Freitag, 16. März 2018

Beat House / Radio Krimi: BHRK-01 ft. Dragon Fly Empire

Beats House and Radio Krimi Records join venture to present the return of Dragon Fli Empire on 7" vinyl.

Dragon Fli Empire is a duo from Calgary, Canada that was formed in 2002. DFE consists of DJ Cosm and MC Teekay and together with the two French labels they put some jazzy hip-hop on plastic.

The 7" is limited to 300 copies.

A: Hold Down The Fort
B: Right On Time ft. Von Pea

Produced and cuts by Djar One, DJ Cosm & Metazoan


My special thanks goes to Djar One, Beat House, Radio Krimi (Seb) and Dragon Fli Empire. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 15. März 2018

MicSic: MS-1988-4 ft. Mikey D & L.A. Posse (Paul C)

So far no vinyl release announced but still an important release to talk about. For all those who still pay homage to "Paul C" one of the most important hip hop producers in the history of our culture, this cassette tape of "Mikey D & The L.A. Posse" is a must.

"Better Late Than Never: In Memory Of Paul C" is limited to 100 tapes in light blue shell features 14 tracks, entirely produced by the great Paul C (RIP). The tape get released by MicSic Recordings, distribution done by Red Line Music Distribution.

The bonus track "Rocking With The Posse" was recorded live on January 31st, 1987 at USA Roller Rink in Queens NY with Johnnie Quest on the cut, Paul C on the SP12 and MC Lotto beat boxing.

A: Taking No Shorts
A: Go For It
A: The Executioner
A: I Get Rough
A: Bust a Rhyme Mike
A: Party Time
A: My Telephone

B: Comin’ In The House
B: Peep It
B: Dawn
B: Kill That Base
B: Listen To The Base Line
B: Beethoven Scratch
B: Rocking With The Posse (Bonus)


My special thanks goes to Mikey D, The L.A. Posse, Paul C and MicSic. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

F5: ft. Hard 2 Obtain

This is a classic F5 Records repress with two tracks from the Hard 2 Obtain LP "Ism & Blues".

The Long Island hip hop group composed of the MC's Taste, DL and DJ Six Seven released their LP and corresponding 12" singles in 1993-1994 but never on 7" vinyl. This repress comes with nice stickered sleeve.

A: L.I. Groove
B: A Lil Sumthing ft. Artifacts

Produced by SD50 aka Stimulated Dummies


My special thanks goes to F5 and DJ Crucial, Hard 2 Obtain and the Artifacts.

F5 / Red Apples 45: ft. MC Eiht & O.C.

DJ Crucial with F5 Records and Ray West with Red Apples 45 collaborate on this limited split 7" release.

Starting with the A-side we have a track of MC Eiht's track "Live I Choose" in two mixes. The flip-side has two mixes of O.C.'s track “Legacy Flag”. 

This is a small run of black vinyl on 45rpm with hype sticker jacket.

A: Live I Choose (Ray West Remix)
A: Live I Choose (OG Crucial Edit)
B: Legacy Flag (Crucial Remix)
B: Legacy Flag (OG Ray West)

My special thanks goes to Crucial, Ray West, MC Eiht, and O.C. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

F5: ft. Unity Never Fails (Shorty Live)

Before linking up with the Alps Cru in the mid-90s Shorty Live aka Brank Napp recorded some demos with Unity Never Fails (UNF), his crew in his native Brooklyn.

On the ALPS Cru classic “Just Can’t Explain” Shorty name checks his hometown crew in the line, “Droppin’ science, headin’ into 5th gear with my alliance ... The Dime Squad, ALPS, UNF so save your breath.”

F5 Records proudly presents a 7” of new material from UNF housed in jacket with hype sticker. This double-A banger features “Corner House Politics”, produced by Jeff Webb and “The Story of Willie Bosket”, produced by DJ Crucial.

