Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Hades - The Face Of A New Revolution - 1997

12" - 1997 - Millenium 2000 

"The Face Of A New Revolution" is a very rare record released in 1997 by the Florida-based MC named HADES (pronounced "HAYDS"). I don't have much info about him except that his real name is Vic Moreno. He was a dude from South Dade, Miami and wasn't affiliated with any groups as far as I know. He had a partner named Black Mexico, an aspiring producer who was tight with him and who also features on the 12".

The EP consists of 4 tracks entitled "Unstable Positions", "Krazy World", "Superstar" and "Dice Of Life". The productions were handled by DJ Slice, except "Superstar" which was produced by Black Mexico and which is, I have to say, the weakest track of the record... 

About DJ Slice, he was part of a group formed in the late 90s called The Mic-Row-Phonists, comprised of DJ Slice, J-Pure & Draz. He is also known for his productions for artists like Society and Mother Superia. The connection between Hades and him happened when he was a staff engineer at Ocean Drive Recording Studios on South Beach. Hades and his peeps came in to book studio time. After he found that DJ Slice was the producer for "Yes 'N Deed", he wanted beats from him and also to record there...

By the way... about Millenium 2000, it was a small indie record label managed by Hades's brother Mario. That's all I know ! Peace 

Mix : S4BZ - Rough Mix


Serch4beatz is back with a new indie hip-hop vinyl selection... including joints from Brass Tacks, Lil' Joon, Natural Resource, Mathematik, Stezo, Da Great Deity Dah...just to name a few. 

Monday, May 29, 2023



Scans courtesy of Frederic Thecle 

Dookie Bros - Manure Music Vol. 1 - 2023


Canadian emcees Franchise & Shy The BeatYoda drop their new project "Manure Music Vol.1". It's a 6-Track EP fully produced by Shy The BeatYoda.

Kid Abstrakt & Leo Low Pass - Still Dreaming - 2023


LP - 2023 - Melting Pot Music 

LA-based emcee Kid Abstrakt teams up with Producer Leo Low Pass from Amsterdam, Netherlands to drop the jazzy boom-bap project entitled "Still Dreaming". Feature artists include Vsteeze, Tab One, Kamau, Awon, Phoniks, Rain Bisou and Hvmble.

The album is available on Vinyl with the help of the German Record Label Melting Pot Music. 


Bachir & Slurg Present SL 1200 - Homeliss Derilex

Here is the latest episode of SL 1200, a French hip-hop podcast hosted by Bachir & SLurg. This episode is dedicated to the group Homeliss Derilex from the Bay Area (Milpitas,Ca). Enjoy !

Saturday, May 27, 2023

90‘s Tapes Radio Show #009 - with The ALPS Cru


"Welcome to our 9th episode! This time with the Alps Cru. Founded in 1992 during the golden era of Hip Hop, the trio from St. Louis, Missouri, consists of Shorty Live, P Da Wicked and DJ Alejan. In the mid-90's the crew recorded and self-released a few 12" titles full of quality that still keep diggers worldwide being on the lookout.

This episode includes underground and classic material from Boot Camp Click, Dj Krush, CL Smooth, MF Grimm, 2 Face, 8 Track the Hermit, Hi-Tech, The B.U.M.S., Vaughn Smith, Funky Fresh Few, Afu-Ra, Souls Of Mischief, Grav, Urban Thermo Dynamics, Supernatural, Prose & Concepts, Hex, Sons Of Sam, and much more... 60 minutes of pure powerful vibes! PEACE & PLAY LOUD!" - courtesy of 90's Tapes Radio show

Video : Speaker Bullies - Sick & Tired - 2023


Visuals for the second single dropped by Speaker Bullies (Supastition & Praise), taken from their forthcoming album entitled "Art of Disrespect" which is fully produced by Praise. 

Video : Ruste Juxx & Blunted Sloth - Rest In Power - 2023


New Single/Video "Rest In Power" dropped by the Brooklyn-based emcee Ruste Juxx,  which is dedicated to the Family and Friends he lost recently. The production is handled by Blunted Sloth. R.I.P Sean P !

