Shipping Date : August 5th, 2022

New Joint : King Magnetic - Respect The Name - 2022


Brand new single dropped by the Allentown-based MC King Magnetic and producer/DJ Tone Spliff. 

Video : YoungLordz - In the Trenches - 2022

Here is the video for the single "In The Trenches" dropped by The YoungLordz (J.Dot & KnowledgeMedina). The track is produced by Rei Elem. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

New Joint : 360 Physicals - SUMMERTIME - 2022


UK group 360 Physicals (Killa Kela, Cristo Cannes, Jonny Virgo, Koaste and producer Kong The Artisan) newly reformed to drop the single "Sunshine" on Noel & Poland Records. Digital artwork by Mr Krum. 

Mood - Doom 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - 2022


3xLP - 2022 - 90s Tapes / HHV

"Doom" marked the 1997 album debut by Mood, a legendary trio out of Cinicinnati, Ohio, consisting of rappers Main Flow and Donte as well as producer Jahson. The album features early productions by Hi-Tek and guest appearances by Talib Kweli. Next to cuts like "Karma" or "Secrets Of The Sand" our version includes the early classics "Verbal Stampede" plus the remix as well as "Hustle On The Side". - courtesy of 90s Tapes

The 25th anniversary deluxe edition is available in a limited run on Black Gatefold 3LP (500 copies), on CD (Digipak & Jewel Case - 150 copies each) and on cassette (100 copies).

DJ Premier - Hip Hop 50 Vol. 1 (MiLKCRATE Remix)


Video : Rhook Beats x Es - Shine - 2022


Video for the joint "Shine" produced by Rhook Beats from Trinidad & Tobago and featuring the Canadian emcee Es, taken from the project "Rhook Tapes Vol. 1". 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Interview : Nine in Represent - 1995


From Represent Magazine - April / May 1995 

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - December 14th 1995 - WKCR


Here is the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show aired on December 14th 1995 on WKCR. The guests that night were Camp Lo and Greg Nice. 

Company Flow – 8 Steps to Perfection

The Fugees – Fu-gee-la

Mic Geronimo – Train of Thought

La the Darkman – I Want It All

The Cenobites – Lex Luger

Redman – Funkorama

Cypress Hill ft. Redman & Erick Sermon – Throw Your Set in the Air Remix

Talk Break 

Sadat X – Straight East Coast

Powerule – Rock Ya Knot Quick

M.O.P. – Raise Hell

Camp Lo – Coolie High

Talk Break

Camp Lo – ’95 Stretch & Bobbito Interview & Freestyle

Group Home – Da Realness

Money Boss Players – Killed in the Crap Game

Das EFX – Microphone Master Remix ft. Mobb Deep

Big Noyd – Recognize and Realize

AZ – Uncut Raw

Group Home – Inna City Life

Greg Nice – Set It Off

Greg Nice – ’95 Stretch & Bobbito Interview & Freestyle

More shows in the S&B Archives !

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 29th 1995 - WKCR


Here is the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show aired on June 29th 1995 on WKCR with a few interesting demos played by Bobbito.

The U.M.C’s - Pleasure In The Dark

Parallax - WKCR Promo

Ahmad Feat Ras Kass & Saafir - Come Widdit

Company Flow - Bad Touch Example

EPMD - Brothers From Brentwood L.I.

Public Enemy - B Side Wins Again (Original version)

Gee Rock & The CND Coalition - Tha Concept Might Break You

Lord Finesse & Dj Mike Smooth Feat A.G - Back To Back Rhyming

Pumpkinhead & Poops - Flushed Demo

Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

K-Solo - The Formula

Chill Rob G - Ride The Rhythm

Percee P feat. D-Nique - Let The Homocides Begin

Mudbones - Hooker Named Janet Demo

3rd Bass - Product Of The Environment Remix 

Cold Crush Brothers Live 

Talk Break

Juggaknots - Loosifa Demo

Sir Menelik feat. Kool Keith - So Intelligent Demo

Sir Menelik feat Kool Keith - Next Phase Demo

Tony Bones & Prince Po - Come Upstairs Demo

Juggaknots - Epiphany Demo

Talk Break

Organized Konfusion - International Arrival Demo

Arsonists - The Session Demo

O.C. - Stay Alive Demo

Talk Break

I.G. Off & Hazadous - Demo

Talk Break

Kool G Rap Live

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Bad To The Bone

The Brand New Heavies feat Kool G Rap - Death Threat

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Street Of New York

Kool G Rap Freestyle 

Talk Break

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road To The Riches

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Men At Work

Kool G Rap & Dj Polo - Talk Like Sex 

Talk Break 

More shows in the S&B Archives !