A: Corner House Politics
AA: The Story of Willie Bosket


My special thanks goes to F5 and Shorty Live aka Brank Napp. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. März 2018

HHV: HHV-705 ft Soulbrotha (12 Finger Dan)

"Moment Der Wahrheit" (engl. Moment Of Truth) is the new concept album from the producer duo "Soulbrotha" which consists of "12 Finger Dan" and "B-Base" outta Hamburg, Germany.

To pay homage to the Gang Starr 90's classic "Moment Of Truth", their buddy DJ Premier and the legendary Guru (R.I.P.) Soulbrotha selected 12 tracks and dug for the original samples to flip them differently and so create new beats but of course in the original boom bap style.

On the MIC they got support from a long list of German heavyweight MCees.

My recommendation to the world: despite the language, make sure to grab this sure shot, enjoy the vibe and flip the instrumental skits on side D.

"Moment Der Wahrheit" is limited to 300 copies on traditional black wax!!! Exclusive !!! Expecting many people need doubles you know how fast this will go.


A: Alles Andere Ist Gelogen ft. Sleepwalker
A: Soap Opera ft. Petschino
A:Was Ich Zu Sagen Hab ft. C-Raze
A:Die Essenz ft. David Pe. (Main Concept)
A: Trautes Heim ft. Mr. Chrizze (Funkverteidiger)

B: Bis Du Das Level Erreichst ft. P!jay
B: Die Entschädigung ft. Thor74
B: HH Geradeaus ft. Eljot Quent
B: Primadonna Flowking ft. Meckie Berlinutz
B: Der Frust Ist Kein Nichtschwimmer ft. Johnny Katharsis

C: Die Formel ft. Balance
C: Über Den Wolken ft. MC Sadri
C: Egal Wie Schnell Du Rennst ft. Forty Mc & SMA
C: Moment Der Wahrheit ft. SirPreiss
C: Furzgesicht
D: Alles Andere Ist Gelogen (Instrumental Skit)
D: Soap Opera (Instrumental Skit)
D: Was Ich Zu Sagen Hab (Instrumental Skit)
D: Die Essenz (Instrumental Skit)
D: Trautes Heim (Instrumental Skit)
D: Bis Du Das Level Erreichst (Instrumental Skit)
D: Die Entschädigung (Instrumental Skit)
D: HH Geradeaus (Instrumental Skit)
D: Primadonna Flowking (Instrumental Skit)
D: Der Frust Ist Kein Nichtschwimmer (Instrumental Skit)
D: Die Formel (Instrumental Skit)
D: Über Den Wolken (Instrumental Skit)
D: Egal Wie Schnell Du Rennst (Instrumental Skit)
D: Moment Der Wahrheit (Instrumental Skit)
D: Furzgesicht (Instrumental Skit)

My special thanks goes to Soulbrotha, my broh 12 Finger Dan and HHV. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 6. März 2018

Slice Of Spice: SSR-053.5 ft. Organized Konfusion

For the connoisseurs and fans of Organized Konfusion, Slice Of Spice offers a very limited test press edition of the single "Stress" on 12inch vinyl.

"Stress Test" is available on red or black colored vinyl housed in sleeve with hype sticker - exclusively available for SOS members.

A: Stress (Large Pro Remix)
A: Stress (Remix Instrumental)
B: Why (Vocal)
B: Why (Instrumental)


My special thanks goes to Organized Konfusion, Large Professor and Slice Of Spice. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Slice Of Spice: SSR-26.5 ft. Lord Finesse

As part of the cooperation with Diggin In The Crates and the new 7" series that has started with the recent Showbiz & AG "Soul Clap" release Slice Of Spice offers this Lord Finesse 45 with two classics.

The 7" is a special edition "Promo Only" 2018 European Tour vinyl release offered as SOS member exclusive housed in stickered sleeve.