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Main Source - The Science - 2023

LP + 7" - 2023 - P-Vine Records  

 "Formed by Toronto DJ/ producers K.Cut, Sir Scratch, and Brooklyn MC/producer Large Professor, Main Source was one of the seminal groups of the East Coast’s hip-hop scene in 90’s. The original trio’s first and only album Breaking Atoms, was released in 1991 to critical and commercial acclaim, before Large Professor left the group. They recorded a second album, The Science, and even ran ads for it in The Source, before the group’s breakup led to its indefinite shelving. Until now!

P-VINE RECORDS is proud to announce that we’re giving The Science its long deserved official release, almost three decades after it was initially set for release. This gem among gems of 90’s hip-hop, which had never seen so much as a bootleg release, is going to be released on CD(7/5), Analog vinyl (1xLP and 1xLP+7 Inch)(11/15, and cassette tape(7/5).

With tracks such as “Bootleg”, “Raise Up, “Time (Alternate Mix)”, and “Hella Vision”, taken from master tapes owned by the three original members, as well as well-loved classics like “Fakin’ The Funk” and “How My Man Went Down In The Game”, this record is sure to be killer. Large Professor’s flows are as smooth and lyrical as ever, and the sample-heavy beats that the producers lay down are supreme. Trust me when I say, that this is one record you’re not going to want to miss." - courtesy of P-Vine Records 

A1. Time Pt. 2

A2. Interlude one

A3. How My Man Went Down In The Game

A4. Interlude two

A5. Hellavision

A6. Interlude three

A7. Raise Up

A8. Interlude four

B1. Looking At The Front Door [Uncut]

B2. Interlude five

B3. Fakin' The Funk [Unreleased]

B4. Interlude six

B5. Bootlegging

B6. Time

B7. Outro Interlude

B8. Fakin' The Funk [Sound Track Version]


A1. Fakin' The Funk [Unreleased]

B1. Timez

Release Date : November 2023

More info on Get On Down... Stay Tuned !

If you want to grab your copy directly from Japan now, you can pre-order it HERE. The album is also available on CD & Cassette. 

DJ Philly & 210Presents - Trackside Burners Radio Show #484


Here is the latest episode of the Trackside Burners Radio Show (Episode #484) hosted by DJ Philly & 210Presents and aired on the London-based radio ITCH FM
This episode is dedicated to the 90s Golden Era with 2 hours of indie joints... including Hi-Lo, Poets Of Darkness, Hi-Tech, Datbu, Concrete Click, Shadez Ov Blac, Q-Unique... just to name a few.  

Video : RIM X FINN - No Assembly - 2023


New single taken from the collaborative album entitled "M​!​ND STATE" released by the Brooklyn-based emcee RIM and the Canadian producer FINN from Toronto. If you're looking for a physical copy (CD & Tape), cop it Here !

Brass Tacks - Rush Of The Planet - 2023


LP - 2023 - 90's Tapes / HHV 

Originally released in CD format in 1997 by the Toronto-based duo Brass Tacks (Diamond Eye's & Catalog a.k.a Eye's & Cat), the full EP "Rush Of The Planet" is now available on vinyl with the help of 90's Tapes.... grab your copy asap ! 

Available on Black vinyl (500 copies), CD (jewel case - 300 copies) & cassette (100 copies)


Monday, May 22, 2023

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - May 16th 1996 - WKCR


Here is the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show aired on May 16th 1996 on WKCR and uploaded on Mixcloud by Dailey Maddawg 76. This episode was hosted by Bobbito, Lord Sear and DJ Eclipse. Tracklist done by yours truly with a few missing tracks/demos .... feel free to help if you know them !! Peace

Talk Break

Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - Play This Only at Night Instrumental 

Two Kings In A Cipher - Movin' On 'Em

Necro & Cage - WKCR Promo

Juggaknots - I'm Gonna Kill U 

O.C. - Stay Alive 

Aboriginals - Keep It Hot 

DJ Clear feat O.C. & Poops - A Clear Day

Dr Octagon - Dr Octagon

Godfather Don - World Premiere

Blue Black - The Good Life Remix

De La Soul- Itzsowezee

De La Soul- Dinnit

Deep In The Circle - I

Terror Green - 45 Stitchez Demo

The Cenobites - Mc's Out To Murder The World

Finsta Bundy - Where Ya At

Juggaknots - Loosifa

Mr Voodoo - Return Of The 45 (Relax Your Mind)

