Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017

Dope Folks: DF-0085 ft. Screamin' & Cryin'

Skwerm and Matisse are "Screamin & Crying" how present in cooperation with Dope Folks Records a never before released EP titled "Two Tears In A Bucket". Matisse, the producer and Skwerm, the MC, recorded the EP in 1992 in Greensboro, NC

They released their only record in 1988 on Popular Records under the name Faze Too. Their “Two Tears In A Bucket” EP was never presented to record labels and so we get here 6 unreleased studio tracks and 1 track that was done for Raleigh Radio. 

This EP is limited to 300 copies, 50 colored copies and 250 black copies, never to be repressed.

A: Two Tears In A Bucket (Intro)
A: Pound Cake ft. Dow Jonez
A: Mr. Get It On
A: Puppet Show

B: Screamin' & Cryin'
B: Mary Jane Next Door
B: Wax Master Torney Music Showcase
B: Custom Track 

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



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

Samstag, 15. Juli 2017

MUJ: ft. Heavy Links


"Step Up To Get Your Rep Up" is the title of Heavy Links debut LP which delivers 11 tracks of Lincolnshire's finest hip-hop crew

Straight up sample based Hip Hop from El Tel on the MPC, DJ Donnie Propa with those dope cuts on the hooks, and the individual and impressive flows from both Habitat and El Tel on the vocals. 

The limited edition vinyl LP comes in screen printed sleeve by Squared Roots, design by Dreg and photography by Mighty Vision.

A: Intro
A: Mic Check
A: Still The Same Crew 
A: Forget ill
A: Diggin
A: Rope Chain Hierarchy
B: Represent To The Fullest
B: Keep At It
B: On The Real
B: Blue Thunder
B: You Know What The Deal Is

Beats: El Tel
Vocals: El Tel, Habitat 
Cuts: Donnie Propa

Order: www.mujbeats.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Heavy Links and MUJ. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Beat House: BH-105 ft. Djar One & Andy Cooper

Djar One is back on wax with his 5th 45 vinyl release and this time he's featuring Ugly Duckling MCee Andy Cooper.

The flip side is a collaboration with the Japanese MC RYT from the world-famous Serpat Crew.

Same as for the 4 previous released the 45 is limited to 300 copies.

Highly recommend to check his full discography bringing you a breakbeat type of collection with instrumental tracks but also features like Venemous2000 or Carpetface.

A: The Get Down ft. Andy Cooper
B: My World ft. RYT

Pre-Order: www.beatshouse.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Djar One, Andy Cooper and Beat House. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Self-Released: ft. Scorzayzee

Born in the Robin Hood City (Nottingham),
Scor-Zay-Zee started rhyming in 1993 being only 15 years old.

One year later hehe joined a group named "Out Da Ville" who was collaborating with producers
like DJ Vadim or The Creators.

Scorz got also featured on the Freestyle Frenzy 12” with legends like Masta Ace,Wordsworth or Canibus.

Being absent from the music scene for years Scorz released the crowd funded fan album "Aeon:Peace To The Puzzle" in 2015. The 2LP is 28 track strong and features Chester P, Tragedy Khaddaffi, Ali Vegas, The P Brothers, Nick stez, Juga-naut, DJ Fever, Nina Smith, Joy Mumford, Mecca:83, TheElementz, Cappo, Vandal Savage, Dom P, and Daudi Matsiko.

Scorz's latest release is a 6 track EP titled "Illa Scorz" which is now up for pre-order (crownd funding) right here: www.qrates.com. Also get a listen on the 6 tracks via previous link.

A: Illa Thoughtz
A: Illa Soul
A: Illa World
B: Illa Mindstate
B: Deep Space Illa
B: Illa Sigmund


My special thanks goes to Scorzayzee for posting it on SBS FB page. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 10. Juli 2017

AE: AE025 ft. Nilla

Nilla is a female MC and producer from Canada. Their debut album Valkyrie got released on CD and cassette tape last year 2016 via AE / Droppin' Science.

The vinyl release was slightly delayed, however AE has just announced that the vinyl pressing is on the way. The first customers will receive their test press copies within a week or two.

Valkyrie is entirely produced by famous Canadian producer Ghettosocks who released his album "Treat Of The Day" on Slice Of Spice Records in 2015.