A: Party Over Here (Remix)
B: Yes You May (Funk Flow Mix) ft. Big L

Produced by Showbiz


My special thanks goes to Finesse, Show and SOS. RIP Big L (still my most favorite MC). All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHDYSFUNK7 ft. Dysfunkshunal Familee

Chopped Herring returns to Bushwick, Brooklyn NY for the release of two Dysfunkshunal Familee tracks where so far only available on the CD edition ... the b-side wins ...

To round-up this 7" the "Extras EP" also contains two of the crews all time classics for those who haven't manged to pick up the OG's yet, which is quite unlikely we talk about many ... (haha)!

The 7" is limited to 350 copies on traditional black wax.

A: New Ruff Flava (Original)
A: Hit N Run
B: God Bless The Child
B: Truth Hurts All Colours

Produced by Crazy DJ Bazarro

My special thanks goes to Dysfunkshunal Familee, Bazarro and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. März 2018

Self-Released: ft. Zoom & Rectape

Zoom and Rectape, two Strasbourg beatmakers present their debut album "Delivery". Living the boom bap era and influenced by modern sounds the duo features a nice guest line-up of MCees like Masta Ace, Edo G or Big Shug - just to name a few.

Being together in their studio, composing beats, connecting with the MCs, shooting video clips in Strasbourg and New York it was all done for this special "Delivery".

The LP is limited to 400 copies, 100 on gold colored wax, 300 on traditional black wax, both with full color gatefold cover.

A: Van Driving Jobs (Intro)
A: Smart Dummies ft. Masta Ace
A: Give Me Mine ft. Big Shug & Marina P
A: Black Is The New Black ft. Illspokinn
A: Arson ft. Shine Sinatra
A: Game Change ft. Shine Sinatra
A: Contract Driver (Interlude)
A: Stay Focused ft. Edo G

B: Tedium ft. M-Dot
B: Future Medication (Interlude)
B: Who's Dizz ft. Dizzy Senze
B: Acceptance ft. Dominique Larue
B: L.A. Delivery (Interlude)
B: The Park ft. Rabbi D
B: Weather ft. Kennedy
B: Unchained (Outro)

My special thanks goes to Zoom, Rectape and all artists involved in this LP. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-039 ft. The Legion

New on Ill Adrenaline Records comes another 7" release of Bronx group "The Legion".  This way we get a first impression and teaser of The Legion's forthcoming album  "Three The Bronx Way".

The limited edition 45 features two tracks and with it comes a video of the b-side track. The trio gets support by MC Droopy Dog who was also featured on "Freestyle Demolition" (Jingle Jungle, 1993).

The opaque red vinyl edition is limited to 100 copies, traditional black wax available.

A: 1980 Something 
B: Heard We Quit ft. Droopy Dog

Order: (US)
Order/Listen: (EU)

My special thanks goes to The Legion and Ill Adrenaline Records. Special shout out to Beneficence. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-046 ft. Kiss The Sky

"Kiss The Sky" is a collective of Melinda Camille, John Robinson, and Pat Van Dyke which first came to fruition in 2012 on the B-Side of the Cotter Records release "Miles & Trane" from John Robinson & PVD.

Recorded in Jersey City off and on over the course of the past few years, these two tracks introduce the world to what's to come from "Kiss The Sky": Funky organic production, intelligent wordplay, and soulful songwriting define the group's sound.

The opaque blue edition is limited to 150 copies, traditional black wax available.

A: Sugar Pie
B: Glory

Order: (US)
Order/Listen: (EU)

My special thanks goes to J. Robinson, PVD, M. Camille and Ill Adrenaline Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-044 ft. Odweeyne

French beatmaker Odweeyne is back with #3 and #4 of his grimey Blacklist series. This time he teams up with Conway The Machine as well as Detroit's Nolan The Ninja.