DJ Seiji Mix DVD - Visualibrary Vol.1


Radio Show : The Wreck - July 7th & June 30th 2022


DJ Jason D & Trav G host "The Wreck" every Thursday from 7-9pm (Mountain) on 89.9 KRBX / 93.5 Downtown and streaming at live from Boise, ID. Here are the latest episodes aired on July 7th and on June 30th 2022

1. DJ Jason D - The Wreck Show Intro

2. OC From NC x DJ Flash - Simon Biles

3. Stallone & Weathers (Precyce Politix x K-Hill) - Walk Again

4. Ill Bill - Once Upon A Time In Canarsie feat Lord Goat

5. Mardoch x Costa - Blow The Spot feat The Artifacts & DJ Kamo

6. El Gant - Pageants feat Ras Kass

7. Ras Beats + Prestigious - 40

8. J. Depina - Piano Slugs (INST)

9. Wrecking Crew - Behemoth feat Casual

10. DJ Ronsha - For Paris With Love feat Mike Titan & A7MC

11. Joey Bada$$ - Where I Belong

12. Asaru - Top Tier

13. The Alchemist - Rubber Bands & Weight (INST)

14. Harbor Kidz - Rep feat Supreme Cerebral

15. Zaza God - Stop Sign feat Whispers & Pyrotraxx

16. Chase Fetti & Osbe Chill - Hold You Down

17. Empuls x Krohme - Audition @thegate 

18. Josiah The Gift - El Dorado prod SB11

19. J. Depina - Weightless (INST)

20. Lo Gun x Farma Beats - Shooters From The Future

21. Destruct - Sharpshooters feat Moka Only & DJ Sole

22. ReadyRockDee - Mamba Out

23. Pete Rock - Soul Food (INST)

24. Zagnif Nori x Tone Spliff - No Further Discussion feat Kool Taj The Gr8

25. Zagnif Nori x Tone Spliff - Assassins Tier

26. Zagnif Nori x Tone Spliff - Cold Blood Flow

27. J57 - Futuristic Boom Bap (INST)

28. The Bad Seed - Complex Napoleon

29. The Bad Seed - Bill And Fame

30. The Bad Seed - Feb 6

31. Tony Moxberg - In The Trenches feat OT The Real & Ness

32. C-Lance - Bring The Terror feat Blaq Poet, Reef The Lost Cauze, & DJ Eclipse

33. Lord Willin & Redd Rebel - Beware Of The Dark Side feat Esoteric

34. Trillmatic x Conway - Marathon feat Benny The Butcher & Flee Lord

35. Rob Gonzales & DJ Proof - For You

36. TooBusy & Recognize Ali - The Nicest

37. Brizz Rawsteen - Blake Griffin

38. DJ Skizz - Acapulco Gold (INST)

1. DJ Jason D - The Wreck Show Intro
2. El Gant - Pageants feat Ras Kass
3. The 6th Letter - Hands feat Daniel Son
4. Lord Willin & Redd Rebel - Beware Of The Dark Side feat Esoteric
5. Zagnif Nori x Tone Spliff - Cold Blood Flow
6. Black Sheep Dres x Stu Bangas - Hate
7. J. Depina - Weightless (INST)
8. Harbor Kidz (Jamil Honesty x Squeegie O) - Rep feat Supreme Cerebral
9. Daniel Son - Salutations Remix
10. Asaru - Top Tier
11. Conway x Big Ghost Ltd - Why You Ain’t Move On Me?
12. Menace The DJ - School Supplies
13. Agallah Don Bishop - The Gre8’s feat Grea8Gawd
14. The Alchemist - Rubber Bands & Weight (INST)
15. Tony Moxberg - In The Trenches feat OT The Real & Nems
16. Mic Bles - By Any Means feat Riff Raff McGriff & DJ Romes
17. TooBusy & Recognize Ali - The Nicest
18. Rob Gonzales & DJ Proof - For You
19. Ras Beats x Prestigious - 40
20. Rome Streetz x Royalz - Wise Guys feat Eto
21. Da U.A. - Shakedown prod D.R.U.G.S. Beats
22. Pete Rock - Soul Food (INST)
23. ThisIsHipHopp - Time After Time feat Ren Thomas & Clubber Laing
24. Memphis Reigns & QM - Study My Style
25. Wrecking Crew - Behemoth feat Casual
26. J. Depina - Hide (INST)
27. Chase Fetti & Osbe Chill - Sooner Or Later
28. Chase Fetti & Osbe Chill - Mandatory Respect
29. Chase Fetti & Osbe Chill - Hold You Down
30. J. Depina - 84 (INST)
31. Empuls x Krohme - Rank ’n’ File feat Sage Infinite & Jeck Da General
32. Empuls x Krohme - Bishop’s Hug
33. Empuls x Krohme - Audition @thegate
34. C-Lance - Leap Of Faith feat Evidence & Big Twins cuts DJ Eclipse
35. Josiah The Gift - El Dorado
36. DJ Muggs - Metropolis feat Method Man & Slick Rick
37. Harbor Kidz (Jamil Honesty x Squeegie O) - Heal feat Josiah The Gift
38. XP The Marxman - Kuyas feat Big Twins & DJ Rhettmatic
39. Boldy James x Real Bad Man - Water Under The Bridge
40. C. Shreve The Professor & D.R.U.G.S. Beats - Johnny Utah
41. The Audible Doctor - Sunday Morning (INST)

Friday, July 15, 2022

Artifacts - Jersey Endurance 7" - 2022

7" - 2022 - F5 Records  

Brand new Artifacts 's track entitled "Jersey Endurance" released on 7″ by F5 Records. The joint is produced by DJ Crucial and  a remix version produced by Kenaustis Smith features on the B-side.

