Samstag, 13. Januar 2018

DXA: DXA-009 ft. Icerocks

"Live From The Bunker" is the new LP from Queens producer IceRocks. The vocals are provided by the usual suspects like Meyhem Lauren, DXA, and AG Da Corner  as well as first time collaborators Blabbermouf, PF Cuttin, or DJ M-Tri.

The LP comes on cleawith red & black splatter or clear-bluwith black splatter or traditional black wax housed in picture sleeve. Inside the vinyl sleeve find a comic by artist Sabin Cauldron that illustrates the story of "Live From The Bunker". Sabin’s black and white graphics further adds to the album’s post apocalyptic feel.

Color vinyl copies are very limited!

A: Represent QueensA: Timbs In The Summer
A: 3 Eyes Closed
A: Turn It Up
A: Worldwide Remix
B: Bring It On
B: The Waltz
B: Forever Dignified
B: And I
B: Smoke Signals
B: Worldwide Remix (Instrumental)

Order: www.dxarecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Icerocks, DXA and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Januar 2018

Waxnerds: Waxnerds003.5 ft. Pooky

A group of like minded individuals welded together by a common love for all things vinyl related ... Waxnerds, started by Mark-One in 2014 as an Instagram chat group, dropping 7" release number six.

For the second time (see Waxnerds003) Pooky takes responsibility for another two tracks pressed on this dope 45rpm.

The 7" is limited to 250 copies.

A: Flippin The Disco
B: TUX Redux

Order: www.waxnerds.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Pooky and the whole Waxnerds crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Backatcha: BK-005 ft. Grap Luva & Skye

Originally released on the "Wide Angles" compilation in the late-90's, it was the stand-out cut: 'Touch The Sky' by Mount Vernon's Grap Luva and Barkingside's DJ Skye

The track comes in vocal and instrumental version and was remastered from the original studio tapes. This 45rpm is limited to 200 copies.

A: Touch The Sky
B: Touch The Sky (Instrumental)

Produced by Skye



My special thanks goes to Grap Luva, Skye and Backatcha Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

Soundweight: SWR-015 ft. Mello Soul Black

After their single release and EP collaboration with Jazz Spastiks, Mello Soul Black are back with the EP "Sexamalicious-rambunctification".

Five new tracks plus instrumental version from Dorian James, Clue and The Master GEA - entirely produced by Mike B, some cuts provided by Jabba Tha Kut.

This Soundweight Records release is limited to 300 copies, 100 on purple color vinyl. It comes with a  nice stickered sleeve, watch out ...

A: Onthamic
A: Rhythm Krusaders
A: Deeez Beats
A: Funk Rocks
A: Sexy-Jutsu

B: Onthamic (Instrumental)
B: Rhythm Krusaders (Instrumental)
B: Deeez Beats (Instrumental)
B: Funk Rocks (Instrumental)
B: Sexy-Jutsu (Instrumental)
Produces by Mike B.

Order: www.soundweightrecords.bigcartel.com (now)



My special thanks goes to Mello Soul Black, Kista and Soundweight Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 9. Januar 2018

Chopped Herring: CHBUZ3LP01 ft. Buze Bruvaz

This is Chopped Herring's 5th project with Philly's, Da Buze Bruvaz (consist of Clever One, and Him-LO), and the LP has been remastered by Giallo Point from the original stems.

After the release of EPs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Him-LO solo project from 2013 this is their official debut album and there is

... more to come... !!!

The "Adebisi Hat LP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on red & silver mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A: Revovler ft. Tug McRaw
A: Long Barrel Hitman
A: Rugby
A: Tango And Cash
A: US Embassy ft. Ruste Juxx
A: Sportsmanship ft. B-Bill

B: Kangol Kru
B: Tranzor Z
B: Fire Proof Viking Helmet
B: Clash Of The Titans ft. Solace
B: Special Agent
B. Theme For A Hitman
B: Courtside At Da French Open

Produced by Rocksteady, Giallo Point, Lord Beatjitzu, Claymore, Hamorabi, EDK, Kyo Itachi, Him LO, WIK101 and Ni##a From France



My special thanks goes to Buze Bruvaz, all producers of the LP, Chopped Herring Records and Giallo Point. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 7. Januar 2018

Smoke On: SOR-100x-x ft. Artifacts

El Da Sensei and Tame One formed the legendary duo The Artifacts aka the Brick City Kids and became true legends of the mid 90's hip-hop movement.