Hailing from Paris, France, Odweeyne's weapons of choice are classic tools such as the SP1200, S950, E6400 Ultra, and MPC 2000XL. With musical influences ranging from K-Def and Lord Finesse to DJ Muggs and Madlib, Odweeyne's musical outcome is all about creating hard-hitting, dusty, bangers based on dope samples and rare breaks.

After collaboration with Sadat X and AG of DITC on his own indie label So Cracked Lab his Blacklist series continues on Ill Adrenaline Records.

The clear red coloured edition is limited to 200 copies, traditional black wax available.

A: The Blacklist #3 ft. Conway
B: The Blacklist #4 ft. Nolan The Ninja

Produced by Odweeyne

Order: (US)
Order/Listen: (EU)

My special thanks goes to Odweeyne, Conway, Nolan The Ninja and Ill Adrenaline Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-045 ft. Parallax

Parallax is a MC and producer from Winchester, UK. Being an East London native since a teenager he has been immersed and driven to push the art form, focusing on powerful lyrical content and hard-hitting beats with a jazzy and soulful touch.

He did support for artists like Rodney P & Skitz, Skinnyman, Split Prophets, and more but what we have here is "Depth Perception", Parallax's debut EP.

The talented MC explains: "It's been a long time in the making and Depth Perception displays a benchmark for my lyricism, production & engineering..."

Self-released on CD-only in 2014, Ill Adrenaline Records takes care of a proper vinyl release. Stay tuned for Parallax's follow-up full length coming later in 2018.

The coke clear coloured version is limited to 150 copies, traditional black wax available, all housed in sleeve with hype sticker.

A: Never Can Say Goodbye
A: Hip-Hop Philosophy
A: Strength
A: Walking On
A: Rat Race
A: Justice

B: Hip-Hop Philosophy (Instrumental)
B: Strength (Instrumental)
B: Walking On (Instrumental)
B: Rat Race (Instrumental)
B: Justice (Instrumental)

Order: (US)

My special thanks goes to Parallax and Ill Adrenaline Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 1. März 2018

Chopped Herring: CHRAWBR33D1 ft. Raw Breed

Chopped Herring Records with a crazy find in Ice-T's own studio archive. Raw Breed, Ice-T and T.R.Love drop 5 unheard demo tracks off the original reels:

Raw Breed Productions Presents: The Demo Deals with 6 tracks from the era 1992 - 1994.

The EP also includes the b-side of their debut single "Rollin Deep" from 1992.

A:  Streets Of Torture
A: Vandals ft. El-P, D-Cypher, Shafiq Husayn
A: This Is The BX
B: Domination ft. Sudan, Krashman, Ice-T
B: YO YO! ft. Tommy Guns
B: Hard Life

Produced by T.R. Love, Ariel "The Cartel" Caban, Marc Live and Raw Breed

The "Demo Deal" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on gold & blue mixed coloured vinyl, the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.


My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring, Ice-T, Raw Breed, T.R. Love and all others involved in this dope project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 25. Februar 2018

Soundweight: SWR-014 ft. Dface DXA

London producer duo Armed Dukes (DJ Drinks & Wax Harbor) deliver the beat for a collaboration release with Bronx MC Dface DXA to release a dope new 45RPM on Soundweight Records.

A: Every Single Time Pt. 1
B: Every Single Time Pt. 2

Order: (US)
Order: (EU)

My special thanks goes to Kista at Soundweight Dface DXA and Armed Dukes. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 24. Februar 2018

Dope Folks: DF-0089 ft. Sim-E & Adum7

This Dope Folks release is another split EP featuring Sim-E from the Lastrawze fame on one side and Adum7 aka MeccaGodZilla on the flip side entitled "The Strong Island Monsters EP".

Sim-E previously released 3 tracks with Dope Folks on "Killed By Def Vol. 3" in 2014. 
Adum7 is an MCee, producer and entrepreneur who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, NY. As MeccaGodZilla he helped to produce the music for NIKE's "Air Troupe" sneaker battle website and collaborated with Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill. In 2005 and 2014 he released to albums on CD.