A: Discovery
A: H.I.R
A: Skydive
A: Trustoleum
B: Whoa Man
B: The Sharper Blade
B: Walk Away

C: Diamond Mind
C: Any Given Moment
C: Coconut Waters
C: The Illness
D: Sunshowers
D: Gypsy Child
D: Through The Dark




My special thanks goes to AE, Nille and Ghettosocks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

AE: AE026 ft. Cut Beetlez & Soundsci

Cut Beetlez is a Finnish DJ and producer duo which is keen on keeping hip-hop innovative. HP Lovescratch and J-MAN have listened, absorbed and made hip hop for a lifetime.

Their upcoming vinyl single release "Droppin' Needles" will be dropped on AE Recordings and features vocals from the Soundci MCees Audessey, Oxygen & UGeorge.

Big shout out to Mr Krum for the very creative test press cover design.

A: Main Mix
A: Main Mix Instrumental
A: Bonus Beats
A: Beetlez Cuts
B: Remix
B: Remix Instrumental
B: Accapella

Produced by Cut Beetlez

Order: www.ae-productions.co.uk



My special thanks goes to AE, Cut Beetlez and Soundsci. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 7. Juli 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOZ4501 ft. Doz Funky Baztardz

After the release of two full EPs in 2014 with six tracks each recorded between 93-95, Chopped Herring Records releases two more hits that were recently found on masters.

"Frequency" is such a dope track that Bob couldn't resist to release it quickly. On the flip we get the previously unreleased "Unholy Matrimony" from 1996. Flo'Rida !!!

This 7" is limited to 350 copies.


A: Frequency
B: Unholy Matrimony



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

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

We Stay True: WSTV-004 ft. Confucius MC & Mr Brown


We Stay True proudly present the project "The Artform", a collaboration between Confucius MC and Mr Brown.

Both share the passion for art, film, hip hop and put together all the elements for "The Artwork" project. Mr Brown’s production by the use of samples with Confucius filling the beats with intelligent lyrics and superb flow 

UK hip hop legend JEHST was drafted in for the only feature on the project, adding his unmistakable lyricism to the track "The Art-Form Pt.2" and helping out with some executve production work to complete the project.

The vinyl release is a limited edition of 250 copies on clear frosted vinyl with exclusive instrumentals plus a 20 page booklet featuring artwork, lyrics and digital download.

A: Artiste
A: The Art-Form
A: Different Ending
A: Sincere Love
A: The Art-Form Pt.2 ft. Jehst
A: Eye Of The Beholder
A: An I Me

B: Artiste (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form (Instrumental)
B: Different Ending (Instrumental)
B: Sincere Love (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form Pt.2 (Instrumental)
B: Eye Of The Beholder (Instrumental)
B: An I Me (Instrumental)

Order: www.westaytrue.bigcartel.com
Digital: www.westaytrue.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Confucius MC, Mr Brown and We Stay True. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 30. Juni 2017

PQuest Revivals: ft. R.A.S. Posse


R.A.S. Posse aka "Riddem And Soul" is the innovative collaboration of US producer Soul Gee Panamanian Reggae MC Bigga Don who founded the group in Brooklyn, NYC in the 90's.

The duo was the first group signed to LaFace Records who later signed artists like TLC, Boyz 2 Men, Usher, Outkast, Ciara and many others. Unfortunately the label never released something by the group. They also played a role in the movie "House Party 3".

Up for grabs is the first part of their previously unreleased album, limited to only 100 copies on green vinyl housed in a stickered sleeve.

Order: www.pquestrevivals.bigcartel.com

A: You Are No Different From Me ft. Robbie Irie
A: Competition
A: Hey Little Girl ft. Robbie Irie
B: Riddem And Soul
B: Mind Your Business
B: Well Run Dry ft. Robbie Irie



My special thanks goes to pQuest Revival and R.A.S. Posse. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Musicinyaear: 1010 ft. Powerule


"In the late 80's and early 90's Powerule stood century as the vanguard of an eventual Latin explosion in Hip Hop." In 1991 Powerule released their debut album Volume 1” on Interscope Records that featured Leaders of The New School, Large Professor & Kurious Jorge.

In the mid 90s they released a list of classic singles such as "Dawn to Dusk”, "Bright Lights Big City", "Rock Your Knot Quick" , "Heatin Up" & “Well Connected” with production from Mark Ronson, Erick Sermon & VIC (Beatnuts).

Twenty years later they return with support by Large Professor and D.I.T.C.'s Lord Finesse. These 2 tracks are from their full length album “Anomaly Reloaded” available on a limited edition eco-friendly CD pack - unfortunately no vinyl yet. 