With their albums "Between A Rock And The Hard Place" and "That's Them" they released two classics with hit's like "Wrong Side Of The Track", C'mon Wit Da Git Down" or "The Ultimate".

After the millennium both continued with solo album and single releases and appeared on numerous releases with guest features.

Smoke On Records convinced the duo to release music from their archives and re-release some of their classic material - about 4 releases seem to be in the pipeline. The start makes "That's Them - Lost Files 1989 - 1992.

A: TBC
B: TBC

Order: Smoke On Records



My special thanks goes to El Da Sensei, Tame One and Smoke On Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 27. Dezember 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-006 ft. Likwuid & 2 Hungry Bros

German "Origu" label droppin' another 2 track 45RPM featuring NC/ NYC female MCee "Likwuid" & Lower East Side, NY producer duo "2 Hungry Bros". The a-side features Beatminerz / Black Moon own "Evil Dee" (is on the mix, c'mon kick it).

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and comes with "IllFayted" artwork sticker.

A: IllFayted ft. DJ Evil Dee
B: Hold That (Faybles) ft. P.so The Earthtone King & Donwill

Order: www.origu.de




My special thanks goes to Origu Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

D.I.T.C. Studios: DITCS-004 ft. Showbiz

D.I.T.C. Studios in preparation of a double release for early 2018. Along with "A New Dawn" by O.C. the Bronx super-group has a Showbiz producer album up for pre-order entitled "A-Room Therapy".

The album features 12 tracks with production from Showbiz, Dark Keys and Motif Alumni and vocal features from the like of O.C., A.G., A Bless, David Bards, Tashane, Jay Nortey or Majestic Gage.

"A-Room Therapy" is limited to 500 copies with 150 copies coming on red colored vinyl.

A1: Bronx Day ft. Tashane, Majestic Gage
A2: Burn Sumthin' ft. Tashane, A Bless
A3: Citi Of The Godz ft. Show & A.G.
A4: Dead Man Walking ft. O.C.
A5: Do What I Want 2 ft. David Bards
A6: Speak Ya Mind

B1: The Kalief Tail
B2: Love Never Dies
B3: Still Here
B4: The Company
B5: Science
B6: What It'S Really Like

Order: www.ditcent.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes to Showbiz and the whole D.I.T.C. Studios. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

D.I.T.C. Studios: DITCS-003 ft. O.C

Early this year the D.I.T.C. Studios released their first LP under the new label imprint. "Same Moon, Same Sun" was the 1st phase of a series to be released by O.C. and the 2nd phase is up for pre-order for an early 2018 delivery.

"A New Dawn" features 16 more tracks with production by Gwop Sullivan, Showbiz, Dark Keys and Motif Alunni.

The album is limited to 500 copies - 350 on black and 150 on orange vinyl. Full track list to be confirmed.

A1: A New Dawn
A2: Feelin Free
A3: John Wick
A4: 4 Eva
A5: Slow Burn
A6: Sunday Morning
A7: Quick To Jump
A8: Powerful

B1: Interlude
B2: Live Fast, Die Hard
B3: Exhalte
B4: Fair Game
B5: Ignorance Is Bliss
B6: Vibe
B7: Ethics
B8: Give It Up

Order: www.ditcent.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes to O.C. and the whole D.I.T.C. fame. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Peace to Richard at Slice Of Spice Records.

Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2017

Used Wax: ft. SuKaFrE (GIT, Mr. Live)

Staten Island producer, GIT aka Git Beats teams up with Brooklyn veteran Mr. Live to form SuKaFrE, a duo rooted in true school underground hip-hop.

Their first new single, "Can't Take It No More" is also the teaser for the forthcoming LP project comes on Git's own label UsedWax.

This 7" release is is limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl, housed in full color picture sleeve. With your purchase you get free access to the "Get Mad, Turn Green" digital EP.

A: Can't Take It No More
B: Can't Take It No More (Instr.)
B: Can't Take It No More (Acap.)