Juggaknots - The Hunt is On

De La Soul - Stakes is High

Talk Break with Bobbito & Lord Sear

Various Blends - Chill As I Flex

Shyheim feat. Rubbabandz, Smoothe, Trigger & D.V. Alias Khrist - What Makes The World Go Round

Trybal-Men & JAM (Jam Reyel And Khaliyl) - Eye See

Talk Break

Kwest Da Madd Lad - What’s the Reaction Remix Instrumental

Dutchmin - Get Your Swerve On

Wu-Tang Clan - America

Talk Break

Mastermind - Autobiography Of A Bad MC

Sick Lyrical Damager - It's Over

Juggaknots - Epiphany

Real Live- Real Live Shit Remix

Arsonists - The Session Instrumental

Jerky Boyz Phone Skit

Arsonists - The Session

Sic Sense - Positional Bypass

Heather B ft. MOP- My Kinda Nigga

Smoothe Da Hustler - Hustler's Theme Remix

Large Professor- Ijuswannachill

Heltah Skeltah- Operation Lockdown

Al' Tariq - Spectacular

Money Boss Players - Games

The Rhyme Inspector Percee P - Nowhere Near Simple

Rawcotiks - Hardcore Hip-Hop

Kukoo Da Bag-A-Bonez - Real Kukoo

Kool G Rap - Fast Life ft Nas (Norfside Remix)

Talk Break

2Face - NYC 

Big Kwam - I Don't Give a Whut ft. A-Butta & L-Swift

Rasheed feat Mr Eon - The Life I Live

Duo Die - Ghetto Games: The 1st Annual Niggalympics (thanks Verge)

Hi Tech - Book Of Life

The Cenobites feat Bobbito - Kick a Dope Verse

Ras Kass - Miami Life

Chino XL - Freestyle Rhymes

3:40:15 - ???

Hyenas in the Desert - Concubinez

Xzibit - Paparazzi

Kool Keith - Keep It Real Represent

Lord Finesse feat O.C - O’Lord

3:51:00 - ??? Eclipse Unit 96 Demo ???

Non Phixion - No Tomorrow 

Talk Break

Phone Calls

Check the Stretch&Bobbito Archives for more shows !

Sunday, May 21, 2023

M.B Network (Mindless Brothers) - The Lost Demos EP

One of the latest episode of No Tv Raps Radio Show recently aired on Radio FSK, Hamburg (Germany) played this M.B Network 's track "C.O.N.N.E.R.Y." and it reminded me this Lost Demos EP, remastered from a demo tape and released by Blunted Astronaut Records in 2012.

Connery & Cillo - Promo Photo courtesy of Sean Conn

M.B Network a.k.a Mindless Brothers was a Queens-based duo which was comprised of 2 MCs named Connery and Cillo. Between 1995 and 1996, they recorded some demos which have been buried for years until Blunted Astronaut Records gave them a proper vinyl release. All the Demos were produced by DJ Doom from Brooklyn, NY, the same DJ Doom who released an album with Napoleon Da Legend on Chopped Herring Records in 2018, or who dropped a few records on Blunted Astronaut Records including the excellent "Deep Breath / Passive Aggression" with the late Blacastan (RIP) and O.C. 

Photo courtesy of DJ Doom

The Lost Demos EP is composed of 11 tracks including 3 skits. The EP features Geoffrey Domma, Kat Daddy and the legendary female emcee Marquee who, I'm sure you will remember, featured on Lord Finesse's classic track "Speak Ya Peace" with Diamond D and A.G. in 1995.

- Connery, when did you start as an emcee exactly ?


Sean Connery : "I started writing at 16 years old. That’s when my emcee journey began."

- Where does your name Connery come from ?

Sean Connery : "The name was giving to me by a dude named Mathematics since my name was Sean he was like why don’t you call yourself Connery and it just stuck with me till this day."

- Is there a meaning behind it  ?

Sean Connery : "I go by Sean Conn a.k.a Connery and it fits my journey I became Hip Hops Secret Agent and that’s who Sean Connery was 007 a secret Agent."

- What were your hip-hop influences at that time ?

Sean Connery : "Redman was my biggest influence at that time. He made me want to write rhymes. But before that Rakim and L.L. Cool J where emcees that I would listen to all the time."