A: Cry ft. Rock (Heltah Skeltah), Torae, Tenacity
A: Alright Remix ft. Sean Price
A: Cries Reprise ft. Quelle Chris, Denmark Vessey
A: Crying Remix

B: Re-Animation ft. Sim-E
B: Beast Wars ft. Rodan
B: Bring It Back Remix ft. Sim-E, Majesty
B: Bang3 ft. Sim-E, Rodan, Sean Price

Order: (now)

My special thanks goes to Sim-E, Adum7 and Dope Folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dope Folks: DF-0088 ft. D-Smooth

D-Smooth from Rhode Island released two 12"'s in the years '88 and '90. The debut release with 1 track featuring TRS came on Bum Rush Records and is a rare find fetching prices around 100 bucks.

The 2nd came even with picture sleeve on Smooth City Records and is a super rare find that changed hands for prices 4 digits high.

From his vaults Dope Folks Records re-releases those rare cuts along with some previous unreleased tracks. The EP is limited to 300 copies, 50 copies on colored vinyl.

A: Droppin Smooth Lyrics
A: Dope On Wax
A: Don't Sleep On This ft. Braz-Dope
A: Taken Total Control
B: One Step From Death ft. Stezo
B: On The Real
B: 4 The Hardway ft. Mastermind, Cousin Jonah, Ed O.G.
B: Mo Bounce


My special thanks goes to D-Smooth and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Tuff Kong: TKR-012 ft. Guilty Simpson

The two producers Cuns and Sine One collaborate with Guilty Simpson for the new Tuff Kong 7" single release.

On his endless journey working on the perfect beat Cuns join-forces with Roman producer Sine One and Detroit MCee Guilty Simpson.

This limited edition piece of vinyl will be released in April along with the single "Tommy DeVito's Breakfast". Its available on traditional black wax or super limited red, yellow mixed colored wax housed in picture sleeve.

A: CO-OP ft. Meyhem Lauren and Starvin B
B: Revenge ft. Maffew Ragazino


My special thanks goes to Tuff Kong, Cuns, Sine One, Guilty Simpson, Meyhem Lauren, Starvin B and Maffew Ragazino. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Baby Steps Hip Hop: BSHH-009 ft. Pseudo Slang

Along with the release of "Hardscrabble", the upcoming LP of Chicago's hip-hop duo Pseudo Slang it's that perfect opportunity to introduce the Emcee Sick and DJ Form to the followers of Stitch By Stitch.

Fat Beats released their album in vinyl debut "We'll Keep Looking" in 2009.

In 2011 the duo released a single with two tracks "Feelin / Cyclical" on limited edition green 7" vinyl followed by a 12" edition featuring 3 tracks incl. the 7" b-side as lead track.

In 2014 along with a European tour they collaborated with ThinkLoud Records in Leipzig, Germany to release the more obscure 7" single "Cool Letter Man / Debt & Danger".


The new album contains 10 tracks and comes with full color picture sleeve as limited edition of 250 copies. The release date is scheduled for May/June.

A: Minor Fly Intro
A: Feel Me Remix
A: Any Other Place
A: Dark Gracious
A: BBQ & A Flic
B: Aloe In The Hallways
B: Butterlude
B: Estetiks
B: Just Talk
B: Tomorroutro


My special thanks goes to Pseudo Slang. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 18. Februar 2018

Médiapop: MPR-017 ft. Napoleon Da Legend

Almost in parallel to the release of Napoleon Da Legend's LP on Chopped Herring Records the native French MCee released an EP in
cooperation with DJ Scribe: "Brooklyn In Mulhouse".

The EP consists of 3 tracks in different versions. That OG version of "Slash" is taken from the Dysfunkshunal Familee CD album "A Breath Of Fresh Air", produced by Crazy DJ Bazarro.