Produced by Git Beats

Order: www.gitbeats.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to GIT and Mr. Live. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017

Chopped Herring: CHWI5EGUY501 ft. Wiseguys

Originally supposed to be released on Def Jam / Surrender in 1996 the Wiseguys, who consist of members from the legendary Almighty RSO, Made Men and T.D.S. Mob, put together an album.

Six tracks from the original tape you can find on this EP "Process Of Elimination". The whole story you find on the order page.

This unreleased EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on green gold coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

Chopped Herring can 2018, next ...
A: We're Livin'
A: In Tha Company Of Killaz (Remix)
A: Face To Face
B: Master Criminal
B: Process Of Elimination
B: Relentless-Orchard Park & Academy Homes

Produced by Hangmen 3



My special thanks goes to the Wiseguys and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gimme Some More: GSM-002 ft. 45 Brothers

London, the 45 Brothers are back with their second 45rpm on Gimme Some More Records.

After the debut "Showtime" in July 2016 we have now two more instrumentals to hit the turntable and the 45 adapter.

A: Hit Me
B: Own Style

The 7" is limited to 500 copies and is ready for shipment.

Order: bandcamp



My special thanks goes to the 45 Brothers and GSM Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Spasibo: SP45-009 / SP45-011 ft. Andy Cooper

Spasibo is a St. Petersburg based record label specialized in Russian and ex-USSR rare grooves on 7" vinyl.

After the release of various funk & soul records like "The Soul Surfers" there are now two new collaborations with Ugly Duckling MCee Andy Cooper.

Both 7" releases contain two tracks with instrumental versions each.

A: Intensify
A: Intensify (Instrumental)
B: Have A Good Time
B: Have A Good Time (Instrumental)

A: You
A: You (Instrumental)
B: Ride It Out
B: Ride It Out (Instrumental)

Pre-Order: www.vinylism.de
Pre-Order/Listen: www.hhv.de
Digital: bandcamp

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

Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2017

Chopped Herring: CHRO4CHKILLAZ1 ft. Roach Killaz

From the North East of Los Angeles comes producer Stranger Danger, who started producing beats in the year 2000. 

In 2016 he formed the group "Tha Roach Killaz" together with his younger cousin X-Press and the friend Denzer being responsible for rockin' the microphone.

The "Roach Killaz LP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on green coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A: Rollin Fatties
A: Roach Killaz ft. Louie Syntax
A: Bullet Scarz
A: Step Back ft. Chaotic Logic
A: Blaze It Up ft. Grizzly AMX
A: Wack MC's
A: Smoked Out Angeleno Nights ft. Vice The Anti-Hero

B: Reprezent
B: Raid
B: In My Shoes ft. Monz Army & Dialect
B: Sling Blades
B: Talkin Shit ft. Renzoe
B: Sick Of U ft. Hacksaw Raw & Uneek
B: Once Upon A Time

Produced by Stranger Danger, Saker-25's
Cuts by DJ Admit1

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com



My special thanks goes to Stranger Danger and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dope Folks: DF-0087 ft. Stezo

Two years ago Dope Folks Records released 8 tracks by Stezo that were recorded between 1989 to 1996 and it looks like the guys dug out "More Rarities" from the Connecticut MCee.

The second EP features three tracks from a '94 single release and two more from the '97 twelve on Funktown Records. On top there is a Remix from Swedish producer Hands that was featured on his "Payin Dues" series.

This release is limited to 300 copies, 50 on red, 50 on white and 200 on black copies.

A: Bop Ya Headz
A: Shining Star
A: Bonus
A: Mr. S
B: Funky For Ya
B: Where's The Funk At (Hands Remix)
B: Bop Ya Headz (Dub)
B: Shining Star (Dub)

Produced by Steve Williams, K-B, Hands



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

Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2017

Chopped Herring: CHSHYLOW1 ft. Shylow

From the Canadian rap duo "First Division"comes Shylow to finally release is debut album "Please Listen To My Demos" on vinyl. Recorded in the late 90's but previously released on cassette tape (100) only in 2000 Chopped Herring now takes responsibility for a quality vinyl pressing housed in traditions Herring stickered sleeve and adds two exclusive unreleased tracks from the same time.