This limited 7" vinyl release got pressed in the edition of 350 pieces housed in full color picture sleeve.

A: Glorify N Praise
B: Get Right ft. Sonny Banks

Produced by Large Professor, Lord Finesse



My special thanks goes to Powerule, Large Pro, Finesse, Musicinyear & Red Line Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

B-Line: BLN-023 ft. Various


Every now and then B-Line Recordings drums up friends and collaboration partners to record and release an EP that truly represents the sound of this great UK based label.

The 4th edition of this EP series delivers 10 tracks on black wax housed in the traditional stickered sleeve - after orange, purple and yellow-green - #4 is designed with a blue label.

Check out the high number of features in the track list below.

A: One For The Road ft. El Eye, The Printers Devil
A: Painkiller ft. Chrome, Illinspired, Whirlwind D, Super JB
A: The Element ft. JabbaThaKut, The Terrible
A: Mad Wild ft. Beattrix, Native Styles
A: Everlasting ft. DJ Tones, T.S. One

B: Crew Dominance ft. Crease, Uncle Mic Nitro, JabbaThaKut
B: Syllable Killer ft. Jebbarish
B: Not A Love Song ft. Specifik, Project Cee
B: The VOMB Squad ft. Junior Disprol, Chud Jackson
B: Impossible ft. Cosm, JabbaThaKut

Order: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to B-Line Recordings and all artists involved in the project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOEV45 ft. King Doe V

Listen to these two previously unreleased tracks from 1991 - 1993 by King Doe V, entirely produced by Su-Preme who also took care of Da Last Future and Hell Razah EPs both dropped on Chopped Herring Records.

Doe V's debut and so far only release came 1987 on legendary Fresh Records, home of e.g. EPMD, Just Ice or Stezo. The 12" featured 4 versions of the track "Shamalama".

This 7" release is limited to 350 copies.

A: Knuckle Up
B: Heavy

Produced by Su-Preme

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com



My special thanks goes to Doe V, Su-Preme and Chopped Herring. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chem: ft. Big Block Silvers

From Oceanside, California MC Blame One hooks up with the production of Harry Apollo and live instrumentation of JonJ to create a raw hip hop EP under the group name Big Block Silvers.

Celebrating a true 90's sound the combo gets mastering support by Thes One from P.U.T.S. for Piecelock 70.

The Bold EP is a limited edition of 150 copies on transparent blue vinyl housed in full color picture sleeve. Copies on bandcamp already sold out, however one link I have for the true blog followers below.

A: Jack Sparrow
A: Understanding
A: Intermediaries
B: Crime In the City
B: Run the Show
B: Foreverrrr 

Order: www.hhv.de or check your trusted record store
Digital: www.bigblocksilvers.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Blame One and Big Block Silvers. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHHAHYEEM01 ft. Hahyeem


Chopped Herring Records presents Bronx up & comin MC, Hahyeem. The 19 year old lyricist recorded his debut EP "Silence" two years ago at the age of 17 and released it digitally via bandcamp n January 2017.

The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz ... listen!

The "Silance" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on blue pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: No Purpose
A2: You Neva Know
A3 The Life I Chose

B1: My Time (Skit)
B2: Missing The Game
B3: The Life & Times Of Hahyeem
B4: Seasons ft. Amber

Produced by Inna Attic Crookz.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com
Digital: www.hahyeem.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Hahyeem, Chopped Herring and Inna Attic Crookz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHMEYH3MLP004 ft. Meyhem Lauren

Taken from the 2009 debut release "Self Induced Illness" Mayhem Lauren and Chopped Herring Records present nine more Mayhem Lauren tracks for the first time pressed on vinyl.

The LP is housed in a fine picture sleeve with artwork by Mark 563.

The "Terminal Illness" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear & orange coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: Terminal Illness ft. AG Da Coroner
A2: Cash Is King
A3: Verbal Snapshots
A4: Amigo
A5: 7000 Thoughts

B1: Got the Recipe ft. Action Bronson
B2: Heavy Cream
B3. The Geneva Conference ft. Bags, Action Bronson, Science, Animal, Jay Steele
B4: Respect My Honesty



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

Montag, 5. Juni 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-004 ft. Andy Cooper & more

Alright, let's see what German imprint Origu has in the pipeline. First of all there is another 7" featuring Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper. The two tracks come off his brand new digital EP "Action!"

After the "Room To Breeze" single its the second collaboration and hopefully there are more to come.