This is a very solid EP, for a very customer friendly price and comes with full color picture sleeve.

A: BKLYN (Instrumental)
A: BKLYN (Remix)
A: Slash

B: Fearless ft. Lexy
B: Fearless (Instrumental)
B: Fearless (Remix)
B: Slash (Remix)

Produced by DJ Scribe, Crazy DJ Bazarro
Remixes by DJ Blotch, DJ LBR and Jimmy Jay

My special thanks goes to Napoleon Da Legend, DJ Scribe and all producers and featured artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 16. Februar 2018

Redefinition: RDF-131 ft. Flex Mathews & Damu The Fudgemunk

Damu The Fudgemunk's latest collaboration is with longtime friend, Flex Mathews. Before dropping their album "Vibrations & Dreams" in the coming months, the duo releases 2 cuts with specially arranged instrumentals.

Some may remember Flex Mathews from the Damu produced cult classics, The Handsome Grandson EP (self released) and Live From Wonka Beats (Redef).

"Burners" features California rap pillar, Blu of Blu & Exile fame and Boston's Insight (Y Society).

A: Burners ft. Blu & Insight
A: The Answer Is Yes
B: Burners (Instrumental)
B: The Answer Is Yes (Instrumental)


My special thanks goes to Damu, Flex, Blu, Insight and Redef. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Back2DaSource: 126-206B2DS ft. Narcotik

Tizzy T and C-Note aka The Notework are "Narcotik". The Seattle duo released their debut album "Intro To The Central" in 1995 but the few vinyl and tape formats are almost impossible to find.

Back2DaSource Records re-releases the album that is dedicated to Taj aka Tizzy T who lost his life in a house fire in 2011. RIP

The album was entirely produced by Seattle based MC, DJ and beat maker Vitamin D and DJ Topspin. Grab a CD version with 11 tracks or the 8 track strong vinyl version.

A: All The Time
A: Intro To The Central
A: Game Of Checkers
A: Crushin' Crooz

B: All Up In Mix
B: Chips To A Cell
B: Literally Sauced
B: Urlin' The Morning

Order: (sold out)
Order: (retailer)

My special thanks goes to Narcotik, Vitamin D, DJ Topspin and Back2DaSource. RIP Tizzy T. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

45Live: 45L7005 ft. M-Tri & DJ Leecy T

"According to The Village Voice, M-TRI & DJ Leecy T have the ‘energy and style that’s made them mainstays of the New York underground.’ The Source magazine has named DJ Leecy T, one of ‘10 Female Hip Hop DJs Keeping The Culture Alive.’ M-TRI & DJ Leecy T are breaking down the walls of obscurity with their fresh boom bap sound and distinct style of hip-hop." [source]

M-Tri is an MC, producer and DJ crafting acrobatic rhymes filled with clever subject matter, wordplay, punchlines and metaphors over a vicious flow. Leecy T won the award for "Best New DJ" at the 2009 Rapathon.

Together they digitally released their boom-bap hip-hop album "Monday Morning Music" in 2015. When the guys from 45Live heard "She’s The DJ, He’s The MC" they decided that music this good has to be pressed on vinyl and so they took two tracks for this 45RPM.

A: She's The DJ, He's The MC
B: Trading Places

Limited edition of 200 copies, just a handful left at the 45Live store.


My special thanks goes to M-Tri, DJ Leecy T and 45Live Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Jalapeno: JAL-265 ft. Allergies & Andy Cooper

Reinforced collaboration of Bristol, UK producer team The Allergies with speed rappin' MCee Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling).

Get your hands on Mr. Cooper’s vocal gymnastics on the old school funk remix of "Blast Off" and the lead track "Rock Rock".

A: Rock Rock ft. Andy Cooper
B: Blast Off Remix ft. Andy Cooper

Produced by The Allergies

For more releases check the previous post about Jalapeno Records. 

My special thanks goes to The Allergies and Andy Cooper. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.