There is an interview on Chopped Herring that tells you more about Shylow's history and first steps on the hip-hop culture. Enjoy

The album is limited to 350 copies - this first 120 copies come on blue silver mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

A: Prefixed Fate (Original Demo)
A: Manic Depressive
A: Religious Sacrifice
A: From Parts Unknown
A: More Than Life (Original Version)

B: 6th Alias (Extended Version)
B: Restitution (Original Version)
B: 96 Degrees
B: From Parts Unknown Pt II
B: Reign Supreme ft. Silent
B: Flow Chart

Produced by Shylow, James Stang, FEAR, DJ Who Else?, Beat Rapists



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

Sonntag, 3. Dezember 2017

Big Village: BV024V ft. P.Smurf

Big Village is an independent record label representing the new wave of Sydney’s finest Hip Hop artists. Newest release is a 7" by P.Smurf featuring 2 tracks. Worth also to check P.Smurf's previous  release "Abalone".

Lock Outlaws is limited to 150 signed copies and comes in full picture "Smurf In Jail" sleeve.

A: Lock Outlaws ft. DJ Cost
B: For My People ft. Rapaport, Mathas, Nooky & DJ Cost

Produced by Platterpush & Codeks

Order: www.bigvillage.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to P.Smith and Big Village Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 28. November 2017

Roots Forward: RFLP-01 ft. Different Shades Of Black

As promised in November last year the album "Next School Pioneers" from the "Different Shades Of Black" gets a proper vinyl release. After the cassette re-release Roots Forward Records has 300 copies in stickered sleeve available for your order.

In 1995 Peanuts & Corn Records originally released the album "Next School Pioneers. The crew from Winnipeg, Canada consisted of Mista Christ, Scuskotch Tha Ill Lyrasis and Marvelous.

A1: Intro
A2: World Wrath
A3: Ill Compositions
A4: Comprehension ft. DAYO, Da Buda, Dazol Fiend, Roddy Rod

B1: Taylor Made
B2: Game From Truth
B3: Outro
B4: VHS (Bonus Track)

Order: www.rootsforward.com (soon)
Digital: www.peanutsandcorn.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Different Shades Of Black and Roots Forward Records. Big shout out to Jason on the signed test press competition - it got a good home! All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 25. November 2017

Smoke On: SOR-100x ft. Ill Advised


Ill Advised are Baby Blak and Mr. Lish, and together with Rasheed aka Maylay Sparks they released a number of 12''s in the mid to late 90's. 

Ill Advised recorded two albums that were only released in Japan under the “Blue Dolphin” imprint. Ill-Advised were also featured on some Eastern Conference releases and Baby Blak is on the legendary "Open Mic Night" by High & The Mighty.

Smoke On Records releases the album "Can U Smell It" on limited edition vinyl, 500 copies to be pressed. Shipping is scheduled for April 2018.

A: IntroA: Kwestionz
A: Through The Eye
A: Against The Grain ft. Pauly Yams
A: Who I'm Iz
A: Freestyle I Wreck FM
A: Stress

B: Kites To The Streets
B: Names
B: F@!k Ya Head Up!
B: Encore
B: Gimme Tha Mic
B: Roll Call
B: Outro

Produced by Banun Beats, Mighty Mi, DJ Miz, DJ Jazz & Reef

Order: www.facebook.com



My special thanks goes to Ill Advised and Smoke On Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Smoke On: SOR-100x ft. Innersoul

"Beware of the new world order" stated Innersoul when he released "The Theory" in 1996 on cassette tape and CD. At the same time he dropped the 12" single "It's The Right Time" on Mix-It-Up Records.

In cooperation with Smoke On Records the album gets a proper vinyl release for the first time and it's 16 tracks strong including two bonus tracks.

The LP, limited to 500 copies, is scheduled for a delivery in March 2018 and rumors say there will be another vinyl release with more songs from his early discography soon.

A: What About Your Soul
A: How Ya Gonna Do It
A: It's The Right Time
A: Looking For Survival
A: Recognize
A: Whoiszim
A: Rooftop
A: Jump On It
A: All The Way To Music

B: What Is It (Jazz Or Hip-Hop)
B: A Different Type Of Brother
B: Young & Ready
B: It's The Right Time Remix
B: The Theory Of Zen
B: Tragic (Bonus)
B: Wondering (Bonus)

Order: www.facebook.com



My special thanks goes to Innersoul and Smoke On Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 24. November 2017

Self-Released: ft. Rendrz & SheaButter

Second bandcamp release from Rendrz featuring SheaButter on the microphone. Last year the two from Australia dropped their first 7" in a pressing of only 2x20 copies.