- Could you tell me how the connection happened between You and Cillo ?

Sean Connery : "I grew up on the same block in Queens as Cillo, knew him since 8 years old."

Cillo & Connery - Promo Photo courtesy of Sean Conn 

- When did you form M.B Network ? 

Sean Connery : "In High School 10th grade me and Kat Daddy used to hang out all the time and even wrote out first raps together and formed Mindless Brothers that is also know as MB Network. Kat Daddy took his focus off rapping at the end of High School and Cillo ended up joining me in the group."

- Could you tell me how the connection happened with DJ Doom ?

Sean Connery : "I met Doom right out of High School, I did a security job that he was working at as well. He saw me writing a rap one day on my break and told me he makes beats and that’s when I started going to Brooklyn to his crib to work on music."

- Where did you all come from exactly ? 

Sean Connery : "Me and Cillo are both from St. Albans Queens (North Side). I grew up 5 blocks from L.L. Cool J and would see him all the time as a kid and was inspired."

- Where does this name "Mindless Brothers" come from ?

Sean Connery : "It’s funny the name came from a old song from Onyx before they got Big with the style we all know them for. Song is called 'Ahhh and we do it like this', they say Mindless Brothers in the verse and my boy Fuzz told be that would be a dope name for a group so I used it."

From left to right : Cillo, Connery, Biggs & Fuzz - Photo courtesy of Sean Conn 

- Could you give me more info about the guests Geoffrey Domma & Kat Daddy featuring on "Make Moves" ?

Sean Connery : "Kat Daddy was my first rap partner and after school we would go to his side of Queens Linden boulevard (Also part of St. Albans Queens around the block from A Tribe Called Quest) and write every day and Geoffrey Domma lived on his block and was also a emcee so we all made it routine to write together and sharpen our skills. After high school when me and Cillo were working on the demo tape I asked if they would hop on a beat Doom did, that had a crew song feel."

- How did the connection happen with Marquee ? 


Sean Connery : "Funny thing is the original Demo-tape did not have 'Death Game' on it. That song was recorded about 2 years later. I met Marquee from a friend of a friend and she was signed to Trackmasters already, she heard the demo and took a liking to me and said I was talented. She kept in contact with me and started inviting me over to write with her and sharpen my pen game. She would also bring me around so many legends including Lord Finesse who was her boyfriend at that time. So just going to his house to write with her was amazing and I met Big L there as well as her taking me to studios with Queen Latifah and so many others. 

DJ Doom had a beat for me and wanted me to get her on it and I did and, years later when he found the old recordings Blunted Astronaut Records had added it to the demo. If you listen to 'Death Game' I was more of a skilled Emcee at that time due to the training I did with the great Marquee and also pointers from Lord Finesse."

- Why did you never release the demos officially in the mid-90s ? what happened ? 

Sean Connery : "We made the demo so we could mail it out to record labels for a deal. Back then it was the way to go if you wanted to be seen and heard you had to get with a major label. We sent it to about 10 labels. And got letters back from a few. 

SoSo Def passed on us and Jive had interest but was not signing acts at that time. To know that is getting so much love so many years later shows it was official. Might be ready to set up a tour if the people want it."

Mad Props to Sean Connery. Check his website here .

School Dayze - Back 2 Class - 2023

CD & K7 - 2023 - PQuest Records 

If you're looking to expand your Lastrawze's record collection, you need to grab this project delivered on PQuest Records by the Miami-based duo School Dayze (Sim-E Auto & B-Dope). The "Back 2 Class" album is available on CD and Tape.

Order : Cassette / CD  

Friday, May 19, 2023

The Other Guys Behind The Beat Skyzoo '100 to One'


The Wicked Takeover Ep #045


Here is the 45th episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on April 14, 2023 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"

Thursday, May 18, 2023

ManIn7heMask aka I9ON - Live From My Porch 7" - 2023

7" - 2023 - Chopped Herring Records  

Chopped Herring Records are back with a brand new 7" dropped by producer/MC ManIn7heMask a.k.a I9ON from Chelsea, MA. The productions are handled by ManIn7heMask and Krohme.

Order : Black Wax (300 copies) / Black Wax & Black Label (50 Copies)