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

A: Action!
B: Don't Hold The Feeling In

Produced by Andy Cooper




Order: www.origu.de

Origu: ORIGU45-005 ft. Deep Breez


While we're talking there is another 7" that deserves your attention. The project "Deep Breez" is a collaboration of Breez Evahflowin' and Big Depp (from 2 Hungy Bros). Yeah, Breez Evahflowin' is back on the scene! This first release reveals their passion for comics over an energetic boom bap beat. On the flip side they deliver a NYC collaboration of Breez (Stronghold), P.so The Earthtone King (AOK Collective), Jise One (Arsonists), and DJ Static . Both tracks are part the "Bring Out Your Dead" EP coming soon on HiPNOTT Records.


Order: www.origu.de

My special thanks goes to Origu Records, Andy Cooper, Breez, Deep and all involved in the two releases. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Rocafort: ROC-017 ft. DJ Format & Abdominal

Rocafort Records, diggin in the crates for the old, fresh and current sound. The latest 7” release presents DJ Format & Abdominal reminding you why you may be pushing 40 but can’t turn your back on the funky hip-hop thing.

The new album "Still Hungry" came earlier this year and you might have checked it here on the blog in February already.

The 7" features two tracks of the LP and is a dope addition to the collection. Format & Abdominal, these two mature B-boys continue with what they do best ...

A: We're Back
B: Diamond Hammer

Produced by DJ Format
Lyrics by Abdominal
Artwork by Aaron Bird

Order: www.rocafortrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to DJ Forma, Abdominal and Rocafort Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Fever / Waxnerds: SF-830 ft. Most Wanted

"Calm Down" is a 1989 random rap classic from the trio Ill Most Wanted who consisted of Sharif, D.V.S. and Mr. Action. It was engineered by famous Ivan Doc Rodriquez.

The song was part of their self-titled album which came out the same year on Fever Records.

The Waxnerds is a "short run" record label project which got started last year by Mark-One, Matt Love 1 and Jamez Gant. The 1st release came in 2016 followed by their 2nd single "Calm Down" b/w "Moments".

Because of the very limited edition (30 copies on clear vinyl) and the straight distribution via Instagram this edit of "Calm Down" becomes now available to a bigger audience.

A: Calm Down (Original)
B: Calm Down (Matt Love Edit)

Produced by Charlie Chase
Edited by Matt Love 1

Buy / Listen: www.hhv.dewww.juno.co.uk



My special thanks goes to Most Wanted and Matt Love 1. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Solid Gold: SGS-004 ft. Nas


In the fourth installment of 14KT's Solid Gold Seven's series, he takes Nas's "Understanding", an early 90's loosie where God's Son went in over Dennis Edwards classic "Don't Look Any Further", and beats up the original sample along with Ashley's Roachclip break.

For those that know these two pieces also were used to create Eric B & Rakim's Paid In Full, hence the "Further Paid RMX" title.

This 7" is limited to 200 copies on gold colored vinyl. The previous 7" were on high demand, act fast - I remember how tricky it was to get the Biggie release.


A: Understanding Remix
B: Understanding Remix Instrumental

Produced by 14KT

Order: www.fatbeats.com (Int.)
Order: www.juno.co.uk (EU)



My special thanks goes to 14KT and Solid Gold, much respect to Nasir Jones. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Southpaw-Chop: SPCWX-012 ft. DJ Koco

Japanese producer Southpaw-Chop in preparation of his next 7" release. It's another self-released 45RPM involving the great DJ Koco.

DJ Koco is very famous for his mixtapes like "Independent Vol. 1 (2001) or "Who Got The Flava? (2004)".

The fine selection of dope and rare indie / random rap tracks from hard to find wax make them a collectors item.


A: Funky Soul Brother ft. DJ Koco
B: Down On It

Producer: Southpaw-Chop

Order: www.southpawchop.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Southpaw-Chop and DJ Koco. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

PQuest Revivals: ft. Hands

Hands is a Swedish DJ and beatmaker who has been producing beats and remixes for almost 20 years. On the vinyl LP "Payin' Dues" he collects some of his illest remix taken from the series "Dues Paid".

This edition features remixes from Artifacts, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Mad Skills, L.O.T.U.G., and more.

This vinyl pressing is limited to 100 copies only and comes in stickered sleeve.