This release comes in two different versions, a regular 7" release and a super limited picture disc edition (sold out) containing one track in vocal and instrumental version.  

A: Earth Scars
B: Earth Scars (Instr.)


Lyrics by SheaButter, Rendrz
Produced by Rendrz

Order: www.rendrz.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Rendrz and Sheabutter. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 19. November 2017

Redefinition: RDF-126 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic

The new LP "The Reflecting Sea" from Damu and Raw P is now available from REDEF on limited edition deluxe orange/black colored vinyl LP with lyric poster included. Traditional black wax available too.

Raw Poetic, the MCee from DMV area of Philadelphia who recorded 6 albums as a member of Panacea, 1 album with K-def, 1 album with Kev Brown and recent features with Brous One. Damu the Fudgemunk, DJ & producer from DC, co-owner and artist of Redefinition Records.

There are creators and consumers. One cannot exist without the other, Stitch By Stitch is aiming they find each other. Throughout art, the audience defines quality, but artist has the power to introduce change and shift perception.

Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk entirely produced the new album "The Reflecting Sea", both known as hip hop acts that expand what the genre is known for. The combination of elements from the mix of live instrumentation and sampling to the range of styles.

A: Dawn
A: Zodiac
A: Freedom Funk Chant
A: Free Radicle
B: Master Plans
B: Think Back
B: Calling
B: Raw Poetic's Motif



My special thanks goes to Damu, Raw Poetic and Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig244 ft. Pete Rock

German label and record store Vinyl Digital brought to you the re-releases of Pete Rock's famous "INI" and "Deda" LPs that were originally released as part of the "Lost & Found Series" on Rapstar/BBE in 2003.

As part of a 4 release series Vinyl Digital put on top the Deda Instrumentals and the shortly announced "Lost Sessions" from the INI era.

The Lost Sessions features 10 more instrumentals likely to be from the mid 90's era. 

A: Guitar (Intro)
A: Aretha
A: Blue Monday
A: Brazilian Breeze
A: The Life I Live
B: Flash Back
B: Strung Out
B: Vibes
B: Rest Easy Phife
B: Think Twice

Order: www.vinyl-digital.com
Listen: www.spotify.com

My special thanks goes to Vinyl Digital, Pete Rock, INI and Deda. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 10. November 2017

Back2DaSource: 124-000B2DS ft. Pudgee

Back2DaSource and Pudgee continue their corporate journey with another release dated to 1995.

Two tracks recorded with the intention of becoming part of Pudgee's classic sophomore album "King of New York" pressed on a limited edition picture disc.

The 7" picture disc will be limited to 300 copies with stickered sleeve.

A: Down For My Crown ft. Bas Blasta
B: Your Hood Is My Hood

Produced by DJ Soul Gee and Nikke Nikole
Presented by DJ Clue

Order: www.back2dasourcerecords.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Pudgee and Back2DaSource Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 7. November 2017

Ruff Roosta: RRR-001 ft. Da Odd Kuple

It happened in Jamaica, Queens, 1992, when producer Thyst (Jewels Of Da Nine) met the two MC's Lyrisik and Kompound at a local barbershop:

"Da Odd Kuple" were just starting with the lyrics for "Bizzum Wit Sum Lyrisissum" and acutally met Thyst at the right time being on the lookout for the right beats. Together they started recording songs at Firehouse Studio, the spot in Brooklyn at that time, where artists like the Wu-Tang Clan, Masta Ace, Mobb Deep or Gang Starr recorded their music. 

The songs got never released - until now, 25 years later Ruff Roosta Records with support by Art Of Rec. proudly present the 8-track EP.

The EP is limited to 300 copies coming in full color 3mm spine sleeve, press sheet and black poly inner sleeve.

A: Powerful Impack
A: Distance
A: Give Em Sum Mo
A: Bizzum Wit Sum Lyrisissum
B: Mood 2 Swing
B: Where Ya At
B: Powerful Impack (Instrumental)
B: Distance (Instrumental)

Produces by Thyst between 1992 and 1993



My special thanks goes to The Art Of Records, Tryst and Da Odd Kuple. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.