250 copies only...


Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother 30th Anniversary Mix (DJ Filthy Rich)


Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's LP "Mecca & the Soul Brother" turned 30 recently, so DJ Filthy Rich decided to cook a brand new mixtape dedicated to this classic album and including OG Samples, Remixes & Blends. Enjoy !

Emapea - Random Beats LP - 2022


LP - 2022 - Emapea 

The Polish Beatmaker Emapea is back his instrumental project entitled "Random Beats" originally released digitally earlier this year and now available for the first time on wax (Remastered Edition).

Available on Transparent Crystal Vinyl (200 copies), Transparent Orange Vinyl (300 copies) and Test Pressing (8 copies)

Order your copy Here or Here

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Kaotic Disciples Of Da Poet Meets Seeds Of Labor


If you are fan of Seeds of Labor (Justveri, Mystic the Bushman & DJ Spin Doc) or Kaotic Disciples of the Poet (BlakMaskingTapeJ.O.B. (RIP) & Premise (RIP)), watch both groups come together for a full feature double album available on all Digital Platforms.

Video : McGyver - This Is Not A Test - 2022


The Madmatic McGyver drops the video of his 3rd single entitled "This Is Not A Test" produced by legendary K-Def, off his latest album "Camillionizm" (vinyl / 200 copies only) featuring Craig G, Large Professor, Neek the Exotic... and more. 

Video : DJ MUGGS - Street Made ft. Scarface & Freddie Gibbs - 2022

Visual for the latest DJ Muggs's single "Street Made" featuring Scarface and Freddie Gibbs is now available. The track is taken from the album "Soul Assassins 3"and the video is directed by DJ Muggs and David Sakolsky.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 15th 1995 - WKCR


Here is the episode of the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show aired on June 15th 1995 on WKCR. The guests from that night were AZ, Special Ed and Powerule.

Mobb Deep – The Start of Your Ending

Finsta Bundy – Bomb Shit

Method Man – The Riddler

KRS-One – Ah Yeah (Remix)

Mobb Deep – Temperature's Risin'

AZ – Rather Unique

Grand Puba – Little of This

L Swift – How It's Goin' Down

Mic Geronimo – Masta I.C. 

Heltah Skeltah – Let the Madness Begin

Rakim – I Get Visual

Frankenstein - Frankenstein's Pain Instrumental

Talk Break

Raekwon – Criminology

Mobb Deep – About to Get Hectic

Mad Skillz – Skillz in '95

Inspectah Deck – Let Me At Them

Notorious B.I.G. – Wickedest

Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Player's Anthem

AZ – Sugar Hill

AZ – '95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle

Talk Break

Mobb Deep – Right Back at You

Channel Live - Reprogram

AZ – Your World Don’t Stop

Bushwackass – Caught Up in the Game

Powerule – Rock Ya Knot Quick

Ten Thieves – Black Reign

Talk Break

Special Ed & Killer Team – ’95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle

Talk Break

Special Ed – Freaky Flow

Special Ed – Lyrics

Special Ed – Just a Killer ft. Bounty Killer

Talk Break with Special Ed

Mad Skillz – Extra Abstract Skillz ft. Large Professor & Q-Tip

Crooklyn Dodgers ‘95 – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers

Mobb Deep – Keeping It Real

Talk Break with Powerule

Powerule – Dawn to Dusk

GZA – Labels

Ol' Dirty Bastard – Harlem World

The Roots – Proceed V (Da Beatminerz Remix)

L-Swift – Check Da Style

Common – Resurrection Mix

Talk Break

Powerule & Lord Sear – ’95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle

Phone Calls / Krunchtime

Check the S&B Archives !

Sunday, July 10, 2022

S&B Show : Demos Session + Rampage - Interview & Freestyle - 1994 WKCR


Here is some stuff aired in the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show on March 17, 1994 : An Interview and a freestyle session from Rampage The Last Boy Scout who was there that night for the promo of his debut single "Beware Of The Rampsack", and a demo tapes session played by Bobbito including 3 demos from groups named Funky Righteous, Freestyle Fanatics and Jo-Sue featuring Lord Sear. 

New Joint : Isatta Sheriff & Koralle - Who Am I (eh​-​eh) - 2022



Isatta Sheriff and Koralle team up once again to drop "Who am I (eh-eh)", the first single of the upcoming EP "Eat The Kiwi Skin" by the East London MC and the Bologna-based producer. The EP will be available on Vinyl in autumn and will include collabos with Flying Lotus, Oddisee, Arrested Development and Athletic Progression.