A: Artifacts - Wrong Side Of Da Tracks Remix
A: Jamal - Keep It Real Remix
A: 4th Quarter - C-Notes & Grants Remix
A: Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor Remix
A: Ak Skills - Nights Of Fear Remix
A: D&D Crew - 1, 2, Pass It Remix

B: L.O.T.U.G. - Tic Toc Remix
B: Baaad Influence - BunWatcher Remix
B: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Take You There Remix
B: Double XX Posse - Money Talks Remix
B: Stezo - Where’s The Funk At Remix

Produced and remixed by Hands



My special thanks goes to Hands, thanks Christian for the heads up. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 19. Mai 2017

Six2Six: ft. Constant Deviants

My collection is full of Constant Deviants releases and it's about time to fill the gap the "Diamond" LP left.

In 1998, when Constant Deviants were fresh on the scene, the duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt released the track “Can’t Stop” .

Now, 14 years later and with their latest album "Diamond", Constant Deviants are revisiting the track with a sequel, of sorts, fittingly titled “Won’t Stop.”

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost. Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now, promoted in the two posts before this one.

A: (Intro)
A: RAW (Diamond)
A: Gangster Boogie
A: One , Two
A: Top 10
A: Chill
A: It's Ok
A: Man Alone

B: Here I Come
B: It's All Love
B: Victory
B: B My Pleasure
B: Krush Groove
B: Point Blank
B: Im Sayin'

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Constant Deviant and Six2Six Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six ft. Rome & DJ Cutt

ROME'S CUTTS is a powerful combo of emcee ROME and Constant Deviant's DJ Cutt. The two created 10 hard hitting tracks who got first available on cassette tape for a cassette store day bundle release.

"Completely comfortable in their own unique lane they use dusted funk, prog rock, soul, and jazz tapestries really speaks to audiences.

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost.

Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now,  promoted in the posts before and after this one.

A: Intro
A: The Declaration
A: Nuvah Dai In A Life
A: How We Gon Eat
A: Helpless (free)
A: Stick To The Rules ft. M.I.

B: Lil B!%$H
B: 4 The People ft. BOSCH & M.I.
B: Elements
B: Frisky Business
B: On Ya' Square!
B: Poison

Produced by DJ Cutt



My special thanks goes to Rome, Cutt and the entire Six2Six fame. Special shout out to Setrule. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six: ft. M.I.

Mr. Impossible is M.I. of Constant Deviants. He says "Psychadelic 60's refers to the time of social, musical and artistic change influenced by encouraged unity, the breaking down of boundaries, the heightening of political awareness, empathy with others, and the questioning of authority."

Anyhow the 1960s was a decade of social revolution full of historical movements, new technology, and popular culture. It was also considered the Psychedelic Era because of the commonly initiated drug influence. Psychedelic tendencies altered the artwork, films, and music of this time period.

The album got first available as part of a cassette store day bundle release. A very limited vinyl edition of 100 copies is now available - probably for a short time only. Also check the two more records offered by Six2Six Records now, you can find it in the next blogposts.

A: What The 1960s Did To (America)
A: Saint Johns
A: Listening
A: Puppet ft. Steve Colossal
A: Fred
A: Giles
A: Spinach 2
A: Psych Fudge ft. ROME

B: War
B: Traffic Feeling
B: Quicksilver
B: Sabbath 2
B: Lateef
B: Buffalo
B: Delph

Produced and mixed by M.I.

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to M.I. and the whole Six2Six fame. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.


Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Play That Records: PT-005 ft. DJ Nice & Dirt Platoon

"48 Bars" continues ... After the 7" release featuring guest MC A.G. (from D.I.T.C.) DJ Nice put together a EP with Dirt Platoon in collaboration with various producer friends putting together a long list of remixes.

The Nice from Toulouse starts with his original version followed by French guy Low Cuts and the Effizienz guys DJ Brans and Street Wyze.

The B-side is also full of well known producers like Modesty and Duke who have also been presented on Stitch By Stitch.

A: DJ Nice Original
A: DJ Low Cuts Remix
A: DJ Brans Remix
A: Street Wyze Remix
A: DJ Nice Original (Instrumental)

B: DJ Modesty Remix
B: DJ Veekash Remix
B: DJ Duke Remix
B: 16 Bars Remix (Instrumentals)
B: Scratch That!

The 48 bars EP is limited to 300 copies and comes in full color sleeve. 


My special thanks goes to DJ Nice, Dirt Platoon, DJ Low Cut, DJ Brans ... ah all the remix producers involved in this project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.